HILDEGARDE LORETTA SELL
(February 1, 1906 - July 29, 2005)



Major Engagements:

Café De Paris, London (1933)
Ritz Hotel, London (1934)
Carlton Hotel, London (1934)
Casanova Club, Paris (1934-1937)
Ritz Hotel, London (1935-1936)
Le Ruban Bleu (1937)
Versailles Club, N.Y.C. (late 1930s)
Café Lounge, Savoy-Plaza Hotel, N.Y.C. (late 1930s -1942)
Persian Room, Plaza Hotel, N.Y.C. (1942 - c. 1947)
Roxy Theatre, N.Y.C. (c. 1947)
Café De Paris, London (1948)
Shamrock Hotel, Houston (1949)
Cotillion Room, Pierre Hotel, N.Y.C. (1952-1953)
Cotillion Room, Pierre Hotel, N.Y.C. 1956)
Sahara Room, Chicago (1963)
Persian Room, Plaza Hotel, N.Y.C. 1960s)
Town Hall, N.Y.C. (1976)
OnStage, N.Y.C. (c. 1980)
Carnegie Hall, N.Y.C. (1986)
Rainbow And Stars, N.Y.C. (1989)
Russian Tea Room, N.Y.C. (1991)
Empire Plush Room, San Francisco (1991)
Oak Room, Algonquin Hotel, N.Y.C. (1993)
Russian Tea Room, N.Y.C. (1993)
Town Hall, N.Y.C. (1994)


1933

78/Columbia DB1247 (Why Don't They Leave Us Alone?; I Was In The Mood)[The latter was reissued on I'm Going to See You Today, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6035]

 

Note: Recorded in 1933 in London, the latter with George Scott-Wood and His Orchestra.

 

 1935 

78/Pathe PA 538 (Darling, Je Vous Aimes Beaucoup; Waltzing With A Dream)[reissued on The Chronological Django Reinhardt 1934-1935, CD/Melodie Jazz Classics 703]

 

Note: Recorded on March 4 and 8, 1935, Paris, with Patrick & Son Orchestra directed by Guy Paquinet.

 

 

78/Columbia **** (I Believe In Miracles; Listen To The German Band)[reissued on Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5161]

 

Note: Recorded on May 10, 1935 in London with Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Orpheans. "I Believe In Miracles" was also issued as 78/Columbia DO1381. "Listen To The German Band" was also issued as 78/Columbia DO1418]

 

 

78/Columbia 258 M (For Me, For You; Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup)[also 78/Columbia DB1556; reissued on Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5161]

 

Note: Recorded on May 20, 1935 in London with Carroll Gibbons and His Boy Friends. "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" was also issued as 78/Columbia DF 1811; 78/Columbia DO1418]

 

 

78/Columbia FB1123 (Honey-Coloured Moon)[reissued on Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5161]


Note: Recorded on September 21, 1935 in London with the BBC Dance Orchestra conducted by Henry Hall.

 

 

78/Columbia FB1170 (You Are My Lucky Star; I’m In The Mood For Love)[The former is reissued on I'm Going To See You Today, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6035; the latter is reissued on Hildegarde, CD/Music & Memories 131425.]

 

Note: Recorded in 1934 in London.

 

 

78/Columbia FB1190 (Cheek To Cheek; Isn't This A Lovely Day)[reissued on Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5161]

 

Note: Recorded on October 15, 1935 in London with Carroll Gibbons & His Boy Friends.

 

 1936 

78/Columbia FB1266 (Thanks A Million; Love Is A Dancing Thing)[reissued on I'm Going to See You Today, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6035]

 

Note: Recorded in 1936? in London with Mantovani and His Tipica Orchestra.

 

 

78/Columbia FB1308 (I Dream Too Much/Eeny Meeny Miney Mo)[also 78/Columbia DO 1526; reissued on I'm Going To See You Today, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6035]


Note: Recorded in 1936 in London.

 

 

78/Columbia FB1354 (But Where Are You/Let's Face The Music And Dance; Life Begins When You’re In Love/Rolling Along)[The former was reissued on Songs From The Shows, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6078; the latter was reissued on I'm Going to See You Today, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6035.]

