Time of Hope: Broadway 1935-1946

A Time of Hope: Broadway 1935-1946

     
 
A Time of Hope: Broadway 1935-1946 is the first of six budget-priced compilations of cast recordings issued by Universal Music's Decca Broadway imprint, covering the six decades since the founding of the American Decca Records label. Decca was a pioneer in what came to be called the "Original Broadway Cast" album, establishing the form with the success of its

Overview

A Time of Hope: Broadway 1935-1946 is the first of six budget-priced compilations of cast recordings issued by Universal Music's Decca Broadway imprint, covering the six decades since the founding of the American Decca Records label. Decca was a pioneer in what came to be called the "Original Broadway Cast" album, establishing the form with the success of its Oklahoma! recording in 1943, and the company had the field pretty much to itself for the next several years. This 12-track album samples from some classic Decca albums of the era, including Carousel and Annie Get Your Gun. The date range refers to the openings of the original productions of the shows, not to the recordings; "Summertime" from 1935's Porgy and Bess, for example, is drawn from the 1940-1942 studio cast album, although it does feature Anne Brown of the original production, and Mary Martin's rendition of her early signature song, "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," is the one she made for Decca in 1940, not at the time of her appearance in Leave It to Me, the 1938 musical in which it was featured. Still, even this brief collection of Decca's show music holdings from the '40s demonstrates both the label's early dominance of the field and the quality of the material and the performers, with standards by Rodgers & Hart, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin sung by the likes of such stars as Martin, Ethel Merman, and Alfred Drake.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
Label:
Decca Broadway
UPC:
0602498809129
catalogNumber:
000447202

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ethel Merman   Vocals
Mary Martin   Vocals
Nancy Walker   Vocals
Vivian Blaine   Vocals
John Raitt   Vocals
Alfred Drake   Vocals
Carmen Miranda   Vocals
Jan Clayton   Vocals
Dick Foran   Vocals
Shirley Ross   Vocals
Julie Warren   Vocals
Anne Brown   Vocals
Ray Middleton   Vocals
Marty May   Vocals
Earl Oxford   Vocals
Soldier Chorus   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer,Lyricist
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Betty Comden   Lyricist
Dubin   Lyricist
Ira Gershwin   Lyricist
Adolph Green   Lyricist
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer,Lyricist
Lorenz Hart   Composer,Lyricist
Cole Porter   Composer,Lyricist
DuBose Heyward   Lyricist
Brian Drutman   Producer
Joseph S. Szurly   Producer
Olivier Delhaye   Art Direction

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