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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 176-200 of 204 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-2045 10-in. 11/11/1947 When is sometime? Perry Como ; Russ Case Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D7VB-2118 10-in. 11/19/1947 Once and for always Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D7VB-2120 10-in. 11/20/1947 If you stub your toe on the moon Earle Hagen Orchestra ; The Four Lyttle Sisters ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with female vocal group and instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D7VB-2583 10-in. 12/3/1947 Experience Beryl Davis ; Russ Case Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D7VB-3033 10-in. 12/27/1947 Busy doing nothing Vaughn Monroe ; Moon Maids ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with female vocal quartet and jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D9VB-0713 10-in. 8/19/1949 You're in love with someone Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1923-06-05-03] 10-in. 6/5/1923 Johnny Burke drafted Johnny Burke Male vocal solo and monologue vocalist  
Columbia W142957 10-in. 11/24/1926 When I'm in your arms Milton Watson Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W151177 10-in. 12/26/1930 Yours and mine Smith Ballew ; Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152435 10-in. 7/11/1933 Lou'siana lullaby George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W152449 10-in. 7/26/1933 Shadows on the Swanee Paul Ash ; Auriole Craven ; Pabst Blue Ribbon Casino Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152602 10-in. 12/14/1933 Palooka (It's a grand old American name) Drake Hotel Orchestra ; Clyde McCoy Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W152714 10-in. 2/13/1934 Oh! The pity of it all Bob Bunch ; Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Helen Ward Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet lyricist  
Columbia W152725 10-in. 2/23/1934 The beat of my heart Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152758 10-in. 5/29/1934 I've got a warm spot in my heart for you Ben Pollack Orchestra ; Doris Robbins Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia CO20286 10-in. approximately 1936 Pennies from heaven Hildegarde ; William Wirges Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia W351161 10-in. 2/29/1932 (You only want me) When nobody else is around Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E35164 10-in. 1/15/1931 Yours and mine Chester Gaylord Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E35215 10-in. 11/6/1930 Yours and mine Red Nichols Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E35898 10-in. 1/7/1931 Yours and mine Ralph Bennett Seven Aces Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E36033 10-in. 2/6/1931 Yours and mine Ross Colby Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick C4702 10-in. 11/2/1929 When you’re in love Al and Pete Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick C7122 10-in. Dec. 1930 Yours and mine Lee Sims Piano solo composer  
Brunswick C7450 10-in. 2/16/1931 Yours and mine Lee Sims Piano solo composer  
Brunswick LAE899 10-in. 11/10/1930 Us and company Californians Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
(Results 176-200 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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