The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

(It Will Have to Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along


Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Collection(s)Vintage
Catalogue Number37493 / 37494 / 37495 / 37496
Matrix Number 32408
Record Label Columbia
Record Format78 RPM - 10"
Shelf Number71
Number of Tracks8
Date Recorded1947
Album Artists
Notes Orchestra under the direction of Teddy Wilson

Recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like. These recordings can be identified by the words (Research Station) in the music player.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - Summertime
Composer(s) : Heyward ; G. Gershwin
2 - Billie's Blues
Composer(s) : Holiday
3 - (It Will Have to Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along
Composer(s) : Holiner ; Nichols ; Cahn ; Chaplin ; Freeman
4 - I Cover the Water Front
Composer(s) : Heyman ; J. Green
5 - I Can't Get Started
Composer(s) : Ira Gershwin ; Duke
6 - When a Woman Loves a Man
Composer(s) : Mercer ; Hanighen ; Jenkins
7 - He's Funny That Way
Composer(s) : Whiting ; Moret
8 - A Sailboat in the Moonlight
Composer(s) : Lombardo ; Loeb