June in January — selected recordings, 1934 to 1960


page originally published on 16 January 2016; latest edit: 14 March 2022


June in January (m. Ralph Rainger, w. Leo Robin)


Richard-Himber-2-px1Joey Nash 1a

Richard Himber and his Ritz-Carlton Orchestra, vocal: Joey Nash — recorded on 5 October 1934; issued on Victor 24811, as the B-side of “With Every Breath I Take”


Ted Fio Rito 1a

Ted Fio Rito and his Orchestra, vocal: Phil Thomas(?) — recorded on 19 October 1934; issued on Brunswick 7327, c/w “With Every Breath I Take”


Ted Fio Rito and his Orchestra — excerpt from a radio broadcast transcription (date unknown), according to the Ted Fio Rito 1925-1935 collection at archive.org

audio file (MP3, 7.0 MB):


Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians, vocal: Carmen Lombardo — recorded on 9 November 1934; issued (in 1935) on Decca 307, b/w ” With Every Breath I Take”


Bing Crosby-bowtie

Bing Crosby with Georgie Stoll and his Orchestra — recorded in Los Angeles on 9 November 1934; issued in December 1934 on Decca 310, b/w “Love is Just Around the Corner”


1933 June in January-Teddy Joyce-HMV B.6566 (1a-70p)

Teddy Joyce and his Orchestra — recorded on 11 December 1934; issued on (UK) HMV B.6566 (B6566), as  the B-side of “With Every Breath I Take”

personnel, according to the YouTube provider Martin Schuurman:
Teddy Joyce-vn-dir / Jimmy Macaffer-John Robertson-Bill Smith-t / George Ferrie-Alec Mitchell-tb / Izzy Duman-cl-as / Dave Roberts-cl-as-ts / Stan Quiddington-ts / Tom Bonney-cl-as / Carl Tauber-Phil Sylvester-Harry Phillips-vn / Bob Busby-p-a / Eric Whitley-p / Dick Escott-sb / Donald Whitelaw-d / Jack Plant-voc


1934 With Every Breath I Take-Roy Fox and his Band-(UK) Decca F.5351, bw June in January-1-30pRoy-Fox-Radio-Pictorial-1

Roy Fox and his Orchestra, vocal: Denny Dennis — recorded on 16 December 1934; issued on (UK) Decca F.5351 (F5351), as the B-side of “With Every Breath I Take”



Bing Crosby on set of Here is My Heart (1934) 1

Bing Crosby — in the 1934 film Here is My Heartrelease dates: premiere, 22 December 1934; general, 28 December 1934


1934 June in January-Harry Roy-(UK) Parlophone R 2011

Harry Roy and his Orchestra from the May Fair Hotel — recorded in London in December 1934; issued on (UK) Parlophone R 2011, b/w “Love is Just Around the Corner”


Lew Stone 1-c1Alan Kane-signed-1

Lew Stone & his Band, vocal: Alan Kane — recorded on 27 December 1934; issued on (UK) Regal Zonophone 1558, c/w “Stay as Sweet as You Are”


Henry Hall 3a-c11934 June in January-BBC Dance Orch., dir. Henry Hall-(UK) Columbia CB 811-(1-40p)

B.B.C. Dance Orchestra, directed by Henry Hall — recording date unknown; issued in 1934(?) on (UK) Columbia CB 811, c/w “Love is In the Air Again”


Claude Hopkins and his Orchestra, vocal: Orlando Roberson – recorded in New York on 1 February 1935; issued on Decca 441, as the B-side of “Chasing All the Blues Away”

personnel, from Oscar Grillo:

Albert Snaer, Sylvester Lewis, Ovie Alston (tp) Fernando Arbello, Fred Norman (tb) Edmond Hall (as,bar,cl) Gene Johnson (as,cl) Bobby Sands (ts) Claude Hopkins (p) Walter Jones (g) Henry Turner (b) Pete Jacobs (d) Orlando Roberson (vcl)


Arne Hülphers and his Orchestra — recorded on 8 March 1935, according to the video provider; issued as Dixi Di. 132a


Benny Carter Trio — recorded on 20 September 1954 — Benny Carter – alto saxophone, Teddy Wilson – piano, Jo Jones – drums


1955 Listen!-Hi-Lo's-Starlite Records ST-6004-(1)-d201955 Listen!-Hi-Lo's-Starlite Records ST-6004-(2) back-c1

1955 Listen!-Hi-Lo's-Starlite Records ST-6004-(2)-side 1341955 Listen!-Hi-Lo's-Starlite Records ST-6004-(2)-side 135

The Hi-Lo’s recorded a version of “June in January” that was included on the group’s debut album, Listen!, Starlite Records ST 6004, released in 1955. RateYourMusic.com has the wrong order of tracks on the LP, apparently having mistaken the song list on the back of the album cover for the track order. Compare the track order on the two sides, to the list on the back cover (images above).

In 1957*, a new version of the album was released, as Starlite ST 7006, with three additional tracks (see images below). Note that while the title on the front of both the 1955 and 1957 versions of the album is Listen!, the back covers of each bear the phrase “Listen!…to the Hi-Lo’s,” which often appears in discographies or in reviews as the album’s title, sometimes given as Listen To The Hi-Lo’s!

1957 Listen!-Hi-Lo's-Starlite Records ST-7006 (1a)1957 Listen!-Hi-Lo's-Starlite Records ST-7006 (1a) back

The Hi-Lo’s — originally issued on the 1955 album Listen!, Starlite Records ST 6004


Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and his “Music from Hollywood” — recorded on 4 October 1956; issued on the 1956 album Ski Trails, Columbia ‎CL 910

audio file (MP3, 4.5 MB), from the Ski Trails page at archive.org:


1957 Time to Dream-Les Paul and Mary Ford-Capitol Records ‎T802

Les Paul and Mary Ford — from the 1957 album Time to Dream, Capitol Records T802


Gordon MacRae — from the album The Seasons of Love, Capitol ST 1146 (Stereo), Capitol T 1146 (Mono), released in March 1959


Teddi King — from the 1959 album All the Kings’ Songs, Coral CRL 57278 (Mono), Coral CRL-757278 (Stereo)


1959_Dean Martin_A Winter Romance_1

Dean Martin — from the 1959 album A Winter Romance


Polly Bergen with Frank Devol and his Orchestra — from the 1960 album Four Seasons of Love, Columbia CL 1451 (Mono), Columbia CS 8246 (Stereo)


 Elizabeth Calleo et David Bichindaritz — Concert fondation des Etats Unis, février 2009


* Update, 12/10/2020 — I’m going to have to do some more investigation regarding the dates of the two versions of the album. While RateYourMusic.com still dates Starlite Records ST 6004, 1955, and the expanded version 1957, Discogs.com dates both albums 1954.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. doc
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 13:13:28

    jerogmaret — webcam video, 12 oct 2010



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