Jane Froman, Sonny Schuyler - Gems from "Of Thee I Sing" (1938)





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Gems from "Of Thee I Sing"
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Directed by Nathaniel Shilkret with the Victor Salon Group
Vocals by Jane Froman and Sonny Schuyler (aka Sunny Skylar)
Originally broadcast July 10, 1938

This is from a memorial broadcast honoring George Gershwin on the eve of the first anniversary of the composer's premature death on July 11, 1937. The broadcast starred Jane Froman, Felix Knight, Sonny Schuyler and the Victor Salon Group, conducted by Nathaniel Shilkret. The concert was later released on 78 rpm records.

"Of Thee I Sing" first opened on Broadway on December 26, 1931 and ran for 441 performances. The original cast included Victor Moore, William Gaxton, George Murphy, Lois Moran, June O'Dea, Dudley Clements, Grace Brinkley and Florenz Ames.

This recording is a medley of Gershwin tunes from the musical, which includes:
0:00 Wintergreen for President - Chorus
0:53 Who Cares? - Jane Froman
2:20 Of Thee I Sing - Sonny Schuyler
3:40 Love Is Sweeping The Country - Chorus


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