Deep Purple


Artie Shaw and his Orchestra : Deep Purple

The tune was a favorite of  New York Yankee’s baseball player Babe Ruth, and the composer, Peter DeRose,  performed the song at Babe Ruth’s birthday parties for the better part of a decade.

Album:  Deep Purple / Pastel Blue
Side A: Deep Purple
Side B: Pastel Blue

Style:  Fox Trot / Jazz

Date Recorded: March 12, 1939

Composer: Peter DeRose

Lyricist: Mitchell Parish

Instrumentation: Clarinet, 4 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, guitar, piano, string bass, and traps

Charted: ‘Deep Purple’ charted in 1939 on Billboard at #17 for 1 week.

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Name: Helen Forrest


When the deep purple falls over sleepy garden walls
And the stars begin to flicker in the sky
Through the mist of a memory you wander back to me
Breathing my name with a sigh
In the still of the night once again I hold you tight
Though you’re gone, your love lives on when moonlight beams
And as long as my heart will beat, lover we’ll always meet
Here in my deep purple dreams
Here in my deep purple dreams

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

  • Artie Shaw (director, clarinet)
  • George Arus (instrumentalist : trombone)
  • Georgie Auld (instrumentalist : saxophone)
  • Al Avola (instrumentalist : guitar)
  • Johnny Best (instrumentalist : trumpet)
  • Hank Freeman (instrumentalist : saxophone)
  • Les Jenkins (instrumentalist : trombone)
  • Bob Kitsis (instrumentalist : piano)
  • Tony Pastor (instrumentalist : saxophone)
  • Chuck Peterson (instrumentalist : trumpet)
  • Bernie Privin (instrumentalist : trumpet)
  • Buddy Rich (instrumentalist : traps)
  • Les Robinson (instrumentalist : saxophone)
  • Harry Rodgers (instrumentalist : trombone)
  • Sid Weiss (instrumentalist : string bass)

Label: Bluebird

Deep Purple - Artie Shaw and his Orchestar - Bluebird record label

Deep Purple

Deep Purple

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