Irving Berlin: selected songs of 1909 and 1910
Good Bye, Girlie, and Remember Me (m. George W. Meyers, w. Irving Berlin)
The provider says:
In our recreation of the performance of Goodbye, Girlie, and Remember Me, Jon Finson, Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, plays the role of the illustrator, accompanied by Alicia Levin on the piano. The slides come from the MarNan Collection in Minneapolis, courtesy of Margaret Bergh.
That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune (w. m. Irving Berlin)
Description in The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin, page 14:
Published. Copyrighted December 22, 1909. Music “adapted” in part from Felix Mendelssohn’s Spring Song (“Lied ohn Worte,” op. 62 , no. 6 — “Frühlingslied”). Title page lists the year of copyright as 1910. A huge success for Berlin; it sold over one million copies of sheet music. Top-selling recordings were by Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan (Victor, Columbia, Edison Amberol, and U.S. Everlasting). The sheet music cover bears the subtitle “Mendelssohn Rag.”
piano solo by yukimatsuri
Wild Cherries (m. Ted Snyder, w. Irving Berlin) – The song was introduced by Fanny Brice in Ziegfeld Follies of 1910. It had previously been published and copyrighted as an instrumental (piano rag) in 1908.
Video provider zwebiejazz identifies this recording as,
Xylophone Solo by Schmehl, 2min. Albany Indestructible cylinder #1147, (Sept. 1909). Played on a 1911 Edison Standard Model D phonograph.
My Wife’s Gone to the Country (Hurrah! Hurrah!) – w. m. George M. Whiting, Irving Berlin, and Ted Snyder
Bob Roberts – 1909 cylinder recording
Arthur Collins – 1909
Sadie Salome (Go Home) w. m. Irving Berlin and Edgar Leslie
The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin (p. 7) says,
Published. Copyrighted April 2, 1909. Words and music by Irving Berlin and Edgar Leslie. Alternate title: “Sadie Salome Go Home!” Sung in vaudeville by Fanny Brice; many sources indicate that it played an important part in starting her career. Best-selling records by Edward M. Favor (Edison) and Bob Roberts (Columbia).
Ian Whitcomb – from his 1967 album Yellow Underground
Yiddle, On Your Fiddle, Play Some Ragtime
Stanley Kirkby – recorded c.1912. Although this provider doesn’t mention it, the Polyphon recording by vocalist Kirkby was evidently made under the pseudonym”Charles Lester.” According to the site Bless ‘Em All: the Songs of Fred Godfrey, Kirkby also recorded under the names “Frank Miller,” and “Arthur Joyce,” as well as under the name “Stanley Kirkby.” The latter may be his real name, but so far I’ve been unable to find much of anything about him.
Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon (Irving Berlin)
Ada Jones with the American Quartet, featuring Billy Murray – 1910
Bing Crosby and Judy Garland on The Bing Crosby (Radio) Show, broadcast 7 Feb 1951
Kiss Me, My Honey, Kiss Me (m. Ted Snyder, w. Irving Berlin)
Ada Jones and Billy Murray
Oh, That Beautiful Rag (m. Ted Snyder, w. Irving Berlin)
Published. Copyrighted July 9, 1910. Music by Ted Snyder. According to noted Berlin collector Vince Motto…it was introduced by Dale Fuller in The Girl and the Kimono, at the Ziegfeld Theatre, Chicago, beginning June 25, 1910. That show closed shortly after its Chicago opening. Introduced in New York in the musical Up and Down Broadway (July 18, 1910; Casino Theatre; 72 performances) by Irving Berlin (vocal) and Ted Snyder (piano), who were billed as “Entertainers in the Cafe de L’Obster.”
Collins & Harlan, the comedy team of Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan – Nov 1910. According to The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin, p.23, the best-selling recording was by Arthur Collins alone on the Columbia and Zonophone labels. This is another recording, preserved on celluloid cylinder, by the Albany Indestructible Record Company.
Sweet Italian Love (Irving Berlin)
Billy Murray- 1910
Oh, How That German Could Love (m. Ted Snyder, w. Irving Berlin)
According to the Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin (ed. Kimball and Emmet, 2001) p. 18, the song was introduced by Sam Bernard (photo at right) during the post-Broadway tour of his show The Girl and the Wizard. The Broadway run at the Casino Theatre, (9/27/1909 – 12/18/1909) was followed by a brief run at the West End Theatre in New York (12/27/1909 – circa. 1/1910). Bernard and the show are given notice at the top of the sheet music, which features an image of the star in costume. The sheet music cover appears to be signed by Irving Berlin.
Irving Berlin — recorded for Columbia in January 1910