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Audio: Compilations
Michael Feinstein Sings the Burton Lane Songbook, Vol. 1. Elektra Nonesuch 9-79243-2, 1990.
Harold Arlen and Vernon Duke Revisited. Painted Smiles Records B0002WPSJ4, 1991.
Fancy Meeting You: Phillip Officer Sings the Lyrics of E.Y."Yip" Harburg. The noted cabaret singer performs 18 of Yip's lyrics. Pipo Reco CD0001, 1992.
Michael Feinstein Sings the Burton Lane Songbook, Vol. 2. Elektra Nonesuch 9-79285-2, 1992.
American Songbook Series: E.Y. Harburg. 23 tracks, featuring Yip's best lyrics performed by Bing Crosby, Groucho Marx, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Barbara Cook, Rosemary Clooney, Sarah Vaughan, Bobby Short, Margaret Whiting and many more. Smithsonian Collection of Recordings RD-048-16 A 23952, 1994.
American Songbook Series: Harold Arlen. Smithsonian Collection of Recordings RD-048-5 A 22407, 1994.
Yip Sings Harburg Yip Sings Harburg. Yip sings 27 of his lyrics in this remarkable collection which includes demo recordings for The Wizard of Oz and the 1951 musical Flahooley, plus favorites including "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" "April in Paris" and "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady." Koch International KC-7386, 1996.
Beyond the Rainbow. Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner, voice and piano. The Boston-based duo performs 22 Harburg songs, including the rarities Never Bedevil the Devil; The Peter Pan of Tin Pan Alley; Who Do You Kiss Goodnight?; Let's Forget Tomorrow Tonight; Brother, Just Laugh It Off; Take My Song; If Every Day Were Valentine's Day; Thank You, Columbus. Oakton ORCD0005, 1996.
Robert Clary Sings Irving Berlin and Yip Harburg. The actor-singer, best known as a character on the 1960's TV sitcom Hogan's Heroes, sings I Like the Likes of You; It's Only a Paper Moon; Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe; Let's Take a Walk Around the Block; Fun to Be Fooled; April in Paris; a medley of Then I'll Be Tired of You and Right As the Rain; a medley of Old Devil Moon, When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love and If This Isn't Love. Original Cast 8806, 1998.
Songbird (Eva Cassidy). This CD by the late singer-guitarist ends with a moving rendition of Over the Rainbow. Licensed by Blix Street Records G2-10045, 1998.
Dawn Upshaw Sings Vernon Duke. Includes I Like the Likes of You; Water Under the Bridge; April in Paris. Nonesuch 79531-2, 1999.
Leslie Orofino: Moonlight Cocktails, 2001.
William Bolcom, Joan Morris, Max Morath Sing Yip Harburg. Recorded live in concert at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, NYC, in June 2003. Original Cast 6063, 2003.
Hot Moonlight! Karen Lynn Gorney Sings the Music of Jay Gorney. Ms. Gorney, daughter of the composer, sings ten of her father's songs, including five with lyrics by Yip: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?; Hot Moonlight; Ah, But Is It Love?; Adrift on a Star; What Wouldn't I Do for That Man? Gorney Music, 2003.
The Slightly Irreverent Mitchell Trio, originally released as an LP in 1964, contains several of Yip's humorous poems set to music: An African Song (On That Great Civilized Morning); Yevtushenko?; Less Majeste; For the Man of Extinction; Achtung!; Red, White and Blue Cross; Shall I Write a Letter to My Congressman?; and Back to the Drawing Board. Collectors Choice Music B0000654-02, 2003.
Beverly Cosham Sings Yip Harburg. Produced by George Hummel, 2004.
Katharine McPhee: Somewhere Over the Rainbow / My Destiny. This best-selling single was released June 27, 2006 after McPhee performed it twice on American Idol to great acclaim.
Over the Rainbow: The Great Songs of Yip Harburg. With 30 tracks sung by Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Maureen McGovern, Tommy Hollis, Judy Garland, Catherine Russell, Groucho Marx, Yip and many others. Coming soon from The Yip Harburg Foundation.

Nancy Stearns: Yip Harburg: With Humor and Hope, 2009. Based on a cabaret show Stearns performed at Don't Tell Mama, in New York City, this CD highlights Harburg's songs of social comment – songs dealing with women's rights, racial equality, the environment, money, power, peace and love. It includes “One Sweet Morning,” an anthem to peace, not previously recorded.

Kate Baldwin: Let's See What Happens, 2009. The star of the 2009 Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow sings (mostly) the songs of Yip Harburg and Burton Lane. PS Classics B002LVGXRU.

Audio: Stage Musicals and Motion Picture Soundtracks

Ziegfeld Follies (The Nineteen Thirty-Four Edition of). Music by Vernon Duke and others. From pirate recording during 1935 national tour, very poor sound quality but rare chance to hear Vernon Duke-E.Y. Harburg songs as they sounded live. Outstanding songs: Water Under the Bridge; I Like the Likes of You; What Is There to Say. AEI-CD-039, 1997.
Life Begins at 8:40. Music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Yip Harburg. This PS Classics recording is based on a concert presented in March 2010 at the Library of Congress. That performance featuring a full 24-piece orchestra conducted by Aaron Gandy and a cast of Broadway and recording veterans including Kate Baldwin, Philip Chaffin, Christopher Fitzgerald, Montego Glover, Rebecca Luker, Brad Oscar, Faith Prince, Graham Rowat and Jessica Stone has been stunningly preserved in this new studio cast album. The witty and effervescent score (set to the original orchestrations by Hans Spialek, Robert Russell Bennett and Don Walker, faithfully restored by Larry Moore) is brought vividly to life in this world premiere recording. Release date: June 8, 2010.
The Wizard of Oz. Music by Harold Arlen. Two discs: original 1939 movie soundtrack plus supplemental material including a beautifully designed and superbly written liner notes by John Fricke. Turner/Rhino R271964, 1995.

The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary anthology CD. Features songs from the movie (and some that were dropped) recorded by Judy Garland, composer Harold Arlen, and popular performers of the day such as Glenn Miller and his orchestra. Includes “Behind the Scenes: How a Picture Is Created,” narrated by Robert Young; Garland performing at the sneak preview with the film’s producer Mervyn LeRoy, and much more. Sepia Recordings B00H2AV4YC, released February 2014.

