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Show Boat (53)
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Jerome Kern (639)
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Oscar Hammerstein II (881)
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Recording Details

Date
1928
Type
Audio / Stage Cast
Language
English
Location
England / London
Lyrics
P.G. Wodehouse (63)
Conductor
Herman Finck (29)
Performer
Marie Burke (5), Mississippi Chorus, Edith Day (17), Paul Robeson (48), Howett Worster (8)
Shortcode
[r2475]

Releases (6)

Format
CD
Label
Pearl 9105
Released
1994-07-26
Barcode
0727031910527
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Also Contains
Lido Lady - 1926 Original London Cast
Sunny - 1926 Original London Cast
# Tracks
23
Lists
46 collectors / 2 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl4632]
1. Vocal Gems
2. Make Believe
3. Ol' Man River
4. Ol' Man River
5. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
6. You Are Love
7. Why Do I Love You?
8. Bill
9. Dance Away the Night
10. Sunny
song from Sunny
11. Who?
song from Sunny
12. Let's Say Good Night Till The Morning
song from Sunny
13. D'Ye Love Me?
song from Sunny
14. I've Looked For Trouble
song from Sunny
15. Two Little Bluebirds
song from Sunny
16. When We Get Our Divorce
song from Sunny
17. I Might Grow Fond Of You
song from Sunny
18. A Tiny Flat Near Soho Square
song from Lido Lady
19. But Not Today
song from Lido Lady
20. It All Depends On You
song from Big Boy
21. Here In Your Arms
song from Lido Lady
22. Try Again Tomorrow
song from Lido Lady
23. Atlantic Blues
song from Lido Lady
Format
CD
Label
Hallmark
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Lists
2 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl27842]
1. Cotton Blossom -- Mississippi Chorus 0:43
2. Make Believe -- Edith Day 3:28
3. Ol' Man River -- Paul Robeson 3:51
4. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man -- Marie Burke 3:56
5. Queenie's Bally-Hoo -- Mississippi Chorus 1:20
6. You Are Love -- Edith Day 3:23
7. Why Do I Love You? -- Edith Day 3:32
8. In Dahomey Mississippi -- Chorus 3:09
9. Bill -- Marie Burke 3:43
10. Dance The Night Away -- Edith Day 3:06
11. Sunny -- Jack Hobbs 2:43
12. Who? -- Binnie Hale 2:45
13. Let's Say Goodnight Till The Morning -- Jack Buchanan 3:27
14. D'ye Love Me? -- Binnie Hale 2:57
15. I've Looked For Trouble -- Jack Buchanan 2:23
16. Two Little Bluebirds -- Elsie Randolph 2:40
17. When We Get Our Divorce -- Binnie Hale 2:07
18. I Might Grow Fond Of You -- Elsie Randolph 2:21
Format
CD
Label
Prism PLATCD 733
Released
2002-06-05
Barcode
5014293673327
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Also Contains
Show Boat - 1946 Broadway Cast
Lists
30 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl2388]
1. Overture - The Orchestra
2. Cotton Blossom - Chorus
3. Make Believe - Jan Clayton, Charles Fredericks
4. Ol' Man River - Male Chorus, Kenneth Spencer
5. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - Carol Bruce, , Helen Dowdy, Kenneth Spencer, Chorus
6. Life Upon the Wicked Stage - Colette Lyons
7. You Are Love - Jan Clayton, , Charles Fredericks
8. Why Do I Love You? - Jan Clayton, Charles Fredericks, Chorus
9. Bill - Carol Bruce
10. Nobody Else but Me - Jan Clayton, Chorus
11. Cotton Blossom - Chorus
12. Make Believe - Edith Day,
13. Ol' Man River - Male Chorus, Paul Robeson
14. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - Marie Burke, , Chorus
15. Queenie's Ballyhoo - Chorus
16. You Are Love - Edith Day,
17. Why Do I Love You? - Edith Day, , Chorus
18. In Dahomey - Chorus
19. Bill - Marie Burke
20. Dance Away the Night - Edith Day, Chorus
21. I Still Suits Me - Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch
Format
LP
Label
World Record Club SH-240
Released
1976
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Also Contains
Sunny - 1926 Original London Cast
Notes
First commercial release of Paul Robeson's 1928 London recording of "Ol' Man River" along with "In Dahomey" by the Mississippi Chorus. A two-sided Orchestral medley was not included on this LP, and a medley of Vocal Gems by The Mississippi Chorus was edited to provide the tracks "Cotton Blossom" and "Queenie's Bally-hoo."
# Tracks
18
Lists
11 collectors / 1 wish list
Shortcode
[rl2124]
Side A:
1. Cotton Blossom
2. Make Believe
3. Ol' Man River
4. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
5. Queenie's Bally-hoo
6. You Are Love
7. Why Do I Love You?
8. In Dahomey
9. Bill
Side B:
1. Dance Away the Night
2. Sunny
3. Who?
4. Let's Say Goodnight Till the Morning
5. D'ye Love Me?
6. I've Looked for Trouble
7. Two Little Bluebirds
8. When We Get Our Divorce
9. I Might Grow Fond of You
Format
5-78
Label
Columbia/EMI (British) 9426/27/28/29/30
Released
1928
Performer
Norris Smith
Notes
These five (12-inch) 78's made up the original London cast recording of SHOW BOAT. A 6th record of Paul Robeson singing "Ol' Man River" backed by The Mississippi Chorus singing "In Dahomey" was recorded, but not issued because of Robeson's competing recording for U.S. Victor. Instead, the original releae used understudy Norris Smith's recording of "Ol' Man River" backed ny a medley of vocal gems by The Mississippi Chorus.

In 1976 EMI assembled the un-released versions of "Ol' Man River" and "In Dahomey" along with records 9427, 9428 an 9429 and portions of the vocal gems from the B side of 9426 as the "original London cast recording" of SHOW BOAT. Their release did not include Norris Smith's performance "Ol' Man River." (It is also the source of Prism's CD.) The 2-sided orchestral medley was not included.
# Tracks
10
Lists
5 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl22638]
9426:
1. Ol' Man River (Norris Smith)
2. Vocal Gems (The Mississippi Chorus)
9427:
1. Bill (Marie Burke)
2. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Marie Burke)
9428:
1. Make Believe (Edith Day & Howett Worster)
2. Why Do I Love You (Edith Day & Hewett Worster)
9429:
1. Dance Away the Night (Edith Day & Chorus)
2. You Are Love (Edith Day & Hewett Worster)
9430
1. Selection - Part One (Drury Lane Theatre Orchestra)
2. Selection - Part Two (Drury Lane Theatre Orchestra)
Format
LP
Label
Monmourh Evergreen MES/7058
Audio
Mono
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Also Contains
Rio Rita - 1930 Original Cast Members
Rose Marie - 1925 Original London Cast
Lists
5 collectors / 1 wish list
Shortcode
[rl29786]
Side A
1. Rio Rita
2. The Rangers Song
3. If You're In Love You'll Waltz
4. Following The Sun Around
5. The Kinkajou
6. You're Always In My Arms
7. I'd Rather Have A Memory Of You
Side B
1. Pretty Things
2. Door Of My Dreams
3. Indian Love Call
4. Make Believe
5. You Are Love
6. Dance Away The NIght
7. Why Do I Love You

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