STOP! LOOK! LISTEN!



Composer: Irving Berlin
Lyricist: Irving Berlin

Opened: December 25, 1915, Globe Theatre, N.Y.C.; February 19, 1916, Empire Theatre, London
Performances: 105 (N.Y.C.); ? (London)

Note: The London production was called FOLLOW THE CROWD.


And Father Wanted  Me To Learn A Trade:

1. 78/HMV 02646 (Robert Hale and Chorus with the Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heuvel) [reissued on The Ultimate Irving Berlin Volume I, CD/Pearl GEM 0116]
2. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (William Thorpe with Margaret Ulmer, piano)
3. Musicals Lost And Found Broadway Sampler: 1915 (Ryan Reithmeier with Adam Aceto and Jan Roper, pianos)


Beautiful Honolulu (M/L: Unknown) (used in the London production):

1. 78/HMV C-665 (Tom Walls and Chorus with the Mayfair Orchestra conducted by Arthur Crudge) [reissued on The Ultimate Irving Berlin Volume I, CD/Pearl GEM 0116]
2. 78/HMV C691 (Light Opera Company with orchestra conducted by Arthur Crudge) [reissued on “Broadway Through The Gramophone – Volume III, CD/Pearl GEMS 0084]
3. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Bob Jolly and Ensemble with Margaret Ulmer, piano)


Blow Your Horn:

1. 78/HMV C663 (Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heuvel)
2. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Jim Jordan and Girls with Margaret Ulmer, piano)
3. Irving Berlin’s America, CD/Original Cast OC2013 (Michael Townsend with musical direction by Richard Danley)


England Every Time For Me (M/L: Unknown) (used in the London production):

1. 78/HMV 02647 (Joseph Coyne and Ensemble with the Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heuvel)
2. 78/HMV C691 (Light Opera Company with orchestra conducted by Arthur Crudge)  [reissued on “Broadway Through The Gramophone – Volume III, CD/Pearl GEMS 0084]
3. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Eric Bronner, Girls, and Ensemble with Margaret Ulmer, piano)


Everything In America Is Ragtime:

1. Irving Berlin: The Ragtime Years, Vanguard (S) VSD 79346 (Max Morath with Dick Hyman, piano, and orchestra conducted by Manny Albam)
2. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Mary Ann Lanier and Ensemble with Margaret Ulmer, piano)
3. Living A Ragtime Life, CD/Solo Art 110 (Max Morath)
4. Steve & Eydie And Friends Celebrate Berlin, CD/ESE Music ESED 104 (Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme with the New World Philharmonic Orchestra)
5. Irving Berlin’s Ragtime Revue, CD/Chip Deffaa Productions CDP 330 (Ann Marie Calabro with musical direction by Richard Danley)
6. Irving Berlin’s Ragtime Revue, CD/Chip Deffaa Productions CDP 330 (Anne Marie Calabro, Michael Czyz, Emily Bordonaro, Jonah Barricklo, Andrew Lanctot, and the entire ensemble with musical direction by Richard Danley)
7. Irving Berlin: In Person, CD/Garret Mountain Records GMRD CDP 0113 (Jed Peterson with accompaniment by Richard Danley)
8. Chip Deffaa’s Irving Berlin: Ragtime Rarities, CD/Garret Mountain Records CDP MJ 0314 (Jon Peterson with musical direction by Richard Danley)


Finale Ultimo:

1. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Ensemble with Margaret Ulmer, piano)


Follow The Crowd (used in the London production; originally used in THE QUEEN OF THE MOVIES):

1. 78/Columbia mx 32229 (Irving Berlin) [reissued on Music From The New York Stage Vol. 3: 1913-1917, CD/Pearl GEMM CDS 9056-8; Irving Sings Berlin, CD/Koch 3-7510-2 HI]
2. 78/Little Wonder 17 (unidentified baritone)
3. 78/HMV C-691 (Light Opera Company) [reissued on The Young Irving Berlin, World (M) SH 275]


The Girl On The Magazine (Cover):