 

Note: Recorded in 1936 in London with Clive Richardson and His Orchestra.

 

 

78/Columbia FB1366 (Gloomy Sunday; Vienna, City Of My Dreams)[also 78/Columbia DO-1546; the former was reissued on Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5161.]

 

Note: Recorded on April 3, 1936 in London with the Albert Sandler Trio.

 

 

78/Columbia FB1401 (The Touch Of Your Lips/The Very Thought Of You; The Glory Of Love)[The former was reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066; the latter was reissued on Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5161]

 

Note: Recorded on May 1, 1936 in London with Carroll Gibbons & His Boy Friends.


 

78/Columbia FB1415 (Swing, Mister Charlie)[reissued on Isn't It Romantic, CD/Bygone Days BYD 77030]

 

Note: Recorded in 1936 in London with Carroll Gibbons & His Boy Friends.

 

 

78/Columbia FB1468 (A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody; Practicing The Piano)[The former was reissued on Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5161 and the latter was reissued on Isn't It Romantic, CD/Bygone Days BYD 77030.]

 

Note: Recorded on July 3, 1936 in London with Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Orpheans.

 

 

78/Columbia FB 1523 (Why Don’t They Leave Us Alone?; When I'm With You) The latter was reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066.]

 

Note: The latter was recorded in 1936 in London with Carroll Gibbons and His Savoy Orpheans. "Why Don't Then Leave Us Alone?" appears to be the 1933 recording issued as 78/Columbia DB1247.

 

 

78/Columbia FB1541 (Hildegarde Looks Back: Why Do I Love You?; Sometimes I'm Happy; Look For The Silver Lining; Always; 'S Wonderful; I Got Rhythm)[also 78/Columbia DO 1665; reissued on Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5161]

 

Note: Recorded on July 3, 1936 in London with Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Orpheans.

 


78/Columbia FB1598 (There’s A Small Hotel; Pennies From Heaven)[reissued on Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5161]

 

Note: "There’s A Small Hotel" was recorded on July 14, 1936 in London with Carroll Gibbons & His Boy Friends. "Pennies From Heaven" was recorded on November 19, 1936 in N.Y.C. with William Wirges and His Orchestra.

 

 

78/Columbia FB1640 (Good Night, My Love; For Sentimental Reasons)[also 78/Columbia DO1670; the former was reissued on reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066; the latter was reissued on Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5161]

 

Note: Recorded on November 19, 1936 in N.Y.C. with William Wirges and His Orchestra.

 

 1937 

78/Columbia 286M (Quand Un Vicomte; C'Etait Ecrit ("I Was Lucky"))[The former was reissued on La Vie Parisienne, CD/Happy Days 157; the latter was reissued on So Rare, Conifer RecordsCHD 151.]

 

Note: Recorded in 1937? in London with Mantovani and His Orchestra. Also issued on 78/Columbia MC3084.

 

 

78/Columbia 296 M (Let's Call The Whole Thing Off; They Can't Take That Away From Me)[The former was reissued on Hildegarde, CD/Music & Memories 131425; the latter was reissued on I'm In The Mood For Love, Stanyan SR10056.]

 

Note: Recorded in 1937? in London with Carroll Gibbons’ Orchestra

 

 

78/Columbia FB1700 ((Sweetheart) Will You Remember?; Trying To Say I Love You)[The former was reissued on Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5161]

 

Note: Recorded on June 8, 1937 in London with Mantovani & His Orchestra.

 

 

78/Columbia FB1746 (I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm; This Year's Kisses)[The former was reissued on Isn't It Romantic, CD/Bygone Days BYD 77030 and the latter was reissued on Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5161]

 

Note: Recorded on July 20, 1937 in London with Carroll Gibbons and His Boy Friends.

 

 

78/Columbia DX786 (The Man I Love)[reissued on The Incomparable Hildegarde, CD/Pearl Flapper PASTCD 7066]

 

Note: Recorded Summer 1937 in London with Carroll Gibbons and His Orchestra.

