Audio Recording Simple melody

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About this Item

Title
Simple melody
Other Title
Watch your step
Simple melody
Play a simple melody
Summary
Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra
Contributor Names
Irving Berlin: composer
Elsie Baker: vocalist, contralto
Billy Murray: vocalist, tenor vocal
Edna Brown: vocalist, contralto
Irving Berlin: lyricist
Rosario Bourdon: conductor
Genre
Musical theater
Repository
Source of original recording: Recorded Sound Section, Library of Congress.
Rights Advisory
Inclusion of the recording in the National Jukebox, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
Language
English
Description
Elsie Baker, performing. Billy Murray, performing. Edna Brown, performing. Victor 18051. Matrix/Take: B-17588/1.
IIIF Presentation Manifest
Manifest (JSON/LD)

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Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Irving Berlin: Composer, Contralto Elsie Baker: Vocalist, Tenor Vocal Billy Murray: Vocalist, Contralto Edna Brown: Vocalist, Irving Berlin: Lyricist, and Rosario Bourdon: Conductor. Simple Melody. 1916. Web.. https://www.loc.gov/item/jukebox-17522/.

APA citation style:

Irving Berlin: Composer, Elsie Baker: Vocalist, C., Billy Murray: Vocalist, T. V., Edna Brown: Vocalist, C., Irving Berlin: Lyricist & Rosario Bourdon: Conductor. (1916) Simple Melody. [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/jukebox-17522/.

MLA citation style:

Irving Berlin: Composer, et al. Simple Melody. 1916. Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/jukebox-17522/>.

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