Essential American
Recordings Survey

(E.A.R.S.)
 
 

Part IV: 1900 - 1959
(100 recordings)

Compiled by Roger Lee Hall

 

 

 

 

 


 

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A: TIN PAN ALLEY

TO

WORLD WAR I

 

 

101. AFTER THE BALL and Highlights from VAUDEVILLE
(20 tracks of songs from 1892 to 1909)
Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano; William Bolcom, piano
(Elektra/Nonesuch 9 79148-2, 1987)

102. DAWN OF AN ERA, 1905-1919
Performers include: Billy Murray, Original Dixieland Jazz Band; Len Spencer; John Philip Sousa's Band; George M. Cohan; John McCormick; Alma Gluck, Enrico Caruso; Marion Harris, and others
(Good Music Record Co. DMC 12575, 1999)

103. THE GREATEST RAGTIME OF THE CENTURY: Classic Ragtime, Blues and Stomps from Rare Piano Rolls by Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Eubie Blake, Thomas "Fats Waller, James P. Johnson, Jimmy Blythe
(Shout Factory DK 30160, 2003/ previously issued on Biograph Records)

104. JOPLIN, SCOTT: THE ENTERTAINER - Classic Ragtime
From Rare Piano Rolls
Scott Joplin, piano rolls
(Shout Factory DK 30155, 2003/ previously issued on Biograph Records)

105. BEACH, AMY: CHANSON D'AMOUR
Emma Kirby, soprano; The Romantic Chamber Group of London
(Paul Barritt, violin; Charles Medlam, cello; James Lisney, piano)
(Musical Heritage Society 5169071, 2003/ original relased on BIS CD, 2002)

106. BEACH, AMY: GRAND MASS in Eb Major
Margot Law, soprano; Martha Remington, mezzo soprano; Ray Bauwens, tenor; Joel Schneider, baritone; Stow Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Barbara Jones, director
(Albany TROY 179, 1995)



107. BEACH, AMY: SYMPHONY IN E MINOR ("Gaelic"), Op. 32; OVERTURE TO "The School for Scandal", Op. 5; FIRST SYMPHONY, Op. 9 by Samuel Barber
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi, conductor
(Chandos 8958, 1991)


108. GERSHWIN, GEORGE: THE PIANO ROLLS, VOLUME ONE
(1916-1926)
George Gershwin, piano; realized by Artis Woodhouse
(Elektra Nonesuch 79287-2, 1993 - CD with booklet in slipcase)

109. GERSHWIN, GEORGE: THE PIANO ROLLS, VOLUME TWO
(1916-1921)
George Gershwin, piano; realized by Artis Woodhouse
(Elektra Nonesuch 79370-2, 1995 - CD with booklet in slipcase)

110. GREAT WAR, THE: Classic and Popular Selections from the Time of World War I (6 popularsongs and jazz pieces, music Jack Norworth & Nora Bayes; Irving Berlin; George M. Cohan; Walter Donaldson, Sam Lewis, Joe Young; George Gershwin; and Joe Oliver & Clarence Williams)
Various performers (Sony Classical SMK 60989, 1999)

111. GRIFFES, CHARLES TOMLINSON: THREE GERMAN SONGS; FOUR IMPRESSIONS: SONG OF THE DAGGER; THE PLEASURE-DOME OF KUBLA KHAN, Op. 8; THREE POEMS OF FIONA MACLEOD, Op. 11; THREE TONE-PICTURES, Op. 5
Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano; Sherrill Milnes, baritone;
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, conductor
(New World NW 273-2, 1976)

112. GRIFFES, CHARLES TOMLINSON: SONGS
Performers include: Faith Esham; Irene Gubrud; Jan Opalach; Lucy Shelton; Margo Garrett, Jeffry Goldberg, Thomas Muraco, pianists
(Musical Heritage Society 424678A, 1982, 2 CD box set with booklet)

113. IVES, CHARLES: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY - songs, choral music
and symphonic excerpts
Thomas Hampson, baritone; San Francisco Symphony and Chorus;
San Francisco Girls Chorus, Sharon J. Paul, director;
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor and piano
(RCA Victor 09026-63703-2, 2002)

114. IVES, CHARLES: SYMPHONIES NO. 1 & 4 (with 5 hymns)
Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis, director;
Mary Sauer, piano; Richard Webster, organ;
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
(Sony Classical SK 44939, 1991)

