THE CO-OPTIMISTS (1925) (9th Programme)

Composer: Melville Gideon
Lyricist: Greatrex Newman

Opened: c. January 19, 1925, Palace Theatre, London
Performances: Unknown

 (The Girl In The) Crinoline Gown (L: Clifford Seyler):

1. 78/Columbia 3509 (Melville Gideon with violin, cello, and piano accompaniment) [reissued on The Co-Optimists, World SHB25]
2. 78/HMV C-2441 (Melville Gideon with orchestra conducted by Ray Noble)

In Chelsea Somewhere (M: Melville Gideon;  L: Cole Porter; James Heard) (originally used in THE ECLIPSE; also used in BUDDIES, AS YOU WERE, and ARTISTS AND MODELS (1925) (Paris Edition) as “Washington Square”):

1. 78/Columbia F1033 (Nancy Gibbs and F. Pope Stamper with the Garrick Theatre Orchestra conducted by J.B. Hastings) (as “Chelsea”) [reissued on The Ultimate Cole Porter - Volume I, CD/Pearl GEMM 0111]
2. 78/Columbia 783 (Garrick Theatre Orchestra conducted by J.B. Hastings) (as “Chelsea”)
3. Confidentially, Cole, CD/No label 2460-INR261 (Sean Hayden) (as “In Chelsea Somewhere”)

The Man Who Smokes A Pipe (M/L: R.P. Weston; Bert Lee):

1. 78/Velvet Face 1134 (Gilbert Childs)

Ogo-Pogo (M/L: Cumberland Clark; Mark Strong):

1. 78/Domino 21502 (Cliff Stewart with piano accompaniment)
2. 78/Victor 19719 (Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra) [reissued on Sweet And Low Down: Vol. 3, Original 1925-1928 Recordings, CD/Naxos Nostalgia HNH 8120628]

Prehistoric Maid:

1. 78/Vocalion X9541 (Melville Gideon with Wolseley Charles, piano)

They Catch ‘Em Young:

1. 78/Vocalion X9540 (Melville Gideon with Wolseley Charles, piano)

(Loving) The Wrong Girl (L: Leopold Spero):

1. 78/Vocalion X-9539 (Melville Gideon with Wolseley Charles, piano)

Unrecorded Material:

All The People On The Bus
Le Bus Rouge
Cigarette Pictures
The Flickering Of The Swan
The One-Man Pantomime (M/L: R.P. Weston; Bert Lee)
Pas De Trois or Il N’Y Pas A De Quoi
A Restaurant Romance
She’s The One I Love (L: Austin Melford)
The Song Of The Very Volgar Boatmen
The Wedding In The Bath