 

 

78/Columbia FB1768 (Yours And Mine; I'm Feelin' Like A Million)[also 78/Columbia DO1750; reissued on I'm Going to See You Today, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6035]

Note: Record in 1937 in London with Carroll Gibbons and His Boy Friends.

 

 

78/Columbia DO-1758 (Ten Pretty Girls; So Rare)[reissued on Isn't It Romantic, CD/Bygone Days BYD 77030]

 

Note: Recorded in 1937 in London with Mario Lorenzi, harp, and Carroll Gibbons and His Savoy Orpheans.

 

 

78/Columbia FB1799 (The Moon Got In My Eyes/All You Want To Do Is Dance; It's The Natural Thing To Do)[also 78/Columbia DO1761; the former was reissued on Hildegarde, CD/Music & Memories 131425 and the latter was reissued on Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5161]

 

Note: Recorded on September 4, 1937 in London with Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Orpheans.

 

 1938 

78/Columbia FB1841 (Bon Soir; Can I Forget You?)[The former was reissued on I'm Going to See You Today, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6035 and the latter was reissued on Hildegarde, CD/Music & Memories 131425.]

 

Note: Recorded in 1938? in London.

 

 

78/Columbia FB1992 (Love Walked In; Goodnight, Angel)[reissued on Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5161]

 

Note: Recorded on July 1, 1938 in London with Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Orpheans.

 

 

78/Columbia FB2004 (Let's Try Again; Say Goodnight To Your Old-Fashioned Mother)[The former is reissued on Isn't It Romantic, CD/Bygone Days BYD 77030.]

 

Note: Recorded in 1938 in London with Clive Richardson and His Orchestra.

 

 

78/Columbia FB2043 (Now It Can Be Told; Blue Skies/Alexander's Ragtime Band; What'll I Do)[The former was reissued on The Incomparable Hildegarde, CD/Pearl Flapper PASTCD 7066; the latter was reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066.]

 

Note: Recorded in 1938 in London with Rene Pougnet and Clive Richardson and His Orchestra.

  

Unknown dates in London - 1930s 

78/Columbia DF1897 (Joue A Joue; Comme Une Boite A Musique)[also 78/Columbia MC3085; the former was reissued on Sophistication, Vol. 3, CD/Past Perfect PPCD 78125; the latter on Soirees A Montmarte, CD/Marianne Melodie]

 

Note: Performed with Mantovani and His Orchestra.

 

78/Columbia 0545? (It's A Great Big Wonderful World with the Mantovani Orchestra)[reissued on I'm Going to See You Today, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6035]

 

78/Columbia **** (The Scene Changes with Carroll Gibbons and His Savoy Orpheans)[reissued on I'm Going to See You Today, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6035]

 

78/Columbia **** (Fritz/The Village Band with Carroll Gibbons and His Orchestra)[reissued on The Incomparable Hildegarde, CD/Pearl Flapper PASTCD 7066]

 

78/Columbia FB**** (I Wanna Go To The Zoo)[reissued on So Rare, Conifer RecordsCHD 151.

  

1939

 

A Group Of Noel Coward Songs, 78/Decca album *** (Hildegarde with orchestra directed by Ray Sinatra), containing 

78/Decca 23099 (Dance, Little Lady; Someday I'll Find You)[reissued on Songs From The Shows, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6078]

78/Decca 23100 (Zigeuner; I'll Follow My Secret Heart)[The former reissued on Songs From The Shows, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6078; the latter reissued on I'm Going to See You Today, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6035]

78/Decca 23101 (I'll See You Again; A Room With A View)[reissued on Songs From The Shows, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6078

 

Note: Recorded on May 22 and 29, 1939 in N.Y.C.

  

An Album Of Song Hits By Rodgers & Hart, 78/Decca album no. 112 (Hildegarde with orchestra conducted by Ray Sinatra), containing: 

78/Decca 23133 (Thou Swell; My Heart Stood Still)

78/Decca 23134 (The Blue Room; Lover)[reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066]

78/Decca 23135 (Isn't It Romantic?; With A Song In My Heart)[The former reissued on I'm Going to See You Today, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6035; the latter reissued on The Incomparable Hildegarde, CD/Pearl Flapper PASTCD 7066]

Note: Recorded June 12 and 19, 1939.