115. IVES, CHARLES: SYMPHONY NO. 2; THE GONG ON THE HOOK AND LADDER; TONE ROADS NO. 1; HYMN: LARGO CANTABILE: HALLOWE'EN; CENTRAL PARK IN THE DARK; THE UNANSWERED QUESTION
New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, conductor
(Deutsche Grammophon D 105598, 1990)

116. IVES, CHARLES: THREE PLACES IN NEW ENGLAND (1903-14)
PISTON, WALTER: SYMPHONY NO. 2/ RUGGLES, CARL: SUN-TREADER
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
(Deutsche Grammophon 289 463 633-2, 1970-71)

117. IVES, CHARLES: SONGS
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano
(Elektra/Nonesuch 9 71325-2, 1976)

118. AN OLD SONG RESUNG: Songs by Arthur Farwell, Charles Wakefield Cadman, Charles Ives, Charles Tomlinson Griffes
William Parker, vocalist; William Huckaby, piano
(New World NW 80463-2, 1977)


119. OVER THERE: Songs of War and Peace, c. 1900-1920 by Berlin, Cohan, Lehar, Schoenberg, Weill & more
Michael Feinstein, vocalist; Armen Guzelimian, piano
(Angel Records CDC 7 49768 2, 1989)

 

 

B: THE ROARING TWENTIES

 

AND


THE DEPRESSION THIRTIES

 

 

120. BENNETT, ROBERT RUSSEL: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A LIKENESS IN SYMPHONY FORM (1929) (4 tracks), and SIGHTS AND SOUNDS (AN ORCHESTRAL ENTERTAINMENT(1929)
Performed by Moscow Symphony Orchestra, William T. Stromberg, conductor.
(Naxos 8.559004, 1999)

121. BIX BEIDERBECKE, Volume I: SINGIN' THE BLUES
Performers include: BBix Beiderbecke, cornet; Bill Rank, trombone; Jimmy Dorsey, clarinet, alto saxophone; Frankie Trumbauer, c-melody saxophone; Parl Martz, piano; Howdy Wuicksell, banjo; Chauncey Morehouse, drums; Eddie Lang, guitar, and other musicians. All recordings made in 1927.
(Columbia Masterworks CK 45450, 1990)

122. BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS
Performers include: Brent Barrett; Kevin Colson; Kim Creswell; George Dvorsky; Davis Gaines; Cris Groenendaal; Judy Kaye; Jeanne Lehman; Rebecca Luker; Amrosian Chorus; London Sinfonietta, John McGlinn, conductor
(Angel CDQ 7 54586 2, 1992)

123. THE CHARLESTON ERA: 25 Vintage Recordings 1925-1930
Performers include: Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra; Al Jolson; Ben Bernie; Fred & Adele Astaire with George Gershwin; Gene Austin; Helen Kane and more
(ASV Living Era CD AJA 5342, 2000)

124. CHART-TOPPERS OF THE THIRTIES:
The 25 Greatest Hits of the Decade
Performers include: Rudy Vallee; Bing Crosby; Fred Astaire; Harold Arlen; Benny Goodman; Tommy Dorsey; Ella Fitzgerald; Artie Shaw; Glenn Miller and more
(ASV Living Era CD AJA 5293, 1998)

125. THE GREAT DEPRESSION: American Music in the '30s
Performers include: Rudy Vallee; Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra;
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra; Billie Holliday; Memphis Minnie and more
(Columbia/ Legacy CK 57589, 1993)

126. ANDERSON, MARION: SPIRITUALS
Marion Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp and Kosti Vehanen, piano
Recorded between 1936 and 1952
(RCA Victor 09026-63306-2, 1999)

127. BARBER, SAMUEL: ADAGIO FOR STRINGS (1938); ROY HARRIS: SYMPHONY NO. 3 (1939); WILLIAM SCHUMAN: SYMPHONY NO. 3 (1941)
New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic,
Leonard Bernstein
(Universal Classics 289 474 439-2, 2003)/ recorded in 1983 and 1987

128. COPLAND, AARON: BILLY THE KID (1938) and RODEO (1942) - Complete ballet music
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, conductor
(Angel/ EMI CDC-7 47382 2, 1986)

