JEROME KERN GOES TO HOLLYWOOD



Composer: Jerome Kern
Lyricist: Various

Opened: May 28, 1985, Donmar Warehouse, London; January 13, 1986, Ritz Theatre, N.Y.C.
Performances: ? (London); 13 (N.Y.C.)

Note: Only numbers not found on the original London cast album are noted below.


Bojangles Of Harlem (L: Dorothy Fields) (originally used in the film SWING TIME):

1. 78/Decca 917 (Bob Howard and His Orchestra with vocal chorus)
2. 78/Perfect 6-10-11 (Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees)
3. 78/Bluebird B 6533 (Tempo King, vocal, with Queenie Ada Rubin, piano, and Tempo King and His Kings of Tempo)
4. 78/Brunswick 7718 (Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and His Orchestra) [also 78/Columbia DO 1605; reissued on Starring Fred Astaire, CD/Columbia C2K-44233]
5. 78/Vocalion 3317 (Emmett Mathews & His Orchestra)
6. 78/Brunswick 7738 (Johnny Green and Dave Terry, duo pianos) [reissued on Johnny Green (1934-1937), JJA (M) 1975-5]
7. Vagabond King/Swing Time, Vertinge Ne Plus Ultra (M) 2002 (Fred Astaire with orchestra conducted by Nathaniel Shilkret) [reissued on Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers At RKO, CD/Rhino R2-72957]
8. Jerome Kern Revisited, Columbia (S) OS 2840 (Bobby Short with musical direction by Norman Paris) [reissued as CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-113]
9. The Essential Jerome Kern, Vanguard (S) VSD 87/88 (George Feyer, piano, with rhythm accompaniment) [reissued on George Feyer Plays Jerome Kern, CD/Vanguard OVC-6015]
10. Keith Ingham Plays The Music Of Jerome Kern, World (S) WRS 1003 (Keith Ingham)
11. Mabel Mercer And Bobby Short At Town Hall, Atlantic SD 2-604 (Bobby Short, piano and voice, with Beverly Peer, bass, and Richard Sheridan, drums) [reissued on At Town Hall/Second Town Hall Concert, CD/Collectables COL-CD-6839]
11. An Evening With Dorothy Fields, CD/DRG 5167 (Bob Gorman with Richard Leonard, piano)
12. Gershwin/Porter Overture & Film Music/Kern Overture & Film Music, CD/EMI 5 68589 2 (Ambrosian Chorus and the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John McGlinn)
13. Close As Pages In A Book, CD/DRG 91412 (Barbara Cook with music conducted by Wally Harper)
A radio transcription performed by Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra is also known to exist.


Californ-i-ay (L: E.Y. Harburg) (originally used in the film CAN'T HELP SINGING):

1. Can't Help Singing, 78/Decca album 387 (Deanna Durbin and Robert Paige with orchestra conducted by Edgar Fairchild) [reissued on Musical Ladies & The Music Of Jerome Kern, CD/Encore's Box Office ENBO-CD #4/92]
2. Can't Help Singing/Dubarry Was A Lady, Titania 509 (Deanna Durbin and Robert Paige with orchestra conducted by Edgar Fairchild)
3. Jerome Kern: A Musical Tribute, Ariel (M) JKT 12 (Chorus)
4. A Jerome Kern Festival, Longines Symphonette (S) LWS-231 (Longines Symphonette Society)
5. American Serenade, Columbia (S) CS-8757 (Percy Faith and His Orchestra) [reissued on Great Folk Themes/American Seranade CD/Collectables 7479]
6. Marni Nixon Sings Classic Kern, CD/Reference Recordings RR-28CD (Marni Nixon with Lincoln Mayorga, piano, and ensemble)
7. Can't Help Singing, CD/Jasmine JASCD-101 (Deanna Durbin)
Radio transcriptions performed by Dinah Shore with the Joseph Lilley Chorus and the Bobby Dolan Orchestra and by the Allen Roth Orchestra and Chorus are also known to exist.


