The Early Years at RKO

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Tracklist

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CD 1
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1Music Makes Me
recorded in:
London (Greater London) (on 1933-12-12)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1933-12-12)
orchestra:
Van Phillips and His Orchestra (on 1933-12-12)
recording of:
Music Makes Me (from “Flying Down to Rio”) (on 1933-12-12)
lyricist:
Edward Eliscu and Gus Kahn
composer:
Vincent Youmans
2:29
2Flying Down to Rio
recorded in:
London (Greater London) (on 1933-12-12)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1933-12-12)
orchestra:
Van Phillips and His Orchestra (on 1933-12-12)
recording of:
Flying Down to Rio (from “Flying Down to Rio”) (on 1933-12-12)
lyricist:
Edward Eliscu and Gus Kahn
composer:
Vincent Youmans
2:49
3Night and Day [From "The Gay Divorce"]
reeds:
Jess Smith (reeds in Leo Reisman & His Orchestra) (on 1932-11-22) and Burt Williams (on 1932-11-22)
trombone:
Ernie Gibbs (on 1932-11-22)
trumpet:
Lew Sherwood (on 1932-11-22)
violin:
Lew Conrad (on 1932-11-22) and Sammy Schklar (on 1932-11-22)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1932-11-22)
orchestra:
Leo Reisman & His Orchestra (on 1932-11-22)
conductor:
Leo Reisman (Violinist, Band Leader, Arranger) (on 1932-11-22)
recorded at:
Victor Studio #1 (Cherokee A) in New York, New York, United States (on 1932-11-22)
recording of:
Night and Day (Cole Porter; from “The Gay Divorce”) (on 1932-11-22)
lyricist and composer:
Cole Porter (composer) (in 1932)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), Chappell Music Ltd., Warner Bros. (holding: File NO Releases), Warner Bros. Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label), Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!), Warner Bros., Inc. (Warner Bros. Music Division), Warner/Chappell, WB Music Corp. (1929–2019) (until 2019-05-28) and Harms, Inc. (on 1932-11-18)
part of:
Gay Divorce
53:28
4No Strings
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1935-06-26)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1935-06-26)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra and Leo Reisman & His Orchestra (on 1935-06-26)
recording of:
No Strings (I’m Fancy Free) (from “Top Hat”) (on 1935-06-26)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin (in 1935)
part of:
Top Hat (1935 film)
2:36
5Isn’t This a Lovely Day
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1935-06-27)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1935-06-27)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (on 1935-06-27)
recording of:
Isn’t This a Lovely Day? (from “Top Hat”) (on 1935-06-27)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin (in 1935)
part of:
Top Hat (1935 film)
3:18
6Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1935-06-27)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1935-06-27)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (on 1935-06-27)
recording of:
Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (from “Top Hat”) (on 1935-06-27)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin (in 1935)
part of:
Top Hat (1935 film)
2:42
7Cheek to Cheek3:20
8The Piccolino
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1935-07-15)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1935-07-15)
orchestra:
Leo Reisman & His Orchestra (on 1935-07-15)
recording of:
The Piccolino (from “Top Hat”) (on 1935-07-15)
composer:
Irving Berlin
part of:
Top Hat (1935 film)
3:19
9We Saw the Sea
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1936-01-30)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1936-01-30)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra with Chorus (on 1936-01-30)
recording of:
We Saw the Sea (from “Follow the Fleet”) (on 1936-01-30)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin
2:24
10Let Yourself Go
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1936-01-30)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1936-01-30)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra with Chorus (on 1936-01-30)
recording of:
Let Yourself Go (from “Follow the Fleet”) (on 1936-01-30)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin (in 1936)
2:39
11I’d Rather Lead a Band
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1936-01-30)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1936-01-30)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (on 1936-01-30)
recording of:
I’d Rather Lead a Band (from “Follow the Fleet”) (on 1936-01-30)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin (in 1936)
2:32
12I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1936-01-30)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1936-01-30)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (on 1936-01-30)
recording of:
I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket (from “Follow the Fleet”) (on 1936-01-30)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin (in 1936)
2:51
13Let’s Face the Music and Dance
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1936-01-30)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1936-01-30)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (on 1936-01-30)
recording of:
