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WELCOME TO BROADWAY MEMORIES: MUSIC AND THE STARS


SHOW FOR WEEK OF 11/16/05: THE MUSIC Of ARTHUR SCHWARTZ AND HOWARD DIETZ

The following is from the Wikipedia, the online encylopedia

Arthur Schwartz (1900-1984)
Howard Dietz(1896-1983)


Arthur Schwartz
(November 25, 1900 - September 3, 1984) was an Jewish-American composer of popular music. Schwartz supported legal studies at New York University and postgraduate studies at Columbia University by playing piano before seeing the error of his ways and concentrating his talents on Vaudeville, Broadway and Hollywood. His son, Jonathan Schwartz, is a popular radio personality.
Songs
" After All You're All I'm After" (words Edward Heyman) 1933
" Alone Too Long" (words Dorothy Fields). Introduced by Shirley Booth and Wilbur Evans in the 1954 musical By The Beautiful Sea
'Dancing In The Dark" (words Howard Dietz) Introduced by John Barker in the 1931 revue The Band Wagon.
" A Gal In Calico" (words Leo Robin) Introduced in the 1946 film The Time, The Place and The Girl by Jack Carson, Martha Vickers and Dennis Morgan.
" Got A Bran' New Suit" (words Howard Dietz) Introduced by Ethel Waters in the 1935 revue At Home Abroad
" Hoops" (words Howard Dietz). Introduced in the 1931 revue The Band Wagon by Fred and Adele Astaire
" I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan" (words Howard Dietz). Introduced by Clifton Webb in the 1929 revue The Little Show.
" I Love Louisa" (words byHoward Dietz). Introduced by Fred and Adele Astaire in the 1931 revue The Band Wagon
" I See Your Face Before Me" (words by Howard Dietz). Introduced by Jack Buchanan, Evelyn Laye and Adele Dixon in the 1937 musical Between The Devil
" I'm Riding For A Fall" (words Frank Loesser). Introduced by Dennis Morgan and Joan Leslie in the 1943 film Thank Your Lucky Stars
" Louisiana Hayride" (words Howard Dietz). Introduced by Tamara Geva, Clifton Webb and ensemble in the 1932 revue Flying Colors
" Love Is A Dancing Thing" (words Howard Dietz) from the 1935 revue At Home Abroad
" A Rainy Night In Rio" (words Leo Robin). Introduced in the 1946 film The Time, The Place and The Girl by Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Janis Paige and Martha Vickers
" Then I'll Be Tired Of You" (words E. Y. Harburg) (1934). Recorded by Fats Waller.
" They're Either Too Young Or Too Old" (words Frank Loesser). Introduced by Bette Davis in the 1943 film Thank Your Lucky Stars.
" You And The Night And The Music" (words Howard Dietz) from the musical Revenge With Music.

 

Howard Dietz (September 8, 1896 - July 30, 1983) was an Jewish-American lyric writer and librettist. He was born in New York City and studied journalism at Columbia University. He began a long association with Arthur Schwartz when they teamed up for the Broadway revue The Little Show in 1929. Dietz served in the US Navy in World War 2. He died in New York City of Parkinson's Disease.

Broadway credits
Dear Sir - 1924 (music by Jerome Kern)
Merry-Go-Round - 1927 (music by Henry Souvaine and Jay Gorney)
The Little Show - 1929 (music by Schwartz)
The Second Little Show - 1930 (music by Schwartz)
Three's A Crowd - 1930 (music by Schwartz)
The Band Wagon - 1931 (music by Schwartz)
Flying Colors - 1932 (music by Schwartz)
Revenge With Music - 1934 (music by Schwartz)
At Home Abroad - 1935 (music by Schwartz)
Between The Devil - 1937 (music by Schwartz)
Keep Off The Grass - 1940 (Dietz contributed three songs with music by Jimmy McHugh)
Jackpot - 1944 (music by Vernon Duke)
Sadie Thompson - 1944 (music by Duke)
Inside USA - 1948 (music by Schwartz)
The Gay Life - 1961 (music by Schwartz)
Jennie - 1963 (music by Schwartz)

London credits
Here Comes The Bride - 1930 (music by Schwartz)

Songs
" All The King's Horses" (w.m. Alec Wilder, Edward Brandt & Howard Dietz). Introduced in the revue Three's A Crowd by Margaret Lee.
" Alone Together" (music by Schwartz). Introduced in the revue Flying Colors by Jean Sargent.
" Blue Grass" (music by Schwartz). From the musical Inside USA
" By Myself" (music by Schwartz). Introduced by Jack Buchanan in the musical Between The Devil
'Dancing In The Dark" (music by Schwartz) Introduced by John Barker in the 1931 revue The Band Wagon.
" The Dickey-Bird Song" (music by Sammy Fain). Introduced in the 1948 film Three Daring Daughters by Jeanette MacDonald, Jane Powell, Jean Garbo dubbing for Eleanor Donahue and Pat Hyatt dubbing for Ann Todd.
" First Prize At The Fair" (music by Schwartz). From the musical Inside USA.
" A Fugitive From Esquire" (music by Jimmy McHugh). Introduced by Jimmy Durante in the musical Keep Off The Grass
" Get Yourself A Geisha" (music by Schwartz). From the musical revue At Home Abroad
" Got A Bran' New Suit" (music by Schwartz) Introduced by Ethel Waters in the 1935 revue At Home Abroad
" Haunted Heart" (music by Schwartz). Introduced by John Tyers in the revue Inside USA
" Hoops" (music by Schwartz) Introduced in the 1931 revue The Band Wagon by Fred and Adele Astaire
" I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan" (music by Schwartz) Introduced by Clifton Webb in the 1929 revue The Little Show.
" I Love Louisa" (music by Schwartz) Introduced by Fred and Adele Astaire in the 1931 revue The Band Wagon
" I See Your Face Before Me" (music by Schwartz) Introduced by Jack Buchanan, Evelyn Laye and Adele Dixon in the 1937 musical Between The Devil
" Louisiana Hayride" (music by Schwartz) Introduced by Tamara Geva, Clifton Webb and ensemble in the 1932 revue Flying Colors
" The Love I Long For" (music Vernon Duke). Introduced by June Havoc and James Newill in the musical Sadie Thompson
" Love Is A Dancing Thing" (music by Schwartz) from the 1935 revue At Home Abroad
" Moanin' Low" (music by Ralph Rainger). Introduced by Libby Holman in the revue The Little Show
" Rhode Island Is Famous For You" (music Schwartz) from the revue Inside USA
" That's Entertainment" (music by Schwartz). Introduced by Jack Buchanan, Nanette Fabray, Oscar Levant and Fred Astaire in the 1953 film The Band Wagon
" You And The Night And The Music" (music by Schwartz) from the musical Revenge With Music.


 

 

 

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