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Johnny Burke

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 168 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  
(Results 1-25 of 168 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burke, Johnny," accessed September 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108757.

Burke, Johnny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108757.

"Burke, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 September 2021.

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