Billboard R&B Chart Peak: #5 – Co-written by the group’s lead singer Thornton James “Pookie” Hudson.
The McGuire Sisters – Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight（1954/05）
orchestra and chorus conducted by Neal Hefti
Like the Chordettes before them, the McGuires’ recording career probably benefitted significantly from their regular exposure on Arthur Godfrey’s very popular radio & TV shows. The trio’s first major hit record was this mainstream’pop’ production of the Spaniels’ more sparsely-arranged doo-wop version, which had peaked at #5 on the R&B charts.
The Platters – Goodnight Sweetheart, It’s Time to Go（1957）
Chuck Berry – Goodnight Well It’s Time to Go
from the album “Chuck Berry In Memphis”（1967）
The Spaniels – Goodnight Sweetheart（1969/12）
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Kate Smith – Goodnight, Sweetheart（1931）
Adrian Schubert and his Orchestra – Goodnight Sweetheart（1931）
vocal: Smith Ballew
Bing Crosby – Goodnight, Sweetheart（1931）
orchestra conducted by Victor Young
recorded in NYC October 8, 1931
Other versions of this 1931 song hit posted to the MusicProf78 channel include Ray Noble/Al Bowlly Wayne King and Guy Lombardo
Guy Lombardo & his Royal Canadians – Good Night Sweetheart（1931）
vocal: Carmen Lombardo
recorded in NYC October 8, 1931
Featured in the 1931 edition of Earl Carroll’s “Vanities” and most commonly associated with the band of （co-writer） Ray Noble, this was among the most popular song hits of the early 1930s.
Wayne King and his Orchestra – Goodnight, Sweetheart（1931）
vocal: Ernie Burchill
recorded in Chicago September 29, 1931
Rust-Johnson-Shirley credits Rudy Vallee with this arrangement of the popular 1931 song hit, also available on this channel in versions by Adrian Schubert-Smith Ballew and Ray Noble-Al Bowlly. Noble was co-writer and used it as his closing theme.
Ray Noble and his Orchestra – Goodnight, Sweetheart（1931）
vocal: Al Bowlly
recorded at Small Queen’s Hall, London, February 19, 1931
Noble’s closing theme
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布施明 – そっとおやすみ（1970）
石原裕次郎 – おやすみなさい
Good Night, Sweet Heart
The Angels – Thank You And Goodnight（1963/10）
conducted by Alan Lorber
シングル “I Adore Him” のＢ面。
Pop Chart Peaks: Billboard 84, Cash Box 99, Music Vendor 107
Flip side of the group’s top-25 hit “I Adore Him.”
The Shirelles – Don’t Say Goodnight And Mean Goodbye（1963/06）
Pop Chart Peaks: Billboard 26, Cash Box 29, Music Vendor 30
The Fleetwoods – Goodnight My Love（1963/05）
arranged by Hank Levine
Pop Chart Peaks: Billboard 32, Cash Box 43, Music Vendor 59
One of several revivals over the years of the 1956 Jesse Belvin standard, this Fleetwoods version featured the voice of Barbara Ellis rather than regular lead Gary Troxel.
Buddy Knox – Rock Your Little Baby To Sleep（1963）
Jerry Williams & The Violents – Goodnight My Love（1962/12/22）
Donnie Brooks – Goodnite Judy（1961）
Bernie Keene with Carole King – You’re Letters Will Kiss Me Goodnight
Tina De Mola – Buenas Noches Mi Amor（1959）
Ray Peterson – Goodnight My Love （Pleasant Dreams）（1959）
Ray was one of several artists who enjoyed success with the ballad that Jesse Belvin had introduced in 1956. This decade-ending version was used as the sign-off theme by a number of night-time disc jockeys during the 1960s.
Buddy Lowe – Ummm – Kiss Me Goodnight（1958/06）
Rocke-Pelle – Goodnight My Love（1958）
Jesse Belvin – Goodnight My Love （Pleasant Dreams）（1956）
The McGuire Sisters – Goodnight My Love, Pleasant Dreams（1956）
orchestra and chorus conducted by Dick Jacobs
‘Pop’ cover of the R&B song hit by Jesse Belvin, revived in later years by Ray Peterson, The Fleetwoods, Ben E. King, and Paul Anka.
Chart Peaks: Cash Box 23, Music Vendor 28, Billboard 32
Alvis Wayne – Sleep, Rock-A-Roll Rock-A-Baby（1956）
Freddie Slack and his Orchestra – A Kiss Goodnight（1945）
vocal: Liza Morrow
A song also successfully recorded by the Woody Herman band. Later in 1945 Liza would join Benny Goodman to be featured on several of his popular 1945-46 releases.
Stan Kenton and his Orchestra – Sweet Dreams, Sweetheart（1944）
vocal: Gene Howard
Bing Crosby – I Still Love To Kiss You Goodnight（1937）
Artie Shaw and his Orchestra – Goodnight Angel（1937）
vocal: Nita Bradley
A #2 survey song on “Your Hit Parade” from the film “Radio City Revels,”
Benny Goodman and his Orchestra – Goodnight My Love（1937）
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
recorded in NYC November 5, 1936
Here is the first of two released Goodman recordings in this 1937 Archive collection of a #1 “Hit Parade” tune from the Shirley Temple film “Stowaway.”
This features a vocal （unbilled） by young Ella Fitzgerald, who was currently the band vocalist for Decca recording artist Chick Webb. Following Victor’s release of this and two other Goodman-Fitzgerald sides, Decca threatened legal action and the 78s were withdrawn from sale.
A slightly slower-tempo’d replacement version of “Goodnight My Love” was then recorded with an unbilled vocal by Frances Hunt and released with the same 78rpm record number as the original. The Ella recording was not officially reissued until the 1960s.
Ruth Etting – Goodnight My Love（1937）
recorded in NYC December 12, 1936
As her recording career was winding down, Ruth sang this #1 “Hit Parade” tune （from the Shirley Temple film “Stowaway”） at the first of the three sessions that she did for Decca in 1936-37. Most memorably, the song was recorded and released by the Benny Goodman band on Victor with an Ella Fitzgerald vocal but was soon taken off the market following legal threats by Ella’s contractual label.
Benny Goodman and his Orchestra – Goodnight My Love（1936）
vocal: Frances Hunt
from the Shirley Temple film “Stowaway”.
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra – Goodnight My Love（1936）
vocal: Bob Goday
Jack Jackson and his Orchestra at the Dorchester Hotel – Goodnight Lovely Little Lady（1934）
with vocal refrain
Popular Bing Crosby song hit from his Paramount film “We’re Not Dressing,” which co-starred Carole Lombard, George Burns, Gracie Allen and Ethel Merman.
Roy Fox and his Band – Goodnight, Lovely Little Lady（1934）
Benny Krueger and his Orchestra – Goodnight Lovely Little Lady（1934）
vocal: George Beuler
Bing Crosby – Good-Night, Lovely Little Lady（1934）
with Nat W. Finston and his Paramount Orchestra
George Olsen and his Music – And So To Bed（1932）
vocal: Ethel Shutta and Paul Small
Dell Lampe and his Orchestra – I Called To Say Goodnight（1932）
vocal: Elmer Feldkamp
Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra – Let’s Put Out The Lights（And Go To Sleep）（1932）
vocal: Ramona Davies