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This is a breakdown of studio recordings Fred made that can be found on Compact Disc. This database is created by Terry Pearson, Bertrand Chaumelle and others of the Fred Astaire Mailing List. This list is not exhaustive; rather, it locates for each recording the most comprehensive source. If you obtain all the CDs below, you will have bought the minimum number of CDs needed to obtain all of Fred's recordings currently on CD.

Glossary to Acronyms:
R
- Rarities
T
- The Very Best of Fred Astaire: 18 Timeless Recordings 
CC- Centenary Collection
LS- The London Sessions
SG- Fred Astaire Sings!
AF- Astairable Fred
GR- My Greatest Songs
AS- The Fred Astaire Story

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Title

Date
(dd/mm/yy)

Orchestra/Musicians

Label

CD

Also Featuring

The Whichness Of The Whatness

18/10/1923

George W. Byng Orchestra

HMV

LS

Adele

 

Oh Gee! Oh Gosh!

18/10/1923

Hang On To Me

19/04/1926

George Gershwin, piano

English Columbia

Fascinating Rhythm

19/04/1926

The Half Of It Dearie, Blues

20/04/1926

I’d Rather Charleston

20/04/1926

Swiss Miss

27/04/1926

The Empire Theatre Orchestra (Conducted by Jacques Heuvel)

The Babbitt And The Bromide

26/11/1928

Julian Jones Orchestra

Funny Face

26/11/1928

High Hat

29/11/1928

 

My One And Only

04/12/1928

 

Louisiana

05/04/1929

Al Starita & His Boyfriends

 

Not My Girl

05/04/1929

 

Crazy Feet

26/03/1930

The Columbia Studio Orchestra (Conducted by Van Phillips)

T;CC;LS

 

Puttin’ On The Ritz      

26/03/1930

LS

 

I Love Louisa

30/06/1931

Leo Reisman Orchestra

Victor

R;CC

 

New Sun In The Sky

30/06/1931

CC

 

New Sun In The Sky (alternative take)

30/06/1931

R

 

White Heat

28/09/1931

R;CC

Adele

Gems From the Bandwagon: (original cast LP) White Heat, Sweet Music, Hoops, I Love Louisa

05/10/1931

 

Leo Reisman Orchestra with 
Arthur Schwartz, piano

R

Hoops

19/10/1931

Leo Reisman Orchestra

R;CC

I’ve Got You On My Mind

22/11/1932

 

Night And Day (inc alternative take?)

22/11/1932

 

Maybe It’s Because I Love You Too Much

28/02/1933

 

Gold Digger’s Song

02/05/1933

 

My Temptation

02/05/1933

R

 

After You, Who? (+ rejected N&D take)

23/05/1933

Columbia Studio Orchestra

English Columbia

CC;LS

 

Night And Day
(replaced rejected take 23/05/1933)

11/07/1933

Leo Reisman Orchestra

LS

 

A Heart Of Stone

11/07/1933

Victor

R

 

Flying Down To Rio

12/12/1933

Columbia Studio Orchestra
(Conducted by Van Phillips)

Columbia

LS;CC

 

Music Makes Me

12/12/1933

 

Cheek To Cheek

26/06/1935

Leo Reisman Orchestra

Brunswick

CC

 

No Strings

26/06/1935

 

Isn’t This A Lovely Day?

27/06/1935

Johnny Green Orchestra

 

Top Hat, White Tie and Tails

27/06/1935

 

The Piccolino

15/07/1935

Leo Reisman Orchestra

 

I’d Rather Lead A Band

30/01/1936

Johnny Green Orchestra

 

I’m Building Up To An Awful Letdown

30/01/1936

 

I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket

30/01/1936

 

Let Yourself Go

30/01/1936

 

Let’s Face The Music And Dance

30/01/1936

 

We Saw The Sea

30/01/1936

 

Never Gonna Dance

26/07/1936

 

Pick Yourself Up

26/07/1936

 

The Way You Look Tonight    

26/07/1936

 

Bojangles Of Harlem

28/07/1936

 

A Fine Romance

28/07/1936

 

They Can’t Take That Away From Me

14/03/1937

 

They All Laughed

18/03/1937

 

(I’ve Got) Beginner’s Luck

19/03/1937

 

Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

19/03/1937

 

Shall We Dance

21/03/1937

 

Slap That Bass

21/03/1937

 

A Foggy Day   

17/10/1937

Ray Noble Orchestra

 

Things Are Looking Up

17/10/1937

 

I Can’t Be Bothered Now

19/10/1937

 

Nice Work If You Can Get It  

19/10/1937

 

Change Partners          

24/03/1938

 

I Used To Be Colour Blind

24/03/1938

 

The Yam         

26/03/1938

 

The Yam Step 

26/03/1938

Ray Noble

Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby

09/05/1940

Benny Goodman Orchestra

Columbia

 

Who Cares?    

09/05/1940

 

(I Ain’t Hep To That Step But I’ll) Dig It

22/09/1940

Perry Botkin Orchestra

 

Love Of My Life

22/09/1940

 

Me And The Ghost Upstairs    

22/09/1940

 

Poor Mister Chisholm

22/09/1940

 

Dream Dancing

10/09/1941

Delta Rhythm Boys

Decca

CC;GR

 

Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye

10/09/1941

 

So Near And Yet So Far

10/09/1941

 

The Wedding Cake-Walk

10/09/1941

 

I Can’t Tell A Lie

27/05/1942

Bob Crosby Orchestra

 

I’ll Capture Your Heart

27/05/1942

T;GR

Bing+
Margaret Lenhart

You’re Easy To Dance With

27/05/1942

CC;GR

 

Dearly Beloved

26/07/1942

John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

I’m Old Fashioned

26/07/1942

 

Wedding In The Spring

26/07/1942

GR

 

On The Beam

27/07/1942

T;CC

 

The Shorty George

27/07/1942

T;CC;GR

 

You Were Never Lovelier

27/07/1942

 

If Swing Goes, I Go Too

13/12/1944

Albert Sack Orchestra

 

This Heart Of Mine

13/12/1944

CC;GR

 

Oh, My Achin’ Back

06/04/1945

CC

 

One For My Baby

06/04/1945

T

 

Puttin’ On The Ritz

18/07/1946

John Scott Trotter Orchestra

GR

 

A Couple Of Song And Dance Men

24/07/1946

CC;GR

Bing

Isn’t This A Lovely Day?

