Composer: Various
Lyricist: Various

Opened: November 17, 1930, 46th Street Theatre, N.Y.C.
Performances: 184

Note: This show was a revised version of CORNED BEEF AND ROSES and was subsequently revised as BILLY ROSE'S CRAZY QUILT.

Cheerful Little Earful (M: Harry Warren; L: Ira Gershwin; Billy Rose):

1. Click here for recordings of "Cheerful Little Earful".

East St. Louis Toodle-oo (inst.) (M: Duke Ellington; Bubber Miley):

I have not attempted to compile discological information for this number.

He's Not Worth Your Tears (M: Harry Warren; L: Mort Dixon; Billy Rose) (not in program):

1. 78/Columbia 2381 D (Ben Selvin and His Orchestra with vocal refrain)
2. 78/Perfect 15414 (Rodman Lewis with Cliff Roberts' Dance Orchestra)
3. 78/Crown 3045 (Helen Richards with Bob Reynolds and His Band)
4. 78/Melotone M 12023 (Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with vocal chorus) [reissued on The Chronological Benny Goodman And His Orchestra 1928-1931, CD/Classics 693]
5. 78/Brunswick 4976 (Ben Bernie and His Orchestra with vocal chorus)
6. 78/Victor 22605 (Leo Reisman and His Orchestra) [reissued on Puttin' On The Ritz, CD/Flare ROYCD 254]
7. Sweet Beginnings: Mildred Bailey, Vol. 1, CD/The Old Masters 103 (Mildred Bailey with the Jimmie Noonan Band)
8. King Joe, CD/Stomp Off 1416 (Red Hot Reedwarmers)

I Wonder Who's Keeping Him Now (M: Louis Alter; L: Charlotte Kent; Billy Rose) (added during the run):

1. 78/Victor 24590 (Ramona and Her Grand Piano) [reissued on Ramona And Her Grand Piano, JJA (M) 19754]

The King's Horses (M: Noel Gay; L: Harry Graham) (added during the run; originally used in FOLLY TO BE WISE):

1. 78/HMV C2145 (New Mayfair Orchestra conducted by Ray Noble)
2. 78/Zonophone 5750 (Solemn and Gay)
3. 78/Columbia 2397 D (The California Ramblers with vocal refrain)
4. 78/Sterling 291065 (Irving Kaufman with Lou Gold and His Orchestra) [also 78/Banner 32077; 78/Oriole 2198]
5. 78/Gramophone B 5875 (Jack Hylton and His Orchestra with vocal refrain)
6. 78/Lucile L/L 105/106 B/A (unknown performer)
7. 78/Crown 3059 (Luther Brothers with The High Steppers)
8. 78/Clarion 5252 (Roy Carroll & His Sands Point Orchestra)
9. 78/Brunswick 6024 (Ben Bernie and His Orchestra)
10. 78/Hit of the Week 1135 (Hit Of The Week Orchestra directed by Bert Hirsch) [reissued on The Complete Hit Of The Week Recordings, Vol. 2: 1930-1931, CD/Archeophone 3003]
11. 78/Okeh 41480 (Fred Rich and His Orchestra with male quartet)
12. 78/Victor 22619 A (Jack Hylton and His Orchestra)
13. One Man's Music, EMI Odeon (S) SCX 6299 (The Mike Sammes Singers with Brian Fahey and His Orchestra)
14. The Hits Of Noel Gay, Music For Pleasure (M) MFP 1236 (Sam Browne with Ray Starita and His Ambassadors Band) [reissued on Ray Starita And His Ambassadors Band, Vol. 2: 1929-1932, CD/Mellotone Records MELLO 013]
15. Do You Remember?, CD/Sounds of Yesteryear DSOY 763 (orchestra conducted by Jay Wilbur)
16. My Brother And I, CD/Rollercoaster Records 6005 (Bob & Alf Pearson)
17. Ted Heath And His Music 1944-1954, CD/Fabulous FADCD 2012 (Ted Heath)
18. German Propaganda Swing 1941-1943, CD/Harlequin Records 3 (Charlie & His Orchestra)
19. Eddie Meduza & Roarin' Cadillacs, CD/Columbia (Eddie Meduza and His Roarin' Cadillacs)
20. Good News, CD/Transatlantic Records 301 (Pasadena Rooftop Orchestra)

Overnight (M: Louis Alter; L: Charlotte Kent; Billy Rose) (also used in BILLY ROSE'S CRAZY QUILT):

1. 78/Columbia 2373 D (Smith Balley and His Orchestra with vocal refrain)
2. 78/Columbia 2377 D (Ruth Etting) 78/ Velvet Tone 2293 V (Kate Smith)
3. 78/Clarion 5202 (Roy Carroll & His Sands Point Orchestra) [also 78/Harmony 1253]
4. 78/Brunswick 4977 (Emil Coleman and His Orchestra with vocal chorus)
5. 78/Banner 32064 (George Beaver with Harold White and His Orchestra) [also 78/Oriole 2186]
6. 78/Okeh 41477 (Casa Loma Orchestra with vocal refrain) [reissued on Casa Loma Stomp, CD/Hep HEPCD 1010]
7. 78/Hit of the Week 1134 (Hit-Of-The-Week Orchestra directed by Bert Hirsch) [reissued on The Complete Hit Of The Week Recordings, Vol. 2: 1930-1931, CD/Archeophone 3003]
8. 78/Victor 22566 (Johnny Marvin with The High Hatters) [reissued on The Music of Broadway: 1930, JJA (M) 19777]
9. 78/Okeh 41477 (Jack Richmand with the Casa Loma Orchestra)
10. 1940-41 Broadcast Recordings, CD/Jazz Hour 1032 (Ted Weems & His Orchestra)
11. The Chronological Benny Goodman And His Orchestra 1928-1931, CD/Classics 693 (Benny Goodman and His Orchestra)
12. Snowfall, Vol. 1, CD/Hep HEPCD 1058 (Claude Thornhill and His Orchestra)

The River And Me (M: Harry Warren; L: Al Dubin) (not in program):

1. 78/Columbia 2383 D (Al Shayne)
2. 78/Gramophone B 6166 (Chick Bullock with Duke Ellington and His Cotton Club Orchestra) [also 78/Victor 22614 A; reissued on The Chronological Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1930-1931, CD/Classics 605]
3. 78/Brunswick 6023 (Ben Bernie and His Orchestra with vocal chorus)
4. Just Imagine, CD/Lake LACD 275 (The Charleston Chasers)
5. Now I Know, CD/Gary Boyle (Gary Boyle) (unverified)

Sky City (M: Richard Rodgers; L: Lorenz Hart) (cut; also cut from HEADS UP):

1. Rodgers And Hart Revisited Vol. III, Painted Smiles PS-1366 (Ken Parks, Jerry Wyatt, John Sloman, Danny Fortas, Jamie Rocco, Bob Riker, Lennie Del Duca, and Robert Polenz) [reissued as CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-106]

What Good Is The Lane, If You Can't Have The Girl Of Your Dreams (M: Harry Warren; L: Joe Young (not in program):

1. 78/Columbia 2278 D (Charles Lawman with novelty accompaniment)

Would You Like To Take A Walk? (Sump'n Good'll Come From That) (M: Harry Warren; L: Mort Dixon; Billy Rose) (also used in BILLY ROSE'S CRAZY QUILT):

1. 78/Victor 22630 (Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson) [reissued on The Song Is… Harry Warren, CD/ASV/Living Era 5139]
2. 78/Columbia 2381 D (Ben Selvin and His Orchestra with vocal refrain)
3. 78/Sterling 291078 (Chick Bullock with Jack Berger's Hotel Astor Orchestra) [also 78/Romeo 1578]
4. 78/Columbia DB 453 (Marion Harris with Billy Mason and His Cafe de Paris Band)
5. 78/Romeo 1592 (Mildred Hunt with orchestra) [also 78/Perfect 12691]
6. 78/Clarion 5212 (Frank Auburn and His Orchestra)
7. 78/Clarion 5249 (Annette Hanshaw) [reissued on My Inspiration Is You, CD/Sounds of Yesteryear DSOY 779]
8. 78/May-fair G 2006 (The Harmony Twins with guitar)
9. 78/Decca 28552 (Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra) [also 78/Brunswick 05112; reissued on Ella: The Legendary Decca Recordings, CD GRP 648]
10. 78/Broadcast 12 3060 (Sam Nichols' Top-Notchers with vocal refrain)
11. 78/Brunswick 6055 (Skinny Ennis, Hal Kemp, and Saxie Dowell with Hal Kemp and His Orchestra) [reissued on The Music Of Broadway: 1930, JJA (M) 19777]
12. 78/Melotone M 12103 (The Melotone Boys with guitar)
13. 78/Melotone M 12082 (Dick Robertson and His Orchestra with vocal chorus)
14. 78/Okeh 41482 (Fred Rich and His Orchestra with vocal refrain)
15. 78/Victor 22611 A (Rudy Valle, vocal, with Rudy Valle and His Connecticut Yankees) [reissued on Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries, CD/Submarine DSOY 615]
16. 78/Capitol 1089 (Bob Craig with The California Commanders Orchestra)
17. 45/Columbia B 310 (Swing & Sway with Sammy Kaye)
18. Hi-Fi Hammond, Capitol (S) 1517 (Jackie Davis Trio) [reissued on Jumping Hi-Fi Hammond, CD/Jasmine Records JASCD 472]
19. Some Of The Great Songs Of Harry Warren And Al Dubin, No label 4J-X-1000 (The Spencer-Hagen Orchestra)
20. Walter Schumann Presents The Voices, RCA Victor (M) LPM-1558 (The Voices Of Walter Schumann)
21. Let's Dance Again!, CD/Collectors' Choice Music 513 (David Carroll and His Orchestra)
22. Leroy Walks!, CD/Contemporary/OJC OJCCD-160-2 (Leroy Vinnegar Sextet)
23. Live At Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol. 12, CD/Concord Jazz CCD 4476 (Barry Harris)
24. Shut Yo' Mouth!, CD/Delos 1024 (Slam Stewart)
25. In The Garden, CD/Heftone (The Fabulous Heftones)
26. Warren Plays Warren, CD/Nagel Heyer Records 33 (Warren Vache)
27. Howdy!, CD/Geffen (Pat Boone with the Billy Vaughn Orchestra)
28. Catch Another Brass Ring, CD/Klavier Records KCD-11023 (Wurlitzer Model 165 Band Organ)
29. Parlophone Girl: Piano Recordings Of 20s & 30s, Vol. 1, CD/ Shellwood Productions 8 (Raie Da Costa)
30. Flirtation Walk/Presenting Robert Farnon And His Orchestra, CD/Vocalion 4118 (Robert Farnon and His Orchestra)
31. The Sunshine Boys 1929-1931, CD/Challenge Records 79039 (Joe and Dan Mooney)
32. When Boy Meets Girl/Wish Upon A Star, CD/Collectables 7614 (Peggy King and Jerry Vale)
33. Cosy/A Man And A Woman, CD/GL Records 325 (Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme)
34. Deep Velvet/Old Gold And Ivory, CD/EMI 873848 (George Shearing)
35. The Complete Capitol Recordings, Vol. 2, CD/Capitol C2-92867 (Art Tatum)
36. The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces, CD/Pablo 7PACD-4404-2 (Art Tatum)
37. Live, Vol. 8: 1955-56, CD/Storyville 8338 (Art Tatum)
38. You'll Never Know: Harry Warren & Jimmy Van Heusen, CD/Reader's Digest RDVD 1731-3 (Dave Roberts and Fay Mitchell with Leslie Lewis and His Orchestra)39. Great Film And Show Tunes, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5469 (George Melachrino and His Orchestra)
Radio transcriptions performed by Louise Carlyle and Willard Young with the Music Of Manhattan conducted by Norman Cloutier, Jeff Clay and Peggy Powers with the Sammy Kaye Orchestra, Bob Grant's Orchestra, the Russ Morgan Orchestra, Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes with the Carmen Dragon Orchestra, the Pete King Orchestra and Chorus, Tony Russo and Barbara Benson with the Sammy Kaye Orchestra.

You Sweet So-And-So (M: Philip Charig; Joseph Meyer; L: Ira Gershwin) (also used with additional lyrics by Douglas Furber in THAT'S A GOOD GIRL):

1. 78/Gramophone B 5482 (The Rhythm Band)
2. 78/Columbia 4952 (Jack Buchanan with Debroy Somers' Band conducted by Leonard Hornsby) [reissued on Pennies From Heaven, CD/Empress Music RAJDD 8001]
3. 78/Columbia 9461 (Debroy Somers' Band conducted by Leonard Hornsby)
4. Medleys From London Musical Shows (1928-34), JJA (M) 19851 (New Mayfair Orchestra of London conducted by Ray Noble)
5. The Mad Twenties, Atlantic (S) SD-1302 (Bobby Short with orchestra conducted by Phil Moore) [reissued as CD/Atlantic 82709]

Unrecorded Material:

Boo Hoo Hoo, Ha Ha Ha! (I'm Between A Laugh And Cry) (M: Harry Warren; L: Edgar Leslie) (not in program)
Cover A Clover With Kisses (M: Harry Warren; L: Mort Dixon) (not in program)
Dancing With Tears In Their Eyes (M: Will Irwin; L: Mort Dixon; Billy Rose)
For I'm In Love Again (M: Mischa Spoliansky; L: Mort Dixon; Billy Rose) (dropped during the run)
I Knew Him Before He Was Spanish (M: Dana Suesse; L: Ballard Macdonald; Billy Rose)
Ma Mere (M: Harry Warren; L: Irving Caesar; Al Jolson) (not in program; subsequently used in THE WONDER BAR)
Mistaken In Love (M: Lew Pollack; L: Mort Dixon) (not used)
Mr. Jessel (M/L: Charlotte Kent)
Outside Looking In (M: Harry Archer; L: Edward Eliscu)
Revival Day (M: Will Irwin; L: Malcolm McComb)
Ten Minutes In Bed (M: Ned Lehac; L: Allen Boretz)
When A Pansy Was A Flower (M: Will Irwin; L: Malcolm McComb; Billy Rose)
You Can Buy Kisses But You Can't Buy Love (M/L: Billy Rose; Fred Fisher)