Jerome Kern

Two Kern Shows, Vol. 2

Selections from THE NIGHT BOAT & THE BUNCH AND JUDY

Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Anne Caldwell

CTS210P-1M TWO SHOWS BY JEROME KERN Vol. 2 music only...$15
Concert performance, music only. Piano accomp.

The Night Boat and The Bunch and Judy

The two Kern shows featured on this album were never published in their entirety. As with later Broadway cast albums, only the numbers considered likely to be hits were issued in sheet music, relegating the finales and ensembles to obscure library shelves and drawers. The numbers included here are fine examples of Kern's artistry, and were considered worthy of being heard again by Mr. Aceto, even though the full show is not available. The Night Boat and The Bunch and Judy were written by Anne Caldwell, who also provided lyrics for other Kern shows such as Stepping Stones. The Night Boat, premiering at the end of 1919, followed by only a few weeks Kern’s flop Zip Goes a Million. The Bunch and Judy's title was derived from its leading lady, Judy Jordan, and all the men seeking her hand in marriage. Written as a vehicle for Fred and Adele Astaire, the show was loaded, as you can imagine, with dancing.

THE NIGHT BOAT (1919)

1. Selections, arranged by Russell Bennett.......................................................... The Pianos
2. Bob White.................................................................................................. Bob and Hazel
3. Whose Baby Are You?..................................................................... Barbara and Freddie
4. Left All Alone Again Blues....................................................................................... Hazel
5. Good Night Boat (additional lyric by Frank Craven)...... Bob, Hazel, Barbara, Freddie
6. I'd Like A Lighthouse..................................................................... Barbara and Freddie
7. Don't You Want to Take Me?............................................................................. Ensemble
8. A Heart For Sale................................................................................... Barbara and Men
9. Rip Van Winkle and his Little Men...................................................................... Freddie
10. I Love The Lassies......................................................................... Captain Robert White

THE BUNCH AND JUDY (1922)

11. Selections, arranged by Adam Aceto............................................................. The Pianos
12. Pale Venetian Moon.............................................................................. Judy and Gerald
13. Peach Girl............................................................................................................... Gerald
14. Morning Glory........................................................................................... Judy and Men
15. Hot Dog...................................................................................................... Jack and Evie
16. Every Day in Every Way........................................................................ Judy and Gerald
17. Have You Forgotten Me? Blues........................................................... Judy and Gerald
18. How Do You Do, Katinka?.................................................................... Judy and Gerald

Cast

THE NIGHT BOAT
Hazel............................................................................... Barbara Scanlon
Barbara....................................................................... Kimberley Dolanski
Mrs. Maxim..................................................................... Elizabeth Hoard
Freddie................................................................................ David Troiano
Bob & Capt. Robert White....................................................... Ben Kazez

THE BUNCH AND JUDY
Judy................................................................................ Barbara Scanlon
Gerald................................................................................. David Troiano
Jack........................................................................................... Ben Kazez
Evie............................................................................. Kimberley Dolanski

CHORUS provided by the soloists

Adam Aceto & Patrick Johnson at the two pianos

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