Look up artist Berlin, Irving


Name: Berlin, Irving
Born: May 11, 1888 (Mohilev, Russia)
Died: Sep 22, 1989 (NYC)
Note: Born "Yisroel/ Israel/ Isadore Baline" / See Gottlieb 236

Songs written or composed


Title: Alexander's Ragtime Band -- אַלעקסאַנדערס ראַגטים באַנד
Author: Berlin, Irving
Composer: Berlin, Irving

Recordings:


On album: A-027(b) (Bruce Adler An Evening At The Yiddish Theatre -Act II-)
Track ID: 26503
Author Picon, Molly -- פּיקאָן, מאָלי
Composer Berlin, Irving
Artist Adler, Bruce
Artist Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
First line: Oy her zikh tsi (2), tsu aleksander mit zayn polk,
First line (Yiddish):אָױ, הער זיך צי (2), צו אַלעקסאַנדער מיט זײַן פּאָלק,
Track comment: with Der Rebe Elimelekh
Language: Yiddish

On album: R-016(g) (A..Caravan..Stars Featuring Seymour Rechtzeit & Molly Picon)
Track ID: 23639
Vocal Rechtzeit, Seymour -- רעכצײַט, סימאָר
Yiddish Adaption Kressyn, Miriam -- קרעסן, מיריאַם
Vocal Picon, Molly -- פּיקאָן, מאָלי
Piano Ellstein, Abe -- עלשטײַן, אײב
First line: Kumt ale, her, kumt ale, her, s'iz alexanders ragtime band,
First line:קומט אלע, הער, קומט אלע, הער, ס'איז אַלעקסאַנדערס ראַגטים באַנד,
Track comment: with the Barry Sisters - fragment of "I Love A Parade"
Language: Yiddish/English

Title: What Am I Gonna Do
Author: Berlin, Irving
Composer: Berlin, Irving
Genre: Vaudeville/Pop
Subject: Friars' Club/Speech/Honor/Thanks

Recording:


On album: F-045(a)2 (From Avenue A To The Great White Way/ Yiddish & American Popular Songs/ Disk 2)
Track ID: 28535
Vocal Berlin, Irving
First line: Friar Abbot, brother friars, ladies and gents, don't expect too much of me,
Track comment: Originally recorded Jan 24, 1914, Columbia Personal Recording/ unknown pianist
Language: English
Style: Humorous/Rag
Length: 03:26

Title: Blue Skies
Author: Berlin, Irving
Composer: Berlin, Irving
Genre: Pop
Subject: Hope/Optimism/Sky/Sun
Additional song notes: See Gottlieb, p. 44 for relationship of melody to "Der Rebe Hot Geheysn Freylekh Zayn"

Recording:


On album: G-057(c) (Funny It Doesn't Sound Jewish/ Compilation by Jack Gottlieb accompaning book with same title.)
Track ID: 31660
Orchestra Leader Shaw, Artie
Artist: Artie Shaw Orchestra
Style: Instrumental/Swing
Length: 1:32

Title: The Song Is Ended
Author: Berlin, Irving
Composer: Berlin, Irving
Genre: Pop
Subject: Song/Melody/Romance
Additional song notes: See Gottlieb, p 79-80 for relationship to "Der Morgn Shtern"

Recording:


On album: G-057(c) (Funny It Doesn't Sound Jewish/ Compilation by Jack Gottlieb accompaning book with same title.)
Track ID: 31672
Vocal Kanawa, Kiri Te
Artist: Abbey Road Ensemble
Arranger/Conductor Tunick, Jonathan
First line: The song is ended, but the melody lingers on,
Language: English
Style: Cabaret/Orchestral Accompaniment
Length: 1:26

Title: Yiddle On Your Fiddle Play Some Ragtime
Author: Berlin, Irving
Composer: Berlin, Irving
Genre: Novelty/Vaudeville/Dialect/Humorous
Subject: Music/Song/Ragtime/Wedding/Fiddle/Food/
Additional song notes: See Heskes Page 50

Related information in folder 577:

Recording:


On album: G-057(c) (Funny It Doesn't Sound Jewish/ Compilation by Jack Gottlieb accompaning book with same title.)
Track ID: 31677
Vocal Whelen, Albert
First line: Everyvon vas singing dancing shpringing at the vedding…
Language: Yinglish
Style: Accented/Orchestral Accompaniment
Length: 1:15

Title: Steppin Out With My Baby
Author: Berlin, Irving
Composer: Berlin, Irving
Genre: Film Sountrack
Subject: Dance/Celebration/Date
Additional song notes: From the film "Easter Parade". See Gottlieb 164 for relationship between "Haynt Iz Purim", "Steppin Out With My Baby" and "Puttin On The Ritz"

Recording:


On album: G-057(c) (Funny It Doesn't Sound Jewish/ Compilation by Jack Gottlieb accompaning book with same title.)
Track ID: 31696
First line: I'm steppin out with ma baby, can't go wrong, cause I'm right,
Language: English
Style: Swing/Dance/Orchestral Accompaniment
Length: 0:46

