Under a Blanket of Blue


  • page 1: selected recordings, 1933-1947
  • page 2: selected recordings, 1947-1963
  • page 3: list of selected recordings, 1933-1963 (this page)

List of recordings, 1933-1963, included in the feature


Under a Blanket of Blue (m. Jerry Livingston*, w. Al J. Neiburg and Marty Symes) — 1933 standard

page 1: selected recordings, 1933-1947

  • Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, vocal: Kenny Sargent — issued in 1933 on the 10-inch 78 rpm single Brunswick 6584, b/w “Love Is the Thing,” both sides recorded on 26 May 1933
  • Connie Boswell with orchestra directed by Victor Young — recorded in New York on 10 June 1933; issued on the 78 rpm 10-inch single Brunswick Records 6603, as the B-side of “The River’s Takin’ Care of Me” — sources: GuyMcAfee.com (Boswell Sisters and Connie Boswell discography), 78discography.com, RateYourMusic.com
  • Don Bestor and his Orchestra, vocal: Florence Case — recorded on 15 June 1933; issued on Victor 24345, as the B-side of “Hold Your Man” (m. Nacio Herb Brown, w. Arthur Freed)
  • Elmer Feldkamp and his Orchestra — recorded in June 1933; issued on Crown 3510, c/w “Morning, Noon and Night”
  • Roy Fox and his Band (At the Kit-Kat Restaurant, London), vocal: Peggy Dell — issued in 1933 on (UK) Decca F.3632, as the B-side of “There’s a Cabin in the Pines” (Billy Hill); according to RateYourMusic.com, the two sides were recorded on 3-4 August 1933
  • Joe Loss and his Band (at the Kit-Cat Restaurant, London), vocal: Jimmy Mesene (Messini) — recorded in London, England, 19 September 1933; issued on (UK) Edison Bell Winner 5594, b/w “Isn’t It Heavenly?”
  • Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, vocal: Harry Bentley — recorded in London, 9 October 1933; issued on the single (UK) Columbia Records CB 666
  • The Southern Sisters — recorded in London on 10 October 1933; issued on the single (UK) Decca F.3690
  • Layton & Johnstone — issued in December 1933 on the 78 rpm single (UK) Columbia DB 1253, b/w “Blue Moments (Without You Dear)”
  • Paramount 6247 piano roll, played by Larry Arden — 1933
  • Maxine Gray with orchestra directed by David Rose — radio transcription; from the 27 June 1940 episode of the California Melodies program (see Old Time Radio Downloads, Old Time Radio Catalog OTRCAT.com)
  • Glenn Miller and his Orchestra — from the 19 December 1940 episode of the Chesterfield Cigarettes “Moonlight Serenade” radio series
  • Coleman Hawkins Quintet — recorded in NYC on 17 October 1944; issued on the 78 rpm single Mercury 1098, b/w “China Boy” (B-side recorded by Herbie Haymer’s Orchestra)
  • Dale Evans — in the 1945 musical western film Bells of Rosarita
  • Barry Wood and The Melody Maids, with orchestra directed by Henry Sylvern — radio transcription; from, according to the video provider, a 1946 episode of The Barry Wood Show
  • Woody Herman with orchestra; vocal Woody Herman — recorded in Los Angeles, CA, on 7 May 1947; released in October 1947 on the 4 x 10-inch disc set Eight Shades of Blue, Columbia CL-147; same track evidently reissued on the 1955 album Twelve Shades of Blue, Columbia CL 683

