May 28, 2010

"The Music Goes 'Round and Around"

The music was written by Edward Farley and Mike Riley, the lyrics by Red Hodgson, and was published in 1935. The song was recorded by Tommy Dorsey and became a hit in 1936. The song was the musical interlude for the Columbia movie The Music Goes Round in 1936.

Edythe Wright with Tommy Dorsey

The New York Times wrote: "If we really wanted to be nasty about it, we could say that this Farley-Riley sequence is the best thing in the new picture. At least it makes no pretense of being anything but a musical interlude dragged in by the scruff of its neck to illustrate the devastating effect upon the public of some anonymous young busybody's question about the workings of a three-valve sax horn. Like the 'March of Time,' it preserves in film the stark record of a social phenomenon—in this case, the conversion of a song hit into a plague, like Japanese beetles or chain letters." (Wikipedia)

4 comments:

marston5000 said...

Thank you, for this post. I love this song. You give a history from the 1930's,concerning this song, that I find interesting.

Thank You Again,
Doug Archer, San Diego
marston5000@yahoo.com

marston5000 said...

Thank you, for this post. I love this song. You give a history from the 1930's,concerning this song, that I find interesting.

Thank You Again,
Doug Archer, San Diego
marston5000@yahoo.com

Norm Makoujy said...

What a wonderfully fun song...can hear in their voices the joy they were experiencing while recording this number!!

Anonymous said...

Once I discovered "The Music Goes Round and Around" it's been going round and around in my head. This rendition by Tommy Dorsey and Edythe Wright is a classic - it's the epitome of this number. Wow, what music and what sound.