New York: Covichi Freide, 1933 ), 1957 } There are eighteen tracks with John Pizzarelli on vocals and guitar, Ray Kennedy or Benny Green on piano, mostly Christian McBride is the bassist (otherwise it's Martin Pizzarelli), and if there are drums on a track the drummer is John Guerin. The one by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra (Victor (24400 A) was also a hit and as Whiteman was a bigger deal than Edwards it was a sign that "Paper Moon" was gathering steam on its way to standard status; and what became one of the most successful American songwriting teams of the first the half of the twentieth century -- Harold Arlen and E. Y. Renauld Jones, : Yip Harburg, Lyricist. Without your love, it’s a honky-tonk parade. Submit comments on songs, songwriters, performers, etc. . The song was written for an unsuccessful 1932 Broadway play called The Great Magoo.Hit recordings by Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman transformed this song into a jazz and pop standard. Also note the video below from 2002 in which Rufus Wainwright includes a somewhat altered version of the verse. (All Record/Video Cabinet entries Yes, it's only a canvas sky Hanging over a muslin tree But it wouldn't be make-believe If you believed in me. Posted Comments on "It's Only a Paper Moon": Credits for Videomakers of custom videos used on this page: Borrowed material (text): The sources of all quoted and paraphrased text are cited. Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby Dong! body { . The two singers take on everything from each other's hits to standards, then-current songs from Broadway musicals, and novelties, always performing with comfortable chemistry. ), Ain’t Misbehavin’: Live at the Jazz Showcase, https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=It’s_Only_a_Paper_Moon&oldid=198434552, „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“. !, working in the big-band setting that is his metier. On the title song, overdubbing was used to make it sound as though she were singing a duet with her father -- dishonest perhaps, but certainly enjoyable. One and a half days later the recording was in the box! (paper bound ed. "Sure you say it's not real, but it can be if you just let me in!" 2015. The two singers take on everything from each other's hits to standards, then-current songs from Broadway musicals, and novelties, always performing with comfortable chemistry. sort form. There is a palpable confidence in his voice as he redefines chestnuts like "My Blue Heaven," "Always," and "When You're Smiling" for the swing generation. (available at ABEbooks.com). body { album: Unforgettable, Notes (Amazon editorial review): "A major change of direction for Natalie Cole, Unforgettable found the singer abandoning the type of R&B/pop she'd been recording since 1975 in favor of jazz-influenced pre-rock pop along the lines of Nat King Cole's music. Der Song wurde für das Theaterstück von Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire verwendet, das 1947 uraufgeführt wurde. . TYPE: Worksheets. in the film Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen (c 2002). First edition. Without your love, it’s a melody played in a penny arcade. ), 2012 body { A few years after their postwar reunion, Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and his most illustrious foil and confrere, violinist Stephane Grappelli, recorded perhaps as many as fifty tunes in the space of a couple of months in 1949 in Rome. album: Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! A page for describing Recap: Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 07 E 10 Its Only A Paper Moon. As one of the few drummers to step out and lead, not just play backup, Blakey created a true jazz treasure in The Big Beat." The spirit of their idol Charlie Parker seems to hover over the proceedings (in fact, Bird was a visitor at the date). It’s only a paper moon, it holds my dreams and more. Moon. A very cynical guy who falls in love and finds that the world is not all Coney Island. Auch die Jazz Messengers von Art Blakey mit Freddie Hubbard und Wayne Shorter hatten den Song im Repertoire, ebenso Marian McPartland/Willie Pickens (Ain’t Misbehavin’: Live at the Jazz Showcase 2000). video before starting another. body { "It's Only a Paper Moon" So it's not hard to imagine these two lyricists, the young Harburg and the venerable De Sylva, crossing paths, talking shop and eventually agreeing to use Harburg's and Arlen's (not to mention Rose's) "Paper Moon" in DeSylva's new movie. Each track rips through bebop as quickly as Blakey ripped through drum heads. Particularly on the first disc, this means the tracks are often loosely edited with studio chatter included, and there are sometimes multiple versions of songs. } -- Please complete or pause one video before starting another. Themes: Space. Fitzgerald is in peak voice; she's attentive to the nuances of soulful lyrics (Ira Gershwin's 'The Man That Got Away'), and lightly teases some witty ones (like Johnny Mercer's 'Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive'). background-color: #FBECD5; video before starting