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.

Popular recordings[edit]

  • 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]

Other recordings[edit]

Year Performer Album Source
1937 Louis Armstrong [2]
1947 Sarah Vaughan [3]
1951 The Dinning Sisters [4]
1954 The Art Blakey Quintet A Night at Birdland, Volume 1 [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]
1974 Dean Martin Once in a While
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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Popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra". The Red Hot Jazz Archive. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  3. ^ "1947-1949 - Sarah Vaughan". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  4. ^ "The Best of the Dinning Sisters". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  5. ^ "A Night at Birdland, Volume 1". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  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.
  16. ^ "Shut up 'N Play Yer Guitar – Box Set". Archived from the original on 2016-04-27.