Front Row Center: The Broadway Gold Box, 1935-1988

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The first thing to note about Front Row Center: The Broadway Gold Box 1935-1988, a four-CD, 93-track, five-hour box set retrospective, is that it gathers original cast recordings of Broadway shows exclusively from the MCA catalog, most of them originally released on Decca. Decca was the first major American record label to release cast albums, starting with Oklahoma! in 1943 though it brought Broadway stars into the studio to record isolated tracks as early as 1935, and, as annotator Max O. Preeo notes, it had the field to itself, not joined by Columbia until 1946 or RCA Victor until 1947. From then until the '70s, when the majors stopped recording musicals on a ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The first thing to note about Front Row Center: The Broadway Gold Box 1935-1988, a four-CD, 93-track, five-hour box set retrospective, is that it gathers original cast recordings of Broadway shows exclusively from the MCA catalog, most of them originally released on Decca. Decca was the first major American record label to release cast albums, starting with Oklahoma! in 1943 though it brought Broadway stars into the studio to record isolated tracks as early as 1935, and, as annotator Max O. Preeo notes, it had the field to itself, not joined by Columbia until 1946 or RCA Victor until 1947. From then until the '70s, when the majors stopped recording musicals on a regular basis, the three labels competed for shows, Decca frequently losing out. Therefore, compilation producer Ron O'Brien necessarily weights the set heavily toward the period of Decca's dominance: 15 tracks come from before Oklahoma!, and more than half the album dates from the '40s. In fact, the focus on early material is even greater than the recording dates suggest, since many of the later selections come from revivals. Even so, this is a rich collection. The shows include Pins & Needles, Porgy and Bess, This Is the Army, Oklahoma!, One Touch of Venus, On the Town, Carousel, Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes, Where's Charley?, Lost in the Stars, Call Me Madam, Guys & Dolls, Lady in the Dark, The King and I, Wonderful Town, On Your Toes, Man of la Mancha, Applause, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Evita, Big River, and Me and My Girl. All of which is to say that, despite its limitations, Front Row Center presents a large chunk of the best-remembered show music of more than 50 years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/1996
  • Label: Decca U.S.
  • UPC: 008811135324
  • Catalog Number: 11353

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Oklahoma! Finale - Joan Roberts (3:24)
  2. 2 Paree - Beatrice Lillie (3:52)
  3. 3 Nobody Makes A Pass At Me - Millie Weitz (3:13)
  4. 4 Chain Store Daisy - Ruth Rubinstein (3:04)
  5. 5 South American Way - Carmen Miranda (2:52)
  6. 6 My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Mary Martin (2:32)
  7. 7 It Never Entered My Mind - Shirley Ross (3:11)
  8. 8 I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - Todd Duncan (2:42)
  9. 9 I've Still Got My Health - Ethel Merman (2:30)
  10. 10 They Didn't Believe Me - Julia Sanderson (3:17)
  11. 11 Makin' Whoopee - Eddie Cantor (3:02)
  12. 12 Thank You, North America - Carmen Miranda (2:30)
  13. 13 We're Having A Baby (My Baby And Me) - June Clyde (3:10)
  14. 14 There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York - Anne Brown (3:01)
  15. 15 I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen - Earl Oxford (3:08)
  16. 16 Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning - Irving Berlin (3:12)
  17. 17 The Surrey With The Fringe On Top - Alfred Drake (3:10)
  18. 18 I Cain't Say No - Celeste Holm (3:04)
  19. 19 That's Him - Mary Martin (3:20)
  20. 20 Speak Low - Kenny Baker (3:18)
  21. 21 Thou Swell - Julie Warren (3:04)
  22. 22 To Keep My Love Alive, Pts. 1 & 2 - Vivienne Segal (6:51)
  23. 23 Dat's Love - Muriel Smith (3:50)
Disc 2
  1. 1 There Must Be Someone For Me - June Havoc (3:13)
  2. 2 I Love You - Wilbur Evans (2:41)
  3. 3 Something For The Boys - Paula Laurence (2:36)
