HOORAY FOR WHAT!



Composer: Harold Arlen
Lyricist: E.Y. Harburg

Opened: December 1, 1937, Winter Garen Theatre, NYC
Performances: 200


Buds Won't Bud (cut during tryouts and added to the film CAIRO):

1. 78/Okeh 5634 (Al Knapp with The Tommy Tucker Time)
2. 78/Varsity 8272 (Phil Harris, vocal, with Phil Harris and his Orchestra) [also 78/Hit 7030; reissued on The Thing About Phil Harris, CD/ASV/Living Era 5191]
3. 78/Decca 3174 (Judy Garland with orchestra conducted by Bobby Sherwood) [reissued on The Complete Decca Masters, CD/MCA 11059]
4. 78/Columbia 35472 (Helen Forrest with Benny Goodman and his Orchestra) [reissued on The Complete Helen Forrest with Benny Goodman, CD/Collector's Choice Music 245]
5. 78/Victor 26609 (Connie Haines with Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra) [reissued on Singin' n' Swingin', CD/Collectors' Choice Music 241]
6. 78/Victor 26603 (Bea Wain with orchestra conducted by Walter Gross) [reissued on You Can Depend on Me: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 1, CD/Baldwin Street Music 311]
7. Debut, Decca 8557 (Marcy Lutes with music conducted by Gil Evans)
8. Harold Arlen In Hollywood, JJA (M) 19763 (Ethel Waters) [reissued on Hollywood Swing and Jazz: Hot Numbers from Classic MGM, Warner Brothers & RKO Films, CD/Rhino 79805; That's Entertainment, CD/Rhino 73192]
9. Hi Fi Calypso, Etc., Columbia (M) CL-928 (Enid Mosier and her Trinidad Steel Band with the Clarence Williams Trio)
10. The Music Of Harold Arlen Vol. 1, Walden (M) 306 (Harold Arlen and quintet with musical direction by Peter Matz) [reissued on Harold Arlen Sings, Mark56 Records (M) 683; The Music Of Harold Arlen, CD/Harbinger HCD 1505; Harold Arlen Sings Sweet And Hot, CD/ASV/Living Era 5603]
11. Harold Arlen's Songs, CD/Audiophile 168 (Richard Rodney Bennett)
12. Love Held Lightly: Rare Songs by Harold Arlen, CD/Angel 54798 (Peggy Lee with Keith Ingham and His Octet)
13. You Should Know by Now, CD/Innerstate 7010 (Barbara Manning & The Go-Luckys!)
14. If The Moon Turns Green, CD/Matassa (Greta Matassa)
15. Boys And Girls Like You And Me, CD/Original Cast 9142 (Sally Mayes with music direction by Dick Gallagher)
16. Billy Stritch, CD/DRG 5215 (Billy Stritch)
17. Barbara Cook Sings Mostly Sondheim: Live at Carnegie Hall, CD/DRG 91464 (Barbara Cook with music direction by Wally Harper)
18. The Forgotten Harold Arlen, CD/Jolly CD 1001 (Rosamund Shelley with Christopher Littlewood, piano)
19. Julie Wilson Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook, CD/DRG 5211 (Julie Wilson with William Roy, piano)
20. Beyond The Rainbow: Lyrics By E.Y. Harburg, CD/Oakton ORCD0005 (Benjamin Sears with Bradford Conner, piano)
21. Judy Garland Sings Harold Arlen, CD/JSP 4246A (Judy Garland with orchestra conducted by Georgie Stoll)


Down With Love:

1. Click here for recordings of "Down With Love."


God's Country (later revised for use in film BABES IN ARMS with additional music by Roger Edens):

1. 78/Victor 25714 (Harold Arlen with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra) [reissued on Harold Arlen Sings 1930-1937, JJA (M) 1975-9; The Music Of Broadway: 1937, JJA (M) 19841]
2. 78/Columbia 35239 (Larry Cotton, Bob McCoy, and Peggy Ada with Horace Heidt and his Musical Knights)
3. Harold Arlen Revisited, Crewe Records CR-1345 (Charles Rydell & Chorus with musical direction by Ralph Burns and Dick Hyman) [reissued as CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-148]
4. Judy Garland: Born In A Trunk, 1940-1945, AEI Records 2109 (Judy Garland and chorus)
5. Judy Garland: The Greatest Duets, Broacast Tributes 0002 (Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney)
6. Americanegro Suite, CD/Premier PRCD 1004 (Judy Kaye with Peter Howard, piano)
7. Mickey And Judy, CD/Rhino 71921 (Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Douglas McPhail, Betty Jaynes, and the M-G-M Studio Chorus with orchestra directed by Georgie Stoll)
8. Judy Garland Sings Harold Arlen, CD/JSP 4246B (Judy Garland with orchestra conducted by Oscar Bradley)


