Label: Longines Symphonette Society - LWS 396 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Contemporary Jazz
Berlin produced an outpouring of ballads, dance numbers, novelty tunes and love songs that defined American popular song for much of the century. With a life that spanned more Perfidia - Norman Luboff Choir - Apasionada years and a catalog that boasted over songs, Irving Berlin epitomized Jerome Kern's famous maxim that "Irving Berlin has no place in American music -- he is American music.
One of eight children, his exact place of birth is unknown, although his family had been living in Tolochin, Byelorussia, when they immigrated to How Deep Is The Ocean - Various - The American Composers Musical Hall Of Fame York in When his father died, Berlin, just turned 13, took to the streets in various odd jobs, working as a busker singing for pennies, then as a singing waiter in a Chinatown Cafe.
In he published his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy," and by he had his first major international hit -- "Alexander's Ragtime Band. He wrote seventeen complete scores for Broadway musicals and reviews; and contributed material to six more. His songs have provided memorable moments in dozens of other films, from The Jass Singer to Home Alone An unabashed patriot, his love for - and generosity Berry Lipman Orchestra* - First Class - his country is legendary, and through several of his foundations, including The God Bless America Fund and This is The Army Inc.
A widower since his wife of 62 years, the former Ellin Mackay, had died the previous year at the age of 85, Berlin is survived by three daughters, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Hal Leonard. Foundation stone of popular American music.
Irving Berlin Inductee.
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