Lost Broadway and More - Volume 6 (Jerome Kern) AVAILABLE NOW!
Composer: Jerome Kern
Lyricist: Dorothy Fields, Harry B. Smith et. al.
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The latest in our Lost Broadway and More series, this one features the work of Jerome Kern. From his earliest efforts to his final Hollywood projects, Kern's output was spectacular. We are very pleased with this edition of Lost Broadway and More and are excited for all of you to hear the fruits of our efforts over at Original Cast Records...
Jerome (David) Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American composer of musical theatre and popular music. One of the most important American theatre composers of the early 20th century, he wrote more than 700 songs, used in over 100 stage works, including such classics as "Ol' Man River", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "A Fine Romance", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "All the Things You Are", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Long Ago (and Far Away)" and "Who?". He collaborated with many of the leading librettists and lyricists of his era, including George Grossmith Jr., Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse, Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin and E. Y. Harburg.
A native New Yorker, Kern created dozens of Broadway musicals and Hollywood films in a career that lasted for more than four decades. His musical innovations, such as 4/4 dance rhythms and the employment of syncopation and jazz progressions, built on, rather than rejected, earlier musical theatre tradition. He and his collaborators also employed his melodies to further the action or develop characterization to a greater extent than in the other musicals of his day, creating the model for later musicals. Although dozens of Kern's musicals and musical films were hits, only Show Boat is now regularly revived. Songs from his other shows, however, are still frequently performed and adapted. Although Kern detested jazz arrangements of his songs, many have been adopted by jazz musicians to become standard tunes.
1. Overture from The Beauty Prize (1922) Michael Lavine
2. Any Old Night (lyric: Harry B. Smith) Nobody Home - 1915 (Michael Marcotte, Erick Pinnick)
3. Don't Turn My Picture To The Wall (lyric: Harry B. Smith) The Girl From Montmartre - 1912 (Kerry Conte, Michael Lavine)
4. Good Girl (lyric: Oscar Hammerstein II) 1932 (Samantha Massell with Arlo Hill, Michael Marcotte, Ari Butler, Warrick Smith, Wendi Bergamini, Jenny Ashman)
5. Another Little Girl (lyric: Herbert Reynolds) Nobody Home - 1915 (Michael Marcotte, Jenny Ashman)
6. Nice To Be Near (lyric: Dorothy Fields) 1956 (Ari Butler)
7. I'm Well Known (lyric: Harry B. Smith) The Orchid - 1907 (Wendi Bergamini)
8. All Lanes Must Reach A Turning (lyric: Howard Dietz) Dear Sir - 1924 (Kerry Conte, Michael Lavine)
9. Meet Her With A Taximeter (lyric: C.H. Bovill) Fluffy Ruffles - 1908 (Samantha Massell, Ted Stevenson)
10. Cinderella Girl (lyric: Otto Harbach & Anne Caldwell) Criss-Cross - 1926 (Kerry Conte)
11. Why Don't They Dance The Polka? (lyric: Harry B. Smith) The Girl From Utah - 1915 (Marrick Smith with Jenny Ashman, Wendy Bergamini)
12. Blue Danube Blues (lyric: Anne Caldwell) Good Morning Dearie - 1922 (Michael Marcotte, Samantha Massell)
13. When You Wake Up Dancing (lyric: Berton Braley) Toot Toot - 1918 (Jacob Heimer, Jennifer Malenke)
14. Have A Heart (#1) (lyric: Gene Buck) Ziegfeld Follies of 1916 - Michael Marcotte
15. Have A Heart (#2) (lyric: P.G. Wodehouse) Have A Heart - 1917 (Kerry Conte)
16. If You Think It's Love, You're Right (lyric by: Howard Dietz) Dear Sir - 1924 (Ari Butler, Sara Edwards)
17. Honeymoon Land/Let's Go (lyric by: Berton Braley) Toot Toot - 1918 (Michael Marcotte, Samantha Massell)
18. If You Only Care Enough (lyric: Berton Braley) Toot Toot - 1918 (Morgan Weed, Michael Lavine)
19. That Little Something (lyric: Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby) Lucky - 1927 (Michael Marcotte, Samantha Massell)
20. You and Your Kiss (lyric: Dorothy Fields) One Night in the Tropics - 1940 (Morgan Weed)
21. You're Here and I'm Here (lyric: Harry B. Smith) The Marriage Market - 1913 (Samantha Massell, Ted Stevenson)
22. And Russia Is Her Name (lyric: E. Y. Harburg) Song of Russia - 1944 (Marrick Smith with Arlo Hill, Michael Marcotte, Ari Butler, Wendi Bergamini, Jenny Ashman)
23. Two Hearts Are Better Than One (lyric: Dorothy Fields) cut from Centennial Summer - 1945 (Morgan Weed, Michael Lavine)
24. Any Old Night (Reprise) (lyric: Harry B. Smith) Nobody Home - 1915 (Erick Pinnick, Michael Marcotte)