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All The Things You Are
Cy was the first pianist (other than perhaps Jerome Kern himself) to have played this incomparable standard. When participating as orchestra pianist in the rehearsal performances of the 1939 play "Very Warm For May", Cy was approached one evening by Kern with sheet music in hand. Informing Cy that he had just written this piece and that it would be going into the show the very next day, Kern asked him to play it. Cy did so, moved to tears by its beauty. Here are two versions of Cy's arrangement of this beautiful piece, as played by Cy over the years.

Performed by: Cy Walter
Liberty Music Shop Medley (All The Things You Are/Heaven In My Arms/All The Things You Are)
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Performed by: Cy Walter -- The Capital Lacquer Version
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The Astaire
The Astaire was written by Cy, with lyrics by Andrew Rosenthal, and scored as a solo piano piece and in an orchestral version. As the name inplies, it was written in honor of Fred Astaire's having created a new dance that was to be part of his launching of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios. We are fortunate to have versions of this song as performed by Cy and Stan on duo pianos; as performed in an orchestral version with Benny Goodman and Fred Astaire himself on vocals, and as performed by Jack Smith with Cy on the piano.

Introduced by: Les Griffth - Piano Playhouse
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Performed by: Cy Walter and Stan Freeman
Piano Playhouse

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Performed by: Benny Goodman and Fred Astaire
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Introduced by: Jack Smith - The Jack Smith Show
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Performed by: Cy Walter and Jack Smith
The Jack Smith Show
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Daphne's Waltz
Named after Cy's second daughter, this original composition by Cy presents a classical waltz melody and tempo.

Performed by: Cy Walter
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Falling In Love With Love
This is a song from Cy's appearance on the October 20, 1946 Frank Sinatra Show, with some instrumental accompaniment.

Performed by: Cy Walter (closing remarks by Frank Sinatra)
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Mrs. Malaprop
This devilishly difficult composition by Cy has a sprightly rhythm deliberately placed off-beat with an enchanting melody that permeates the piece. This version is derived from a Capital Lacquer record.

Performed by: Cy Walter - Capital Lacquer
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Mack The Knife
A rendition (in German) of the famed Three Penny Opera song, sung by the legendary Marlene Dietrich.

Performed by: Marlene Dietrich & Cy Walter
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Music For Twlight
An original composition by Cy, listeners to his radio programs would recognize this as an introductory theme that he often played. The version set forth below derives from an NBC Radio Thesaurus Disc.

Performed by: Cy Walter -- NBC Radio
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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
This version of this classic standard is derived from two bootleg cassettes made in the 1980s by the Music Masters Record Store in New York City, and was likely first recorded by Cy on either the Liberty Music Shop, Apollo, or By Request music labels.

Performed by: Cy Walter
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Some Fine Day
Originally composed by Cy (music and lyrics) as "One Fine Day", this song is most famous for the version performed by Mabel Mercer as vocalist. The second version offered below showcases Eileen Farrell on vocals with Cy accompanying.

Performed by: Mabel Mercer, Stan Freeman and Cy Walter
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Performed by: Eileen Farrell
and Cy Walter
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Sometimes I'm Happy
Obtained from an Armed Forces Radio Services transcription disc of the Piano Playhouse Radio Program, Cy performed this as one of his solo songs during that show's broadcast.

Performed by: Cy Walter - Piano Playhouse
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'S Wonderful
Also obtained from an Armed Forces Radio Services transcription disc of the Piano Playhouse Radio Program, Cy performed his arrangement of this classic as one of his solo songs during that show.

Performed by: Cy Walter - Piano Playhouse
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Star Dust
Hoagy Carmichael's classic was performed by Cy during a March 25, 1950 Voice of the Army radio broadcast hosted by Hoagy .

Introduced by: Hoagy Carmichael & Cy Walter
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Performed by: Cy Walter - Voice of the Army [Listen]

Tea For Two
Taken from a September, 1941 WOR broadcast, this arrangement of Tea For Two is clearly Cy's own, as announced by himself as such.

Introduced by: Cy Walter
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Performed by: Cy Walter
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The Girl That I Marry / Blue Moon
This is a medley sung by Frank Sinatra with accompaniment by Cy on the October 20, 1946 Frank Sinatra Show.

Performed by: Frank Sinatra and Cy Walter
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While We're Young
The Walter family is aware of one commercial recording by Cy, solo, of "While We're Young", appearing on the "Holiday For Keys" 1951 Columbia album. This is the first version of this song offered below. There also exists a duo-piano recorded performance of the piece by Cy and Stan Freeman, as recorded on an undated Armed Forces Radio Services Piano Playhouse transcription disc (program number 72). This disc has been shared by Alex Hassan and transferred/remastered by master audio engineer Seth Winner, with the happy result that we can also share this performance with you (the second version below). Enjoy!!

Performed by: Cy Walter and Stan Freeman (piano) - Piano Playhouse [Coming Soon]

Performed by: Cy Walter - Holiday For Keys
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Rachmaninoff

The first Rachmaninoff piece played by Cy and offered here is from the 2nd Piano Concerto by Rachmaninoff and comes from an NBC Radio Thesaurus disc.  The second piece is "Variation no. 18 from Rachmaninoff's 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini' ".  Two versions of this hauntingly beautiful piece were played by Cy on radio programs over the years, highlighting his classical training and becoming a signature theme for his shows.  These are shared below, one from a WLOS broadcast, and the second as performed by Cy on the March 11, 1947 Jack Smith Radio Show.

Performed by: Cy Walter -- NBC Radio
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Performed by: Cy Walter -- WLOS
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Performed by: Cy Walter -- Jack Smith Show
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