The popular Jazz song Moon Over Miami was written in 1935 by songwriters Joe Burke and Edgar Leslie.
There were several different recordings available on 78 rpm during the early months of 1936. The most popular version was by Eddy Duchin and his Orchestra. Others out there were by singer Connee Boswell, Jan Garber's orchestra, Lud Gluskin's orchestra with vocal by a young Buddy Clark, and the BBC Dance Orchestra of Henry Hall. There was also a later version in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe. Recordings from the late 1940s and early 1950s include jazz pianist George Shearing, and also one by the big band conductor Ralph Flanagan. In 1957, Bill Haley & His Comets recorded a rock and roll version. Joseph A. Burke (March 18, 1884 – June 9, 1950) was an American actor, composer and pianist. He was born in Philadelphia and died in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.
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