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Sonny Burke [US1]

Sonny Burke [US1]
Aliases
Sonny Burke and His Orchestra
Real name
Joseph Francis Burke
Born
March 22, 1914
Died
May 31, 1980
Country
United States
IPI
00004607222 14 works
00004608121 1 work
00075647840 11 works
Comments
Composer, arranger, musical director and producer

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
1950 (72 artists)
May 1948 (25 artists)
1946 (148 artists)
February 11, 1946 (5 artists)
March 24, 1947 Beverly Kenney
September 1954 (2 artists)
i 1951 (11 artists)
May 1948 (47 artists)
November 1965 Bliss [CH]
1952 Art Tatum
February 11, 1946 (2 artists)

Covers by Sonny Burke [US1]

Title Performer Release date Originally by
June 1948 The King Cole Trio
April 1949 Marion Harris
June 1947 (unknown), Al Jolson
August 1949 Billy Eckstine - Orchestra conducted by Buddy Baker
1940 Tommy Dorsey and His Orch.
September 1948 George Olsen and His Orchestra
i 1951 Stubby Kaye, Johnny Silver and Douglas Deane
September 29, 1947 Peggy Lee with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra
September 1954 The Clovers
i June 1950 Mickey Katz and His Orchestra
February 1948 Tony Martin & Yvonne DeCarlo
1940 Bobby Byrne and His Orchestra
February 1947 Bert Lown and His Hotel Biltmore Orchestra
1946 John Boles, Jeanette Loff, the Sisters G, George Chiles and the Russell Market Dancers
August 1947 Texas Jim Robertson and The Panhandle Punchers
January 1952 Ames Brothers
June 16, 1947 Betty Hutton with Joe Lilley and His Orchestra
June 1954 Betty Madigan - Orchestra conducted by Joe Lipman
1960 (unknown)
1950 Ethel Merman - Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and Chorus
May 1951 Tennessee Ernie
1953 (unknown), Richard Kiley & Chorus
1953 Joan Diener, Henry Calvin & Chorus (Patrician Dunn, Bonnie Evans, Reiko Sato, Jack Dodds, Mark Wilder)
1960 Judy Garland
October 1954 Peggy Moran
February 4, 1946 Stan Kenton and His Orchestra
July 1946 Betty Garrett, Chandler Cowles, Fred Danieli, Howard Malone, Alan Manson
September 29, 1947 Prince's Band
March 1951 Joe Liggins and His "Honeydrippers"
1950 Ethel Merman
December 1947 Mary Lawlor and John Price Jones
November 1954 Dickie Valentine with The Stargazers
September 29, 1947 Lisa Kirk
June 1954 Judy Garland
November 1949 Snooky Lanson - Beasley Smith and His Orchestra
July 1946 New Mayfair Dance Orchestra
November 1949 Helen Morgan
November 1954 Hildegarde Neff

Songs written by Sonny Burke [US1]

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Bella notte Peggy Lee, Sonny Burke [US1] George Givot Covered by (37 artists)
Black Coffee Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke [US1] Sarah Vaughan - Orchestra under the direction of Joe Lipman January 10, 1949 Covered by (205 artists)
He's a Tramp Peggy Lee, Sonny Burke [US1] Peggy Lee February 1955 Covered by (41 artists)
How It Lies, How It Lies, How It Lies! Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke [US1] Connie Hains with Four Hits and a Miss February 18, 1949 Covered by (6 artists)
It's Christmas Time Again Sonny Burke [US1], Jack Elliott [US1], James Harwood Peggy Lee September 16, 1953 Covered by (9 artists)
La La Lu Peggy Lee, Sonny Burke [US1] Peggy Lee with Orchestra directed by Victor Young 1955 Covered by (9 artists)
Midnight Sun Johnny Mercer, Lionel Hampton, Sonny Burke [US1] Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra November 10, 1947 Covered by (203 artists)
Peace on Earth Peggy Lee, Sonny Burke [US1] Donald Novis Covered by (3 artists)
Sans Souci Peggy Lee, Sonny Burke [US1] Peggy Lee and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra October 6, 1952 Covered by (3 artists)
Somebody Bigger Than You and I Sonny Burke [US1], Hy Heath, Johnny Lange Ink Spots February 15, 1951 Covered by (33 artists)
The Merry Christmas Polka Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke [US1] Dinah Shore with Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires - Orchestra under the Direction of Harry Zimmerman March 1949 Covered by (4 artists)
The Siamese Cat Song Peggy Lee, Sonny Burke [US1] Peggy Lee February 1955 Covered by (9 artists)
They Were Doing the Mambo Don Raye, Sonny Burke [US1] Vaughn Monroe with Orchestra June 1954 Covered by (5 artists)
What Does It Take Jimmy Van Heusen, Sonny Burke [US1] Ella Fitzgerald with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra 1952 Covered by Art Tatum
You Was! Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke [US1] Covered by (7 artists)

