Music from the New York Stage 1890-1920, Vol. 2: 1908-1913

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Though historically invaluable, the first volume of British archive label Pearl's four-volume collection of original Broadway cast recordings of songs from 1890-1920 suffered from two problems inherent in the material: first that a show's most popular songs might never have been recorded by members of the original cast, and second that, even if recorded, the performances were often made many years after the shows ran on Broadway. The second volume, covering the years 1908-1913, does not share the second problem; most of these 71 selections were recorded within a year of the Broadway openings of the shows in which they were introduced. But it does share the first ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Though historically invaluable, the first volume of British archive label Pearl's four-volume collection of original Broadway cast recordings of songs from 1890-1920 suffered from two problems inherent in the material: first that a show's most popular songs might never have been recorded by members of the original cast, and second that, even if recorded, the performances were often made many years after the shows ran on Broadway. The second volume, covering the years 1908-1913, does not share the second problem; most of these 71 selections were recorded within a year of the Broadway openings of the shows in which they were introduced. But it does share the first problem: of the 22 songs from Broadway musicals that were #1 pop hits during the six-year period, only five are included on this set. Operetta, the dominant style of musical in the period, is especially missed, not because producer Jack Raymond chose to omit it, but simply because cast recordings were not made. As such, the album does not give an accurate portrait of the American musical theater from 1908 to 1913. But it does give an accurate, nearly exhaustive sense of what was recorded from the musicals of the era. And actually, things are improved over the first volume in the sense that some of the major stars were beginning to find their way into recording studios. Though not, strictly speaking, original cast members, composers George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin are heard singing their theater songs. Some of the songs, if not the era's biggest hits, are remembered today, and the singers sometimes perform songs that, if not memorable hits, were their signature songs. Though a minimum of sound improvement has been done and there is noticeable hiss on all of the tracks, the sound quality is adequate to follow the lyrics and enjoy the music. Note that "coon" songs were still heard in this era, and may offend.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/1993
  • Label: Pearl
  • UPC: 727031905523
  • Catalog Number: 9053
  • Sales rank: 302,824

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Tired of Eating in the Restaurants - Bert Williams (2:50)
  2. 2 The Small Town Gal - George M. Cohan (2:52)
  3. 3 Gunga Din @@Clifton Crawford (3:37)
  4. 4 Adam and Eve - Greg Cameron (4:18)
  5. 5 Whose Baby Girl Are You? - Greg Cameron (2:19)
  6. 6 Goodbye, Molly Brown @@Maude Raymond (2:39)
  7. 7 Dusky Salome @@Maude Raymond (2:55)
  8. 8 Yip! I Adee! I Adee! I Ay! - Blanche Ring (2:51)
  9. 9 Billiken Man - Blanche Ring (3:00)
  10. 10 I've Got Rings on My Fingers - Blanche Ring (2:31)
  11. 11 I Don't Care - Eva Tanguay (3:56)
  12. 12 When You and I Were Young - Will Oakland (3:00)
  13. 13 Oh, How That German Could Love - Irving Berlin (3:27)
  14. 14 Come Along, My Mandy - Jack Norworth (3:47)
  15. 15 Young America - Nora Bayes (4:14)
  16. 16 Savannah - Stella Mayhew (3:34)
  17. 17 Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? - Nora Bayes (3:14)
  18. 18 Rosa Rosetta - Jack Norworth (3:51)
  19. 19 That Beautiful Rag - Stella Mayhew (2:07)
  20. 20 College Medley - Jack Norworth (3:02)
  21. 21 How Can They Tell That Oi'm Irish? - Nora Bayes (3:45)
  22. 22 Travel, Travel, Little Star @@Montgomery & Stone (4:03)
