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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 201-204 of 204 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick B20290 10-in. 11/19/1936 Pennies from heaven Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Vocalion 19973 10-in. 9/29/1936 One, two, button your shoe Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Vocalion 19974 10-in. 9/29/1936 Let's call a heart a heart Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Vocalion 22282 10-in. 1/12/1938 On the sentimental side Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 201-204 of 204 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burke, Johnny," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108757.

Burke, Johnny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108757.

"Burke, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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