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Composer: Walter Schumann
Lyricist: Robert Wells

Opened: April 6, 1955, Plymouth Theatre, N.Y.C.
Performances: 85


By The Light Of The Silvery Moon (M: Gus Edwards; L: Edward Madden) (from ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1909):

I have not attempted to compile discological information for this standard.


Fly Bird:

Although I've found no recordings credited to Schumann and Wells, there is a recording entitled "Fly Bird (And Tell Him)" credited to Robert Wells, Tree Iris, and Scott Kay:
1. 45/Victor 47-5457 (Lisa Kirk with orchestra and chorus conducted by Harry Geller) (as "Fly Bird (And Tell Him)" [reissued on Lisa Kirk Sings At The Plaza, CD/Sepia 1128 (bonus track)]


In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin' (M/L: Traditional) (some recordings credited to Norman Luboff and Harry Belafonte):

1. 78/King 4196 (Paul Breckenridge with the Chicago Crusaders, Jubilee Singers, and Brother Shoestring)
2. 45/Capitol EAP 1-1167 (The Jordanaires)
3. Belafonte, RCA (SE) LSP-1150 (Harry Belafonte with Millard J. Thomas, guitar, The Norman Luboff Choir, and Tony Scott and His Orchestra) [also 45/Victor DJ-81; reissued on Island In The Sun, CD/Bear Family 16262]
4. Right Now!, Moonglow MSP-1001 (The Righteous Brothers)
5. When The Spirit Moves You, Roulette R-25103 (Jimmie Rodgers with the Joe Reisman orchestra)
6. Heavenly Music, CAS/SM 591 (Gordon Steve Martin)
7. Timeless Classics, CD/Strobealific (Visions Of Hope)
8. Good News/Negro Spirituals, CD/Disques XXI Canada 21460 (Chantres Musiciens)


Jerry (Did You Hear About Jerry?) (M/L: Traditional):

1. 78/Columbia 35562 (Josh White) [reissued on Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 4 (1940-41), CD/Documents 5405 (Josh White)]
2. 78/Asch 358-3 (Josh White and His Carolinians)
3. Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 5 (1944), CD/Document 5571 (Josh White)]
4. 78/RCA 20-4892 (Harry Belafonte and male chorus with orchestra conducted by Hugo Winterhalter) [also 45/Victor 47-4892; reissued on Island In The Sun, CD/Bear Family 16262]
5. 45/Victor 47-7176 (Harry Belafonte with Victor Messer and Millard Thomas, guitars) [reissued on Island In The Sun, CD/Bear Family 16262]
6. The Midnight Special, RCA (S) SLP-2449 (Harry Belafonte) [reissued on CD/Wounded Bird 2449; 2Gether On 1, CD/RCA 94542]
7. The Legendary Josh White, CD/Collector's Edition 4 (Josh White)


Mark Twain (M/L: Harry Belafonte):

1. Mark Twain & Other Folk Favorites, RCA LSP-1022 [reissued on Island In The Sun, CD/Bear Family 16262]


Matilda (M/L: Harry Thomas) (some recordings credited to Norman Span):

I have not attempted to compile discological information for this song beyond original cast recordings.
1. 78/Victor 20-5311 (Harry Belafonte with Millard J. Thomas, guitar) [also 45/Victor 47-5311; reissued on Island In The Sun, CD/Bear Family 16262]
2. Belafonte, RCA (SE) LSP-1150 (Harry Belafonte with Millard J. Thomas, guitar, The Norman Luboff Choir, and Tony Scott and His Orchestra) [reissued on Island In The Sun, CD/Bear Family 16262
3. Belafonte At Carnegie Hall, RCA (S) LSO-6006 (Harry Belafonte with orchestra conducted by Bob Corman) [reissued on Live in Concert at the Carnegie Hall, CD/BMG International 15713]
4. Belafonte In Japan, RCA 9101/9102 (Harry Belafonte)
5. Belafonte '89, CD/E2-92247 (Harry Belafonte)
6. An Evening With Harry Belafonte & Friends, CD/PolyGram 524384 (Harry Belafonte)


Noah (M/L: Traditional) (some recordings credited to Harry Belafonte and Bill Attaway):

I have not attempted to compile discological information for this song beyond original cast recordings.
1. Belafonte, RCA (SE) LSP-1150 (Harry Belafonte with Millard J. Thomas, guitar, The Norman Luboff Choir, and Tony Scott and His Orchestra) [reissued on Island In The Sun, CD/Bear Family 16262]


Scarlet Ribbons (M: Evelyn Danzig; L: Jack Segal):

I have not attempted to compile discological information for this song beyond original cast recordings.
1. 78/Victor 20-5051 (Harry Belafonte with Millard J. Thomas, guitar) [also 45/Victor 5051; reissued on Island In The Sun, CD/Bear Family 16262]
2. Belafonte, RCA (SE) LSP-1150 (Harry Belafonte with Millard J. Thomas, guitar, The Norman Luboff Choir, and Tony Scott and His Orchestra) [reissued on Island In The Sun, CD/Bear Family 16262]
3. Free Again!, CD/Megan Mullally (Megan Mullally and The Supreme Music Program)


Shine On, Harvest Moon (M/L: Jack Norworth and Nora Bayes) (from ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1908):

I have not attempted to compile discological information for this standard.


