Serenade in Blue
"Serenade in Blue" is a 1942 Big Band song composed by Harry Warren, with lyrics written by Mack Gordon. It was introduced in the 1942 film Orchestra Wives by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, sung by Lynn Bari in the film but dubbed by Pat Friday.
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra released the song as an RCA Victor 78, 27935-A, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard pop singles chart.
The RCA Victor recording by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra featured vocalist Ray Eberle with backing vocals by The Modernaires. This record was the year's eleventh-best selling recording in the United States according to Billboard magazine, after having spent fifteen weeks on the Billboard charts.
- Tex Beneke with the Glenn Miller Orchestra
- Al Caiola
- Chris Connor - I Walk with Music (2002)
- Vic Damone (1954)
- Doris Day - Doris Day's Sentimental Journey (1964)
- Billy Eckstine Big Band (April 21, 1947)
- Dinah Shore
- Frances Langford
- Jimmy Dorsey
- Paul Whiteman
- Erroll Garner (May 12, 1950)
- Stan Getz - West Coast Jazz (1955)
- Jackie Gleason - Body and Soul (1995)
- Benny Goodman - Benny Goodman and His Great Vocalists, Dick Haymes on vocals, Legacy/Columbia, 1995
- Dexter Gordon - Landslide (1962)
- Dick Haymes - Richard the Lion-Hearted - Dick Haymes that is! (1960)
- Harry James - Soft Lights, Sweet Trumpet (Columbia CL 6207, 1952)
- Bert Kaempfert - Serenade in Blue (1967)
- Syd Lawrence - Remembers Glenn Miller (1989)
- Lou Levy Trio in 1955
- Gloria Lynne
- Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (with vocal refrain by Ray Eberle and The Modernaires). It was recorded in Chicago on May 20, 1942 and was released by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra on RCA Victor Records as a 78 single, catalogue number 27935A, reaching #2 on the Billboard charts.
- Peter Nero in 1962
- Oscar Peterson Trio - Plays Harry Warren (1954), Pastel Moods (1956)
- André Previn and David Rose - Like Blue (1960)
- Jimmy Rowles Trio - Rare, But Well Done with Art Mardigan and Red Mitchell (1954)
- Doc Severinsen - The Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen, Vol. II (1987)
- Frank Sinatra - Sinatra and Swingin' Brass (1962)
- Mel Torme and George Shearing
- Leslie Uggams
- Randy Weston Trio - With These Hands (1956)
- Song artist 6 - Glenn Miller.
- Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854. Tape 1, side A.
- Serenade in Blue. Second Hand Songs.
- "The Year's Top Recordings". The Billboard. 55 (1): 27. January 2, 1943. ISSN 0006-2510