Einar Aaron Swan

Einar Aaron Swan

Real Name:
Einar (Eino) William Swan
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American musician, arranger and composer March 20, 1903 – August 8, 1940.

Born of Finnish parents who had emigrated to the United States at the turn of the century, he was the second of nine children.
His father was a keen amateur musician and before Einar Swan had entered his teens, he played violin, clarinet, saxophone and piano. At the age of 16 he was already playing in his own dance band, Swanie's Serenaders, and travelling around Massachusetts for three years. Swan's main instrument had been the violin but during this period he switched to alto saxophone.

Around 1924, the bandleader Sam Lanin invited Swan to join his orchestra at New York's famed Roseland Ballroom, and Swan played with leading musicians such as cornettist Red Nichols, and members of The Charleston Chasers Vic Berton (drums) and Joe Tarto (tuba), with whom he soon started composing and arranging material for the orchestra. He also started arranging for the other resident band at the Roseland Ballroom, Fletcher Henderson's orchestra.

After five months with Lanin, Swan joined Vincent Lopez's band in 1925 and went on tour to England. The band at that time also featured Mike Mosiello, Xavier Cugat and his old bandmate Joe Tarto. Shortly thereafter, the Bar Harbor Society Orchestra released "Trail of Dreams" credited to Swan and Klage.

Around 1930 Swan stopped working as a musician and concentrated on arrangements, starting to work for radio programmes and bandleaders such as Eddie Cantor collaborator Dave Rubinoff and Raymond Paige.

In 1931 he wrote "When Your Lover Has Gone" which was featured in the James Cagney film Blonde Crazy (1931). The song became a hit and has since been covered by many other performers such as Louis Armstrong, Ethel Waters, Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughan and Frank Sinatra.

In 1939, he composed "In the Middle of a Dream" with Tommy Dorsey and Al Stillman, which was recorded by Glenn Miller and Red Norvo.

He died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Greenwood Lake, New York in 1940 at the age of 37.
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Einar Aaron Swan Discography

Writing & Arrangement

20383 B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra Trail Of Dreams(Senda de Ensueños-Vals) (as Einar Swan) B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra - Trail Of Dreams-Waltz / Falling In Love With You-Waltz(Shellac, 10") Victor 20383 US 1926 Sell This Version
805-D The Cavaliers (2) Trail Of Dreams (as Swan) The Cavaliers (2) - In A Little Spanish Town / Trail Of Dreams(Shellac, 10") Columbia 805-D US 1927 Sell This Version
36773 Harry James And His Orchestra When Your Lover Has Gone (as Swan) Harry James And His Orchestra - When Your Lover Has Gone / I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)(Shellac, 10") Columbia 36773 US 1944 Sell This Version
467 Frank Sinatra, Axel Stordahl And His Orchestra* / Jo Stafford And Her V-Disc Boys When Your Lover Has Gone (as Swan) Frank Sinatra, Axel Stordahl And His Orchestra* / Jo Stafford And Her V-Disc Boys - When Your Lover Has Gone / Falling In Love With Love / Baby Won't You Please Come Home(12") V Disc 467 US 1945 Sell This Version
36791 Frank Sinatra When Your Lover Has Gone (as Swan) Frank Sinatra - When Your Lover Has Gone / I Should Care(Shellac, 10") Columbia 36791 US 1945 Sell This Version
CL 6071 Doris Day When Your Lover Has Gone Doris Day - You're My Thrill (Album) Columbia CL 6071 US 1949 Sell This Version
MGM.340 George Shearing Quintet* When Your Lover Has Gone (as Swan) George Shearing Quintet* - When Your Lover Has Gone / Carnegie Horizons(Shellac, 10", Mono) MGM Records MGM.340 UK 1950 Sell This Version
10763 George Shearing Quintet* When Your Lover Has Gone (as Swan) George Shearing Quintet* - When Your Lover Has Gone / Carnegie Horizons(10") MGM Records 10763 US 1950 Sell This Version
H 329, H-329 Billy May And His Orchestra When Your Lover Has Gone (as E.A. Swan) Billy May And His Orchestra - Big Band Bash (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records H 329, H-329 US 1952 Sell This Version
W-581 Frank Sinatra When Your Lover Has Gone (as E. A. Swan) Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records W-581 Australia 1955 Sell This Version
EAP 4-581 Frank Sinatra When Your Lover Has Gone (as E. A. Swan) Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours - Part 4 (EP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records EAP 4-581 UK 1955 Sell This Version
MG-36022 Irving Fazola's Dixielanders And George Hartman And His Orchestra When Your Lover Has Gone (as Swan) Irving Fazola's Dixielanders And George Hartman And His Orchestra - New Orleans Express EmArcy MG-36022 US 1955 Sell This Version
EBF 2-581 Frank Sinatra When Your Lover Has Gone Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (Parts 3 & 4)(2x7", Gat) Capitol Records EBF 2-581 US 1955 Sell This Version
CL 527 Paul Weston And His Orchestra When Your Lover Has Gone (as Swan) Paul Weston And His Orchestra - Mood Music(LP, Album, RE, Mono) Columbia CL 527 US 1955 Sell This Version
BCP-14 Urbie Green When Your Lover Has Gone (as Swan) Urbie Green - Urbie (East Coast Jazz/6)(LP, Album, Mono) Bethlehem Records BCP-14 US 1955 Sell This Version
32-072 Art Farmer, Donald Byrd When Your Lover Has Gone (as Swan) Art Farmer, Donald Byrd - 2 Trumpets(LP, Album) Esquire 32-072 UK 1956 Sell This Version
LRP 3012 Julie London When Your Lover Has Gone (as Swan) Julie London - Lonely Girl (Album) Liberty LRP 3012 US 1956 Sell This Version
PJ-1216 The Chico Hamilton Quintet Gone Lover (When Your Lover Has Gone) (as E. A. Swan) The Chico Hamilton Quintet - Chico Hamilton Quintet In Hi-Fi (Album) Pacific Jazz Records PJ-1216 US 1956 Sell This Version
Key LP-711 Murray McEachern When Your Lover Has Gone (as Einer Aaron Swan) Murray McEachern - Music For Sleepwalkers Only(LP) Key Records (4) Key LP-711 US 1956 Sell This Version
CL 2566 Bobby Hackett A Room With A View (as Swan) Bobby Hackett - The Bobby Hackett Horn(10", Album) Columbia CL 2566 US 1956 Sell This Version
ABC-172 King Guion And His Orchestra When Your Lover Has Gone (as Swan) King Guion And His Orchestra - Emotion, Inc. (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC-172 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
LX 1095 Julie Wilson When Your Lover Has Gone (as E. A. Swan) Julie Wilson - My Old Flame(LP, Mono) Vik LX 1095 US 1957 Sell This Version
ECJ-60040 Nat King Cole When Your Lover Has Gone (as E.A. Swan) Nat King Cole - Just One Of Those Things (Album) Capitol Records ECJ-60040 Japan 1957 Sell This Version
SM-455 Jackie Gleason When Your Lover Has Gone (as E.A. Swan) Jackie Gleason - Jackie Gleason Presents Music To Make You Misty (Album) Capitol Records SM-455 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
LRP 3060 Julie London A Room With A View (as Swan) Julie London - Make Love To Me Liberty LRP 3060 US 1957 Sell This Version