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Favorite Broadway show tunes

mactheturk 10 Aug 00 - 06:12 AM
Midchuck 10 Aug 00 - 07:50 AM
GUEST 10 Aug 00 - 08:09 AM
SINSULL 10 Aug 00 - 08:35 AM
Willie-O 10 Aug 00 - 08:43 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 10 Aug 00 - 09:38 AM
Mbo 10 Aug 00 - 12:07 PM
MMario 10 Aug 00 - 12:12 PM
death by whisky 10 Aug 00 - 12:38 PM
SINSULL 10 Aug 00 - 12:54 PM
death by whisky 10 Aug 00 - 01:09 PM
SINSULL 10 Aug 00 - 01:16 PM
death by whisky 10 Aug 00 - 01:27 PM
GUEST,Colwyn Dane 10 Aug 00 - 01:48 PM
SINSULL 10 Aug 00 - 01:57 PM
death by whisky 10 Aug 00 - 02:03 PM
SINSULL 10 Aug 00 - 02:22 PM
SINSULL 10 Aug 00 - 02:26 PM
Mary in Kentucky 10 Aug 00 - 02:36 PM
SINSULL 10 Aug 00 - 03:00 PM
Clinton Hammond2 10 Aug 00 - 03:03 PM
Mary in Kentucky 10 Aug 00 - 03:30 PM
death by whisky 10 Aug 00 - 03:35 PM
SINSULL 10 Aug 00 - 03:46 PM
Mbo 10 Aug 00 - 03:55 PM
Chanteyranger 10 Aug 00 - 04:16 PM
SINSULL 10 Aug 00 - 04:24 PM
SINSULL 10 Aug 00 - 04:40 PM
Joe Offer 10 Aug 00 - 04:42 PM
SINSULL 10 Aug 00 - 08:07 PM
death by whisky 10 Aug 00 - 08:23 PM
GUEST, Banjo Johnny 10 Aug 00 - 08:56 PM
death by whisky 10 Aug 00 - 09:14 PM
SINSULL 10 Aug 00 - 09:22 PM
DougR 10 Aug 00 - 09:36 PM
Downeast Bob 10 Aug 00 - 10:04 PM
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GUEST,Hutzul 11 Aug 00 - 01:25 AM
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Subject: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: mactheturk
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 06:12 AM

I was raised in a home filled with music. My parents had all the Broadway show albums, Camelot, Porgy and Bess, Carousel, King and I etc., etc...

After dinner we would all share in the duty of washing the dishes to the sounds of Rogers and Hammerstein or Lerner and Loewe.

I have to admit, these songs were great and so are those after dinner memories.

melancoly mac


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Midchuck
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 07:50 AM

We had all those albums too. Most, anyway.

Do you remember Those Were the Good Old Days from Damn Yankees? Good enough to have been Tom Lehrer!

Also Poor Jud is Deadfrom Oklahoma (wasn't sure how to spell it until I played back the lyrics of the title song in my head!)

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 08:09 AM

That's a good question. I have so many favorites... In fact, I have entire favorite shows, like CITY OF ANGELS, RAGTIME, CABARET, GUYS AND DOLLS, (according to Nathan Lane, the quintessential American musical), MY FAIR LADY, CRAZY FOR YOU. Love PORGY AND BESS too, because I'm a huge Gershwin fan. Cannot even think of a favorite single song, or even two.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 08:35 AM

"Showboat", any song from "Showboat".


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From: Willie-O
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 08:43 AM

Never cared for musicals till my daughter discovered records and learned to spin them...I've found certain songs in the pantheon that I quite like playing. Latest one being "It Ain't Necessarily So" from Porgy and Bess (there is a recording on CD of all the songs, performed by LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND ELLA FITZGERALD---now there's a duo). Aside from its just plain fun, I like this one because it gives you a chance to use all that rich Biblical imagery in an agnostic context.

Jonah he lived in the whale
Yeah Jonah he lived in a whale
He made his home in that fishes' ab-dough-men
Cause Jonah he lived in the whale.

But it ain't necessarioly so
It ain't necessarily so
The things that you're liable to read in the Bible
They ain't necessarily so.