1. 78/HMV 02648 (Joseph Coyne with Bessie Jones and Eda Bennie with the Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heuvel) [reissued on The Ultimate Irving Berlin Volume I, CD/Pearl GEM 0116]
2. 78/HMV C691 (Light Opera Company with orchestra conducted by Arthur Crudge) [reissued on “Broadway Through The Gramophone – Volume III, CD/Pearl GEMS 0084]
3. 78/Victor 17945 (Harry MacDonough with orchestra) [reissued on The Phonographic Yearbook: 1916 - The Country Found Them Ready, CD/Archeophone 9010]
4. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Eric Bronner and Girls with Margaret Ulmer, piano)
5. Come On And Hear!: Early Songs By Irving Berlin 1909-1915, CD/Oakton ORCD0001 (Benjamin Sears with Bradford Conner, piano)
6. The Girl On The Magazine Cover, CD/RCA Victor 3704-2-RG (Joan Morris with William Bolcom, piano)
7. Easter Parade, CD/Turner Classic Movies 836023-2 (Dick Beavers and Chorus with the MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Johnny Green)
8. Makin’ Whoopee!, CD/Jasmine JASCD 361 (Eddie Fisher)
9. The Golden Years Of Dick Haymes, CD/Jasmine JASBOX 9-4 (Dick Haymes with  orchestra conducted by Carmen Cavallaro)
10. Steppin’ Around, CD/Stomp Off SOSCD 1415 (Dan Levinson and His Canary Cottage Dance Orchestra)
11. Putting On The Ritz, CD/Music Club  MCCD 204 (Fred Astaire)
12. Irving Berlin’s Ragtime Revue, CD/Chip Deffaa Productions CDP 330 (Andrew Lanctot, Michael Czyz, and Keith Anderson with musical direction by Richard Danley)
13. Irving Berlin’s Ragtime Revue, CD/Chip Deffaa Productions CDP 330 (Carolyn Montgomery-Forant with musical direction by Richard Danley)
14. Irving Berlin Revisited: Rare Songs Of Love, Loss, And Revenge, CD/Garret Mountain Records CDP 0928 (Keith Anderson with musical direction by Richard Danley)
15. Easy To Dance With/Now, CD/Sepia 1337 (Fred Astaire)


(Why Don’t They) Give Us A Chance:

1. 78/HMV C663 (Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heuvel)
2. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Mary Ann Lanier and Girls with Margaret Ulmer, piano)


The Honolulu Glide (M/L: Unknown) (used in the London production):

1. 78/HMV 01132 (Robert Hale)


Hurray For Honolulu (M/L: Unknown) (used in the London production):

1. 78/HMV C-665 (Mayfair Orchestra conducted by Arthur Crudge)


I Love A Piano:

I have not attempted to compile discographical information for this Berlin standard beyond cast performances.
1. 78/HMV 03476 (Ethel Levey with George Ison and Joe Batten, pianos, and orchestra conducted by James Sale) [reissued on The Ultimate Irving Berlin Volume I, CD/Pearl GEM 0116]
2. 78/HMV C663 (Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heuvel)
3. Two-A-Day At The Palace, Mercury (M) MG 20224 (Benny Fields and Blossom Seeley with orchestra conducted by Stuart Phillips)
4. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Mary Callanan, Bree Greig, Bob Jolly, and Ensemble with Margaret Ulmer, piano)


I Love To Dance:

1. 78/HMV 04157 (Fay Compton and Joseph Coyne with the Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heuvel)
2. 78/HMV C663 (Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heuvel) [reissued on The Ultimate Irving Berlin Volume I, CD/Pearl GEM 0116]
3. 78/HMV C691 (Light Opera Company with orchestra conducted by Arthur Crudge) [reissued on “Broadway Through The Gramophone – Volume III, CD/Pearl GEMS 0084]
4. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Mary Ann Lanier and William Thorpe with Margaret Ulmer, piano)
5. Just In Time, CD/Concord Jazz 4573 (Lucie Arnaz)


I Love To Sit By The Fire (Finale Act 1):

1. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Brent Reno, Valerie Anastasio, and Ensemble with Margaret Ulmer, piano)


The Law Must Be Obeyed:

1. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Benjamin Sears, Bradford Conner, and Ensemble with Margaret Ulmer, piano)


Look At ‘Em Doin’ It (used in the London production; originally used in WATCH YOUR STEP!):

