Irving ended the forties on a high note with the movie Easter Parade, and went on to have a big Broadway hit with Call Me Madam. But as the rock’n’roll age dawned, Irving was too old to adapt.
The series ends with what Steve Danby calls 'the national anthem of the performing arts' - There's no business like show business.
BERLIN: Russian Lullaby - Bunny Berigan and his orchestra (Bluebird 66615)
BERLIN: Vaudeville Montage - Cast of Easter Parade (Rhino R2 71960)
BERLIN: A Couple of Swells - Fred Astaire and Judy Garland (Rhino R2 71960)
BERLIN: Let's take an old fashioned walk - Eddie Albert, Allyn McLerie (Sony SK 448015)
BERLIN: You can have him - Nina Simone (RCA 711009)
BERLIN: Hostess with the Mostess on the ball - Ethel Merman Hallmark (CD 705252)
BERLIN: Washington Square Dance - Tyne Daly (DRG CD 714761)
BERLIN: You're just in love - Dick Haynes and Ethel Merman (MCA 110051)
BERLIN: They Like Ike - MacIntyre Dixon, Christopher Durang, Ken Page (DRG CD 714761)
BERLIN: I Like Ike (1952 Version) - The Life Album of Presidential Campaign Songs (Sourced from itunes)
BERLIN: Sisters - Bette Midler, Linda Ronstadt (Rhino 279597)
BERLIN: Count your blessings instead of sheep - Diana Krall (Verve 988212)
BERLIN: The Secret Service - Anita Gillette (Sourced from itunes)
BERLIN: There's no business like show business - 1955 studio cast (MCA 110047)