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Irving Berlin In Hollywood
Title:
IRVING BERLIN IN HOLLYWOOD
Category:
Soundtrack
Label:
Rhino Movie Music
Turner Classic Movies Music
Catalog Number:
R2 75614
Release Date:
1999
Type:
CD
Discs:
1
Length:
01:17:31
Availability:
Out of print
Irving
Irving Berlin
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ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

An excellent compilation from Rhino/TCM Movie Music. Irving Berlin was one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th Century - if not THE greatest. His closest competitors would be Cole Porter and Jerry Herman who both, like Berlin, are some of the few who wrote the words and the music without collaboration. One CD simply cannot hold all of the amazing songs he wrote, but for a single release this CD manages to present a good variety of performances.

Included here are several previously unreleased performances, most notably Ethel Merman's outtake of "Marching Along With Time" from Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938 20th Century-Fox).

Also of note are two tracks from MGM's 1948 Easter Parade: "Stepping Out With My Baby" by Fred Astaire is the rare stereo version - although it's only partial as not all of the sound elements survived to make a complete stereo track; and Ann Miller's "Shaking The Blues Away" is longer than the version heard on the Rhino soundtrack CD as it includes the drum riffs towards the end of the number. Plus, the first few bars of instrumental into to Betty Hutton's "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun" from 1950's Annie Get Your Gun are slightly different that what was released on the official Rhino soundtrack in 2000.

All images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan.

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    TRACK LISTING

Judy Garland tracks in
blue.
* Stereo
† Previously Unreleased


Title
Performed by...
From the film...
Date Recorded
Time
The Hostess With The Mostess
Ethel Merman
Call Me Madam
(20th Century-Fox 1953)
1952
2:45
Steppin' Out With My Baby *
Fred Astaire with The Mel-Tones & The Lyttle sisters
Easter Parade
(MGM 1948)
11-15-1947
2:31
I Got The Sun In The Morning Betty Hutton 10-07-1949 2:16
Mandy
Eddie Cantor, Ethel Merman, George Murphy, Ann Sothern, The Nicholas Brothers, and The Goldwyn Girls
Kid Millions
(Samuel Goldwyn 1934)
1934
4:21
Blue Skies
Al Jolson, Bert Fiske, Pianist
The Jazz Singer
(Warner Bros. 1927)
08-30-1927
1:24
Puttin' On The Ritz
Clark Gable & Chorus
Idiot's Delight
(MGM 1939)
11-18-1938
0:56
Isn't This A Love Day (To Be Caught In The Rain)
Fred Astaire
Top Hat
(RKO 1935)
1934
4:20
Shaking The Blues Away
Ann Miller, with The Mel-tones & The Lyttle Sisters
Easter Parade
(MGM 1948)
01-09-1948
3:32
Heat Wave
Ethel Merman & Chorus
Alexander's Ragtime Band
(20th Century-Fox 1938)
1938
2:49
Vaudeville Medley:
(I Love A Piano/Snookey Ookums/The Ragtime Violin/When The Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves For Alabam')
Judy Garland & Fred Astaire

Easter Parade
(MGM 1948)

11-17-1947
02-18-1948
5:38
Let Me Sing And I'm Happy
Al Jolson
Mammy
(Warner Bros. 1930)
October 1929
2:27
A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody *
Allan Jones (for Dennis Morgan) & Chorus

The Great Ziegfeld
(MGM 1936)

01-15-1936
01-17-1936
2:11
Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
Fred Astaire
Top Hat
(RKO 1935)
1934
4:29
Colonel Buffalo Bill (Outtake) *
Howard Keel, Keenan Wynn, Geraldine Wall & Chorus
03-29-1949
2:24
You Can't Get A Man With A Gun *
Betty Hutton
10-03-1949
3:03
Marching Along With Time
(Outtake)
Ethel Merman
Alexander's Ragtime Band
(20th Century-Fox 1938)
1938
2:18
They Say It's Wonderful (Outtake) *
Judy Garland & Howard Keel
03-28-1949
3:23
Cheek To Cheek
Fred Astaire
Top Hat
(RKO 935)
1934
5:02
After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It *
Marilyn Monroe
There's No Business Like Show Business
(20th Century-Fox 1954)
1954
3:36
Anything You Can Do (Outtake) *
Judy Garland & Howard Keel
04-01-1949
2:39
You're Just In Love
Ethel Merman & Donald O'Connor
Call Me Madam
(20th Century-Fox 1953)
1952
3:08

Let's Face The Music And Dance

Fred Astaire
Follow The Fleet
(RKO 1936)
1936
4:35
Easter Parade
Judy Garland, Fred Astaire & Chorus
Easter Parade
(MGM 1948)
01-26-1948
2:42
There's No Business Like Show Business *
Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Keenan Wynn, & Louis Calhern
11-21-1949
2:30
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Alice Faye & Chorus
Alexander's Ragtime Band
(20th Century-Fox 1938)
10-15-1945
2:32

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CREDITS

Produced by: George Feltenstein

Project Supervisor:
Julie D"Angelo

Engineering by:
Doug Schwartz, Audio Mechanics, Los Angeles, CA

Art Direction by:
Hugh Brown and Tornado Design

Design by:
Tornado Design

Creative Services Direction by:
Lori Carfora

Liner Notes by:
Ian Whitcomb and George Feltenstein

Licensing:
Michael Nieves

Photographs Courtesy of:
Turner Entertainment Co., The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization on behalf of the Estate of Irving Berlin, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, George Feltenstein, and Michael Ochs Archives/Venice, CA

Editorial Supervision:
Vanessa Atkins

Editorial Research:
Norma Edwards

Project Assistance:
Alexander Alvy

Special Thanks to:
Bruce Baggot, Nick Corsello, Michael Feinstein, Roger Mayer, Stephen K. Peeples, Nick Redman, Robin Schwartz, Charles Schultz, Thane Tierney, and Jonathan Watkins

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