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Five Guys Named Moe
     

Five Guys Named Moe

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This Original Broadway Cast Recording is a good example of the kind of music that can be vital and exciting in a theater and redundant on disc. Five Guys Named Moe is a musical revue with the thinnest of story lines, the music for which is taken from the repertoire of jump blues star Louis Jordan, who filled the R&B charts with songs like "Is You Is Or Is You

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This Original Broadway Cast Recording is a good example of the kind of music that can be vital and exciting in a theater and redundant on disc. Five Guys Named Moe is a musical revue with the thinnest of story lines, the music for which is taken from the repertoire of jump blues star Louis Jordan, who filled the R&B charts with songs like "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" and "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" in the 1940s and '50s. It makes for a delightful theater-going experience, but on record it has to compete with Jordan's originals, and it doesn't. Also, this show originated in the West End, and there is a London Cast album that is virtually identical.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/13/1992
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074645299921
catalogNumber:
52999

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Dixon   Vocals,Track Performer
Mark Gross   Clarinet,Percussion,Saxophone
Lucio Hopper   Bass
Brian Kirk   Drums
Glen Turner   Vocals,Track Performer
Doug Eskew   Vocals,Track Performer
Kevin Ramsey   Vocals,Track Performer
Jeffrey D. Sams   Vocals,Track Performer
Reggie Pittman   Percussion,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Milton Craig Nealy   Vocals,Track Performer
Gregory Charles Royal   Percussion,Trombone

Technical Credits

Louis Jordan   Composer
Jerry Dixon   Contributor
Jay Landers   Producer
Neil McArthur   Orchestration
Malcolm Pollack   Engineer
Chapman Roberts   Arranger,Contributor
Glen Turner   Contributor
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
David Hinckley   Liner Notes
Doug Eskew   Contributor
Richard Jay-Alexander   Executive Producer
Kevin Ramsey   Contributor
Jeffrey D. Sams   Contributor
Cameron Mackintosh   Liner Notes
Joe Willoughby   Composer
Larry Wynn   Liner Notes
Milton Craig Nealy   Contributor
Walter Merrick   Composer

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Five Guys Named Moe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Despite what others may think, this soundtrack screams with every ounce of the energy of the broadway show I had the pleasure to see in its short run. It is alternately funny, somber, exciting, melancholy, upbeat, and languidly paced. Every moment is still a triumph, filled with some of the most outstanding and impressive vocals I've ever heard. Pure fun.