page 2: selected recordings, 1947-1963

  • Red Norvo’s Nine — recorded on 14 October 1947; issued in May 1948 on Capitol 15083, b/w “Hollyridge Drive” (Benny Carter)
  • Leslie Scott with Coleman Hawkins and his Orchestra — NYC, 10 December 1947 — Coleman Hawkins, (tenor saxophone), Hank Jones (piano), Chuck Wayne (guitar), Jack Lesberg (bass), Max Roach (drums), Leslie Scott (vocals), unidentified strings
  • Benny Goodman Sextet – recorded in New York on 30 July 1952; released on the 1954 album The New Benny Goodman Sextet, Columbia CL 552 — session personnel: Benny Goodman (cl), Terry Gibbs (vib), Teddy Wilson (p), Mundell Lowe (g), Sid Weiss (b), Don Lamond (d)
  • Art Tatum – Benny Carter – Louis Bellson — recorded on 25 June 1954 in Los Angeles, CA; originally released on the 1958 album Makin’ Whoopee, Verve Records MG V-8227
  • Stan Kenton – from the 1954 12-inch LP Portraits on Standards, Capitol T 462 —  The 10-inch album with the same title, Capitol H 462 (released in 1953), includes only eight of the twelve recordings found on the 12-inch LP, and “Under a Blanket of Blue” is not one of them.
  • Bobby Hackett — from the 1955 LP Soft Lights and Bobby Hackett, Capitol Records T-458; the 1954 10-inch Bobby Hackett album of the same title (Capitol H-458) does not include this track
  • Billy Tipton Trio — from the 1955 album Sweet Georgia Brown, Tops L1522
  • Patti Page with Orchestra conducted by Jack Rael — from the 1956 LP Music for Two in Love, Mercury MG-20099
  • Jane Froman — from the 1957 album Songs At Sunset, Capitol Records T889/T-889; also included on the 1957 EP Songs At Sunset, Part 2, Capitol EAP 2-889
  • Doris Day — from her 1957 LP Day By Night, Columbia CL 1053
  • Roberta Sherwood – from her 1957 album Show Stoppers, Decca DL 8426; also issued in 1957 on the EP Torch Songs – Show Stoppers, Decca ED 2475
  • Charlene Bartley — from the 1957 album The Weekend of a Private Secretary, RCA Victor LPM-1478
  • Lurlean Hunter, accompanied by Phil Moore and his Orchestra — from her 1958 LP Stepping Out, Vik ‎LX-1116; album recorded on 6, 8, and 10 May 1957
  • The Lou McGarity Big Eight — originally released on the 1960 album Blue Lou, Argo LP 654, LP-654 (Mono), Argo LPS-654 (Stereo); album recorded 14 & 15 September 1959 at Bell Sound Studios in New York City
  • Anita O’Day and Cal Tjader — from their 1962 Verve collaboration Time For Two; album recorded in Los Angeles, CA, 26-28 February 1962
  • Gene Ammons Quartet — recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 14 April 1962 — Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Patti Bown (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) — released on the 1963 LP The Soulful Moods of Gene Ammons, US) Moodsville MVLP 28 (Mono), Moodsville MV 28, MVST 28 (Stereo)
  • Ruth Olay — from the 1963 LP Olay! Okay!!, Everest 5218, LPBR 5218


* credited under his birth name, Jerry Levinson


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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paul Kenna
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:42:22

    The vocalist on the Roy Fox version is Peggy Dell rather than Sid Buckman and is my favourite amongst the wonderful collection of renditions of this standard on your site. Many thanks for putting it together.

    Liked by 1 person


    • doc
      Apr 15, 2018 @ 01:33:17


      Thanks for correcting my error regarding the vocalist. In this case, it looks like I trusted the information given by the video provider. Although this is no excuse, when I created this page five years ago my investigative abilities and persistence in identifying recording dates, catalog numbers, session personnel (including vocalists) were not up to my present standards. Even today, it is often far more challenging for me to find such information regarding British recordings vs. American recordings. The correction has been made above. Your assistance is much appreciated. : )




    • doc
      Apr 15, 2018 @ 01:44:25

      Also, although it is presently my practice to listen to each recording that I’ve selected before publishing it here, I don’t always listen to the entire recording. On the other hand, there are cases where I’ll listen to a recording straight through many times before publishing it. In this instance, I obviously failed to listen far enough to notice that it was very unlikely that the vocalist was male. : )



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