ORIOLES

Deacon Jones (Lange-Heath-Loring) Louis Jordan [‘44, rel. on Circle LP 97; also on V-Disc]; Orioles [‘49, 5005]
I Challenge Your Kiss (Stephen-Paul-Gary) Orioles [‘47 Jubilee 5008], Dinah Washington [‘47, Jubilee 5008], 4 Jacks [‘49, Allen 21000]
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve (Loesser) 1947 recordings include Margaret Whiting [Capitol], Mel Tormé [Musicraft 15116], the Les Paul Trio [Decca] and perhaps Lena Horne.
I Cover the Waterfront (Green-Hayman) Eddy Duchin featuring Lew Sherwood [’33, Victor 24325], Joe Haymes [’33, Columbia 2781-D], Cats ‘n’ Jammers w. Bill Samuels vocal [‘46, Mercury 2003], the Ink Spots [‘46, Decca 18864], Sarah Vaughan [‘47, Musicraft 503], Errol Garner [‘49, Savoy 688], the Orioles [‘53, Jubilee 5120].
I Need You So (Ivory Joe Hunter) Ivory Joe Hunter [‘50, MGM 10663], Orioles [‘50, Jubilee 5037], Jesse Belvin [‘57, Modern 1013]
Goodnight Irene (Ledbetter-Lomax) was recorded several times by Leadbelly, beginning with his first session in the Angola State Penitentiary in 1933 for the Library of Congress; they include another LOC recording in 1935, several radio shows, and 1943 recordings for the Asch label [Asch A343 album ‘Songs by Lead Belly’, and Melodisc 1151]. It became a big hit in 1950 for the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra, featuring the Weavers [Decca 27077], and was recorded by several others: Frank Sinatra [Columbia 38892], Jo Stafford [Capitol 1142], Dennis Day [RCA Victor 3870], and Red Foley & Ernest Tubb [Decca 46255], the Orioles [Jubilee 5037].
I Cross My Fingers (Kent-Farrar) Bing Crosby [’50, Decca 27111], Percy Faith with Russ Emery [Columbia 38786], Perry Como with the Fontane Sisters [RCA Victor 3846], the Orioles [Jubilee 5040]..
I Miss You So (Scott-Henderson-Robin) Cats & the Fiddle [‘40, Bluebird 8429, and ‘46, Regis 6000], Charioteers [‘47, Columbia 37546], Trenier Twins [‘47, Mercury 8058], nat King Cole [‘51, Capitol 1672], the Orioles [‘51, Jubilee 5051 and ‘53, Jubilee 5107], Chris Connor [’56, Atlantic 1105], Paul Anka [’59, ABC Paramount 10011], Little Anthony & the Imperials [‘65, DCP 1149].
Would I Love You (Love You Love You) (Russell-Spina) had several version in 1951: Patti Page [Mercury 5571], Doris Day with Harry James [Columbia 39159], Helen O’Connell [Capitol 1368], Tony Martin [RCA Victor 4056], the Orioles [Jubilee 5057].
Hold Me Squeeze Me (Toombs)
Baby Please Don’t Go (Strutt-Alexander) Big Joe Williams [‘42, Bluebird 8969], Lightnin’ Hopkins [‘49, Gold Star 1949], Orioles [‘51, Jubilee 5065], Billy Wright [‘51, ‘Keep Your Lamp Down Low’, Savoy 827], Muddy Waters [‘53, ‘Keep Your Lamp Down Low’, Chess 1543; also ‘63 version, Chess LP 1449], Mose Allison [‘60, Columbia 41717], John Lee Hooker [rec. ‘52, rel. ‘61 Chess LP 1454]
For All We Know (Lewis-Coots) Nat King Cole [‘49, Capitol 57-643], Sonny Til [‘51, Jubilee 5066], Orioles [‘56, Vee Jay 228], Nina Simone [‘60, Bethlehem 11087], Sarah Vaughan [‘60, Mercury 71669], Flamingoes [‘62, End 1116], Dinah Washington [‘62, Roulette 4444], Esther Philips [‘76, Kudo 929] 34
I Only Have Eyes For You (Warren) was sung by Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler in the 1934 film ‘Dames’, and recorded by Eddy Duchin featuring Lew Sherwood [Victor 24665], Ben Selvin [Columbia 2936-D], and Jane Froman [Decca 181]. Later versions were by Billy Eckstine [‘49, National 9076], Swallows [‘52, King 4533], Sonny Til & Edna McGriff [‘52, Jubilee 5090], Flamingoes [‘59, End 1046], Jerry Butler [‘72, Mercury 73290], and Art Garfunkel [‘75, Columbia 10190].
Don’t Cry Baby (Unger-Johnson-Berrie or Lowe-Michelle) Erskine Hawkins w. Jimmy Mitchelle vocal [‘43, Bluebird 30-0813], Mabel Scott [‘48, Exclusive 35X], Orioles [‘52, Jubilee 5092], Etta James [‘61, Argo 5393], Aretha Franklin [‘62, Columbia 42456]
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (Noble) was a hit for Karen Chandler [‘53, Coral 60831], covered by the Orioles [‘53, Jubilee 5108], and revived successfully by Mel Carter [‘65, Imperial 66113].
See See Rider (Rainey) see Elvis
Crying in the Chapel (Glenn) see Elvis
In the Mission of St. Augustine (Chiarelli) was recored by Sammy Kaye featuring Jeffrey Clay [Columbia 40061], Buccaneers [‘53, Rama 24], Orioles [‘53, Jubilee 5127]
The Robe of Calvary (Toomey-White-St. Clair-Rivers) Jane Froman [’53, Capitol 2639], Jill Corey [‘54, Columbia 40123], the Orioles [‘53, Jubilee 5134].
Don’t Go to Strangers (Evans-Mann-Kent) Al Martino [‘54, Capitol 2899], the Orioles [‘54, Jubilee 5137], Etta Jones [‘60, Prestige 180]
Secret Love (Webster-Fain) was a big hit for Doris Day [‘53, Columbia 40108] from the film ‘Calamity Jane’. Other recordings: Tommy Edwards [‘53, MGM 11604], Ray Anthony featuring Tommy Mercer [’53, Capitol 2678], the Moonglows [‘54, Chance 1152], Orioles [‘54, Jubilee 5137], Ahmad Jamal [‘58, Argo 5317], Billy Stewart [‘67, Chess 1978], Freddy Fender [‘75, ABC Dot17585]
In the Chapel in the Moonlight (Hill) had several versions in 1936: Shep Fields [Bluebird 6640], Richard Himber featuring Stuart Allen [Victor 25441], Ruth Etting [Decca 1084], and Mal Hallett featuring Jerry Perskins [Decca 1033]. Later versions were by Kitty Kallen [’54, Decca 29130], the Four Knights [’54, Capitol 2840], the Orioles [‘54, Jubilee 5154], the Bachelors [‘65, London 9793] and Dean Martin [Reprise 0601]

.