Moon Over Miami (song)

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The popular song Moon Over Miami was written in 1935 by songwriters Joe Burke and Edgar Leslie.

There were several different recordings available on 78 rpm during the early months of 1936, Al Collins Band of London, UK recorded Moon over Miami on January 31, 1936 for Decca Records (GB-7658-1).[1] The most popular version was by Eddy Duchin and his Orchestra (released by Victor Records as catalog number 25212B).[2] Others out there were by Roy Smeck & His Orchestra (released by Decca Records as catalog number 649)[3] Jan Garber & His Orchestra (released by Decca Records as catalog number 651B),[3] singer Connee Boswell (released by Decca Records as catalogue number 657A),[3] Lud Gluskin's Orchestra with vocal by a young Buddy Clark (released by Brunswick Records as catalog number 7590),[4] and the BBC Dance Orchestra of Henry Hall. There was also a later version in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe (released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-1707).[5] Recordings from the late 1940s and 1950s include the George Shearing Quintet (released on an EP by Vogue Records as catalog number EPV 1050 in April 1955),[6] and one by the big band conductor Ralph Flanagan. On 3 April 1957, Bill Haley & His Comets recorded a rock and roll version at the Pythian Temple, New York City. It was released by Decca Records as catalog number 102151.[7]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Victor Records in the 25000 to 25499 series". 78discography.com. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  3. ^ a b c "Decca Records in the 500 - 999 series". 78discography.com. 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Brunswick Records in the 7500-7999 series". 78discography.com. 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  5. ^ "RCA Victor Records in the 20-1500 - 20-1999 series". Settlet.fateback.com. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  6. ^ "George Shearing Quintet - Cotton Top / Sorry Wong Rhumba - Vogue - UK - EPV 1040". 45cat. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  7. ^ "Bill Haley Recordings". Thegardnerfamily.org. Retrieved 2012-01-21.