Michael Edwards (3)

Real Name:
Michael Slowitzky
Profile:
Michael Slowitzky, American composer and musician (1893–1962), adopted the professional name of Michael Edwards.

Best known for composing the 1937 hit "Once in a While". He was also a classical violinist, organist and music arranger.
Edwards' most famous composition, "Once in a While", became a number one hit for Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, and later for Patti Page (1957) and The Chimes (1961). The song is now considered a jazz standard. None of Edwards' other songs achieved the popularity of "Once in a While", and he has been called "a perfect example of a one-hit composer".
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25686 Michael Edwards (3) - Once In A While / If It's The Last Thing I Do album art Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Once In A While Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra - Once In A While / If It's The Last Thing I Do Victor 25686 US 1937 Sell This Version
1560 Michael Edwards (3) - Once In A While / On The Sunny Side Of The Street album art Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Once In A While Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - Once In A While / On The Sunny Side Of The Street Decca 1560 US 1937 Sell This Version
7-12-04 Bert Block And His Bell Music Once In A While Bert Block And His Bell Music - Vieni, Vieni / Once In A While(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 7-12-04 US 1937 Sell This Version
FB 1899 Howard Jacobs With His Orchestra For Dancing* Once In A While (Slow Fox Trot) (as M. Edwards) Howard Jacobs With His Orchestra For Dancing* - Once In A While/ Silver Sails On Moonlit Waters(Shellac, 10") Columbia FB 1899 UK 1937 Sell This Version
1443 Michael Edwards (3) - Once In A While / The Morning After album art Lennie Hayton And His Orchestra Once In A While Lennie Hayton And His Orchestra - Once In A While / The Morning After(Shellac, 10") Decca 1443 US 1938 Sell This Version
35260 Michael Edwards (3) - I Walk Alone / Once In A While album art Martha Raye With Dave Rose And His Orchestra* Once In A While (as Edwards) Martha Raye With Dave Rose And His Orchestra* - I Walk Alone / Once In A While(Shellac, 10") Columbia 35260 US 1939 Sell This Version
28306 Michael Edwards (3) - Once In A While / Confessin' (That I Love You) album art Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Once In A While Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - Once In A While / Confessin' (That I Love You)(Shellac, 10", Promo) Decca 28306 US 1939 Sell This Version
1309 Michael Edwards (3) - Once In A While / Liza album art Benny Morton's Trombone Choir Once In A While (as Edwards) Benny Morton's Trombone Choir - Once In A While / Liza(Shellac, 12") Keynote Recordings (2) 1309 US 1944 Sell This Version
904 Michael Edwards (3) - My Melancholy Baby / Once In A While album art Don Byas All Star Quartet* Featuring Johnny Guarnieri Once In A While (as Edwards) Don Byas All Star Quartet* Featuring Johnny Guarnieri - My Melancholy Baby / Once In A While(Shellac, 10") Jamboree Records (2) 904 US 1945 Sell This Version
M-15, M 15 Michael Edwards (3) - Romance With Eddy Howard album art Eddy Howard And His Orchestra Once In A While (as Edwards) Eddy Howard And His Orchestra - Romance With Eddy Howard (Album) Majestic, Majestic M-15, M 15 US 1947 Sell This Version
M-2, M2 Michael Edwards (3) - Twilight Time album art The Three Suns Once In A While (as Edwards) The Three Suns - Twilight Time(3xShellac, 10", Album) Majestic, Majestic M-2, M2 US 1947 Sell This Version
10549 Michael Edwards (3) - The Man I Love album art Sarah Vaughan Once In A While Sarah Vaughan - The Man I Love (Single) MGM Records 10549 US 1949 Sell This Version
9053 Michael Edwards (3) - Once In A While / September Song album art The Ravens (2) Once In A While (as M. Edwards) The Ravens (2) - Once In A While / September Song(10") National Records (2) 9053 US 1949 Sell This Version
J 124 Michael Edwards (3) - Dinah / Once In A While album art Ulf Linde Quintet Once In A While (as M. Edwards) Ulf Linde Quintet - Dinah / Once In A While Metronome J 124 Sweden 1950 Sell This Version
C-201 Michael Edwards (3) - Harmony Time album art The Chordettes Tell Me Why (as Edwards) The Chordettes - Harmony Time(4xShellac, 10", Album) Columbia C-201 US 1950 Sell This Version
CL.13192 Michael Edwards (3) - Once In A While / Oh! Mo'nah! album art The Dinning Sisters Once In A While The Dinning Sisters - Once In A While / Oh! Mo'nah! Capitol Records CL.13192 UK 1950 Sell This Version
938 Michael Edwards (3) - Brazil / Once In A While album art The Dinning Sisters Once In A While The Dinning Sisters - Brazil / Once In A While Capitol Records 938 US 1950 Sell This Version
F.9468 Michael Edwards (3) - Bewitched album art Felix King His Piano And His Orchestra Once In A While (as Edwards) Felix King His Piano And His Orchestra - Bewitched Decca F.9468 UK 1950 Sell This Version
DL 5274 Michael Edwards (3) - College Prom album art Elliot Lawrence Once In A While Elliot Lawrence - College Prom(10") Decca DL 5274 US 1950 Sell This Version
9-223 Michael Edwards (3) - Souvenirs album art Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians Once In A While Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians - Souvenirs(4x7", Comp) Decca 9-223 US 1951 Sell This Version
E165 Michael Edwards (3) - Tenderly album art Sarah Vaughan Once In A While (as Edwards) Sarah Vaughan - Tenderly(10", Album, Mono) MGM Records E165 US 1951 Sell This Version
DL 5434 Michael Edwards (3) - Everybody Dance To The Music Of Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians album art Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians Once In A While Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians - Everybody Dance To The Music Of Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians(10", Album) Decca DL 5434 US 1952 Sell This Version
5867 Michael Edwards (3) - Once In A While / I'm Glad You're Happy With Someone Else album art Patti Page Once In A While Patti Page - Once In A While / I'm Glad You're Happy With Someone Else (Single) Mercury 5867 US 1952 Sell This Version
28306 Michael Edwards (3) - Once In A While / Confessin' (That I Love You) album art Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Once In A While Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - Once In A While / Confessin' (That I Love You) Decca 28306 US 1952 Sell This Version
447-0004 Michael Edwards (3) - Once In A While / Not So Quiet Please album art Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Once In A While Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra - Once In A While / Not So Quiet Please RCA Victor 447-0004 US 1952 Sell This Version