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Vernon Duke

Vernon Duke (10 October [O.S. 27 September] 1903 – 16 January 1969) was an American composer/songwriter, who also wrote under his original name, Vladimir Dukelsky. He is best known for "Taking a Chance on Love" with lyrics by Ted Fetter and John Latouche (1940), "I Can't Get Started" with lyrics by Ira Gershwin (1936), "April in Paris" with lyrics by E. Y. ("Yip") Harburg (1932), and "What Is There To Say" for the Ziegfeld Follies of 1934, also with Harburg. He wrote the words and music for "Autumn in New York" (1934) for the revue Thumbs Up! Vernon collaborated with lyricists such as Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin, Ogden Nash and Sammy Cahn.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 10th, 1903 (Parafjanava), Died January 16th, 1969 (Santa Monica)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, lyricist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-63113 10-in. 7/10/1930 I am only human after all Frank Luther ; Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75342 10-in. 3/1/1933 A penny for your thoughts Roy Bargy ; Ramona Piano duet and instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-77615 10-in. 9/6/1933 This is romance Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Arthur Wright Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-78090 10-in. 10/5/1933 This is romance Ray Sinatra ; Conrad Thibault Baritone vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-78589 10-in. 11/24/1933 Suddenly Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-78590 10-in. 11/24/1933 What is there to say? Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-78820 10-in. 11/29/1933 April in Paris Hotel Pierre Orchestra ; Henry King ; Joseph Sudy Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-86088 10-in. 12/5/1934 Autumn in New York Richard Himber ; Joey Nash ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-98454 10-in. 12/23/1935 Words without music Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-98455 10-in. 12/23/1935 That moment of moments Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-02159 10-in. 10/16/1936 Now Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor CS-011675 12-in. 8/7/1937 I can't get started Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-018413 10-in. 1/26/1938 Piano tuner man Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-043248 10-in. 10/30/1939 I can't get started Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-043308 10-in. 10/24/1939 I can't get started Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-049690 10-in. 5/13/1940 April in Paris Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-055184 10-in. 12/3/1940 This is romance Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-055185 10-in. 12/3/1940 What is there to say? Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-057387 10-in. 11/12/1940 Taking a chance on love Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BS-066875 10-in. 7/21/1941 April in Paris Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-068372 10-in. 11/27/1941 Not a care in the world Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with vocal composer  
Victor BS-068374 10-in. 11/27/1941 A nickel to my name Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with vocal composer  
Columbia W150794 10-in. 9/12/1930 I am only human after all Bill Coty ; Hotel Pennsylvania Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152586 10-in. 12/7/1933 What is there to say Jerry Cooper ; Emil Coleman and his Riviera Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W404431 10-in. 9/6/1930 I am only human after all New Yorkers [Joe Venuti and His New Yorkers] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Duke, Vernon," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102913.

Duke, Vernon. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102913.

"Duke, Vernon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102913

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