Sonny Burke

Joseph Francis "Sonny" Burke (March 22, 1914 – May 31, 1980) was an American musical arranger, composer, Big Band leader and producer.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 22, 1914 (Scranton), Died May 31, 1980 (Santa Monica)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, leader, piano, composer, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-0231 10-in. 4/3/1947 Stardreams (theme song) Charlie Spivak Orchestra ; Charlie Spivak Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D8VB-3441 10-in. 12/16/1948 You was! Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Merv Griffin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Decca 71694 10-in. 1/19/1944 Holiday for strings-1 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra arranger  
Decca 71774 10-in. 2/16/1944 The champ-1 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra arranger  
Decca L 3951 10-in. 9/6/1945 Come to baby do Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra arranger  
Decca L 6396 8/28/1951 Happiness is this Sonny Burke Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6397 8/28/1951 Cocoanuts Sonny Burke Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6398 8/28/1951 Mr. President Sonny Burke Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6399 8/28/1951 Three cornered tune Sonny Burke Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6432 9/13/1951 Balboa Sonny Burke Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6433 9/13/1951 Fugue for tinhorns Sonny Burke Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6434 9/13/1951 Mr. Pessimist Sonny Burke Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6435 9/13/1951 The grabber Sonny Burke Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6533 11/26/1951 Baby doll Ella Fitzgerald arranger, leader  
Decca L 6534 11/26/1951 What does it take? Ella Fitzgerald arranger, leader  
Decca L 6535 11/26/1951 Lady bug Ella Fitzgerald arranger, leader  
Decca L 6536 11/26/1951 Lazy day Ella Fitzgerald arranger, leader  
Decca L 6597 1/17/1952 I'll always be following you Sonny Burke Orchestra arranger, leader  
Decca L 6598 1/17/1952 I wanna love you Sonny Burke Orchestra arranger, leader  
Decca L 6599 1/17/1952 [Unknown title(s)] Sonny Burke Orchestra arranger, leader  
Decca L 6600 1/17/1952 (Me with) Mambo on my mind Sonny Burke Orchestra arranger, leader  
Decca L 6605 1/17/1952 Blacksmith blues Sonny Burke Orchestra arranger, leader  
Decca L 7564 2/15/1954 Space control Ed Kemmer ; Bela Kovacs ; Lyn Osborn arranger, composer  
Decca L 7565 2/15/1954 Up, ship and away Ed Kemmer ; Bela Kovacs ; Lyn Osborn arranger, composer  
Decca L 7566 2/15/1954 Buzz becomes commander in chief, part 1 Ed Kemmer ; Bela Kovacs ; Lyn Osborn arranger, composer  
(Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burke, Sonny," accessed March 4, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201296.

Burke, Sonny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 4, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201296.

"Burke, Sonny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 4 March 2024.

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