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No, No, Nanette [Broadway Cast 1999 Reissue]
     

No, No, Nanette [Broadway Cast 1999 Reissue]

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Though this album is billed as the "original Broadway cast recording," that doesn't mean the same thing it usually does in this case because it contains a recording of the 1971 Broadway revival cast of No, No, Nanette. But there was no original Broadway cast album of the original 1925 production (indeed, there were no albums then, period), so the revivers can

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Though this album is billed as the "original Broadway cast recording," that doesn't mean the same thing it usually does in this case because it contains a recording of the 1971 Broadway revival cast of No, No, Nanette. But there was no original Broadway cast album of the original 1925 production (indeed, there were no albums then, period), so the revivers can be forgiven their little fib. Nevertheless, it points up an important distinction: this is hardly the first time this music has been heard. No, No, Nanette, in its Broadway, London, and national productions, was one of the biggest hits of the 1920s, and the songs "I Want to Be Happy" and "Tea for Two" became standards. There were three movie versions. The revival of the show, in addition to the still-impressive score by composer Vincent Youmans and lyricists Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach, also boasted such veteran talents as Busby Berkeley (credited with "supervising" the production after he was ousted from the director's chair in tryouts) and Ruby Keeler, who had made her Broadway debut back in the '20s. The show was mounted in an essentially faithful style. The trifle of a plot concerned a romantic roundelay with a flapper at its center, and in the nostalgia-laden early '70s, the revival ran longer on Broadway than the original production had.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/1999
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646089026
catalogNumber:
60890

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Susan Watson   Vocals,Track Performer
Loni Ackerman   Track Performer
Ruby Keeler   Vocals,Track Performer
Bobby Van   Vocals,Track Performer
Helen Gallagher   Vocals,Track Performer
Jack Gilford   Vocals,Track Performer
Pat Lysinger   Track Performer
Buster Davis   Musical Direction
Donald Saddler   Dancer
Roger Rathburn   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ralph Burns   Orchestration
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Luther Henderson   Arranger,Composer,Dance Arrangement
Hillary Knight   Artwork
Milton Ager   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
David Frank   Engineer
John Guerriere   Engineer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Thomas Z. Shepard   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Charles Burr   Annotation
Marc Kirkeby   Liner Notes
Miles Kreuger   Liner Notes
Ken Fredette   Art Direction
Buster Davis   Vocal Arrangements,Musical Director
Burt Shevelove   Adaptation
Billy Rose   Composer
Dixon Van Winkle   Engineer

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No, No, Nanette [Broadway Cast 1999 Reissue] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I SAW THIS MUSICAL IN 1974.IT IS NOT PRODUCED TOO OFTEN, MAYBE BECAUSE THE STORY IS A LITTLE WEAK OR THE 1920'S STYLE MUSICALS ARE NOT SO POPULAR NOW. HOWEVER, THE MUSIC-- SONGS AND DANCES FROM NO, NO NANETT ARE TERRIFIC.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw No, No, Nanette on Broadway in 1972 with Penny Singleton ("Blondie" of film) subbing for Ruby Keeler who was on break. The show was a lavish production with twice the number of performers in the dance chorus as was customary for a full-scale Broadway musical at that time (it had 24 women and 12 men). It was noted for reviving interest in tap dance and the BIG tap dance number (I Want To Be Happy) was recorded on the album in its completeness, with all 36 members of the dance chorus plus some principal performers tapping in unison. The show had three acts instead of the usual two and all the songs including the finales to each of the three acts are included on the album. What makes this album stand out from most cast recordings, is that No, No, Nanette had a larger orchestra than most stage musicals and the richness and fullness of the music as it accompanies terrific voices singing energetic tunes can be thoroughly appreciated. It is true there is no original cast recording of the complete score from the original 1925 production of No, No, Nanette. However, I have a 78 rpm record from 1925 with the true original cast of No, No, Nanette singing a half dozen of the songs from the show in medley format on one side of the recording. The flip side has a medley from a different stage musical that was appearing on Broadway at the time.