Hold on to Your Hats. Music by Burton Lane. Complete score of 1940 show sung by contemporary artists. Includes There's a Great Day Comin' Manana; Don't Let It Get You Down; The World Is in My Arms; plus extra songs from other sources including Fancy Meeting You (sung by Yip himself) and Moon About Town sung by Tammy Grimes. Painted Smiles Records PSCD-120, 1990.
Ship Ahoy (music by Burton Lane) and Las Vegas Nights. Original 1942 motion picture soundtrack of Ship Ahoy, which was Frank Sinatra's first major Hollywood feature. He sings "Last Call for Love" and "Poor You" with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Hollywood Soundstage 4006, undated.
DuBarry Was a Lady. Original 1943 motion picture soundtrack (includes selections from 1944 motion picture, Meet the People). Includes In Times Like These (Sammy Fain); It's Smart to Be People (Burton Lane); Thank You, Columbus (Lane). Turner/Rhino RHM 7851, 2004.
Cabin in the Sky. Music by Harold Arlen and Vernon Duke. Lyrics by Yip Harburg and John LaTouche. Original motion picture soundtrack. Includes Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe sung by Ethel Waters and Life's Full of Consequence sung by Lena Horne and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson. Turner/Rhino R272245, 1996
Bloomer Girl. Music by Harold Arlen. Original 1944 Broadway cast. Includes Right as the Rain; The Eagle and Me; I Got a Song; 'T'morra', T'morra'. Decca/Universal 440 103 561-2, 2001.
Finian's Rainbow. Music by Burton Lane. Original 1947 Broadway cast. All of the beloved songs including How Are Things in Glocca Morra; Old Devil Moon; Look to the Rainbow; plus Yip singing Don't Pass Me By, which was cut from the show. Digitally remastered by Thomas Z. Shepard. Columbia Masterworks SK 89208, 2000.
Finian's Rainbow. Music by Burton Lane. Cast of the 1960 Broadway revival of the Yip Harburg-Burton Lane classic. RCA Victor 1057-2-RG, 1988.
Finian's Rainbow. Music by Burton Lane, arranged for two pianos by Mark Hartmann. Irish Repertory Theatre concert revival. Ghostlight Records 4402-2, 2004.
Finian's Rainbow. Music by Burton Lane, with the original orchestration by Robert Russell Bennett and Don Walker; musical supervision and vocal arrangements by Rob Berman. Cast album from the 2009 Broadway revival, directed by Warren Carlyle. PS Classics B0030AIGKI.
Flahooley. Music by Sammy Fain. Original 1951 Broadway cast. Featuring Barbara Cook in her first Broadway leading role. She sings He's Only Wonderful; The World Is Your Balloon and others. Capitol/DRG 19059, 2004.
The Happiest Girl in the World. Music by Jacques Offenbach, adapted by Jay Gorney and Robert DeCormier. Score includes Adrift on a Star (to the melody of The Barcarolle). Original Broadway cast. DRG 19032, 2002.
Jamaica. Music by Harold Arlen. Original Broadway cast. Lena Horne and others perform Napoleon; I Don't Think I'll End It all Today; Monkey in the Mango; Ain't It the Truth and many others. BMG-RCA 09026-68041-2.
Gay Purr-ee. Music by Harold Arlen. Original motion picture soundtrack. Warner/Rhino RHM2 7600, 2003.
Darling of the Day. Music by Jule Styne. Original Broadway cast. Includes several little-known gems including Panache; A Gentleman's Gentleman; Let's See What Happens; Under the Sunset Tree. BMG 09026-63334-2, 1998.
Audio: Special Events
Yip Harburg's Lyrics of Social Comment. A free concert held on April 8, 2004 that launched the Yip Harburg Documentary Film Collection at the Donnell Media Center, New York Public Library. The concert was conceived and narrated by Deena Rosenberg, directed by Michael Montel, and featured Broadway singers Stephen Bogardus, Sherry Boone, T. Oliver Reid and Diane Sutherland. This recording is not a commercial product but is available from the Yip Harburg Foundation.
Yip and Gersh: A Celebration of Two Brilliant American Lyricists - E.Y. "Yip" Harburg and Ira Gershwin. Over 20 songs with lyrics by Harburg and Gershwin are performed in this tribute held at City College of New York on June 14, 2003. Conceived by Deena Rosenberg. Directed by Michael Montel. Singers: Judy Blazer, Stephen Bogardus, Sherry Boone, Gregg Edelman, Catherine Russell. Musical Director and Pianist: David Brunetti. This recording is not a commercial product and is available only from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
Social Commentary from a Little Squirrel: Music to the Lyrics of E.Y. "Yip" Harburg. A June 14, 2003 performance by the Holy Apostles Community Chorus at the Church of the Holy Apostles in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood, directed by Jack Eppler. Several of Yip's songs are performed by this unique ensemble. Solos include "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" and "Free and Equal Blues." Choir renditions include "Hooray for What!" and a selection of songs from Finian's Rainbow, Jamaica and Bloomer Girl. This recording is not a commercial product and is available only from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
Let's Take a Walk Around the Block: Songs by Yip Harburg, the Gershwins and Friends. A benefit for the Working Theatre of New York City held at the Cherkasky Davis Conference Center of 1199/SSEU's National Benefit and Pension Fund. Conceived and narrated by Deena Rosenberg. With singers Ann Crumb, Catherine Russell, Sal Viviano. Piano and musical direction by David Brunetti. This recording is not a commercial product and is available only from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
Let's Take a Walk Around the Block: Songs by Yip Harburg, the Gershwins and Friends. Benefit for the Pearl Theatre Company in New York City's East Village, June 4, 2001. Conceived and narrated by Deena Rosenberg, starring singer Sherry Boone and pianist-singer David Brunetti. This recording is not a commercial product and is available only from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
Fascinating Rhythms: Songs by the Gershwins, Yip Harburg and Friends. A private performance held November 15, 2000 for a dinner meeting of the Post Graduate Hospitals Alumni Association of NYU at the Water Club in New York City. Conceived and narrated by Deena Rosenberg. With singers Sherry Boone, Michael McElroy, Diane Sutherland and musical director-pianist Alex Rybeck. This recording is not a commercial product and is available only from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
Let's Take a Walk Around the Block. Outdoor performance held at the corner of Essex and Grand Streets in New York City on the occasion of the June 18, 2000 Lower East Side Festival. Conceived and narrated by Deena Rosenberg. With singers Sherry Boone, Miguel Cervantes and Tommy Hollis, joined by students from the Computers and the Arts Project (CAP) of PS 19. Conceived and narrated by Deena Rosenberg. Directed by Michael Montel. Musical director and pianist, Bob Goldstone. This recording is not a commercial product and is available only from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
Yip Harburg: Broadway's Social Conscience. A performance held at the New York Historical Society on April 14, 1999. Conceived and narrated by Deena Rosenberg. With singers Stephen Bogardus, Sherry Boone, Tommy Hollis and Nancy Opel. Musical director, David Brunetti. This recording is not a commercial product and is available only from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
The Necessity of Rainbows. Barnes and Noble, March 7, 1997. To help promote the Yip Harburg centennial exhibition at Lincoln Center’s Billy Rose Performing Arts Library (1996-97), the Yip Harburg Foundation presented a book-signing event at Barnes and Noble book store for Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz. Speakers were Ernie Harburg and Barbara Stratyner (curator of exhibitions, NY Public Library for the Performing Arts); singers were Tommy Hollis, Nancy Opel and pianist-singer Jimmy Roberts. This recording is not a commercial product and is available only from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
Yip and Gersh. Concert featuring songs with lyrics by Yip Harburg and Ira Gershwin, fellow lyricists and lifelong best friends. Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center, January 11, 1997. Conceived and narrated by Deena Rosenberg. Singers: Tommy Hollis, Liz Larsen, Nancy Opel, Sal Viviano. Pianist-singer: Jimmy Roberts. This recording is not a commercial product and is available only from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
Yip Harburg: Broadway’s Social Conscience. National Press Club, Washington, DC, November 16, 1993. Concert to launch the “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” Day campaign in which DJ’s around the country played their favorite rendition of “Dime” and then asked listeners to send donations to the National Coalition for the Homeless. Co-conceived and narrated by Deena Rosenberg. Co-conceived and directed by Mel Marvin. Singers: Sherry Boone, Betsy Joslyn, Michael McElroy. Pianist: Jimmy Roberts. This recording is not a commercial product and is available only from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
Audio: Radio Broadcasts
A Tribute to Yip Harburg. From "Footlight Parade," a nationally syndicated program hosted by Bill Rudman, this 50-minute broadcast from Spring 2003 features an interview with Ernie Harburg and several recordings. This recording is not a commercial product and is available only from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
Over the Rainbow. From BBC Radio Scotland's "Songlines" series. In this 26-minute program which was broadcast on November 10, 2002, the famous song is discussed by Ernie Harburg, Deena Rosenberg, Will Friedwald, Martin Taylor (guitarist), Alistair Savage (violinist), Rob Wasserman (musician). There are also excerpts from Yip's own talks and interviews. With recordings of the song by Judy Garland, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. This recording is not a commercial product and is available only from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? From BBC Radio Scotland's "Songlines" series. Fall 2001, 26 minutes. A discussion of the classic song with Ernie Harburg, Deena Rosenberg, Georgina Boyes, Tom Waits, Billy Bragg and excerpts from Yip's own talks and interviews. With several renditions of the song by top singers through the decades. This recording is not a commercial product and is available only from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
Over the Rainbow. BBC Radio Birmingham (UK), fall 2001. A discussion of the song with Jane Horrocks (who sang it in the play and film Little Voice), John Fricke (noted Wizard of Oz historian), Ernie Harburg, Deena Rosenberg, and others. This program is available online at the BBC's website.
What Makes It So Great? "Over the Rainbow" is played and analyzed by musician Robert Kapilow. This 15-minute segment was originally aired on National Public Radio on July 16, 2001.
One Man's Vision: Yip Harburg and Finian's Rainbow. Footlight Parade (nationally syndicated program hosted by Bill Rudman). December, 2000. 52 minutes. Guest: Ernie Harburg. This recording is not a commercial product and is available only from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
A Tribute to Yip Harburg: The Man Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz. This interview of Ernie Harburg by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now (heard on Pacifica Radio and seen on independent TV stations) was first broadcast in 1996. In 2003 the Democracy Now producers added images to the interview and have been presenting it on TV every holiday season. Click here to listen or view online or ro read a transcript.
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Print: Biographies & Songbooks
Harold Meyerson and Ernest Harburg. Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz? Yip Harburg, Lyricist. 454 pages, black-and-white and color illustations, lyrics to dozens of songs. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993 (hardcover), 1995 (softcover). This book is also available directly from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
The Yip Harburg Songbook. (Out of print; copies can be ordered from private used booksellers or from the Yip Harburg Foundation.) Piano/vocal sheets to 44 songs with lyrics by Yip Harburg. Contains an illustrated essay by Stephen Holden and four songs that appear here for the first time in published form: Leave the Atom Alone (Arlen, 1957); Promise Me Not to Love Me (Arlen, 1976); The Silent Spring (Arlen, 1963); and Time, You Old Gypsy Man (Springer, 1979). Warner Bros. Publications [CPP Belwin], 1994.
The Yip Harburg Songbook. A new edition published by Hal Leonard, 2009. Piano/vocal sheets to 34 songs including "Over the Rainbow," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "April in Paris," "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady," "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" "Old Devil Moon," and an illustrated introductory essay by Stephen Holden.