Sylvie (M/L: Harry Belafonte) (most recordings credited to Heddie Ledbetter and Paul Campbell):

1. 45/Decca 9-28919 (The Weavers with orchestra conducted by Larry Clinton) [reissued on Hard, Ain't It Hard: Weavers Greatest Songs, CD/Rev-Ola Records 202]
2. Belafonte, RCA (SE) LSP-1150 (Harry Belafonte with Millard J. Thomas, guitar, The Norman Luboff Choir, and Tony Scott and His Orchestra) [also 45/Victor DJ-81; reissued on Island In The Sun, CD/Bear Family 16262]
3. Belafonte At Carnegie Hall, RCA (S) LSO-6006 (Harry Belafonte with orchestra conducted by Bob Corman) [reissued on Live in Concert at the Carnegie Hall, CD/BMG International 15713]
4. One Brother, CD/Big Rock (David Davenport)
5. Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies, CD/RCA 2662 (Pernell Roberts)
6. Something For Everyone, CD/Luv N' Haight 10038 (Don Cunningham)
7. A Family Affair, CD/Jericho Beach 202 (Leon & Eric Bibb)
8. The Definitive Rolf Harris, CD/EMI 814479 (Rolf Harris)
9. The Definitive Leadbelly, CD/Snapper SBLUECD506X (Heddie Leadbelly)
10. You Are My Flower, CD/Little Bird Records 699972 (Ida)
11. Rock All Day, Rock All Night, CD/Nields 16 (The Nields)
12. Deep In The Shade, CD/Rebel REB-CD=1834 (The Step Canyon Rangers)
13. A Vision Shared - A Tribute To Woody Guthrie & Leadbelly, CD/CBS Records CK-44034 (Sweet Honey In The Rock)


Take My Mother Home (M/L: Traditional) (most recordings credited to Hall Johnson):

1. Belafonte, RCA (SE) LSP-1150 (Harry Belafonte with Millard J. Thomas, guitar, The Norman Luboff Choir, and Tony Scott and His Orchestra) [reissued on Island In The Sun, CD/Bear Family 16262]
2. Belafonte At Carnegie Hall, RCA (S) LSO-6006 (Harry Belafonte with orchestra conducted by Bob Corman) [reissued on Live in Concert at the Carnegie Hall, CD/BMG International 15713]
3. Hymns That Didn't Fit the Hymnal, Bellaire 1122 (The Saint Thomas Episcopal Choir) (unverified) [also CAS/Bellaire CA-1122]
4. Going Home, CD/Decca 0008277 (Morris Robinson)
5. Spirituals, CD/Naxos 553036 (Barbara Conrad and the Convent Avenue Concert Choir, and the New England Symphonic Ensemble conducted by Gregory Hopkins) (unverified)
6. Faith, CD/Unknown label (Judy Taylor-Thomas) (unverified)
7. Work, Fight & Pray, CD/Green Hays 70721 (Pamela Warrick-Smith) (unverified)
8. Spiritual Evolution, CD/The Wright Combination (The Wright Combination) (unverified)


Troubles (M/L: Harry Belafonte):

1. Belafonte, RCA (SE) LSP-1150 (Harry Belafonte with Millard J. Thomas, guitar, The Norman Luboff Choir, and Tony Scott and His Orchestra) [also 45/Victor 47-6249; reissued on Island In The Sun, CD/Bear Family 16262]


When The Saints Go Marching In (M/L: Huddie Ledbetter and C.C. Carter):

I have not attempted to compile discological information for this song beyond original cast recordings.
1. An Evening With Belafonte, RCA LSP-1402 (Harry Belafonte) [reissued on Island In The Sun, CD/Bear Family 16262]
2. Belafonte At Carnegie Hall, RCA (S) LSO-6006 (Harry Belafonte with orchestra conducted by Bob Corman) [reissued on Live in Concert at the Carnegie Hall, CD/BMG International 15713]


Unrecorded Material:

All You Need Is A Song
The Auction (inst.)
By-Play For Drums (inst.)
The Clock (inst.)
Dance, Dance, Dance (inst.)
Finale
Here I Stand (inst.)
It Couldn't Be A Better Day (inst.)
Summer In Fairview Falls (inst.)
The Sunday Picnic Social (inst.)
Yesterday