129: COPLAND, AARON: EL SALON MEXICO (1936); OUR TOWN (1940); THE RED PONY (1948); DANZON CUBANO (1942);
THREE LATIN-AMERICAN SKETCHES (1959)
London Symphony Orchestra and New Philharmonia Orchestra,
Aaron Copland, conductor
(CBS Masterworks MK 42429, 1988)/ recorded in 1970 and 1975

130. GERSHWIN, GEORGE: GERSHWIN PERFORMS GERSHWIN -
Rare Radio Broadcasts and a Rehearsal of Porgy and Bess, 1931-1935
George Gershwin, piano and narration; Abbie Mitchell; Edward Matthew; Ruby Elzy; Todd Duncan; Anne Brown
(Musical Heritage Society 512923A, 1991)

131. GERSHWIN, GEORGE: PLAYS HIS GREATEST HITS
CD One: From Tin Pan Alley; From the Broadway and London Stages; From the Concert Hall (19 tracks)
CD Two: From the Concert Hall (continued); From the Air Waves (11 tracks)
George Gershwin, piano; Paul Whiteman; Rudy Vallee; CBS Studio Orchestra
(Mastersound 3707, 1998)


132. GERSHWIN, GEORGE: GIRL CRAZY (1930)
Performers include: Lorna Luft; David Carroll; Judy Blazer; David Garrison; Vicki Lewis; Eddie Korbich; Rex Hays; Stan Chandler; David Engel; Larry Raben; Guy Stroman; Frank Gorshin; Orchestra conducted by John Mauceri
(Elektra Nonesuch 9 79250-2, 1990 - CD with booklet in slipcase)

134. GERSHWIN, GEORGE: PORGY AND BESS (1935) -- Excerpts
Performers include: Anne Brown, soprano; Todd Duncan, baritone; Edward Matthews; Avon Long; Eva Jessye Choir; Leo Reisman's Orchestra; Decca Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Smallens,conductor
(MCA Classics MCAD-10520, 1992/ recordings made in 1959, 1942, 1940)

135. HANSON, HOWARD: HANSON CONDUCTS HANSON
SYMPHONY NO. 1 ("Nordic"); SYMPHONY NO. 2 ("Romantic");
SONG OF DEMOCRACY
Eastman-Rochester Orchestra; Eastman School of Music Chorus,
Howard Hanson, conductor
(Mercury Living Presence 432 008-2, 1990)

136. HARRIS, ROY: SYMPHONY NO. 3 (1937);
RANDALL THOMPSON: SYMPHONY NO. 2 (1931);
DAVID DIAMOND: SYMPHONY NO. 4
New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, conductor
(Sony Classical SMK 60594, 1998)/ recorded in 1959, 1962, 1969

137. HITS OF 1920: Original Recording
Performers include: by Paul Whiteman, Nora Bayes, Al Jolson, Billy Murray, Irene Day, Eddie Cantor, The Kentucky Serenaders, Albert Campbel & Henry Burr, Marion Harris, Van & Schenck, Ted Lewis Jazz Band, John Steel, Charles Harrison, Rudy Wiedoeft, Ben Selvin's Novely Orchestra
(Naxos Nostalgia 8.120635, 2002)

138. HOLLYWOOD'S BEST: THE THIRTIES
Performers include: Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong, Dick Powell, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, and more
(Rhino Movie Music/Turner Classic Movies Music R2 72907, 1997)

139 - 143. KEN BURNS JAZZ: THE STORY OF AMERICA'S MUSIC
(5 CD Collection)
CD One: 24 tracks -- Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, others.
CD Two: 22 tracks -- Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Chick Webb, others.
CD Three: 23 tracks -- Coleman Hawkins, Artie Shaw, Charlie Parker, others.
CD Four: 11 tracks -- Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, others.
CD Five: 14 tracks -- Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, others.