The Wizard of Oz: 70th Anniversary Deluxe Songbook features all of the classic songs by E.Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen plus never-before-published “character themes” by Academy-Award winning composer Herbert Stothart, the complete “Munchkinland Musical Sequence,” and the song “The Jitterbug,” which was deleted from the original film. Each song is presented in its original key, utilizing rare M-G-M studio manuscripts and the original motion picture soundtrack. As a bonus, this unique collector's item includes two songs from the 1903 Broadway musical production of The Wizard of Oz, with lyrics by original Oz author L. Frank Baum. These songs have not been published in over a century. The songbook also contains dozens of original production stills and publicity photos, an essay on the story behind the songs and score, and biographies of the composers. Alfred Music Publishing, Inc., 2009.

Finian's Rainbow -- Vocal Selections: Piano/Vocal/Chords. nine selections from the classic Broadway musical by E. Y. Harburg and Burton Lane, arranged for piano/vocal with chords. Few Broadway musicals have produced more standards than Finians Rainbow. A masterful combination of political satire, social commentary, and whimsical charm, its enchanting score has survived the test of time. Titles: How Are Things in Glocca Morra? * Look to the Rainbow * Old Devil Moon * Something Sort of Grandish * If This Isn't Love * Necessity * That Great Come-and-Get-It Day * The Begat * When Im Not Near the Girl I Love.
Mary Tiegreen, Editor/Designer. Over the Rainbow. The lyric to the famous Harburg-Arlen song is illustrated with paintings by Maxfield Parrish. Appropriately, Maxfield Parrish was one of Yip's favorite painters. Yip always treasured his postcard copy of Parrish's rendition of Maud Adams as Peter Pan in a stage production Yip saw as a child. Welcome Press, 2006.
Eric Puybaret, Illustrator. Over the Rainbow. The illustrated lyric to the song also comes with a CD of Judy Collins singing it (includes the verse not sung in the 1939 film). From Peter Yarrow Books, 2010.

The Vernon Duke Songbook, Vol. 1 contains five songs Duke wrote with Yip Harburg ("April in Paris," "I Am Only Human After All," "I Like the Likes of You," "A Penny for Your Thoughts" and "Suddenly"). The team wrote over forty songs together from 1930-1934, many of them unpublished. Boosey Hawkes/Kay Duke, 2012.

