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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Al Goodman Salutes Irving Berlin

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Al Goodman Salutes Irving Berlin
An Album For Dancing
Produced buy Henry La Pidus
Promenade Records 2079

Exclusive Photo of Mary Martin and John Raitt from the production "Annie Get Your Gun" Irving Berlin's Greatest Show.

From the back cover: Al Goodman, famous conductor and musician, has devoted all his life to music. His love for music and his inherent musical ability were manifest when, at an early age, he sang soprano in his father's choir. He started his professional life as a pit musician in a local 'movie house'. Choosing music as his life-time work, he was awarded a scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.

In 1915, Al Goodman was selected by Earl Carroll as arranger and conductor for his musical extravaganzas. Goodman considers this his 'official' entry into show business... the start of an illustrious musical career which brought him into personal association with the all-time 'Greats' of show business. Many shows and musical productions were successful in great measure because of Al Goodman's outstanding ability.

Al Goodman produced musical comedies with Earl Carroll. Hits like "So Long Letty" and "Canary Cottage". Later he became Al Jolson's personal conductor and arranger. His next association was a musical director and composer for all Shubert musical productions.

Radio and TV claim him as consultant and director for such favorite programs as Hit Parade and Colgate Hour. He numbers as his friends and business associates such broadway luminaries as Earl Carroll, Al Jolson, George White, Sigmund Romberg, Jack Beeny, Fannie Brice, George Jessel, Flo Ziegfield, James Melton, Max Gordon, Bob Hope and many, many others.

There's No Business Like Show Business
A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody
Alexander's Ragtime Band
I've Got My Love To Keep My Warm
Doin' What Comes Natur'lly
Blue Skies
Puttin' On The Ritz
Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
Cheek To Cheek
How Deep Is The Ocean
I've Got The Sun In The Morning
They Say It's Wonderful
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