Two Grands, Four Hands – Spectacular And Rare Novelty Piano

The 1920s and ’30s were the heyday of piano duos, both in the U. S. and abroad. Elegant hotels frequently featured duetists; dance bands regularly arranged the rest of the stage instruments around two large grand pianos; and concert halls scheduled duo recitals, both classical and popular. This CD presents over two dozen rare novelty piano duo recordings made in the U. S. , the U. K. , France, and Australia. Most are being reissued here for the first time. A 16 page booklet is also included with liner notes by renowned novelty piano expert Alex Hassan and many rare photographs. Recorded 1925-1940. 26 tracks, 78 minutes. Tracks include: Nola, Kitten on the Keys, Lucky Kentucky, If You Knew Susie.

Two Grands, Four Hands – Spectacular And Rare Novelty Piano Duos Of The 1920s And 1930s

  • 1. Nola
  • 2. Kitten On the Keys
  • 3. Lucky Kentucky
  • 4. Alabamy Bound
  • 5. Shanghai Shuffle
  • 6. Charleston
  • 7. If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie)
  • 8. Follow Through Medley, Pt. 1: I Want To Be Bad/You Wouldn’t Fool Me
  • 9. Follow Through Medley, Pt. 2: Button Up Your Overcoat/My Lucky Star
  • 10. Singin’ In the Rain
  • 11. The Wedding of the Painted Doll
  • 12. “Yes, Yes” My Baby Said “Yes, Yes”
  • 13. Bend Down, Sister
  • 14. The Street Singer Medley, Pt. 1: Halfway To Heaven/Ballad Waltz/Rumba
  • 15. The Street Singer Medley, Pt. 2: Street Serenade/the Bees/Black Cats
  • 16. Dreaming of a Castle In the Air
  • 17. The Man I Love
  • 18. Funny Face Medley, Pt. 1: Funny Face/’S Wonderful
  • 19. Funny Face Medley, Pt. 2: My One and Only/Let’s Kiss and Make Up
  • 20. I Married an Angel, Pt. 1: Spring is Here/I’ll Tell the Main In the Str
  • 21. I Married an Angel, Pt. 2: I Married an Angel/How To Win Friends and In
  • 22. Tiger Rag
  • 23. St. Louis Blues
  • 24. Arabesque On Tunes From Lehar’s Merry Widow
  • 25. Classicanna
  • 26. Nola