Al Hoffman

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo ( The Magic Song )

Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba ( My Bambino Go To Sleep )

( The ) Hawaiian Wedding Song  ( Ke Kali Nei Au )

Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )

I Can't Remember   NOT RELEASED  Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Ivy Rose

Little Man You've Had A Busy Day

Kiss Me and Kiss Me and Kiss Me ( Tre Voite Baciami )

Mi Casa, Su Casa  ( My House Is Your House )

Moon Talk

Papa Loves Mambo

Al Hoffman (September 25, 1902 – July 21, 1960) was a Russian born American song composer. He was a hit songwriter active in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, usually co-writing with others and responsible for number one hits through each decade, many of which are still sung and recorded today. He was posthumously made a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984. The popularity of Hoffman's song, "Mairzy Doats", co-written with Jerry Livingston and Milton Drake, was such that newspapers and magazines wrote about the craze. Time magazine titled one article "Our Mairzy Dotage". The New York Times simply wrote the headline, "That Song".

Hoffman's songs were recorded by Frank Sinatra ("Close To You", "I'm Gonna Live Until I Die"), Billy Eckstine ("I Apologize") Perry Como ("Papa Loves Mambo", "Hot Diggity"), Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong ("Who Walks In When I Walk Out"), Nat "King" Cole, Tony Bennett, the Merry Macs, Sophie Tucker, Eartha Kitt, Patsy Cline, Patti Page ("Allegheny Moon"), Bette Midler, and most everyone who was a star of that era. In October, 2007, Hoffman's "I'm Gonna Live Til I Die" was the lead single from Queen Latifah's album, "Trav'lin' Light".

Though Hoffman had apparently little connection to Chicago, he wrote the Chicago Bears fight song "Bear Down, Chicago Bears" in 1941 under the pseudonym Jerry Downs.

 

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