A report on Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly

Jimmy Campbell (born James Alexander Campbell-Tyrie; 5 April 1903–19 August 1967) and Reg Connelly (born Reginald John Connelly; 22 October 1895–23 September 1963) were English songwriters and music publishers.

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Try a Little Tenderness

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"Try a Little Tenderness" is a song written by Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, and Harry M. Woods.

An Ancient Order of Froth Blowers handkerchief, a humorous British charitable organisation, with the lyrics "The more we are together.."

The More We Get Together

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Traditional American children's song.

Traditional American children's song.

An Ancient Order of Froth Blowers handkerchief, a humorous British charitable organisation, with the lyrics "The more we are together.."

British songwriters Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly, under the pseudonym Irving King, claimed authorship in 1926 as the official song of the Ancient Order of Froth Blowers, with lyrics, "...The more we are together the merrier we'll be..." King said it was "founded on an old air".

Redding in 1967

Otis Redding

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American singer and songwriter.

American singer and songwriter.

Redding in 1967
"Otis Redding Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay", statue in Gateway Park by Bradley Cooley and Bradley Cooley, Jr of Bronze By Cooley, 2003

In late 1966, Redding returned to the Stax studio and recorded several tracks, including "Try a Little Tenderness", written by Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly and Harry M. Woods in 1932.

A detail from an Ancient Order of Froth Blowers handkerchief. "Ale Fellow, Well Met!"

Ancient Order of Froth Blowers

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Humorous British charitable organisation "to foster the noble Art and gentle and healthy Pastime of froth blowing amongst Gentlemen of-leisure and ex-Soldiers".

Humorous British charitable organisation "to foster the noble Art and gentle and healthy Pastime of froth blowing amongst Gentlemen of-leisure and ex-Soldiers".

A detail from an Ancient Order of Froth Blowers handkerchief. "Ale Fellow, Well Met!"
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A detail from the handkerchief – the "Motor Mascot".
A pair of Ancient Order of Froth Blower cufflinks.

Their song The More We Are Together, an adaptation of Oh du lieber Augustin specially written by the pseudonymous Irving King, was heard everywhere.

Show Me the Way to Go Home

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Popular song written in 1925 by the English songwriting team Jimmy Campbell Tyrie and Reg Connelly, using the pseudonym "Irving King".

Popular song written in 1925 by the English songwriting team Jimmy Campbell Tyrie and Reg Connelly, using the pseudonym "Irving King".

The music and lyrics were written in 1925 by Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly.

If I Had You (1928 song)

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"If I Had You" is a 1928 song by "Irving King" (Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly) with Ted Shapiro.

Sheet music cover featuring Rudy Vallée

Goodnight Sweetheart (Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly song)

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British popular song written in 1931.

British popular song written in 1931.

Sheet music cover featuring Rudy Vallée

"Goodnight, Sweetheart" was written in 1931 by the song-writing team of Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly.

Betty Balfour

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English screen actress, popular during the silent era, and known as the "British Mary Pickford" and "Britain's Queen of Happiness".

English screen actress, popular during the silent era, and known as the "British Mary Pickford" and "Britain's Queen of Happiness".

Her marriage with composer Jimmy Campbell went on the rocks in 1941 after ten years, a try of a comeback at the theatre failed in 1952.