11 August 2011

5 On Friday - Down The Yellow Brick Road

Lion - Tin Man - Toto - Dorothy - Scarecrow
5 On Friday

Another Friday rolls around which means another chance to play along with 5 On Friday courtesy of Travis at Trav's Thoughts.  To play along, just sign in on his blog and create your songs to share with the world.

August 12, 1939 is a special date in that it was the first day, the world got to see The Wizard of Oz when it premiered in the birthplace of Frank L. Baum.  The score was by Harold Arlen and E. Y. "Yip" Harburg.   Although they worked together frequently, this movie was about the only place where Arlen and Harburg had a truly successful collaboration and created songs that are still performed to this day.  Most of their biggest hits were with other partners.  This 5 on Friday is dedicated to those songs where changing partners can be a very good thing. Of course to make it fair, it's three each for a six on Friday.

Harold Arlen and Others

Harold Arlen

The Man That Got Away (Ira Gershwin)

I Got A Right To Sing The Blues (Ted Koehler)

Come Rain or Come Shine (Johnny Mercer)

E. Y. "Yip" Harburg and Others

E. Y. "Yip" Harburg

Brother Can You Spare A Dime (Jay Gorney)

April In Paris (Vernon Duke)

How Are Things In Glocca Morra (Burton Lane)


Linda said...

"Come Rain or Come Shine" is my favorite from your first three while "How Are Things in Gloco Morra" is the number two favorite. Mandy Patinkin does an absolutely marvelous job with that song - and pretty much any other that he sings know that I think about it!

Speaking of rainbows ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idyEFJYlipU&feature=related

Mike Golch said...

I enjoyed all of these tunes.Thank you for sharing them.

Travis Cody said...

Those are some great selections.

JohnH985 said...

A very good selection. I've always felt a certain passion for "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime", unfortunately a song that can mean as much today as it did than.

Julia Smith said...

Woo hoo...!! What a power set, Jamie!

'The Man That Got Away' and 'April in Paris' were my favorites from Arlen and Harburg this week - what a great idea for a set.