The Vintage Irving Berlin
The Vintage Irving Berlin New World Records 80238

The eminent composer Jerome Kern once said, “Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music.”

This title, which was released as part of the original Recorded Anthology of American Music LP collection, was never reissued on compact disc. The album's liner notes are accessible via the link above, which include a biographical sketch and detailed information regarding each track (example below).

Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
(from Yip,Yip,Yaphank)
Irving Berlin, vocal; Milton Rosenstock conducting, with male chorus.

With the bugle notes of reveille for his motif and inspired by his hatred of getting up early in the morning, Berlin wrote and performed this song when he was a soldier in World War I and reprised it in World War II in a second soldier show, This Is the Army. No soldier could fail to respond to the last lines of his chorus:

Some day I’m going to murder the bugler,
Some day they’re going to find him dead. I’ll amputate his reveille
And step upon it heavily
And spend the rest of my life in bed.

According to Freedland, he show was supposed to have lasted for eight performances. At the end of six weeks, the press was still running advertisements for “Yip, Yip, Yaphank—Sergeant Irving Berlin and his Boys.”

The army had wanted $35,000. Sergeant Berlin presented them with a check for $85,000.

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The Vintage Irving Berlin

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Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
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Mandy
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A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody
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Rock-a-Bye Baby
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Shaking the Blues Away
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It All Belongs to Me
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Where Is the Song of Songs for Me?
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Let Me Sing and I'm Happy
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Puttin' On the Ritz
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Not for All the Rice in China
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How's Chances?
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Heat Wave
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How Deep Is the Ocean?
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Cheek to Cheek
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Louisiana Purchase
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