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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This four-CD set covers more than 80 years of American musical theater and Hollywood musicals, interspersed with a comedy bit or two. That's necessary for a collection like this, which starts with George M. Cohan and Bert Williams in the middle of the first decade of the 20th century and ends with the mid-'90s revival of Showboat. Anyone likely to be interested in it is just as likely to own at least some of what's here. Most, though not all, of the major bases are covered -- the works of Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Freed & Brown, Lerner & Loewe, Wright & Forrest, and Meredith Willson. ...
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Smithsonian Collection/See "fo, 01/01/1997, Audio CD, Very Good condition. Audio CD. Case Good. Booklet Very Good. 4 disc set. BMG Club edition/. Quality guaranteed! In original ... artwork/packaging unless otherwise noted. Read more Show Less

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This four-CD set covers more than 80 years of American musical theater and Hollywood musicals, interspersed with a comedy bit or two. That's necessary for a collection like this, which starts with George M. Cohan and Bert Williams in the middle of the first decade of the 20th century and ends with the mid-'90s revival of Showboat. Anyone likely to be interested in it is just as likely to own at least some of what's here. Most, though not all, of the major bases are covered -- the works of Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Freed & Brown, Lerner & Loewe, Wright & Forrest, and Meredith Willson. There also a lot of prime historical artifacts, such as early 20th century recordings of legends like Cohan "I Want to Hear a Yankee Doodle Tune", Al Jolson "That Haunting Melody," "My Mammy", and Marilyn Miller "Look for the Silver Lining", and period stars such as Nora Bayes "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly" and Joe Weber and Lew Fields "The Contract Scene" from Pousse Cafe, most of which show up on disc one. The accompanying booklet is reasonably thorough, although the notes emphasize the theatrical works rather than the careers of many of the performers represented, which is unfortunate, since many of the artists were major figures in their time who are otherwise unrepresented in the current CD catalog. There are gaps, to be sure -- no Kiss Me, Kate or Silk Stockings among the Porter works, and the representation of almost all of the major composers except Sondheim is very sketchy at best. Additionally, the attention paid to Hollywood musicals is slightly distracting, especially given that they don't exactly get a full treatment either. This box is a handy beginning for anyone just discovering musicals, and the early 20th century rarities on disc one may attract more serious fans, who will have to decide how much of their collections they want to duplicate in order to get them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/1997
  • Label: SMITHSONIAN COLLECT.
  • UPC: 033251111027
  • Catalog Number: 111

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Want to Hear a Yankee Doodle Tune (2:29)
  2. 2 Nobody - Bert Williams (2:54)
  3. 3 The Contract Scene (3:08)
  4. 4 Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? (3:09)
  5. 5 That Haunting Melody (2:33)
  6. 6 I've Gotta Go Back to Texas - Charles King (3:22)
  7. 7 Sweethearts (2:57)
  8. 8 Napoleon - Charles Adams Prince Orchestra (5:29)
  9. 9 You'd Be Surprised (3:08)
  10. 10 Second Hand Rose - Rosario Bourdon & The RCA Victor Orchestra (3:15)
  11. 11 Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean - Ed Gallagher (3:16)
  12. 12 Say It with Music - Rosario Bourdon (2:53)
  13. 13 Love Will Find a Way (3:08)
  14. 14 Song of the Vagabonds - Dennis King (2:25)
