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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.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 76-100 of 204 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-037187 10-in. 6/5/1939 A man and his dream Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-037188 10-in. 6/5/1939 Go fly a kite Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-037649 10-in. 6/15/1939 Oh! You crazy moon Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-037675 10-in. 6/22/1939 Oh, you crazy moon Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-037688 10-in. 6/26/1939 An apple for the teacher Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Larry Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-037690 10-in. 6/26/1939 Still the bluebird sings Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Larry Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-038129 10-in. 7/24/1939 What's new? Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Nan Wynn Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-038158 10-in. 7/28/1939 Still the bluebird sings Mary Dugan ; Larry Clinton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-038159 10-in. 7/28/1939 An apple for the teacher Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Ford Leary Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-038252 10-in. 7/11/1939 Oh! You crazy moon Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-038254 10-in. 7/11/1939 Go fly a kite! Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-038278 10-in. 7/17/1939 What's new? Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Larry Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-041365 10-in. 9/28/1939 Scatter-brain Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-042129 10-in. 9/18/1939 Scatter-brain Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Glenn Hughes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-042263 10-in. 11/21/1939 Sweet potato piper Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-042265 10-in. 11/21/1939 The moon and the willow tree Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-042266 10-in. 11/21/1939 Too romantic Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-043876 10-in. 11/20/1939 What ev'ry young girl should know Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-044681 10-in. 2/1/1940 Sweet potato piper The Pied Pipers ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-044682 10-in. 2/1/1940 Too romantic Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-046126 10-in. 12/26/1939 What's new? Golden Gate Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied lyricist  
Victor BS-046784 10-in. 2/5/1940 Sweet potato piper Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BS-046785 10-in. 2/5/1940 Too romantic Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-046840 10-in. 2/6/1940 The moon and the willow tree Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-047067 10-in. 2/19/1940 Imagination Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 76-100 of 204 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burke, Johnny," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108757.

Burke, Johnny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108757.

"Burke, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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