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12 February 2011

Sheet Music - "Broadway"

Here is Part 2 in what will undoubtedly turn into a series.

Today's collection of sheet music covers are ballroom-related and includes my prized Fred Astaire pieces.

The Park Parade, from George Black's stage production Black and Blue, performed at the London Palladium. Music by Arthur Young, Anthony Page & Tommy Duggan. Ballroom routine by Miss Adele England (c) 1939.
Contains the warning: This dance must not be performed in public before March 8th, 1939.

The Broadway Melody, from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film of the same name. Lyrics by Arthur Freed. Music by Nacio Herb Brown. (c) 1929.
This was the title tune of the first of four films made in the Broadway Melody series by MGM (Released in 1929, 1936, 1938 and 1940). The last, Broadway Melody of 1940 starred Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell.

Painting the Clouds with Sunshine, from the Warner Brothers film The Gold Diggers of Broadway. Lyrics by Al Dubin. Music by Joe Burke. (c) 1929.

A Couple of Swells, from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film Easter Parade. Lyrics and Music by Irving Berlin. (c) 1947.

Swing Trot, from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Barkleys of Broadway. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Music by Harry Warren. (c) 1949.

That's Entertainment, from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Band Wagon. Lyrics by Howard Dietz. Music by Arthur Schwartz. (c) 1953.

The Happiest Day of my Life, from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film Wedding Bells. Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Music by Burton Lane. (c) 1950.

Too Late Now, from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film Wedding Bells. Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Music by Burton Lane. (c) 1950.

Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, from the RKO film Top Hat. Lyrics and Music by Irving Berlin. (c) 1935.

Where Are You?, from the Universal film Top of the Town. Lyrics by Harold Adamson. Music by Jimmy McHugh. (c) 1936.

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