  15. 15 Sometimes I'm Happy - Charles King (3:30)
  16. 16 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (3:02)
  17. 17 Lover, Come Back to Me - Evelyn Herbert (3:38)
  18. 18 My Mammy (2:06)
  19. 19 I'm the Last of the Red Hot Mammas - Ted Shapiro and His Orchestra (2:23)
  20. 20 Broadway Melody - Charles King (1:45)
  21. 21 You're Always in My Arms (2:58)
  22. 22 Look for the Silver Lining - Marilyn Miller (3:28)
  23. 23 Thanks/Buckin' the Wind - Nat Finston & The Paramount Studio Orchestra (4:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 By a Waterfall - Ruby Keeler (10:43)
  2. 2 I Love Louisa - Leo Reisman & His Orchestra (2:58)
  3. 3 Porgy's Lament and Finale - Decca Symphony Orchestra (3:20)
  4. 4 Red, Hot and Blue - Fairchild and Carroll and Their Orchestra (3:09)
  5. 5 Let's Face the Music and Dance (7:56)
  6. 6 I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin' (2:30)
  7. 7 Indian Love Call - Nat Shilkret & His Orchestra (3:34)
  8. 8 Animal Crackers in My Soup (2:34)
  9. 9 Texas Tornado (1:29)
  10. 10 It's Love I'm After (2:14)
  11. 11 Someday My Prince Will Come - Leigh Harlin Orchestra (2:08)
  12. 12 My Ship (2:56)
  13. 13 Just One of Those Things (1:24)
  14. 14 To Keep My Love Alive - Vivienne Segal (3:15)
  15. 15 Oh, What a Beautiful Morning (2:30)
  16. 16 The Trolley Song (4:03)
  17. 17 I Can Cook Too - Leonard Joy & His Orchestra (2:23)
  18. 18 If I Loved You - Eileen Christy (9:40)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Doin' What Comes Natur'lly - Franz Allers & Orchestra (3:25)
  2. 2 The Heather on the Hill - David Brooks (3:37)
  3. 3 Allegro - Robert Reeves (3:05)
  4. 4 Papa, Won't You Dance with Me? - Milton Rosenstock & Orchestra (2:54)
  5. 5 Wish You Were Here - Jay Blackton Theatre Orchestra (3:12)
  6. 6 Singin' in the Rain - Gene Kelly (3:56)
  7. 7 Never Never Land - Louis Adrian & Orchestra (3:22)
  8. 8 Gesticulate - Franz Allers & Orchestra (4:19)
  9. 9 Windfloweres - Hugh Ross Theatre Orchestra (2:45)
  10. 10 Wouldn't It Be Loverly? - Franz Allers & Orchestra (3:55)
  11. 11 America - Max Goberman & Orchestra (4:32)
  12. 12 Ya Got Trouble - Herbert Greene & Orchestra (3:46)
  13. 13 A Little Brains, a Little Talent (3:26)
  14. 14 Some People - Milton Rosenstock & Orchestra (3:36)
  15. 15 The Night They Invented Champagne - Betty Wand (1:43)
  16. 16 If I Were a Rich Man - Milton Greene Theatre Orchestra (4:54)
  17. 17 All I Need Is One Good Break - Harold Hastings & Orchestra (3:21)
  18. 18 Before the Parade Passes By - Shepard Coleman Theatre Orchestra (3:18)
  19. 19 Do-Re-Mi - Charmian Carr (5:30)
  20. 20 Bosom Buddies - Donald Pippn & Orchestra (4:04)
  21. 21 Wilkommen - Joe Grey and Company (5:12)
  22. 22 Aquarius - John Morris Orchestra (2:13)
  23. 23 The Ladies Who Lunch - Harold Hastings & Orchestra (4:25)
  24. 24 Chain of Love - Claibe Richardson Orchestra (3:06)
  25. 25 Waiting for the Girls Upstairs - John McMartin (5:28)
  26. 26 Send in the Clowns - Harold Hastings & Orchestra (3:24)
  27. 27 Cabaret - Jack French Orchestra (3:35)
  28. 28 One - Cast (4:46)
  29. 29 Roxie - Stanley Lebowsky Theatre Orchestra (5:24)
  30. 30 Ease on Down the Road - Charles H. Coleman Theatre Orchestra (2:23)
  31. 31 A Little Priest - Paul Gemignani Theatre Orchestra (7:11)
  32. 32 Sophisticated Lady - Mercer Ellington & His Orchestra (3:06)
  33. 33 I Am What I Am - Donald Pippn & Orchestra (2:57)
  34. 34 Last Midnight - Paul Gemignani Theatre Orchestra (3:08)
  35. 35 Sue Me (2:50)
  36. 36 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - Lonette And Company McKee (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fred Astaire Track Performer
Barbara Cook Track Performer
Bing Crosby Track Performer
Judy Garland Track Performer
Gene Kelly Track Performer
Ethel Merman Track Performer
Liza Minnelli Track Performer
