STARS ON ICE (First Edition)



Composers: Paul McGrane; Paul Van Loan
Lyricist: Al Stillman

Opened: July 2, 1942, Center Theatre; closed for vacation, May 16, 1943
Performances: 427

Note: The Second Edition opened on June 24, 1943.


Estrillita (M: Manuel Ponce):

I have not attempted to provide discological information for this Latin standard.


Juke Box Saturday Night (M: Paul McGrane; L: Al Stillman):

1. 78/Victor 20-1509 (Marion Hutton, Tex Beneke and The Modernaires with Glenn Miller & His Orchestra) [also 78/Victor 20-3185; 78/Victor 42-0035; 78/Victor 420-0044; 78/Gramophone BD 5876; reissued on The Fabulous Glenn Miller, CD/RCA 63487]
2. 78/Columbia 36992 (The Modernaires with the Paula Kelly Orchestra directed by Mitchell Ayres) [reissued on The Complete Modernaires On Columbia, Vol. 1 (1945-1946), CD/Collectables 7468]
3. 45/Victor 547-0684 (The Crew Chiefs with Glen Miller and The Army Air Force Band) [reissued on Army Air Force Band, CD/Bluebird 86360]
4. The Oldies But Goodies, CD/Dee Jay 55042 (Nino and The Ebb Tides)
5. From The Top, CD/M R L (Pam Noah & Her Swing Band)
6. These Are The Times, CD/Déjà Vu (Raven) (unverified)
7. In The Mood, CD/Tari Taro (Swing Dance Orchestra)
8. The London Recordings, CD/Brentwood Records 60478 (Glenn Miller and His Orchestra)
9. 1942 Chesterfield Shows, CD/Jazz Hour 1028 (Glenn Miller and His Orchestra)
10. Live 1943-1944, CD/Jazz Band 2106 (Glenn Miller and Army Air Force Band)
11. 1946 Live In Hi-Fi At The Hollywood Palladium, CD/Jazz Hour 3008 (Glenn Miller and His Orchestra)
12. Legacy, CD/Unknown label (Bluegrass Student Union)
13. Boogie Woogie Babeis, CD/Boogie Woogie Babies (Boogie Woogie Babies)
14. On A Musical Trek, CD/Gary Kuchenbecker (Gary Kuchenbecker's Old Lager Orchestra)
15. Glenn Miller Tribute, CD/Triloka 9077 (Eddie Maynard)
16. Four Vagabonds, Vol. 2: 1942-1943, CD/Document 5636 (Four Vagabonds)
17. I Dig Big Band Singers, CD/Doctor Jazz AK-38534 (Teresa Brewer with orchestra conducted by Glenn Osser)
18. Branson City Limits, CD/Unison 9014 (Roy Clark)
19. A Trip Through 50 Years Of Music, CD/Aero Space Records 1025 (Ray Anthony)


Little Jack Frost (Get Lost) (M: Seger Ellis):

1. 78/Gramophone BD 6059 (Jill Allan with Sid Phillips and His Orchestra) [reissued on Sid Phillips and His Band, CD/Castle Music 673]
2. 78/Victor 20-3334 (Ray McKinley, J. Friley, and Some Of The Boys with Ray McKinley and His Orchestra) [also 78/Victor 20-3335]
3. 78/Columbia 38354 (Marjorie Hughes and chorus with Frankie Carle and His Orchestra) [reissued on A Merry 1940s Christmas, CD/Collectors' Choice Music 503]
4. 45/Decca Decca 9-28463 (Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, and Chorus with orchestra conducted by John Scott Trotter) [reissued on The Voice Of Christmas, CD/MCA Records 11840]
5. Memories Of Gerry, CD/Sounds of Yester Year 761 (Geraldo and His Orchestra)
6. Winter Wonderland, CD/JVC Victor 61533 (Emilie-Claire Barlow)
7. Christmas Wishes, CD/Ballad 7 (Dick Haymes)
8. Dixie Christmas, CD/Pastels (Kenny Baker & His Half Dozen)
9. Tex Beneke & His Orchestra: 1946-1949, CD/Storyville 3013026 (Tex Beneke & His Orchestra)
10. Our First Christmas, CD/Original Cast 9301 (Cynthia Crane and Mike Renzi)
11. Rest You Merry, CD/Original Cast 6502 (Ben Sears with Bradford Connor, piano)
12. Songs Of The Winter Season, CD/Staying Power (Laura Taylor and Joe Lano)


Unrecorded Material:

Big Broad Smile (M: Paul McGrane; L: Al Stillman)
The Cavalier Cat
Gin Rummy, I Love You
Like A Leaf Falling in The Breeze (M: James Littlefield; L: Al Stillman)
Stars On Ice
You're Awfully Smart