Fiddler on the Roof has some quite enjoyable stuff too, although it does go on too long. "What would have been so terrible if I'd had a small fortune?"

And there's one really corny and overused song I've gotten to really like: "Oh What a Beautiful Morning". It's got a terrific melody and an elegant matching of simple chords and lyric, using a diminished chord in just the right place which is not as easy as it seems in a 4-chord special.

Willie-O
"I feel a song coming on"


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 09:38 AM

Anyone who hasn't got the Ella Fitzgerald "Songbook" series (Gershwin/Arlen/Kern etc etc) on LP should note they are issued as a 16 CD box set (99 tracks)at a very reasonable price (UKP 8.99). Each includes forgotten gems, often written for shows that sank without trace.
See below:
Reviews Amazon.co.uk This 16-CD set collects all of Ella Fitzgerald's Songbooks, a monumental tribute to the American popular song and its greatest composers, recorded for Verve between 1956 and 1964. There is likely no other singer possessed of the mix of talents that Fitzgerald brought to the project, a combination of sheer vocal technique, creativity in phrasing and rhythm, and fidelity to lyrics and intent. The sheer scale of the project contributes to its value, for Fitzgerald went far beyond the standard repertoire, rediscovering little-known gems by many of her subjects: Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Rodgers and Hart, Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, and Duke Ellington. The discs of Ellington material still stand out, illuminated by the presence of Duke and his band. They put Ellington, a master melodist as well as a great composer, in his rightful place in the pantheon of American songwriters. --Stuart Broomer
RtS


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mbo
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 12:07 PM

Oh dear! I think there are too many to mention! I was into musicals WAY before I discoverd folk, or even rock music. I love everything that Andrew Lloyd Webber has ever done, I mean EVERYTHING! I also love Stephen Schwartz's "Godspell" and "Pippin". "Zorba" and "The Fantasticks" are also big favorites of mine. Oh, and of COURSE "Les Miserables", hands down the BEST musical EVER made! I own several different cast version...my and my sister sometimes just break out singing certain scenes, not skipping any lines. Also Boublil/Kretzmer/Schoenberg's other creation "Miss Saigon" is also very good. The song "Bui-Doi" is one of the most powerful pieces of music I have ever heard.

As for my MOST favorite Broadway showtune? Well, that would WITHOUT A DOUBT would be "All I Ask Of You" from "The Phantom of The Opera." It's OUR song. ;-)


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: MMario
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 12:12 PM

I like several of the songs from that little known flop "Two by Two" - starring Danny Kaye as Noah


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: death by whisky
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 12:38 PM

J.C.Superstar.Especially the Judas song."My mind is clearer now..."Definitley PASSIONATE


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 12:54 PM

death by whiskey,
I was just dragged to JC, Superstar by some well meaning younger cousins. Can you explain to me how they arrived at Billy Idol as Judas, The Shirelles at the Crucifixion, and the Nazis actually doing the deed? It was just plain weird. Then, with Christ hanging on the cross, the show ends and we were all supposed to applaud. I am not religious but was deeply offended.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: death by whisky
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 01:09 PM

No.No,and..mmm No.We had the album at home as part of our family collection,alongside Tuby the Tuba,Peter and the wolf,Bambi and most of the productions mentioned above,but J.C.(that version)is on its own. Sounds to me that the production you saw didn't do the original any justice.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 01:16 PM

Tubby the Tuba, Willie the Whale and Zelda, the Zebra Who Lost Her Stripes. I loved that record.
Can anyone name the musical that features the Ballad of Lizzie Borden?


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: death by whisky
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 01:27 PM

Remind me of the words,its somewhere in there.By the way its lunchtime somewhere.Is anyone "doin lunch "?


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: GUEST,Colwyn Dane
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 01:48 PM

G'day,

The R+Hammerstein productions contain some excellent show tunes which even if they don't travel very far into the popular music mainstream, they certainly make the shows memorable.

Please supply the names of tunes, from the above authors, which did make it to the charts.....?
"Some Enchanted Evening" recorded by Perry Como is one.

I think that "Annie Get Your Gun" has some good songs some of which, in my 'umble opinion, have managed to obtain a life outside of the show.
This of course was a R+Hammerstein production.

