Harold Arlen: An All-Star Tribute (1965) (DVD)

Harold Arlen: An All-Star Tribute (1965) (DVD)

Code: 4371



Product Description

This 1965 Bell Telephone Hour telecast, dedicated to the superb music of Harold Arlen, brings together in one program some of the finest musical talent of the day. Dinah Shore and Duke Ellington both had a special relationship with the music of Harold Arlen: Shore scored her first major hit with her million-selling recording of “Blues in the Night;” Ellington and his band introduced two classic Arlen songs, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” and “Stormy Weather.” In addition, this program features Broadway legends Leslie Uggams, Gretchen Wyler, and Gordon MacRae, performing peerless renditions of such Arlen gems as “A Sleepin’ Bee,” “My Shining Hour,” “Let’s Take a Walk Around the Block,” and others. The composer himself makes a rare appearance in the spectacular finale, which features the ensemble gathered around the piano singing “Over the Rainbow” to Arlen’s accompaniment at the keyboard.
Color, 51 minutes, 4:3, All regions

Come Rain or Come Shine • Hooray for Love • Now I Know
Let’s Take a Walk Around the Block • Let’s Fall in Love
That Old Black Magic • Out of This World • My Shining Hour • A Sleepin’ Bee
Last Night When We Were Young • The Man That Got Away
Down With Love • I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues • Stormy Weather
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea • Blues in the Night • Get Happy
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive • Evelina • Happiness is a Thing Called Joe
I’ve Got the World on a String • Right as the Rain • Over the Rainbow

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra • Gordon MacRae • Dinah Shore
Leslie Uggams • Gretchen Wyler
and Harold Arlen