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Thread #127322   Message #2838635
Posted By: MGM·Lion
13-Feb-10 - 11:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Oh Lady Be Good (George & Ira Gershwin)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Lady Be Good (George & Ira Gershwin)
Remember seeing the London revival of the show in the late-60s. Aimi MacDonald & Lionel Blair were very good; but we found it, I fear, rather a tiresome, tedious, much-dated piece. Ah Me! Likewise Oh Well!

{Which not to be taken, however, as any disagreement with Mick's above assessment of the Gershwins as a brilliant combo indeed, right up there with all those other greats of that wonderfully fertile period in popular song like Porter, Berlin, Mercer, Carmichael, Warren, Dubin, Kern, Field, Rodgers·Hart/Hammerstein, [&, over here, the likes of Jimmy Kennedy] et al.}

There was a fad for such revivals about then; but we found same things true of the old Harbach Youmans Caesar No No Nanette, despite Tea For Two & I Want To Be Happy... In both cases, it's the songs which have survived far better than the Book.

The Time Passes Over, indeed ~ tho whether More Cheerful & Gay...?