Gloomy Sunday – recordings

The list of recordings below may not be exhaustive.

Artist Recording Type Year ##
Hal Kemp & his Orchestra Gloomy Sunday 10″ 78rpm 1936* US
Vincent Lopez & his Orchestra Gloomy Sunday 10″ 78rpm 1936* US
Henry King & his Orchestra Gloomy Sunday 10″ 78rpm 1936* US
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra Gloomy Sunday 10″ 78rpm 1936* US
Paul Robeson Gloomy Sunday 10″ 78rpm 1936* US
The Albert Sandler Trio with Hildegarde Gloomy Sunday 10″ 78rpm 1936* UK/US
Damia Sombre Dimanche 10″ 78rpm 1936 FR
Trío Piana-Garza-Kohan / Mercedes Simone Triste Domingo 10″ 78rpm 1937 AR
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra Don’t Fall Asleep 10″ 78rpm 1940 US
Billie Holiday Gloomy Sunday 10″ 78rpm 1941 US
Don Byas Gloomy Sunday 10″ 78rpm 1946 US
Billy Eckstine & his Orchestra Gloomy Sunday 10″ 78rpm 1946 US
Charlie Barnet & his Orchestra Gloomy Sunday 10″ 78rpm 1949 US
Shelly Manne & Bill Russo Deep People LP 1951 US
Jerry Wald Orchestra Listen to The Music of Jerry Wald-2 LP 1955 US
Page Cavanaugh Carries the Torch LP 1956 US
Leroy Holmes & his Orchestra Music for Crazy Mixed-Up People LP 1957 US
Josh White Josh White Sings Ballads and Blues LP 1957 US
Woody Herman & his Orchestra Live at Peacock Lane Hollywood live LP 1958 US
The Creed Taylor Orchestra Shock Music in Hi-Fi LP 1958 US
Mel Tormé Tormé LP 1958 US
Mickey Baker Wildest Guitar LP 1959 US
Miss Toni Fisher The Big Hurt LP 1959 US
Bev Kelly Love Locked Out LP 1959 US
Claudia Thompson Goodbye to Love LP 1959 US
Lorez Alexandria Sing No Sad Songs For Me LP 1961 US
The Bob Brookmeyer Orchestra Gloomy Sunday and Other Bright Moments LP 1961 US
Johnny Griffin with Strings & Brass White Gardenia LP 1961 US
Sarah Vaughan The Divine One LP 1961 US
Dorothy Ashby Dorothy Ashby LP 1962 US
Ketty Lester Love Letters LP 1962 US
Peter Nero Hail The Conquering Hero LP 1963 US
Roy Hamilton Sentimental, Lonely and Blue LP 1964 US
Jimmy Smith Monster LP 1965 US
Stan Kenton The World We Know LP 1967 US
Herbie Mann The Herbie Mann String Album LP 1967 US
Anna Black Meet Anna Black LP 1968 US
Genesis In The Beginning LP 1968 US
Carmen McRae The Sound Of Silence LP 1968 US
Rita Moss Superb LP 1968 US
Ray Charles I’m All Yours-Baby! LP 1969 US
Joanne Vent Black and White of it is Blues LP 1969 US
Barbara Dickson Do Right Woman LP 1970 UK
Big Maybelle The Last of Big Maybelle LP 1973 US
Jimmy Witherspoon Spoonful LP 1975 US
Etta Jones My Mother’s Eyes LP 1977 US
Lydia Lunch Queen of Siam LP 1980 US
Elvis Costello & the Attractions Trust LP 1981 UK
The Associates Sulk LP 1982 UK
Marc and The Mambas Torment And Toreros LP 1983 UK
Swansway Soul Train single 1983 UK
Hades Born To Metalize comp. LP 1984 US
Peter Wolf Lights Out LP 1985 US
Christian Death Atrocities LP 1986 US
Marianne Faithfull A Perfect Stranger comp. LP 1987 UK
Serge Gainsbourg You’re Under Arrest LP 1987 FR
Abbey Lincoln Abbey Sings Billie Volume 1 LP 1987 US
Cats Laughing Cats Laughing cassette 1988 US
Carol Kidd The Night We Called It A Day LP 1990 US
Diamanda Galás The Singer LP 1992 US
Sinéad O’Connor Am I Not Your Girl LP 1992 IR
Charles Brown Just a Lucky So and So LP 1994 US
Satan’s Cheerleaders Infinity LP 1994 US
Gitane Demone With Love And Dementia live LP 1995 US
Louis Tillett & Charlie Owen Midnight Rain LP 1995 AU
Sarah McLachlan Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff comp. LP 1996 CA
Lil Darling Hot Club All That Swing LP 1997 IT
Danny Michel Clear LP 1998 CA
Satan’s Sadists Sympathetic Majesties Request comp. LP 1998 US
Björk Stormy Weather comp. LP 1999 IS
Heather Nova Gloomy Sunday single 1999 BM
The Smithereens God Save The Smithereens LP 1999 US
Sarah Brightman La Luna LP 2000 UK
Kronos Quartet Kronos Caravan LP 2000 US
Ricky Nelson Legacy comp. LP 2000** US
Hans Koller Lovers and Strangers LP 2001 DE
Iva Bittová j.h. LP 2002 CZ
Singing Loins The Complete and Utter LP 2004 UK
Venetian Snares Rossz Csillag Alatt Született*** LP 2005 CA
Eminemmylou Muthabanjo LP 2005 UK
Emilie Autumn Opheliac [deluxe edition] LP 2009 US
## Nationality
AR Argentina
AU Australia
BM Bermuda
CA Canada
CZ Czech Republic
DE Germany
FR France
IR Republic of Ireland
IS Iceland
IT Italy
UK United Kingdom
US United States of America
Key Notes
* ‘Gloomy Sunday / Desire’
10″ 78rpm released by Hal Kemp & his Orchestra on 5th March 1936 (US)
‘Gloomy Sunday / I Don’t Want To Make History (I Just Want To Make Love)’
10″ 78rpm released by Vincent Lopez & his Orchestra on 9th March 1936 (US)
‘Gloomy Sunday / A Waltz Was Born In Vienna’
10″ 78rpm released by Henry King & his Orchestra on 10th March 1936 (US)
‘Gloomy Sunday / A Waltz Was Born In Vienna’
10″ 78rpm released by Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra on 13th March 1936 (US)
‘Gloomy Sunday / Honey’
10″ 78rpm released by Paul Robeson on 26th March 1936 (US)
‘Gloomy Sunday’
10″ 78rpm released by The Albert Sandler Trio with Hildegarde on 3rd April 1936 (UK)
** Gloomy Sunday was originally recorded by Ricky Nelson in 1958 but remained unreleased until the “Legacy” box set compilation was issued in 2000.
*** LP track ‘Öngyilkos Vasárnap’ samples extensively from 1941 Billie Holiday recording.