During his long career, Damon recorded such local notables as Tommy Douglas, Julia Lee, the Scamps, Jay McShann and Marilyn Maye. The Blue Things, a popular folk-rock group based in Lawrence, Kansas, recorded early demos at Damon’s studio under the name The Blue Boys before landing a deal with RCA in the mid-1960s. Capitol and Decca record companies frequently engaged Damon’s services as a recording engineer. Damon’s studio also provided recording services for advertising agencies, church groups and civic organizations.
One of Damon’s greatest commercial successes was "My Happiness", recorded at his studio December 10, 1947, by Jon And Sondra Steele. In 1948 "My Happiness" sold over a million copies of sheet music and won a Cashbox award for "Best Record of the Year." Composed by Borney Bergantine with lyrics by Betty Peterson (Mrs. Lou Blasco), My Happiness was subsequently recorded by hundreds of artists including Elvis Presley’s first recorded effort rendered for his mother.
Victor L. Damon died February 20, 1974 at age 73.
Victor Damon Discography Tracks
Writing & Arrangement
|20659||Bob Atcher And Bonnie Blue Eyes||To Make You Mine (as Damon) Bob Atcher And Bonnie Blue Eyes - To Make You Mine / I Can't Think Of Love Without You (Shellac, 10")||Columbia||20659||US||1950||Sell This Version|
|D-11133||Jon And Sondra Steele||To Make You Mine (as Vic Damon) Jon And Sondra Steele - To Make You Mine / My Happiness (7", Single, RE)||Damon (3)||D-11133||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|Jon And Sondra Steele||Jon And Sondra Steele - They All Recorded To Beat The Ban / My Happiness (Single)||Damon (3)||UK||1948||Sell This Version|
|D-11130||Jon And Sondra Steele||Jon And Sondra Steele - I Want To Be The Only One / Love Don't Get You Nothin' But The Blues (Shellac, 10")||Damon (3)||D-11130||US||1948||Sell This Version|
|12794||Bettye Miller||Bettye Miller - A Portrait Of Bettye (LP, Album)||Simba Records (2)||12794||US||1968||Sell This Version|