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Our Latest New CD Release, January, 2011
An exciting three disc set of 51 songs written about the first world war. Featuring Rich Beil, Debbie Purdue and the talents of Peggy Wooden and Phyllis Lippay, these discs span the period from 1914 till the end of World War One and after. The first two Volumes include 40 songs and if you buy both volumes, you will receive a free copy of the third disc of ten Irving Berlin songs from the war.
Proceeds from the sale of this CD help us at Parlor Songs defray expenses and continue to bring you America's songs from Tin Pan Alley. Each disc is $12 USD or $22 for both If you'd like to buy either volume 1 or 2 or both now, for US addresses, you can do so via PayPal using your Mastercard, Visa or Discover card using the following "buy now" button. For International shipments please contact us for additional shipping costs before using the "buy now" option below.
Contents, Volume 1.
1. Over There
2. Where Do We Go from Here?
3. How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm
4. Hello Central, Give Me No Man's Land
5. We're Going Over
6. Send Me Away With a Smile
7. Oh How I Wish I Could Sleep 'Till My Daddy Comes Home
8. I Did'nt Raise My Boy to be a Soldier
9. It's Time for Ev'ry Boy to be a Soldier
10. Bring Back My Daddy to Me
11. GoodBye Broadway, Hello France
12. And He'd Say Oo-La-La, Wee Wee
13. I'm Going to Follow the Boys
14. I'm Going to Follow the Boys (Retro duet)
15. The Rose of No Man's Land
16. Tell That to the Marines
17. When You Come Back
18. Mother, Here's Your Boy
19. You'll Have to Put Him to Sleep With the Marseillaise
20. You Can't Blame the Girlies at All
21. Till We Meet Again
Volume 2 Contents:
1.Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers
2. Somewhere in France is Daddy
3. Three Wonderful Letters From Home
4. Would You Rather be a Colonel with an Eagle on Your Shoulder?
5. We Don't Want the Bacon (We Want a Piece of the Rhine)
6. Roses of Picardy
7. When I Send You a Picture of Berlin
8. When Yankee Doodle Learns to Parlez Vous Francais
9. I Don't Want to Get Well
10. You Keep Sending 'em Over (We'll Keep Knocking Them Down)
11. Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight
13. It's a Long Way to Tipperary
14.Pack up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag
15. When Alexander Takes His Ragtime Band to France
16. Keep the Home Fires Burning
17. It's a LongWay to Berlin but We'll Get There
18. Somewhere in France is the Lily
19. So Long Mother
20. America, I Love You
And, a Special Bonus Disc of Irving Berlin War Songs.
As with World War Two, many prominent entertainers and songwriters joined the fight during World War 1 by enlisting (or being drafted) in the military. Irving Berlin was barely under the maximum age of 31 when he received notice of his induction into the Army in July of 1918. He never saw action but instead, spent his time at Fort Upton on Long Island, NY and there he used his talents in writing and producing an influential musical production Yip, Yip, Yaphank. He also wrote many other songs for the War and this disc provides but a small but outstanding look at his huge production. This disc is priced at $10. However, if purchased with the above two WWI discs, you can receive it for only an additional $5.
Irving Berlin Bonus disc Contents.
1. Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
2. For Your Country and My Country
3. I've Got My Captain Working for Me Now
4. I'm Gonna Pin My Medal on the Girl I Left Behind
5. The Devil Has Bought up All the Coal
6. They Were All Out of Step but Jim
7. Good-Bye France
8. Let's All Be Americans Now
9. Kitchen Police (Poor Little Me)
10. We're on Our Way to France
For more about this set and the songs on the discs, see our companion page for the CDs that provides information about each song, history and additional interesting facts about the music and Irving Berlin.
