The Hollywood Musicals: The American Musicals Anthology

Various Artists

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The Hollywood Musicals: The American Musicals Anthology Review

by Jason Birchmeier

Hollywood Musicals: The American Musicals Anthology features a variety of popular songs from Hollywood musicals. There's a wealth of music on this triple-disc anthology -- everything from Al Jolson's "Toot, Toot, Tootsie Goodbye" and Fanny Brice's "My Man" to Frank Sinatra's "I Fall in Love Too Easily" and Judy Garland's "Trolley Song." Despite the dizzying amount of music here, most of the songs date from the same era, the golden age of Hollywood musicals. Therefore, without any latter-day inclusions from more contemporary musicals or revisionist musicals, much of the album sounds a bit repetitious.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Al Jolson 02:09 Amazon
2 Fanny Brice 03:31 Amazon
3 Maurice Chevalier 03:15 Amazon
4 Charles King 02:26 Amazon
5 02:58 Amazon
6 Maurice Chevalier 02:26 Amazon
7 Jeanette MacDonald 03:02 Amazon
8 Paul Whiteman 02:55 Amazon
9 Maurice Chevalier 02:41 Amazon
10 The Mills Brothers / Bing Crosby 02:51 Amazon
11 Maurice Chevalier 03:06 Amazon
12 Ruby Keeler 03:32 Amazon
13 Chorus / The Orchestra 02:15 Amazon
14 James Cagney / Ruby Keeler 05:18 Amazon
15 Bing Crosby 03:07 Amazon
16 Ginger Rogers 01:54 Amazon
17 Ruby Keeler / Dick Powell 04:09 Amazon
18 Ginger Rogers 02:26 Amazon
19 Dick Powell 03:14 Amazon
20
Jeanette MacDonald 02:52 Amazon
21 Bing Crosby 03:08 Amazon
22 Shirley Temple 02:35 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Fred Astaire 05:10 Amazon
2 Alice Faye 02:39 Amazon
3 Dick Powell 02:51 Amazon
4 Shirley Temple 02:35 Amazon
5 Winifred Shaw 04:00 Amazon
6 Alan Jones 02:57 Amazon
7 Ethel Merman 03:09 Amazon
8 Paul Robeson 04:07 Amazon
9 Nelson Eddy 03:33 Amazon
10
Fred Astaire 01:55 Amazon
11 Alice Faye 01:43 Amazon
12 Judy Garland / Betty Grable / Tony Martin 02:25 Amazon
13 Eleanor Powell / James Stewart 02:57 Amazon
14 Nelson Eddy / Jeanette MacDonald 03:31 Amazon
15 Alice Faye 03:32 Amazon
16 Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers 03:15 Amazon
17 Bing Crosby 03:13 Amazon
18 Alice Faye 01:18 Amazon
19
Shirley Temple 02:42 Amazon
20 Fred Astaire 01:45 Amazon
21 Groucho Marx 03:21 Amazon
22 Judy Garland 02:00 Amazon
23 Alice Faye 01:36 Amazon
24 Judy Garland 02:11 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Deanna Durbin 02:42 Amazon
2 Judy Garland 02:57 Amazon
3 Kate Smith 02:35 Amazon
4 Tony Martin 03:10 Amazon
5
Carmen Miranda 02:14 Amazon
6 The Glenn Miller Orchestra 03:26 Amazon
7 Fred Astaire 02:43 Amazon
8 Carmen Miranda 02:25 Amazon
9 Judy Garland / Mickey Rooney 02:29 Amazon
10 The Glenn Miller Orchestra 03:01 Amazon
11 Bing Crosby 03:03 Amazon
12 Judy Garland / Gene Kelly 04:25 Amazon
13 Fred Astaire / Rita Hayworth 01:30 Amazon
14 Carmen Miranda 03:07 Amazon
15 Judy Garland / Mickey Rooney 03:02 Amazon
16 Lena Horne 03:22 Amazon
17 Frances Wayne 03:01 Amazon
18 Deanna Durbin 03:36 Amazon
19 Bing Crosby 02:30 Amazon
20 Gene Kelly 03:15 Amazon
21 Judy Garland 03:52 Amazon
22 Xavier Cugat 01:55 Amazon
23 Dick Haymes 03:03 Amazon
24 Frank Sinatra 01:45 Amazon
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