Once in a While (1937 song)

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"Once in a While" is a popular song, written by Michael Edwards with lyrics by Bud Green. The song was published in 1937.

The song is a much-recorded standard. Tommy Dorsey's recording in 1937 went to number one in the United States.[1]

One of the best-known recordings was made by Patti Page in 1952 (on Mercury 5867). The song was revived in doo-wop style by the Chimes in 1960, and their version peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1961.[1] At the end of the instrumental "Stucco Homes" on the third volume of Frank Zappa's 1981 album Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, drummer Terry Bozzio sings the hook of this song.[2]

Other recordings[edit]

Year Performer Album Source
1937 Louis Armstrong [3]
1947 Sarah Vaughan [4]
1951 The Dinning Sisters [5]
1957 The Pied Pipers A Tribute to Tommy Dorsey [6]
1958 Lem Winchester and Ramsey Lewis A Tribute to Clifford Brown [7]
1961 Fats Domino I Miss You So [8]
1968 Ella Fitzgerald 30 by Ella [9]
1976 Bing Crosby Feels Good, Feels Right [10]
1977 Liza Minnelli New York, New York
1984 Elkie Brooks Screen Gems [11]
1986 Cleo Laine That Old Feeling [12]
2010 Mose Allison The Way of the World [13]
2011 Eddie Vedder Ukulele Songs [14]
2019 Seth MacFarlane Once in a While

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard book of top 40 hits (6 ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 123. ISBN 0-8230-7632-6.
  2. ^ "Shut up 'N Play Yer Guitar – Box Set". Archived from the original on 2016-04-27.
  3. ^ "Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra". The Red Hot Jazz Archive. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  4. ^ "1947-1949 - Sarah Vaughan". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  5. ^ "The Best of the Dinning Sisters". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  6. ^ "A Tribute to Tommy Dorsey - The Pied Pipers". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Tribute to Clifford Brown - Lem Winchester,Ramsey Lewis Trio". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Fats Domino - I Miss You So (Imperial LP-9138, January 1961)". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  9. ^ "30 by Ella". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Feels Good, Feels Right - Bing Crosby". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Screen Gems - Elkie Brooks". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  12. ^ "That Old Feeling - Cleo Laine". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  13. ^ "The Way of the World - Mose Allison". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  14. ^ "Ukulele Songs - Eddie Vedder". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  15. ^ "Once in a While – Seth MacFarlane on iTunes". US: iTunes Store. Archived from the original on August 26, 2017. Retrieved December 19, 2017.

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