Our Prior Releases:
Rich Beil sings early Irving Berlin Songs
with Debbie Purdue
In keeping with Parlorsongs’ mission of preserving this musical heritage, and to make our own small contribution to music’s historical record, in 2009 we released a CD set entitled “Irving Berlin, Songs of the Young Master”. It is the second ParlorSongs offering that includes vocal tracks and we have taken great care to bring you the songs in their entirety. The author of this article (Rich Beil) and and our new female vocalist, Debbie Purdue, have provided their great talent to sing these great old songs for the CD production"
While copies of old vocal recordings are available, they are recordings done in the days of singing into a megaphone. Even with filtering and digital enhancement, the result is still a recording with very limited and compressed sonic range and unclear instrumentation. And, many of the vocal renditions are just lost forever. Although Irving Berlin penned a complete body of patriotic songs during World War I, this set presents only his popular songs during the period. Our next project, planned for release some time next winter, will include no fewer than 10 of the patriotic songs he wrote from 1914-1917, including Oh, How I Hate To Get Up in the Morning, For Your Country and My Country, and I've Got My Captain Working For Me Now. The working title of this next CD is Songs of the Great War. (See above for release information)
Proceeds from the sale of this CD help us at Parlor Songs defray expenses and continue to bring you America's songs from Tin Pan Alley. If you'd like to buy either volume 1 or 2 or both now, for US addresses, you can do so via PayPal using your Mastercard, Visa or Discover card using the following "buy now" button.
Listen to some samples of the songs (Samples are in MP3 format, CD format is full spectrum WAV converted to CD format):
Contents- Volume 1
1. Everybody Step, 1921
2. Alexander's Ragtime Band, 1911
3. A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody, 1919
4. After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It, 1920
5. When I Lost You, 1912
6. All By Myself, 1921
7.When My Baby Smiles, 1919
8. Crinoline Days, 1922
9. That International Rag, 1913
10. You'd Be Surprised, 1919
11. Home Again Blues, 1921
12. The Hand That Rocked the Cradle Rules My Heart, 1919
13. Homesick, 1922
14. I Love a Piano, 1915
15. I Want to Be in Dixie, 1911
16. Try it on Your Piano, 1910
Total playing time for this CD: 47:43
Contents- Volume 2
1. Berlin Medley, 1914
2. Lady of the Evening, 1922
3. Mandy, 1919
4. The Syncopated Walk, 1914
5. When That Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabm', 1912
6. My Sweetie, 1917
7. Nobody Knows and Nobody Seems to Care, 1919
8. You've Got Your Mother's Big Blue Eyes, 1913
9. Some Sunny Day, 1922
10. Tell Me Little Gypsy, 1920
11. At the Picture Show, 1913
12. Fid-Fid-Fiddle Dee Dee, 1912
13. Everybody's Doing It, 1911
14. The Ragtime Violin, 1911
15. When I Leave The World Behind, 1915
16. Play a Simple Melody, 1914
Total playing time for this CD: 43:22
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Our Prior New Release, January, 2009
Rich Beil sings The Lost Verses
This CD was an exciting addition to our store. For the first time, we have produced a CD that includes the vocal track with full original lyrics sung by Rich Beil of Gatesville, Texas. Rich is a long-time performer of the "old songs" which we feature on ParlorSongs and a frequent contributor to our Association. With this CD you not only get great piano performances but can now hear the songs as they were written and intended to be sung. Over the years, many familiar songs from the past have only been sung in the form of the chorus. As a result, many of the verses are simply long gone from our memories. Rich brings you many familiar songs you may have thought you knew. Now he will bring you the songs as you've probably never heard them; the "lost" verses. The CD also features all new piano track arrangements of these songs played in the style of the times. We believe that this CD would make a great, inexpensive gift for an elderly loved one, to bring them moments of joy and fond memories of days gone by. Or, you may want your own copy to share this rich musical heritage with your own children and grandchildren.
For more about this set and the songs on the discs, see our companion page for the CD that provides information about each song, history and additional interesting facts about the music and Irving Berlin.
1. Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home, 1902
2. Carolina in the Morning, 1922
3. When You Were Sweet Sixteen, 1898
4. Anything is Nice if it Comes from Dixieland, 1919
5. Bring Me a Letter from My Old Home Town, 1918
6. Dear Little Boy of Mine, 1918
7. Down Where the Swanee River Flows, 1916
8. For Me and My Gal, 1917
9. Hello Ma Baby, 1899
10. I'm All Bound 'Round with the Mason Dixon Line, 1917
11. Leave Me With a Smile, 1921
12. Let the Rest of the World Go By, 1919
13. Oh, You Beautiful Doll, 1911
14. Peg O' My Heart, 1913
15. Pretty Baby, 1916
16. Rose of Washington Square, 1920
17. Take Your Girlie to the Movies, 1919
18. My Wild Irish Rose, 1899
19. Say it With Music, 1921
Total playing time for this CD: 55:58
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Favorites from Parlor Songs
This recent release is a compilation
of the most requested songs from you, our visitors. Included is
the single most requested work, The Robin's Return. The songs
represent those for which the sheet music and sound recordings
has most often been requested. In CD-Extra format, included are
printable PDF sheet music reproductions with original cover art
and fresh clear notation exactly as first published. Note:
songs are presented as piano solo only, no vocals are included.