  

1940

78/Decca 23115 (All The Things You Are; I Didn't Know What Time It Was)[reissued on The Incomparable Hildegarde, CD/Pearl Flapper PASTCD 7066]


Note: Recorded on January 9, 1940 with orchestra. Leo Kahn accompanies Hildegarde on the piano for "I Didn't Know What Time It Was."

  

An Album Of Songs By Vernon Duke, 78/Decca album *** (Hildegarde with Vernon Duke and Leo Kahn, pianos) containing: 

78/Decca 23161 (Now; April In Paris)[The latter was reissued on Isn't It Romantic, CD/Bygone Days BYD 77030]

78/Decca 23162 (I Can't Get Started; Suddenly)

78/Decca 23163 (What Is There To Say?; I Cling To You)[reissued on Songs From The Shows, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6078]

 

Note: Recorded on May 23, 1940 and July 2, 1940 in N.Y.C.

 

 

78/Decca 23183 (The Last Time I Saw Paris; Why Do I Love You?)[The former was reissued on The Incomparable Hildegarde, CD/Pearl Flapper PASTCD 7066; the latter was reissued on Isn't It Romantic, CD/Bygone Days BYD 77030]

 

Note: Recorded on October 16, 1940 in N.Y.C. with Harry Sosnik and His Orchestra. "The Last Time I Saw Paris" was also reissued on Hildegarde Vol. 1, 45EP/Decca ED 2052.

  

1941

 

Selections From Lady In The Dark, 78/Decca album DA 208 (Hildegarde with orchestra and chorus directed by Harry Sosnik), containing 

78/Decca 23206 (The Saga Of Jenny Parts 1 & 2)[reissued on Songs From The Shows, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6078]

78/Decca 23207-A (This Is New)[reissued on Songs From The Shows, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6078]

78/Decca 23208 (My Ship; One Life To Live)[reissued on Songs From The Shows, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6078]

 

Note: Recorded on February 2, 1941 in N.Y.C. The album includes "Girl Of The Moment" performed by Bob Hannon.

 

 

78/Decca 23218 (I Worship You; Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup)[The former was reissued on You're Sensational: Cole Porter In The '20s, '40s, & '50s, CD/Koch A-33714; Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066; the latter was also issued on 78/Decca 29158; 45/Decca 9-29158; Hildegarde Vol. 1, 45EP/Decca ED 2052, and reissued on Isn't It Romantic, CD/Bygone Days BYD 77030.]

 

78/Decca 23219 (You Will Remember Vienna; A Little Cafê Down The Street)[The former was reissued on The Incomparable Hildegarde, CD/Pearl Flapper PASTCD 7066.]

 

Note: Recorded on April 14, 1941 in N.Y.C. with Harry Sosnik and His Orchestra.

 

Selections From Let's Face It, 78/Decca album no. 291 (Hildegarde with Harry Sosnik and His Orchestra)[reissued on Kiss Me Kate/Let's Face It, CD/Naxos 8.120788], containing 

78/Decca 23242 (Everything I Love; Ace In The Hole)

78/Decca 23243 (A Little Rumba Numba; You Irritate Me So)

78/Decca 23244 (I Hate You, Darling; Farming)

 

Note: Recorded on October 13, 1941 in N.Y.C.

 

 

78/Decca 23245 (A Pink Cocktail For A Blue Lady; I Said No)[The former was reissued on I'm Going to See You Today, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6035; the latter was reissued on Songs From The Shows, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6078.]

 

Note: Recorded on November 22, 1941 in N.Y.C. with Bob Grant and the Savoy-Plaza Orchestra.

  

1942  

78/Decca 23246 (You Made Me Love You; My Cousin In Milwaukee)[The former was reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066; the latter was reissued on Songs From The Shows, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6078.]

 

Note: Recorded on January 7, 1942 in N.Y.C. with Bob Grant and His Savoy-Plaza Orchestra.

