RUFUS LEMAIRE'S AFFAIRS (1927)



Composer: Martin Broones
Lyricist: Ballard Macdonald

Opened:
March 28, 1927, Majestic Theatre, N.Y.C.
Performances: 56

Note: After opening the show and the subsequent national tour went by the shorter title LEMAIRE’S AFFAIRS.


Bring Back Those Minstrel Days:

1. 78/Harmony 295 H (Jack Kaufman and Al Campbell)
2. 78/Columbia rejected take (Ted Lewis, vocal, with Ted Lewis and His Band)
3. Gentlemen, Be Seat! (A Complete Minstrel Show)/ “World’s Greatest Minstrel Show – Gentlemen Be Seated! (Again), CD/Sony Special Music Products 610022 (J. Alden Adkins with Gordon Goodman, Mac Perrin, Frank Raye, Uncle 4. John Cole, The Mississippi Four, Stephen Collins Feldman with orchestra conducted by O.B. Massingill)


I Can’t Get Over A Girl Like You (Loving A Boy Like Me) (L: Harry Ruskin):

1. 78/Perfect 11629 (Cliff Edwards with ukulele)
2. 78/Emerson 3078 (Marlborough Dance Orchestra with vocal chorus)
3. 78/Romeo 299 (Hotel Astro Dance Orchestra with vocal refrain)
4. 78/Harmony 271 H (Irving Kaufman with Lou Gold and His Orchestra)
5. 78/Brunswick 3285 (Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra)
6. 78/Odeon 165.028 (Lem Cleg with the Arkansaw Travelers) [also 78/Okeh 40727]
7. 78/Oriole 733 (Chas. Nelson with Roy Collins’ Dance Orchestra)
8. 78/Victor 20148 (Aileen Stanley and Billy Murray with Frank Banta, piano)
9. 78/Path 36498 (Vernon Dalhart with The Virginia Creepers)
10. 78/Columbia 754 D (Ted Lewis and His Band)
11. 78/Vocalion 15426 (Palmer House Victorians with vocal chorus)
12. 78/Cameo 1019 (Fred Rich and His Orchestra with vocal refrain)
13. 78/Perfect 14679 (Vernon Dalhart with Lou Gold and His Orchestra)
14. 78/Victor 20119 (Billy Murray with Johnny Hamp’s Kentucky Serenaders)
15. 78/Columbia 712 D (Milton Watson with Paul Ash, piano)
16. Ballads And Love Songs From The Early Years: 1947-1951, CD/Collectables 6855 (Doris Day)


Lily (M: Harry Warren; L: Martin Broones; Ballard Macdonald) (sheet music only):

1. 78/Columbia 895 D (Ted Lewis, vocal, with Ted Lewis & His Band) [reissued on Memories Of Old Broadway, CD/Take Two TT510CD]
2. 78/Perfect 14791 (John Ryan with The New Yorkers)
3. 78/Cameo 1148 (The Caroliners)
4. 78/Vocalion 15541 (Vanderbilt Orchestra)


Love Baby (M: Jesse Greer; L: Billy Rose) (added for the subsequent national tour):

1. Legendary Voices Of Vaudeville, CD/Take Two TT504CD (Harry Fox with Beatrice Curtis)


Nagasaki Butterfly (M: Dave Stamper; L: Billy Rose) (added for the subsequent national tour):

1. 78/Columbia A 93 (unknown performer) (unverified)


Since Henry Ford Apologized To Me (M: Dave Stamper; L: Billy Rose) (added for the subsequent national tour):

1. 78/Victor 20925 (The Happiness Boys (Billy Jones and Ernest Hare) with Dave Kaplan, piano) [also 78/Perfect 12378] 
2. 78/Diva 2481 G (Irving Kaufman)
3. 78/Columbia 1110 D (The Happiness Boys (Billy Jones and Ernest Hare) with piano accompaniment) [reissued on From Avenue A To The Great White Way, CD/Columbia Legacy C2K 86323]


St. Louis Blues (M/L: W.C. Handy):

I have not attempted to compile discological information for this standard beyond original cast member and composer performances.
1. 78/Columbia A 3790 (Ted Lewis and His Band)
2. Carousel Of American Music, CD/Music & Arts CD-971 (W.C. Handy with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra)
3. Legends & Songwriters In Concert 1941, CD/Original Cast 9839 (W.C. Handy)


Wah-Wah:

1. 78/Columbia 1017 D (Ted Lewis, vocal, with Ted Lewis and His Band)


Wandering In Dreamland (aka “Wandering Through Dreamland”):

1. 78/Columbia 895 D (Ted Lewis, vocal, with Ted Lewis and His Band)


Unrecorded Material:


Absinthe Dance
Boulevard Street (sheet music only)
Cameo Ballet
Dance Acrobatique
Dancing By Moonlight
Eenie Meenie Minie Mo (When The Eenie-Meenies Do The Minie-Mo) (M: Jesse Greer; L: Billy Rose) (added for the subsequent national tour)
Golden Girl (sheet music only)
Hosanna (sheet music only)
Hot Steps (dance)
Jungly Tune (sheet music only)
Land Of Broken Dreams
Lights Of Old Broadway
Love May Not Hide (sheet music only)
Mexico
The Mirror Never Lies (cut after opening)
Mississippi Show Boat (added for the subsequent national tour)
Morning Glories (Down Where The Morning Glories Twine)
Pleiades Ballet
Remember Cameo (sheet music only)
Rose Of The Studios (sheet music only)
Scandalizing Fashion (sheet music only)
Travel-On (cut after opening)
Underneath The Wabash Moon (M: Dave Stamper; L: Billy Rose) (added for the subsequent national tour)
When I Think About The Girls I Fell For (sheet music only)
You’ll Find A Beautiful Face Behind A Love Song (sheet music only)
You’ll Find The End Of The Rainbow In Your Own Back Yard (M: Unknown; L: Billy Rose) (added for the subsequent national tour)
You’ll Learn How, Bye And Bye (sheet music only)