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Dogmatic (Statements)
Music by Aaron Copland
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra (as London Symphony Orchestra)
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
(1931)
Music by Jay Gorney
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg (as E Y Harburg)
Played during the opening sequence while a chorus line dances
Also sung by Rudy Vallee
Also sung by Bing Crosby
Also sung by Al Jolson
Also performed by Ronnie Lane & The Slim Chance Band
Big Rock Candy Mountain
(1928)
Written and Performed by Harry McClintock (as Harry K McClintock)
Now's the Time to Fall in Love
(1931)
Written by Al Lewis and Al Sherman
Sung by Eddie Cantor
Ten Cents a Dance
(1930)
Music by Richard Rodgers (as Rodgers)
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart (as Hart)
Sung by Ruth Etting
Long-Haired Preachers (The Preacher and the Slave)
(1911)
Written by Harry McClintock (as Harry K McClintock)
Music by J.P. Webster (uncredited)
Lyrics by Joe Hill (uncredited)
Performed by Harry McClintock (as Harry K McClintock)
Remember My Forgotten Man
(1933)
(onscreen as "My Forgotten Man")
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin (as A Dubin)
Performed by Joan Blondell and ensemble in a clip from Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
(1933)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin (as A Dubin)
Performed by Ginger Rogers and ensemble in a clip from Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
The Drunkard Song (There Is a Tavern in the Town)
(ca 1883)
Traditional
Written by Rudy Vallee
Performed by Rudy Vallee
Anchors Aweigh
(1906)
Music by Charles A. Zimmerman (as Zimmerman)
Lyrics by Alfred Hart Miles (as Miles)
Additional Lyrics by George D. Lottman (as Lottman) (1950)
Played on the organ at the convention for Roosevelt
Also played an sung in a clip from Footlight Parade (1933)
We're Out of the Red
(1934)
Music by Jay Gorney
Lyrics by Lew Brown
Played and sung in a clip from Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
California, Here I Come
(1924)
Music by Joseph Meyer (as Meyer)
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva (as Desylva) and Al Jolson (as Jolson)
Sung by Al Jolson
Played on the organ at the convention for Hoover
Also played during a sequence from Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
Also sung during the "Go West" sequence
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
(1923)
Written by Jimmy Cox (as I Cox)
Sung by Bessie Smith
Every Man a King
(1935)
Music by Castro Carazo
Lyrics by Huey Long (as Huey P Long)
Performed by Ina Ray Hutton and Her All Girl Band (as Ina Ray Hutton and her all girl band)
Jeepers Creepers
(1938)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Louis Armstrong
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again
(1936)
Written by Bill Cox
Performed by John Cohen (as J. Cohen), Tom Paley (as T. Paley)
Zaz Zuh Zaz
(1933)
(Onscreen as "Hi De Ho")
Written by Cab Calloway (uncredited) and Harry White (uncredited)
Performed by Cab Calloway in a clip from Meet the Maestros (1938)
Dust Can't Kill Me
(1938)
Written and Performed by Woody Guthrie
Saddest Tale (Blues)
(1934)
(onscreen as "Jealousy Blues")
Music by Duke Ellington
Lyrics by Irving Mills (uncredited)
Sung by Billie Holiday in a clip from Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life (1935)
Vigilante Man
(1939)
Written and Performed by Woody Guthrie
Hooray for Hollywood
(1937)
Music by Richard A. Whiting (as Richard A Whiting)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Johnnie Davis (as Johnny 'Scat' Davis)
Downtown Uproar
(1938)
Written by Duke Ellington and Cootie Williams
Performed by Duke Ellington
Bei mir Bist du Schön
(1932)
Music by Sholom Secunda (as Secunda)
Lyrics by Jacob Jacobs (as Jacobs)
English lyrics by Saul Chaplin and Sammy Cahn (as Cahn) (1937)
Sung by The Andrews Sisters
Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)
(1931)
(Onscreen as "When the Blue of the Night")
Music by Fred E. Ahlert (as Fred E Ahlert)
Lyrics by Roy Turk and Bing Crosby (as Crosby)
Sung by Bing Crosby
Shout and Feel It
(1937)
Written and Performed by Count Basie
You're the Top
(1934)
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Ethel Merman
The Entertainer
(1902) (uncredited)
Music by Scott Joplin
Played offscreen on a piano
Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)
(1922) (uncredited)
Music by Fred Fisher
Played in a clip from Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
Give My Regards to Broadway
(1904) (uncredited)
Music by George M. Cohan
Played in a clip from Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
The Stars and Stripes Forever
(1897) (uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
Played in a clip from Footlight Parade (1933)
Yankee Doodle
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played in a clip from Footlight Parade (1933)
Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Played in a clip from Lady Killer (1933)
William Tell Overture
(1829) (uncredited)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Played at the beginning of the gangster sequence
She's in the Jailhouse Now
(uncredited)
Composer undetermined
Performed by man in prison garb
Soldier's Song
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Rudolph G. Kopp
Lyrics by Harold Lamb
Played in a clip from The Crusades (1935)
(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
(1860) (uncredited)
aka "Dixie"
Music by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Played by a marching band
Water Boy
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung by Paul Robeson in a clip from The Emperor Jones (1933)
Congo
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Played during the Mr. Weissmuller scene from Hollywood Steps Out (1941)
Lucky Number
(uncredited)
Written by Cliff Hess
Performed by The Nicholas Brothers in a clip from The Black Network (1936)
Taps
(1862) (uncredited)
Music by Daniel Butterfield
Red River Valley
(uncredited)
Traditional
In the score of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

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