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Get Happy!
The Great Songs of Harold Arlen

February 19 and 20, 2005

Harold Arlen's music is everywhere! You have probably heard, and maybe even hummed, a Harold Arlen song today and didn't even know it! Though he is most noted for composing the songs for the film "The Wizard of Oz," particularly Over the Rainbow, which was recently named the Number One Song of the Century, he has written over 400 songs including favorites like:

· Get Happy       · Learn to Croon       · Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea       · I Love a Parade       · I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues       · I've Got the World on a String       · Minnie the Moocher's Wedding Day       · It's Only a Paper Moon       · Stormy Weather       · Let's Fall in Love       · You're a Builder-Upper       · Let's Take a Walk Around the Block       · Last Night When We Were Young       · God's Country       · Down With Love       · Over the Rainbow       · If I Only Had a Brain       · Optimistic Voices       · Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead       · Lydia the Tattooed Lady       · When the Sun Comes Out       · Blues In the Night       · This Time The Dream's On Me       · That Old Black Magic       · Hit the Road to Dreamland       · My Shining Hour       · One For My Baby       · Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe       · Evelina       · Right as the Rain       · Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home       · I Had Myself a True Love       · Come Rain or Come Shine       · For Every Man There's a Woman       · Hooray for Love       · The Man That Got Away       · Don't Like Goodbyes       · Push de Button       · Ain't It de Truth


This musical entertainment was created by Martha Dickman & Stephen Peithman
(host of Capital Public Radio's Musical Stages)


A tuneful salute to music of Harold Arlen was performed by Joe Alkire, Bob Bowen, Gwyneth Bruch, Martha Dickman, Stephen Peithman, Rebecca Plack, Lenore Sebastian, Peter Shack,and Roy Spicer. Acompaniment was by Chris Lee.


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Photo by Todd and Barbara Hammond Photography

Performers left to right: , Stephen Peithman, Gwyneth Bruch, Chris Lee, Martha Dickman, Bob Bowen, Roy Spicer, Lenore Sebastian, Peter Shack, (not shown Joe Alkire, Rebecca Plack)

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