  23. 23 Moriah: A Scotch Medley @@Montgomery & Stone (3:45)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Used to Believe in Fairies @@Chauncy Olcott (3:05)
  2. 2 The Top O' the Morning - Blanche Ring (2:49)
  3. 3 Nora Malone - Blanche Ring (2:44)
  4. 4 Does Anybody Here Know Nancy? - Grace Larue (3:01)
  5. 5 The Red-Head - Irene Franklin (3:15)
  6. 6 Constantly - Bert Williams (3:09)
  7. 7 I'll Lend You Anything - Bert Williams (2:50)
  8. 8 Play That Barber Shop Chord - Bert Williams (2:52)
  9. 9 Something You Don't Expect - Bert Williams (3:21)
  10. 10 Alma - Truly Shattuck (3:31)
  11. 11 Sail Home - Truly Shattuck (2:46)
  12. 12 The Three Trees - Tom McNaughton (2:07)
  13. 13 Two Little Love Bees - Christie MacDonald (2:30)
  14. 14 Day Dreams, Visions of Bliss - Christie MacDonald (3:09)
  15. 15 Let Me Stay and Live in Dixieland - Charles King (2:59)
  16. 16 When Antelo Plays the 'Cello - Elsie Janis (2:53)
  17. 17 That's Ever-Loving Love - Charles King (3:08)
  18. 18 Fo' de Lawd's Sake, Play a Waltz - Elsie Janis (3:25)
  19. 19 I Love the Name of Mary - Chauncey Olcott (3:28)
  20. 20 Mother Machree - Chauncey Olcott (3:52)
  21. 21 De Devilin' Tune - Stella Mayhew (3:42)
  22. 22 That Lovin' Traumerei - Al Jolson (3:12)
  23. 23 Strawberries - Nora Bayes (2:32)
  24. 24 For Months and Months and Months - Jack Norworth (2:54)
  25. 25 Turn off Your Light, Mister Moon-Man - Nora Bayes (3:48)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Woodman, Spare That Tree - Bert Williams (3:11)
  2. 2 It's a Long Lane That Has No Turning [From Around the World in Eighty D @@Henry Santrey (4:20)
  3. 3 My Old Town @@Henry Santrey (2:43)
  4. 4 Melody of Love - Marguerite Sylva (4:15)
  5. 5 There Is a Land of Fancy - Marguerite Sylva (4:31)
  6. 6 I Will Give You All for Love - Marguerite Sylva (3:22)
  7. 7 Love Is Like the Rose - Arthur Albro (4:35)
  8. 8 Rum Tum Tiddle - Al Jolson (2:36)
  9. 9 My Lou (Vera Violetta) - Stella Mayhew (3:41)
  10. 10 In the Shadows (Vera Violetta) @@Melville Ellis (2:38)
  11. 11 That Haunting Melody (Vera Violetta) - Al Jolson (2:38)
  12. 12 The Aiaihea (Hula Shouting Song) - Hawaiian Quintette (2:56)
  13. 13 That's How the Shannon Flows - Chauncey Olcott (2:36)
  14. 14 I'll Miss You, Old Ireland, God Bless You, Goodbye - Chauncey Olcott (2:56)
  15. 15 'Tis an Irish Girl I Love - Chauncey Olcott (2:40)
  16. 16 Macushla Asthore - Chauncey Olcott (2:33)
  17. 17 A Songologue - Stella Mayhew (4:08)
  18. 18 The Wedding Glide @@Shirley Kellogg (3:52)
  19. 19 My Landlady - Bert Williams (3:21)
  20. 20 On the Right Road - Bert Williams (2:44)
  21. 21 Borrow from Me - Bert Williams (3:27)
  22. 22 A Woman's Smile - Craig Campbell (3:30)
  23. 23 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Chauncey Olcott (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Irving Berlin Vocals, Track Performer
Al Jolson Vocals, Track Performer
George M. Cohan Vocals, Track Performer
Billy Taylor Track Performer
Bert Williams Vocals, Track Performer
Nora Bayes Vocals, Track Performer
Elizabeth Brice Vocals, Track Performer
Elsie Janis Vocals, Track Performer
Christie MacDonald Vocals, Track Performer
Jack Norworth Vocals, Track Performer
Will Oakland Vocals, Track Performer
Chauncey Olcott Vocals, Track Performer
Blanche Ring Vocals, Track Performer
Greg Cameron Vocals, Track Performer
Grace Larue Vocals, Track Performer
Stella Mayhew Vocals, Track Performer
Truly Shattuck Vocals, Track Performer
Marguerite Sylva Vocals, Track Performer
Eva Tanguay Vocals, Track Performer
Irene Franklin Vocals, Track Performer
Arthur Albro Track Performer
Charles King Track Performer
Craig Campbell Track Performer
Billie Taylor Vocals
Montgomery & Stone Vocals
Tom McNaughton Vocals
Technical Credits
Rudolf Friml Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Andy J. Forest Composer
Dwight Blocker Bowers Liner Notes
Ted Snyder Composer
Chauncey Olcott Composer
Jack Raymond Producer
Edward Madden Composer
Ernest R. Ball Composer
Jean Schwartz Composer
Gary Graff Composer
Seth B. Winner Contributor
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