Gregory Hines Track Performer
Allegro Jazz Ensemble Track Performer
Eubie Blake Track Performer
Lena Horne Track Performer
Al Jolson Track Performer
Sophie Tucker Track Performer
Eddie Cantor Track Performer
George M. Cohan Track Performer
Nelson Eddy Track Performer
Julie Andrews Track Performer
Mary Martin Track Performer
Bernadette Peters Track Performer
Elaine Stritch Vocals
Fanny Brice Track Performer
Nancy Walker Track Performer
Angela Cartwright Track Performer
Dorothy Collins Track Performer
Gertrude Lawrence Track Performer
John Raitt Track Performer
Gwen Verdon Track Performer
Louis Jourdan Track Performer
Alfred Drake Track Performer
Leslie Caron Track Performer
Noble Sissle Track Performer
Jack Cassidy Track Performer
Duane Chase Track Performer
Glyn Johns Track Performer
Nicholas Hammond Track Performer
Lisa Kirk Track Performer
Jeanette MacDonald Track Performer
Hugh Martin Track Performer
Heather Menzies Track Performer
Zero Mostel Track Performer
Eleanor Powell Track Performer
Robert Preston Track Performer
Faith Prince Track Performer
John Steel Track Performer
Debbie Turner Track Performer
Betty Wand Track Performer
Bert Williams Track Performer
Shirley Temple Track Performer
Nathan Lane Track Performer
Angela Lansbury Track Performer
James Morris Track Performer
Marion Bell Track Performer
Adriana Caselotti Track Performer
Reid Shelton Track Performer
Bea Arthur Track Performer
Glenn Kezer Track Performer
Nora Bayes Track Performer
Elizabeth Brice Track Performer
Louise Groody Track Performer
Ruby Keeler Track Performer
Christie MacDonald Track Performer
Helen Morgan Track Performer
Peerless Quartet Track Performer
Walter B. Rogers Track Performer
Nanette Fabray Track Performer
George Hearn Track Performer
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra Track Performer
Bebe Daniels Track Performer
Ralph Blane Track Performer
Victor Baravalli Track Performer
John Battles Track Performer
Eva Jessye Choir Track Performer
Jack McCauley Track Performer
Joe Weber Track Performer
Alexis Smith Track Performer
Lew Fields Track Performer
Ed Gallagher Track Performer
Billy B. Van Track Performer
Victor Light Opera Company Track Performer
Gene Nelson Track Performer
Priscilla Gillette Track Performer
Decca Symphony Orchestra Track Performer
Henry Calvin Track Performer
John McMartin Track Performer
Vivienne Segal Track Performer
David Brooks Track Performer
Dennis King Track Performer
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Arranger
Jane Sapp Contributor
André Previn Director
Paul Smith Director
Ralph Burns Arranger
Ray Heindorf Director
Leonard Joy Director
Don Pippin Director
Robert Russell Bennett Arranger
Milton Ager Composer
Franz Allers Director
Dwight Blocker Bowers Liner Notes
William David Brohn Arranger
Billy Byers Arranger
Shep Coleman Director
Paul Gemignani Director
Herbert Greene Director
Lennie Hayton Director
Irwin Kostal Arranger, Director
Philip J. Lang Arranger
Jerome Moross Arranger
Sid Ramin Arranger
Milton Rosenstock Director
Teddy Royal Arranger
Conrad Salinger Arranger
Michael Starobin Arranger
Edward Strauss Director
Jonathan Tunick Arranger
Harold Wheeler Arranger
Jack Yellen Composer
Roger Edens Arranger
George Stoll Director
Bruce Talbot Executive Producer
George Bassman Arranger
Hershy Kay Arranger
Charles Adams Prince Director
Walter B. Rogers Director
Arthur Kay Arranger
Max Goberman Director
Milton Greene Director
Robert Ginzler Arranger
Jim Tyler Arranger
Louis Adrian Director
Stanley Lebowsky Director
Jay Blackton Director
Rosario Bourdon Director
Victor Baravalli Director
Jeffrey Huard Director
Albert Sendrey Arranger
Fred Werner Arranger
Alexander Smallens Director
Hugh Ross Director
Claibe Richardson Director
Amy Henderson Liner Notes
John Morris Director
Don Walker Arranger
Salvatore Dell'Isola Director
Robert Wright Composer
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