Harold Arlen: selected songs, 1939-1954

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1939 Over the Rainbow (m. Harold Arlen, w. E.Y. Harburg) — The Wizard of Oz (film)
1941 Blues in the Night (m. Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer) — Blues in the Night (film)
1943 My Shining Hour (Arlen-Mercer) — The Sky’s the Limit (film)
1943 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) (Arlen-Mercer) — The Sky’s the Limit
1945 Out of This World (Harold Arlen-Mercer) – Out of This World (film)
1945 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive (Arlen-Mercer)
1946 Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen-Mercer) – St. Louis Woman (musical)
1954 A Star is Born — Includes the following songs by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin:

  • Gotta Have Me Go with You
  • The Man That Got Away
  • Here’s What I’m Here For
  • It’s a New World
  • Someone At Last
  • Lose That Long Face

See also: Harold Arlen: selected songs 1930-1938

Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen-1a

Arlen composes as Shmutts observes-photo-16judy-dorothy-toto-2-bw-1-f25

(above) left: Harold Arlen and his dog Shmutts; right: Judy Garland as Dorothy, with Toto

1939

1941

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* Hit the Road to Dreamland (Arlen-Mercer) – Star Spangled Rhythm (film), 1942
* That Old Black Magic (m. Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer) – Star Spangled Rhythm (film),1942
* Lets Take the Long Way Home (Arlen-Mercer) – Here Come the Waves (film), 1944
* Anyplace I Hang My Hat Is Home (Arlen-Mercer) – St. Louis Woman (musical), 1946

1943

My Shining Hour (m. Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer)

One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) (m. Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer)

1945

Out of This World (m. Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer)

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive (Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer)

Johnny Mercer with The Pied Pipers and Paul Weston and his Orchestra — recorded 4 October 1944

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(below) Johnny Mercer with the Pied Pipers — The provider suggests that the video contains a live performance, but the applause at the end may be canned.

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1946

1954

* Gotta Have Me Go with You
* The Man That Got Away
* Here’s What I’m Here For
* It’s a New World
* Someone At Last
* Lose That Long Face

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