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Route 3 - An American Musical Journey

Ralph Hepola

Label: Spectrum Recordings CD 180301
Released: 1998
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Openers: 1) Alexander's Ragtime Band, Irving Berlin, 1911 2) Blue Skies, Irving Berlin, 1927 3) Strike Up the Band, George Gershwin, lyrics: Ira Gershwin, 1927; the 1870s: 4) Golden Slippers, James A. Bland, 1879; the Turn of the Century: 5) After the Ball, Charles K. Harris, 1892; the Roaring Twenties: 6) Second Hand Rose, James F. Hanley, lyrics: Grant Clarke, 1921 7) Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue, Ray Henderson, lyrics: Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young, 1925 and Charleston - Cecil Mack, James Johnson, 1923 8) I'm Just Wild About Harry, Eubie Blake, lyrics: Noble Sissle, 1921; the 1930s: 9) Lulu's Back in Town, Harry Warren, lyrics: Al Dubin, 1935; the Swing Era: 10) Moonglow, Will Hudson, Eddie De Lange, Irving Mills, 1934; the 1950s: 1) Mister Sandman Pat Ballard, 1954; contemporary: 12) Look What They've Done to My Song Ma - Melanie Safka, 1970; in the Sunny South: 13) Swanee - George Gershwin, lyrics: Irving Caesar, 1919 14) The Birth of the Blues, Ray Henderson, lyrics: B. G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, 1926; a bit of classic jazz: 15) Copenhagen - Charlie Davis, 1924; on Broadway in New York City: 16) Together Wherever We Go (from Gypsy) Jule Styne, lyrics: Stephen Sondheim, 1959; Closers: 17) In the Garden, C. Austin Miles, 1912 18) The Big Butter and Egg Man, Sidney Clare, Cliff Friend, Joseph H. Santley, 1926 19) Some of These Days - Shelton Brooks, 1910


Album Description

Route 3: Teri Parker-Brown, vocals and percussion; LeRoy Larson, 1929 Gibson Granada tenor banjo, vocals and mandolin; Ralph Hepola, circa 1917 York helicon and percussion; plus special guest Bud Burniece, clarinet, vocals and soprano saxophone; recorded on February 17 & 20, 1998 at Malchow, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota



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