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Johnny Burke

John Francis Burke (October 3, 1908 – February 25, 1964) was an American 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 3, 1908 (Antioch), Died February 25, 1964 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1949

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.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 204 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-88992 10-in. 6/24/1935 My very good friend the milkman Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-89382 10-in. 3/25/1935 Love dropped in for tea Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-92599 10-in. 7/12/1935 My very good friend the milkman Dolly Dawn ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BS-92739 10-in. 7/18/1935 You're so darn charming Frank Dailey ; Howard Du Lani ; Meadowbrook Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-92793 10-in. 7/31/1935 You're so darn charming Little Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-92992 10-in. 8/20/1935 You're so darn charming Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-95503 10-in. 10/14/1935 Now you've got me doing it Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-95528 10-in. 10/19/1935 Now you've got me doing it California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-97623 10-in. 7/21/1936 So do I Eddy Duchin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-97624 10-in. 7/21/1936 Pennies from heaven Eddy Duchin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-98491 10-in. 1/6/1936 So this is heaven California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-98498 10-in. 1/6/1936 Too much imagination Little Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-98834 10-in. 1/13/1936 So this is heaven Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-98857 10-in. 1/21/1936 Too much imagination Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-102432 10-in. 8/7/1936 One, two, button your shoe Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-102433 10-in. 8/7/1936 So do I Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-0746 10-in. 9/25/1936 Let's call a heart a heart Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-0747 10-in. 9/25/1936 One, two, button your shoe Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-0977 10-in. 10/15/1936 I was saying to the moon Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-02144 10-in. 10/14/1936 I was saying to the moon Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-02430 10-in. 10/29/1936 I was saying to the moon George Hamilton ; Lee Norton ; Veloz and Yolanda Dancing Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-03701 10-in. 12/10/1936 Pennies from heaven Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-09573 10-in. 7/7/1937 It's the natural thing to do Skinnay Ennis ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-09574 10-in. 7/7/1937 The moon got in my eyes Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-010508 10-in. 6/3/1937 All you want to do is dance Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 26-50 of 204 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burke, Johnny," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108757.

Burke, Johnny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108757.

"Burke, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108757

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