"(What Do We Do on a) Dew-Dew-Dewey Day" was a popular song dating from 1927. It was recorded by Clyde Doerr and his Orchestra. The song is a Fox Trot which contains a vocal refrain, hence the unconventional length of the record (4 minutes, 2 seconds). It was written by Tin Pan Alley tunesmiths, Al Sherman, Howard Johnson and Charles Tobias. It was also recorded by Irving Kaufman and the Manhattan Dance Makers.
Edison Acoustic Recordings
"Dew-Dew-Dewey Day" is the last of Edison's acoustically recorded selections. It was recorded on July 1, 1927, in the New York City studio. While most recording companies embraced electrical recording in the mid-1920s, Edison continued to perfect and embrace the acoustical techniques. Edison's first electrically recorded selection is generally believed to be "I'm Gonna Settle Up (Then I'm Gonna Settle Down), recording matrix number 11778. The"Dew-Dew-Dewey Day" recording matrix number is 11777.
- Edison Diamond Disc 52065-R Year 1927
- "Dew-Dew-Dewey Day" was transferred using a 2.7 mil truncated elliptical stylus in a Stanton 500 stereo cartridge at 80 rpm on a United Audio Dual 1219 turntable.
- In the 1948 election, Republican candidate, Thomas Dewey usurped "Dew-Dew-Dewey Day" for his campaign. It was sung at the party's convention held in the summer of that year.
- Four years later, songwriter Al Sherman wrote a song specifically for Dwight D. Eisenhower's campaign called, "I Like Ike".
- Sherman's sons, Robert and Richard (who are also songwriters), similarly have written campaign songs for American Presidential candidates, although quite belatedly. The songs, "Let's Put It Over with Grover" and "Oh, Benjamin Harrison", were written for the film The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, which dramatized the 1888 American Presidential campaigns, some 80 years later after the election took place.
- Sherman, Robert B. Walt's Time: from before to beyond, Santa Clarita: Camphor Tree Publishers, 1998.
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