Irving Kahal

Irving Kahal (March 5, 1903, Houtzdale, Pennsylvania – February 7, 1942, New York City) was a popular American Jewish song lyricist active in the 1920s and 1930s. He is best remembered for his collaborations with composer Sammy Fain which started in 1926 when Kahal was working in vaudeville sketches written by Gus Edwards. Their collaboration lasted 16 years, until Kahal's death in 1942.

Among many fine songs, the stand-out was "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" on which Pierre Norman lent a hand, which was sung by Maurice Chevalier in the film ''The Big Pond'' (1930) effectively becoming his signature tune, and featured by Frank Sinatra on his magisterial album ''Songs For Swingin' Lovers''.

The Fain/Kahal catalogue also includes "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella" (1928) with Francis Wheeler, "Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine" (1929) with Willie Raskin, "By a Waterfall" (1930), "When I Take My Sugar to Tea" (1931) with Pierre Norman, "I Can Dream, Can't I?" (1938) and "I'll Be Seeing You", which was written in 1938, but became a hit in 1943 especially among the families of servicemen sent overseas.

In 1970, Irving Kahal was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Fain, Sammy, 1902-
Published 1934
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by Fain, Sammy, 1902-1989.
Published 1938
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by Fain, Sammy, 1902-1989.
Published 1927
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by Carroll, Jack
Published 1926
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by Davis, Benny, 1895-1979.
Published 1927
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by Weems, Ted.
Published 1938
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by Fiorito, Ted, 1900-1971.
Published 1936
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Published 2006
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Published 2006
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Published 1999
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Published 2006
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Published 2004
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Published 2018
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by Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998.
Published 2002
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by Dearie, Blossom.
Published 1992
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Published 2004
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Published 1997
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Published 2016
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Published 2009
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