John Francis Burke (October 3, 1908 – February 25, 1964) was a lyricist, successful and prolific between the 1920s and 1950s. His work is considered part of the Great American Songbook.
His song "Swinging on a Star", from the Bing Crosby film Going My Way, won an Academy Award for Best Song in 1944.
Birth and Death Data: Born October 3rd, 1908 (Antioch), Died February 25th, 1964 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1943
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter, vocalist
Notes: The singer is not the popular song lyricist but may be the youth described in this New York Times article.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 166 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-63189||10-in.||11/3/1930||Us and company||Leonard Joy's All String Orchestra||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-64632||10-in.||1/2/1931||Yours and mine||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-64831||10-in.||12/19/1930||Yours and mine||Johnny Marvin ; Aileen Stanley||Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BAVE-66900||10-in.||ca. Sept. 1932||Sentado en un tanque||Orquesta Adolfo Carabelli||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-67720||10-in.||12/17/1930||Yours and mine||The Southerners||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-70984||10-in.||12/18/1931||Sittin' on a rubbish can||Julia Gerity and her Boys||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-71912||10-in.||3/3/1932||I hear the voice of an angel||Grant Trio||Male vocal trio, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BRC-72251||10-in.||4/7/1932||When nobody else is around||Gene Kardos Orchestra ; Dick Robertson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-72551||10-in.||5/5/1932||Who, beside me? (Sits beside you)||The New Yorkers Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BSHQ-73026||10-in.||6/22/1932||We were only walking in the moonlight||Dick Robertson ; Ted Black Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-75353||10-in.||3/3/1933||H'ya duchess||Parker Gibbs ; Andrea Marsh ; Ted Weems Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male and female vocal solos and male vocal chorus||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-75530||10-in.||3/16/1933||The grass is gettin' greener all the time||LIttle Jack LIttle||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BS-76620||10-in.||7/11/1933||Louisiana lullaby||Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Howard Phillips||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-76738||10-in.||7/24/1933||Shadows on the Swanee||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-78319||10-in.||10/24/1933||Annie doesn't live here anymore||Ramona||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-78525||10-in.||11/9/1933||Annie doesn't live here any more||Mike Doty Orchestra ; Ward Silloway||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-81771||10-in.||3/2/1934||Oh! The pity of it all||Ramona||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-81987||10-in.||3/27/1934||The beat o' my heart||Park Avenue Boys ; Ramona||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-82355||10-in.||4/27/1934||I've got a warm spot in my heart for you||Hotel McAlpin Orchestra ; Sam Robbins ; Sydney Schiff||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-82356||10-in.||4/27/1934||The beat o' my heart||Hotel McAlpin Orchestra ; Sam Robbins||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-82373||10-in.||5/4/1934||The beat o' my heart||Pickens Sisters||Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-82510||10-in.||5/10/1934||I've got a warm spot in my heart for you||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-84403||10-in.||9/25/1934||Irresistible||Jolly Coburn Orchestra ; Harold van Emburgh||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-84422||10-in.||9/28/1934||You're not the only oyster In the stew||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-85824||10-in.||4/12/1935||The image of you||Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burke, Johnny," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108757.
Burke, Johnny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108757.
"Burke, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.
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