Can I Forget You? (L: Oscar Hammerstein II) (originally used in HIGH, WIDE AND HANDSOME):

I have not attempted to compile discological information beyond original cast member performances.
1. Elisabeth Welch Sings The Jerome Kern Songbook, CD/JAY CDVIR 8310 (Elisabeth Welch with orchestra conducted by Gordon Langford)


Day Dreaming (L: Gus Kahn):

1. 78/Columbia DB 30093 (Bing Crosby with Orchestra directed by Victor Young) [also 78/Brunswick 03300]
2. 78/Columbia 36455 (Dick Haymes with Harry James and His Orchestra) [reissued on The Complete Columbia Recordings, CD/Collectors' Choice Music 47]
3. 78/Decca 4033 (Bing Crosby with Orchestra directed by Victor Young) [reissued on The Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 31: 1941, CD/Jonzo 31]
4. 78/Decca 4036 (Johnnie Johnston with Richard Himber and His Orchestra)
5. 78/Decca 4057 (Carmen Cavallaro, piano) [also 45/Decca 91323-91324]
6. 78/Bluebird B 11382 (Ray Eberle and The Modernaires with Glenn Miller and His Orchestra) [reissued on The Jerome Kern and George Gershwin Songbook, CD/Sounds of Yester Year DSOY790]
7. 78/Okeh 6517 (Johnny Desmond with Gene Krupa and His Orchestra) [reissued on The Complete Early Sides, CD/Collectors' Choice Music 300]
8. 78/Victor 27839 (Tito Guizar with orchestra)
9. 78/Victor 27711 (Tommy Ryan with Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye)
10. 45/MGM K12531 (Joni James with orchestra and chorus) [reissued on Platinum & Gold: The MGM Years, CD/Collectors' Choice Music 301]
11. Jerome Kern Revisited Vol. II, Painted Smiles PS-1378 (Jennifer Bassey) [reissued as CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-111]
12. Mel Torme Sings About Love, Audiophile 67 (Mel Torme) [reissued as CD/Audiphile ACD-67]
13. The Complete World Transcriptions, CD/Soundies 4110 (Mel Torme)
14. Mike Wofford Trio Plays Jerome Kern, CD/Discovery DSCD-5000 (Mike Wofford Trio)
Radio transcriptions performed by Bob Hannon and Gwen Williams, the Mischa Borr Orchestra, and Kenny Baker with Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra are also known to exist.


Don't Ask Me Not To Sing (L: Otto Harbach) (cut from THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE and subsequently used in ROBERTA):

1. Roberta, 78/Decca album DA 374 (Alfred Drake and Male Chorus with orchestra conducted by Harry Sosnick) [reissued as CD/Decca 018731]
2. 78/Decca K-649 (Female vocal with the Palace Theatre Orchestra conducted by Hyam Greenbaum) [reissued on American In London In The 1930's, CD/Encore's Box Office ENBO-CD #3/92]
3. Roberta, Capitol (M) L 334 (Gordon MacRae with chorus and orchestra conducted by George Greeley) [reissued on Hollywood Greats: Gordon MacRae, CD/Hitland HG 002]
4. Just Kern, CD/Elba CACD 5005-2 (Andrea Marcovicci with orchestra conducted by Glenn Mehrbach)
5. Life's A Funny Present: More Broadway Flops & Roadkills 1919-1955, CD/Rialto SLRR-9306 (Scott Harlan, Susan Watson, Ann Morrison, and Greg MacKellan with musical direction by David Holcenberg)
6. Journeys, CD/Original Cast 10 (Sally Martin)


A Fine Romance (L: Dorothy Fields) (originally used in the film SWING TIME):

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


The Folks Who Live on the Hill (L: Oscar Hammerstein II) (originally used in the film HIGH, WIDE AND HANDSOME):

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


Here Comes The Showboat! (M: Maceo Pinkard; L: Billy Rose) (originally used in the film SHOW BOAT):

1. 78/Victor 21166 (Jean Goldkette and His Orchestra)
2. Tunes Of The Delta Queen's Steamboat Calliope, 45EP/Decca ED 9-38231 (Billy Menke) (unverified)
3. Showtime U.S.A., On Stage Records (M) DE-1301/1304 (Doraine Renard and Ellis Lucas with Milton Henkin, piano)
4. David Stumpf Arranges For The Wurlitzer Band Organ Again, CAS/Carrousel Music DW-1 (Wurlitzer Band Organ) (unverified)
5. Harry Reser's Six Jumping Jacks, Vol. 2, CD/The Old Masters 128 (Harry Reser's Six Jumping Jacks)
6. Classic Carnival Circus Calliope Music, CD/Gold 20 (unknown performer) (unverified)
7. The Way We Were, CD/Masters of Harmony (Masters Of Harmony) (unverified)
Unverified radio transcriptions performed by the Ray Bloch Orchestra and by the New World Singers are also known to exist.