Let’s Face the Music and Dance (from “Follow the Fleet”) (on 1936-01-30)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin (in 1936)
publisher:
Irving Berlin Music Company, Irving Berlin Music Corp. and Williamson Music Company
part of:
Follow the Fleet (1936 film)
2:30
14Pick Yourself Up
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1936-07-26)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1936-07-26)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (on 1936-07-26)
recording of:
Pick Yourself Up (from “Swing Time”) (on 1936-07-26)
lyricist:
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist)
composer:
Jerome Kern
part of:
Swing Time (film)
3:00
15The Way You Look Tonight
recording of:
The Way You Look Tonight (from “Swing Time”) (on 1936-07-26)
publisher:
Jerome Kern (on 1936-07-24)
lyricist:
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (in 1936)
composer:
Jerome Kern (in 1936)
publisher:
Aldi Music Company, Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), Chappell Music Ltd., Polygram Music, PolyGram Music Publishing Ltd., Shapiro Bernstein & Co. Ltd. and Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (in 1936)
sub-publisher:
シンコーミュージック・エンタテイメント and ユニバーサル・ミュージック・パブリッシング Synch事業部
part of:
Academy Award for Best Original Song (number: 9)
part of:
Swing Time (film)
3:13
16A Fine Romance
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1936-07-28)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1936-07-28)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (on 1936-07-28)
recording of:
A Fine Romance (from “Swing Time”) (on 1936-07-28)
publisher:
Jerome Kern (on 1936-07-24)
lyricist:
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (in 1936)
composer:
Jerome Kern (in 1936)
publisher:
Chappell & Co.
part of:
Swing Time (film)
2:56
17Bojangles of Harlem
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1936-07-28)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1936-07-28)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (on 1936-07-28)
recording of:
Bojangles of Harlem (from “Swing Time”) (on 1936-07-28)
lyricist:
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist)
composer:
Jerome Kern
part of:
Swing Time (film)
3:08
18Never Gonna Dance
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1936-07-26)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1936-07-26)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (on 1936-07-26)
recording of:
Never Gonna Dance (from “Swing Time”) (on 1936-07-26)
lyricist:
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist)
composer:
Jerome Kern
part of:
Swing Time (film)
3:13
19A Fine Romance [alternate take]
recording of:
A Fine Romance (from “Swing Time”) (on 1936-07-28)
publisher:
Jerome Kern (on 1936-07-24)
lyricist:
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (in 1936)
composer:
Jerome Kern (in 1936)
publisher:
Chappell & Co.
part of:
Swing Time (film)
3:10
20Waltz in Swing Time [alternate take]
recording of:
Waltz in Swingtime (Swing Time) (on 1936-07-28)
composer:
Jerome Kern
part of:
Swing Time (film)
2:33
CD 2
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1(I’ve Got) Beginner’s Luck
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1937-03-18)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1937-03-18)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (on 1937-03-18)
recording of:
(I've Got) Beginner's Luck (from “Shall We Dance”) (on 1937-03-18)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (in 1937)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (in 1937)
publisher:
Gershwin Publishing Corp (in 1937)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical)
part of:
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack)
2:54
2Slap That Bass
vocals:
Fred Astaire
recording of:
Slap That Bass (from “Shall We Dance”) (on 1937-03-21)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (in 1937)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (in 1937)
publisher:
Gershwin Publishing Corp (in 1937)
part of:
Crazy for You (1992 musical)
part of:
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack)
2:56
3They All Laughed
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1937-03-18)
vocals:
Fred Astaire
2:49
4Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1937-03-03)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1937-03-03)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (on 1937-03-03)
recording of:
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off (from “Shall We Dance”) (on 1937-03-03)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (in 1937)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (in 1937)
publisher:
Gershwin Publishing Corp (in 1937)
part of:
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack)
3:15
5They Can’t Take That Away From Me
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1937-03-14)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1937-03-14)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (on 1937-03-14)
recording of:
