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Academy Award Winning Music from MGM: 1939-1965
     

Academy Award Winning Music from MGM: 1939-1965

 
This compilation includes all of the songs and excerpts from all the scores that won Academy Awards for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer between 1939 and 1965. MGM dominated the music categories during that period, winning more song and score Oscars than any other studio. This retrospective includes several pieces that demonstrate the durabilty of MGM's output during that era. The

Overview

This compilation includes all of the songs and excerpts from all the scores that won Academy Awards for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer between 1939 and 1965. MGM dominated the music categories during that period, winning more song and score Oscars than any other studio. This retrospective includes several pieces that demonstrate the durabilty of MGM's output during that era. The original Judy Garland recording of "Over the Rainbow," for example, has certainly stood the test of time even if Howard Arlen's Oscar-winning score for The Wizard of Oz (represented here by the "Main Title") seems cloying and dated today. The disc includes several other tunes that are heard almost as frequently today a they were in their own times: Oscar Hammerstein's "The Last Time I Saw Paris" (the last Best Song winner that wasn't written expressly for the film), Frank Loesser's "Baby, It's Cold Outside," Irving Berlin's "Anything You Can Do," written for Annie Get Your Gun. The list is long and impressive. Of course, it's probably too much to ask that a collection of award winning music from 30-60 years ago will be without a few clunkers. The worst are probably Louis Jordan's laughable spoken performance of the insipid theme song from Gigi and the -- God help us -- eight minute version of "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Sante Fe." But on the whole, this collection holds up better than a lot of the Best Song winners from the '70s and '80s.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/18/1997
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227272029
catalogNumber:
72720

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maurice Jarre   Conductor
Miklós Rózsa   Conductor
Fred Astaire   Track Performer
Judy Garland   Track Performer
Gene Kelly   Track Performer
Frank Sinatra   Track Performer
André Previn   Conductor
Bronislaw Kaper   Conductor
Howard Keel   Track Performer
Louis Jourdan   Track Performer
Leslie Caron   Track Performer
Adolph Deutsch   Conductor
Lennie Hayton   Conductor
Lou Raderman   Concert Master
MGM Studio Orchestra   Track Performer
George Stoll   Conductor
Herbert Stothart   Conductor
Betty Hutton   Track Performer
Ann Sothern   Track Performer
Mel Ferrer   Track Performer
Ricardo Montalban   Track Performer
Eugene Zador   Performing Ensemble
John Green   Conductor
Esther Williams   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Maurice Jarre   Orchestration
Miklós Rózsa   Orchestration
Judy Garland   Contributor
Ray Bolger   Contributor
Williams Brothers   Contributor
Benny Carter   Contributor
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Saul Chaplin   Arranger
Alexander Courage   Orchestration
Adolph Deutsch   Arranger
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Loulie Jean Norman   Contributor
Conrad Salinger   Arranger,Orchestration
Doug Schwartz   Engineer
Axel Stordahl   Arranger,Orchestration
Roger Edens   Arranger
George Feltenstein   Producer
MGM Studio Orchestra   Contributor
Jud Conlon   Contributor
Marjorie Main   Contributor
Mary Moder   Contributor
Virginia O'Brien   Contributor
Herbert Stothart   Arranger,Adaptation
Joseph Karnes   Contributor
Dorothy Jackson   Contributor
Leo Arnaud   Arranger,Orchestration
Robert Franklyn   Orchestration
Ralph Blane   Contributor
Lee Gotch   Contributor
Judy Matson   Contributor
Dorothy McCarty   Contributor
Kenneth Rundquist   Contributor
Dorothy Wilkerson   Contributor
Murray Cutter   Orchestration
Claude Martin   Contributor
Alice Ludes   Contributor
Arnet Amos   Contributor
Elva Kellogg   Contributor
Jimmie Garland   Contributor

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