I Dream Too Much (L: Dorothy Fields) (originally used in the film I DREAM TOO MUCH):

1. 78/Decca 4057 (Carmen Cavallaro, piano)
2. 78/Brunswick 7561 (Lucille Potter with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra)
3. 78/Brunswick 7588 (Joe Morrison with orchestra directed by Jack Shilkret)
4. 78/Bluebird B 6215 (Johnny McKeever with George Hall and His Hotel Taft Orchestra)
5. 78/Victor 25197 (Bob Lawrence with Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra)
6. 78/Victor 4304 (Lily Pons with orchestra conducted by Andre Kostelanetz) [reissued on Musical Ladies & The Music Of Jerome Kern, CD/Encore's Box Office ENBO-CD #4/92]
7. 78/Columbia FB1308 (Hildegarde) [reissued on I'm Going To See You Today, CD/Dutton Vocalion 6035]
8. 45/Columbia A 622 (Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra) [also 45/Columbia A 1531; 45/Columbia 4-7460-M; reissued on Music Of Jerome Kern, CD/Collectables COL-CD-5899]
9. I Dream Too Much/One Night Of Love, Grapon 15 (Lily Pons) [reissued on They Sang On The Silver Screen, CAS/American Archives RF-13]
10. Jerome Kern: A Musical Tribute, Ariel (M) JKT 12 (Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Robert Armbruster)
11. Jerome Kern Revisited Vol. II, Painted Smiles PS-1378 (Arthur Siegel) [reissued as CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-111]
12. Mike Wofford Plays Jerome Kern, Vol. 3, Discovery 827 (Mike Wofford) [reissued on Mike Wofford Trio & Quartet Plays The Music Of Jerome Kern, Vol. 1-3, CD/Musicraft 50001]
13. The Smart Set, Vic LX-1078 (Nat Brandwynne Orchestra)
14. Piano Moods, CBS Records 6161 (Cy Walter)
15. Harp With A Beat (With Billy May), HiFi R606 (Verlye Mills with Billy May)
16. With Love, Jessica Dragonette, Totem 1029 (Jessica Dragonette)
17. An Evening With Jerome Kern, United Artists (M) UAL 3039 (Wilbur Evans, Bill Tabbert, and Dolores Perry with orchestra conducted by Joseph Ricardel)
18. An Evening With Dorothy Fields, CD/DRG 5167 (Adrienne Angel with Richard Leonard, piano)
19. The Dorothy Fields Songbook, CD/DRG 91410 (Sally Mayes)
20. Jerome Kern: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, CD/Reader's Digest 245-0005 (Lorna Dallas with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates)
21. Marni Nixon Sings Classic Kern, CD/Reference Recordings RR-28CD (Marni Nixon with Lincoln Mayorga, piano, and ensemble)
22. The Columbia Album Of Jerome Kern, CD/Sony Music Special Products AK 47861 (Paul Weston and His Orchestra)
23. Reflections In Blue, CD/Black Saint 120101 (Sun Ra)
24. Some Ra, CD/Spool SPL 123 (Sun Ra)
25. Guitar Moods, CD/Original Jazz Classics 1957 (Mundell Lowe)
26. Crystal Reflections, CD/Muse MCD-5430 (Buster Williams)
27. I Dream Too Much, CD/Soul Note 121092 (Jimmy Knepper)
28. A Reverie, CD/Sunnyside 1019 (Armen Donelian)
29. New York Swing Plays The Music Of Jerome Kern, CD/LRC Records 29082 (New York Swing)
30. Jerome Kern Collection, CD/Silva America 3006 (Eric Parkin)
31. Fine And Dandy, CD/Challenge Records 70029 (Barbara Lea with Keith Ingham, piano)
32. Well Kept Secret, CD/Koch Jazz 7836 (Norma Winstone)
33. Kern/Porter Favorites, CD/RCA Victor 09026-68478-2 (Morton Gould and His Orchestra)
34. Movie Songs, CD/Maximum Jazz 16352 (George Evans)
35. Perdido, Vol. 3, CD/Blue Moon 3048 (Les Brown)
36. The Best Of Bucky And John Pizzarelli, CD/LRC Records 30018 (Bucky and John Pizzarelli)
37. Reflections In Blue, CD/Black Saint (Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers)


