Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Shall We Dance
2:30
2 Fascinating Rhythm
2:22
3 The Half-Of-It Dearie Blues
2:45
4 I’d Rather Charleston
2:49
5 Crazy Feet
2:51
6 Not My Girl
2:26
7 Puttin’ on the Ritz
2:33
8 White Heat
3:01
9 Night and Day
3:11
10 I’ve Got You on My Mind
2:45
11 After You - Who?
3:19
12 The Gold Digger’s Song
2:16
13 The Carioca
2:49
14 Needle in Haystack
3:37
15 No Strings
2:32
16 Cheek to Cheek
3:19
17 Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
2:39
18 Isn’t This a Lovely Day
4:19
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 I’d Rather Lead a Band
2:29
2 Let Yourself Go
2:35
3 Let’s Face the Music and Dance
2:31
4 Pick Yourself Up
2:55
5 A Fine Romance
2:56
6 Bojangles of Harlem
3:05
7 (I’ve Got) Beginner’s Luck
2:50
8 Slap That Bass
2:53
9 Nice Work If You Can Get It
2:40
10 The Yam Step
2:49
11 The Astairable Rag
2:16
12 I Can’t Tell a Lie
2:41
13 You’re Easy to Dance With
2:49
14 The Shorty George
3:55
15 A Couple of Song and Dance Men
2:17
16 Steppin’ Out With My Baby
2:29
17 It Only Happens When I Dance With You
2:35
18 A Couple of Swells
2:36

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1935-06-26) (tracks 15–16)
New York, New York, United States (1935-06-27) (track 17)
composer:
Cole Porter (composer) (track 11)
Irving Berlin (1935) (tracks 15–17)
lyricist:
Cole Porter (composer) (track 11)
Irving Berlin (1935) (tracks 15–17)
orchestra:
Al Starita and His Boyfriends (1929-04-05) (track 6)
Leo Reisman & His Orchestra (1935-06-26) (tracks 15–16)
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (1935-06-27) (track 17)
performer:
vocals:
Fred Astaire (1929-04-05) (track 6)
Fred Astaire (1935-06-26) (tracks 15–16)
Fred Astaire (1935-06-27) (track 17)
writer:
Fred Astaire (track 6)
Desmond Carter (track 6)
Van Phillips (track 6)
publisher:
later translated versions:
Kind mot kind (track 16)
part of:
Gay Divorce (track 11)
recording of:
Not My Girl (1929-04-05) (track 6)
After You, Who? (1933) (track 11)
Cheek to Cheek (Top Hat) (1935-06-26) (track 16)
No Strings (I'm Fancy Free) (1935-06-26) (track 15)
Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (1935-06-27) (track 17)
referred to in medleys:
Top Hat Medley (Charlie Kunz) (tracks 16, 16–17)

CD 2

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1936-01-30) (track 1)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1936-07-28) (tracks 5–6)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1937-03-19) (track 7)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1937-10-19) (track 9)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1942-05-27) (track 13)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1946-07-24) (track 15)
Culver City, California, United States (1949-01-11) (track 18)
composer:
Irving Berlin (tracks 13, 15)
Jerome Kern (track 6)
Irving Berlin (1936) (tracks 1, 3)
Jerome Kern (1936) (track 5)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (tracks 7, 9)
Irving Berlin (1947) (tracks 17–18)
conductor:
John Green (composer and conductor, often credited as John Green) (track 17)
John Scott Trotter (1946-07-24) (track 15)
John Green (composer and conductor, often credited as John Green) (1949-01-11) (track 18)
lyricist:
Irving Berlin (tracks 13, 15)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 6)
Irving Berlin (1936) (tracks 1, 3)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (1936) (track 5)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (tracks 7, 9)
Irving Berlin (1947) (tracks 17–18)
orchestra:
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (1936-01-30) (track 1)
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (1936-07-28) (tracks 5–6)
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (1937-03-19) (track 7)
Ray Noble and His Orchestra (1937-10-19) (track 9)
Bob Crosby and His Orchestra (1942-05-27) (track 13)
John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra (1946-07-24) (track 15)
MGM Studio Orchestra (1949-01-11) (track 18)
vocals:
Fred Astaire (track 17)
Judy Garland (track 17)
Fred Astaire (1936-01-30) (track 1)
Fred Astaire (1936-07-28) (tracks 5–6)
Fred Astaire (1937-03-19) (track 7)
Fred Astaire (1937-10-19) (track 9)
Fred Astaire (1942-05-27) (track 13)
Fred Astaire (1946-07-24) (track 15)
Bing Crosby (1946-07-24) (track 15)
Fred Astaire (1949-01-11) (track 18)
Judy Garland (1949-01-11) (track 18)
writer:
Irving Berlin (track 12)
phonographic copyright by:
MCA Records, Inc. (do not use as a release label! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (track 15)
Loew’s Incorporated (1948) (tracks 17–18)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (pre‐MGM/UA Entertainment Co. era, 1924–1981) (1979) (tracks 17–18)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (track 5)
Irving Berlin Ltd. (track 18)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (tracks 7, 9)
arrangements:
Let's Face the Music (for brass band, Richards) (track 3)
later translated versions:
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score) (track 9)
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (track 7)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 9)
Easter Parade (full musical) (tracks 17–18)
Follow the Fleet (1936 film) (track 3)
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack) (track 7)
recording of:
Let’s Face the Music and Dance (Follow the Fleet) (track 3)
I’d Rather Lead a Band (Follow the Fleet) (1936-01-30) (track 1)
A Fine Romance (Swing Time) (1936-07-28) (track 5)
Bojangles of Harlem (Swing Time) (1936-07-28) (track 6)
(I've Got) Beginner's Luck (1937-03-19) (track 7)
Nice Work If You Can Get It (1937-10-19) (track 9)
I Can't Tell a Lie (1942) (track 12)
You're Easy to Dance With (1942-05-27) (track 13)
A Couple of Song and Dance Men (1946-07-24) (track 15)
A Couple of Swells (from Easter Parade) (1949-01-11) (track 18)
referred to in medleys:
Follow the Fleet Medley (Charlie Kunz) (tracks 1, 3)
Swing Time Medley (tracks 5–6)