The Astaire Story > Fred Astaire


Recording Details

Date
December 1952
Type
Audio / Stage Cast
Method
Studio
Language
English
Music
Irving Berlin (690), Con Conrad (36), George Gershwin (834), Jerome Kern (639), Cole Porter (913), Arthur Schwartz (244), Vincent Youmans (164)
Lyrics
Irving Berlin (690), Howard Dietz (191), Edward Eliscu (51), Dorothy Fields (368), Ira Gershwin (702), Oscar Hammerstein II (882), Otto Harbach (213), Gus Kahn (226), Herb Magidson (32), Jimmy McHugh (228), Cole Porter (913)
Producer
Norman Granz (74)
Engineer
Lowell Frank (4)
Liner Notes
Fred Astaire (335), Dan Morgenstern (17)
Performer
Fred Astaire (335)
Musician
Ray Brown (79) — Bass, Barney Kessel (43) — Guitar, Oscar Peterson (89) — Piano, Flip Phillips (10) — Tenox Saxophone, Charlie Shavers (29) — Trumpet, Alvin Stoller (18) — Drums
Shortcode
[r8454]

Releases (10)

Format
2-CD
Label
Polygram 835649
Released
1990-10-25
Country
US
Barcode
042283564923
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Package Design
Ellie Hughes, Tom Hughes
Mastering
Thomas Ruff (6)
Notes
This release does not include "The Astaire Blues" (Take 1) and "The Astaire Blues" (Take 2)
# Tracks
38
Length
2:15:55
Lists
13 collectors / 0 wish lists
History
5 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl11279]
Disc: 1
1. Isn't This a Lovely Day
song from Top Hat
(4:26)
2. Puttin' On the Ritz (2:51)
3. I Used to Be Color Blind
song from Carefree
(4:14)
4. The Continental
song from Gay Divorce
(3:28)
5. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
song from Shall We Dance
(4:36)
6. Change Partners
song from Carefree
(3:13)
7. 'S Wonderful
song from Funny Face
(2:56)
8. Lovely to Look at
song from Roberta
(3:26)
9. They All Laughed
song from Shall We Dance
(2:55)
10. Cheek to Cheek
song from Top Hat
(5:39)
11. Steppin' Out With My Baby
song from Easter Parade
(2:22)
12. The Way You Look Tonight
song from Swing Time
(2:57)
13. I've Got My Eyes on You (2:57)
14. Dancing in the Dark
song from The Band Wagon
(4:45)
15. The Carioca (4:48)
16. Nice Work If You Can Get It (2:07)
17. New Sun in the Sky
song from The Band Wagon
(2:27)
18. I Won't Dance
song from Three Sisters
(3:01)
19. (Ad Lib) Fast Dances (2:44)
Disc: 2
1. Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
song from Top Hat
(4:00)
2. No Strings
song from Top Hat
(2:54)
3. I Concentrate on You (2:43)
4. I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
song from Follow the Fleet
(2:54)
5. A Fine Romance
song from Swing Time
(3:43)
6. Night and Day
song from Gay Divorce
(5:22)
7. Fascinating Rhythm
song from Lady, Be Good!
(2:41)
8. I Love Louisa
song from The Band Wagon
(2:40)
9. (Ad Lib) Slow Dances (2:55)
10. (Ad Lib) Medium Dance (2:01)
11. They Can't Take That Away From Me
song from Shall We Dance
(4:22)
12. You're Easy to Dance With
song from Holiday Inn
(3:22)
13. A Needle in a Haystack
song from Gay Divorce
(2:22)
14. So Near and Yet So Far (3:18)
15. A Foggy Day (4:00)
16. Oh, Lady Be Good
song from Lady, Be Good!
(5:01)
17. I'm Building Up To An Awful Letdown (Astaire/Mercer) (3:59)
18. Not My Girl (Astaire/Phillips/Carter) (3:37)
19. Jam Session (Instrumental) (6:34)
Title
Fred Astaire - Jazz Time
Format
2-CD
Label
Proper PVCD124
Released
2003
Barcode
805520051248
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Notes
This release includes "The Astaire Blues" 1 & 2 and combines "Slow Dances" & "Medium Dances" into one track.
# Tracks
39
Lists
2 collectors / 1 wish list
Shortcode
[rl11281]

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Format
CD
Label
Verve/PolyGram 523006
Released
1994-06-21
Country
US
Barcode
731452300621
Audio
Mono
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# Tracks
17
Lists
3 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl41685]
1. Steppin` Out With My Baby
2. Let`s Call The Whole Thing Off
3. Top Hat, White Tie, And Tails
4. They Can`t Take That Away From Me
5. Dancing In The Dark
6. `S Wonderful
7. The Way You Look Tonight
8. They All Laughed
9. I Concentrate On You
10. Night And Day
11. A Fine Romance
12. Nice Work If You Can Get It
13. The Continental
14. I Won`t Dance
15. You`re Easy To Dance With
16. Change Partners
17. Cheek To Cheek
Title
The Irving Berlin Songbook
Format
CD
Label
Polygram 829172
Released
1991-02-05
Barcode
042282917225
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Liner Notes
Dan Morgenstern (17)
Producer
Richard Seidel (25)
# Tracks
10
Lists
9 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl9516]
1. Puttin' On The Ritz
2. Isn't This A Lovely Day
3. No Strings
4. Change Partners
5. I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
6. Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
7. You're Easy To Dance With
8. Steppin' Out With My Baby
9. I Used To Be Color Blink
10. Cheek To Cheek
Format
3-LP
Label
DRG DARC-3-1102
Released
1978
Notes
This release adds "The Astaire Blues" (Take 1) and "The Astaire Blues" (Take 2) to the original Mercury edition.
Lists
9 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl11277]
Format
4-LP
Label
Mercury MG C-1001/4
Released
1953
Notes
Limited edition of 1384 hand numbered copies. Included a large cloth bound booklet.
Lists
1 collector / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl11301]
Title
The Astaire Story #4
Format
LP
Label
Mercury MG C-1004 #4
Released
1953
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Lists
2 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl11300]
Title
The Astaire Story #3
Format
LP
Label
Mercury MG C-1003 #3
Released
1953
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Lists
2 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl11299]
Title
The Astaire Story #2
Format
LP
Label
Mercury MG C-1002 #2
Released
1953
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Lists
2 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl11298]
Title
The Astaire Story #1
Format
LP
Label
Mercury MG C-1001 #1
Released
1953
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Lists
2 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl11297]

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