1. America, I Love You, 1915
2. I Love You Truly, 1906
3. K-K-K-Katy, 1918
4. After The Ball, 1892
5. Ben Hur March, 1894
6. In The Baggage Coach Ahead, 1896
7. A Perfect Day (with cello obliggato), 1910
8. When Yankee Doodle Learns To Parlez Vous Francais, 1917
9. M-O-T-H-E-R, 1915
10. Red Wing, 1907
11. The Robin's Departure, 1914
12. Silver Bell, 1910
13. Stay In Your Own Back Yard, 1899
14. The Black Hawk Waltz, 1897
15. The Yankee Doodle Boy, 1904
16. Till We Meet Again, 1918
17. The Robin's Return, 1870
Listen to some samples (MP3 format): A Perfect Day (Carrie Jacobs-Bond)
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Piano march Extravaganza.
Our latest CD including
full PDF printable scores of all the works! Even if you don't
like our music, getting 14 E.T. Paull printable scores at less than
$2.00 each makes this a bargain. Improved sound and playing make this
CD our best so far.
1. America Forever
2. Battle of The Nations
3. Ben Hur, The Chariot Race
4. Burning Of Rome
5. Charge of the Light Brigade
6. Custer's Last Charge
7. Battle Of Gettysburg
8. Homecoming March
9. Napoleon's Last Charge
10. Paul Revere's Ride
11. Ring Out Wild Bells
13. Silver Sleigh Bells
14. Woman Forever March
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Our latest Ragtime CD including
full PDF printable scores of all the songs! Even if you don;t
like our music, getting 14 printable scores at less than $1.00 each
makes this a bargain. Improved sound and playing make this CD one of
1. Tickle The Ivories, 1913
2. Good Gravy Rag, 1913
3. Pudge, Two-Step & March, 1905
4. Slivers, 1909
5. Tanglefoot Rag, 1910
6. Red Rose Rag, 1911
7. A Little On The Rag-Time, 1900
8. Oceana Roll, 1911
9. The Smiler, 1907
10. Ramblin Mose, 1903
11. The Russian Pony Rag, 1910
12. Pitter-Patter Rag, 1910
13. Dill Pickles, 1906
14. Frog Legs Rag, 1906
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Ragtime Piano Masterpieces
Our most popular CD, a rousing forty minutes of non-stop
Ragtime music from some of the greatest composers of the early 2oth
century. This CD includes a full set of the sheet music covers
and score images in Adobe Acrobat format. Cd is in the "CD-Extra"
format that allows data and music to be combined on the CD.
1. Dynamite Rag, 1910
2. The Daisy Rag,1914
3. The Louisiana Rag, 1918
4. Tatters, 1906
5. Alexanderís Ragtime Band, 1911
6. The Twelfth Street Rag, 1919
7. Canadian Capers, 1906
8. The Ragtime Engineer, 1912
9. That International Rag, 1913
10. That Mysterious Rag, 1911
11. Put Me To Sleep With An Old Fashioned Melody (Wake Me Up With A
12. The Frisco Rag, 1910
13. The Cubanola Glide, 1909
14. The Smiler, 1908
15. The Russian Rag, 1918
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We've created a new ParlorSongs screen saver that
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a Mac (sorry), there's no reason you can't overdose on sheet music covers
Self installing and accessible from your usual Windows display
properties window, you can see over 50 of the best covers from our collection
while you hear the music. Each image displays while the song's music plays
for 30 seconds, then it's on to the next image. Unlike some screen savers,
it takes nearly 30 minutes to view all the covers so you don't see quite
so much repitition.
(above are actual photos of screen saver images)
Cost: Free! Now Updated for Windows XP, Vista and 7
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be affected by the existence of a current copyright. If we are unable to fulfill
your request due to copyright concerns, we will advise you and suggest alternative
covers or scores.
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