Lady, Be Good! > Original London Cast


Show Details

Show
Lady, Be Good! (6)
Music
George Gershwin (840)
Lyrics
Ira Gershwin (705)
Book
Guy Bolton (47), Fred Thompson (25)

Recording Details

Date
1926
Type
Audio / Stage Cast
Method
Studio
Language
English
Location
UK / England / London
Performer
Adele Astaire (28), Fred Astaire (338), George Gershwin (840), William Kent (3)
Shortcode
[r6082]

Releases (7)

Format
CD
Label
Pearl 193
Released
2003-04-08
Barcode
727031019329
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Also Contains
Tip-Toes - 1926 Original London cast
The Ultimate George Gershwin Volume 2 - Various
Notes
Contains the original London cast recordings of 'Lady Be Good!' (1924 - 12 tracks), 'Tip-Toes' (1925 - 10 tracks), and 2 tracks from 'Tell Me More!'
# Tracks
24
Lists
16 collectors / 10 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl10683]
1. Fascinating Rhythm [From Lady, Be Good!] - Cliff Edwards
2. Fascinating Rhythm/So Am I [From Lady, Be Good!][Instrumental] - Victor Arden, Phil Ohman
3. Oh, Lady Be Good [From Lady Be Good] - Cliff Edwards
4. Hang on to Me [From Lady, Be Good!] - Adele Astaire, Fred Astaire
5. I'd Rather Charleston [From Lady, Be Good!] - Adele Astaire, Fred Astaire
6. Fascinating Rhythm [From Lady, Be Good!] - Adele Astaire, Fred Astaire
7. Half of It Dearie Blues [From Lady, Be Good!] - Fred Astaire
8. Oh, Lady Be Good - Buddy Lee
9. Oh, Lady Be Good [From Lady Be Good]
10. Swiss Miss [From Lady, Be Good!] - Adele Astaire, Fred Astaire
11. So Am I [From Lady, Be Good!] - Adele Astaire, George Vollaire
12. Fascinating Rhythm - Buddy Lee
13. Three Times a Day [From Tell Me More!] - Alexander Gray
14. Tell Me More! [From Tell Me More!] - Alexander Gray
15. That Certain Feeling/When Do We Dance? [From Tip-Toes][Instrumental] - Victor Arden, Phil Ohman
16. Looking for a Boy/Sweet and Low-Down [From Tip-Toes][Instrumental] - Victor Arden, Phil Ohman
17. That Certain Feeling [From Tip-Toes] - Dorothy Dickson, Allen Kearns
18. Sweet and Low-Down [From Tip-Toes] - Laddie Cliff
19. Nightie-Night - Dorothy Dickson, Allen Kearns
20. It's a Great Little World [From Tip-Toes] - Laddie Cliff
21. Nice Baby [From Tip-Toes] - Evan Thomas
22. When Do We Dance? [From Tip-Toes] - Allen Kearns
23. These Charming People [From Tip-Toes] - Laddie Cliff, Dorothy Dickson, John Kirby
24. Looking for a Boy [From Tip-Toes] - Dorothy Dickson
Title
The Complete London Sessions
Format
3-CD
Label
EMI Import 7243 5 20045 2 2
Released
1999-05-24
Country
UK
Barcode
724352004522
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Also Contains
A Couple Of Song & Dance Men - 1975 Fred Astaire & Bing Crosby
Funny Face - 1928 Original London Cast
Oh Gee! Oh Gosh! / The Whichness of the Whatness - 1923 Fred & Adele Astaire
They Can't Take These Away from Me - 1975 Fred Astaire
Notes
Disc 1: Mono / Discs 2 & 3: Stereo.