another. (Yip) Harburg -- was chugging right along with it. He called me up and said, 'Do you have any kind of a song that would fit that situation?' Nevertheless. Still, ASV/Living Era missed only a few excellent songs -- and those usually fan favorites such as "A Hundred Years from Now" -- to create this 24-track disc. Take A Chance. It’s Only a Paper Moon ist ein Popsong, dessen Melodie von Harold Arlen und dessen Text E. Y. Harburg 1932 geschrieben haben. ( Dear Mr. Cole (See Record-Video Cabinet below.). He was doing a show caled The Great Magoo . Originally released on Prestige (7012). With his brother-in-swing Nelson Riddle in the arranger's chair, these songs achieve an effervescence that decades of popular singers have bent over backwards trying in vain to approach. It was a surprising risk that paid off handsomely -- both commercially and artistically. Even though it had been sung only eleven times before Magoo closed, DeSylva had had a chance to hear "Paper Moon" performed on a Manhattan stage while he was making Take A Chance in Queens, and maybe took a chance on it. Say, it’s only a paper moon sailing over a cardboard sea But it wouldn’t be make believe if you believed in me. It's Only a Paper Moon Songtext von Ken Colyer's Jazzmen mit Lyrics, deutscher Übersetzung, Musik-Videos und Liedtexten kostenlos auf Songtexte.com Paul McCartney } background-color: #FBECD5; "DIG opens with the shifting canvas of George Shearing's "Conception," which, as jazz historian Dan Morgenstern points out, bears the mark of Miles' group conception on BIRTH OF THE COOL. Django Reinhardt and "Bing Crosby's musical relationship with Rosemary Clooney is well established by their co-starring roles in the film White Christmas; their three duo albums; and their joint concert appearances toward the end of Crosby's life. Both have taken a song originally performed as a traditional ballad (once by Ella herself fifteen years earlier) and swung it. Song facts “It’s Only a Paper Moon” is a 1932 song with music written by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Yip Harburg and Billy Rose. Williams ironically juxtaposes Blanche’s fantastical understanding of herself with Stanley’s description of Blanche’s real nature. It's one song, originally having the title "If You Believed in Me" was created when producer Billy Rose approached the young lyricist Yip Harburg asking him for a song about a cynical Coney Island boardwalk barker (and would-be songwriter) who although disillusioned with the "seamy, phony side of show business life" had fallen in love with a boardwalk singer and so began to feel that if only she believed in him all might be well. Sag, ist es nur ein papierner Mond. General CommentThis is such a pretty song! al Yes, it's only a canvas sky, It looks as though producer Robert S. Bader, in analyzing the material, decided he had too much for a single 80-minute CD and, instead of cutting, decided to expand. But it wouldn't be make-believe ), 2011 Wenn … No doubt the Crosby and Clooney fans most likely to buy this album won't mind, but four versions of 'You'd Be so Nice to Come Home To' and three of 'Something to Remember You By' seem a bit much. 's note: above album though worth it is expensive. Fitzgerald is in peak voice; she's attentive to the nuances of soulful lyrics (Ira Gershwin's 'The Man That Got Away'), and lightly teases some witty ones (like Johnny Mercer's 'Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive'). But May also brings a delicate sensibility to introductory verses, interludes, and tender ballads. background-color: #FBECD5; He was B. G. DeSylva, one of the most prominent lyricists of the Twenties. below, One of the few single-disc compilations that ably covers her career from the early '30s to the early '50s, . Lyricist Harburg already had written the lyric for two other songs in the score for Take a Chance: "New Deal Rhythm" and "I Did It with My Little Ukulele." Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Last Updated on May 8, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. CafeSongbook.com makes no claims to rights of any kind in this content or the sources from which it comes. body { in a penny arcade. Finally, the reliable lyrics anthology, Reading Lyrics, collected by well known scholars of The Songbook, Robert Gottlieb and Robert Kimball, include the verse (See in left column). Say, it's only a paper moon, (Wilk, p. 294, paperbound Ed.). And it's not so much of a long shot that wheeler-dealer Billy Rose was involved in making that happen. Particularly on the first disc, this means the tracks are often loosely edited with studio chatter included, and there are sometimes multiple versions of songs. The lyric included, according to Harburg's biographer Walter Rimler, the young lyricist's own cynical world view in the metaphor: 'It's a Barnum and Bailey world / Just as phony as it can be" (Rimler, p. 32, hardcover Ed.). As Edward Jablonski writes, "Harburg had an affinity and 'affection for Arlen's typically American approach. ), 1945 They proceeded to spent the rest of the night jamming out together later joined by festival greats like