The Pajama Game [Original London Cast]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The 1954 American musical The Pajama Game was still going strong on Broadway on October 13, 1955, when a successful London production opened for an eventual run of 588 performances. As demonstrated on the London cast album, the production succeeded by providing a near-copy of the Broadway version. A frequent problem with British productions of American shows is that the accents aren't very good, but that is not the case here. Of the principals, Max Wall and Frank Lawless sound somewhat British, but even their voices are not way off, and the rest of the cast sounds convincingly American. They also handle the score well, from the hit novelty tunes like "Hernando's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The 1954 American musical The Pajama Game was still going strong on Broadway on October 13, 1955, when a successful London production opened for an eventual run of 588 performances. As demonstrated on the London cast album, the production succeeded by providing a near-copy of the Broadway version. A frequent problem with British productions of American shows is that the accents aren't very good, but that is not the case here. Of the principals, Max Wall and Frank Lawless sound somewhat British, but even their voices are not way off, and the rest of the cast sounds convincingly American. They also handle the score well, from the hit novelty tunes like "Hernando's Hideaway" and "Steam Heat" to the hit ballad "Hey There." Canadian Edmund Hockridge, in the leading male role played by John Raitt on Broadway, is equally big-voiced on such songs as "A New Town Is a Blue Town," and Australian Joy Nichols is just as good as the female lead. There's not much reason for an American who owns the original Broadway cast album to buy this very similar recording, but it's almost as good.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/11/2006
  • Label: Sepia Recordings
  • EAN: 5055122110729
  • Catalog Number: 1072
  • Sales rank: 361,597

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture - Skyrockets Orchestra (5:04)
  2. 2 1. The Pajama Game / 2. Racing With The Clock - Girls & Boys (3:06)
  3. 3 A New Town Is A Blue Town - Edmund Hockridge (2:59)
  4. 4 I'm Not At All In Love - Joy Nichols (3:53)
  5. 5 I'll Never Be Jealous Again - Joan Emney (3:19)
  6. 6 Hey There - Edmund Hockridge (3:34)
  7. 7 Her Is - Frank Lawless (2:50)
  8. 8 Once-A-Year Day - Edmund Hockridge (3:22)
  9. 9 Small Talk - Joy Nichols (3:33)
  10. 10 There Once Was A Man - Joy Nichols (3:07)
  11. 11 Steam Heat - Elizabeth Seal (4:43)
  12. 12 Hey There (Reprise) - Joy Nichols (2:16)
  13. 13 Think Of The Time I Save - Max Wall (2:50)
  14. 14 Hernando's Hideaway - Elizabeth Seal (3:34)
  15. 15 7 1/2 Cents (4:36)
  16. 16 The Pajama Game - Joy Nichols (0:48)
  17. 17 On the Five-Forty-Five, song - Benny Lee (2:47)
  18. 18 Aw C'mon, song - Benny Lee (2:31)
  19. 19 Cherry Stones - Joy Nichols (2:33)
  20. 20 The Old Soft Shoe, song - Wally Peterson (2:28)
  21. 21 Froggie and the Catfish, song - Joy Nichols (2:25)
  22. 22 The Hippopotamus Song - Joy Nichols (2:32)
  23. 23 I Talk To The Trees - Joy Nichols (2:36)
  24. 24 The Little Red Monkey, song - Dick Bentley (2:31)
  25. 25 Me an' Johnny, song - Dick Bentley (2:25)
  26. 26 I've Got A Feelin' You're Foolin' (used in the film Broadway Melody of - Joy Nichols (1:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Original London Cast Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
Sidney Torch Conductor
Frank Chacksfield Conductor
Jimmy Edwards Vocals
Max Wall Vocals
Ted Astley Conductor
James Edwards Vocals
Elizabeth Seal Vocals
Edmund Hockridge Vocals
Joy Nichols Vocals
Frank Lawless Vocals
Joan Emney Vocals
Robert Crane Vocals
Benny Lee Vocals
Robert Lowe Conductor
Skyrockets Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Dick Bentley Vocals
Wally Peterson Vocals
Arthur Lowe Vocals
Frank Fox Vocals
Stanley Beadle Vocals
Olga Lowe Vocals
Charles Rolfe Vocals
Felix Felton Vocals
Jessie Robins Vocals
Roger Lowe Conductor
Ivor Meggido Vocals
Susan Irwin Vocals
Pajama Game Cast Ensemble Choir, Chorus
Nat Temple Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Edmund Hockeridge Vocals
Richard Bentley Vocals
Nat Temple Conductor
Technical Credits
Jerry Ross Composer, Lyricist
Nacio Herb Brown Composer
Richard Adler Lyricist
Arthur Freed Composer
Richard Bissill Book
Richard Bissell Book
George Abbott Book
Rexton S. Bunnett Liner Notes
Roger Adams Arranger
Robin Cherry Remastering
Craig Hewitt Graphic Design
The Keynotes Vocal Group
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