The Wizard of Oz: Selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Stage Production. Alfred Music Publishing, 2011.
Harriet Alonso. Yip Harburg: Legendary Lyricist and Human Rights Activist. Wesleyan University Press, 2012. Biography of Yip utilizing Yip's own words.
Stuart Stotts. Over the Rainbow: The Life and Rhymes of Yip Harburg. Big Valley Press (Kindle only), 2014. A biography of Yip for children.
Print: Books by E.Y. Harburg

Rhymes for the Irreverent. (Originally published by Grossman, NY, 1965.) Reissued by the Yip Harburg Foundation, 1999 with new illustrations by LeVan/Barbee Studio. Softcover. This book is OUT OF PRINT and available exclusively from The Yip Harburg Foundation.

More Rhymes for the Irreverent. Originally published as At This Point in Rhyme (NY: Crown, 1976). Reissued by the Yip Harburg Foundation, 2000 with illustrations by LeVan/Barbee Studio. Softcover. This book is OUT OF PRINT and available exclusively from The Yip Harburg Foundation.
Rhymes for the Irreverent. Reissued January 2006 by the Freedom from Religion Foundation. This hardcover edition incorporates the 1965 and 1976 editions of the two books cited above, plus several newly discovered, previously unpublished poems. Seymour Chwast, who illustrated the original 1965 Rhymes for the Irreverent, created new pen-and-ink drawings for this edition.
Other Print References
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. ASCAP Biographical Dictionary. 4thed. New York and London: Jaques Catrell Press and Bowker, 1980.

Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman and Thomas Travisano, editors. The New Anthology of American Poetry: Volume Two: Modernisms 1900-1950. Rutgers University Press. Includes the lyrics to “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” and “Over the Rainbow.”

R. LeRoy Bannerman. Norman Corwin and Radio: The Golden Years. University of Alabama Press, 1986. Contains passages about CBS radio programs on which Yip collaborated with Corwin during the 1940's.

Stephen Banfield. Jerome Kern. Yale Broadway Masters Series. Yale University Press, 2006. Contains a section about the songs Yip wrote with Kern for the 1944 motion picture Can't Help Singing.
Ken Bloom and Frank Vlastnick. Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time. NY: Black Dog & Leventhal, 2004.
Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin. Song by Song: 14 Great Lyric Writers. England: Ross Anderson Publications, 1984. Chapter 8: "E.Y. Harburg: Somewhere Over the Rainbow," p. 118.
Contemporary Authors, vols. 85-88. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1980.
Current Biography, 1980. NY: H.W. Wilson.
Lehman Engel. Their Words Are Music: The Great Theatre Lyricists and Their Lyrics. NY: Crown, 1975.
David Ewen. Great Men of American Popular Song. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1972.
Caryl Flinn. Brass Diva: The Life and Legends of Ethel Merman. University of California Press, 2007. Provides details about the Paramount-Astoria film shorts in which Merman sang songs with lyrics by Yip.
John Fricke, Jay Scarfone, and William Stillman. The Wizard of Oz: The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History. Introduction by Jack Haley, Jr. Warner, 1989.
Will Friedwald. Stardust Memories: A Biography of Twelve of America's Most Popular Songs. NY: Pantheon, 2002. Includes a chapter (p. 142) that describes how Yip helped composer Johnny Green and lyricist Edward Heymann create the lyric to their classic, "Body and Soul."
Philip Furia. The Poets of Tin Pan Alley: A History of America's Great Lyricists. NY: Oxford University Press, 1990, 1992. Chapter 9: "Paper Moons: Howard Dietz and Yip Harburg."
James Gavin. Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne. Atria Books, 2009. Contains several passages about Horne's connection to Yip, chiefly via the 1943 motion picture Cabin in the Sky and the 1957 Broadway musical Jamaica.
Ira Gershwin.  Lyrics on Several Occasions. New York, Knopf: 1959. Reprint, New York: Limelight Press, 1997.
Sondra Gorney. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? The Life of Composer Jay Gorney. The Scarecrow Press, 2005.
Martin Gottfried. Broadway Musicals. NY: H.N. Abrams, 1979.

Jack Gottlieb. Funny, It Doesn’t Sound Jewish: How Yiddish Songs and Synagogue Melodies Influenced Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood. State University of New York in Association with the Library of Congress, 2004.

Mark N. Grant. The Rise and Fall of the Broadway Musical. Northeastern University Press, 2004. Contains extensive passages about Yip as auteur.
Stanley Green. Ring Bells! Sing Songs! Broadway Musicals of the 1930's. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1971.
Stanley Green. The World of Musical Comedy, 4 th ed. San Diego and NY: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1980. Chapter 14: "E.Y. Harburg, Vernon Duke, Harold Arlen, Burton Lane," p. 173.
Mark Griffin. A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli. DaCapo Press, 2010. Contains several passages about Yip's professional and personal ties to Minnelli beginning in the early 1930s when Minnelli was designing sets for Broadway musical revues, and continuing through Hooray for What! in 1937 and Cabin in the Sky in 1942-43.
Aljean Harmetz. The Making of the Wizard of Oz. New York: Knopf, 1977. 2nd edition, NY: Hyperion, 1998.
Stephen Holden. "The Lyrics of Yip Harburg" in The Yip Harburg Songbook. Miami: CPP-Belwin, 1994. Includes 44 major songs. Also in the 2009 reissue by Hal Leonard Music Publishers.
Sam Irvin. Kay Thompson: From Funny Face to Eloise. This biography of the "entertainer and world-class eccentric" contains several pages about the subject's experiences in the pre-Broadway phase of the 1937 Harburg-Arlen musical Hooray for What! NY: Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Edward Jablonski. The Encyclopedia of American Music. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1981.
Edward Jablonski. Harold Arlen: Happy with the Blues. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1961.
David Jenness and Don Velsey. Classic American Popular Song: The Second Half-Century, 1950-2000. NY: Routledge, 2006. Contains commentary on several of Yip's lesser-known lyrics.

Justin Kaplan, General Editor. Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, 16th Edition. Little, Brown & Company, 1992, p. 699.

