(4th Edition)

Composer: George Gershwin
Lyricists: B.G. DeSylva; E. Ray Goetz

Opened: August 28, 1922, Globe Theatre, N.Y.C.
Performances: 89

Argentina (L: B.G. DeSylva):

1. 78/Edison 51074 (Atlantic Dance Orchestra with Dave Kaplan, piano) [reissued on Songs Of George & Ira Gershwin 1920’s Volume One, Mark56 Records (M) 799]

BLUE MONDAY  (aka “135th Street” and contains “Blue Monday Blues,” “Has Anyone Seen My Joe”; and “I’m Gonna See My Mother”)  (L: B.G. DeSylva) (cut after opening):

1. 135th Street, Penzance (S) PR-43 (New York Philharmonic Hall concert cast conducted by Skitch Henderson)
2. Blue Monday, Turnabout (S) TV-S 34638 (Joyce Andres, Patrick Mason, Walter Richardson, Thomas Bodgan, and Jeffrey Meyer)
3. The Gershwins In Hollywood 1931-1964, JJA (M) 19773 (John B. Hughes and the Warner Bros. Studio Chorus) (“135th Street (Blue Monday) Blues”) [reissued on George And Ira Gershwin In Hollywood, CD/Rhino 72732]
4. Blue Monday, CD/Ermitage ERM 167S-2 (Howard Haskin, La Verne Williams, Daniel Washington, Raymond Bazemore, Ivan Thomas, and Oswald Russel with Marc Andreae conducting the Orchestra della Radiotelevision della Svizzera Italana)
5. Blue Monday, CD/Aura Classics 0174 (Williams Haskin, Bazemore Washington, and Tuseel Thomas with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana conducted by Marc Andreae with Francois-Joel Thiollier, piano)
6. Selections From Porgy And Bess; Blue Monday, CD/Telarc 80434 (Gregg Baker, Harolyn Blackwell, Angela Brown, Marquita Lister, Thomas Young, and Cab Calloway with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conducted by Erich Kunzel)
7. Gerhswin: Piano Duets, CD/EMI Classics 6066902 (Katia And Marielle Labeque, pianos)
8 . The Gershwin Collection, CD/Decca 4782687 (The Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly and Lorin Maazel) (“Has Anyone Seen My Joe”)
9. By George! By Ira! By Gershwin!, CD/American Popular Song Label Protosound PS 17512 #36201/2 (Carolyn Black-Sotir with R. Timothy McReynolds, piano, Thomas C. Williams, bass) (“Blue Monday Blues”) 
10. Rhapsody In Blue, CD/Great Movie Themes 60028 (Black cast with Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra)
11. Blue Monday, CD/Angel Records 54851 (Amy Burton, Gregory Hopkins, William Sharp, Arthur Woodley, and Jamie J. Offenback with the Concordia Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop)
12. George Gershwin Songs, CD/Philips 2PH-416-460 (Barbar Hendricks with Katia And Marielle Labeque, pianos) (“Has Anyone Seen My Joe”)
13. Off To Philadelphia: Gershwin, Spirituals & Irish, CD/Amati 9603 (Frances Lucey) (“Has Anyone Seen My Joe”)

I Found A Four Leaf Clover (L: B.G. DeSylva):

1. 78/Cameo 275 (Joe Gibson’s Orchestra)
2. 78/Perfect 14054 (Max Terr and His Orchestra)
3. 78/Okeh 4697 (Markels Orchestra)
4. 78/Victor 18950 (Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra) [reissued on The Ultimate George Gershwin - Volume I, CD/Pearl GEM 0113]
5. The Song Is… George Gershwin, CD/ASV Living Era CD AJA 5048 (Irene Audrey and Charles Hart with the Brunswick Studio Orchestra)
6. Complete Works In Chronological Order (1927-1936), CD/Document (Al Miller)

I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise (L: B.G. DeSylva; Ira Gershwin):

I have not attempted to compile discographical information for this Gershwin standard beyond original cast member performances.
1. 78/Victor 18949 (Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra) [reissued on Fascinating Rhythm: The Broadway Gershwin 1919-1933, CD/BMG 09026 63294-2]
2. The Ultimate George Gershwin – Volume I, CD/Pearl GEM 0113 (The Original Piano Trio)

My Heart Will Sail Across The Sea:

1. Sweet And Low-Down: Songs By George Gershwin, CD/Oakton ORCD0004 (Benjamin Sears with Bradford Conner, piano)
2. Jazz Meets Weill And Gershwin, CD/Koch Jazz 6969 (David Taylor, trombone, and Kenny Drew, Jr., piano, and Daniel Schnyder, saxophone)

‘Neath The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree (M:/L: H. Williams; Van Alstyne):

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

(Oh, See What) She Hangs Out In Our Alley:

1. Sweet And Low-Down: Songs By George Gershwin, CD/Oakton ORCD0004 (Benjamin Sears with Bradford Conner, piano)

Where Is The Man Of My Dreams:

1. 78/Vocalion 14456 (Ben Selvin and His Orchestra)

Unrecorded Material:

(Little) Cinderelatives (L: B.G. DeSylva) (cut after opening)
The Grab Bag (L: E. Ray Goetz)
I Can’t Tell Where They’re From When They Dance
Just A Tiny Cup Of Tea (L: B.G. DeSylva)
The Moth For My Flame
You Can Tell Who We Are By The Things That We Have Done