Yip Harburg

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Edgar Yipsel "Yip" Harburg (born Isidore Hochberg, Yiddish: איסידור הוכברג‎; April 8, 1896 – March 5, 1981) was an American popular song lyricist who worked with many well-known composers. He wrote the lyrics to the standards "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?," "April in Paris," and "It's Only a Paper Moon," as well as all of the songs in The Wizard of Oz, including "Over the Rainbow." He was known for the social commentary of his lyrics, as well as his liberal sensibilities. He championed racial and gender equality and union politics. He also was an ardent critic of religion.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 M. Welte & Söhne Pneumatic Orchestrions Various Artists 1
1991 Hollywood Dreams Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, John Mauceri 1
Back to Back Hits Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 20 Space Themes - Back to the Future The Allen Toussaint Orchestra 3 1
1998 Judy Judy Garland 1
2007 Kids Halloween Party Music The Hit Crew 1
2011 Le Songe d'une nuit d'été André Rieu 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Reflections Dale Bruning 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 The Wizard of Oz (1939 film cast) Harold Arlen 13
2008 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Paul Englishby 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Jazz & Dintorni, Volume 1 Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Pure Guitar: Flamenco, Classical & Jazz Various Artists 1

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