Title: Cohen Owes Me Ninety Seven Dollars
Author: Berlin, Irving
Genre: Vaudeville/Novelty/Humorous/Race
Subject: Debt/Collection/Sickness/Recovery/Merchant/Money/Chicanery
Additional song notes: Referred to in Gottlieb p. 197

Recording:


On album: J-035(a) (Jewface)
Track ID: 33539
Vocal Bernard, Rhoda
First line: Old man Rosenthal lay sick in bed, soon the doctor came around and said...
Language: English
Style: Vaudeville/Dialect
Length: 3:14

Title: The Yiddishe Professor
Author: Berlin, Irving
Genre: Vaudeville/Novelty/Humorous/Race
Subject: Travel/Performer/Pianist/Skill
Additional song notes: Referred to in Gottlieb p. 162

Recording:


On album: J-035(a) (Jewface)
Track ID: 33551
Vocal Berlin, Irving
First line: Abie Cohen, Abie Cohen, he vent to Paris and Germany, and learned how to play…
Language: English
Style: Vaudeville/Dialect
Length: 4:06

Title: Let Me Sing, and I'm Happy
Author: Berlin, Irving
Additional song notes: From " From "Mammy"

Recording:


On album: J-007(B) (The Best of Al Jolson)
Track ID: 35331
Vocal Jolson, Al
Language: English
Length: 2:35

Title: Ale Menshn Tuen Dos -- אַלע מענשן טוען דאָס
Author: Berlin, Irving
Genre: Novelty/Vaudeville
Subject: Dance

Recording:


On album: M-047(d) (Cantors Klezmorim and Crooners: 1905-1953 / Classic Yiddish 78s from the Mayrent Collection B)
Track ID: 35601
Vocal Paskel, Simon -- פּאַסקאַל, סײַמאָן
Yiddish Adaptation Lillian, Isadore -- ליליאַן, איסאַדאָר
First line: Ale menshn oyf der velt, hobn...vos der andere tuen,
First line (Yiddish):אַלע מענשן אויף דער וועלט האָבן...וואָס דער אַנדערע טוען,
Language: Yiddish
Style: Pop
Length: 3:15

Title: Sadie Salome Go Home
Author: Berlin, Irving
Author: Leslie, Edgar
Composer: Berlin, Irving
Genre: Novelty/Pop/Humorous/Vaudville/
Subject: Salome/Scandal/Nudity/Outrage/Clothes/Display/Stage
Origin: Ephemera 1164
Music: Sheet Music 1145
Additional song notes: See Ephemera folder 1164 for background Information

Related information in folder 1164:

Sheet music:


Folder: 1267
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: English
Publisher: American Musicological Society
Provenance: Purchase, April 2012 - via internet
First line: Sadie Cohen left her happy home to become an actress lady,

Recordings:


On album: F-071(a) (Paul Favor/ Sadie Salome Go Home)
Track ID: 36843
Vocal Favor, Edward M.
First line: Sadie Cohen left her happy home, to become an actress lady, on the stage she…
Language: English
Style: Novelty/Humorous/Vaudville/

On album: C-049(b) (Casco Bay Tummlers / Jumpin' Jewpiter!)
Track ID: 41766
Artist: Casco Bay Tummlers
Flute, Guitar Dimow, Carl
gb @ C Clarinets Mills, Danny
Bass Goell, Julie
Vocal/Accordion Hoffman, Nancy 3
Drums/Xylophone Porterfield, Hayes
First line: Sadie Cohen left her happy home to become an actress lady, on the stage she soon
Language: English
Style: Humorous/Dialect/Novelty/Vaudeville
Length: 3:09

Title: Khaveyrim Khazeyrim -- חברים חזירים
Composer: Berlin, Irving
Genre: Jazz/Theater/Pop/Novelty
Subject: Tsar/Tsarina/Birth/Pigs/Immigration/America
Origin: Peppler 3 123
Transliteration: Ephemera 1485
Translation: Ephemera 1485
Additional song notes: Set To Irving Berlin's "In My Harem"

Recording:


On album: P-068(g) (Der East Side Fun Amol/ Jane Peppler & Friends)
Track ID: 41499
Vocal Peppler, Jane
Piano Enoch, Aviva
First line: Es kokht, es rasht di velt yetst mitn tsar, vayl zayn vayb, di tsarine iz …
First line (Yiddish):עס קאָכט, עס ראַשט די וועלט יעצט מיט דער צאַר, ווײַל זײַן ווײַב, די צאַרינע...
Language: Yiddish
Style: Jazz
Length: 2:46

Other tracks with this artist


Title: Sittin' In The Shvitz (Parody)
On album: xR-029(c)
Track ID: 14537
Composer Berlin, Irving
Artist Rechnitzer Rejects
First line: If you're blue when you put on, what you used to you ...
Track comment: Parody titled "Sittin' In The Shvitz"

Title: Putting On The Ritz (Parody, Eng)
On album: R-029(c) (The Even More Complete Collection of.... Rechnitzer Rejects)
Track ID: 12516
Composer Berlin, Irving
Artist Rechnitzer Rejects
First line: If you're blue when you put on, what you used to you ...
Track comment: Parody titled "Sittin' In The Shvitz"

Title: You're Just in Love (Yid)
On album: K-010(c) (Miriam Kressyn & Seymour Rexsite sing the Yiddish Hit Parade)
Track ID: 17870
Composer Berlin, Irving
Artist Kressyn, Miriam/ Rexsite, Seymour -- רעכצײַט, סימאָר \ קרעסן, מיריאַם
First line: Kh'gey arum zikh volt gemeynt tsumisht, feygl zingen, oyb...
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: From the musical "Call Me Madam" Translated from English.