 

Selections From By Jupiter, 78/Decca album A-326 (Hildegarde with Harry Sosnik and His Orchestra )[reissued on A Connecticut Yankee, CD/Decca 440 013 560-2 (bonus tracks)], containing: 

78/Decca 23253 (Jupiter Forbid; Careless Rhapsody)

78/Decca 23254 (Nobody's Heart; Everything I've Got)

 

Note: Recorded on June 9, 1942 in N.Y.C.

  

1943 

78/Decca 23291 (They're Either Too Young Or Too Old; I'll Be Seeing You)[reissued on The Incomparable Hildegarde, CD/Pearl Flapper PASTCD 7066]

 

Note: recorded on November 9, 1943 with Harry Sosnik and His Orchestra."I'll Be Seeing You" was also reissued on Hildegarde Vol. 1, 45EP/Decca ED 2052.

  

1944 

78/Decca 23297 (Suddenly It's Spring; Leave Us Face It (We're In Love))[The former was reissued on The Incomparable Hildegarde, CD/Pearl Flapper PASTCD 7066; the latter was reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066.]

 

Note: Recorded on January 4, 1944 with Harry Sosnik and His Orchestra.

 

 

78/Decca 23348 (Lili Marlene (with male chorus); My Heart Sings)[reissued on The Incomparable Hildegarde, CD/Pearl Flapper PASTCD 7066; the former was also issued on 78/Decca 29158; 45/Decca 9-29158; and Hildegarde Vol. 1, 45EP/Decca ED 2052.]

 

Note: Recorded on June 9, 1944 with Harry Sosnik and His Orchestra.

 

 

78/Decca 23378 (Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye; Who Are We To Say)[The former was reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066.]

 

Note: Recorded on December 7, 1944 with Harry Sosnik and His Orchestra.

  

1945 

78/Decca 23423 (Counting The Days; I’ll Be Yours)

 

Note: Recorded on April 28, 1945.

 

 

78/Decca 23428 (This Was A Real Nice Clambake; June Is Bustin' Out All Over)[The former was reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066; the latter was reissued on Songs From The Shows, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6078.]

 

Note: Recorded on June 14, 1945 with the Song Spinners and Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians).


 

78/Decca 23473 (Sigh By Night; The Cab Song)[reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066]

 

Note: Recorded on November 9, 1945 with Russ Morgan and His Orchestra.

  

1946 

78/Decca 23511 (One-zy Two-zy (I Love You-zy); The Gypsy)[reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066]

 

Note: Recorded on February 8, 1946 with Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians.

 

 

78/V Disc 584 (And There You Are; It Doesn’t Cost You Anything To Dream)

 

Note: Issued February 1946 with Harry Sosnik and His Orchestra.

 

 

78/Decca 23544 (I'm In The Mood For Love; I'll Be Yours)[The latter was reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066.]

 

Note: Recorded on March 7, 1946 with Carmen Cavallaro, piano and rhythm. "I'll Be Yours" may be the same recording found on 78/Decca 23423 recorded on April 28, 1945.

 

 

78/Decca 23550 (The Sidewalks Of New York; Sweet Rosie O'Grady/Give Me The Moon Over Brooklyn)[also 45/Decca 91313; 45/Decca EP/9-149; the former was reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066]

 

Note: Recorded on December 28, 1945 with The Song Spinners and Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians

 

  

78/Decca 23662 (Why Shouldn't It Happen To Us; I've Told Every Little Star)[reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066]

 

Note: Recorded on February 1, 1946 with Buddy Clark and orchestra directed by Harry Sosnik.

 

 

78/Decca 23756 (I'll Close My Eyes; There's No Holding Me)[also 45/Decca 9-27543; reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066]

 

78/Decca 23760 (I Haven’t Got A Worry In The World)[reissued on The Rodgers And Hammerstein Collection, CD/MCA 10775]

 

Note: Recorded on October 9, 1946 with Percy Faith and His Orchestra.

 

 

1947

78/Decca 24249 (My Bel Ami; I Was Lucky)

 

78/Decca 24250 (One Look At You (Ca Fait Boum!))[reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066]

 

78/Decca 24251 (I'm Going To See You Today; Ask Your Heart)[The former was reissued on I'm Going to See You Today, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6035; the latter was reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066]

 

Note: Recorded on September 22 and 25, 1947. "I’m Going To See You Today" featured Salvatore Gioe, piano, and the Hal Kanner orchestra.

