Golden Era Songs: Classic Hollywood Originals (CD)

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Full booklet notes with all dates, accompanists, film titles-inside !
“All the Songs and performances here are ‘unforgettable’ in that true sense that is so often abused nowadays. All came to fame in films of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s (‘Singin’ in the Rain, Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, High Noon ….) and will never, ever, go away !” (MusicalMerit)

Hollywood Golden Era Songs

1. The Bandwagon: That’s Entertainment (Dietz/Schwartz)
    Fred Astaire, Jack Buchanan, Cyd Charisse & Nanette Fabray (1955)

2. Singin’ in the Rain: Singin’ in the Rain (Brown/Freed)
    Gene Kelly (1952)

3. The Wizard of Oz: Over the Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg)
    Judy Garland (1955)

4. Pinocchio: When you wish upon a Star (Washington/Harline)
    Cliff Edwards (1940)

5. The Strip: A Kiss to Build a Dream on (Kalmar/Ruby/Hammerstein II)
    Louis Armstrong (1951)

7. Blue Skies: Puttin’ on the Ritz (Berlin)
    Fred Astaire (1952)

8. An American in Paris: S’Wonderful (G & I Gershwin)
    Gene Kelly & George Guetary (1951)

9. High, Wide & Handsome: The Folks who Live on the Hill (Kern/Hammerstein II)
    Peggy Lee (1957)

10. Singin’ in the Rain: Good Mornin’ (Brown/Freed)
      Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor (1952)

11. My Fair Lady: On the Street where you Live (Lerner/Loewe)
      Vic Damone (1958)

12. High Society: Well did you Evah? (Porter)
      Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby (1957)

13. Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Moon River (Mancini/Mercer)
      Audrey Hepburn (1961)

14. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend (Styne/Robin)
      Marilyn Monroe (1953)

15. Never on Sunday: Never on Sunday (Hadjiakis/Towne)
      Nana Mouskouri (1960)

16. Neptune’s Daughter: Baby it’s Cold Outside (Loesser)
      Esther Williams & Riccardo Montalban (1949)

17. The Blue Angel: Falling in Love Again (Holländer/Connelly)
      Marlene Dietrich (1954)

18. Easter Parade: A Couple of Swells (Berlin)
      Judy Garland & Fred Astaire (1949)

19. Going My Way: Swingin’ on a Star (Burke/VanHeusen)
      Bing Crosby with the Williams Brothers Quartet (1944)

20. Hans Christian Andersen: Wonderful Copenhagen (Loesser)
      Danny Kaye (1952)

21. Going Places: Jeepers Creepers (Arlen/Mercer)
      Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra (1939)

22. The Paleface: Buttons and Bows (Livingston/Evans)
      Bob Hope (1948)

23. High Noon: High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) (Tiomkin/Washington)
      Frankie Laine (1952)

24. Gigi: Thank Heaven for Little Girls (Lerner/Loewe)
      Maurice Chevalier (1958)

25. Casablanca: As Time Goes By (Hupfeld)
      Dooley Wilson (1943)

26. The Big Broadcast of 1938: Thanks for the Memory (Robin/Rainger)
      Ella Fitzgerald with Andre Previn and his Orchestra (1955)