Title: The Grizzley Bear (Eng)
On album: T-016(b) (Sophie Tucker Her Latest And Greatest Spicy Saucy Songs)
Track ID: 21027
Author/Composer Berlin, Irving
Artist Tucker, Sophie
Narrator Adams, Mason
Piano Shapiro, Ted
First line: Out in San Francisco where the weather's fair, they got a...
Track comment: From "My Dream" Sophie Tucker's narrative of her life story
Language: English

Title: I Love A Piano (Eng)
On album: N-018(a) (Nicole Neiman From Europe With Love)
Track ID: 21392
Author/Composer Berlin, Irving
Artist Neiman, Nicole
Piano/Musical Director Ross, Brad
First line: As a child, I was wild when the band played, how I ran...
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)

Title: There's No Busines Like...(Yid)
On album: K-010(h) (Miriam Kressyn & Seymour Rechzeit From Ellis Island...)
Track ID: 21806
Author Original/Composer Berlin, Irving
Vocal Rechtzeit, Seymour -- רעכצײַט, סימאָר
Narration Kressyn, Miriam -- קרעסן, מיריאַם
First line: There's no business like show business, khotch men zogt...
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: From "Memories of the Yiddish Theatre"

Title: There's No Business Like...(Yid)
On album: K-010(h) (Miriam Kressyn & Seymour Rechzeit From Ellis Island...)
Track ID: 21820
Author English Original/Composer Berlin, Irving
Artist Rexite, Seymour & Miriam Kressyn -- רעכטצײַט, סימאָר און מרים רעכטצײַט
Narration Kressyn, Miriam -- קרעסן, מיריאַם
First line: Vayl mir makhn di velt lakhn, khotch gelt makhn mir nisht,
First line:װײל מיר מאַכן די װעלט לאַכן, כאָטש געלט מאַכן מיר נישט,
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: From "Memories of the Yiddish Theatre"

Title: There's No Business Like...(Yid)
On album: J-024(a)1 (Judische Lebenswelten /Patterns of Jewish Life 1/Berlin 1992)
Track ID: 22277
Yiddish Adaption Kressyn, Miriam -- קרעסן, מיריאַם
Composer Berlin, Irving
Vocal Rexite, Seymour & Miriam Kressyn -- רעכטצײַט, סימאָר און מרים רעכטצײַט
Artist Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
First line: There's no...khotsh men zugt s'iz nit ay ay!
First line:דערס נאָ...כאָטש נען זוגט ס'איז ניט אײַ אײַ,
Track comment: Excerpts from "The Golden Age of Yiddish Theatre"

Title: God Bless America -- גאָט בענטש אַמעריקע
Genre: Song/Patriotic/Anthem
Subject: America/Love/Mountains/Praries/Oceans/Home
Origin: See Ephemera Folder 622
Additional song notes: Yiddish Verion in Ephemera 622

Related information in folder 623:On album: P-030(a) (Mandy Patinkin Mamaloshen)
Track ID: 26161
Author/Composer Berlin, Irving
Artist Patinkin, Mandy
Conductor Stern, Eric
Arranger Ford, Paul
First line: Got bentsh amerike, land vos ikh lib, shteyzhe bay ir,
First line:גאָט בענטש אַמעריקע, לאַנד װאָס איך ליב, שטײזשע בײַ איר, מדריך...
Track comment: With "Take Me Out To The Ball Game"

Title: White Christmas (Yid)
On album: P-030(a) (Mandy Patinkin Mamaloshen)
Track ID: 26163
Author/Composer Berlin, Irving
Artist Patinkin, Mandy
Conductor Stern, Eric
Arranger Ford, Paul
First line: Ikh khulom fun a vaysn nitl, nor aza nitl ikh farshtey,
First line:איך חלום פֿון אַ װײַסן ניטל, נאָר װזאַ מיטל איך פֿאַרשטײ,
Track comment: With "Der Alter Tsigayner"

Title: From Shtetl to Swing / Alden Films (Video)
Genre: Documentary/Show Business
Subject: Immigration/Integration/Music/Acculturation/Music/Persona
On album: V0147 (From Shtetl to Swing / Alden Films (Video))
Track ID: 35728
Performer Brice, Fanny
Performer Calloway, Cab
Performer Cantor, Eddie
Performer Garland, Judy
Performer Jolson, Al
Performer Marx Brothers
Performer Picon, Molly -- פּיקאָן, מאָלי
Performer Schwartz, Maurice
Performer Tucker, Sophie
Performer Berlin, Irving
Narrator Fierstein, Harvey
Language: English
Style: Narrative/Performances/Spoken Word

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