clefMUSIC OF BASEBALL

The following provides a list of the major recent baseball recordings that are still in print. There are many others, but these are the biggies.

Highlighted songs can be sampled by clicking on them, assuming you have the plug-in for RealPlayer/RealAudio.

Baseball's Greatest Hits
Various Artists

Baseball Greatest Hit
WEA/Atlantic/Rhino, Released 03/28/89
© (P) 1989 Rhino Records Inc.

1. Take Me Out To The Ball Game - Doc & Merle Watson (excerpt)
2. Who's On First? - Abbott & Costello
3. Joltin' Joe DiMaggio - Les Brown & His Orchestra (with Betty Bonney)
4. Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song) - The Treniers
5. I Love Mickey - Mickey Mantle/Teresa Brewer
6. Van Lingle Mungo - Dave Frishberg
7. D-O-D-G-E-R-S Song (Oh Really? No O'Malley) - Danny Kaye
8. Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? - Count Basie & His Orchestra (with Taps Miller)
9. Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech
10. Move Over Babe (Here Comes Henry) - Bill Slayback
11. Take Me Out To The Ball Game - Bruce Springstone
12. Baseball Game (Love Is Like A) - The Intruders
13. Willie Mickey & The Duke (Talkin' Baseball) - Terry Cashman
14. The Land Of Wrigley - Stormy Weather
15. Dying Cub Fan's Last Request - Steve Goodman
16. The Ball Game - Sister Wynona Carr
17. Baseball Dreams - The Naturals (with Mel Allen)
18. Baseball Card Lover - Rockin' Ritchie Ray
19. Tommy Lasorda Talkin' About Dave Kingman
20. We Are The Champions - Big Blue Wrecking Crew
21. Bobby Thomson's Shot Heard 'Round The World
22. Casey At The Bat - DeWolf Hopper

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Baseball's Greatest Hits - Lets Play II
Various Artists

Baseball Greatest Hits II
WEA/Atlantic/Rhino, Released 04/03/90
© (P) 1990 Rhino Records, Inc.

1. Intro: Mr. Cub
2. It's A Beautiful Day For A Ball Game - The Harry Simeone Songsters
3. The First Baseball Game - Nat "King" Cole With Orchestra
4. Robbie-Doby-Boogie - Brownie McGhee
5. Let's Keep The Dodgers In Brooklyn - Phil Foster/Ray Ross
6. Bogey On Baseball
7. Baseball Baseball - Jane Morgan (with George Barnes Quintet)
8. The St. Louis Browns - Skip Battin
9. You've Got To Have Heart - Original Cast Recording of Damn Yankees
10. Casey & The Mick
11. Right Field - Peter Paul And Mary
12. Knock It Out The Park - Sam & Dave (with The Dixie Flyers)
13. Play-By-Play (I Saw It On The Radio) - Terry Cashman
14. Hamerin' Hank's Historic Homer - Milo Hamilton
15. That Last Home Run - McKinley Mitchell (with Willie Dixon's Chicago Blues All-Stars)
16. Baseball Blues - Claire Hamill
17. Will You Be Ready (At The Plate When Jesus Throws The Ball) - Elmo & Patsy
18. What Sparks A Champion? - (Wheaties commercial)
19. The Philadelphia Fillies - Del Reeves
20. The Bingo Long Song (Steal On Home) - Thelma Houston
21. The Cubbies Are Rockin' - M.C. Gary/D.J Barry & The Aggregation
22. Game For All America (A Definition Baseball) - Ernie Harwell
23. Na Na Hey Hey... - The C. Norman Ensemble Of The First Baptist Church Of Crown Heights

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Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns

Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
WEA/Elektra/Nonesuch, Released 09/06/94
© (P) 1994 Elektra Entertainment

