A Garden in the Rain

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This article is about the 1928 popular standard. For the Lynn Kurland novel, see A Garden in the Rain (novel).
"A Garden in the Rain"
Song by George Metaxa, with Carroll Gibbons and The Savoy Hotel Orpheans
Published 1928
Composer Carroll Gibbons
Lyricist James Dyrenforth
Recorded by The Four Aces
Many others; see #Other recordings

"A Garden in the Rain" is a popular song.

The music was written by Carroll Gibbons, the lyrics by James Dyrenforth. The song was published in 1928.

The song was first recorded by the composer, Carroll Gibbons with The Savoy Hotel Orpheans and vocals by George Metaxa (later spelled: Georges Metaxa), in July 1928.

The song had two periods of great popularity: in 1929 and in 1952.[1]

In 1929, the biggest hit versions were by Gene Austin, by John McCormack, and by George Olsen's orchestra with a vocal by Fran Frey. All three versions were released by Victor Records: Austin's as catalog number 21915,[1][2] McCormack's as catalog number 1400,[1] and Olsen's as catalog number 21942.[1][2]

In 1952 the most popular version was recorded by The Four Aces in the 1950s. Their recording was released by Decca Records as catalog number 27860.[3] It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on December 28, 1951 and lasted 7 weeks on the chart, peaking at #14.[4] The flip side, "Tell Me Why," was an even bigger hit for the Aces, reaching #2 on the chart. The same recording of "A Garden in the Rain"/"Tell Me Why" was also released in the United Kingdom by Brunswick Records in 1952 as catalog number 04883[5]

Other recordings[edit]

, released by Victor Records as catalog number 21915, with the flip side "Dream Mother",[2] also released by Bluebird Records as catalog number 7557, with the flip side "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone"[6])

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gardner, Edward Foote (2000). Popular Songs of the 20th Century: Chart Detail & Encyclopedia, 1900-1949. St. Paul, Minnesota: Paragon House. ISBN 1-55778-789-1. 
  2. ^ a b c d Victor Records in the 21500 to 21999 series
  3. ^ a b Decca Records in the 27500 to 27999 series
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research. 
  5. ^ Brunswick Records in the 03384 to 04999 series
  6. ^ a b Bluebird Records in the 7500 to 7999 series
  7. ^ OKeh Records in the 41000 to 41499 series
  8. ^ a b Brunswick Records in the 4000 to 4499 series
  9. ^ a b Columbia Records in the 1500 to 1999 series
  10. ^ a b Perry Como discography listing for "A Garden in the Rain"
  11. ^ RCA Victor Records in the 20-1500 to 20-1999 series
  12. ^ RCA Victor Records in the 20-4000 to 20-4999 series
  13. ^ Dore Records in the 500 to 849 series
  14. ^ Majestic Records in the listed series
  15. ^ Supertone Records in the listed series
  16. ^ Capitol Records in the 100 ro 499 series
  17. ^ Romeo Records in the 500 to 999 series
  18. ^ Lincoln Records in the 3000 to 3395 series
  19. ^ Pathé Records in the 3655 to 36999 series
  20. ^ Decca Records in the 3000 to 3499 series