**/12/1952

Oscar Peterson, piano

Flip Phillips, tenor saxophone

Charlie Shavers, trumpet

Barney Kessel, guitar

Ray Brown, bass

Alvin Stoller, drums

Verve

AS

 

Puttin’ On The Ritz

**/12/1952

 

I Used To Be Colour Blind

**/12/1952

 

The Continental

**/12/1952

 

Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

**/12/1952

 

Change Partners

**/12/1952

 

‘Swonderful

**/12/1952

 

Lovely To Look At

**/12/1952

 

They All Laughed

**/12/1952

 

Cheek To Cheek

**/12/1952

 

Steppin’ Out With My Baby

**/12/1952

 

The Way You Look Tonight

**/12/1952

 

I’ve Got My Eyes On You

**/12/1952

 

Dancing In The Dark

**/12/1952

 

The Carioca

**/12/1952

 

Nice Work If You Can Get It

**/12/1952

 

New Sun In The Sky

**/12/1952

 

I Won’t Dance

**/12/1952

 

Top Hat, White Tie And Tails

**/12/1952

 

No Strings

**/12/1952

 

I Concentrate On You

**/12/1952

 

I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket

**/12/1952

 

A Fine Romance

**/12/1952

 

Night And Day

**/12/1952

 

Fascinating Rhythm

**/12/1952

 

I Love Louisa

**/12/1952

 

They Can’t Take That Away From Me

**/12/1952

 

You’re Easy To Dance With

**/12/1952

 

A Needle In A Haystack

**/12/1952

 

So Near And Yet So Far

**/12/1952

 

A Foggy Day

**/12/1952

 

Oh, Lady Be Good!

**/12/1952

 

I’m Building Up To An Awful Letdown

**/12/1952

 

Not My Girl

**/12/1952

 

Sluefoot

29/03/1955

Russ Garcia Orchestra

RCA Victor

R

 

Something’s Gotta Give

29/03/1955

 

Hello Baby

30/03/1956

Buddy Bregman Orchestra

Verve

AF

 

Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby

30/03/1956

 

Sweet Sorrow

30/03/1956

 

There’s No Time Like The Present

30/03/1956

 

That Face

27/03/1957

 

Calypso Hooray

**/**/1957

 

The Afterbeat

**/**/1959

Pete King Orchestra

Kapp

SG

 

Change Partners

**/**/1959

 

A Foggy Day

**/**/1959

 

Girl On Magazine/Love Quarrel/Along Came Ruth

**/**/1959

 

I’ll Walk Alone

**/**/1959

 

Isn’t This A Lovely Day

**/**/1959

 

Lady Of The Evening

**/**/1959

 

Oh, Lady Be Good/Ritz/Top Hat White Tie And Tails

**/**/1959

 

One For My Baby

**/**/1959

 

Something’s Gotta Give

**/**/1959

 

They All Laughed

**/**/1959

 

They Can’t Take That Away From Me

**/**/1959

 

The Martini

16/05/1962

Dick Hazard Orchestra

Choreo

AF

 

The Notorious Landlady

16/05/1962

 

It Happens Every Spring

15/11/1962

Ava

 

You Worry Me

15/11/1962

 

Sing

15/07/1975

Studio Orchestra
(Conducted by Pete Moore)
with the Johnny Evans Singers

EMI

LS

Bing

How Lucky Can You Get

15/07/1975

In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening

15/07/1975

It’s Easy To Remember

15/07/1975

 

Pick Yourself Up

16/07/1975

Bing

A Couple Of Song And Dance Men

16/07/1975

Mr Keyboard Man – The Entertainer

16/07/1975

Roxie

16/07/1975

Top Billing

17/07/1975

Top Billing – Reprise

17/07/1975

Spring, Spring, Spring

17/07/1975

I’ve A Shooting Box In Scotland

17/07/1975

That Face

21/07/1975

 

I’m Building Up To An Awful Letdown

21/07/1975

 

Something’s Gotta Give

21/07/1975

 

Cheek To Cheek

21/07/1975

 

They Can’t Take That Away From Me

22/07/1975

 

My Eyes Adored You

22/07/1975

 

Life Is Beautiful

22/07/1975

 

City Of The Angels

22/07/1975

 

You Worry Me

23/07/1975

 

The Old Fashioned Way

23/07/1975

 

I Wanna Be A Dancin’ Man

23/07/1975

 

They All Laughed

23/07/1975

 

Attitude Dancing

30/07/1975

 

I Love Everybody But You

30/07/1975

 

Not My Girl

30/07/1975

 

A Fine Romance

31/07/1975

 

A Foggy Day

31/07/1975

 

Isn’t This A Lovely Day

31/07/1975

 

The Wailing Of The Willow

31/07/1975

 

Wonderful Baby

31/07/1975

 

Top Hat, White Tie And Tails

01/08/1975

 

One For My Baby

01/08/1975

 

That’s Entertainment

01/08/1975

 

Night And Day

01/08/1975

 



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