  4. 4 By The Mississinewah - Betty Garrett (3:16)
  5. 5 Let's Begin - Paula Laurence (2:48)
  6. 6 Evelina - David Brooks (3:15)
  7. 7 The Eagle and Me - Arthur "Dooley" Wilson (3:11)
  8. 8 September Song - Walter Huston (2:30)
  9. 9 Strange Music - Lawrence Brooks (4:29)
  10. 10 Twelve O'Clock And All Is Well - Gertrude Niesen (3:10)
  11. 11 I Wanna Get Married - Gertrude Niesen (3:15)
  12. 12 I Can Cook Too - Nancy Walker (2:26)
  13. 13 I Get Carried Away - Adolph Green (3:03)
  14. 14 Close As Pages In A Book - Wilbur Evans (3:16)
  15. 15 Currier And Ives - Betty Bruce (2:37)
  16. 16 The Big Rock Candy Mountain - Burl Ives (2:39)
  17. 17 If I Loved You - Jan Clayton (4:22)
  18. 18 June Is Bustin' Out All Over - Jean Darling (3:48)
  19. 19 Mountain High, Valley Low - Mary Martin (2:27)
  20. 20 South America, Take It Away! - Betty Garrett (3:15)
  21. 21 You Can't Get A Man With A Gun - Ethel Merman (3:12)
  22. 22 They Say It's Wonderful - Ethel Merman (3:05)
  23. 23 Eadie Was a Lady, Pts. 1 & 2 - Ethel Merman (6:12)
Disc 3
  1. 1 I Got Rhythm - Ethel Merman (3:00)
  2. 2 I Get A Kick Out Of You - Ethel Merman (3:18)
  3. 3 Gotta Dance - Harold Lang (2:36)
  4. 4 I'm The First Girl In The Second Row - Nancy Walker (2:46)
  5. 5 Make a Miracle - Allyn McLerie (3:31)
  6. 6 Once In Love With Amy - Ray Bolger (4:19)
  7. 7 Lost In The Stars - Todd Duncan (3:34)
  8. 8 The Yodel Blues - Mary Hatcher (3:00)
  9. 9 A Girl With A Flame - Nanette Fabray (1:52)
  10. 10 There Must Be Something Better Than Love - Pearl Bailey (2:41)
  11. 11 The Hostess with the Mostes' on the Ball - Ethel Merman (3:27)
  12. 12 I'll Know - Isabel Bigley (3:33)
  13. 13 Adelaide's Lament - Vivian Blaine (3:21)
  14. 14 Jenny - Gertrude Lawrence (3:26)
  15. 15 Getting to Know You - Gertrude Lawrence (3:28)
  16. 16 Ohio - Rosalind Russell (3:17)
  17. 17 Lazy Afternoon - Kaye Ballard (3:14)
  18. 18 There's a Small Hotel - Kay Coulter (3:38)
  19. 19 Eleven O'Clock Song/Finale - Jane Kean (3:02)
  20. 20 Camille, Collette, Fifi - Gerrianne Raphael (2:17)
  21. 21 Sun At My Window, Love At My Door - Ricardo Montalban (3:01)
  22. 22 Now Is The Time - Johnny Desmond (2:58)
  23. 23 Never Again - Johnny Desmond (2:18)
  24. 24 Too Close for Comfort - Sammy Davis Jr. (2:20)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Ladies - Dolores Gray (2:25)
  2. 2 Fair Warning - Dolores Gray (3:18)
  3. 3 Shy - Joe Bova (3:47)
  4. 4 Too Long At The Fair - Jackie Joseph (4:48)
  5. 5 There's No Tune Like a Show Tune (2:36)
  6. 6 I Wouldn't Bet One Penny - Susan Johnson (3:12)
  7. 7 You'd Better Love Me - Tammy Grimes (2:15)
  8. 8 The Usher From The Mezzanine - Carol Burnett (1:42)
  9. 9 The Impossible Dream (The Quest) - Richard Kiley (2:22)
  10. 10 Poor Little Person - Alice Playten (2:20)
  11. 11 Coco - Katharine Hepburn (2:23)
  12. 12 Welcome To The Theatre - Lauren Bacall (2:36)
  13. 13 Won't You Charleston with Me? - Harvey Evans (3:37)
  14. 14 Superstar - Ben Vereen (4:03)
  15. 15 Night Letter - Jonelle Allen (3:48)
  16. 16 Time Heals Everything - Bernadette Peters (3:23)
  17. 17 Hard Candy Christmas (3:55)
  18. 18 Don't Cry for Me Argentina - Patti LuPone (5:22)
  19. 19 Just One Night - Ralph Bruneu (2:39)
  20. 20 River in the Rain - Daniel Jenkins (3:33)
  21. 21 Me and My Girl - Maryann Plunkett (3:46)
  22. 22 I'll Always Remember The Song - Alison Fraser (3:57)
  23. 23 There's No Business Like Show Business @@Chorus Of Annie Get Your Gun (3:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Burl Ives Track Performer
Clifton Davis Track Performer
Pearl Bailey Track Performer
Irving Berlin Track Performer
Ethel Merman Track Performer
Johnny Desmond Track Performer
Gordon Jenkins Performing Ensemble
Sy Oliver Conductor
Eileen Farrell Track Performer
Eddie Cantor Track Performer
Kaye Ballard Track Performer
Mary Martin Track Performer
Jeff Alexander Choir Master
Artie Schroeck Conductor
Bernadette Peters Track Performer
Elie Siegmeister Conductor
Harold Rome Piano
Nancy Walker Track Performer
Robert Alda Track Performer
Vivian Blaine Track Performer
Dolores Gray Track Performer
Gertrude Lawrence Track Performer
Gertrude Niesen Track Performer
