I'm Just Wild About Harry (1921)
Last updated: 19.12.19
I'm Just Wild About Harry
is one of five works which I purchased for use with the Bremen Recorder Touring Company
in April 2000. According to the ARCADIAN PRESS notes, words and music are attributed to Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake. Introduced by Florence Mills and chorus in the all-Negro revue Shuffle Along
(1921). She repeated her performance in London in the musical Dover Street to Dixie
(1923). The song was interpolated in several motion pictures, including the musical Rose of Washington Square
(20th Century-Fox, 1939), sung by Alice Faye; Broadway
, starring George raft and Pat O'Brien (Universal, 1942); the Ted Lewis screen biography Is Everybody Happy?
(Colombia, 1943); Jolson Sings Again
(Columbia, 1949), sung by Jolson on the soundtrack; and Gus Kahn's screen biography I'll See You in My Dreams
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