Hits of Rodgers & Hart

Hits of Rodgers & Hart

     
 

Songwriters Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and Lorenz Hart (1895-1943) are the honorees celebrated in this anthology of 23 historic recordings that was released by Pearl Flapper in 1992. Focusing upon a time period from 1926-1940, this nostalgic collection features cabaret singers, movie stars, and popSee more details below

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Songwriters Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and Lorenz Hart (1895-1943) are the honorees celebrated in this anthology of 23 historic recordings that was released by Pearl Flapper in 1992. Focusing upon a time period from 1926-1940, this nostalgic collection features cabaret singers, movie stars, and pop vocalists who were active in London and New York between the two world wars. The lineup, in addition to orchestras led by Carroll Gibbons, Ray Sinatra and Paul Whiteman, includes Jeanette Macdonald, Rudy Valleé, Frances Langford, Al Jolson, Helen Kane, Edythe Baker, Phyllis Dare, Helen Morgan, Chick Endor, Ray Heatherton, Shirley Ross, Jack Whiting, Gloria Grafton, Dorothy Dickson & the Gilt-Edged Four, Leslie Arthur Julien Hutchinson (popularly known in England as Hutch), Vienna-born Greta Keller, gangster's moll Ruth Etting, and gloriously elegant Adelaide Hall, famous for her work with Duke Ellington in the '20s and lastingly popular in England and Scandinavia during the second half of her very long life. While jazzier Rodgers & Hart compilations can and do illustrate the influence that their songbook had upon modern improvisers, these straightforward, old-fashioned performances accurately demonstrate what the tunes sounded like when presented in their authentic original settings. It's a good way to learn the songs, and a fabulous introduction to 18 stars of stage and screen, some of whom might otherwise have eluded detection by all but the most diligent delvers into the golden shadows of Tin Pan Alley.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/1993
Label:
Pearl
UPC:
0727031979425
catalogNumber:
9794

Tracks

  1. There's a Small Hotel
  2. Little Girl Blue  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  3. My Romance  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  4. On Your Toes
  5. You Took Advantage of Me  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  6. My Heart Stood Still
  7. This Can't Be Love
  8. My Man Is on the Make
  9. Atlantic Blues
  10. Where's That Rainbow?  - Dorothy Dickson
  11. Isn't It Romantic?
  12. It Never Entered My Mind  - Shirley Ross
  13. Where or When  - Ray Heatherton
  14. Sing for Your Supper
  15. Blue Moon
  16. A Tree in the Park
  17. With a Song in My Heart
  18. The Girl Friend
  19. Ten Cents a Dance
  20. Lover
  21. You Are Too Beautiful
  22. The Lady Is a Tramp
  23. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bing Crosby   Track Performer
Rudy Vallée   Track Performer
Jolson   Track Performer
Paul Whiteman   Track Performer
Adelaide Hall   Track Performer
Ruth Etting   Track Performer
Carroll Gibbons   Track Performer
Leslie Hutchinson   Track Performer
Greta Keller   Track Performer
Rube Bloom   Track Performer
Helen Kane   Track Performer
Jeanette MacDonald   Track Performer
Paul Whitehead   Track Performer
Victor Young   Track Performer
Donald Novis   Track Performer
Edythe Baker   Track Performer
Frances Langford   Track Performer
Ray Sinatra   Track Performer
Helen Morgan   Track Performer
Shirley Ross   Track Performer
Paul Whiteman Orchestra   Track Performer
Paramount Studio Orchestra   Track Performer
Jack Whiting   Track Performer
Chick Endor   Track Performer
Savoy Hotel Orpheans   Track Performer
Ray Heatherton   Track Performer
Greta Keller with Orchestra   Track Performer
Hutch   Track Performer
Dorothy Dickson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Colin Brown   Producer
Tony Watts   Producer,Liner Notes

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