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Charles Rinker was an American lyricist who worked frequently with Gene de Paul and Bob Rothberg, among others. His older brother, Al Rinker, was one of the famous Rhythm Boys with Bing Crosby in the late 1920s. His sister, Mildred Bailey, was a popular and influential American jazz singer during the 1930s.[1]

His mother, Josephine, was an enrolled member of the Coeur d'Alene people[2] and a devout Roman Catholic.[3] His father, Charles, played fiddle and called square dances. His mother played piano every evening after supper. His brother was vocalist and composer Al Rinker. His sister, Mildred Bailey, was a popular and influential American jazz singer during the 1930s.[4][5]

Charles Rinker wrote twenty-seven songs with Gene de Paul,[6] including "Your Name is Love", which has been recorded by George Shearing, Nancy Wilson, and others.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Giddins, Gary (January 2001). Bing Crosby: a pocketful of dreams: the early years, 1903-1940. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 0-316-88188-0.
  2. ^ Miller, John. "Idaho tribe: 'Mrs. Swing' was Indian", The Wenatchee World, March 16, 2012; retrieved March 27, 2012.
  3. ^ Giddins, Gary (January 2001). Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams: The Early Years, 1903–1940. Little, Brown and Company. p. 95. ISBN 0-316-88188-0.
  4. ^ Giddins, Gary (January 2001). Bing Crosby: a pocketful of dreams: the early years, 1903-1940. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 0-316-88188-0.
  5. ^ "Death Takes Mildred Bailey, Blues Singer" Archived 2015-07-06 at the Wayback Machine, Seattle Daily Times, December 13, 1951.
  6. ^ "Songwriters Hall of Fame detailed song list for Gene De Paul". Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2011-09-22.