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Alexander's Ragtime Band

Alexander's Ragtime Band

Screen Archives Entertainment (SAE-CSR-007)

Release Date: November 2002

Format: CD

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Track Listing

1. THE FORMATIVE YEARS: Main Title / Nob Hill Concert 1:26
2. Dirty Eddie's 1:58
3. "Alexander's Ragtime Band" 1:50
4. "My Ragtime Violin" 1:04
5. "In My Harem" 1:34
6. "He's A Rag Picker" 1:20
7. "The International 0:50
8. "Everybody's Doin' It Now 1:53
9. NOW IT CAN BE TOLD: Cliff House Announcement/Charlie's New Song ( 1:55
10. The Band Picks it Up 1:12
11. The Cliff House / Stella's Performance 2:12
12. Love Scene 2:08
13. SUCCESS FOR STELLA: "When I Lost You" 0:33
14. "This is the Life" 1:32
15. "When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam" 0:54
16. Dressing Room Showdown 2:29
17. ALEXANDER'S WARTIME BAND: "It's Your Country" 0:32
18. "Assembly" / "At the YMCA" 1:06
19. "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning" 1:47
20. "We're On Our Way to France" 1:20
21. Great War Montage 0:56
22. POST-WAR ARRANGEMENTS: "Say It With Music" 0:48
23. "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody" 1:03
24. "Lazy" 0:45
25. "Some Sunny Day" 1:33
26. "Blue Skies" 1:01
27. "Blue Skies" Encore 1:14
28. EUROPEAN SKYROCKET / STELLA'S SPIRAL: "Pak Up Your Sins and Go to the Devil" 1:31
29. "What'll I Do?" 1:13
30. "My Walking Stick" 2:33
31. "Remember" 1:10
32. "Everybody Step" / "All Alone" 1:49
33. "Marching Along with Time" 2:23
34. Charlie and Alex Reunited 0:13
35. CARNEGIE HALL: Orchestra Tunes Up 0:27
36. Overture / "Marie" 1:41
37. "Slumming on Park Avenue" 0:44
38. "Cheek to Cheek" 0:36
39. "Some Sunny Day" 1:39
40. "Easter Parade" 1:21
41. "Now It Can Be 2:01
42. "Heat Wave" 2:47
43. "Alexander's Ragtime Band" 2:31
44. End Title / End Cast 0:42
45. Coda 0:21
46. EXIT MUSIC: "Remember" 2:37
47. "Let Yourself Go" 2:43
48. "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" 2:46
  Total Album Time: 70:43

From the Manufacturer

Alexander's Ragtime Band offers a star-studded cast (Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, and Ethel Merman) in a sumptuous showcase for 29 fantastic Irving Berlin tunes, including the title song, "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody," "Blue Skies," and "Pack Up Your Sins and Go to the Devil."

The music begins rolling in San Francisco, where classically trained violinist Roger Grant (Tyrone Power) flouts his aristocratic family conventions to take up ragtime. He starts a band with composer Charlie Dwyer (Don Ameche) and singer Stella Kirby (Alice Faye). Over the next 30 years, two members of this triangle fall in love, a different two get married, one goes away to war, and the band breaks up and gets back together again. The lead role is based on the lives of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Paul Whiteman. Director Henry King's Alexander's Ragtime Band was one of the first and is still one of the best "let's put on a show" films of all time. Love, loyalty, fame, jealousy, duty, honor, and country all play alongside each other as the spectacular cast bursts through this breathtaking showbiz epic.

Academy Award for best musical direction went to Alfred Newman.

DELUXE 36 PAGE COLOR BOOKLET. Historical notes by Michael Feinstein, David Raksin and Ray Faiola.

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