1929 Möller/Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
1929 Möller/Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

Getting Theatrical #2225

. . . from vintage recordings and live performances, a selection of entertaining popular tunes.

Hour One

VINCENT YOUMANSSing Hallelujah, fr Hit the DeckSIGMUND ROMBERGDeep in my heart, dear & Serenade, fr The Student PrinceJOSEPH MEYER & ROGER KAHNCrazy RhythmGEORGE GERSHWINFascinatin’ Rhythm Leonard Leigh (Wurlitzer/KSTP Studios, Saint Paul, MN) RCA LSP-1665

ERNESTO DeCURTISDon’t forget meSALVATORE CARDILLOUngrateful heartMike Grandchamp (Wurlitzer/Phipps Performing Arts Center, Hudson, WI) Archive (r. 9/10/02)

COLE PORTERLet’s do itIRVING BERLINThe Piccolino, fr Top HatJustin LaVoie (Wurlitzer/Phipps Center) PD Archive (r. 8/5/17) 

BILLY ROSE & CON CONRADBarney Google.  RAY HENDERSONBlack BottomJAMES P. JOHNSONThe CharlestonLeonard Leigh (Wurlitzer/KSTP Studios, Saint Paul, MN) RCA LSP-1665

PORTER:  Medley –Walt Strony (1928 Wurlitzer/Gilson Studio, Middleton, WI) PD Archive (r. 10/28/89)

GERSHWINStrike up the bandGERSHWINLove walked in. PORTERBegin the beguin.  TRADITIONAL:  La CucarachaNILO MENENDEZGreen eyesVICTOR HERBERTAh sweet mystery of life, fr Naughty MariettaJ. P. SOUSAThe Stars & Stripes ForeverEdward Berryman (1928 Kimball/Civic Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN) PD Archive (r. 10/24/86) 

Filler – GERSHWIN:  Fascinatin’ Rhythm/Leigh (see above)

Hour Two

RICHARD RODGERSWith a song in my heartRobert Hartzell (Wurlitzer/Harmony Wynelands, Lodi, CA) Hartzell 2009

JAMES HANLEYZing went the strings of my heartKay McAbee (Barton/Regal Theatre, Chicago, IL).  GERSHWINI got rhythmKay McAbee (Barton/Trio Roller Rink, Milan, IL) PD Archive (r. December 1968 & June 1963)

DALLAS FRAZIERElviraLew Williams (1938 Möller/Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA) Piping Hot 2001

RODGERSHave you met Miss Jones?  CHARLES WILLIAMSTheme, fr The ApartmentTony Fenelon (Kimball/Dickinson High School Auditorium, Wilmington, DE) DTOS 114

EMILE WALDTEUFELLes Violettes, Op. 148.  VASSAR CLEMENTSThe Devil went down to Georgia.  BENJI & JOEL MADDEN:  We are doneNathan Avakian (1926 Kilgen/Palace Theatre, Canton, OH) ATOS 2016

RODGERSMarch of the Siamese Children, fr The King & I.  TRADITIONAL (Spiritual):  Steal awaySIR ARTHUR BLISSMarch, fr Things to ComeRichard Hills (1929 Möller/Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA) ATOS 2013

Filler – PORTER:  Medley/Strony (see above)

The next national convention of the American Theatre Organ Society will take place in San Diego, CA (July 3-7, 2022).


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