They Can’t Take That Away From Me (from “Shall We Dance”) (on 1937-03-14)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (in 1937)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (in 1937)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), Chappell Music (UK), Chappell Music Ltd., Ira Gershwin Music, Warner/Chappell Music Holland BV, Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09), WB Music Corp. (1929–2019) (until 2019-05-28) and Gershwin Publishing Corp (in 1937)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical)
part of:
Crazy for You (1992 musical)
part of:
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack)
3:04
6Shall We Dance
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1937-03-21)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1937-03-21)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (on 1937-03-21)
recording of:
Shall We Dance (on 1937-03-21)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin
composer:
George Gershwin (composer)
publisher:
Gershwin Publishing Corp (in 1937)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical)
part of:
Crazy for You (1992 musical)
part of:
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack)
2:33
7I Can’t Be Bothered Now
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1937-10-19)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1937-10-19)
orchestra:
Ray Noble and His Orchestra with Chorus (on 1937-10-19)
recording of:
I Can’t Be Bothered Now (on 1937-10-19)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (in 1937)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (in 1937)
publisher:
Gershwin Publishing Corp (in 1937)
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score)
part of:
Crazy for You (1992 musical)
part of:
My One and Only (1983 Broadway Musical)
2:26
8Things Are Looking Up
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1937-10-17)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1937-10-17)
orchestra:
Ray Noble and His Orchestra (on 1937-10-17)
recording of:
Things Are Looking Up (A Damsel in Distress) (on 1937-10-17)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (in 1937)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (in 1937)
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score)
part of:
Crazy for You (1992 musical)
3:12
9A Foggy Day
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1937-10-17)
recording of:
A Foggy Day (in London Town) (on 1937-10-17)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (in 1937)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (in 1937)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), Chappell Music Ltd., Gershwin Publishing Corp, Warner Chappell North America Ltd. and WB Music Corp. (1929–2019)
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score)
2:55
10Nice Work If You Can Get It
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1937-10-19)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1937-10-19)
orchestra:
Ray Noble and His Orchestra (on 1937-10-19)
recording of:
Nice Work If You Can Get It (on 1937-10-19)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (in 1937)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (in 1937)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA) and Gershwin Publishing Corp (in 1937)
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score)
part of:
Crazy for You (1992 musical)
part of:
My One and Only (1983 Broadway Musical)
2:43
11I Used to Be Color Blind
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1938-03-24)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1938-03-24)
orchestra:
Ray Noble and His Orchestra (on 1938-03-24)
recording of:
I Used to Be Color Blind (from "Carefree") (on 1938-03-24)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin (in 1938)
3:07
12The Yam
recording of:
The Yam (from "Carefree") (on 1938-03-26)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin
2:45
13Change Partners
recorded in:
Los Angeles, United States (on 1938-03-24)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (on 1938-03-24)
orchestra:
Ray Noble and His Orchestra (on 1938-03-24)
recording of:
Change Partners (from "Carefree") (on 1938-03-24)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin (in 1938)
publisher:
Irving Berlin Music Corp. and Williamson Music Company
3:07
14They Can’t Take That Away From Me [alternate take]
recording of:
They Can’t Take That Away From Me (from “Shall We Dance”) (on 1937-03-14)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (in 1937)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (in 1937)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), Chappell Music (UK), Chappell Music Ltd., Ira Gershwin Music, Warner/Chappell Music Holland BV, Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09), WB Music Corp. (1929–2019) (until 2019-05-28) and Gershwin Publishing Corp (in 1937)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical)
part of:
Crazy for You (1992 musical)
part of:
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack)
3:05
15The Yam Steps (As Explained by Fred Astaire)
recording of:
The Yam Step (Explained) (on 1938-03-26)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin
2:53
16The Yam
recording of:
The Yam (from "Carefree") (on 1938-03-26)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin
2:23
17I Used to Be Color Blind
vocals:
Ginger Rogers
recording of:
I Used to Be Color Blind (from "Carefree")
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin (in 1938)
3:27