Kritzerland is proud to present the next release in our ongoing series of Ben Bagley reissues:
DESYLVA, BROWN, and HENDERSON REVISITED
One of the rarest of the Ben Bagley series and one of the highest priced of the OOP CDs, were thrilled to bring back DeSylva, Brown & Henderson Revisited. B.G. Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson were a hugely successful songwriting team, serving up such delectable and hummable hits as “You’re the Cream in My Coffee,” “The Varsity Drag,” “Button Up Your Overcoat,” “(I’m a Dreamer) Aren’t We All,” “Birth of the Blues,” “The Thrill Is Gone,” and many, many others. All three had successful and fascinating careers on their own. DeSylva, along with Johnny Mercer and Glen Wallichs, created Capitol Records.
Bagley assembled a great cast for the album, including Dorothy Loudon, Cab Calloway, Gloria DeHaven, Blossome Dearie, Margaret Whiting, Sandy Stewart and others, with musical direction and arrangements by the wonderful Norman Paris. There are some really fun rarities here and this is one of Bagley’s most fun albums. There are many bonus tracks, too. The lyrics are sublime, and the tunes are brilliant.
As always, we’ve spruced up the sound, and we of course give you the great Harvey Schmidt artwork that were so much a glorious part of this series of albums.
DESYLVA, BROWN, and HENDERSON REVISITED is limited to 500 copies only and priced at $19.98, plus shipping. This is a PRE-ORDER – CDs will ship by the first week of April, but never fear, we’ve actually been averaging three to five weeks early in terms of shipping ahead of the official ship date.
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• Click on titles below to hear a song sample:
• Broadway Charles Rydell and Company
There I Go Dreaming Again Blossom Dearie
• I’ve Got to Get Hot Dorothy Loudon
You Could Make My Life a Bed of Roses Blossom Dearie, Charles Rydell
Without Love Dorothy Loudon
My Song Ken Parks
• Heel Beat Dorothy Loudon, Cab Calloway,
When Love Comes Swinging Along Charles Rydell and Company
Tweet, Tweet Blossom Dearie
• Isn’t It June? Gloria DeHaven
I Want to Be Bad Blossom Dearie
• One More Time Cab Calloway
Thank Your Father Blossom Dearie, Charles Rydell
• My Bluebird’s Home Again Dorothy Loudon,
Cab Calloway, Company
Just a Memory Sandy Stewart
Wishing Margaret Whiting
If You Haven’t Got Love Marcus Neville and the Girls
My Lucky Star Ann Hampton Callaway
Picking Petals Off of Daisies Sandy Stewart
I’d Like to Dunk You in My Coffee Arthur Siegel, Dorothy Loudon
Nothing but Love Ann Hampton Callaway
Title Songs Medley Sandy Stewart, Arthur Siegel
Together Dorothy Loudon
Never Swat a Fly Marcus Neville, Ken Parks, Tanya Moberly, Patti Wyss
Musical Direction and Arrangements
by Norman Paris