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The Piano Rolls, Vol. 2

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Track Listing

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1Havanola (Hugo Frey)2:15
2Singin' the Blues (Con Conrad & J. Russel Robinson)4:32
3From Now On (George Gershwin)3:08
4Jaz-o-Mine (Harry Akst)2:26
5Just Snap Your Fingers at Care (Louis Silvers)2:17
6Whip-Poor-Will (Jerome Kern)3:13
7Rialto Ripples (George Gershwin & Will Donaldson)1:54
8Waitin' for Me (Maceo Pinkard)3:07
9Buzzin' the Bee (Pete Wendling & Jack Wells)2:12
10Darling (Chris Schonberg)2:31
11For Your Country and My Country (Irving Berlin)2:33
12Kangaroo Hop (Melville Morris)1:57
13Pastime Rag No. 3 (Artie Matthews)2:15
14Chinese Blues (Oscar Gardner)2:08
15Whispering (John Schonberger)3:11
16Arrah Go on I'm Gonna Go Back to Oregon (Bert Grant)1:51

About this Album

This second volume of George Gershwin’s piano rolls draws from ragtime, early jazz, the blues, and Tin Pan Alley to create a vivid sound portrait of the years between 1916 and 1920. As a teenage song-plugger, Gershwin made his name interpreting these lively tunes, and over 130 of his performances were made into piano rolls. These rare piano rolls were restored and made available digitally for the first time on this recording.

Credits

MUSICIANS
George Gershwin [aliases Fred Murtha (13), Bert Wynn (14)], piano
Cliff Hess, piano (10)
Rudy Erlebach, piano (11)

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox November 1992 and February 1993 at The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City

Art direction and design: John William Costa
Photographs courtesy of The Bettmann Archive

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