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Dude

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Dude The Highway Life was the Broadway musical follow-up to Hair for composer Galt MacDermot, lyricist-librettist Jerome Ragni and director Tom O'Horgan. It began life as a studio cast album, Salome Bey Sings Songs from Dude, recorded in March 1972, and released on Kilmarnock Records. The show opened on October 9, 1972, and was as unexpected a failure as Hair had been a success, running only two weeks. Nevertheless, a cast album was recorded and also released on Kilmarnock. Twenty-two years later, Original Cast Records released this CD, which reissues the cast album plus ten tracks from the Salome Bey album none of which replicate songs from the cast album. Musically ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Dude The Highway Life was the Broadway musical follow-up to Hair for composer Galt MacDermot, lyricist-librettist Jerome Ragni and director Tom O'Horgan. It began life as a studio cast album, Salome Bey Sings Songs from Dude, recorded in March 1972, and released on Kilmarnock Records. The show opened on October 9, 1972, and was as unexpected a failure as Hair had been a success, running only two weeks. Nevertheless, a cast album was recorded and also released on Kilmarnock. Twenty-two years later, Original Cast Records released this CD, which reissues the cast album plus ten tracks from the Salome Bey album none of which replicate songs from the cast album. Musically more eclectic than Hair, Dude often has a laid-back country feel, but it lacks both its predecessor's tunefulness and cleverness. The standout performer is Nell Carter, who sings four songs, including the opening and closing title tunes. Bey, a throaty contralto, gives a soulful reading to her tracks, which are stylistically more consistent than the show numbers. But it is as hard to get a sense of the musical from this album as it seems to have been for the baffled critics who actually watched it during its brief run.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/1995
  • Label: Original Cast Record
  • UPC: 741117949928
  • Catalog Number: 9499

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Highway Life: Going (3:47)
  2. 2 So Long, Dude (2:25)
  3. 3 The Days of This Life - Nat Morris (2:55)
  4. 4 I Am Who I Am - Leta Galloway (2:37)
  5. 5 I'm Small - Alan Braunstein (3:06)
  6. 6 Pears and Apples (2:53)
  7. 7 Wa Wa Wa (2:12)
  8. 8 Suzie Moon (4:15)
  9. 9 Humdrum Life - Nat Morris (2:13)
  10. 10 Weeping - Jim Farrell (2:45)
  11. 11 Air Male - Nat Morris (3:14)
  12. 12 Un-Do (2:25)
  13. 13 Dude, All Dude (4:18)
  14. 14 The Highway Life: Coming (3:32)
  15. 15 I Know Your Name (3:18)
  16. 16 A Garden for Two (2:21)
  17. 17 Boo Boo (2:47)
  18. 18 No One (3:32)
  19. 19 Happy Song (2:33)
  20. 20 Only a Few More Years (3:30)
  21. 21 Jazz Bridge (3:37)
  22. 22 Sweet Dreams Blossom (3:45)
  23. 23 Baby Breath (2:29)
  24. 24 At Home
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Keith Banjo, Steel Guitar
David Lasley cast
Jimmy Lewis Bass
Buddy Morrow Trombone
Seldon Powell Reeds
Charles Sullivan Trumpet
Leata Galloway cast
Galt MacDermot Piano, Conductor, Leader
Joshie Armstead Choir, Chorus
Benny Aronov Piano
Raymond Beckenstein Reeds
Salome Bey Vocals, cast
Cissy Houston Choir, Chorus
Arthur "Babe"Clarke Reeds
Selwart Clarke Violin
Cornell Dupree Guitar
Caroline Dutton Violin
Gordon Edwards Bass
Lewis Eley Violin
Michael Forman Violin
Emanuel Green Violin
Hilda Harris Choir, Chorus
Ernie Hayes Organ
Richard Locker Cello
Buddy Lucas Harmonica, Jew's Harp
Billy Nichols Guitar
Norman Pride Percussion
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Marisa Stewart Choir, Chorus
Donald Leight Trumpet
Nell Carter cast
Wilbur Bascomb Jr. Bass
David Earl Taylor Trombone
Natasha Morris cast
Jim Farrell cast
Technical Credits
Galt MacDermot Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Orchestration
Horace Ott Orchestration
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Producer
Gerome Ragni Composer, Book
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A wonderful album

    I love Dude because it's style of music. My sisters don't like it, but I think it's an extraordinary. I'ts sad though how it was a flop. I recamond the CD to anyonw who likes musical theater.

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