The early years at RKO
|Format:||Music CD 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Contentsdisc 1. Flying down to Rio. Music makes me ; Flying down to Rio / music by Vincent Youmans ; lyrics by Edward Eliscu and Gus Kahn
The gay divorcee. Night and day / music and lyrics by Cole Porter (Leo Reisman and his orchestra)
Top hat. No strings ; Isn't this a lovely day ; Top hat, white tie, and tails ; Cheek to cheek ; The piccolino / music and lyrics by Irving Berlin (Leo Reisman and his orchestra; Johnny Green and his orchestra)
Follow the fleet. We saw the sea ; Let yourself go ; I'd rather lead a band ; I'm putting all my eggs in one basket ; Let's face the music and dance / music and lyrics by Irving Berlin (Johnny Green and his orchestra)
Swing time. Pick yourself up ; The way you look tonight ; A fine romance ; Bojangles of Harlem ; Never gonna dance / music by Jerome Kern ; lyrics by Dorothy Fields (Johnny Green and his orchestra)
Bonus tracks: A fine romance (alternate take) ; Waltz in swing time (alternate take)
disc 2. Shall we dance. (I've got) Beginner's luck ; Slap that bass ; They all laughed ; Let's call the whole thing off ; They can't take that away from me ; Shall we dance / music by George Gershwin ; lyrics by Ira Gershwin (Johnny Green and his orchestra)
A damsel in distress. I can't be bothered now ; Things are looking up ; A foggy day ; Nice work if you can get it / music by George Gershwin ; lyrics by Ira Gershwin (Ray Noble and his orchestra)
Carefree. I used to be color blind ; The yam ; Change partners / music and lyrics by Irving Berlin (Ray Noble and his orchestra)
Bonus tracks: They can't take that away from me (alternate take) ; The yam steps (dance steps explained by Fred Astaire) ; The yam (Ginger Rogers, vocals; Hal Borne and his orchestra) ; I used to be color blind (Ginger Rogers, vocals; Hal Borne and his orchestra).
Motion picture music -- Excerpts.
Musicals -- Excerpts.
|Publisher|| New York, NY :Masterworks :2013
Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment,
RKO Radio Pictures.
Fred Astaire, vocals; with various orchestras and conductors.
Songs from film musicals.
Compilation of selections originally released 1932-1938.
Program notes by Michael Feinstein inserted in container.
2 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.