The Hits of '23: Dreamy Melody

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Living Era's continuing trawl through the popular hits of the '20s proceeded into 1923 with a subtitle "Dreamy Melody" that doesn't really apply to many of the performances on tap. The Jazz Age was beginning to swing, and for every tender, disconsolate song such as Henry Burr's "Faded Love Letters," there were at least two from strident performers who were informed equally by Broadway and the blues -- Marion Harris "Aggravatin' Papa", Miss Patricola "Lovin' Sam, the Sheik of Alabam'", Sophie Tucker "You've Got to See Mama Ev'ry Night", or the immortal Al Jolson "Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goo'bye!". Novelties were popular as well, with a pair of gigantic hits -- Billy Jones' "Yes, ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
Living Era's continuing trawl through the popular hits of the '20s proceeded into 1923 with a subtitle "Dreamy Melody" that doesn't really apply to many of the performances on tap. The Jazz Age was beginning to swing, and for every tender, disconsolate song such as Henry Burr's "Faded Love Letters," there were at least two from strident performers who were informed equally by Broadway and the blues -- Marion Harris "Aggravatin' Papa", Miss Patricola "Lovin' Sam, the Sheik of Alabam'", Sophie Tucker "You've Got to See Mama Ev'ry Night", or the immortal Al Jolson "Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goo'bye!". Novelties were popular as well, with a pair of gigantic hits -- Billy Jones' "Yes, We Have No Bananas" and Eddie Cantor's "No, No, Nora" -- leading the way. Still, one of the most popular artists of the year remained unchanged from previous years; Paul Whiteman appears three times here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2004
  • Label: Asv Living Era
  • UPC: 743625552324
  • Catalog Number: 5523

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye (2:29)
  2. 2 Crinoline Days - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (2:44)
  3. 3 Carolina in the Morning (2:41)
  4. 4 Aggravatin' Papa - The Orchestra (3:22)
  5. 5 Dippermouth Blues - King Oliver (2:28)
  6. 6 Lovin' Sam, the Sheik of Alabam' - Isabella Patricola (3:19)
  7. 7 Faded Love Letters (3:21)
  8. 8 Parade of the Wooden Soldiers - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (2:58)
  9. 9 Lady of the Evening - Rosario Bourdon (3:15)
  10. 10 Louisville Lou, The Vampin' Lady - Arthur Gibbs (3:03)
  11. 11 Downhearted Blues - Clarence Williams (3:28)
  12. 12 Wonderful One - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (2:57)
  13. 13 Yes, We Have No Bananas - Studio Orchestra (2:52)
  14. 14 Marcheta (3:27)
  15. 15 You've Got to See Mama Every Night (2:46)
  16. 16 Bambalina - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (2:46)
  17. 17 Barney Google - George Price (3:10)
  18. 18 I Cried for You - Benny Krueger (3:16)
  19. 19 That Old Gang of Mine - Billy Murray (3:06)
  20. 20 Dreamy Melody (2:50)
  21. 21 No, No, Nora - Charles Adams Prince (3:10)
  22. 22 Last Night on the Back Porch - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (3:10)
  23. 23 Just a Girl That Men Forget (3:22)
  24. 24 Swingin' Down the Lane (3:03)
  25. 25 Love Sends a Little Gift of Roses (2:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Dodds Clarinet
King Oliver Cornet
Louis Armstrong Cornet
Baby Dodds Drums
Honore Dutrey Trombone
Lil Hardin Piano
Bill Johnson Banjo
Isham Jones Tenor Saxophone
Clarence Williams Piano
American Quartet Vocals
Art Landry Clarinet, Violin, Alto Saxophone
John McCormack Tenor (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Alberta Hunter Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
King Oliver Composer
Paul Whiteman Composer
Abe Lyman Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Milton Ager Composer
Gus Arnheim Composer
Lovie Austin Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Con Conrad Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Arthur Freed Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Bill Johnson Vocal Break
Isham Jones Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Jack Yellen Composer
Herbert Stothart Composer
Ted Fio Rito Composer
Martin Haskell Remastering
Mark Ranshaw Cover Photo
Ted Koehler Composer
Mort Dixon Composer
Victor Schertzinger Composer
Addy Britt Composer
Irving Cohn Composer
Ernie Erdman Composer
Frank Silver Composer
Ferde Grofé Composer
Billy Rose Composer
Larry Tedder Liner Notes
Clayton Naset Composer
Carl Schraubstader Composer
John Openshaw Composer
Leon Jessel Composer
Will E. Dulmage Composer
Robert A. K. King Composer
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