Darn That Dream

Mildred Bailey

About Darn That Dream

"Darn That Dream" is a popular song composed by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Eddie DeLange. It was published in 1939 and ranked No. 1 in 1940 when a recording was released by Benny Goodman with Mildred Bailey singing the vocal. Other popular recordings in 1940 were by Blue Barron & His Orchestra (vocal by Russ Carlyle) (#14 in Billboard charts) and by Tommy Dorsey (vocal by Anita Boyer) (#16 in Billboard charts). The song was introduced in the Broadway musical Swingin' the Dream, a variation on A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare set in New Orleans in 1890. The musical opened at Center Theatre in November 1939 and closed after 13 performances. 


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