Herbert Keyser. Geniuses of the American Musical Theatre: The Composers and Lyricists. Applause Books, 2009. Contains a beautifully illustrated chapter on Yip.
Richard Koszarski. Hollywood on the Hudson: Film and Television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff, Rutgers University Press, 2008. Several passages of this thorough history discuss Yip's little-known lyric writing stint at Paramount's Long Island Astoria Studios from 1929 through the early 1930's.
John Lahr. Notes on a Cowardly Lion: The Biography of Bert Lahr. NY: Knopf, 1969.
John Lahr. "The Lemon-Drop Kid" in The New Yorker. Sept. 30, 1996. Reprinted in Honky Tonk Parade, Overlook Press, 2005.
Ethan Mordden. Broadway Babies. NY: Oxford University Press, 1983.
Stephen Nelson. "Only a Paper Moon": The Theatre of Billy Rose. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1985, 1987. This examination of the impresario's stage career includes a discussion of some of the musical revues to which Yip contributed songs.
W. Rigdon, ed. Notable Names in the American Theatre. Clifton, NJ: J.T. White, 1976.
Earl Robinson with Eric A. Gordon. Ballad of an American: The Autobiography of Earl Robinson. Lanham, MD, & London: The Scarecrow Press, 1998. Contains commentary by one of Yip's composer-collaborators on the creation of lesser-known songs including "Free and Equal Blues," "The Same Boat, Brother," the score for the motion picture California (1947), "Hurry Sundown," "One Sweet Morning" and the score for the TV-movie The Great Man's Whiskers (1973).
Bernard Rosenberg and Ernest Goldstein, eds., Creators and Disturbers: Reminiscences by Jewish Intellectuals of New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1982. Chapter 8: "From the Lower East Side to 'Over the Rainbow'," p. 137.
Deena Rosenberg. Fascinating Rhythm: The Collaboration of George and Ira Gershwin. 2nd ed. University of Michigan Press, 1997. Contains numerous quotes by Yip on his friendship with the Gershwins, his collaborations with Ira and the atmosphere of life in the world of musical theatre and film during the Golden Age of American popular songwriting.
Deena Rosenberg and Harold Meyerson. Essay for The Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Song Lyricists, 1920-1960, devoted solely to great lyricists of the golden age of song writing. Spring 2002.
Stephen Sondheim. Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes. Knopf, 2010. Contains several references to Yip, including an full essay on page 99.
Michael Sragow. Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master, Pantheon, 2008. This well researched biography of the prolific Hollywood Golden Age movie director contains a chapter about Fleming's contributions to The Wizard of Oz in which Yip's role in that production is discussed from a fresh perspective.
Larry Stempel. Showtime: A History of the Broadway Musical Theater, W.W. Norton and Company, Ltd., 2010. A section of this book ('"Harburg's Circle," beginning on page 426) neatly summarizes Yip's satirical contributions to the Broadway musical.
Steven Suskin. The Sound of Broadway Music: A Book of Orchestrators and Orchestrations. Oxford University Press, 2009. Detailed history of the crucial contribution orchestrators have made to the Broadway sound over the decades, includes previously little-known facts about how the music to Finian's Rainbow and Jamaica evolved. Also contains essential information on the scores to all of Yip's Broadway productions.
Who's Who. 1980-81 edition. NY: St. Martin's Press, 1981.
Max Wilk. They're Playing Our Song: Conversations with America's Classic Songwriters. New York: Atheneum, 1973; DaCapo, 1991, 1997. "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" p. 217.
William Zinsser. Easy to Remember: The Great American Songwriters and Their Songs. David R. Godine, 2001. "E.Y. Harburg and The Wizard of Oz," p. 145.
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Video

Applause (1929). Groundbreaking early talkie directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starring Helen Morgan; contains Yip's first film song, written with composer Jay Gorney, "What Wouldn't I Do for That Man?" One of the extra features of this DVD is Morgan's performance of the same song in another 1929 release, Glorifying the American Girl. Kino Video K323.

In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree (1930). Yip wrote light verse for an unknown number of Fleischer Brothers cartoons while under contract at Paramount's Astoria Long Island studios. This may be the first. Before the title song, a voice is heard reciting Yip's rhymed introduction as a white apple bounces against a black background. Available from private collectors only.
Radio Riot (1930). To this cartoon Yip contributed "The Bed Time Story," which occurs at about one minute before the end. It is a satire of spooky Brothers Grimm fairy tales, spoken by an animated radio to a group of terrified mice. Not commercially available, but viewable on You Tube.
Roadhouse Nights (1930). Helen Morgan sings the Harburg-Gorney composition "It Can't Go on Like This." Jimmy Durante and ensemble also sing a couple of non-Harburg songs.
Prisoners Song (1930). A Fleischer Brothers animation in which prisoners recite Yip's verse "Down in Dear Sing Sing." Available from private collectors only.
A Million Me's (1930). The Yip Harburg-Jay Gorney song "What Wouldn't I Do for That Man?" got a lot of mileage. Lee Morse opens and closes this Paramount short with fragments of the song and sings it all the way through starting at around 6min 35sec. Not commercially available, but viewable on You Tube.
The Sap from Syracuse (1930). Jack Oakie and Ginger Rogers sing "How I Wish I Could Sing a Love Song" (music by Johnny Green), the sole song in this light comedy. Some sources list two other Harburg songs ("Aw, What's the Use?" with Johnny Green and "Capitalize That Thing Called 'It'" with Green and Vernon Duke) in association with this film, but neither is in the release print. Not commercially available.
Queen High (1930). Two Harburg lyrics were interpolated into this adaptation of a stage play: "I Love a Girl in My Own Peculiar Way" (composer, Henry Souvaine; performed by Charles Ruggles) and "Brother, Just Laugh It Off" (composers, Arthur Schwartz, Ralph Rainger; performed at various points by Ginger Rogers and others; the music also serves as general underscoring). Not commercially available.
Song Service (1930). At about five minutes into this Paramount short subject, Lee Morse sings the very rare "Just Another Dream Gone Wrong" by Yip and Peter DeRose. It is not commercially available, but viewable on You Tube.
Song Shopping (probably shot in either late 1930 or early 1931; released 1933). A Fleischer Brothers short subject combining animation with live action, the latter consisting of Ethel Merman warbling the Yip Harburg-Johnny Green hit "I'm Yours" as well as Coslow-Harling's "Sing You Sinners." She is accompanied by Green himself on piano. Not commercially available.

Office Blues (1930). One of seven Paramount musical shorts in Kino Video's DVD collection The Best of Big Bands and Swing. Contains "Can't Get Along," an early Yip Harburg-Johnny Green composition, sung by Ginger Rogers.