  

1949 

78/Decca 24628 (It's A Big Wide Wonderful World; Oh, My Darling)[The former was reissued on Hildegarde, Decca (M) DL8656; the later was reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066]

 

Note: Recorded on April 4, 1949 with the Sy Oliver Orchestra.

 

 

78/Decca 24691 (Raisins And Almonds; Dites-Moi)[The former was reissued on Hildegarde, Decca (M) DL8656; the latter was reissued on The Richard Rodgers Album With Oscar Hammerstein, CD/Sepia 1002.]

 

Note: Recorded on June 15, 1949 with Salvatore Gioe, piano, and orchestra.

 

 

Wunderbar; Paris Wakes Up And Smiles

 

Note: Around 1949, Hildegarde recorded both of these songs, although it is not known at this time if they were immediately released. They both appear on the album Hildegarde, Decca (M) DL8656, which otherwise consists of reissued of material she recorded on the Decca label. "Wunderbar" was also reissued on Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066.

  

1953

 

Show Biz: From Vaude To Video, RCA Victor LOC-1011 

Note: Believed to contain Hildegarde performing a Cole Porter song, although it is likely a reissued recording.

 

 1956

 

Hildegarde, Seeco (M) CELP-400 (Hildegarde with the Stanley Melba Orchestra conducted by Martin Freed)[also CMI (M) CMI 108; Quality V-1584]

Tracks: I've In Favor Of Friendship; Chi-Chi-Cas-Ten-An-Go; C'est La Vie; That's Entertainment; Autumn Leaves; Songs Mother Taught Me; Milwaukee French; That's A Plenty; Great Adventure; Hi-Lili Hi-Lo; Man With A Dream; A Miss You Kiss; Wunderbar; All Of A Sudden My Heart Sings; The Last Time I Saw Paris; I'll Be Seeing You

 

Note: Side two was recorded live on May 1956 at the Cotillion Room, Pierre Hotel, N.Y.C.

  

1958 

45/Coral 9-62027 (Of Sun, The Sea And The Sand; Souvenirs Of Summertime)

The Incomparable Hildegarde, Design DLP-77 (Hildegarde with Cornel Tanassy, piano)[reissued as CD/Simitar 5629] 

Tracks: I Love You In Any Language; Lili Marlene; Cheek To Cheek; Mademoiselle De Paris; If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked A Cake; Ti-Pi-Tin; Tristesse, Toujours, Tristesse; September Song; You Remind Me Of Someone I Used To Know; Tree Of Paris; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (I Love You)

 

Note: Recorded August 21, 1958. Two songs from this album were released as a single:

45/Design 833 (I Love You In Any Language; You Remind Me Of Someone I Used To Know)

  

c. early 1960s

 

Hildegarde Sings For The World's Mother, 45EP/Columbia ZTEP 26523. 

Tracks: Our Lady Of Fatima; Blue Army March; Regina Monot; Hymn Of Our Lady

  

c. 1963-1964

 

New Songs By The Incomparable Hildegarde, Sesac (M) N-6201/2 (Hildegarde with orchestra conducted by Charles Grean) 

Tracks: Here's To Us; You Don't Say Yes, You Don't Say No; In Love With A Memory; Savoir-Faire; Unless You're In Love; Alouette; Before Another Spring; Chiu Chiu; Strange Little Melody; La Mirada; Du, Du; Mansion Over The Hilltop

 

Note: Four songs from this album were released on an extended play disc called Here's To Us, 45EP/Repertory AD88 (Savoir Faire; You Don't Say Yes; Here's To Us; Alouette).

  

1969 

45/Raynard 843K-1080 (My Wilwaukee; Wisconsinland)

 

Note: Performed by Hildegarde with orchestra conducted by Jerry Blake.