This is a reprise of “The Syncopated Walk” with new lyrics.  For recordings of “The Syncopated Walk,” see:
1. 78/HMV C610 (Joseph Coyne, Ethel Levey, and Blanche Tomlin with the Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heuvel) [reissued on The Ultimate Irving Berlin Volume I, CD/Pearl GEM 0116]
2. 78/HMV C691 (Light Opera Company with orchestra conducted by Arthur Crudge) [reissued on The Young Irving Berlin, World (M) SH 275]
3. 78/Columbia A-5632 (Prince’s Orchestra)
4. The Young Irving Berlin, World (M) SH 275 (The Light Opera Company conducted by A. Wood) (as “Look At Them Doing It”)
5. Watch Your Step, CD/Original Cast  OC-6009 (Ensemble with musical direction by Mark Hartman)
6. Watch Your Step, CDr/American Classics (Principals and Ensemble with Margaret Ulmer, piano)
7. Watch Your Step, CDr/American Classics (Ensemble with Margaret Ulmer, piano) (reprise)



Oh, What A Place Is Dreamy Honolulu (Opening Chorus, Act II):

1. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Ensemble with Margaret Ulmer, piano)


On The Beach At Waiki-ki (M: Henry Kailimai; L: G. H. Stover) (cut after opening):

I have not attempted to compile discographical information for this standard.


One-Two-Three-Four (M: Jack Alau; L: S. Kalama):

1. 78/Brunswick 4066 (Raymond Kinney with Randolph’s Royal Hawaiians)


Opening Chorus (Act 1) (These Are The Costumes The Manager Selected):

1. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Ensemble with Margaret Ulmer, piano)


Overture:

1. 78/HMV C-663 (Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heuvel)
2. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Margaret Ulmer and Bradford  Conner, pianos)


A Pair Of Ordinary Coons:

1. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner with Margaret Ulmer, piano) (as “A Pair Of Ordinary Guys”)


Ragtime Melodrama (Finale, Act 2):

1. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Ensemble) with Margaret Ulmer, piano)


Sailor Song (cut):

1. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Benjamin Sears, Bradford Conner, and Boys with Margaret Ulmer, piano)


Stop! Look! Listen!:

1. 78/Edison 50344 (Jaudas’ Society Orchestra)
2. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Jim Jordan, Bob Jolly, Benjamin Sears, Bradford Conner, William Thorpe, and Eric Bronner with Margaret Ulmer, piano)
3. Come On And Hear!: Early Songs By Irving Berlin 1909-1915, CD/Oakton ORCD0001 (Benjamin Sears with Bradford Conner, piano)


Take Off A Little Bit:

1. 78/HMV C663 (Fay Compton with Bessie Jones and Eda Bennie with the Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heuveal) [also 78/HMV 03478; reissued on The Ultimate Irving Berlin Volume I, CD/Pearl GEM 0116]
2. 78/HMV C691 (Light Opera Company with orchestra conducted by Arthur Crudge) [reissued on “Broadway Through The Gramophone – Volume III, CD/Pearl GEMS 0084]
3. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Valerie Anastasio, Mary Ann Lanier, Bree Greig, Mary Callanan, and Girls with Margaret Ulmer, piano)

Teach Me How To Love (cut after opening):

1. 78/HMV C-664 (Blanche Tomlin with Ernest Pike) [reissued on The Ultimate Irving Berlin Volume I, CD/Pearl GEM 0116]
2. 78/HMV C663 (Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heuval)
3. 78/HMV C691 (Light Opera Company with orchestra conducted by Arthur Crudge) [reissued on “Broadway Through The Gramophone – Volume III, CD/Pearl GEMS 0084]
4. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Brent Reno and Valerie Anastasio with Margaret Ulmer, piano)
5 . Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Mary Callanan and Bob Jolly with Margaret Ulmer, piano)


That Hula-Hula (The Hula Hula):

1. 78/HMV 03477 (Ethel Levey with orchestra conducted by James Sale)
2. 78/HMV C663 (Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heuval)
3. 78/HMV C691 (Light Opera Company with orchestra conducted by Arthur Crudge) [reissued on “Broadway Through The Gramophone – Volume III, CD/Pearl GEMS 0084]
4. 78/Edison 80301 (Helen Clark with orchestra)
5. 78/Victor 17930 (Harry MacDonough and the Victor Mixed Chorus with orchestra)
6. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Monique Argent Nasser and Ensemble with Margaret Ulmer, piano)


Until I Fell In Love With You (cut; used in the London production):

1. 78/HMV C-664 (Blanche Tomlin with Ernest Pike) [reissued on The Ultimate Irving Berlin Volume I, CD/Pearl GEM 0116]
2. 78/HMV C691 (Light Opera Company with orchestra conducted by Arthur Crudge) [reissued on “Broadway Through The Gramophone – Volume III, CD/Pearl GEMS 0084]
3. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Brent Reno and Valerie Anastasio with Margaret Ulmer, piano)
4. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Mary Ann Lanier and William Thorpe with Margaret Ulmer, piano)
5. Keep On Smiling: Songs By Irving Berlin 1915-1918, CD/Oakton ORCD0003 (Benjamin Sears with Bradford Conner, piano)
6. Gay Love, CD/Garret Mountain Records CDP ES0804 (Cody Jordan and John Brady with musical direction by Richard Danley)


When I Get Back To The U.S.A.:

1. CYL/Edison Amberol (Billy Murray)
2. 78/Victor 17930 (Billy Murray with the Victor Mixed Chorus and orchestra)
3. 78/Edison 50337 (Billy Murray with chorus and orchestra)
4. Keep On Smiling: Songs By Irving Berlin 1915-1918, CD/Oakton ORCD0003 (Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner with Bradford Conner, piano)
5. Irving Berlin’s Ragtime Revue, CD/Chip Deffaa Productions CDP 330 (Andrew Lanctot and the entire company with musical direction by Richard Danley)
6. Irving Berlin & Co., CD/Garrett Mountain Records GMRD CDP 715 (Keith Anderson and Chorus with music direction by Richard Danley)
7. Chip Deffaa’s An Irving Berlin Travelogue, CD/Garrett Mountain CDP AD 0604 (Jon Peterson and Lynelle Johnson Steffan with musical direction by Richard Danley)


When I’m Out With You:

1. 78/HMV C663 (Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heuval)
2. Stop! Look! Listen!, CDr/American Classics (Mary Ann Lanier and Eric Bronner with Margaret Ulmer, piano)


Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night? (used in the London production;  also used in ROBINSON CRUSOE, JR.):

1. 78/HMV 03478 (Ethel Levey with orchestra conducted by James Sale) [reissued on Revue 1912-1918, Parlophone PMC 7145]
2. 78/Columbia A-1976 (Al Jolson with orchestra) [reissued on Music From The New York Stage Vol. 3: 1913-1917, CD/Pearl GEMM CDS 9056-8]
3. 78/Columbia A 5828 (Prince’s Band)
4. 45/Decca 9-28908 (Georgie Cook and His Orchestra)
5. Al Jolson Overseas, Decca (M) DL 9070 (Al Jolson)
6. The Magic Of Jolson, Unknown label (Norman Brooks)
7. Ragtime Memories, Dot DLP-3739  (Johnny Maddox, piano)
8 . Rare And Ridiculous Vaudeville Songs (1903-1926), CD/Original Cast 6002 (Annie Lebeaux)
9. Swinging Hamburg: Jazz In Hamburg Von A-Z, CD/Membran 20719 (Louisiana Syncopators)
10. Step Into My Parlor, CD/Original Cast 4894 (Stephen Carter Hicks)
11. Frogs, Toads & Eggplants, CD/Orchard 99 (Sadie Green Sales Ragtime Jugband)
12. The Earliest Black String Bands, Vol. 1: Dan Kildare, CD/Document 5622 (Dan Kildare)
13. The King Of Hot-Cha, CD/ASV 5225 (Harry Roy)
14. Caught In The Act, CD/Honeywind (Fred Hellerman)
15. Presenting That Celebrated Maestro/Oh, Play That Thing!: The Ragtime Era, CD/Collectables 6804 (Max Morath)
16. Midnight Choo Choo, CD/Orchard 5567 (Jackie Washington)
17. You Turn Me On!/Mod, Mod Music Hall, CD/Sundazed SC 11044 (Ian Whitcomb)


The Wireless Scene (used in the London production):

1. 78/HMV 01133 (Robert Hale and Tom Walls)


Unrecorded Material:

Don’t You Remember Mary Brown (cut; no music survives; also used in DANCE AND GROW THIN)
Hunting For A Star (cut; no music survives)
Oozums Little Snoozums Is Oo (added after opening; no music survives)
Skating Song (I’ll Be Coming Home With A Skate On)
When I Get Back To London Town (rewritten lyric of “When I Get Back To The U.S.A.” for the  London production, now lost)