I Have The Room Above Her (L: Oscar Hammerstein II) (originally used in the film SHOW BOAT):

1. Show Boat, 45EP/Fontana TFE 17102 (Bruce Trent with Johnny Gregory and his Orchestra) [reissued on Show Boat/No, No, Nanette, Epic (S) LN 3512]
2. Show Boat, Xeno (M) XLP 251 (Allan Jones with orchestra conducted by Victor Baravalle) [reissued on There's A Song In The Air, CD/Jasmine Records 110]
3. Show Boat, RCA Victor (S) LSO 1505 (Howard Keel with orchestra conducted by Henri Rene) [reissued on Show Boat/Kiss Me, Kate, CD/Sepia 1151]
4. Jerome Kern Revisited, Columbia (S) OS 2840 (Cy Young) [reissued as CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-113]
5. Show Boat, CD/Quality 257 (Mark Jacoby and Rebecca Lukawith orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Huard)
6. Show Boat CD/Angel 49108 (Jerry Hadley and Frederika Von Stade with the London Sinfonietta conducted by John McGlinn)
7. I Have The Room Above Her, CD/ECM 000396602 (Paul Motian)
8. Oscar & Steve, CD/Nonesuch 79392-2 (Mandy Patinkin with orchestra conducted by Eric Stern)


I Still Suits Me (L: Oscar Hammerstein II) (originally used in the film SHOW BOAT):

1. I have not attempted to compile discological information beyond original cast member performances.
2. 78/Victor 25376 (Paul Robeson and Elizabeth Welch with orchestra conducted by Clifford Greenwood) [also 78/Gramophone B 8497; reissued on The Ultimate Show Boat, CD/Pavilion GEMS 0060)]


Look For The Silver Lining (L: B.G. DeSylva) (originally used in SALLY):

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


Make Believe (L: Oscar Hammertein II) (originally used in SHOW BOAT):

I have not attempted to compile discological information beyond original cast member performances.
1. Songs From Show Boat, CD/Pickwick Showtime 4161 (Gemma Craven and David Kernan with orchestra conducted by Matthew Freeman)
2. Elisabeth Welch Sings The Jerome Kern Songbook, CD/JAY CDVIR 8310 (Elisabeth Welch with orchestra conducted by Gordon Langford)


Make Way For Tomorrow (L: Ira Gershwin; E.Y. Harburg) (originally used in the film COVER GIRL):

1. A Jerome Kern Festival, Longines Symphonette (S) LWS-231 (Longines Symphonette Society)
2. Jerome Kern Revisited, Columbia (S) OS 2840 (Barbara Cook, Bobby Short, and Cy Young with musical direction by Norman Paris) [reissued as CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-113]
3. Cover Girl/You Were Never Lovelier, CD/Hollywood Soundstage 40065 (Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers, and Nan Wynn with orchestra conducted by Morris Stoloff)
4. Jerome Kern In London And Hollywood, CD/Rialto Recordings SLRR-9201 (David Staller, Gordon Gooman, and George Dvorsky with musical direction by David Holcenberg)


The Show Must Go On (L: Ira Gershwin) (originally used in the film COVER GIRL):

1. Cover Girl/You Were Never Lovelier, CD/Hollywood Soundstage 40065 (Nan Wynn and chorus with orchestra conducted by Morris Stoloff)


Till The Clouds Roll By (L: P.G. Wodehouse) (originally used in OH BOY!):

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


The Way You Look Tonight (L: Dorothy Fields) (originally used in the film SWING TIME):

I have not attempted to compile discological information beyond original cast member performances.
1. The Songs Of Jerome Kern, CD/Music Club MCCD 187 (David Kernan)


Who? (L: Oscar Hammerstein II; Otto Harbach) (originally used in SUNNY):

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


Why Do I Love You? (L: Oscar Hammerstein II) (originally used in SHOW BOAT):

I have not attempted to compile discological information beyond original cast member performances.
1. Songs From Show Boat, CD/Pickwick Showtime 4161 (Gemma Craven and David Kernan with orchestra conducted by Matthew Freeman)