Recommended Materials


CAPITOL SINGS HAROLD ARLEN: OVER THE RAINBOW

Part of the Capitol Sings series recorded between 1942 and 1968. Performers include Nat King Cole, Liza Minnelli, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, June Christy and Margaret Whiting.
Capitol/EMI Records # 29387, 1995.


ELLA FITZGERALD SINGS THE HAROLD ARLEN SONGBOOK

Recorded at Capitol Records and Radio Records in Hollywood, California between 1960 and 1961. Ella Fitzgerald performs with Billy May, Ted Nash, Benny Carter, Chuck Gentry and Don Fagerquist. Originally released on Verve # 4046.
Remastered and rereleased Verve # 589 108, 2001.


THE WIZARD OF OZ: SELECTIONS FROM THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

Original Motion Picture cast recording, recorded September 30, 1938 and July 9, 1939 in California.
Kid Rhino # 72755, 1997.


A HAROLD ARLEN SONGBOOK

Various artists including Mel Torme with George Shearing, Rosemary Clooney, Scott Hamilton, Marlena Shaw and Ernestine Anderson.
St. Clair # 4518, 1997.


THE SONGS OF HAROLD ARLEN: BIG BANDS ON RADIO 1933-53

Collection of Arlen songs performed over radio broadcasts during 1933 and 1953. Performers include Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Glen Miller, Jack Teagarden, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Les Brown.
Reflections # 8103, 2000.


AMERICA’S GREAT SING(S: THE MUSIC OF HAROLD ARLEN

Performers include Judy Garland, Art Tatum, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Ethel Waters, Groucho Marx, Red Nichols and Cab Calloway. Also, Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer performing “Blues In The Night” and “That Old Black Magic”. All tracks recorded between 1931 through 1956 for radio broadcasts.
Reflections # 8102, 2000.


KENNY DREW PLAYS THE MUSIC OF HARRY WARREN AND HAROLD ARLEN

Includes “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby”, “Jeepers Creepers”.
JVC # VICJ-60689.


THE WIZARD OF OZ

Grammy Nominated album, recorded in 1998 with Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt, Jessica Grove and Ken Page. Includes a previously unrecorded “Jitterbug”.
TVT # 1020, 1998.


OSCAR PETERSON PLAYS THE HAROLD ARLEN SONGBOOK

Oscar Peterson with Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Ed Thigpen and produced by Norma Granz. Songs include "Accentuate the Positive”, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”, “I’ve Got the World On a String” and “That Old Black Magic”.
Verve # 589 103, 2001.


THE MUSIC OF HAROLD ARLEN: THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939 RADIO PREVIEW VOL, 1

Guest Artists include Judy Garland and E.Y. Harburg.
Reflections # 8108, 2000.


ST. LOUIS WOMAN - 1998 New York Cast Recording

Mercury # 538 148, 1998.


SARATOGA - Original Broadway Cast Recording

Recorded December 13, 1959, New York.
RCA Victor # 63-690.


BLOOMER GIRL - Original Cast Recording

Decca # 013 561, 1944.


JAMAICA - Original 1957 Broadway Cast Recording

BMG/RCA Victor, 1995.