And it was all due to Frank. The Fifties was a good time for second-time-arounds in the Kennedy catalogue. Until the Beatles came along, Britain's pop industry was a small parochial thing reeling under a barrage of Yank imports, over-played, over-sexed and over here. The composers' professional body, the Performing Right Society, even called for severe protectionist measures, under which American songs could only have been played as part of an elaborate transatlantic-exchange musical-quota system, which would have been very economically disadvantageous to the Old Country once the Fab Four, the Stones, Elton John et al came along.
Yet, for three decades in the mid-century heyday of the American standard song, Jimmy Kennedy was the British Isles' one-man exception that proved the general rule. Perhaps Kennedy was too good at writing "American". Still, I would have liked to have heard Sinatra sing "Harbour Lights", a Kennedy ballad inspired by seeing a friendly country pub's shingle through an English fog.
Come to think of it, I'd quite like to have heard Frank sing one of Kennedy's earliest hits, "The Teddy Bears' Picnic", and put its peculiarly English tweeness into a death match with Billy May's slurping saxes. Toward the end of his life, Jimmy Kennedy wrote a cantata for peace in Northern Ireland, but it's hard to see what Sinatra LP that would fit on, except perhaps as a faintly surreal Gaelic diversion on the "Future" concept album of his Trilogy set.
As for Michael Carr, I never met him, but every old Denmark Streeter tells stories about him — including the one about how, broke as usual, he went to see his publisher one Friday afternoon in hopes of a fifty-quid advance to tide him over till Monday.
As was his wont, he collapsed on the floor in reception and professed to be dying, and gasped through ever slower breaths from the carpet that his final wish was to see Jimmy Phillips one last time. Jimmy's office is next door.
Carr stood up, dusted himself off, went next door, and fell on the carpet all over again. He composed a couple of instrumental hits for the Shadows, and in wrote a blockbuster hit for "Jacky" - the great Jackie Lee, who sang back-up vocals for everyone from Engelbert Humperdinck, on "Release Me", to Jimi Hendrix, on "Hey, Joe". Carr's hit for her was "White Horses", the theme to a TV show that was the delight of every pony-loving schoolgirl for season after season.
He didn't have to worry about back rent for long. A couple of months later, he collapsed on the floor, this time for real. The chancer was all out of chances, and he'd never need a couple of fivers for the pub again. Just for a tender while I kissed the smile Upon her face For it was fiesta And we were so gay….
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