THE BIG SHOW (1939)



Composer: Dana Suesse
Lyricists: Ted Fetter; Billy Rose

Opened: April 9, 1939
Performances: Closed out of town


I Wanna Go Back to Bali (M: Harry Warren; L: Al Dubin) (originally used in the film GOLD DIGGERS IN PARIS):

1. 78/Decca 1813 (Dick Webster with Jimmie Grier and His Orchestra)
2. 78/Decca 1814 (Stan Fritts with Freddie "Schnickelfritz" Fisher and His Orchestra)
3. 78/Bluebird B 7566 (Bobby Goday with Shep Fields & His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra)
4. 78/Brunswick 8140 (Stanley Worth with Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra)
5. 78/Victor 25836 (Rudy Vallee, vocal, with Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees)
6. Flying Down To Rio, Conifer (M) CMS 0005 (Rudy Vallee) [reissued on Sing For Your Supper, CD/Movie Stars 005]


Yours For A Song (also used in AQUACADE REVUE):

1. 78/Schirmer 5505 (Dana Suesse, piano) [reissued on Keyboard Wizards of the Gershwin Era, Vol. 2, CD/Pearl 9202]
2. 78/Decca F 7272 (Adelaide Hall with drums and organ played by Fela Sowande)
3. 78/Bluebird B 10270 (Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra) [reissued on The Nelson Touch: 25 Band Hits 1931-1941, CD/ASV/Living Era 5197]
4. 78/Odeon 283.379 (Charlie Kunz, piano, with rhythm accompaniment)
5. 78/Victor 26247 (Bob Allen with Hal Kemp and His Orchestra)
6. 78/Vocalion 4818 (Terry Allen with Red Norvo and His Orchestra) [reissued on The Chronological Red Norvo And His Orchestra 1939-1943, CD/Classics 1232]
7. 78/Brunswick 8369 (Gil Phalen with Jack Marshard and His Orchestra)
8. Yours For A Song: Here's To The Ladies, CD/Premier 1065 (Peter Mintun, piano and voice)
9. Yours For A Song, CD/Sanctuary 5474 (Alfred Piccaver)
Radio transcriptions performed by Tony Martin and by Bon Bon with the Jan Savitt Orchestra are known to exist.


Unrecorded Material:

The Greatest Show On Earth
Lady Of Tomorrow