  

1976

 

What I Did For Love, Audio Fidelity (S) AFSD 6286 (Hildegarde, piano and voice)

Tracks: What I Did For Love; April Fooled Me; Apple Trees (When The World Was Young); The Last Time I Saw Paris; La Vie En Rose; If You Go Away; All Of A Sudden My Heart Sings; Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup; Lili Marlene; Summer Of 42; I Get Along Without You Very Well; Feelings; I'll Be Seeing You

 

Recorded: November 18-19, 1976, N.Y.C.

  

c. 1980

 

Hildegarde In Concert, Spiral HG 1001 (Hildegarde with orchestra conducted by Ray Ellis) 

Tracks: Leave It To The Girls; He Will Call Again; (The) Best Way To Hold A Girl; No Man Is Going To Change Me; How Did He Look?; If You're Alone (You're In Trouble); Old Time Vaudeville Act; Get Back To Love Again; An Old Song Is The Best Song; If You Don't Know Your Bible (You Haven’t Got A Prayer); Christmas Is Christmas (All Over The World); Peace And Harmony

 

Note: Four songs from this album were released as singles:

45/Spiral 7344 (Leave It To The Girls; Peace And Harmony)

45/Spiral 1111 (I Love You Like You Love Her; He Will Call Again)

  

1981

 

“On The Air” 1935-44, Totem LP 1036

Tracks (Side A): Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup; I'm In A Dancing Mood; You Are All I Wanted; Eeny Meeny Mo; Who Loves You?; Wien Wien; Goodnight My Love; Never Gonna Dance

 

Tracks (Side B): I Couldn’t Sleep A Wink Last Night (2/9/44); I'll Be Seeing You (2/16/44); Blue Room (2/16/44); I Love You (2/23/44); A New Sun In A New Sky (2/23/44); My Shining Hour (3/1/44); You're The Dream (3/29/44); Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart (3/29/44)

 

Note: Side A is the complete Hildegarde radio program that aired on November 24, 1936 with William Wirges and His Orchestra. Side B is taken from selection from Beat The Band radio programs with Harry Sosnick and His Orchestra.

  

1983

 

Jerome Kern: A Musical Tribute, Ariel Records (M) JKT-12 

Tracks: The Last Time I Saw Paris; Why Was I Born

 

Note: Originally aired on December 9, 1945.

  

1986 

45/GP Records (S) GPH-5032 ((You Don't Have To Be) Twenty Two (To Do The Things All Lovers Do); Doin' What I Love To Do/My Country Has Been Good To Me)

  

1995

 

The Other Half Of Me: The New Songs Of Bernie Bierman, CD/Original Cast OC-9520 (Hildegarde with Bill Wright, piano and voice, and music direction by Mitch Kerper)[also found on Bernie's Journey: The Music Of Bernie Bierman, CD/Original Cast OC 6142] 

Tracks: I Wonder If You Ever Think Of Me (with Bill Wright); Why Am I Afraid? (with Bill Wright); Words

  

1999


We Have Something To Say, CD/Original Cast OC-8711 (Hildegarde with Mitch Kerper, piano, Chip Jackson, bass, Chuck Zeuren, drums, and Jack Wilkens, guitar unless otherwise noted)
 

Tracks: My Cousin Louella; Starting Tomorrow (with Rita Gardner, Joe Derise, and Robin Field); A Golden Age Romance (with Hildegarde, piano); Going Strong (with Rita Gardner, Joe Derise, Robin Field, The Hi Tones, and Bernie Bierman)

 

Note: Recorded in 1987.

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The following albums consist exclusively of previously released material:

 

Hildegarde, Decca (M) DL8656 (1957)

I'm In The Mood For Love, Stanyan SR10056 (1972)

So Rare. London : Conifer Records CHD 151 (1988)

Hildegarde, CD/Music & Memories 131425 (1993)

Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5161 (1995)

The Incomparable Hildegarde, CD/Pearl Flapper PASTCD 7066 (1995)

I'm Going To See You Today, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6035 (2000)

Songs From The Shows, CD/Dutton Vocalion CDEA 6078 (2002)

Entrancing Music, CD/Sepia 1066 (2006)

Isn't It Romantic, CD/Bygone Days BYD 77030 (2009)