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American musical theater. [Volume] I : shows, songs and stars.

Cowles, Eugene, 1860-1948 (Added Author). Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922 (Added Author). Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942 (Added Author). Jolson, Al, 1886-1950 (Added Author). Wheaton, Anna. (Added Author). Harrod, James. (Added Author).
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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Collection of Recordings ; [1989]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact disc.
Excerpts from musicals and revues.
Previously released.
List of performers and discography ([3] p.) in container.
Smithsonian Collection of Recordings: RD 036 (on container: RD 036-I).
Smithsonian Collection of Recordings: A 20454.
Smithsonian Collection of Recordings: DIDP 071377.
Formatted Contents Note:
Fortune teller. Gypsy love song (Eugene Cowles) (3:44) -- Twirly-whirly. Come down, ma evenin' star (Lillian Russell) (2:47) -- Little Johnny Jones. Life's a funny proposition, after all (George M. Cohan) (3:42) -- Honeymoon express. You made me love you (Al Jolson) (2:59) -- Oh, boy!. Till the clouds roll by (Anna Wheaton, James Harrod) (2:42) -- Irene. Alice blue gown (Edith Day) (3:25) -- Ziegfeld follies of 1919. A pretty girl is like a melody (John Steel) (2:39) -- Shuffle along. Baltimore buzz (Noble Sissle) (2:29) -- Lady, be good!. Fascinating rhythm (Fred and Adele Astaire) (2:23) -- Oh, Kay!. Someone to watch over me (Gertrude Lawrence) (2:39) -- No! No! Nanette!. I want to be happy (Joseph Coyne, Binnie Hale) (2:57) -- Rose-Marie. Indian love call (Edith Day, Derek Oldham) (3:37) -- Student prince. Deep in my heart, dear (Harry Welchman, Rose Hignell) (3:31) -- Show boat. Can't help lovin' dat man (Helen Morgan) (3:02) ; Ol' man river (Paul Robeson) (4:05) -- Blackbirds of 1928. Doin' the new low down (Bill Robinson) (2:31) -- Whoopee. Makin' whoopee (Eddie Cantor) (3:09) -- Girl crazy. I got rhythm (Ethel Merman) (2:18) -- Of thee I sing. Of thee I sing, baby (Jack Carson, Betty Oakes) (2:01) -- Band wagon. Hoops (Fred and Adele Astaire) (2:46) -- Gay divorce. Night and day (Fred Astaire) (3:25) -- As thousands cheer. Easter parade (Clifton Webb) (3:18) -- Roberta. Smoke gets in your eyes (Tamara) (2:51).
Participant or Performer Note:
Various performers; principally members of original New York productions.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in New York and London, between May 4, 1906 and Nov. 28, 1933.
Subject: Musicals > United States > Excerpts.
Revues > United States > Excerpts.
Popular music > United States.

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