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James F. Mchugh, American composer. Recipient Presidential Citation Certificate of Merit, 1947; Man of Year award 1955; Court of Honor award American Legion, 1960. Command performance before Queen of England and Duke of Edinburgh, 1951, also citations and plaques from Los Angeles City Council.


Mchugh, James F. was born on July 10, 1894 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James Andrew and Julia Anne (Collins) Mchugh.


Student St. John’s Prep. Student Holy Cross College (Massachusetts).


Composer (popular songs) I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby”.


  • Other Work

    • Composer (popular songs) I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby”. I’m in the Mood for Love”. South American Way,” for Carmen Miranda.

      Hiting a New High,” for Lily Pons. Cuban Love Song,” for Lawrence Tibbett. Youre a Sweetheart,” for Alice Fay.

      For the Deanna Durbin pictures: My Own,” I Love to Whistle,” You’re Pretty as a Picture,” Black Birds of 1928

    • ” International Review for Gertrude Lawrence and Harry Richman. (songs) Exactly Like You,” On the Sunny Side of the Street,” Streets of Paris,” 1938. (scores for motion pictures) My Dancing Lady, Dinner at Eight, That Certain Age, Mad About Music, Seven Days Leave, Happy Go Lucky, Hers to Hold, (Broadway musical songs) Strip for Action, 1956.

      Also song hit of aviators of World World War II, Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer

    • ” Say a Prayer for the Boys Over There,” for Deanna Durbin. Songs for Frank Sinatra’s first picture, Higher and Higher,” I Couldn’t Sleep a Wink Last Night” and The Music Stopped,” also 8th and 9th United States war bond official songs: Buy, Buy a Bond. We’ve Got Another Bond to Buy.

      (popular song) Hubba, Hubba, Hubba. Song, It’s A Most Unusual Day, for picture, A Date With Judy. Songs for Broadway musical show I Must Have That Man, Winter Garden Theatre, 1948, Home Before Dark for Jean Simmons film of same name, 1958, United States Navy recruiting song The Navy Swings (special citation), Reach for Tomorrow for Ella Fitzgerald film Let No Man Write My Epitaph, Where the Hot Wind Blows for Gina Lollobrigida, First Lady Waltz for Mistress John F. Kennedy.

      Other songs include, Don’t Blame Me, I Feel a Song Comin’ On, When My Sugar Walks Down the Street, Lost in a Fog, Let’s Get Lost, Can’t Get Out of this Mood, I’m Shooting High, Lovely Lady, Diga, Diga, Doo, Where Are You?, With All My Heart, There’s Something in the Air, Where the Lazy River Goes, With a Banjo on My Knee, You’ve Got Me this Way, I’d Know You Anywhere, The Bad Humor Man, Something for the Boys, Nob Hill, Doll Face, I Wish We Didn’t Have to Say Goodnight, I’m in the Middle of Nowhere, I Walked in with My Eyes Wide Open, Hubba, Hubba, Hubba, Here Comes Heaven Again. Scores for Smash-Up, Hit Parade of 1947, Calendar Girl, If You Knew Susie, His Kind of Woman. Appeared on numerous television shows including Patti Page, Perry Como, Ed Sullivan, Arthur Murray, Kate Smith.

      Hollywood Bowl Concert, 1959, 62, Pasadena Symphony Concert, 1960, Seattle World’s Fair, 1962, A.S.C.A.P. Concert, Lincoln Center, New York City. Television spectaculars. Chairman Beverly Hills American Red Cross, 1959-1960, Founder, president Jimmy McHugh Polio Foundation, Jimmy McHugh Charities, Incorporated.


Served with Massachusetts Cavalry, 1917.; Member A.S.C.A.P. (vice president, director), Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce (past president, director), The Amateur Athletic Union of the United States (life.


James Andrew Mchugh

Julia Anne (Collins) Mchugh