Adapted songs

Releases

Albums

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
A Boy from Texas - A Girl from Tennessee Johnnie Johnston - Orchestra conducted by Sonny Burke with The Crew Chiefs June 1948 MGM
All My Love Dinah Shore - Orchestra under the Direction of Sonny Burke June 1947 Columbia
A Marshmallow World Bing Crosby with Lee Gordon Singers and Sonny Burke and His Orchestra 1950 Decca
A New Shade of Blues Ella Fitzgerald with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra August 1949 Decca
Born to Be Blue Mel Tormé with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra 1946 Musicraft
Fugue for Tinhorns Sonny Burke and His Orchestra 1951 Decca
Golden Earrings Dinah Shore - Orchestra under the Direction of Sonny Burke September 29, 1947 Columbia
Happy Day Day Sonny Burke and His Orchestra June 1950 Decca
If It Wasn't for the Moon Sonny Burke and His Orchestra 1940 Vocalion
I'll Be Faithful Billy Eckstine - Orchestra conducted by Sonny Burke September 1948 MGM
I'm Yours Mel Tormé with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra February 1947 Musicraft
It Takes a Long Long Train with a Red Caboose (To Carry My Blues Away) Dinah Shore - Orchestra under the Direction of Sonny Burke August 1947 Columbia
I Wanna Love You Sonny Burke and His Orchestra January 1952 Decca
I Wish I Didn't Love You So Dinah Shore - Orchestra under the Direction of Sonny Burke June 16, 1947 Columbia
Mama, Do I Gotta? Dinah Shore - Orchestra under the Direction of Sonny Burke March 24, 1947 Columbia
Mambo in the Moonlight Gary Crosby and The Cheer Leaders with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra September 1954 Decca
Marrying for Love Bing Crosby with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra 1950 Decca
Mister and Mississippi The Mills Brothers and Sonny Burke and His Orchestra May 1951 Decca
Night of My Nights Danny Kaye with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra 1953 Decca
Shoo-Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy Dinah Shore - Orchestra under the Direction of Sonny Burke February 4, 1946 Columbia
Steppin' Out with My Baby Dinah Shore - Orchestra under the Direction of Sonny Burke May 1948 Columbia
That's the One for Me Sonny Burke and His Orchestra March 1951 Decca
The Best Things in Life Are Free Dinah Shore - Orchestra under the Direction of Sonny Burke December 1947 Columbia
The Old Master Painter Dick Haymes with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra November 1949 Decca
The White World of Winter Bing Crosby - Arranged and conducted by Sonny Burke November 1965 Reprise Records
Try a Little Tenderness Mel Tormé and His Mel-Tones with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra July 1946 Musicraft
What Does It Take Ella Fitzgerald with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra 1952 Decca
Where Did You Learn to Love? Dinah Shore - Orchestra under the Direction of Sonny Burke February 11, 1946 Columbia
Without Love Dolores Gray with The Mellomen and Orchestra directed by Sonny Burke November 1954 Decca

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