Irving Berlin
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Irving Berlin Biography (Wikipedia)

Irving Berlin (born Israel Isidore Beilin; Yiddish: ישראל ביילין‎; May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. His music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook. Born in Imperial Russia, Berlin arrived in the United States at the age of five. He published his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907, receiving 33 cents for the publishing rights, and had his first major international hit, "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1911. He also was an owner of the Music Box Theatre on Broadway. It is commonly believed that Berlin could not read sheet music, and was such a limited piano player that he could only play in the key of F-sharp using his custom piano equipped with a transposing lever.

"Alexander's Ragtime Band" sparked an international dance craze in places as far away as Berlin's native Russia, which also "flung itself into the ragtime beat with an abandon bordering on mania." Over the years he was known for writing music and lyrics in the American vernacular: uncomplicated, simple and direct, with his stated aim being to "reach the heart of the average American," whom he saw as the "real soul of the country." In doing so, said Walter Cronkite, at Berlin's 100th birthday tribute, he "helped write the story of this country, capturing the best of who we are and the dreams that shape our lives."

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Anything You Can Do
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Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain) (feat. Fred Astaire)
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Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain) (feat. Fred Astaire)
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Puttin' on the ritz
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Cheek to Cheek
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Cheek to Cheek
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Let's Face The Music And Dance
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Let's Face The Music And Dance
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Blue Skies
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Blue Skies
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They Say It's Wonderfuul (Annie Get Your Gun)
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They Say It's Wonderfuul (Annie Get Your Gun)
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I Got Lost in His Arms (Annie Get Your Gun)
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I Got Lost in His Arms (Annie Get Your Gun)
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The Girl That I Marry (Annie Get Your Gun)
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The Girl That I Marry (Annie Get Your Gun)
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Anything You Can Do (Annie Get Your Gun)
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Anything You Can Do (Annie Get Your Gun)
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This Is The Army Mister Jones
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This Is The Army Mister Jones
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Top hat, white tie and tails
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Top hat, white tie and tails
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Easter Parade
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Easter Parade
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Cheek to Cheek
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Cheek to Cheek
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Sisters
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Sisters
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Top Hat
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Top Hat

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Gavin Sutherland
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There's No Business Like Showbusiness (FINALE)
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There's No Business Like Showbusiness (FINALE)
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Puttin' On The Ritz
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Puttin' On The Ritz

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10forBrass
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There's No Business Like Show Business
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There's No Business Like Show Business
Mel Tormé
Christmas Medley
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Christmas Medley
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White Christmas
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White Christmas

White Christmas

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Top Hat (1935) - Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
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Top Hat (1935) - Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
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White Christmas
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White Christmas

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Salvatore Camarata & his Orchestra
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Alexander's Ragtime Band
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Alexander's Ragtime Band
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Puttin' on the Ritz
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Puttin' on the Ritz
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Let's Face the Music and Dance
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Let's Face the Music and Dance
Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers & Irvine Berlin
Cheek to Cheek
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Cheek to Cheek

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Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers
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Irvine Berlin
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Top Hat: Top Hat White Tie and Tails
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Top Hat: Top Hat White Tie and Tails
Anita O’Day
I Used To Be Colour Blind
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I Used To Be Colour Blind
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I Love a Piano
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I Love a Piano
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Easter Parade
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Easter Parade
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Cheek to Cheek
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Cheek to Cheek
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Cheek to Cheek
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Cheek to Cheek
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MY BRITISH BUDDY
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MY BRITISH BUDDY
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Anything You Can Do
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Anything You Can Do
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White Christmas
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White Christmas
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Overture to White Christmas
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Overture to White Christmas
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White Christmas (Holiday Inn) - extract
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White Christmas (Holiday Inn) - extract
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