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09 October 2009

East Of The Sun

For whatever reason, I seem to have not uploaded 1934 yet. So we skip ahead to 1935, which should not disappoint. Two fantastic Astaire tunes open this year's set, recorded (respectively) with the Johnny Green and Leo Reisman Orchestras followed up by Ethel Merman, a couple of Fats Wallers, and even an Arthur Tracy version of a tune that Old Blue Eyes famously delivered with Tommy Dorsey. Wrap it up with my favorite version of Lullaby of Broadway, and there you have it. Tracks 3,4, and 21 were actually recorded in 1934 (albeit November or December), but interestingly Track 7 is from 1936 and Track 14 from 1939. Say what? Turns out that the latter was published in '35, recorded later that year and introduced later by Langford in a film. I think Track 7 was originally recorded by someone else in '35, but enough quibbling. Enjoy. +


1. Top Hat, White Tie and Tails - Fred Astaire
2. Cheek to Cheek - Fred Astaire
3. Cucaracha - Harry Roy    
4. Anything Goes - Jeanne Aubert & The Four Admirals
5. I Get a Kick Out of You - Ethel Merman
6. Easter Parade - Henry Hall & The BBC Orchestra
7. Everything Stops for Tea - Jack Buchanan
8. Lovely to Look At - Irene Dunne
9. What a Diff'rence a Day Made - Denny Dennis, Roy Fox & His Band
10. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter - Fats Waller & His Rhythm
11. Alone - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
12. From the Top of Your Head - Bing Crosby, The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
13. Your Feet's Too Big - The Ink Spots
14. I'm in the Mood for Love - Frances Langford
15. Canoe Song - Paul Robeson
16. Bess, You Is My Woman Now - Lawrence Tibbett
17. My Very Good Friend the Milkman - Fats Waller & His Rhythm
18. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup - Carroll Gibbons, Hildegarde
19. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) - Arthur Tracy
20. Red Sails in the Sunset - Gracie Fields
21. Blue Moon - Frankie Trumbauer
22. I Wished on the Moon - Billie Holiday, Teddy Wilson
23. Lullaby of Broadway - Dick Powell


Anonymous said...

Don't forget 1933 also... Thank you for this timeless music.


Chester Proudfoot said...

Unfortunately (as I mentioned in the '32 post) I don't have 1933. I would look for 1934 but nearly everything is now packed for the move. It also appears that I may not have 1936, which I could swear I bought at some time.

David Federman said...

Despite the errors of accuracy that you point out, this is one helluva collection--with every track a winner. To hear Tibbetts' awesome "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" followed by "My Very Good Friend the Milkman" is one of those inspired juxtapositions that make anthologies like this so wonderful. By the way, if "Lovely to Look At" was in there, shouldn't "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" have made the final cuts also? Your blog is wonderful and I have been meaning to tell you this for some time. You provided enough music to fill many external hard drives. The trouble is this: I'm so buys waiting for what's nest I rarely get the chance to double back and listen to what came before.

Chester Proudfoot said...

I do like finding the little gags that someone has obviously set up with their track selections. I vaguely recall noting one on another post but cannot think of it offhand. Glad you like the site, David. Thanks. Maybe my infrequent posts of late are a golden opportunity to listen to all those files now. :-)