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The classic team of Bolcom and Morris are back!

How proud we are at Albany Records to be able to present to you these two wonderful artists in delightful material which has been newly recorded. Joan Morris and William Bolcom have been concertizing together since 1972. They perform American popular songs from the late 19th century through the 1920s and the 1930s, the latest songs by Leiber and Stoller, and cabaret songs by Bolcom and poet-lyricist Arnold Weinstein. To date they have recorded 19 albums together. Joan Morris was born in Portland, Oregon. She attended Gonzaga University in Spokane prior to scholarship studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. She appeared in several off-Broadway and road productions as well as at many Manhattan nightspots including the Cafe Carlyle and the Waldorf-Astoria's Peacock Alley. Since 1981 she has taught in the musical theater program at the University of Michigan where she produced an original musical in April 1998 based on the life of poet Mina Loy. The Pulitzer Prize winning composer William Bolcom studied at Mills College with Darius Milhaud, the Paris Conservatoire and completed his doctorate at Stanford University. Recent compositions include his wonderful opera McTeague, the Lyric Concerto for Flute and Orchestra for James Galway, his Sixth Symphony for Leonard Slatkin and the National Symphony Orchestra and he has just completed the film score for John Turturro's new movie Illuminata. He is now working on his new opera A View from the Bridge with a libretto by Arthur Miller and Arnold Weinstein which will be premiered in October, 1999 by the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He has taught composition at the University of Michigan since 1973, where he is the Ross Lee Finney Distinguished University Professor of Music.
Contents:
Eubie Blake, composer
Mirandy
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Dave Braham, composer
The Widow Nolan's Goat
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

George M. Cohan, composer
Life's a Funny Proposition After All
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

George M. Cohan, composer
Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Harry Dacre, composer
Daisy Bell
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Paul Dresser, composer
My Gal Sal
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Gus Edwards, composer
School Days
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Ida Emerson, composer
Hello, Ma Baby
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Fred Gilbert, composer
The Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

W.C. Handy, composer
Beale Street Blues
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Silvio Hein, composer
Some Little Bug Is Going to Find You
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Victor Herbert, composer
I Might Be Your "Once-in-a-While"
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Raymond Hubbell, composer
Poor Butterfly
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Carrie Jacobs-Bond, composer
Just A-Wearyn' For You
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

J. Sosamond Johnson, composer
Nobody's Lookin But De Owl an' De Moon
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

John W. Kellette, composer
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Michael Nolan, composer
Little Annie Rooney
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Abe Olman, composer
Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Herman Paley, composer
Billy
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

H.W. Petrie, composer
Asleep In The Deep
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Caro Roma, composer
Can't You Heah Me Callin', Caroline?
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

A. Baldwin Sloane, composer
Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Oley Speaks, composer
On the Road to Mandalay
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Percy Wenrich, composer
Moonlight Bay
Joan Morris, mezzo, William Bolcom, piano

Review:
"...Bolcom's stylish piano-playing suits these standards well, and the interesting notes offer background on each selection. Those who are fanatical about American songs of the period may want to have a listen." (Fanfare)
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