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The Continental

From the musical

The Gay Divorcee

Music by Con Conrad, Lyrics by Herb Magidson

"The Continental" is a song written by Con Conrad with lyrics by Herb Magidson, and was introduced by Ginger Rogers in the 1934 film, The Gay Divorcee. "The Continental" was the first song to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Major record hits at the time of introduction included Jolly Coburn and Leo Reisman.

In 1952 Harry James released a recording on the album Hollywood's Best (Columbia B-319 and CL-6224) with Rosemary Clooney on vocals.

    Release Date: 1934
Awards
1934 - Academy Award - Best Original Song


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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David Blackwell / Andrew Carter (Edited by) : In the Mood : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780193302013 : 9780193302013 : 9780193302013

David Blackwell / Andrew Carter (Edited by) : In the Mood bestseller

In the mood is an anthology of choral arrangements of seventeen classic popular songs by great names such as Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, and Richard Rogers. All the pieces are expertly arranged to suit the needs of amateur SATB groups looking for lighter popular repertoire -- school choirs, youth schoirs, or chamber choirs of any description. There's a mixture of accompanied and unaccompanied numbers, and a variety of styles: smoky blues, up-tempo sat, sentimental swing, exuberant Dixieland, sophisticated close-harmony, plu an opulent show-stopper or two like 'Somewhere over the rainbow'.

Songlist: Ain't Misbehavin', Autumn Leaves, Begin the Beguine, Blue Moon, The Continental, Deep Purple, I Got Rhythm, Laura, Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love), Over the Rainbow, She Was Beautiful , Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Summertime, 'S Wonderful, Tea For Two, Night and Day, In the Mood

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Voicing: SATB | 1014b | Songbook | $22.95 | A Cappella


Frank Sinatra : Original Keys for Singers - More of His Best : Solo : Songbook : 884088414306 : 1423484142 : 00307081

Frank Sinatra : Original Keys for Singers - More of His Best

40 more timeless standards from Ol' Blue Eyes, all in their original keys.

Songlist: All Of Me, Almost Like Being In Love, Change Partners, Cheek To Cheek, Come Dance With Me, The Continental, Days of Wine and Roses, Don't Worry 'Bout Me, Don'cha Go 'Way Mad, The End Of A Love Affair, Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words), The Good Life, How Little We Know, I Concentrate On You, I Could Write A Book, I Hadn't Anyone Till You, I Love Paris, I'm Glad There Is You (In This World Of Ordinary People), In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, Isle Of Capri, It Happened In Monterey, It Might As Well Be Spring, Lean Baby, Luck Be A Lady, Moonlight Becomes You, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Night We Called It A Day, Old Devil Moon, Only The Lonely, Pocketful Of Miracles, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Frank Sinatra | 7816b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano

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