Also includes Fred Astaire's 1975 album, ATTITUDE DANCING.
Lists
3 collectors / 0 wish lists
History
6 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl62899]
Disc 1 (Fascinating Rhythm):
01. The Whichness of the Whatness [STOP FLIRTING] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
02. Oh, Gee! Oh, Gosh! [STOP FLIRTING] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
03. Hang On to Me [LADY BE GOOD] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
04. Fascinating Rhythm [LADY BE GOOD] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
05. The Half of It, Dearie, Blues [LADY BE GOOD]
06. I'd Rather Charleston [LADY BE GOOD] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
07. Swiss Miss [LADY BE GOOD] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
08. Funny Face [FUNNY FACE] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
09. The Babbitt and the Bromide [FUNNY FACE] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
10. High Hat [FUNNY FACE]
11. My One and Only [FUNNY FACE]
12. Not My Girl
13. Louisiana
14. Puttin' On the Ritz [film, PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ]
15. Crazy Feet [film, HAPPY DAYS]
16. After You, Who? [THE GAY DIVORCE]
17. Night and Day [THE GAY DIVORCE]
18. Flying Down to Rio [film, FLYING DOWN TO RIO]
19. Music Makes Me [film, FLYING DOWN TO RIO]
Disc 2 (Top Hat, White Tie and Tails):
01. Top Hat, White Tie and Tails [film, TOP HAT]
02. A Fine Romance [film, SWING TIME]
03. You Worry Me
04. A Foggy Day [film, DAMSEL IN DISTRESS]
05. City of the Angels
06. My Eyes Adored You
07. Dance in the Old Fashioned Way
08. Isn't This a Lovely Day [film, TOP HAT]
09. I'm Building Up to an Awful Let Down
10. The Wailing of the Willow
11. It's Easy to Remember [film, MISSISSIPPI]
12. Not My Girl
13. I Love Everybody but You
14. One for My Baby [film, THE SKY'S THE LIMIT]
15. That Face
16. Something's Gotta Give [film, DADDY LONG LEGS]
17. I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man [film, BELLE OF NEW YORK]
18. Night and Day [THE GAY DIVORCE]
19. They All Laughed [film, SHALL WE DANCE?]
Disc 3 (Life Is Beautiful):
01. Cheek to Cheek [film, TOP HAT]
02. Life Is Beautiful
03. They Can't Take That Away from Me [film, SHALL WE DANCE?]
04. Attitude Dancing
05. Wonderful Baby
06. Session Sound Bites - Part One -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
07. A Couple of Song and Dance Men [film, BLUE SKIES]
08. Top Billing -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
09. Roxie [CHICAGO] -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
10. Spring, Spring, Spring [film, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS] -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
11. How Lucky Can You Get [film, FUNNY LADY] -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
12. Mr. Keyboard Man -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
13. In The Cool, Cool Cool of the Evening [film, HERE COMES THE GROOM] -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
14. I've a Shooting Box in Scotland [SEE AMERICA FIRST] -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
15. Sing [television, SESAME STREET] -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
16. Pick Yourself Up [film, SWING TIME] -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
17. Reprise: Top Billing -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
18. Session Sound Bites - Part Two
19. That's Entertainment [film, THE BAND WAGON]

THE FOLLOWING RELEASE HAS NOT YET BEEN REVIEWED BT THE SITE ADMINISTRATORS.

