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"'Drifting and Dreaming, Sweet Paradise'," is an American popular song written, copyrighted, published, and licensed by ASCAP in 1925. Lyrics are by Haven Gillespie, music is by Egbert Van Alstyne and Erwin Roeder Schmidt (18901966), and Loyal B. Curtis (18771947), L.B. Curtis, Music Publisher, New York.'Drifting and Dreaming: The Biography of Songwriter Haven Gillespie,' by William E. First & Pasco E. First, Seaside Publishing (1998) It was a major hit in 1926 for George Olsen.

Selected discography

* Ted Lewis, Columbia Records 78 rpm (1925)

: Recorded in New York City, December 15, 1925

: Side A Matrix 141393: 'Don't Wake Me Up (Let Me Dream)' 551-D

: Side B Matrix 141394: 'Drifting and Dreaming' 620-D

* George Olsen and His Music, Victor master 19969, 10-inch 78 rpm (1926)

: Fran C. Frey (19031962), Bob Rice, (baritone vocals), Bob Borger (tenor vocal), George Olsen (director)

: Instrumentation: 2 violins, cello, flute, clarinet, 3 saxophones, 2 cornets, trombone, tuba, banjo, and piano

: Recorded February 16, 1926, in New York City

* Fess Williams and His Joy Boys, Vocalion Records (1928) reissue as a compilation

: Fats Robinson (trumpet, oboe), Reuben Reeves (trumpet), Eddie Atkins, William Franklin (trombone), Professor Stanley Williams (clarinet), Ralph Brown (alto sax, oboe), Norval Morton (tenor sax, flute), Clarence Lee, Joe McCutchin, Bobby Wall (violin), Lawrence Dixon (banjo, cello), Sudie Reynaud (bass), Jasper Taylor (drums)

: Recorded in Chicago, April 3, 1928

: C-1867 'Dixie stomp'

: C-1868 'Drifting and dreaming'

: Note: According to Lawrence Brown of Texas, the above is actually the Dave Peyton pit band at the Regal Theatre, Chicago. Tom Lord's 'Jazz Discography,' lists it under Fess Williams because reissues on LPs and CDs list it as by Fess Williams.'The Jazz Discography', Lord Music Reference Inc.

* Orrin Tucker and His Orchestra, Columbia

: Matrix LA 2073A (C63-8): 'Drifting and Dreaming,' recorded December 5, 1939, Columbia Master 36227, 78 rpm

: Matrix LA 2073A: 'Drifting and Dreaming,' recorded December 5, 1939, Columbia Master 35332, 78 rpm

* Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians, Decca Records (1941)

: Side A Matrix 69133: 'Drifting and Dreaming,' Kenny Gardner (vocals)

: Side B Matrix 69132: 'When The Organ Played at Twilight'

: Recorded in New York City, May 5, 1941

* Bing Crosby with The Les Paul Trio, Decca 25185, A-578, 78 rpm (1947)

: Side A Matrix L 3889: 'It's Been a Long, Long Time,' recorded July 12, 1945, in Los Angeles.

: Side B Matrix L 4357: 'Drifting and Dreaming,' recorded February 13, 1947, in Los Angeles.

* Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra, 'Sea of Dreams,' Capitol ST 915, 33 rpm (1957)

* Russ Hamilton, Kapp Records (1958)

* Vera Lynn 'Songs of the Tuneful Twenties,' with The Mike Sammes Singers and Eric Rogers & His Orchestra, Decca LP LK 4305 (1959)

: Recorded April 1959. She had earlier recorded the song on 27 June 1948 with the Robert Farnon Orchestra (Decca F 8943).

* Pat Boone and Shirley Boone - for their album 'Side by Side' (1959).

* Burl Ives - for his album 'On the Beach at Waikiki' (1965).


Category:1925 songs

Category:American songs

Category:Songs with lyrics by Haven Gillespie

Category:Songs with music by Egbert Van Alstyne

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