Toodle-pip


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 01:57 PM

Elizabeth Borden took an ax
And gave her father forty whacks
And when the job was nicely done
She gave her mother forty-one.

Yesterday at old Fall River, Mr. Andrew Borden died
And they got his daughter Lizzie on a charge of homicide
Some say she didn't do it
Others say of course she did
But they all agree miss Lizzie B was a problem kind of kid.
Cause you can't chop your father up in Massachusetts
Then get dressed and go out for a walk
No you can't chop your mother up in Massachusetts
Massachusetts is a far cry from New York


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: death by whisky
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 02:03 PM

Jaysus,how can you conjour up such images before the 9pm watershed.I recognise it as a poem,but not a song.Is the tune easily recognisable?


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 02:22 PM

IT IS TO ME

It wasn't done for pleasure
And it wasn't done for spite
And it wasn't done because the lady wasn't very bright
She had always done the slightest thing
That Mom and Poppa bid
When they said Lizzie cut it out
Well...that's exactly what she did
But you can't chop your Father up in Massachusetts
Not even if it's planned as a surprise ("Surprise!")
And you can't chop your Mother up in Massachusetts
You know how neighbors love to criticize.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 02:26 PM

Bill from Showboat has been recorded by a thousand different people, Colwyn, but Top Ten - I don't know. Makes me all moony.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 02:36 PM

Has anyone else noticed the melodic interval in Come to Me, Bend to Me from Brigadoon and the very same interval in Music of the Night from Phantom? I vaguely remember hearing someone call that a sensuous interval. Also, has anyone noticed that Bring Him Home from Les Miz is the same as The Humming Chorus from Madama Butterfly? I also heard that Andrew Lloyd Webber plagiarized Pucinni a lot, but I don't know of any more examples.

Mary


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 03:00 PM

Yes, Mary. The reviewers jumped all over him for "Come To Me, Bend to Me" when Phantom opened. They pointed out that the only hummable tune from the show had been plagiarized. I saw it in previews with my son and we both fell asleep. Am I the only one who found it a total bore except of course for the chandelier?

For anyone interested:
"Shane" is being made into a Broadway show and Mary Chapin Carpenter is doing the music and lyrics. We may have a folk music revival on our hands.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 03:03 PM

There's only ONE musical I can stand all the way through... Sweeny Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street!!!

Every other musical I've been in, seen, or heard pales by far in comparison...

But that's just my 0.02
{~`


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 03:30 PM

SINSULL, What's this about Shane? My hubby loves the movie and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Maybe I can get him to the theater!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: death by whisky
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 03:35 PM

Damn!!I forgot the rice and these suspenders are killing me!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 03:46 PM

Maybe we can plan a Mudcat Does Broadway Night. We'll go as a group and sing along. Think they'll let us bring in instruments if we pretend to be the orchestra? By the way - what rice?


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mbo
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 03:55 PM

Humming Chorus my foot! Oh yeah, Bill Caddick ripped off Tchaikovsky for "John O' Dreams", ol'-what's-his-name ripped of Pachelbel for "Streets of London"...shall I continue? BTW I never got through Sweeney Todd...nothing in it had any melody. And Phantom is NOT boring, it RULES! But then again my dearies, if this is a folk/blues site, WHY are we discussing Broadway shows? I wonder if they talk about folk music on the Les Mis home page???

--Matt (dripping with sarcasm)


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 04:16 PM

Anything from West Side Story for me. That musical was such a perfect blending of music, lyrics, dance, and updated story, and has had a powerful impact on me ever since my parents took me to the stage show when it came to San Francisco, when I was 5. I must have seen the movie about 16 times. It just dwarfs other musicals for me (and there are several other musicals I love). Dr. Pangloss's opening song from Candide is a favorite, and most songs from Cabaret and My Fair Lady as well. My parents and a family friend, when they were in their 30's, made up a musical of Moby Dick at a party, and came up with "If you mean well, call me Ishmael, and if you mean ill, call me Ishmill, it's all the same to me..." plus more silliness. Might make a good BS thread - write songs for musicals based on serious books, such as In Cold Blood, or The Best And The Brightest, or....


