Stars of the Silver Screen: Let's Face The Music And Dance
Welcome to a 3 CD collection packed with highlights from the golden era of cinema and song – a musical journey laced with laughter, gaiety and the sweetest nostalgia.
From the start of the Depression through a ghastly world war, into the austere post-war years and the brave new world of the 1950s, much of the best in music and dance came from the dream factory of Hollywood itself, in the form of a ceaseless stream of feel-good movies filled with fabulous songs, dazzling dance routines and unforgettable personalities. But, when Irving Berlin wrote Let’s Face The Music And Dance for the film ‘Follow The Fleet’ in 1938, he wasn’t just composing an elegant tune for Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to dance to. He was passing comment on the inexhaustible capacity of music and dance to provide escape and diversion at the very time war clouds were gathering over Europe.
72 classic tracks from stage and the silver screen, including; Moonlight Becomes You - Bing Crosby; For Me And My Gal - Gene Kelly & Judy Garland; The Way You Look Tonight - Fred Astaire; Louise - Maurice Chevalier; It’s Magic - Doris Day; Well, Did You Evah? - Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby; Make ‘Em Laugh - Donald O’Connor; I Had A Hat When I Came In - Dan Daily and The Andrew Sisters; Makin’ Whoopee - Eddie Cantor; Yankee Doodle Boy - James Cagney; Something’s Gotta Give - Sammy Davis Jnr; I Wanna Be A Dancin’ Man - Fred Astiare; Singin’ In The Rain - Gene Kelly; Cheek To Cheek - Ginger Rogers; Keep A Song In Your Soul - Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson; By The Light Of The Silvery Moon – Jane Powell; Lobby Number – Danny Kaye; Inka Dinka Doo – Jimmy Durante; Moses – Gene Kelly & Donald O’Connor; A Couple Of Swells – Fred Astaire & Judy Garland; I Wish I Were In Love Again – Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland; Yankee Doodle Boy – James Cagney; A Cup Of Coffee, A Sandwich And You – Jack Buchanan & Gertrude Lawrence; Ballin’ The Jack – Danny Kaye; Got A Bran’ New Suit – Elanor Powell; You Say The Sweetest Things – Alice Faye with John Payne, Jack Okie and Chorus, and many, many more...