It Was a Night in June

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It Was a Night in June (Harry Revel, Mack Gordon) — lyric: International Lyrics Playground

early recording, no audio file yet found:

  • Elmer Feldkamp and his Orchestra, vocal: Elmer Feldkamp — recorded on 1 April 1933: issued on the 78 rpm single Crown 3492, c/w “Chewing Gum” (Art Kassel)

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Anson Weeks and his Orchestra, vocal: Harriet Lee — recorded on 1 May 1933; issued on the 78 rpm single Brunswick 6569, c/w “It’s Sunday Down In Caroline” (Marty Symes, Al J. Neiburg, Jerry Levinson)

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(below) audio file, VBR MP3 (6.6 MB), from the Anson Weeks Collection 1925-1935 (COMPLETE), at archive.org:

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Bert Lown and his Orchestra, vocal: Ted Holt — recorded on 18 May 1933; issud on the 78 rpm single Bluebird B-5067, c/w “Isn’t It Heavenly” (Joseph Meyer, E. Y. “Yip” Harburg)

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(below) audio file, VBR MP3 (2.2 MB), from the Bert Lown Collection 1925-1935 (COMPLETE), at archive.org:

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Will Osborne and his Orchestra, vocal: Will Osborne — recorded on 2 May 1933; issued on the 78 rpm single Banner 32755, b/w “From Me to You” — Various sites indicate that the side was actually recorded by Freddy Martin (photo, above left) and his Orchestra, pseudonymously backing vocalist Will Osborne. I haven’t verified this claim yet. The recording was also issued on singles on the Conqueror, Melotone, Oriole, Perfect, and Romeo labels.

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(below) audio file, VBR MP3 (7.6 MB), from the page Freddy Martin 78 rpm Collection, at archive.org:

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Jan Garber Orchestra, vocalist Virginia Hamilton — recorded on 29 May 1933, in Camden, NJ; issued on the 78 rpm single Victor 24336, b/w “We’ll Have a Honeymoon Someday”

audio file, VBR MP3 (13.0 MB), from the collection Jan Garber Orchestra 78rpm Collection at archive.org:

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    May 01, 2021 @ 13:30:26

    Once again, thanks so much for resurrecting these old recordings. Jan Garber, his arrangements. and dance band sound was never appreciated, He had a wonderful dance band, a little sweet perhaps, but music and lyrics were very listenable.

    Mike Ivers

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    • musicdoc1
      May 01, 2021 @ 14:11:17

      Hey Mike,

      Welcome back! I thought I might put this song aside because of the scarcity of available recordings. The Garber version decided the matter. It’s my favorite.

      ~doc

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