"Tuxedo Junction" 
Recordings of Tuxedo Junction
1939

Music:
JULIAN DASH
ERSKINE HAWKINS
WILLIAM LUTHERJOHNSON
Lyrics:
BUDDY FEYNE

TOP 10 of 1939

Alabama plaque commemorating Tuxedo Junction

Alabama Historical Plaque

Song published originally by Lewis Music Publishing
Current publisher - Music Sales

In the 30s getting lyrics credits was highly competitive.
Several lyricists would often be asked to write lryics, then the best was selected.


Buddy contacted the composer - Erskine Hawkins - to ask "What is Tuxedo Junction?"
He learned it was a whistle-stop performance venue for "Race Music" in the South. Buddy wrote the lyrics to match its theme and his were selected.


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Found Recordings:

Vocals

Manhattan TransferJoe Jackson's Jumpin' JiveElla-You Better BelieveAndrews Sisters-50th Anniversary Collection
Johnny Winter-Big Band ProjectSweet HarmonyChesterfield Broadcasts-Glenn Miller & Andrews Sisters
VelvetonesManhattan Transfer-Down In BirdlandVox PBest of Manhattan Transfer


Instrumentals

Duke EllingtonIntroduction to Erskine HawkinsStan Kenton & His Orchestra 1962Chet Akins-Down Home GuitarDuane Eddy-Especially for YouGlenn Miller-Legendary Performer
Gene Krupa 1940Erskine Hawkins 38-39harry james 39-40Johnny Gimble-Down Home texasJimmy Forrest-Sit Down & RelaxStan Kentron-Live at Barstow 1950
Army Air Coprs Overseas OrchestraLes & Larry ElgartJoey DeFrancesco-All In The FamilyJoe Augustine-Swing Then and NowBoston Pops-Swing Swing SwinSwinging Big Bands
Kings of SwingFrank Vignola GuitarGene Krupa-Drum BoogieSwing FeverJazzFest-Best iIg BandJerry Gray -Swing Daddy
Big Bands Big Band LegendsGreat Jazz BandsGiants of the Big Band EraErskine Hawkins 38-40Gene Krupa-Swing Era
Glenn Miller CollectionThe Miller Sound Lives ForeverErskine Hawkins & his OrchestraThe Glenn Miller Story SoundtrackGlenn Miller Popular RecordingsGlenn Miller 101 Greatest Hits
Glenn Miller-From Cafe Rouge-NYC Penn A Memorial for Glenn MillerGlenn Miller Army Orchestra Missing ChapterGlenn Miller-Moonlight SerenadeGlenn Miller-Secret BroadcastGlenn Miller-Pure Gold

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