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 04:24 PM

Mbo, I did not say it was boring. I said that I was bored by it. If you liked it (obviously, you are not alone in liking it),I am happy for you. Broadway shows generally are torture to me. Living in NYC, I am forced to accompany out of town vistors to them - my own definition of hell. The only shows I have ever truly enjoyed were Showboat and Titanic. Showboat is a classic. Titanic was panned by the reviewers for a variety of reasons. Most of the time I would be happier if they turned the sound systems off and let me enjoy the sets and costumes. This said, I would never presume to speak as a critic.

As for discussing Broadway on Mudcat - it makes at least as much sense as discussing politics, Kendall's medical problems, or your love life. I enjoy your insights Mbo especially when you drip with sarcasm. but you rarely deny others the right to express an opinion different from your own - What's up?

"You say potato and I say potato
You say tomato and I say tomato" It's OK.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 04:40 PM

I am suprised that nobody mentioned Hair. Seems it would represent youth and the beloved sixties to many here.

There is a song in it called "Frank Mills" (I think). It's a kindly funny jab at teenage crushes. My favorite line:

"I love him but it embarrasses me to walk down the street with him." Actually, I bet I could pawn it off on Aine as one of my own in a challenge.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 04:42 PM

One that's always fascinated me is Fugue for Tin Horns, from Guys and Dolls" (I got the horse right here, his name is Paul Revere...). Frank Loesser really had a way with lyrics, and he had fun with those multi-part songs ("Baby It's Cold Outside" and "I Hear Music" are other examples).
I dream that one day, I'll be able to sing all the parts of "Fugue," all at once.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 08:07 PM

There is a thread (or two) on Chad Mitchell's recording of "Lizzie Borden" complete with lyrics. I still haven't found the name of the Broadway show it came from.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: death by whisky
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 08:23 PM

Sinsull.I say spud,and the rice thing,I think it's a wedding scene.I'll have to get the video out again.Now theres a thought,a Rocky Horror party.mmm!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: GUEST, Banjo Johnny
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 08:56 PM

If I had to pick just one, it would be "OLD MAN RIVER".

By the way, Lizzie Borden was found not guilty, and released. == Johnny in OKC


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: death by whisky
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 09:14 PM

Scary.I've got the he-be-ge-bes.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 09:22 PM

When my son was eight, he heard "Old Man River" for the first time and went around proudly singing

Old man river
He don't wear cotton..."
The folk process in action.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: DougR
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 09:36 PM

My introduction to Broadway shows was the Dallas Summer Musicals in Texas. My brother and I took a couple of our much older school teachers to see Pal Joey one time and I'll never forget how uncomfortable I was when Vivian Segal sang, I'm wild again, beguiled again, my chasisty belt is unzipped again ...

The ladies seemed to enjoy it though. Perhaps had I not been about 17 years old, it wouldn't have bothered me so much. I still like that song though, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Downeast Bob
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 10:04 PM

Lotte Lenya singing "Pirate Jenny" in The Threepenny Opera (especially the German version) still sends chills up my spine everytime I hear it. I think her rendition of anything by Kurt Weill and Bertold Brecht is just about as good as it gets.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: bflat
Date: 10 Aug 00 - 10:26 PM

The Sound of Music and South Pacific and Carousel and and and. Anybody remember Richard Kiley in Kean or No Strings? What great entertainment!!!

bflat


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: alison
Date: 11 Aug 00 - 01:01 AM

Loved all the old Rogers and Hammerstein stuff, and everything with Gene Kelly....

favourite..... "can't help loving' that man of mine" from "south pacific"

sorry Mbo.... "Phantom" only had a few good songs and they stuck them all together in the first half..... impressive to watch but got the music got dull very quickly..

"Les Mis" is fantastic.... as was "Return to the Forbidden planet" (Shakespeares long lost rock'n'roll musical!)

"Jesus Christ Superstar" is a bit weird the way it ends with the crucifixion... I saw "Godspell" done in Belfast once... it tooo finishes with the crucifixion... but they took Jesus off the cross, put him on a stretcher, and carried him through the audience... half way up the aisle, he jumped off the stretcher and ran back to the stage, to rapturous applause... much nicer ending....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 11 Aug 00 - 01:15 AM

Then there was Seven Boats For Seven Rudders....no, that's not it.....Seven Cows For Seven Udders.....no, no, that's not right either....