The 20th Amendment (1930). A forgotten Paramount-Astoria short subject starring Jack Haley (several years before he played the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz) as a man who benefits from the passage of an amendment allowing polygamy. His favorite female is Evelyn Hoey, with whom he sings the Gorney-Harburg song "You're the Cure for What Ails Me" (not to be confused with a completely different song with the same title that Yip wrote with Harold Arlen for the 1936 Warner Bros. release The Singing Kid).
Devil Sea (1931). Paramount-Astoria Studios short subject starring Ethel Merman, who sings two early Harburg songs: "Old Devil Sea" (music by Vernon Duke) and "Glory, Glory" (music by Johnny Green). Not commercially available.
"What Wouldn't I Do for That Man?" (Harburg-Gorney, 1929) is featured in Any Little Girl That's a Nice Little Girl, a 1931 Fleischer Brothers "Talkartoon" starring "Lulu Belle," a precursor of brothers' famous Betty Boop. It is one of many classic Fleischer Brothers cartoons in Betty Boop: The Definitive Collection (Volume 4: Musical Madness).
Stolen Heaven (1931), a dramatic film from Paramount-Astoria Studios, includes the Harburg-Gorney song "You Gotta Live Today," sung by Nancy Carroll and ensemble.
They Call It Sin (1932). Yip and Jay Gorney had just made Broadway history with their classic "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" when this Warner Bros. drama was released in the fall of 1932. Their uncredited contribution to this feature is "Where Are You?" sung in a rehearsal scene by Clarence Nordstrom (best remembered as the "groom" in the "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" number from 42nd Street which was released a few months after this film). Snippets of "You'll Never Lose Me" (a 1930 German tango with music by Juan Llossas to which Yip later supplied an English-language lyric) are also used throughout.
Moonlight and Pretzels (Universal, 1933) was the first motion picture musical to which Yip made a substantial contribution. Coming on the heels of the success earlier the same year of 42nd Street, it’s a backstage story about a struggling songwriter (Roger Pryor). Includes “There’s a Little Bit of You in Every Love Song” (Fain), and four Harburg-Gorney songs: “Ah, But Is It Love?” “Dusty Shoes," “Moonlight and Pretzels” and “Let’s Make Love Like the Crocodiles.”
Take a Chance (Paramount, 1933) introduced the Harburg-Arlen classic "It's Only a Paper Moon" to a national audience (it had been sung previously in a short-lived 1932 Broadway play). Here it is performed by Buddy Rogers, June Knight and a large ensemble, starting as a simple duet but building to an operatic extravaganza. The song was interpolated into this cinematic adaptation of a hit Broadway musical. This Vintage Film Buff's release (pictured at the left) contains the complete version of the Harburg-Edens song "New Deal Rhythm" which was almost completely edited out of the film upon its release in September 1933.
Broadway Gondolier (Warner Bros., 1935). Yip contributed no lyrics to this feature film. He did, however, co-write the story with Sig Herzig, who with Fred Saidy would co-write the book for the Harburg-Arlen Broadway musical Bloomer Girl in 1944. Not commercially available.
Manhattan Moon (Universal, 1935). Yip contributed one song to this feature: "My Other Me" (with composer Karl Hajos). Not commercially available.
The Affair of Susan (Universal, 1935). Comedy starring ZaSu Pitts. Song: "Something in My Heart" by Yip and Franz Waxman. Not commercially available.
Johnny Green and His Orchestra (Warner Bros., 1935). Musical short subject featuring composer Green leading his orchestra through several of his own songs, including "How Can I Hold You Close Enough?" with lyrics by Yip and Edward Heyman. Part of Warner Home Video's Errol Flynn Signature Collection: Vol. 1, it is part of "Warner Night at the Movies: 1935" an extra included with feature Captain Blood.

The Singing Kid (Warner Bros., 1936). An Al Jolson musical, sections of which were directed by an uncredited Busby Berkeley, contains a bumper crop of Harburg-Arlen songs: “I Love to Sing-a” (with a lavishly staged reprise late in the film), “You're the Cure for What Ails Me” (not to be confused with a 1930 Harburg-Gorney song with the same title), “Here's Looking at You,” ‘My, How This Country's Changed,” “The Swingin'est Man in Town” and “Save Me Sister.”

I Love to Sing-a (Warner Bros., 1936). Cartoon directed by Tex Avery, featuring the character "Owl Jolson" singing the Harburg-Arlen songs "I Love to Sing-a" from The Singing Kid and "Speaking of the Weather" from Golddiggers of 1937. It is part of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2.
Stage Struck (Warner Bros., 1936). Directed by Busby Berkeley, this feature contains two Harburg-Arlen songs: "In Your Own Quiet Way" and "Fancy Meeting You," the latter also known as "The Evolution Song." Not commercially available.
Gold Diggers The Gold Diggers of 1937 (Warner Bros., 1936). Another entry in the popular "Gold Diggers" series, part of Warner Home Video's The Busby Berkeley 9-Film Collection. Yip and Harold Arlen contributed "Life Insurance Song," "Let's Put Our Heads Together" and "Speaking of the Weather," the latter also heard in one of the disc's extra features - a cartoon with outstanding animation by Joe D'Igalo and Volney White.
Merry Go Round of 1938 (1937). Bert Lahr delighted Broadway audiences with his performance of "Song of the Woodman" in the 1936 revue The Show Is On. Luckily, he sang the song on film as well, in this little-known Universal feature. It is one of several art-song parodies created for him over the years by Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen, the best known being "If I Were King of the Forest" in The Wizard of Oz. Not commercially available.

The Wizard of Oz (1939). Warner Home Video 65123 (2005). The complete film classic plus extra features. This product is available as both two- and three-disc sets, the latter boasting a new documentary about L. Frank Baum, the author of the book upon which the film was based. Both DVD sets boast a new digital transfer using "Ultra-Resolution" technology as well as a remastering of the soundtrack which features the immortal score by Yip and composer Harold Arlen.

The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition. Three-box set, released in 2009, includes more extra features than ever before. Warner Home Video. B0000Q66J1W.

The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Editions. In honor of the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Warner Home Video released two special editions of the film – one with 2 discs and a special limited collectors edition with 5 discs, the latter including a 3D version.

