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Satins and Spurs [Original TV Cast]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Satins and Spurs, with a libretto by William Friedberg, producer/director Max Liebman, and songs by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, was a musical written for television and broadcast live in 90 minutes on NBC September 12, 1954. It starred 33-year-old movie actress Betty Hutton as a cowgirl who comes to New York to appear at a rodeo, and falls in love with a photographer played by Kevin McCarthy whose singing was dubbed by Earl Wrightson, their romance complicated by his urban sophistication and her rural rough edges. The story contained obvious similarities to Annie Get Your Gun, which Hutton had starred in on film, and it made use of her energetic style. This original ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Satins and Spurs, with a libretto by William Friedberg, producer/director Max Liebman, and songs by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, was a musical written for television and broadcast live in 90 minutes on NBC September 12, 1954. It starred 33-year-old movie actress Betty Hutton as a cowgirl who comes to New York to appear at a rodeo, and falls in love with a photographer played by Kevin McCarthy whose singing was dubbed by Earl Wrightson, their romance complicated by his urban sophistication and her rural rough edges. The story contained obvious similarities to Annie Get Your Gun, which Hutton had starred in on film, and it made use of her energetic style. This original TV cast recording recorded and released prior to the broadcast, and thus not a soundtrack reveals that Livingston and Evans' songs have been tailored to Hutton's talents, giving her a chance to show off her extroverted, outsized approach to singing. There is even the suggestion that she might have been able to find a place in the emerging world of rock 'n' roll, had she had a different background and been a little younger, as "The Little Rock Roll" anticipates the rock revolution, and she sounds right at home. Sadly, that was not to be. In fact, Satins and Spurs, an intended comeback for a performer who had burned her bridges in Hollywood two years before, was poorly received and even precipitated a temporary retirement by Hutton. That's a shame, since the album reveals the musical to have been a good vehicle for her talents. The 2003 DRG CD reissue of the album adds 17 Capitol recordings by Hutton made between 1944 and 1949, increasing the running time by 50 minutes. All six of the chart hits she scored for Capitol in the era are included, among them the chart-topper "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief," with most of the material drawn from her movies.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/12/2003
  • Label: Drg
  • UPC: 021471905526
  • Catalog Number: 19055
  • Sales rank: 121,822

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Whoop-Diddy-Ay - Betty Hutton (2:49)
  2. 2 Wildcat Smathers - Betty Hutton (3:14)
  3. 3 Satins and Spurs - Betty Hutton (2:16)
  4. 4 The Little Rock Roll - Betty Hutton (3:19)
  5. 5 I've Had Enough - Earl Wrightson (3:05)
  6. 6 Nobody Cares - Betty Hutton (2:40)
  7. 7 Back Home - Betty Hutton (2:16)
  8. 8 You're So Right for Me/Finale - Earl Wrightson (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marilyn Scott Vocals, Group Member
Leslie Miller Vocals, Group Member
Nelson Riddle Conductor
Charles Sanford Conductor
Paul Weston Conductor
Bill Dean Vocals, Group Member
Betty Hutton Track Performer
Keith Textor Vocals, Group Member
Jerry Duane Vocals, Group Member
Earl Wrightson Track Performer
Joe Lilley's Orchestra Conductor
Julie Christman Vocals, Group Member
Sylvia Textor Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Ray Evans Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Nelson Riddle Arranger
Alan Silverman Mastering
Joseph F. Laredo Liner Notes
Keith Textor Singers Contributor
Max Liebman Book
Dan O'Leary Reissue Producer
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