(Columbia/ Legacy C5K 61432, 2000)

144. KERN, JEROME: SHOWBOAT
Performers include: Frederica Von Stade; Jerry Hadley; Bruce Hubbard; Paige O'Hara; David Garrison; Karla Burns; Robert Nichols; Nancy Kulp; Lillian Gish; Teresa Stratas; London Sinfonietta, John McGlinn, conductor
(EMI CDS 7 49108 2, 1988, 3 CD box set with booklet)

145. NIPPER'S GREATEST HITS - THE 20's
Performers include: Gene Austin; Gertrude Lawrence; Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra; Fanny Brice; Duke Ellington & His Orchestra; George Gershwin and more
(RCA/BMG 2258-2-R, 1990)

146. NIPPER'S GREATEST HITS - THE 30's
Performers include: Leo Reisman; Bing Crosby; Cab Calloway; Cole Porter; Tommy Dorsey; Fats Waller; Benny Goodman and more
(RCA/ BMG 9971-2-R, 1990)


147. POP MEMORIES - The 1920s
Performers include: Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra; Al Jolson;
Gene Austin and more
(RCA/BMG/Rhino R2 71575, 1994)

148. POP MEMORIES - The 1930s
Performers include: Benny Goodman; Bing Crosby; Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra; Judy Garland; Glenn Miller and more
(RCA/BMG/Rhino R2 71576, 1994)

149. PORTER, COLE: ANYTHING GOES
Performers include: Kim Criswell, Cris Groenendaal, Jack Gilford, Frederica Von Stade, Ambrosian Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, John McGlinn, conductor
(EMI CDC 7 49848 2, 1989)


150. WHITEMAN, PAUL: HISTORIC AEOLIAN HALL CONCERT OF 1924/ THE BIRTH OF RHAPSODY IN BLUE (2 CDs)
Reconstructed and Conducted by Maurice Peress; Piano Solists: Ivan Davis and Dick Hymnan
(Music Heritage Society MHS 11238A, 1987)

 


C: WORLD WAR II

AND

THE FABULOUS FIFTIES

 

 

151. ANDERSON, LEROY: THE LEROY ANDERSON COLLECTION
(2 CDs)
CD One: 22 tracks -- Blue Tango, The Tpewriter, The Syncopated Clock, more CD Two: 25 tracks -- Serenata, Sleigh Ride, Irish Suite, more
(MCA Classics MCAD2-9815 A and B)

152. BARBER, SAMUEL: KNOXVILLE: SUMMER OF 1915, DOVER BEACH, HERMIT SONGS, ANDROMACHE'S FAREWELL
Performers include: Eleanor Steber, The Julliard Quartet, Leontyne Price, Samuel Barber, New York Philharmonic, Thomas Schippers, conductor
(Sony Masterworks Portrait MPK 46727, 1991)

153. BELAFONTE, HARRY: ALL TIME GREATEST HITS Vol. 1
Performers include: Harry Belafonte, vocals; Millard Thomas and Frantz Casseus, guitars; Orchestra and Chorus directed by Tony Scott, Robert Cormier, Ralph Hunter, Jimmy Jones,Hugo Winterhalter.
(RCA/ BMG 6877-2-R, 1988)

154. BERNSTEIN, LEONARD: CANDIDE -- A COMIC OPERETTA
(Original Broadway Cast)
Performers include: Max Adrian, Robert Rounseville, Barbara Cook, more
(CBS Records MK 38732, 1963)

155: BERNSTEIN, LEONARD: THE BERNSTEIN SONGBOOK (ON THE TOWN/ PETER PAN/ TROUBLE IN TAHITI/ WONDERFUL TOWN/ CANDIDE/WEST SIDE STORY/ MASS/ 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
Performers include: Rosalind Russell, Barbara Cook, Betty Comden, Adolphe Green, Chita Rivera, more
(CBS Records MK 44760, 1988)

156. BERNSTEIN, LEONARD: THE EARLY YEARS (BILLY THE KID - Copland/ PIANO SONATA - Copland/ SEVEN ANNIVERSARIES/ ON THE TOWN - DANCES
Leonard Bernstein, pianist and conductor
(BMG/RCA Victor Gold Seal 09026-60915-2, 1992)

157. BERNSTEIN, LEONARD: THE EARLY YEARS, VOL. 2 (PIANO CONCERTO in G - Ravel/ STATEMENTS FOR ORCHESTRA - Copland/ AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - Gershwin/ FACSIMILE
Leonard Bernstein, pianist and conductor
(BMG/RCA Victor Gold Seal 09026-61650-2, 1993)

