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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Instruments & Performance

B-5537 Einar Aaron Swan - Rolling In Love / My Hat's On The Side Of My Head album art Vincent Lopez And His St. Regis Hotel Orchestra* Vincent Lopez And His St. Regis Hotel Orchestra* - Rolling In Love / My Hat's On The Side Of My Head(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-5537 US 1934 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

273 Einar Aaron Swan - Precious / Trail Of Dreams album art The Ramblers / Green's Vibraphone Dance Orchestra* Trail Of Dreams (as Swan) The Ramblers / Green's Vibraphone Dance Orchestra* - Precious / Trail Of Dreams(Shellac, 10") Romeo 273 US 1926 Sell This Version
20238 Einar Aaron Swan - Trail Of Dreams / Falling In Love With You album art B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra Trail Of Dreams (Senda De Ensueños) (as Einar Swan) B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra - Trail Of Dreams / Falling In Love With You(Shellac, 10") Victor 20238 US 1926 Sell This Version
805-D Einar Aaron Swan - In A Little Spanish Town / Trail Of Dreams album art The Cavaliers (2) Trail Of Dreams (as Swan) The Cavaliers (2) - In A Little Spanish Town / Trail Of Dreams Columbia 805-D US 1927 Sell This Version
14818 Einar Aaron Swan - White Ghost Shivers / The Devil Is Afraid Of Music album art Earl Gresh's Orchestra* / Levee Loungers White Ghost Shivers (as Swan) Earl Gresh's Orchestra* / Levee Loungers - White Ghost Shivers / The Devil Is Afraid Of Music(Shellac, 10", Red) Perfect (3) 14818 US 1927 Sell This Version
41498 Einar Aaron Swan - Blue Again / When Your Lover Has Gone album art Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra* When Your Lover Has Gone (as Swan) Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra* - Blue Again / When Your Lover Has Gone(Shellac, 10") OKeh 41498 US 1931 Sell This Version
7692 Einar Aaron Swan - You'll Be Mine In Apple Blossom Time / When Your Love Has Gone album art Bob Haring & His Orchestra When Your Love Has Gone (as E.A. Swan) Bob Haring & His Orchestra - You'll Be Mine In Apple Blossom Time / When Your Love Has Gone(Shellac, 10") Conqueror 7692 US 1931 Sell This Version
22652 Einar Aaron Swan - When Your Lover Has Gone / Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone album art Bert Lown And His Hotel Biltmore Orchestra When Your Lover Has Gone (Cuando Se Vaya Tu Amor) Bert Lown And His Hotel Biltmore Orchestra - When Your Lover Has Gone / Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone(Shellac, 10") Victor 22652 US 1931 Sell This Version
B-5537 Einar Aaron Swan - Rolling In Love / My Hat's On The Side Of My Head album art Vincent Lopez And His St. Regis Hotel Orchestra* Vincent Lopez And His St. Regis Hotel Orchestra* - Rolling In Love / My Hat's On The Side Of My Head(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-5537 US 1934 Sell This Version
B-10075 Einar Aaron Swan - They Say / A Room With A View album art Artie Shaw And His Orchestra A Room With A View (as Einar Swan) Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - They Say / A Room With A View(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-10075 US 1939 Sell This Version
4953 Einar Aaron Swan - My Love For You / In The Middle Of A Dream album art Red Norvo And His Orchestra In The Middle Of A Dream (as Swan) Red Norvo And His Orchestra - My Love For You / In The Middle Of A Dream(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 4953 US 1939 Sell This Version
18555 Einar Aaron Swan - When Your Lover Has Gone / My Ideal album art Maxine Sullivan When Your Lover Has Gone (as E. A. Swan) Maxine Sullivan - When Your Lover Has Gone / My Ideal Decca 18555 US 1943 Sell This Version
467 Einar Aaron Swan - When Your Lover Has Gone / Falling In Love With Love / Baby Won't You Please Come Home album art 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
23393 Einar Aaron Swan - When Your Lover Has Gone / Wherever There's Love (There's You And I) album art Eddie Condon And His Orchestra When Your Lover Has Gone (as E. A. Swan) Eddie Condon And His Orchestra - When Your Lover Has Gone / Wherever There's Love (There's You And I) Decca 23393 US 1945 Sell This Version
36773 Einar Aaron Swan - When Your Lover Has Gone / I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) album art 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) Columbia 36773 US 1945 Sell This Version
36791 Einar Aaron Swan - When Your Lover Has Gone / I Should Care album art 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
D.B. 2186 Einar Aaron Swan - When Your Lover Has Gone / She's Funny That Way album art Frank Sinatra When Your Lover Has Gone (as Swan) Frank Sinatra - When Your Lover Has Gone / She's Funny That Way(Shellac, 10") Columbia D.B. 2186 UK 1945 Sell This Version
CL 6071 Einar Aaron Swan - You're My Thrill album art Doris Day When Your Lover Has Gone Doris Day - You're My Thrill (Album) Columbia CL 6071 US 1949 Sell This Version
10763 Einar Aaron Swan - When Your Lover Has Gone / Carnegie Horizons album art George Shearing Quintet* When Your Lover Has Gone (as Swan) George Shearing Quintet* - When Your Lover Has Gone / Carnegie Horizons MGM Records 10763 Canada 1950 Sell This Version
C-220 Einar Aaron Swan - Jazz Session album art Bobby Hackett A Room With A View (as Swan) Bobby Hackett - Jazz Session (Album) Columbia C-220 US 1950 Sell This Version
DL 5195 Einar Aaron Swan - Jazz Band Ball No. 1 album art Eddie Condon And His Orchestra When Your Lover Has Gone Eddie Condon And His Orchestra - Jazz Band Ball No. 1 (Comp) Decca DL 5195 US 1951 Sell This Version
F2290 Einar Aaron Swan - I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan album art The Voices Of Walter Schumann When Your Lover Has Gone (as E.A. Swan) The Voices Of Walter Schumann - I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan(7", Single) Capitol Records F2290 US 1952 Sell This Version
L 329 Einar Aaron Swan - Big Band Bash album art Billy May And His Orchestra When Your Lover Has Gone (as E. A. Swan) Billy May And His Orchestra - Big Band Bash (Album, EP) Capitol Records L 329 US 1952 Sell This Version
LC 6626 Einar Aaron Swan - Romance In The Air album art The Voices Of Walter Schumann When Your Lover Has Gone (as E. A. Swan) The Voices Of Walter Schumann - Romance In The Air (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records LC 6626 UK 1953 Sell This Version
EAP 2-366 Einar Aaron Swan - Lover's Rhapsody album art Jackie Gleason When Your Lover Has Gone (as E.A. Swan) Jackie Gleason - Lover's Rhapsody (Album, EP) Capitol Records EAP 2-366 US 1953 Sell This Version