At The Circus (1939). One of seven Marx Bros. comedies in The Marx Brothers Collection. Features Groucho Marx's classic rendition of "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady" (Arlen). Other Harburg-Arlen songs: "Step Up and Take a Bow," "Swingali," "Two Blind Loves."
Warner Home Video's Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland Collection contains two films with Yip's lyrics: Babes in Arms (1939) in which the stars perform the Yip Harburg-Harold Arlen song "God's Country" in the finale, and Babes on Broadway (1941) in which Mickey Rooney and ensemble perform "Anything Can Happen in New York" and Judy Garland sings "Chin Up! Cheerio! Carry On!" (both songs with music by Burton Lane).
Rio Rita (1942). This Abbott-and-Costello comedy, very loosely derived from the 1920s operetta of the same name, contains one interpolated Harburg-Arlen song, "Long Before You Came Along," sung by John Carroll and Kathryn Grayson. Not to be confused with the 1929 film version with the same title to which Yip and Harold contributed no songs whatsoever.
Ship Ahoy (1942). Highlight: "Poor You" (Lane) sung by Frank Sinatra (in his first major Hollywood film appearance), Red Skelton (to Eleanor Powell) and Virginia O'Brian (to Bert Lahr). Other songs: "Last Call for Love" and "I'll Take Tallulah."
Panama Hattie (1942). Finale: "The Son of a Gun Who Picks on Uncle Sam" (Lane), interpolated as a finale into this film version of the Cole Porter stage musical.
Cairo (1942). Highlight: "Buds Won't Bud" (Arlen) sung by Ethel Waters with a scatted coda. Also starring Jeanette MacDonald and Robert Young.
Presenting Lily Mars (1943). Judy Garland sings "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son" (Lane). Extra feature on the DVD: audio of "Paging Mr. Greenback" (Brown, Fain, Edens), which was cut from the film.
Cabin in the Sky (1943). Harburg-Arlen songs include "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe" and "Life's Full of Consequence" sung by Ethel Waters and Lena Horne-Eddie Anderson, respectively.
DuBarry Was a Lady (1943). The Yip Harburg-Arthur Schwartz song "Salome" is sung here by Virginia O'Brien.
Thousands Cheer (1943). "Let There Be Music (Brent) and "United Nations on the March" (Rome, Shostakovich). This is not a film version of the 1933 Irving Berlin Broadway revue, As Thousands Cheer.
Princess O'Rourke (1943). The song "Honorable Moon," written by Yip with Ira Gershwin and Arthur Schwartz in 1941 for a China War Relief benefit, was sung in a nightclub sequence in this Warner Bros. feature.
Song of Russia (1943). "And Russia Is Her Name," by Yip and Jerome Kern, is sung in a nightclub sequence. Not commercially available.
Cover Girl (1944). The co-lyricists for the song "Make Way for Tomorrow" (sung and danced by Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly and Phil Silvers) were Ira Gershwin and Yip Harburg, but Yip is not cited in the film's credits. His name does appear, however, on the published sheet music for this song.
Kismet (1944). Marlene Dietrich sings a few bars of "Tell Me, Tell Me, Evening Star" and Joy Ann Page lip-synchs "Willow in the Wind" to the voice of Doreen Tryden (both songs with music by Arlen).
Meet the People (1944). Yip produced this film version of the successful stage musical by Jay Gorney and Henry Myers. Songs include two written with Sammy Fain ("In Times Like These" and "Schicklegruber"), one with Burton Lane ("It's Smart to Be People") and one with Harold Arlen ("Heave-Ho," sung by Bert Lahr - the last of his collaborations with Harburg and Arlen).
"Hell-Bent for Election" (1944), in Cartoongate, a collection of political animated shorts through the decades. This John Hubley animation contained the Yip Harburg-Earl Robinson composition, "[You] Gotta Get Out and Vote" and was used to support the 1944 re-election campaign of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Hollywood Canteen (1944). One of three features in a DVD package entitled Warner Bros. and the Homefront Collection. The Yip Harburg-Burton Lane song “You Can Always Tell a Yank” is given a rousing rendition by Dennis Morgan, Joe E. Lewis and ensemble.

Can't Help Singing (1944). One of six Deanna Durbin features in this Universal DVD release, it is the only full film score on which Yip Harburg collaborated with Jerome Kern. Includes, besides the title song, "More and More," "Any Moment Now," "Cali-forn-i-ay," "Elbow Room" and "Swing Your Sweetheart 'Round the Fire."
greatmorgan The Great Morgan (1946). This collection of outtakes from MGM musicals strung together loosely by a thin plot involving actor Frank Morgan includes a King Sisters performance of the Harburg-Lane song "Thank You, Columbus" which was cut from the 1944 feature Meet the People. Not commercially available.
Centennial Summer (1946). Jerome Kern's last full motion picture score, includes one song with lyrics by Yip: "Cinderella Sue," performed by Avon Long and an ensemble of African-American children. Not commercially available.
California (1947). This western, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Ray Milland, is one of four features on Universal's Classic Western Round-Up, Volume 2 DVD. It contains so many Yip Harburg-Earl Robinson songs that it could almost be classified as a film musical. Songs: "California," “California or Bust,” “Gold Rush Montage," "I Shoulda Stood in Massachusetts," “Said I to My Heart, Said I," and "Lily-I-Lay-De-O."
April in Paris (1952). The title song (with music by Vernon Duke) is used in a number of contexts throughout this frothy Doris Day-Ray Bolger musical. One of five features on the DVD release, The Doris Day Collection.

Bloomer Girl. On May 28, 1956, NBC-TV broadcast a color presentation of the hit 1944 Broadway musical (lyrics by Yip Harburg, music by Harold Arlen, book by Sig Herzig and Fred Saidy, based on a play  by Dan and Lilith James). The broadcast, with a cast including Barbara Cook, Keith Andes and Paul Ford, was part of the Producers’ Showcase series.

Gay Purr-ee (1962). Feature-length musical cartoon about a French country cat who goes to Paris in the Gay 1890's, with the voices of Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Hermione Gingold and others. The songs by Yip and Harold Arlen include "Paris Is a Lonely Town," "Mewsette" and "The Money Cat." Warner Bros. 24497.
I Could Go on Singing (1963). Judy Garland's last film. Harburg and Arlen wrote the title song which she sings in the finale.
Finian's Rainbow (1968). Starring Fred Astaire and Petula Clark, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Includes all the songs from the original 1947 stage musical except "Necessity," the cutting of which is discussed by Coppola in one of the extra features.

The Great Man's Whiskers (1973) (aka The Grate Mans Wiskurs) Yip's last movie project, filmed in 1969 but not shown until 1973. Based on a one-act play by formerly blacklisted writer Adrian Scott, it is based on the true story of a little girl who wrote to President Lincoln uring him to grow a beard. Yip and Earl Robinson contributed two songs to this NBC-TV production : “Wilderness Man,” sung at various points by Harve Presnell and “Things That Go Bump in the Night,” sung by Isabel Sanford. Not commercially available.

Paper Moon (1973). Based on Addie Pray, a best-selling novel, this movie's title is taken from the well-known Yip Harburg-Harold Arlen song "It's Only a Paper Moon" (1932). In an extra feature ("The Next Picture Show") on the Paramout DVD, director Peter Bogdanovich explains how and why he changed the title of his project, with encouragement from his friend Orson Welles. When the novel was subsequently re-released, its title was changed to Paper Moon.
A Quip with Yip and Friends (1976; video released in 1990). An episode of PBS's Anyone for Tennyson? ("Ogden and Dorothy, Phyllis and Yip") in which Jack Lemmon, Cynthia Herman and Jill Tanner recite five of Yip's verses from Rhymes for the Irreverent, concluding with Lemmon's spoken rendition of the lyric to "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"

All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music (1976), a landmark TV series from the late 1970’s, features several clips of Yip Harburg (parts 7 and 12) who, along with several of his peers from the mid-20th century era of Broadway-Hollywood-Tin Pan Alley songwriting, was interviewed especially for this project.

