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1940 Albums

The following is a list of albums released in 1940.

For additional information about bands formed, reformed, disbanded, or on hiatus, for deaths of musicians, and for links to musical awards, see 1940 events. For previous years, see List of album releases by year.

First quarter[edit]

January[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Jan. 1940 Count Basie and His Orchestra Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea / Ham 'N Eggs JazzSwing Columbia Kansas City, Missouri
Floyd Tillman Maybe I'll Get By Without You / I'm Always Dreaming of You CountryWestern SwingHonky-Tonk Decca San Antonio, TX

February[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Feb. 1940 Lee Wiley Rodgers and Hart Album JazzSwing Gala New York City, NY

March[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home

Second quarter[edit]

April[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Apr. 1940 Count Basie and His Orchestra Easy Does It / Louisiana JazzSwing Columbia Kansas City, Missouri
Gene Autry Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye / When I'm Gone You'll Soon Forget Country Vocalion Los Angeles, CA
Lee Wiley Cole Porter JazzSwing Liberty Music Shop New York City, NY

May[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home

June[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
June 1940 Gene Autry Mary Dear / There's Only Love in a Lifetime Country Okeh Los Angeles, CA

Third quarter[edit]

July[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
July 1940 Woody Guthrie Dust Bowl Ballads, Volume 1 Folk Victor New York City, NY
Woody Guthrie Dust Bowl Ballads, Volume 2 Folk Victor New York City, NY

August[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Aug. 1940 Gene Autry Blue Hawaii / Were You Sincere Country Okeh Los Angeles, CA

September[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Sept. 1940 Gene Autry Blueberry Hill / Sycamore Lane Country Conqueror Los Angeles, CA
Gene Autry Sierra Sue / When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano Country Okeh Los Angeles, CA

Fourth quarter[edit]

October[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home

November[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Nov. 1940 Gene Autry Broomstick Buckaroo / The Call of the Canyon Country Okeh Los Angeles, CA

December[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home

Unknown[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
1940 Count Basie and His Orchestra The Apple Jump / Blues (I Still Think of Her) JazzSwing Okeh Kansas City, Missouri
1940 Count Basie and His Orchestra Evenin' / Moten Swing JazzSwing Okeh Kansas City, Missouri
1940 Count Basie and His Orchestra Five O'Clock Whistle / My Wanderin' Man JazzSwing Okeh Kansas City, Missouri
1940 Count Basie and His Orchestra Gone with "What" Wind / Blow Top JazzSwing Okeh Kansas City, Missouri
1940 Count Basie and His Orchestra I Want a Little Girl / It's Torture JazzSwing Okeh Kansas City, Missouri
1940 Count Basie and His Orchestra Let's Make Hey! While the Moon Shines / Somebody Stole My Gal JazzSwing Columbia Kansas City, Missouri
1940 Count Basie and His Orchestra Miss Thing JazzSwing Vocalion Kansas City, Missouri
1940 Count Basie and His Orchestra Super Chief / You Can't Run Around JazzSwing Okeh Kansas City, Missouri
1940 Count Basie and His Orchestra Tickle-Toe / I Never Knew JazzSwing Columbia Kansas City, Missouri
1940 Count Basie and His Orchestra What's Your Number / Draftin' Blues JazzSwing Okeh Kansas City, Missouri
1940 Count Basie and His Orchestra The World is Mad JazzSwing Okeh Kansas City, Missouri
1940 Gene Autry Blue Montana Skies / Rhythm of the Hoof Beats Country Vocalion Los Angeles, CA
1940 Gene Autry El Rancho Grande (My Ranch) Country Conqueror Los Angeles, CA
1940 Gene Autry Rhythm of the Range / Way Out West in Texas Country Conqueror Los Angeles, CA
1940 Gene Autry That Little Kid Sister of Mine / You Waited Too Long Country Conqueror Los Angeles, CA
1940 Gene Autry There'll Never Be Another Pal Like You / Tears on My Pillow Country Okeh Los Angeles, CA
1940 Gene Autry We Never Dream The Same Dream Twice / I'll Never Smile Again Country Okeh Los Angeles, CA
1940 Lee Wiley Down to Steamboat Tennessee / Sugar Jazz Commodore Tulsa, OK