Broadway's Fair Ladies

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Compilation producer Lynne Frost cast back into the archives of Columbia Records to construct this collection of recordings by female Broadway stars, ranging from Helen Morgan's 1932 performance of "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" from a revival of the 1927 musical Show Boat to Andrea McArdle's "Tomorrow" from 1977's Annie. The Great White Way's most popular women of the period are present, including Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Julie Andrews, Gwen Verdon, Barbara Cook, and Angela Lansbury, and they sing some of the best-remembered songs of the American musical theater. The breadth of those songs is apparent in the earliest ones and the latest ones. The ultimate torch song, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Compilation producer Lynne Frost cast back into the archives of Columbia Records to construct this collection of recordings by female Broadway stars, ranging from Helen Morgan's 1932 performance of "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" from a revival of the 1927 musical Show Boat to Andrea McArdle's "Tomorrow" from 1977's Annie. The Great White Way's most popular women of the period are present, including Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Julie Andrews, Gwen Verdon, Barbara Cook, and Angela Lansbury, and they sing some of the best-remembered songs of the American musical theater. The breadth of those songs is apparent in the earliest ones and the latest ones. The ultimate torch song, "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," is preceded by another 1930s recording originally issued on the Brunswick label, Martin's sex-kitten rendition of Cole Porter's suggestive "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," while, in the 1970s, the moods are reversed, with Elaine Stritch's searing interpretation of the cynical, embittered "The Ladies Who Lunch" from Stephen Sondheim's Company followed by the sunny, simple-minded, cartoon-character song "Tomorrow." The album represents only a slice of the history of musical theater, but it's still a representative sampling.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972405827
  • Catalog Number: 724058

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My heart belongs to daddy, song (from "Leave It to Me") - Mary Martin (2:56)
  2. 2 Can't Help Lovin' dat Man, song (from "Show Boat") - Helen Morgan (3:47)
  3. 3 How Are Things in Glocca Mora? - Ella Logan (2:57)
  4. 4 The Party's Over - Judy Holliday (2:42)
  5. 5 I Could Have Danced All Night, song (from "My Fair Lady") [From My Fair - Julie Andrews (3:31)
  6. 6 Glitter and Be Gay, for soprano & orchestra (from "Candide") - Barbara Cook (5:45)
  7. 7 If My Friends Could See Me Now - Gwen Verdon (3:28)
  8. 8 If He Walked into My Life - Angela Lansbury (3:52)
  9. 9 My Favorite Things, song (from "The Sound of Music") - Patricia Neway (2:49)
  10. 10 The Ladies Who Lunch - Elaine Stritch (4:30)
  11. 11 Tomorrow - Andrea McArdle (2:08)
  12. 12 Everything's Coming Up Roses - Ethel Merman (3:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barbara Cook Vocals, Track Performer
Ethel Merman Vocals, Track Performer
Julie Andrews Vocals, Track Performer
Mary Martin Vocals, Track Performer
Elaine Stritch Vocals
Gwen Verdon Vocals, Track Performer
Judy Holliday Vocals, Track Performer
Ella Logan Vocals, Track Performer
Angela Lansbury Vocals, Track Performer
Andrea McArdle Vocals, Track Performer
Helen Morgan Vocals, Track Performer
Patricia Neway Vocals, Track Performer
Ray Charles Conductor
Technical Credits
Stephen Sondheim Lyricist
Dorothy Parker Lyricist
Wally Bryson Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Lyricist
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer, Lyricist
Burton Lane Composer
Charles Strouse Composer
Mark Weitz Composer
Martin Charnin Composer
Charles Strause Composer
Edward C. King Composer
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