Look to the Rainbow (1997). On April 6, 1997, Pete Seeger and friends launched the opening of the Yip Harburg Auditorium at P.S. 19 in New York City’s Lower East Side, near where Yip grew up. Other participants in the ceremony were State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and District 1 Superintendent Dori Collazo-Baker. Ernie Harburg, Yip’s son, spoke about his father’s contribution to The Wizard of Oz, and there were performances of “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” “The Merry Old Land of Oz,” “Over the Rainbow” and a song written by the students of P.S. 19, inspired by “Over the Rainbow,” called “If You Dare to Dream.” Not a commercial product, but available from the Yip Harburg Foundation.
The Great American Songbook (2003). A celebration of "100 years of music in America," hosted by Michael Feinstein. Among the songs cited are "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" and "Over the Rainbow."
That's Entertainment (2004). A collection of all four parts of the famous retrospective of MGM musicals. On disc 1 Lena Horne sings "Ain't It de Truth?" (Harburg-Arlen) which was cut from Cabin in the Sky; on disc 3 Judy Garland sings Harburg and Arlen's "Last Night When We Were Young," cut from In the Good Old Summertime.
Broadway: The American Musical (2004). This PBS series focuses on "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" in Part 3:"I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'."
Broadway and Hollywood Legends: The Songwriters (2004). This collection of sessions with great Broadway composers and lyricists includes one with Yip which was taped in 1979. In this program, Yip appears with singers Lillian Stilwell, Jeri Craven and Irving Barnes, with Michael Renzi and Philip Springer at the piano. Produced by Sonny Fox.
Broadway and Hollywood Legends: The Songwriters (2005). This series produced by Sonny Fox continues with a program starring Yip's great collaborator Burton Lane which was originally aired by CBS Cable in 1982. Lane, along with Larry Kert, Bobbie Baird and Martha Wright, perform several of the songs he wrote with Yip including "Old Devil Moon," "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" "If This Isn't Love," "Look to the Rainbow," "That Great Come-and-Get-It Day" (all from Finian's Rainbow) and "Where Have I Seen Your Face Before?" (the final Harburg-Lane collaboration). Michael Renzi at the piano.
Hooray for What! Yip Harburg's Songs and Poems of Love and War. This second annual concert to celebrate the Yip Harburg Documentary Collection was held on April 7, 2005 and featured Stephen Bogardus, Catherine Russell and Diane Sutherland, as well as Ben Harburg (Yip's grandson). The concert was narrated by Deena Rosenberg, directed by Michael Montel and musical directed by David Brunetti, also on piano. This DVD is not a commercial product but is available from the Yip Harburg Foundation.

Yip Harburg Commemorative Stamp Event. On April 28, 2005 the US Postal Service launched a 37-cent Yip Harburg Commemorative Stamp with a ceremony at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. A full program of Yip’s lyrics and poems, produced by Deena Rosenberg (Artistic Director of the Yip Harburg Foundation), was performed by Maureen McGovern, Catherine Russell, Eli Wallach & Anne Jackson, Stephen Bogardus, Ben Harburg (Yip’s grandson) and several others. Speakers included Ernie Harburg, Yip’s son. This DVD captures this unique theatrical concert from beginning to end.

The Great Songs of Yip Harburg (part of Theater for the New City's 2006 "Love'n'Courage" benefit) At this third annual benefit for the renowned downtown Manhattan theatrical venue, held on February 13, 2006, a selection of songs with Yip's lyrics was performed by Catherine Russell, Stephen Bogardus and Ben Harburg, accompanied by David Brunetti on piano. Deena Rosenberg narrated. Charles Busch and Julie Halston hosted the evening, reading Yip's poems with great timing and panache. Proceeds went to Theater for the New City's Emerging Playwrights Program as well as the Southern Rep Theater in New Orleans which was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. This DVD is not a commercial product but is available from the Yip Harburg Foundation.
A Song Makes You Feel a Thought: Collaborations by Yip Harburg, the Gershwins and Friends. The third annual concert at the Donnell Media Center, starring Catherine Russell and Ben Harburg, with David Brunetti on piano and narration by Deena Rosenberg. April 6, 2006. This DVD is not a commercial product but is available from the Yip Harburg Foundation.
Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz? Yip Harburg, Lyricist. The fourth annual concert at the Donnell Media Center, starring Catherine Russell, Ben Harburg, John Case, Gabrielle Georgescu, Libbie Jacobson and Genevieve Koch, April 12, 2007. Conceived and narrated by Deena Rosenberg, with special guest Ernie Harburg (Yip's son). David Brunetti on piano. This DVD is not a commercial product but is available from the Yip Harburg Foundation.
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? A 75th anniversary celebration of the classic Yip Harburg-Jay Gorney song that was known as the "anthem of the Depression." This event, which included performances of songs with lyrics by Yip Harburg, talks on the "Dime" song and extensive archival photographs and video, was held at City University of New York's Graduate Center on November 26, 2007 and featured Sheldon Harnick (lyricist of Fiddler on the Roof and protege of Yip Harburg), singer Catherine Russell, Ernie and Ben Harburg, David Brunetti and others. Conceived by Deena R. Harburg and Ernie Harburg. This is not a commercial product but copies are available from the Yip Harburg Foundation.
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Web Content

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: E.Y. Harburg Papers, part of the Billy Rose Theatre Collection; these materials were donated by Yip's heirs.

Yale University- a complete listing of the contents of the E.Y. Harburg Collection, part of the American Musical Theatre Collection, Irving S. Gilmore Music Library; these materials were donated by Yip in 1968

The Tams-Witmark Music Library - licensor of four of Yip's major Broadway musicals (Finian's Rainbow, Bloomer Girl, Jamaica and The Happiest Girl in the World) as well as the stage version of The Wizard of Oz

http://www.nfo.net/www/bigband.html - A major WorldWide Web reference source for American, Canadian, and English popular music and jazz. Many links to other Web sites

The Songwriters Hall of Fame Virtual Museum - The Yip Harburg Exhibit is one of dozens devoted to great songwriters

The Library of Congress's Show Music on Record Database - Contains discographic information for commercially-released recordings including many with lyrics by Yip

The Gorney Music Publishing web site contains biographical information, photos, videos and other material about Jay Gorney, the composer of "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"
Eva Cassidy's Rendition of "Over the Rainbow" is discussed at length in an essay about the late singer's affection for the song, part of the Eva Cassidy web site.
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, an essay by Benjamin Sears, Harburg scholar and performer, 1999.
 

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