Michael Edwards (1893–1962) was an American composer and musician, known for composing the 1937 hit "Once in a While". He was also a classical violinist, organist and music arranger.
Edwards's most famous composition, "Once in a While", became a number one hit for Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, and later for Patti Page (1957) and The Chimes (1961). The song is now considered a jazz standard. None of Edwards's other songs achieved the popularity of "Once in a While", and he has been called "a perfect example of a one-hit composer".
Birth and Death Data: Born 1893, Died 1962
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||PBS-09776||10-in.||11/2/1937||Once in a while||Harriet Hilliard ; Ozzie Nelson Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-011363||10-in.||7/21/1937||Once in a while||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Edwards, Michael," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110095.
Edwards, Michael. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110095.
"Edwards, Michael." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.
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