I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)
I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store) – (m. Harry Warren, w. Mort Dixon, Billy Rose)
It was introduced in the Broadway musical Billy Rose’s Crazy Quilt, which opened in May, 1931, where it was sung by Fanny Brice. Many versions of the song were recorded in 1931. The biggest hit was by Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians, with a vocal by Clare Hanlon, released by Victor Records as catalog number 22107. The next-most-popular version was by Bing Crosby, released by Brunswick Records as catalog number 6128 and a version recorded by the Boswell Sisters and Victor Young’s Orchestra also had some popularity.
Waring’s Pennsylvanians — recorded in New York, NY, 4 May 1931 , and issued on Victor 22707, according to the Discography of American Historical Recordings, which also notes that the disc label states “vocal refrain by Clare Hanlon and The Three Waring Girls and Chorus.”
Frank Auburn & his Orchestra – date unknown
Boswell Sisters — recorded 22 May 1931 with Victor Young And The Brunswick Orchestra: two unknown (tpt) Tommy Dorsey (tbn) Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as, bar) unknown (cl, as) Vernon Hayes (ts) Joe Venuti, three unknown, (vln) Arthur Schutt (p) Eddie Lang (g) Joe Tarto (sb, tu) Larry Gomar (d, vib) Victor Young (cond) New York
Bing Crosby – recorded in Los Angeles, 12 June 1931