Sunday Bandstand 3 July 2022

Sunday Bandstand 3 July 2022

George Michael Cohan (July 3, 1878 – November 5, 1942) was an American entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer and theatrical producer.

Cohan began his career as a child, performing with his parents and sister in a vaudeville act known as "The Four Cohans". Beginning with Little Johnny Jones in 1904, he wrote, composed, produced, and appeared in more than three dozen Broadway musicals. Cohan wrote more than 50 shows and published more than 300 songs during his lifetime, including the standards "Over There", "Give My Regards to Broadway", "The Yankee Doodle Boy" and "You're a Grand Old Flag". As a composer, he was one of the early members of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. He displayed remarkable theatrical longevity, appearing in films until the 1930s and continuing to perform as a headline artist until 1940.

Known in the decade before World War I as "the man who owned Broadway", he is considered the father of American musical comedy. His life and music were depicted in the Oscar-winning film Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and the 1968 musical George M! A statue of Cohan in Times Square, New York City commemorates his contributions to American musical theatre.

He died of cancer at the age of 64 on November 5, 1942, at his Manhattan apartment on Fifth Avenue, surrounded by family and friends. His funeral was held at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, and was attended by thousands of people, including five governors of New York, two mayors of New York City and the Postmaster General.

The honorary pallbearers included Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor, Frank Crowninshield, Sol Bloom, Brooks Atkinson, Rube Goldberg, Walter Huston, George Jessel, Connie Mack, Joseph McCarthy, Eugene O'Neill, Sigmund Romberg, Lee Shubert and Fred Waring.Cohan was interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York City, in a private family mausoleum he had erected a quarter century earlier for his sister and parents

Playlist 3 July 2022


Recording Details 

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010
Fly Over - March - Roy Newsome  Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2001  'Bandstand - Famous Brass Band Marches' - CD - World Wind Music Mirasound BV 500.063 WWM - 2001
London Overture - Philip Sparke Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger  - 2011  'Three Cheers for 25 years' - CD - From a series of live concerts between 2011 and 2012
He ain't heavy he's my brother - The Hollies arr. Brian P. Crookes Tenor Horn Soloist Mark Letcher with the Bodmin Town Band MD: Howard Taylor - 1995  'Bodmin Town Band - Let's Face the Music' - CD - PM Sound PMSPCD 95601 - 1995
Desde (From) Argentina - 1) Adios Nonino 2) Anos de Soledad 3)Libertango - Con Amor - Astor Piazzolla Atlantic Brass Band (USA) MD: Salvatore Scarpa - 2017   'Metropolis' CD - SKU: 798577113727 - 2017
Piper in the Meadow - Traditional arr. Edrich Siebert Williams Fairey Engineering Band MD: Alan Lawton - 2006  'Best of Brass - Williams Fairey Band' - CD - Compilation Music Delta CD6590 - 2006 
Fantasy Overture - Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky arr. Philip Harper Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2021  'WOBPLAY Concert Series' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY406 - 2021 -
Kyrie of the Angels - Paolo Rustichelli arr. Luc Vertommen  Soprano Soloist Peter Roberts with the Brass Band Buizingen (Belgium) MD: Luc Vertommen - 2004  'Ad Optimum' - CD - Mirasound Amersfort Netherlands STEMRA 88470-2 - 2004
Mars from The Planets - Gustav Holst arr. Stephen Roberts  Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 1996  'The Planets' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD 050 - 1996 

Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin

Clarinet David Astle Piano Ian Buckle with the Sellers International Band MD: Philip McCann - 2004  'Somewhere in Time ' - CD - SP&S DOYCD184 - 2004
George M. Cohan Broadway Festival - George M. Cohan arr.  Floyd Werle River City Band (USA) MD: Denis Colwell - 2001  'River City Brass Band – All American' - CD - Summit Records (3) – DCD 310 - 2001
Anchors Aweigh - Charles Zimmerman  United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band MD: Lt Col Lowell Graham - 1990 (original date of recording)  'Ceremonial Music' - CD - Altissimo Label Catalogue No: 75442270092 Naxos Recording - 2006
Frankie and Johnny - Traditional arr. Stephen Roberts Euphonium Soloist Steven Mead - Multi-tracking  he plays every note you hear - 2013  'Steven Mead Euphonium Magic' - CD - Bocchino Music CD BOCC101 - 
New York Profile - Richard Phillips Kettering Citadel Band BM: Richard Phillips - 2011  'That's the Spirit' - CD - SP&S CD294 - 2011
Hocus Polka - James Burke and Roger Smith arr. Harris Cornet Soloist James Burke with the Burke and Phillips All Star Concert Band (USA) MD:  Dr Lucien Calliet - c:early 1960s  'Burke-Phillips All-Star Concert Band Vol. II' - Vinyl - Golden Crest – CR-4040 - c: early 1960s
Festivus Americus - Stephen Bulla  Brass of the Potomac (USA) MD: Stephen Bulla - 2020  'Firestorm' - CD - DeHaske Recordings   - 2020
American the Beautiful - Katherine Bates and Silas Ward  Grammercy Brass Orchestra (USA) MD: John Henry Lambert - 2002  'American Anthems' - CD - Grammercy Brass Orchestra CD1 - 2002
An American Trilogy - Traditional arr. Goff Richards Sellers International Band MD: Philip McCann - 2003  'American Landscapes' - CD - SP&S Recording DOY CD158 - 2003
Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Michael J Garasi - 2006  'Sing Sang  Song' - CD - Sforza Music Productions CD133 - 2006
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010

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