1927 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1927.

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Al Jolson in his hit 1927 sound film, The Jazz Singer.

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Published popular musicEdit

 
The short lived Black Patti Records label appeared in 1927


Top Popular Recordings 1927Edit

The following songs achieved the highest positions in Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954 and record sales reported on the "Discography of American Historical Recordings" website during 1927:[1] Numerical rankings are approximate, they are only used as a frame of reference.

# Artist Title Label Recording Date Release Date Chart Positions
1 Gene Austin "My Blue Heaven"[2] Victor 20964 September 14, 1927 (1927-09-14) November 1927 (1927-11) US Billboard 1927 #1, US #1 for 13 weeks, 26 total weeks, 1,000,000 sales[1]
2 Moran And Mack Two Black Crows Parts 1 & 2 (The Early Bird Catches The Worm)"[3] Columbia 935 March 14, 1927 (1927-03-14) May 1927 (1927-05) US Billboard 1927 #2, US #1 for 5 weeks, 12 total weeks, 2,500,000 sold
3 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra "In a Little Spanish Town"[4] Victor 20266 September 9, 1926 (1926-09-09) December 1926 (1926-12) US Billboard 1927 #3, US #1 for 8 weeks, 15 total weeks, 1,000,000 sales
4 Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians "Charmaine"[5] Columbia 1048 June 13, 1927 (1927-06-13) August 1927 (1927-08) US Billboard 1927 #4, US #1 for 7 weeks, 15 total weeks
5 Sophie Tucker with Ted Lewis and His Band "Some of These Days"[6] Columbia 826 November 23, 1926 (1926-11-23) October 1927 (1927-10) US Billboard 1927 #5, US #1 for 5 weeks, 12 total weeks, 938,466 sales
6 Whispering Jack Smith "Me and My Shadow"[7] Victor 20626 April 28, 1927 (1927-04-28) July 1927 (1927-07) US Billboard 1927 #6, US #1 for 4 week, 14 total weeks
7 Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra "Ain't She Sweet"[8] Brunswick 3444 January 28, 1927 (1927-01-28) March 1927 (1927-03) US Billboard 1927 #7, US #1 for 4 weeks, 12 total weeks
8 Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra "Russian Lullaby"[9] Victor 21308 March 8, 1927 (1927-03-08) June 1927 (1927-06) US Billboard 1927 #8, US #1 for 1 week, 12 total weeks
9 Red Nichols and His Five Pennies "Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider"[10] Columbia 1471 July 3, 1927 (1927-07-03) September 1927 (1927-09) US Billboard 1927 #9, US #1 for 1 week, 11 total weeks
10 Gene Austin "Tonight You Belong To Me"[11] Victor 20371 June 26, 1927 (1927-06-26) September 7, 1927 (1927-09-07) US Billboard 1927 #10, US #1 for 5 weeks, 15 total weeks
11 George Olsen and His Music "At Sundown (When Love is Calling Me Home)"[12] Victor 20476 February 4, 1927 (1927-02-04) July 1927 (1927-07) US Billboard 1927 #11, US #1 for 3 week, 12 total weeks
12 The Knickerbockers (Ben Selvin Orchestra) "Blue Skies"[13] Columbia 860-D January 15, 1927 (1927-01-15) May 1927 (1927-05) US Billboard 1927 #12, US #1 for 2 weeks, 9 total weeks
13 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra "My Blue Heaven"[14] Victor 20828 July 6, 1927 (1927-07-06) October 1927 (1927-10) US Billboard 1927 #13, US #1 for 1 weeks, 16 total weeks
14 Gene Austin with (Nat Shilkret Orchestra) "Forgive Me"[15] Victor 20561 March 15, 1927 (1927-03-15) June 1927 (1927-06) US Billboard 1927 #14, US #1 for 1 week, 11 total weeks
15 Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra "When Day Is Done"[16] Victor 35828 July 6, 1927 (1927-07-06) September 1927 (1927-09) US Billboard 1927 #15, US #2 for 4 weeks, 12 total weeks
16 Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians "It Made You Happy When You Made Me Cry"[17] Victor 20315 October 7, 1926 (1926-10-07) January 1927 (1927-01) US Billboard 1927 #16, US #2 for 4 weeks, 8 total weeks
17 Nick Lucas "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover"[18] Brunswick 3439 January 25, 1927 (1927-01-25) March 1927 (1927-03) US Billboard 1927 #17, US #2 for 2 weeks, 10 total weeks
18 George Olsen and His Music "Blue Skies"[19] Victor 20455 January 19, 1927 (1927-01-19) April 1927 (1927-04) US Billboard 1927 #18, US #2 for 2 week, 10 total weeks
19 Ruth Etting "Deed I Do"[20] Columbia 865 December 1, 1926 (1926-12-01) January 1927 (1927-01) US Billboard 1927 #19, US #2 for 2 weeks, 7 total weeks
20 Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra (vocal Johnny Marvin) "All Alone Monday"[21] Victor 20259 October 8, 1926 (1926-10-08) December 1926 (1926-12) US Billboard 1927 #20, US #2 for 2 weeks, 7 total weeks
21 Gertrude Lawrence "Someone to Watch Over Me"[22] Victor 20331 October 29, 1926 (1926-10-29) February 1927 (1927-02) US Billboard 1927 #21, US #2 for 1 week, 11 total weeks

Classical musicEdit

 
Bartók in 1927

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Record Research.
  2. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-39179. My blue heaven / Gene Austin - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  3. ^ "Columbia matrix W143602. Two black crows / Moran and Mack - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  4. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-36067. In a little Spanish town ('Twas on a night like this) / Paul Whiteman Orchestra - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  5. ^ "Columbia matrix W144324. Charmaine! / Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians ; Weston Vaughn - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  6. ^ "Columbia matrix W142955. Some of these days / Ted Lewis and his Band ; Sophie Tucker - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  7. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-38704. Me and my shadow / Whispering Jack Smith - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  8. ^ "Brunswick matrix E21355-E21357. Ain't she sweet? / Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  9. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-38468. Russian lullaby / Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  10. ^ "Brunswick matrix E24230-E24232. Ida! Sweet as apple cider / Five Pennies ; Red Nichols - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  11. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-36989. To-night you belong to me / Gene Austin - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-08-20.
  12. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-37741. At sundown (When love is calling me home) / George Olsen and his Music - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  13. ^ "Columbia matrix W143312. Blue skies / Charles Kaley ; The Knickerbockers - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-08-20.
  14. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-39627. My blue heaven / Paul Whiteman Orchestra - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-08-20.
  15. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-38172. Forgive me / Gene Austin - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-08-20.
  16. ^ "Victor matrix CVE-39227. When day is done / Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-08-20.
  17. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-36571. It made you happy when you made me cry / Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring ; Tom Waring - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-08-20.
  18. ^ "Brunswick matrix E21304-E21306. I'm looking over a four leaf clover / Nick Lucas - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  19. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-37549. Blue skies / Bob Borger ; Fran Frey ; George Olsen and his Music ; Bob Rice - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-08-20.
  20. ^ "Columbia matrix W142974. 'Deed I do / Ruth Etting - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  21. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-36802. All alone Monday / Johnny Marvin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  22. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-36654. Someone to watch over me / Gertrude Lawrence - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  23. ^ "Nieuws, achtergronden en colum". deVolksgrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  24. ^ Pierre Key's Music Year Book: The Standard Music Annual. Pierre Key, Incorporated. 1925. p. 471.
  25. ^ "The New England Ball Project – Person Page". Retrieved 23 March 2017.