Jennie  [Original Broadway Cast]

Jennie [Original Broadway Cast]

     
 
This is a 1993 CD reissue of a 1963 Broadway cast album of Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz's flop musical loosely based on the life of actress Laurette Taylor and starring Mary Martin. It's one of those cases of a lot of talent being wasted, starting with Martin, whose unforgettable voice is heard singing mostly forgettable material. The

Overview

This is a 1993 CD reissue of a 1963 Broadway cast album of Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz's flop musical loosely based on the life of actress Laurette Taylor and starring Mary Martin. It's one of those cases of a lot of talent being wasted, starting with Martin, whose unforgettable voice is heard singing mostly forgettable material. The best song, "Before I Kiss The World Goodbye," was interpolated from another show, and, according to Martin's autobiography, doesn't really fit the story. Thankfully, that's not apparent on the cast album, which needs all the help it can get. In some ways, time has been unkind--you just can't sing a song called "Born Again" anymore and not have it be about religion--but there was never much here to begin with. For Mary Martin and Broadway fanatics only.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/1993
Label:
Rca Victor Broadway
UPC:
0090266081929
catalogNumber:
60819

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Wallace   Vocals,Track Performer
Mary Martin   Vocals,Track Performer
Carnival   Track Performer
Sharon Vaughn   Vocals
Jack Deleon   Track Performer
Ethel Shutta   Vocals,Track Performer
Martin Ambrose   Vocals
Robin Bailey   Vocals,Track Performer
Steve Elmore   Vocals
Rico Froehlich   Vocals
Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ernie Oelrich   Engineer
Andy Wiswell   Producer
Bill Rosenfield   Liner Notes
John Lesko   Director,Musical Director

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