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After the Ball

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Track Listing

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1After the Ball (Charles K. Harris)4:49
2Good Bye, My Lady Love (Joseph E. Howard)2:36
3A Bird in a Gilded Cage (Harry Von Tilzer)3:52
4Under the Bamboo Tree (Bob Cole)3:46
5On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away (Paul Dresser)4:38
6Those Wedding Bells Shall Not Ring Out! (Monroe H. Rosenfeld)6:23
7I've Got Rings on My Fingers (Maurice Scott)2:27
8Come Down Ma Evenin' Star (John Stromberg)4:18
9I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard (H. W. Petrie)2:45
10Will You Love Me in December As You Do in May (Ernest R. Ball)4:00
11Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis (Kerry Mills)2:06
12Love's Old Sweet Song (James L. Molloy)4:23
13Waltz Me Around Again Willie ('Round, 'Round, 'Round) (Ren Shields)2:06
14Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (Harry Von Tilzer)2:22
15I Don't Care (Harry O. Sutton)2:12
16Shine On, Harvest Moon (Nora Bayes)2:33
17Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay! (John H. Flynn)2:52
18Let the Rest of the World Go By (Ernest R. Ball)3:47
19May Irwin's "Frog" Song (Charles E. Trevathan)3:20
20I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Joseph E. Howard & Harold Orlob)3:11

About this Album

Hailed by the Washington Post as “essential for any serious collection of Americana” destined to be "an all-time American classic," this Grammy-nominated album sparked a broad, renewed interest in the origins of American theater music and launch the recording careers of William Bolcom and Joan Morris. 


Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano
William Bolcom, piano

Tracks 1-14 recorded April 1974, 15-20 recorded April 1976 at Rutgers Presbyterian Church, New York
Engineering and musical supervision: Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz (Elite Recordings, Inc.)
Mastering: Elite Recordings, Inc.
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

Cover art: James McMullan

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