GAY PAREE (1925)

Composers: J. Fred Coots; Al Goodman; Maurie Rubens
Lyricist: Clifford Grey

Opened: August 18, 1925, Shubert Theatre, N.Y.C.
Performances: 181

I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me (M: Jimmy McHugh; L: Clarence Gaskill) (sheet music only):

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

Me Too (Ho-Ho! Ha-Ha!) (M/L: Harry Woods; Charles Tobias; Al Sherman):

1. 78/Edison 51820 (Arthur Fields with The Golden Gate Orchestra)
2. 78/Columbia 815 D (Peggy Bernier with piano accompaniment)
3. 78/Domino 3823 (The Radio Imps with piano accompaniment) [also 78/Banner 1849]
4. 78/Harmony 235 H (Joe Candullo and His Everglades Orchestra with vocal chorus) [reissued on 1926-1928, CD/Vintage Music Productions VMP 0331]
5. 78/Romeo 271 (Plantation Players with vocal refrain)
6. 78/Cameo 100 (Seven Little Polar Bears)
7. 78/Champion 15135 (Vaugh De Leath with The Metropolitan Trio)
8. 78/Perfect 14691 (Irving Kaufman with the Golden Gate Orchestra)
9. 78/Banner 1800 (Arthur Fields with Sam Lanin’s Troubadours) [also 78/Regal 8107]
10. 78/Oriole 700 (Harry Crane with Bob Green’s Dance Orchestra)
11. 78/Oriole 764 (The Melody Twins)
12. 78/Victor 20197 (Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra with vocal chorus) [reissued on Sweet And Low Down: Vol. 3, Original 1925-1928 Recordings, CD/Naxos Nostalgia HNH 8120628]
13. 78/Victor 20143 (Gene Austin with piano)
14. 78/Path X 6125 (Quartette Singing Troubadours)
15. 78/Columbia 704 D (California Ramblers) [reissued on The California Ramblers 1925-1928, CD/Timeless CBC 1053]
16. 45/Capitol F2062 (Kay Starr and orchestra) [reissued on Jazz Singer/The Fabulous Favourites!, CD/EMI 5416702]
17. 45/Columbia 4-40872 (Allen Case with orchestra conducted by Ray Conniff)
18. Cuttin’ Capers, CD/CBS CL-1278 (Doris Day with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra)
19. The Chipmunks Sing With Children, CD/EMI 95048 (The Chipmunks)
20. The Dancing 20’s/Fresh And Fancy Free, CD/Capitol/EMI 538416 (The Andrews Sisters with orchestra conducted by Billy May)
21. The Byrd Sings!, CD/Virginia Theatre Organ Society 1001 (Ron Rhode)

My Sugar Plum (M: Joseph Meyer; L: B.G. DeSylva):

1. 78/Gennett 3217 (Marion McKay and His Orchestra)
2. 78/Columbia 475 D (Markel and His Orchestra)
3. 78/Victor 19859 (George Olsen and His Music) [reissued on George Olsen & His Music: 1925-1926, Vol. 2, CD/Renovation 7004]

Oh! Boy!, What A Girl (M: Bessinger; Wright; L: Bud Green) (sheet music only):

1. 78/Gennett 3121 (Original Indian Five directed by Tom Morton) [also 78/Okeh 40456; reissued on Original Indiana Five, Vol. 2, CD/Jazz Oracle 8030]
2. 78/Path 25158 (Miss Lee Morse and Her Blue Grass Boys) [also 78/Starck 158; 78/Perfect 11592; reissued on Echoes Of A Songbird: 50 Recordings From 1924-1930, CD/Jasmine JASCD 646]
3. 78/Domino 3568 (Arthur Fields with Sam Lanin’s Dance Orchestra) [also 78/Harmony 29 H; 78/Banner 1595]
4. 78/Domino 3596 (Eddie Peabody, banjo solo with voice)
5. 78/Columbia 435 D (Ross Gorman and His Earl Carroll Orchestra)
6. 78/Harmony 19 H (Joe Friedman’s Monte Carlo Orchestra with incidental singing)
7. 78/Brunswick 2963 (Isham Jones Orchestra)
8. 78/Perfect 14489 (Frank Nichols with Mike Speciale and His Orchestra)
9. 78/Victor 19817 (International Novelty Orchestra)
10. 78/Vocalion 15095 (Ukulele Hughes, vocal, with ukulele)
11. 78/Vocalion 15136 (Harry Reser with Bill Wirges, piano)
12. 78/Columbia 457 D (Eddie Cantor with orchestral accompaniment) [reissued on The Columbia Years: 1922-1940, CD/Columbia C2K-57148]
13. 78/Edison 51614 (Arthur Hall with Mike Speciale and His Hotel Carlton Terrance Orchestra)
14. 78/Pathe 6007 X (Mike Special and His Orchestra)
15. Saloon Music: Old Time Stepping, Vol. 2, CD/Gold 20 (unknown performer)

(That’s Her - That’s Her) What Did I Tell Ya? (M: Walter Donaldson; L: Buddy G. DeSylva):

1. 78/Perfect 14500 (James Potter with Lou Gold and His Orchestra) [reissued on It’s Tight Like That, CD/Rivermont 1147]
2. 78/Brunswick 3001 (The Cotton Pickers)
3. 78/Victor 19914 (Jack Smith with piano)
4. 78/Vocalion 15201 (The Tennessee Tooters)
5. 78/Columbia 526 D (Frank Harris with orchestral accompaniment)
6. Hot Dance On Gennett: The Actual Music Of The Roaring Twenties, CD/Vintage Music Productions 221 (unknown performer)
7. The Charleston Days, CD/Pearl Flapper PASTCD 9706 (Savoy Orpheans)

Unrecorded Material:

Baby’s Baby Grand (M: J. Fred Coots; Alfred Goodman)
Bamboo Babies (M: James F. Hanley; Joseph Meyer; L: Ballard Macdonald; Al Sherman)
Beautiful Girls (sheet music only)
Every Girl Must Have A Little Bull (M: J. Fred Coots; Alfred Goodman)
Florida Mammy
Give Me The Rain (M: Lester Allen; L: Henry Creamer)
The Glory Of The Morning Sunshine
Heart Of A Rose (M: J. Fred Coots; Maurie Rubens) (also used in BROADWAY NIGHTS)
Hocus Pocus (M: James F. Hanley; L: Lew Brown) (sheet music only)
I Was Meant For Someone (M: James F. Hanley; L: Ballard Macdonald)
The Opera In 1860
A Study In Legs
Tillie Of Longacre Square (M: James F. Hanley; L: Harold Atteridge; Ballard Macdonald) (cut after opening)
Toddle Trot
Venetian Nights
Venetian Wedding Moon
A Vision Of Hassan
Wedgewood Maid
Wide Pants Willie (M: James F. Hanley; L: Harold Atteridge; Henry Creamer)
Wonderful Girl  (M: J. Fred Coots; Alfred Goodman)