1. Walt Whitman (Quote) - Garrison Keillor
2. Take Me Out To The Ballgame - Jacqueline Schwab
3. The Star Spangled Banner - The Big League Orchestra
4. Hurrah For Our National Game - Jacqueline Schwab
5. Take Me Out To The Ballgame - Harvey Hindermyer
6. Gee It's A Wonderful Game - Dodworth Saxhorn Band with Juliet Lambert
7. Sol White (Quote From History Of Colored Baseball 1907) - Ossie Davis
8. Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground - Blind Willie Johnson
9. Steal Away - Bobby Horton
10. Babe Ruth Radio Call (Ca. 1927)
11. Clubhouse Stomp - The New York Hawks
12. If You Can't Make A Hit At The Ballgame You Can't Make A Hit With Me - The National Pastime Orchestra
13. Pound Cake - Lester Young w/Count Basie & His Orchestra
14. The Minstrel Boy - Jacqueline Schwab
15. Joe DiMaggio Radio Call (1937) - Red Barber
16. Joltin' Joe DiMaggio - Les Brown & His Orchestra with Betty Bonney
17. Kansas City Call (Quote) - Ossie Davis
18. The Star-Spangled Banner -Jacqueline Schwab
19. The New Black-And-Tan Fantasy - Duke Ellington
20. Jackie Robinson Radio Call (1956) - Bob Wolff
21.Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? - Natalie Cole
22. Baseball Boogie - Mabel Scott
23. Bobby Thompson's Shot Heard 'Round The World - Russ Hodges
24. Take Me Out To The Ballgame - King Curtis
25. Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song) - The Treniers
26. Take Me Out To The Ballgame - George Rabbai
27. Henry Aaron Radio Call (1974)- M. Hamilton
28. When You And I Were Young Maggie - Jacqueline Schwab
29. The New York Times (Quote) - Studs Terkel
30. Take Me Out To The Ballgame - Dr. John
31. Eulogy For Jackie Robinson - Reverend Jesse Jackson
32. Steal Away - Jacqueline Schwab
33. Take Me Out To The Ballgame - Carly Simon
34. The Sporting News (Quote) - Amy Madigan
35. The Star-Spangled Banner - Branford Marsalis & Bruce Hornsby

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I Love Baseball
Steve Vozzolo & the Rookies (with Joe Manning)

I Love Baseball
© 1988 VOZZ-MANN Music

1. I Love Baseball
2. They Say There's a Kid in Texas
3. When Baseball was Just a Game
4. My Mother Threw Mine Away
5. Black Diamond Days
6. Triple-A Blues
7. Big Game Tonight
8. Diamonds are a Boy's Best Friend
9. Before the Giants Moved to Frisco
10. Cooperstown
11. The Peanut
12. Baseball's Sad Lexicon
13. Take Me Out to the Ballgame
14. The Babe
15. Sometimes It Rains
16. Curve Balls

This is a catchy CD and can be ordered for $18 directly from Joe Manning at: Flatiron Press, 575 Bridge Road, #9-1, Florence, MA 01062. Or e-mail Joe by clicking here or visit his website.

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Baseball Trilogy [EP]
S.F. Seals

Baseball Trilogy

SINGLE Matador, Released 10/12/93

1. Joltin' Joe DiMaggio
2. The Ballad Of Denny McClain
3. Dock Ellis

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Passin' It On: America's Baseball Heritage In Song
Terry Cashman


Cashman - Talkin' Baseball
Sony, Released 10/10/95

1. Opening Day
2. Centerfield - Terry Cashman version
(the original rendition of this song is by
John Fogherty and is not on the Terry Cashman release)
3. Ballplayer
4. Good Enough To Dream
5. Third Base Coach
6. Diamond With A Diamond
7. The Kings Of The Hill
8. Now They're Writing Songs
9. The Hondo Hurricane
10. Baseball Ballet
11. Rain Delay
12. The Ballad Of Herb Score
13. Talkin' Baseball (Willie Mickey & "The Duke")
14. There Used To Be A Ballpark
17. Cooperstown
19. The Babe
20. Oriole Park
21.Give Us Back Our Game

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Talkin' Baseball
Terry Cashman


NO DISCOGRAPHY AVAILABLE

Cleveland International, Released 05/29/96

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More great baseball recordings can be found at:
http://www.cooperstownmusic.com

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