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The Music of Harold Arlen: 1955 Walden Sessions


Download links and information about The Music of Harold Arlen: 1955 Walden Sessions by Harold Arlen. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 24 tracks with total duration of 01:16:02 minutes.

Artist: Harold Arlen
Release date: 1998
Genre: Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 24
Duration: 01:16:02
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No. Title Length
1. I Love a New Yorker (featuring (Unknown Artist), Louise Carlyle) 2:57
2. My Shining Hour (From "the Sky's the Limit") (featuring (Unknown Artist), Warren Galjour) 3:29
3. Come Rain or Come Shine (From "St. Louis Woman") (featuring (Unknown Artist), Louise Carlyle) 2:59
4. Let's Take a Walk Around the Block (From "Life Begins at 8:40") (featuring (Unknown Artist), Louise Carlyle) 3:35
5. I Wonder What Became of Me (From "St. Louis Woman") (featuring (Unknown Artist), Miriam Burton) 2:54
6. I'm Gonna Leave off Wearin' My Shoes (From "House of Flowers") (featuring (Unknown Artist), June Ericson) 3:41
7. I Had Myself a True Love (From "St. Louis Woman") (featuring (Unknown Artist), June Ericson) 3:56
8. Fun to Be Fooled (From "Life Begins at 8:40") (featuring (Unknown Artist)) 3:08
9. Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe (From "Cabin in the Sky") (featuring (Unknown Artist), Louise Carlyle) 2:44
10. Halloween (featuring (Unknown Artist)) 3:16
11. Right as the Rain (From "Bloomer Girl") (featuring (Unknown Artist), Louise Carlyle) 2:33
12. One for My Baby (From "the Sky's the Limit") (featuring Peter Matz, Louise Carlyle) 3:41
13. Hit the Road to Dreamland (featuring (Unknown Artist)) 2:28
14. Moanin' in the Mornin' (From "Hooray for What?") (featuring (Unknown Artist)) 3:37
15. Minuet 3:25
16. You're the Cure for What Ails Me (featuring (Unknown Artist)) 3:09
17. It's a New World 3:34
18. Buds Won't Bud (From "Hooray for What?") (featuring (Unknown Artist)) 4:24
19. I Never Has Seen Snow (From "House of Flowers") 3:41
20. Evelina (From "Bloomer Girl") 2:59
21. Last Night When We Were Young 3:13
22. T'Morra', T'Morra' (featuring (Unknown Artist)) 3:11
23. House of Flowers Waltz 1:03
24. Hooray for Love? (From "Hooray for What?") (featuring (Unknown Artist)) 2:25



This CD combines the contents of two albums released by Walden Records in 1955, The Music of Harold Arlen, Vol. 1 (Walden 306), featuring performances by Arlen himself, singing his songs and accompanying himself on piano (tracks 13-24 here), and The Music of Harold Arlen, Vol. 2 (Walden 307), on which Arlen's songs were performed by the vocalists Miriam Burton, Louise Carlyle, June Ericson, Warren Galjour, and Bob Shaver (tracks 1-12 here). Walden, founded by Edward Jablonski (who went on to become Arlen's biographer), was devoted to recording lesser-known songs written by major songwriters like Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, and Arthur Schwartz. The songs were performed in what was a contemporary style of the early '50s, small-band jazz arrangements tending toward piano/bass/drums trios, with the occasional addition of a guitar or a reed instrument; the biggest ensembles heard here are octets with a few strings added to the mix. Those arrangements were done by the estimable Peter Matz. Jablonski seems to have felt that he had no need to call attention to established Arlen standards like "Stormy Weather" or "Blues in the Night," while he was interested in giving greater exposure to, for example, "Halloween" and "I Love a New Yorker," both from the 1950 film My Blue Heaven. Among the guest vocalists, Miriam Burton was just then appearing in Arlen's Broadway musical House of Flowers, although she was not assigned any of the songs from the show. She and the others perform effectively. Arlen, making his first recordings as a vocalist in many years, proves an excellent singer with a supple tenor capable of bringing out the nuances of lyrics by his collaborators including Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg, and Johnny Mercer, when he isn't displaying his piano capability on the instrumentals "Minuet" and "House of Flowers Waltz."