158 . BERNSTEIN, LEONARD: WEST SIDE STORY (Original Broadway Cast)
Performers include: Carol Lawrence, Larry Kert, Chita Rivera, Art Smith, Mickey Calin, Ken LeRoy, Lee Becker, David Winters, Tony Mordente, Eddie Roll,
Grover Dale
(Columbia CK 32603, 1973)


159. BROADWAY CLASSICS: Volume One
Performers include: Mary Martin, Ethe Merman, Todd Duncan, Robert Alda, Gertrude Lawrence, Yul Brynner, Rosalind Russell, Edith Adams,
Sammy Davis Jr.
(MCA MCAD-10051, 1991

160-163. CINEMA CENTURY A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF CINEMA (4 CD Collection)
CD One: 16 tracks -- GONE WITH THE WIND, CITIZEN KANE, more.
CD Two: 17 tracks -- PSYCHO, THE LION IN WINTER, many more.
CD Three: 12 tracks -- THE GODFATHER, STAR WARS, many more.
CD Four: 13 tracks -- OUT OF AFRICA, DANCES WITH WOLVES, many more.
Various orchestras and conductors
(Silva Treasury STD 5006, 1996)

164. CHART-TOPPERS OF THE FORTIES
Performers include: Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Artie Shaw, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Dorsey, The Mills Brothers, Harry James, The Andrews Sisters, Doris Day, Perry Como, The Ink Spots and more
(ASV Living Era CD AJA 5294, 1999)

165. COPLAND, AARON: A COPLAND CELEBRATION (Vol. 1 - Famous Orchestra and Chamber Works/ Vol. 2 - Chamber Music and Rarities/ Vol. 3 - Vocal and Choral Works) -
Includes 15 Copland works including FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN, APPALACHIAN SPRING (Original Version), 12 POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON, THE TENDER LAND (Opera)
Each Volume 2 CDs, Aaron Copland, performer and conductor
(Sony Classical SMK 89323/89326/ 89329)/ released in 2000

166. COPLAND, AARON: THE COPLAND COLLECTION (FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN/ EL SALON MEXICO/ SIMPLE GIFTS - APPALACHIAN SPRING/ HOE-DOWN - RODEO/ BILLY THE KID/ THE PROMISE OF LIVING - THE TENDER LAND/ QUIET CITY/ GROVER'S CORNERS - OUR TOWN/ A LINCOLN PORTRAIT
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas; New Philharmonia Orchestra, Aaron Copland; Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein; London Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland; Sait Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin; Leo Smith, pianist; Car Sandburg, narrator; more
(Sony Classical 82876-85239-2, 2006)

167. THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET: TIME OUT
Performers: Dave Brubeck, piano; Paul Desmond, alto saxophone; Eugene Wright, bass; Joe Morello, drums
(Columbia/ Legacy CK 65122, 1997)

168. DECCA ROCK N' ROLL COLLECTION (2 CDs)
Alan Freed & His Rock n' Roll Orchestra; Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five; Bill Haley & His Comets; Buddy Holly & The Crickets; Jackie Wilson; The Flamingos; The Shirelles; The Kalin Twins; many more.
(MCA MCAD2-11119, 1994)

169. DORSEY, THOMAS: PRECIOUS LORD - RECORDINGS OF THE GREAT GOSPEL SONGS OF THOMAS A. DORSEY
Performers include: Marion Williams, The Dixie Hummingbirds, R.H. Harris, Bessie Griffin, Delois Barrett Campbell, Alex Bradford
(Columbia/ Legacy CK 57164, 1994)


170. ELLINGTON, DUKE: ANATOMY OF A MURDER
(Original Soundtrack)
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
(Columbia/ Legacy CK 65569, 1999/ originally released in 1959)

171. FROM THE VAULTS: The Birth Of A Label, The First Years, 1942-43
Performers include: Ella Mae Morse, Johnny Mercer, Martha Tilton, Paul Whiteman, Tex Ritter, Connie Haines, Gordon Jenkins, King Cole Trio and more
(Capitol Records 72435-25542-2-5, 2000)


172. HERRMANN, BERNARD: MUSIC FROM GREAT FILM CLASSICS
(CITIZEN KANE, JANE EYRE, THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER, THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJERO, MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra,
Bernard Herrmann, conductor
(London 448 948-2, 1996)

