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1942 Albums

The following is a list of albums released in 1942.

For additional information about bands formed, reformed, disbanded, or on hiatus, for deaths of musicians, and for links to musical awards, see 1942 events. For previous years, see List of album releases by year.

First quarter[edit]

January[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Jan. 1942 Gene Autry Too Late / Blue-Eyed Elaine Country Okeh Los Angeles, CA

February[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Feb. 1942 Gene Autry You Are the Light of My Life / Sweethearts or Strangers Country Columbia Los Angeles, CA

March[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
March 1942 Count Basie and His Orchestra Down for Double / More Than You Know JazzSwing Okeh Kansas City, Missouri

Second quarter[edit]

April[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
April 1942 Count Basie and His Orchestra Blue Shadows and White Gardenias / 'Ay Now! JazzSwing Okeh Kansas City, Missouri
April 10, 1942 Gene Autry Deep in the Heart of Texas / Keep Rollin' Lazy Longhorns Country Okeh Los Angeles, CA

May[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
May 1942 Gene Autry Private Buckaroo / Rainbow on the Rio Colorado Country Okeh Los Angeles, CA
Gene Autry Tweedle-O-Twill / Take Me Back Into Your Heart Country Okeh Los Angeles, CA

June[edit]

Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
June 1942 Gene Autry Yesterday's Roses / Call for Me and I'll Be There Country Okeh Los Angeles, CA
June 26, 1942 Gene Autry Jingle Jangle Jingle / I'm a Cow Poke Pokin' Along Country Okeh Los Angeles, CA

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July[edit]

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September[edit]

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Fourth quarter[edit]

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1942 Count Basie and His Orchestra Harvard Blues / Coming Out Party JazzSwing Okeh Kansas City, Missouri
1942 Count Basie and His Orchestra I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town / Basie Blues JazzSwing Columbia Kansas City, Missouri
1942 Count Basie and His Orchestra My Old Flame / Tom Thumb JazzSwing Okeh Kansas City, Missouri
1942 Count Basie and His Orchestra Ride On / It's Sand, Man! JazzSwing Columbia Kansas City, Missouri
1942 Gene Autry Be Honest With Me / Darling, How Can You Forget So Soon? Country Regal Zenophone Los Angeles, CA
1942 Gene Autry I Hang My Head and Cry / You'll Be Sorry Country Okeh Los Angeles, CA
1942 Gene Autry I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes / I'll Be True While You're Gone Country Okeh Los Angeles, CA
1942 Jay McShann New Confessin' the Blues / Red River Blues JazzBluesJump BluesSwing Decca Kansas City, MO
1942 Jay McShann Cryin' Won't Make Me Stay / Baby Heart Blues JazzBluesJump BluesSwing Decca Kansas City, MO
1942 Jay McShann and His Orchestra Lonely Boy Blues / Sepian Bounce JazzBluesJump BluesSwing Decca Kansas City, MO
1942 Jay McShann and His Orchestra One Woman's Blues / So You Won't Jump JazzBluesJump BluesSwing Decca Kansas City, MO