Joseph A. Burke

Joseph Aloysius Burke (March 18, 1884 – June 9, 1950) was an American composer, pianist and actor. His successful songs, written with various lyricists, included "Down Honolulu Way" (1916), "Oh How I Miss You Tonight" (1924), "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" (1929), "Moon Over Miami" (1935), and "Rambling Rose" (1948).

Birth and Death Data: Born March 18th, 1884 (Philadelphia), Died June 9th, 1950 (Upper Darby Township)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 143147 10-in. 11/24/1926 When I'm in your arms Tommy Christian Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  


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