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: GUEST,Hutzul
Date: 11 Aug 00 - 01:25 AM

Isn't Lizzie Borden from the Fantastics? "What in the world's gonna happen to the hoe-down now"

Hard to narrow it down, but I have to vote for "Guys and Dolls" Fugue for Tinhorn; Follow the Fold; A "poyson" Could Develop a Cold"

But "Annie Get Your Gun" No Biz Like Show Biz

And "Bells Are Ringing" Simple Little System.

Gotta sign off. I gotta go sift through my old LP's and rewire the turntable. I'm in for a long, nostalgic night.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mbo
Date: 11 Aug 00 - 01:30 AM

No, Lizzie Borden isn't from the Fantasticks.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: TheOldMole
Date: 11 Aug 00 - 01:55 AM

speaking of those musical records from childhood...Paul Robeson singing Ballad For Americans"

And I love every song from Guys And Dolls.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: GUEST,Hutzul
Date: 11 Aug 00 - 02:00 AM

Mbo, you're right. How about New Faces 1954?


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: mactheturk
Date: 11 Aug 00 - 08:00 AM

Going to Scotland next in September so I dug out the old Brigadoon album. Pretty good stuff if ya' ask me!

mac


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Aug 00 - 09:00 AM

"Can't Help Lovin'That Man of Mine" is Showboat. South Pacific- Some Enchanted Evening, Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair, Bloody Mary, Bali Hai...


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 11 Aug 00 - 09:02 AM

alison, I beieve Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man of Mine is from Showboat. But speaking of South Pacific...that was the first (and one of the few) times I saw my mother cry. She and my dad were high school sweethearts in Arkansas when the war took him away. She always said that show got to her. I always experience a nostalgia trip when I see Nellie from Little Rock. I also saw a college production of South Pacific where she had to Wash That Man Right Out of Her Hair every nite on stage. The audience was more interested with whether she could pull it off on time than they were listening to the music.

Mary


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: death by whisky
Date: 11 Aug 00 - 10:02 AM

Childhood records.Val Doonigans vol 1 AND 2.Exploding goats and all.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: GUEST,Colwyn Dane
Date: 11 Aug 00 - 12:15 PM

G'day,

Regarding "Guys and Dolls":

Benny Green's book "Let's Face The Music" has a chapter on Frank Loesser and on the origins of "Guys And Dolls" from the works of Damon Runyon.
Green mentions a Runyon character called Rusty Charley who could apparently knock an iceman's horse cold with one punch.

During one rehearsal of the show an actress called Isobel Quigley,
who was deputed to sing a song called 'I'll Know' the first line of which is
'I'll know when my love comes along';
between the words 'love' and 'comes' there occurs the interval of a seventh.

Miss Quiqley apparently had to deploy one vocal tone, vaguely soprano-like, for 'love',
and quite another, more contralto-ish for 'comes'.
This very common failing began to exasperate Loesser and after several attempts by Miss Quigley to navigate the leap,
decided on a new and highly original method of bringing about the required effect.
Stepping up on stage , Loesser rushed over to Miss Quigley and charitably bestowed upon her what Rusty Charley gave the iceman's horse.

Most alarming of all is the light the incident casts on the temperament of the first Mrs Loesser.
Her husband, for all his neuroses and outbursts of anger, was considered the less difficult of the two,
a remarkable general opinion explaining the notorious definition of his lady as the evil of two Loessers.

All the above from the pen of Benny Green.

Thanks Benny you will be missed.

Toodle-pip.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: RWilhelm
Date: 11 Aug 00 - 07:09 PM

We've been working on a jug band version of "Let's Misbehave" which I thought was from "Anything Goes" but the Cole Porter site says no.

Anyway, I'd pay Broadway prices to see Andrew Loyd Weber crucified by Nazis, especially if the Shirelles were there.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Aug 00 - 10:09 PM

Now, this is almost getting into folk music. Cole Porter wrote "Let's Misbehave" for the 1928 Musical Paris, but it was dropped from the show and replaced by "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love." Here's the folk connection: another song written for Paris which was dropped was one called Two Little Babes in the Wood. Same story as the traditional folk song, but the lyrics are quite different. Haven't heard the tune.
-Joe Offer-


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