John Raitt Track Performer
Carol Burnett Track Performer
Leonard Joy Conductor
Tammy Grimes Track Performer
Sandy Duncan Track Performer
Alfred Drake Track Performer
Ray Bolger Track Performer
Beatrice Lillie Track Performer
Ken Delmar Track Performer
Jerry Herman Piano, Track Performer
Patti LuPone Track Performer
Don Pippin Conductor
Carmen Miranda Vocals, Track Performer
Maurice de Abravanel Conductor
Billy Barnes Piano, Celeste, Track Performer
Betty Comden Track Performer
Sammy Davis Jr. Track Performer
Lehman Engel Conductor
Adolph Green Track Performer
Harry Sosnik Conductor
Dick Jacobs Conductor
Maurice Levine Conductor
Lynn Murray Conductor
Alice Playten Track Performer
Milton Rosenstock Conductor
Raymond Scott Conductor
Kathy Sommer Conductor
Linda Twine Conductor
Ben Vereen Track Performer
Art Wagner Conductor
Jeff Waxman Conductor
Celeste Holm Track Performer
Todd Duncan Track Performer
Avon Long Track Performer
Lauren Bacall Track Performer
Scott Bakula Track Performer
Jan Clayton Track Performer
Harvey Evans Track Performer
Isabel Bigley Track Performer
Ray Sinatra Conductor
Gloria DeHaven Track Performer
Dick Foran Track Performer
Shirley Ross Track Performer
Bobby Van Track Performer
Nanette Fabray Track Performer
Richard Kiley Track Performer
Joan Roberts Track Performer
Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra Track Performer
Victor Young & His Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Arthur Kay Conductor
Alison Fraser Track Performer
Max Meth Conductor
Pembroke Davenport Conductor
Frederick Dvonch Conductor
Joseph Littau Conductor
Colin Romoff Conductor
Chita Rivera Track Performer
Rene Wiegert Conductor
Stanley Lebowsky Conductor
Jay Blackton Conductor
Irving Actman Conductor
Baldwon Bergerson Piano
Eva Jessye Choir Choir, Chorus
Pat Hammerlee Track Performer
Will Irwin Conductor
Robert Billig Conductor
Alexander Smallens Conductor
Neil Warner Conductor
Edith Adams Track Performer
Arthur "Dooley" Wilson Track Performer
Helen Bliss Track Performer
Clay Warnick Conductor
Allyn McLerie Track Performer
Joyce Jameson Track Performer
Jonelle Allen Track Performer
Julie Warren Track Performer
Millie Weitz Track Performer
Joe Bova Track Performer
Harold Lang Track Performer
Eddie Foy Jr. Track Performer
Ron Richardson Track Performer
Daniel Jenkins Track Performer
Anne Brown Track Performer
Kay Coulter Track Performer
Rosalind Russell Track Performer
Christine Johnson Track Performer
Walter Huston Track Performer
Jean Darling Track Performer
Vivienne Segal Track Performer
Ricardo Montalban Track Performer
Ruth Rubinstein Track Performer
Julia Sanderson Track Performer
June Clyde Track Performer
Earl Oxford Track Performer
Muriel Smith Track Performer
June Havoc Track Performer
Wilbur Evans Track Performer
Paula Laurence Track Performer
Betty Garrett Track Performer
Lawrence Brooks Track Performer
Betty Bruce Track Performer
Mary Hatcher Track Performer
Betty Kean Track Performer
Jane Kean Track Performer
Gerrianne Raphael Track Performer
Jackie Joseph Soprano
Katharine Hepburn Track Performer
Ralph Bruneu Track Performer
Robert Lindsay Track Performer
Maryann Plunkett Track Performer
Kenny Baker Track Performer
David Brooks Track Performer
Susan Johnson Track Performer
Salvatore Dell'Isola Conductor
Robert Shaw Choir Master
Technical Credits
Edvard Grieg Composer
Sy Oliver Director
Leonard Joy Director
Don Pippin Director
Maurice de Abravanel Director
Lehman Engel Director
Harry Sosnik Director
Dick Jacobs Director
Andy McKaie Executive Producer
Lynn Murray Director
Milton Rosenstock Director
Raymond Scott Director
Art Wagner Director
Jeff Waxman Director
Harold Wheeler Director
Jack Elliott Director
Andy Engel Illustrations, Logo
Max O. Preeo Liner Notes
Arthur Kay Director
Max Meth Director
Pembroke Davenport Director
Joseph Littau Director
Colin Romoff Director
Rene Wiegert Director
Jay Blackton Director
Irving Actman Director
Fred Werner Director
Robert Billig Director
Alexander Smallens Director
Neil Warner Director
George Forrest Composer
Clay Warnick Director
Decca Symphony Orchestra Contributor
All-Soldier Chorus Contributor
Robert Wright Composer
Marshall Barer Composer
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