Recorded in New York City on May 27th 1926 featuring Roger Wolfe Kahn director, Tommy Gott and Leo McConville trumpets, Miff Mole trombone, Arnold Brilhart clarinet, alto sax, flute, & oboe, Alfie Evans clarinet, alto, & baritone sax, Harold Sturr clarinet & tenor sax, Joe Raymond violin, Irving Brodsky piano, Tony Colucci banjo & guitar, Arthur Campbell bass brass, and Vic Berton drums.
*"Mountain Greenery" was composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Lorenz Hart.
With forty-three musicals to his credit and the composer of nearly one thousand songs Richard Rogers' works have had a lasting impact on popular music. He met lyricist Lorenz Hart in 1919 and made their professional debut with the song "Any Old Place With You" in the Broadway show "A Lonely Romeo".
Rodgers and Hart wrote songs for a 1925 benefit production presented by the theater guild. Tilted "The Garrick Gaieties" the show was only intended to run for one day but was so popular that it reopened twice more first in 1926 and again in 1930. The production introduced the song "Manhattan" Rodgers and Hart's first big success. Other hit compositions followed, "Mountain Greenery" debuted for the shows' 1926 run.
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