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Format
CD
Label
Palaeophonics 122
Released
2014-05
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# Tracks
17
Lists
3 collectors / 4 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl45637]
Format
LP
Label
Smithsonian / Columbia Special Products R-008/P 12471
Released
1977
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Performer
Cliff Edwards (61), George Gershwin (840), Phil Ohman (7)
Liner Notes
Edward Jablonski (48)
Notes
Gatefold album with bound-in booklet with extensive notes by Edward Jablonski on the show and production, including black & white photographs.
Lists
21 collectors / 3 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl2054]
SIDE 1:
1. Prologue: Fascinating Rhythm - George Gershwin, piano, & orchestra (1934 radio broadcast)
2. Hang on to Me - Fred and Adele Astaire with George Gershwin, piano (1926, English Columbia)
3. Fascinating Rhythm - Fred and Adele Astaire with George Gershwin, piano (1926, English Columbia)
4. So Am I - George Gershwin from a 1924 Duo Art piano roll
5. So Am I - Adele Astaire and George Vollaire with the Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heufel (1926, English Columbia)
6. Oh! Lady, Be Good - William Kent with the Empire Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jacques Heufel (1926, English Columbia)
SIDE 2:
1. Entr'acte: Fascinating Rhythm and So Am I - Carl Fenton's Orchestra featuring duo-pianists Victor Arden and Phil Ohman (1924, Brunswick)
2. Half Of It Dearie Blues - Fred Astaire (singing and dancing) with George Gershwin, piano (1926, English Columbia)
3. The Man I Love - George Gershwin, piano (1934, radio broadcast)
4. Insufficient Sweetie [Wells, Edwards] - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards (1924)
5. Reprise: Oh! Lady, Be Good - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards (1924)
6. Swiss Miss - Fred and Adele Astaire with George Gershwin, piano (1926, English Columbia)
7. I'd Rather Charlston - [from London]; Fred and Adele Astaire with George Gershwin, piano (1926, English Columbia)
Format
LP
Label
World Records SH 185
Released
1973
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Also Contains
Do-Do-Do / Clap Yo' Hands - 1927 Original London Cast
Someone to Watch Over Me / Maybe - 1927 Original London Cast
Tip-Toes - 1926 Original London cast
Performer
Buddy Lee (4), Claude Hulbert (6), Gertrude Lawrence (104)
# Tracks
14
Lists
9 collectors / 2 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl17325]
Side A
1. These Charming People
2. That Certain Feeling
3. It's A Great Little World
4. Looking For A Boy
5. When Do We Dance?
6. Nice Baby
7. Nightie-Night
Side B
1. Sweet And Low Down
2. Lady Be Good - Lady Be Good
3. Fascinating Rhythm - Lady Be Good
4. Someone To Watch Over Me - Oh Kay
5. Do-Do-Do - Oh Kay
6. Maybe - Oh Kay
7. Clap Yo' Hands - Oh Kay
Format
LP
Label
Monmouth Evergreen MES 7036
Released
1973
Audio
Duophonic
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Producer
Bill Borden (11)
Liner Notes
Peter Orchard (4)
Notes
Reissue of 78 RPM records made by the original London cast. Other early sides by Fred Astaire fill out the second side.
Lists
8 collectors / 1 wish list
Shortcode
[rl7917]
Side One: LADY BE GOOD
1. Fascinating Rhythm
2. Hang on to Me
3. Lady Be Good
4. I'd rather charleston
5. So Am I
6. Half of It Dearie Blues
7. Swiss Miss
Side Two: Songs by Fred Astaire
1. Not My girl
2. Louisiana
3. Puttin' on the Ritz
4. Crazy Feet
5. Night and Day
6. After You, Who?
7. Flying Down to rio
8. Music makes Me
Format
LP
Label
World Record Club SH 124
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Notes
Includes eight unrelated Fred Astaire singles.
# Tracks
15
Lists
24 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl11697]
Side One
1. Lady Be Good - William Kent
2. So Am I - Adele Astaire & George Vollaire
3. Fascinating Rhythm* - Fred & Adele Astaire
4. I'd Rather Charleston* - Fred & Adele Astaire
5. Hang On to Me* - Fred & Adele Astaire
6. Swiss Maid (Yodel Song) - Fred & Adele Astaire
7. Half of It Dearie Blues* - Fred Astaire
* George Gershwin on piano
Side Two
1. After You, Who? - Fred Astaire
2. Night and Day - Fred Astaire
3. Puttin' On the Ritz - Fred Astaire
4. Crazy Feet - Fred Astaire
5. Flying Down to Rio - Fred Astaire
6. Music Makes Me - Fred Astaire
7. Louisiana - Fred Astaire
8. Not My Girl - Fred Astaire

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