Swingtime Canteen [Cast Recording]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
A musical employing vintage songs from its 1944 setting, Swingtime Canteen ran over 300 performances after its off-Broadway opening on March 14, 1995, goosed by such guests as Emily Loesser, Mary Cleere Haran and Maxene Andrews who died during the run. It took another year for the Performing Arts Preservation Association PAPA to undertake this cast recording. One good reason for the delay is that, as with other shows filled with familiar material, whatever the merits of the stage version, a cast album isn't much more than a collection of those songs, which are forced to compete with the more familiar recordings. The spirited, five-woman cast does its best, but they ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
A musical employing vintage songs from its 1944 setting, Swingtime Canteen ran over 300 performances after its off-Broadway opening on March 14, 1995, goosed by such guests as Emily Loesser, Mary Cleere Haran and Maxene Andrews who died during the run. It took another year for the Performing Arts Preservation Association PAPA to undertake this cast recording. One good reason for the delay is that, as with other shows filled with familiar material, whatever the merits of the stage version, a cast album isn't much more than a collection of those songs, which are forced to compete with the more familiar recordings. The spirited, five-woman cast does its best, but they aren't likely to make you forget the Andrews Sisters, Betty Hutton or the others who put their stamp on these songs. As Haran and Loesser turn up for a song each, and Andrews provides a spoken introduction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/1997
  • Label: Original Cast Record
  • UPC: 765481329926
  • Catalog Number: 9798
  • Sales rank: 120,110

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Maxene Andrews Vocals, Guest Appearance
Mary Cleere Haran Vocals, Guest Appearance
Lawrence Yurman Musical Direction
Alison Fraser Vocals, Guest Appearance
Nicki Parrott Acoustic Bass
David Wolfson Piano, Musical Direction
Ruth Williamson Vocals, cast
Emily Loesser Vocals, Guest Appearance
Kim Bonsanti Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Penny Ayn Maas Banjo, Clarinet, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Debra Barsha Vocals
Amy Elizabeth Jones Piano, Vocals
Ruth Williams Vocals
Kelli Maguire Drums, Tambourine, Vocals
Mikki Ryan Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ann Garvey Clarinet
Marcy McGuigan Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Michelle Blakeley Vocals
Swingtime Canteen Company cast
Technical Credits
Louis Prima Composer
Les Brown Composer
Bobby Troup Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Maxene Andrews Liner Notes
Ray Heindorf Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Jack Pettis Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Bernard Fox Engineer, Engineering
Bill Gilbert Liner Notes
Mack Gordon Composer
Bud Green Composer
Nancy Hamilton Composer
Ben Homer Composer
Irving Kahal Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Elmer Schoebel Composer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Jule Styne Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Billy Meyers Composer
Bob McDowell Arranger, Orchestration
Robert Mackintosh Costume Design
Ted Koehler Composer
Morgan Lewis Composer
Eric Maschwitz Composer
Manning Sherwin Composer
Neville Fleeson Composer
Albert Von Tilzer Composer
B.T. Whitehill Logo
Ivor Novello Composer
M.K. Jerome Composer
Tim Mathes Engineering
Linda Thorsen Bond Book
Kelli Maguire Contributor
Michael Minichiello Art Direction
William Repicci Producer, Liner Notes, Book
Charles Busch Book
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