173. HERRMANN, BERNARD: THE FILM SCORES
(THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, PSYCHO, MARNIE, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, VERTIGO, TORN CURTAIN, FAHRENHEIT 451, TAXI DRIVER)
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
(Sony Classical SK 62700, 1996)


174. HOLLYWOOD'S BEST: THE FORTIES
Performers include: Tommy Dorsey and His orchestra, Lena Horne, The Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra, Bette Davis, Jane Powell, Dooley Wilson, James Cagney, more
(Turner Classic Movies Music/Rhino Movie Music R2 72908, 1997)

175. HOLLYWOOD'S BEST: THE FIFTIES
Performers include: Debbie Reynolds and Carleton Carpenter, Louis Armstrong, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Dolores Gray, Tony Martin, Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly, and more
(Turner Classic Movies Music/Rhino Movie Music R2 72909, 1997)

176. HOVHANESS, ALAN: MYSTERIOUS MOUNTAIN, HYMN TO GLACIER PEAK, MOUNT ST. HELENS, STORM ON MOUNT WILDCAT
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Gerard Schwartz, conductor
(Telarc CD-80604, 2003)

177. ONLY COUNTRY, 1955 - 1959
Performers include: Marty Robbins, Carl Perkins, Patsy Cline, Tennessee Ernie Ford, George Jones, Ferlin Husky, Ray Price, Johnny Cash, Sonny James and more singers.
(CEMA S21-18824/JCD-3152, 1995)

178. PRESLEY, ELVIS: SUNRISE (2 CDs)
Elvis Presley, vocals; Scotty Moore, electric guitar; Bill Black, Bass; Leon Post, Piano; Sonny Trammel, Steel Guitar
(RCA/BMG 07863 67675-2, 1999)

179. ROBESON, PAUL: SONGS OF FREE MEN
Paul Robeson, Bass-Baritone; Lawrence Brown, piano; Columbia Concert orchestra, Emanuel Balaban, conductor/recorded in 1942, 1943, 1946, 1948 (Sony Classical Masterworks MHK 63223, 1997)

180. RODGERS, RICHARD: OKLAHOMA
(Original New York Production)
Performers include: Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts, Celeste Holm, Orchestra and Chorus directed by Jay Blackton
(MCA Classics MCAD-10046, 1990/ originally released on Decca LP 8/15/1955)

181. RODGERS, RICHARD: THE SOUND OF MUSIC
(Original Broadway Cast)
Performers include: Mary Martin, Theodore Bikel, Patricia Neway, Kurt Kasznar, Marion Marlowe, John Randolph, Nan McFarland, Lauri Peters, Brian Davies, Marilyn Rogers (Orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett)/recorded in 1959
(Sony Broadway SK 53537, 1993)

182. RODGERS, RICHARD: VICTORY AT SEA - Orchestral Suite from the NBC Television Production
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Robert Russell Bennett, conductor

183. SATCHMO THE GREAT (Music from the Soundtrack)
Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocals; Edward R. Murrow, narrator
(Columbia / Legacy CK 62170, 2000)

184. SCHUMAN, WILLIAM: A TRIBUTE - VARIATIONS ON "AMERICA"; NEW ENGLAND TRIPTYCH/ SYMPHONY FOR STRINGS (NO. 5)/ JUDITH (CHOREOGRAPHIC POEM)
Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, conductor
(Delos D 174061, 1992)

185. STILL, WILLIAM GRANT: SYMPHONY NO. 2 (SONG OF A NEW RACE)/ WILLIAM LEVI DAWSON: NEGRO FOLK SYMPHONY/ DUKE ELLINGTON: HARLEM
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi, conductor
(Musical Heritage Society 513912A, 1995/ originally Chandos CD, 1993)

186. STILL, WILLIAM GRANT: SUITE FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO/ SONGS OF SEPARATION/ INCANTATION AND DANCE/ ENNANGA/ LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING/ other works
Videmus: Robert Honeysucker, baritone; Ann Hobson Pilot, harp; Jean DeMart, flute; Lynn Chang, violin; Lydia Forbes, violin; George Taylor, viola; Mark Churchill, cello; Prentice Pilot, double bass; Vivian Taylor, piano
(New Workd Records, 80399-2, 1990)

187. THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT: THE BEST OF THE M-G-M MUSICALS
Performers include: Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, and more
(Turner Classic Movies Music/Rhino Movie Music R2 72463, 1996)

188. THOMPSON, RANDALL: ALLELUIA/ FROSTIANA/ THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM/ THE TESTAMENT OF FREEDOM (Excerpts)
The Michael O'Neal Singers, Tom Alderman, accompanist
(aca Digital CM20065, 1998)

189. THOMPSON, RANDALL: SYMPHONIES 1, 2, 3 (2 CDs)
New Zealand Symphony, Andrew Schenck, conductor
(Koch International Classics, 3-7413-2, 1997)

190. THOMSON, VIRGIL: THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS
and THE RIVER
Post-Classical Ensemble, Angel Gil-Ordonez, conductor
(Naxos 8.559291, 2007)

191. WEAVERS, THE: GREATEST HITS
Ronnie Gilbert, Lee Hays, Fred Hellerman, Pete Seeger
(VanguarVCD-15/16, 1988)

192. WILLIAMS, HANK: 20 GREATEST HITS
Hank Williams, vocals and guitar; plus his band musicians
(Mercury 314-536 029-2, 1997)

 

 

D: LP COLLECTIONS

 

193. CAVALCADE OF AMERICAN MUSIC: Highlights of the
1940 Golden Gate Exposition (22 tracks)
Performers include: Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, George M. Cohan, W.C. Handy, Billy Hill, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer and 20 more songwriters and singers.
(Ariel Records CAM 11, 1982)

194. COMPOSERS DO THEIR OWN THING - 12 Great Songwriters Play and Sing Their Own Songs (12 tracks)
Songwriters include: Cole Porter, Rudolph Friml, Harold Arlen, Victor Herbert, Harold Rome, Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Hoagy Carmichael, Joseph E. Howard, Sigmund Romberg
(Pelican Records LP 120, 1973)

195. COUNTRY-WESTERN RADIO - Rare Radio Recordings of Famous Country-Western Groups (4 tracks)
Radio shows: The Hank Williams Health and Happiness Show, 1952;i The Roy Acuff Show; Carson Robison and his Buckaroos, 1949; The Sons of the Pioneers Show (1949)
(Radiola Records MR-1069, 1977)

196. IVES, CHARLES: The 100th Anniversary
(5 LP Box Set with Illustrated Booklet):
I. THE MANY FACES OF CHARLES IVES
II. THE CELESTIAL COUNTRY
III. THE THINGS OUR FATHERS LOVED
IV. IVES PLAYS IVES
V. CHARLES IVES REMEMBERED
Various performers and people who knew Charles Ives
(Columbia Records M4 32504, 1974)

197. JOPLIN, SCOTT: TREEMONISHA (2 LP Box Set) Arrangements, Orchestration and Music Supervision by Gunther Schuller, conducting the Original Cast Orchestra and Chorus:
Cast includes: Carmen Balthrop (Treemonisha), Betty Allen (Monisha), Curtis Rayam (Remus), Willard White (Ned).
(Deutsche Grammophon 2707083, 1975)

198. ROCK and Roll - The Early Years:
Performers include: The Chords, Wynonie Harris, Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, Bill Haley and His Comets, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Jerry lee Lewis
(RCA AFMI-5463, 1985)

199. THE STORY OF THE BLUES (2 LPs)(32 tracks):
Side 1: The Origin of the Blues -- Mississippi John Hurt, Leadbelly, others
Side 2: Blues and Entertainment -- Memphis Jug Band, Bessie Smith, others
Side 3: The Thirties, Urban and Rural Blues -- Bo Carter, Roibert Johsnon, more
Side 4: World War II and After -- Sonny Terry, Big Bill Broonzy, others
(Columbia Records CG 30008 Mono, 1970s)

200. SMITHSONIAN COLLECTION OF CLASSIC JAZZ (6 LP Box Set with Booklet)
Side 1: Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, more
Side 2: Sidney Bechet, James P. Johnson, Louis Armstrong, more
Side 3: Louis Armstrong, Frankie Trumbauer, Fletcher Henderson, more
Side 4: Fats Waller, Benny Goodman Trio, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holliday,more
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Side 11: Sonny Rollins Plus Four, Cecil Taylor, Miles Davis
Side 12: Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane

 

 

 


 


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