THE LUNCHTIME FOLLIES



Composer: Various
Lyricist: Various

Opened: June 8, 1942 at the Wheeler Shipbuilding complex near New York City, and various locales between Boston and Baltimore thereafter.

More information about THE LUNCHTIME FOLLIES can be found in this article: http://americantheatrewing.org/about/history_of_atw_2.php


Buddy On The Nightshift (C: Kurt Weill; L: Oscar Hammerstein):

1. "Auf Wiedersehen": Songs By Lehar & Weill, CD/Discover International DICD 920310 (Tiziana K. Sojat with piano accompaniment by Wolfgang Heinzel)
2. Love Shouldn't Be Serious..., CD/Virtuosi mmp cd 1010 (Rosamund Shelley with piano accompaniment by Christopher Littlewood)
3. The Unknown Kurt Weill, CD/Nonesuch 79019-2 (Teresa Stratas with piano accompaniment by Richard Woitach)
4. Speak Low: Songs By Kurt Weill, CD/Deutsche Grammophon 439 894-2 (Anne Sofie Von Ottter with piano accompaniment by John Eliot Gardiner)
5. Kurt Weill: A Musical Portrait, CD/Al Segno as 2010 2 (Stefanie Wust with piano accompaniment by Thomas Wise)
6. Kurt Weill In America, CD/Andreasong AND-07 (Maude Maggart, Barbara Brussell, and Andrea Marcovicci with music conducted by Shelly Markham)
7. Lost In The Stars And Stripes, CD/Anakreon Verlag ANA 1001 (Sona MacDonald, Alan Marks, and Udo Samel)
8. Songs I Love, CD/Somm 200 (Jenny Drivala with piano accompaniment by Nina Walker)
9. Mozart To Weill, CD/Claudio 4837-2 (Annette Celine with piano accompaniment by Felicja Blumenthal)
10. LoveMusik, CD/Ghostlight Records 8-4425 (Michael Cerveris and David Pittu with orchestra conducted by Nicholas Archer)
11. Hooked On Weill, CD/PELA10262 (Lauren Carley with Mark Wyman piano, Jeff Buenz, guitar, Andrew Higgins, bass, Wes Anderson, drums, and Babatunde Lea, percussion)
12. Stage Door Canteen, CD/DRG DRG-CD-94799 (Betsy Wolfe and Debra Monk with music direction by Andy Einhorn)
13. Thousands Of Miles, CD/Alpha-Classics 272 (Kate Lindsey with Baptiste Trotignon, piano)
14. Wanted: Songs Of Kurt Weill, CD/Supraphon SH 4226-2 (Dagmar Peckova and Hri Hajek with the Epoque Quartet & Orchestra and Miroslav Hloucal Jazz Band conducted by Jan Kucera)


Hayfoot, Strawfoot (authors unknown):

1. 78/Victor 20-1505 (Ivie Anderson with Duke Ellington and his Orchestra) [reissued on The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1942-1944, CD/Classics 867]
2. 78/Bluebird 5659-20RB (Ivie Anderson with Duke Ellington and his Orchestra) [reissued on The Blanton-Webster Band, CD/RCA Bluebird 5659]
3. The Treasury Shows, Vol. 1, CD/Storyville 9039001 (Duke Ellington & His Orchstra)
4. Big Band Jazz: The Jubilee Sessions 1943-1946, CD/Hindsight 504 (Duke Ellington & His Orchestra)
5. At The Hurricane 1943, CD/Storyville 8359 (Betty Roche with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra)
6. The Alternate Takes, Vol. 9: 1942-1947, CD/Neatwork 2056 (Duke Ellington & His Orchestra)
7. 45/Parlophone (E) R3786 (The Kenny Baker Swing Group) [43EP/Parlaphone GEP8658; reissued on Produced By George Martin, CD/Capitol 32631]
8. Jazz Around The Clock, CD/Vocalion 4269 (The Alan Clare Trio)

The above recordings are of a song written in 1942 with music by Paul McGrane and lyrics by Ervin Drake and Hans J. Lengsfelder. It probably isn't the same song as used in THE LUNCHTIME FOLLIES, but I've included recordings of it in an overabundence of caution.