George Benson and Roy Hargrove. Now over 40 years old, The Big Beat is as thunderous as ever. After spending a month at a Starfleet hospital after his leg was shot … Grade: 8 | 9 | 10. Check Out. Yes, it's only a canvas sky Hanging over a muslin tree But it wouldn't be make-believe if you believed in me Without your love it's a honky-tonk parade Without your love it's a melody played in a penny arcade It's a Barnum & Bailey world Just as phony as it can be But it wouldn't be make-believe if you believed in me You say it's only a paper moon Such content is used under the rules of fair use to further the educational objectives of CafeSongbook.com. It's Only A Paper Moon: 10: My Melancholy Baby: 11: Undecided: 12: Darktown Strutter's Ball: 13: Time Alone Will Tell: 14: Stairway To The Stars: 15 'Mama, Come Home' 16: I'll Chase The Blues Away: 17: A Kiss Good Night: 18: Big Boy Blue: 19: Stone Cold Death In The Market (He Had It Coming) 20 'Good Night, My Love' Companies, etc. In "Fun To Be Fooled" [another Harburg song] I was saying life is all being fooled, we are all being fooled by it, but while it's happening it's a lot of fun. Harburg was no doubt influenced by the jaundiced view of show business held by the authors of The Great Magoo, Ben Hecht and Gene Fowler. Whenever and however DeSylva heard "Paper Moon" he no doubt understood the song's potential and did what was necessary to get it into his movie. } Nat King Cole is on vocal and at the piano, Oscar Moore is on guitar and Johnny Miller on, bass. And, of course, as members of the same profession traveling in the same circles, DeSylva and Harburg got to know each other. Borrowed material (images): Images of CD, DVD, book and similar product covers are used courtesy of either Amazon.com or iTunes/LinkShare with which CafeSongbook.com maintains an affiliate status. Such permission will be acknowledged in this space on the page where the image is used. 'Dat Dere' and 'Lester Left Town' stand out as part of the true canons for hot jazz. Valentino plugged his guitar into the only available amplifier and they were off. The son of a '20s bandleader, McCartney no doubt heard many of these songs while growing up, and this album shows a special kinship between singer and song that goes far beyond the many songbook collections attempted by others of his generation. [2], Das Stück The Great Magoo war ein Misserfolg und hatte nur elf Aufführungen; es gelang den Urhebern im Folgejahr, den Song im Film Take a Chance unterzubringen, der eigentlich eine Verfilmung des gleichnamigen Musicals darstellt. } On the first disc, recorded between 1952 and 1958, they are accompanied by Crosby's longtime bandleader John Scott Trotter and his orchestra. https://www.kuvo.org/its-only-a-paper-moon-stories-of-standards When I'm away from you. During counseling sessions with Dax in his quarters, Nog is caught up on events on the station, but he doesn't seem too interested. The Amazon link above brings up many albums with early Nat King Cole Trio versions of "Paper Moon." } It's about wanting love. Dong! Bei Leon Parker (auf seiner CD Above & Below) „mutiert der Song mit Hilfe des Pianisten Jacky Terrasson in einen aberwitzigen Calypso.“[3]. Harold and I brought it to Billy Rose, and he said, "Gee, that's great. body { Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook on Verve with Billy May (1960). Philip Furia and With his brother-in-swing Nelson Riddle in the arranger's chair, these songs achieve an effervescence that decades of popular singers have bent over backwards trying in vain to approach. Here, Blakey combines his rhythm with tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter's brilliant composing to make what could only be termed a 'structurally raw' album. verse) background-color: #FBECD5; For me the task is never to say the thing directly and yet to say it -- to think in a curve, so to speak". video before starting another. ', (Cover drawing on Verve album shown below is by Henri Matisse. ), © 2009-2018 by CafeSongbook.com -- All Rights Reserved. Paper Moon is a 1973 American road comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and released by Paramount Pictures. See an abbreviated annotated chronology of "Paper Moon's" recordings over the decades in the Cafe Songbook Record/Video Cabinet (right column, this page). It was away from the Viennese derivation of the Kerns and other writers," and he quotes Harburg saying, "'I took a shine to [Arlen's] gutsy earthy [quality]. body { ( ), About the Verve Fitzgerald Arlen Songbook album, which was part of Norman Granz' magnificent Songbook series, in many ways the basis for what is now known as The Great American Songbook, Kevin Whitehead writes of the album for Amazon: "Recorded in 1960 and '61, this is one of the last and very best of Fitzgerald's songbooks spotlighting individual composers. ), Click cover to view our recommended album for this track -- at Amazon. It’s only a paper moon, It is a wish made from floor. --Kevin Whitehead (Cover drawing on Verve album shown below is by Henri Matisse.). (Amazon album review). 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