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Originals - Musical Comedy 1909-1935

Release Date: 01/18/2011 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 82405  
Composer:  Maurice ScottNora BayesGeorge M. CohanElsie Janis,   ... 
Performer:  Blanche RingJack NorworthNora BayesAl Jolson,   ... 
Conductor:  Rosario BourdonNathaniel ShilkretLeonard JoyRichard Himber,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraChorusRitz-Carlton Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

First Time on CD! The early history of Broadway performance from stars Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, Beatrice Lillie, Eddie Cantor, and more (including Cole Porter singing "You're the Top") is preserved on this exclusive CD reissue.

Originals – Musical Comedy 1909-1935 is the perfect introduction to a lost world: the Broadway musical just as it was changing from a vaudeville-style entertainment to an art form. This unique collection from 1968 includes legendary names and recordings from the era: Blanche Ring’s “Rings on My Fingers,” Cole Porter himself singing “You’re the Top” and Fanny Brice in “Second Hand Rose,” along with Helen Morgan, Libby Holman, Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Beatrice Lillie and the comedy team of
Read more Gallagher and Shean in the number that stopped The Ziegfeld Follies, “Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean.” Collectors will want to own this long-unavailable set and for younger listeners, it will be a fascinating piece of cultural archeology.
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Works on This Recording

The Midnight Sons: I've Got Rings on My Fingers by Maurice Scott
Performer:  Blanche Ring (Voice)
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/24/1909 
Notes: Composed by Maurice Scott, R.P. Weston and F.J. Barnes. 1909 
Little Miss Fix-It: Turn Off Your Light, Mr. Moon-Man by Nora Bayes
Performer:  Jack Norworth (Voice), Nora Bayes (Voice)
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 04/24/1911 
Notes: Composed by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth. 1911 
Vera Violetta: That Haunting Melody by George M. Cohan
Performer:  Al Jolson (Voice)
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1911 
The Slim Princess: Fo' de Lawd's Sake, Play a Waltz by Elsie Janis
Performer:  Elsie Janis (Voice)
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 10/22/1912 
Irene: Alice Blue Gown by Harry Tierney
Performer:  Edith Day (Soprano), Howard Rattay (Violin)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: 1919, revival 1973; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/02/1920 
Notes: Composed by Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy. 1919 
Ziegfeld Follies of 1921: Second Hand Rose by James Hanley
Performer:  Fanny Brice (Voice)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 11/08/1921 
Notes: Composed by James Hanley and Grant Clarke. 1921 
Ziegfeld Follies of 1922: Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean by Ed Gallagher
Performer:  Ed Gallagher (Voice), Al Shean (Voice)
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/18/1922 
Notes: Composed by Ed Gallagher and Al Shean. 1922 
Chocolate Dandies: Manda by Eubie Blake
Performer:  Noble Sissle (Voice), Eubie Blake (Piano)
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 10/22/1924 
Oh, Please!: Like He Loves Me by Vincent Youmans
Performer:  Beatrice Lillie (Voice), Vincent Youmans (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 11/27/1926 
Rio Rita: Rio Rita and the Rangers' Song by Harry Tierney
Performer:  J. Harold Murray (Voice)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/21/1927 
Hit the Deck: Sometimes I'm Happy by Vincent Youmans
Performer:  Louise Groody (Voice), Charles King (Voice), Frank Banta (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 04/12/1927 
Notes: Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Irving Caesar. 1927 
Whoopee: Hungry Women by Milton Ager
Performer:  Eddie Cantor (Voice)
Conductor:  Nathaniel Shilkret
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 12/18/1928 
Notes: QAdditional music composed by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn. Lyrics by Jack Yellen.1928 
Sweet Adeline: Why Was I Born? by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Helen Morgan (Voice)
Conductor:  Leonard Joy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 10/16/1929 
Notes: Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. 1929 
Anything Goes: You're the Top by Cole Porter
Performer:  Cole Porter (Voice), Cole Porter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 10/26/1934 
Revenge With Music: You and the night and the music by Arthur Schwartz
Performer:  Libby Holman (Voice)
Conductor:  Richard Himber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ritz-Carlton Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/19/1934 
At Home Abroad: What a Wonderful World by Arthur Schwartz
Performer:  Eleanor Powell (Voice)
Conductor:  Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 10/14/1935 
Notes: Lyrics by Howard Dietz. 1935 

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