Hero Ballet:

1. Special Occasions: Richard Rodney Bennett Plays the Ballet Music of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen & Richard Rodgers, CD/DRG 6012 (Richard Rodney Bennett)


Hooray For What!:

1. Keyboard Wizards Of The Gershwin Era, Vol. 1: Pauline Alpert, CD/Pearl GEMM 9201 (Pauline Alper)


In The Shade Of The New Apple Tree:

1. 78/Victor 25714 (Harold Arlen with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra) [reissued on Harold Arlen Sings 1930-1937, JJA (M) 1975-9; The Great American Composers: Harold Arlen, CD/Columbia House 2C2 8015]
2. 78/Decca 1658 A (Bob Crosby, vocal, with Bob Crosby and his Orchestra) [reissued on Crosby & His Orchestra-1938, CD/Circle 1]
3. 78/Bluebird B 7388 (Paula Kelly with Dick Stabile and his Orchestra)
4. 78/Vocalion v 3972 (Adelaide Moffett with Jack Jenney and His Orchestra) [reissued on The Music Of Broadway: 1937, JJA (M) 19841; Stardust, CD/Hep 1045]
5. Harold Arlen Revisited, CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-148 (Arthur Siegel)
6. Harold Sings Arlen (With Friend), Columbia (S) OS-2920 (Harold Arlen with orchestra conducted by Peter Matz) [reissued as CD/Columbia Special Products 75019]
7. Original 1938 Radio Transcriptions, CD/Tax 3709 (Artie Shaw And His Rhythm Makers)


I've Gone Romantic On You:

1. 78/Vocalion v 3972 (Adelaide Moffett with Jack Jenney and His Orchestra) [reissued on The Music Of Broadway: 1937, JJA (M) 19841; Stardust, CD/Hep 1045]
2. 78/Liberty Music Shop L 228 (Roy Madison with Edgar Fairchild's Music)
3. Life's A Dance, CD/Alyssum ALY-9562 (Del-Louise Moyer with Dean Williamson, piano)


Life's A Dance:

1. Harold Arlen Revisited, CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-148 (Sandy Stewart)
2. Life's A Dance, CD/Alyssum ALY-9562 (Del-Louise Moyer with Dean Williamson, piano)
3. Change Partners, CD/Prosody Records CP 68140 (Craig Rubano with musical direction by Alex Rybeck)


Moanin' In The Mornin':

