Blue Barron And His Orchestra

ABOUT

Blue Barron (November 19, 1913 - July 16, 2005, b. Harry Freidman) was a big band orchestra leader with a less swingy and more subdued "sweet" sound who became famous during the 1940s. His many hits, which continued through 1951, include the chart-topping "Cruising Down The River" (1949), which went gold.


Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Darn That Dream (1940)
  • You Walk By (1941)
  • Chi-Baba Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go To Sleep) (1947)
  • A Strawberry Moon (In A Blueberry Sky) (1948)
  • You Were Only Fooling (1948)
  • Cruising Down The River (1949)
  • Powder Your Face With Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!) (1949)
  • Whose Girl Are You (1949)
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight (1950)
  • Let Me In (1951)

Pop charts debut year: 1938

Years active: ca. mid 1930s - 1960s

Genres: Big band, sweet music, jazz

Labels: Bluebird, MGM

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