For Those Who Like It Hot — REAL HOT

Welcome to another Wildcard Wednesday! Despite the perhaps misleading title, today’s post is not  about Billy Wilder’s sizzling comedic masterpiece,  Some Like It Hot (1959). (But it is one of my favorites, so I’m sure it’ll come up on here sooner or later.) The heat I’m referring to is the figurative conflagration that emanates from a really swinging tune. Heat isn’t exclusive to fast toe-tapping tempos, but refers rather to the sound of the music — its style, its wit, its allure. And in the first half of the 1920s, no one produced music hotter than Mr. Irving Berlin.  In today’s post, I’m sharing several of the hottest Irving Berlin tunes from 1920-1925. (These are some of cuts I jam out to when I’m “all alone!”) The music speaks for itself — just put it on and start step, step, steppin’ around!

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01) “Home Again Blues” (1920)

02) “All By Myself” (from THE MUSIC BOX REVUE OF 1921-1922)

03) “Everybody Step” (from THE MUSIC BOX REVUE OF 1921-1922)

04) “The Schoolhouse Blues” (from THE MUSIC BOX REVUE OF 1921-1922)

05) “Lady Of The Evening” (from THE MUSIC BOX REVUE OF 1922-1923)

06) “Pack Up Your Sins And Go To The Devil” (from THE MUSIC BOX REVUE OF 1922-1923)

07) “Bring On The Pepper” (from THE MUSIC BOX REVUE OF 1922-1923)

08) “When You Walked Out, Someone Else Walked Right In” (from THE MUSIC BOX REVUE OF 1923-1924)

09) “An Orange Grove In California” (from THE MUSIC BOX REVUE OF 1923-1924)

10) “Learn To Do The Strut” (from THE MUSIC BOX REVUE OF 1923-1924)

11) “What’ll I Do?” (inserted into THE MUSIC BOX REVUE OF 1923-1924 in early 1924)

12) “All Alone” (inserted into the Post-Broadway tour of THE MUSIC BOX REVUE OF 1923-1924 and then used in THE MUSIC BOX REVUE OF 1924-1925)

13) “Don’t Wait Too Long” (inserted into the Post-Broadway tour of THE MUSIC BOX REVUE OF 1924-1925) 

14) “Remember” (1925)

15) “Always” (1925)

 

 

Come back next Wednesday for an all new Wildcard post! And come back tomorrow as the Xena countdown brings us to number four!

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