1. 78/Victor 25692 (Edythe Wright with Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra) [reissued on Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra 1937-1938, CD/Classics 1078]
2. 78/Bluebird B 7244 (Phyllis Kenny with Jerry Blaine and his Stream Line Rhythm) [reissued on The Music Of Broadway: 1937, JJA (M) 19841]
3. 78/Schirmer 2011 (Lee Wiley with Eddie Condon and His Orchestra) [reissued on Lee Wiley Sings The Songs Of Rodgers & Hart And Harold Arlen, CD/Audiophile 10]
4. 45EP/Victor 547-0727 (Dinah Shore with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra) [also found on Holding Hands At Midnight, RCA LPM-1154; reissued as CD/BMG Japan 37388]
5. Harold Arlen Revisited, Crewe Records CR-1345 (Estelle Parsons with musical direction by Ralph Burns and Dick Hyman) [reissued as CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-148]
6. Atlantic (S) SD-1321 (Bobby Short, piano and voice, with Ismael Ugarte, bass, and Johnny Cresci, drums) [reissued on On The East Side/Moments Like This, CD/Collectables COL-CD-7655]
7. Over The Rainbow: The Songs Of E.Y.Yip Harburg, Inner City 1131 (Susannah McCorkle with the Keith Ingham Trio) [reissued as CD/The Jazz Alliance TJA-10033-2]
8. The Music Of Harold Arlen Vol. 1, Walden (M) 306 (Harold Arlen, vocal and piano, with octet and with musical direction by Peter Matz) [reissued on Harold Arlen Sings, Mark56 Records (M) 683; The Music Of Harold Arlen, CD/Harbinger HCD 1505; Harold Arlen Sings Sweet And Hot, CD/ASV/Living Era 5603]
9. Julie Wilson Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook, CD/DRG 5211 (Julie Wilson with William Roy, piano)
10. Boogie To Heaven, CD/VWC 4103 (Gail Wynters featuring Doctor John & Roger Kellaway)
11. My Shining Hour, CD/High Note HCD 7012 (Wesla Whitfield with the Mike Greensill Trio)
12. Arlen Plays Arlen: The Timeless Tribute to Harold Arlen, CD/JoSam JOR 215 (Sam Arlen with orchestra conducted by Richard Iacona)
13. Beverly Cosham Sings Yip Harburg, CD/Oasis BCOSHAM1 (Beverly Cosham)
14. The Great American Composers: Harold Arlen, CD/Columbia House 2C2 8015 (Judy Roderick)
15. Harold Arlen's Songs, CD/Audiophile 168 (Richard Rodney Bennett)
16. The Queen of Swing Vocal & Her Rhythm Singers, CD/Baldwin Street BJH-313 (Kay Thompson and three male vocalists with the Royal Gelatin Hour orchestra)
17. Vintage & Rare: The Songs Of Harold Arlen Vol. 1, CD/Jazz Cat 81295 55288 (Ken Greves with Wells Hanley, piano; Peter Donovan, bass; and Jacob Melchior, drums)


Napoleon's A Pastry:

I have not uncovered any recordings of this song. However, the song "Napoleon" with different music by Arlen and slightly different lyrics by Harburg was used in their musical JAMAICA. The following are recordings of that song:

1. Soubrette Sings Broadway Hit Songs, Verve (S) MGV 6-2133 (Blossom Dearie with music conducted by Russell Garcia) [reissued as CD/Universal 9346]
2. Jamaica, RCA Victor LSO-1036 (Lena Horne with musical direction by Lehman Engel) [reissued as CD/RCA 68041-2]
3. Phineas Newborn Plays Jamaica, RCA Victor LPM-1589 (Phineas Newborn) [reissued on Phineas Newborn Plays Jamaica/Fabulous Phineas, CD/Collectables 2740]
4. Over The Rainbow: The Songs Of E.Y.Yip Harburg, Inner City 1131 (Susannah McCorkle with the Keith Ingham Trio) [reissued as CD/The Jazz Alliance TJA-10033-2]
5. David Rose Plays Music From The David Merrick Production Jamaica, MGM (M) E3612 (Orchestra conducted by David Rose)
6. Harold Arlen Sings, Mark 56 Records (M) 683 (Harold Arlen, vocal and piano, with Peter Matz, piano and celeste)
7. Jamaica Jazz, ABC-Paramount (M) ABC-228 (Don Elliott Octet with Candido)
8. Jamaica With Cy Coleman, Jubilee (M) JLP-1062 (Cy Coleman (vocal and piano), Aaron Bell (bass), Ray Mosca (drums), Ossie Johnson (drums), Romeo Pinque (flute), and Skeeter Best (guitar), Barry Galbraith (guitar), Dan Perri (guitar))
9. Jamaica, Roulette (M) R-25025 (Lennie Hayton Orchestra)
10. Yip Sings Harburg, CD/Koch International 7386 (E.Y. Harburg)


Poor Whippoorwill (cut; considered for but not used in 1942 film version of RIO RITA):

1. E.Y. Harburg Revisited, Painted Smiles (S) PS-1372 (Blossom Dearie) [reissued on Hold On To Your Hats, CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-120]
A radio transcription is known to exist performed by the David Rose Orchestra (unverified) .


Unrecorded Songs:

A Fashion Girl
Finale
I Click Zee Heel And I Kiss Zee Hand (cut)
I'm Hanging On To You (cut; later revised as "If I Only Had A Brain" in THE WIZARD OF OZ)
Long Ago, Far Away, Once Upon A Time (not listed in program)
Napoleon's A Pastry (see note above)
The Night Of The Embassy Ball
Viva For Geneva