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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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 US 1937 Sell This Version
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(Shellac, 10") Victor 25686 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
1542 Michael Edwards (3) - Once In A While / Farewell My Love album art Frances Langford With Harry Sosnik And His Orchestra Once In A While Frances Langford With Harry Sosnik And His Orchestra - Once In A While / Farewell My Love(Shellac, 10") Decca 1542 US 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
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
Michael Edwards (3) - The Man I Love album art Sarah Vaughan Once In A While Sarah Vaughan - The Man I Love (Single) MGM Records 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
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 US 1950 Sell This Version
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 UK 1950 Sell This Version
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 Sweden 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
Michael Edwards (3) - Walkin' My Baby Back Home / Once In A While album art Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians Once In A While Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians - Walkin' My Baby Back Home / Once In A While Decca US 1952 Sell This Version
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 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(7") RCA Victor 447-0004 US 1952 Sell This Version
M 9 Michael Edwards (3) - Once In A While / Nice Work If You Can Get It album art Arnold Ross Sextet / Arnold Ross Quintet Once In A While (as M. Edwards) Arnold Ross Sextet / Arnold Ross Quintet - Once In A While / Nice Work If You Can Get It(Shellac, 10") Modern Music (9) M 9 Sweden 1952 Sell This Version
20-079 Michael Edwards (3) - Hampton Hawes Quartet album art Hampton Hawes Quartet Once In A While (as Edwards) Hampton Hawes Quartet - Hampton Hawes Quartet(10", Album, Mono) Esquire 20-079 UK 1953 Sell This Version
X1020 Sarah Vaughan Once In A While Sarah Vaughan - The Man I Love(7", EP) MGM Records X1020 Canada 1953 Sell This Version
X1020 Michael Edwards (3) - The Man I Love album art Sarah Vaughan Once In A While Sarah Vaughan - The Man I Love(7", EP) MGM Records X1020 US 1953 Sell This Version
Michael Edwards (3) - Henri Renaud - Al Cohn Quartet album art Henri Renaud-Al Cohn Quartet* Once In A While (as Edwards) Henri Renaud-Al Cohn Quartet* - Henri Renaud - Al Cohn Quartet (Album) Swing (3) France 1954 Sell This Version
Michael Edwards (3) - Music, Martinis, And Memories album art Jackie Gleason Once In A While Jackie Gleason - Music, Martinis, And Memories (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Canada 1954 Sell This Version
Michael Edwards (3) - A Night At Birdland, Volume 1 album art Art Blakey Quintet Once In A While (as Edwards) Art Blakey Quintet - A Night At Birdland, Volume 1 (Album) Blue Note US 1954 Sell This Version
H1-509 Michael Edwards (3) - Music, Martinis, And Memories album art Jackie Gleason Once In A While (as M. Edwards) Jackie Gleason - Music, Martinis, And Memories(10", MiniAlbum, Mono) Capitol Records H1-509 US 1954 Sell This Version