Marching Along With Time – Songs by Irving Berlin, 1935-1945...

Jan 31, 2013 by

The decade from 1935-1945 was a particularly fertile one for Berlin, with his three scores for the Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers film series (Top Hat, Follow the Fleet and Carefree), a fourth for Astaire with Holiday Inn (also starring Bing Crosby), and lesser-known pictures, On the Avenue, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, and Second Fiddle.  On Broadway Berlin contributed two shows, Louisiana Purchase and his World War II Army show, This Is the Army, which later toured the world. The first act of Marching Along With Time covers the second half of the 1930s and Berlin’s great film scores.  Let’s Go Slumming was one of the big production numbers from On the Avenue (1937), sung by Alice Faye and the Ritz Brothers in a satire of New York upper crusts who went “slumming” in the...

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