Happy Hunting [RCA Reissue]

Happy Hunting [RCA Reissue]

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by Ethel Merman
     
 

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
Label:
Drg
UPC:
0021471910827
catalogNumber:
19108

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ethel Merman   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jay Blackton   Musical Direction
Leon Belasco   Vocals
Virginia Gibson   Vocals
Fernando Lamas   Vocals
Gordon Polk   Vocals
Mary Finney   Vocals

Technical Credits

Hugh Fordin   Reissue Producer
Teddy Royal   Arranger
E.O. Welker   Original Album Producer
Ken Mandelbaum   Liner Notes
Abe Burrows   Director
Alex Romero   Choreographer
Irene Sharaff   Costume Design
Slim Aarons   Cover Photo
Matt Dubey   Lyricist
Russel Crouse   Book
Howard Lindsay   Book
Edward O. Welker   Original Album Producer
Elizabeth Yoon   Art Direction

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Happy Hunting [Original Cast Recording] 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
3-cats-sejant More than 1 year ago
This work was entirely unknown to me when I purchased it. The musical, starring Ethel Merman and Fernando Lamas, follows the frenetic revelry in Monaco during the week long celebration of the wedding of Grace Kelly to Prince Ranier. Merman and Lamas were paired as love interests for some unfathomable reason. Merman left retirement to take on this musical, and while not Merman's best work she does pack a great deal energy into the performance. As usual, Lamas' cockie attitude pervades the work. The liner notes provide an insight into the off-stage friction between the pair and did nothing the raise my esteem of Lamas. Still the work has great energy and the songs are highly singable. The lyrics are a little clumsy ("If'n" and "Mutual Admiration Society"), but they do leave your toes tapping. Those familiar with Merman will recognize "Gee But Its good to Be Here" which she continued to sign as a signature song through the rest of her career.