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Rodgers and Hart were the songwriting team comprising Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, who worked together on about thirty musicals from 1919 until Hart's death in 1943. Their breakthrough came in 1925 with The Garrick Gaieties, which featured the hit song Manhattan, featured on this new release. Their many other hits include Mountain Greenery, The Blue Room, My Heart Stood Still, and The Lady Is A Tramp, all of which can be enjoyed here. Their songs have long been favourites of cabaret singers and jazz artists. Hart's smart and sometimes touching lyrics helped introduce vernacular into Broadway song. Rodgers, as a creator of melodies, ranks with Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin; if Rodgers had never worked with anyone else, he'd still be remembered as one of the top contributors to the Great American Songbook.
Manhattan: Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra The Blue Room: The Revellers Mountain Greenery: Frank Crumit Thou Swell: Broadway Nitelites Where’s That Rainbow: Helen Morgan, Leslie Hutchinson My Heart Stood Still: George Olsen & His Music With Vocal Trio You Took Advantage Of Me: Paul Whiteman Bing Crosby Ten Cents A Dance: Ruth Etting I’ve Got Five Dollars: Lee Morse & Her Bluegrass Boys Isn’t It Romantic: Jeanette Macdonald You Are Too Beautiful: Al Jolson Dancing On The Ceiling: Jessie Matthews It’s Easy To Remember: Bing Crosby Blue Moon: Al Bowlly With Ray Noble’s Orchestra The Lady Is A Tramp: Sophie Tucker All Points West: Paul Whiteman & His Concert Orchestra Bob Lawrence, Narrator & Singer I Didn’t Know What Time It Was: Mary Jane Walsh Ev’rything I’ve Got: Betty Garrett & Milton Berle Slaughter On Tenth Avenue: Paul Whiteman & His Concert Orchestra