On Time (C/L: Harold Rome):

1. You're Mine, You, CD/Hep 76 (Mary Ann McCall)
2. Don't Call Her Larry, Vol. 1, CD/On The Air 9652 (Lawrence Lebo and Her Little Big Band)


A Quiet Girl (C/L: Marc Blitzstein):

1. A Blitzstein Cabaret, CD/Premier 1005 (Helene Williams with Leonard Lehrman at the piano)
2. A Quiet Girl: Songs Of LoveÖAnd Other Disasters, CD/Avid JWCD001 (Jessica Walker with Stephen Gutman, piano)


Schickelgruber (C: Kurt Weill; L: Howard Dietz):

1. The Unknown Kurt Weill, CD/Nonesuch 79019-2 (Teresa Stratas with piano accompaniment by Richard Woitach)
2. Speak Low: Songs By Kurt Weill, CD/Deutsche Grammophon 439 894-2 (Anne Sofie Von Ottter with piano accompaniment by John Eliot Gardiner)
3. Lost In The Stars And Stripes, CD/Anakreon Verlag ANA 1001 (Sona MacDonald, Alan Marks, and Udo Samel)
4. Tonight: Kurt Weill, CD/Preiser 90726 (Elizabeth Von Magnus with piano accompaniment by Jacob Bogaart)
5. LoveMusik, CD/Ghostlight Records 8-4425 (Michael Cerveris and David Pittu with orchestra conducted by Nicholas Archer)
6. Three Vile Men, CD/Middle Eight Music 3VM 001 (John O'May, Martin Croft, and Mark Jones with Mark Jones, piano)
7. Tonight Kurt Weill, CD/Preiser PR 90726 (Elisabeth Von Magnus with Jacob Bogaart, piano)
8. Iím A Stranger Here Myself, CD/Karen Lotman Productions 8 84501 90372 1 (Mark Nadler, piano and voice, with William Schimmel, accordion, and Christine Kwak, violin)


The Song Of The Free (C: Kurt Weill; L: Arhibald MacLeish):

1. This Is The Life And Other Unrecorded Songs, CD/Arabesque Z6579 (Steven Kimbrough with piano accompaniment by Dalton Baldwin)
2. Songs For Political Action, CD/Bear Family 15720 (The Priority Ramblers)
3. Stage Door Canteen, CD/DRG DRG-CD-94799 (Brandon Victor Dixon with music direction by Andy Einhorn)


Song Of The Inventory (C: Kurt Weill; L: Lewis Allan):

1. The Abel Meeropol Centennial Concert, CD/Original Cast 6055 (Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus conducted by Leonard Lehrman) ["Lewis Allan" was a pseudonym for Abel Meeropol]


Victory Symphony, Eight To The Bar (C/L: Harold Rome) (used with revised lyric as "History Eight To The Bar" in LET FREEDOM SING):

1. Stage Door Canteen, CD/DRG DRG-CD-94799 (Betsy Wolfe, Debra Monk, and Jeffry Denman with music direction by Andy Einhorn)


Other Songs:

The Ballad Of Sloppy Joe (C/L: Harold Rome)
Dear Joe (C/L: Harold Rome)
The Fleagelholm Welding School (unknown)
For Defense (unknown)
The Lady's On The Job (C/L: Harold Rome)
Man Behind The Man Behind The Gun (C/L: Harold Rome)
On That Old Production Line (C/L: Harold Rome)
That's My Pop (C/L: Harold Rome)
Victory Symphony, Eight To The Bar (C/L: Harold Rome) (used with revised lyric as "History Eight To The Bar" in LET FREEDOM SING)
Gee, But It's Cold In Russia (C/L: Harold Rome)
He Got His (unknown)
Jeremiah (C: Bob Musel; L: Henry Nemo)
Put Another Nail In Hitler's Coffin (C/L: Ted Mossman)
She Rolled Up Her Sleeves - She Hitched up Her Hose (unknown)
A Soldier of Production Now (unknown)
Solid, Solid, Suzabelle (C/L: Harold Rome)
You Look Better to Me Now (unknown)

Kurt Weill is known to have written a number of songs for the war effort in addition to the ones noted above. These include "The Good Earth" (with Oscar Hammerstein), "Oh, Uncle Samuel!" (with Maxwell Anderson and Henry C. Work), "One Morning In Spring" (with St. Clair McKelway, now lost); "Toughen Up, Buckle Down, Carry On" (with Dorothy Fields), and "We Don't Feel Like Surrendering Today" (with Maxwell Anderson). It's conceivable that one or more of these might have also appeared in some edition of THE LUNCHTIME FOLLIES. I'm not aware of any recordings of any of these songs.