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Young And Healthy
The Gold Diggers Song (We're In The Money)
Shuffle Off To Buffalo
These four songs originated in the film 42nd Street. The movie musical was made by Warner Brothers Studios and starred Ruby Keeler. The musical also starred Ginger Rodgers and Dick Powell, who would go on to star in The Thin Man movie series. This movie was a mile stone for the film industry. It was the first film choreographed by Busby Berkley. Berkley would move onto to MGM where he would be a major contributor to the films starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.
42nd Street told the story of an unknown that goes to her first audition and is hired but then ends up as the star when the lead hurts herself. The movie would be popular for years, but in 1980 the movie would go to Broadway starring Jerry Orbach and Tammy Grimes. 42nd Street would the Tony Award for best musical in 1981. A major revival would be launched in 2001.
Don Bestor and his Orchestra
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
This song was originally written for The Disney short, The Three Little Pigs. The song was written by Frank Churchill with additional lyrics by Ann Ronell. The song would become incredibly popular and would become a classic . It would last long after 1933 and be recorded by many different artists including Barbra Streisand. Significantly this song would be the first song from a Disney film to appear on the charts, there would be many more to follow.
Stormy WeatherThis song was written in 1933 by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler. Ethel Waters first sang it at The Cotton Club night club in Harlem in 1933, and then recorded it later that year. Stormy Weather would become even more popular when recorded by Lena Horne in 1942. She would record the song again for a film that used the song as its title.
Was originally composed as an instrumental in 1932 by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills, Words were added by Mitchell Paris and Ellington liked them, but they didn't go with his original conception of the song. Still the following year the song would become a hit. Linda Ronstadt and Chicago would also record the song.
Henry King and his Orchestra
April in Paris
This song composed by with lyrics by E. Y. Harburg for the 1932 for the Broadway musical, Walk A Little Faster. The musical itself would be forgotten but the song would move and be recorded by Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey.
Leo Reisman and Clifton Webb
Written by in 1933 for the musical As Thousands Cheer, Easter Parade would go on to be sung by in the movie Holiday Inn which would introduce the song White Christmas and then would be sung by Fred Astaire and Judy Garland in a film named after the song. Easter Parade is a song celebrating the tradition of The Easter Parade which goes on all over America on Easter Sunday.
Was written by Johann Strauss II in 1865 and would be performed for the first time in 1866. The piece would make it's American debut in 1867. The piece would have words added by poet Joseph Wey and Strauss would later write additional music for the piece. The song was not immediately popular but in the end would be one of Strauss best compositions. The song would become popular again when it was used in the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey.