Inside U.S.A. / The Band Wagon

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In Europe, copyrights on recordings expire after 50 years, which allows record labels to press up their own unlicensed versions of vintage material, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Although nominally not available in the U.S., where copyrights last longer, such recordings usually are not difficult for Americans to obtain. Here's a case of the copyright limit producing a valuable release. Britain's Sepia Records specializes in show music, and this album compiles tracks from numerous recordings of music written by composer Arthur Schwartz and lyricist Howard Dietz from a period of more than 20 years, much of it long out of print. The team's 1948 ...
See more details below
CD
$15.03
BN.com price
(Save 16%)$17.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $10.12   
  • New (4) from $10.12   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In Europe, copyrights on recordings expire after 50 years, which allows record labels to press up their own unlicensed versions of vintage material, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Although nominally not available in the U.S., where copyrights last longer, such recordings usually are not difficult for Americans to obtain. Here's a case of the copyright limit producing a valuable release. Britain's Sepia Records specializes in show music, and this album compiles tracks from numerous recordings of music written by composer Arthur Schwartz and lyricist Howard Dietz from a period of more than 20 years, much of it long out of print. The team's 1948 musical revue Inside U.S.A. was commemorated with a 78 rpm album released by RCA Victor Records featuring the show's principals, Beatrice Lillie and Jack Haley, as well as performances by non-cast member Billy Williams and Perry Como's hit recording of "Haunted Heart." This album was never reissued in the LP era, and the eight tracks surface here for the first time in more than half a century. But that's only the beginning. Pearl Bailey and Buddy Clark cut a 10" LP of the show's songs for Columbia Records, and its six tracks are also included. Schwartz and Dietz's 1931 revue The Band Wagon led to some RCA recordings featuring its stars, Fred and Adele Astaire, including a 12" 78 containing two medleys and an experimental 33-1/3 rpm record 17 years before the LP was introduced formally, and those tracks are here, too. In 1953, MGM released a movie adaptation of The Band Wagon starring Fred Astaire and featuring interpolations from other Schwartz-Dietz shows as well as the newly written "That's Entertainment." An MGM Records soundtrack LP appeared, and a few of those songs are included. The arrival of the film inspired RCA to record a studio cast album also including songs from Schwartz and Dietz's The Little Show revues featuring George Britton, Harold Lang, and Edith Adams, and four tracks come from that. The result is a 25-track, 78-minute Schwartz-Dietz compilation of rarities that should delight collectors of show music.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2005
  • Label: Sepia Recordings
  • EAN: 5055122110569
  • Catalog Number: 1056
  • Sales rank: 34,464

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Inside U.S.A. (3:05)
  2. 2 Come, Oh Come (3:22)
  3. 3 Blue Grass (3:20)
  4. 4 Rhode Island Is Famous For You (2:24)
  5. 5 Haunted Heart (2:37)
  6. 6 First Prize At The Fair (3:09)
  7. 7 At The Mardi Gras (3:00)
  8. 8 My Gal Is Mine Once More (2:24)
  9. 9 Atlanta (3:17)
  10. 10 Protect Me (3:22)
  11. 11 Rhode Island Is Famous For You - Buddy Clark (2:52)
  12. 12 Haunted Heart - Buddy Clark (2:52)
  13. 13 First Prize At The Fair - Buddy Clark (3:14)
  14. 14 My Gal Is Mine Once More - Buddy Clark (3:17)
  15. 15 Overture / Sweet Music / High And Low (5:11)
  16. 16 Hoops / Confession / New Sun In The Sky / I Love Louisa (4:34)
  17. 17 Ballet Music / Beggar's Waltz (4:38)
  18. 18 White Heat / Dancing In The Dark - Fred Astaire (5:18)
  19. 19 Dancing In The Dark (2:28)
  20. 20 High And Low (2:31)
  21. 21 I Love Louisa (2:10)
  22. 22 New Sun In The Sky (1:50)
  23. 23 That's Entertainment - India Adams (1:40)
  24. 24 Triplets - Nanette Fabray (2:15)
  25. 25 Louisiana Hayride (2:09)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jack Haley Sr. Primary Artist, Vocals, Track Performer
Fred Astaire Accordion, Vocals, Track Performer
Pearl Bailey Vocals, Track Performer
Perry Como Vocals, Track Performer
Jack Buchanan Vocals, Track Performer
Beatrice Lillie Vocals, Track Performer
George Britton Vocals, Track Performer
Mitchell Ayres Conductor
Russ Case Conductor, Accompaniment
Adolph Deutsch Conductor
Howard Dietz Vocals
Arthur Schwartz Piano
MGM Studio Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Leo Reisman Conductor
Nanette Fabray Vocals, Track Performer
Leo Reisman & His Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Jay Blackton Conductor
Edith Adams Vocals, Track Performer
Adele Astaire Vocals
Billy Williams & Choir Vocals, Track Performer
Harold Lang Vocals, Track Performer
Russ Case & His Orchestra Conductor, Performing Ensemble
India Adams Vocals, Track Performer
MGM Studio Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Robert Russell Bennett Orchestration
Howard Dietz Composer, Lyricist
Arthur Schwartz Composer, Lyricist
Rexton S. Bunnett Liner Notes
Craig Hewitt Graphic Design
L.K. Lee Remastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously