The Song Is You: Music Of Jerome Kern: 1905-1962: CD2-1935-1946 *ReMastered Tracks

Tracks: 26, total time: 78:45, year: 1934, genre: Jazz: Big Band (**Soundtrack)

Compilation & *ReMastering: Nimbus Records – retrospective records: 2017

Track info from CD track notes and https://secondhandsongs.com/artist/6816/all Sept 2021

The date against this CD entry, and the track date for each track onthe disk, is the date that The Song or Instrumental Music became known through live performance or recording, The dateof the recording on the disc is listed with the track title and other imformation about the ttrack

S/N Time Song Title
1. 3:02 Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra: vocalist: Lew Sherwood / Lovely To Look At* (from the film “Roberta” 1935: This version 1935): [First Recorded by Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers 1935: Oscar Nominated: This Version No1 Record Hit]
2. 3:04 Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra: vocalist: Lew Sherwood / I Wont Dance* (from the films “Three Sisters” 1934***: “Roberta” 1935 and “Swing Time” 1936: This Version 1935): [First release by Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and His Orchestra: 1936: This 1935 Version No1 Record Hit]
***1934 version – lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein and Otto Harbach
3. 2:57 Al Bowlly / Lew Stone & His Band at the Monseigneur Restaurant London / Hand In Hand* (from the film “Three Sisters” 1934: This Version 1934)
4. 3:00 Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra / Pick Yourself Up* (from the film “Swing Time” 1936): [first recording and first release, No7 Record Hit: Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra 1936]
5. 3:07 Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra / The Way You Look Tonight* (from the film “Swing Time” 1936: Academy Award Wining Song 1936): [first performance, first recording and first release, No1 Record Hit: Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra 1936]
6. 2:30 Percy Faith & His Orchestra / Waltz In Swingtime* (from the film “Swing Time” 1936: This Version 1951): [First live performance, First Recording and No16 Record Hit – Johnny Green & his Orchestra – 1936]
7. 2:52 Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra / A Fine Romance* (from the film “Swing Time” 1936: This version also 1936): [First Theatrical Prformance – Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers: No1 Record Hit — This Version: both 1936]
8. 3:07 Fred Astaire (vocal and Tap Dancing) with Johnny Green & His Orchestra / Bojangles Of Harlem* (from the film “Swing Time” 1936): [This version No17 Record Hit]
9. 3:14 Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra / Never Gonna Dance* (from the film “Swing Time” 1936): [This version No5 Record Hit]
10. 2:55 Bing Crosby with Orchestra directed by John Scott Trotter / Can I Forget You?* (from the film “High, Wide And Handsome” 1937: This Version 1937): [This version (not from the film) No8 Record Hit 1937]
11. 3:12 Bing Crosby with Orchestra directed by John Scott Trotter / The Folks Who LIve On The Hill* (from the film “High, Wide And Handsome” 1937: This version 1937): First theatrical performance Irene Dunne in “High, Wide, and Handsome” 1937:
12. 3:18 Al Bowlly / Lew Stone & His Band / Just Let Me Look At You* (from the film “The Joy Of Living” 1938: This version 1938): [First theatrical performance Irene Dunne 1938: first recording Freddy Martin and His Orchestra vocalist Elmer Feldkamp 1938]
13. 3:16 Tony Martin with Ray Noble and his American Orchestra / You Couldn’t Be Cuter* (from the film “The Joy Of Living” 1938: This version 1938): [First recorded Freddy Martin & Orchestra with vocal refrain by Elmer Feldkamp: This Version No16 Record Hit: No3 Record Hit for Tommy Dorsey: All 1938
14. 3:10 Tony Martin with Al Sack & his Orchestra / All The Things You Are* (from the Musical “Very Warm For May” 1939: This Version from the Jerome Kern biopic “Till The Clouds Roll By” 1946): [First live performance Hiram Sherman, Frances Mercer, Hollace Shaw, Ralph Stuart: 1939: No1 Record Hit for Tommy Dorsey 1940]
Hard to find much info on”Very Warm For May” wich folded after a couple of months and became the last musical written by Kern & Hammerstein.
15. 2:27 Mildred Bailey with Benny Goodman (clarinet) & his Orchestra / That Lucky Fellow (Or Lady)* (from the Musical “Very Warm For May” 1939: This Version 1939]: [First live performance Raymond Sibley with Matty Malneck & his Orchestra (1939)
Hard to find much info on”Very Warm For May” wich folded after a couple of months and became the last musical written by Kern & Hammerstein.
It seems the title of this track (and the relevanr parts of the lyric) was altered to suit the Gender of the performer, hence, Raymond Sibley sang “That Lucky Fellow” while Mildred Baily sang of “That Lucky Lady”.
16. 3:13 Julie London with Liberty Records Session Musicians / Remind Me* (from the film “One Night In The Tropics” 1940: This Version 1962): [First theatrical release Peggy Moran, Orchestration Frank Skinner: 1940}
17. 3:11 Noel Coward with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra / The Last Time I Saw Paris* (from the film “Lady Be Good” 1941: Academy Award Winning Song 1941: This version 1941): [First recording & No8 Record Hit for Kate Smith (October 1940): First theatrical release by Ann Sothern (September 1, 1941)
18. 2:40 Dinah Shore with Paul Weston & his Orchestra / Dearly Beloved* (from the film “You Were Never Lovlier” 1942 Academy Award Nomination: This Version 1942): First live performance by Fred Astaire & Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra: This Version No10 Record Hit: Glenn Miller Orch / Skip Nelson vocal, No4 Record Hit: all 1942
19. 2:26 Fred Astaire with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra / I’m Old Fashioned* (from the film “You Were Never Lovlier 1942): First theatrical release by Fred Astaire & Rita Hayworth [dubbed by Nan Wynn] (November 19, 1942)
20. 2:44 Fred Astaire with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra / You Were Never Lovlier* (from the film “You Were Never Lovlier 1942): [First live performance Fred Astaire: 1942]
21. 3:26 Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes with Toots Camarta & his Orchestra / Long Ago And Far Away* (from the film “Cover Girl”: Academy Award Nomination and No1 Sheet Music Hit: 1944: This Version): [First live performance Gene Kelly & Rita Hayworth [dubbed by Martha Mear] This Version Nlo2 Record Hit: No1 UK Record Hit for Bing Crosby: all 1944]
22. 3:37 Deanna Durbin & Robert Page with Edgar Fairchild & his Orchestra and Chorus / Can’t Help Singing* (from the film “Can’t Help Singing”: Academy Award Nominated for “Best Original Music Score” 1944: This Version Original]: [This version UK No2 Record Hit]
23. 3:41 Deanna Durbin with Edgar Fairchild & his Orchestra / More And More* (from the film “Can’t Help Singing”: Academy Award Nominated Song 1944: This Version Original]: [This version No2 Uk Record Hit: Cover Version No1 Record Hit for Bing Crosby: both 1944
24. 3:04 Frank Sinatra with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra / All Through The Day* (from the film “Centennial Summer” Academy Award Nomination 1946 though the song was first recorded in 1945} This version 1946]: [first recording Margaret Whiting with Orchestra conducted by Carl Kress 1945: This version No7 record hit 1946]
25. 3:07 Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes with Earle Hagen & his Orchestra / In Love In Vain* (from the film “Centennial Summer” 1946: This version 1946): [First live performance Margaret Whiting – not released – 1946: First released – This Version: No12 Record Hit: 1946]
26. 2:35 Platters The – Tony Wilson aka Tony Williams (lead vocal), Zola Taylor, David Lynch, Paul Robi & Herb Reed (Backing Vocals) / Accompaniment directed by David Carol / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes* (from the musical “Roberta” 1933: This Bonus Track – Jerome Kern’s greatest hit of the 50’s: 1958]: [Million Selling USA No1 Record Hit and No1 UK Record Hit]