Flower Drum Song [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Flower Drum Song [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

by Rodgers & Hammerstein
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Flower Drum Song [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Rodgers & Hammerstein return to a theme that had served them well in both The King and I and South Pacific: misunderstanding and reconciliation between individuals of differing cultural backgrounds. This 1958 musical revolved around the meeting of old and new worlds in San Francisco's Chinatown. Flower Drum Song has a serviceable score but is not the team's most exciting. The novelty "I Enjoy Being a Girl" is more often excerpted than the lovely and overlooked "Love Look Away." The show also resulted in a film adaptation and ran for 600 performances in New York, where it was directed by Gene Kelly. The New York cast, featuring Miyoshi Umeki (who was in the film adaptation), does very well with this bright and lovely score. ~ Marjorie Ellen Ruhlmann and Sarah Erlewine

Product Details

Release Date: 05/18/1999
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646095829
catalogNumber: 60958

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rodgers & Hammerstein   Primary Artist
George Young   Ensemble
Anita Ellis   Track Performer,cast
Juanita Hall   Vocals,Track Performer,cast
Pat Suzuki   Vocals,Track Performer,cast
Jose Ahumada   Ensemble
Fumi Akimoto   Ensemble
Paula Chin   Ensemble
Victor Duntiere   Ensemble
Helen Fumai   Ensemble
Pat Griffith   Ensemble
Mary Huie   Ensemble
Marion Jim   Ensemble
Bett Kawamura   Ensemble
Baayork Lee   Vocals,Ensemble,Track Performer
George Li   Ensemble
David Lober   Ensemble
Robert Lorca   Ensemble
Wonci Lui   Ensemble
George Minami   Ensemble
Jo Anne Miya   Ensemble
Denise Quan   Ensemble
Vicki Racimo   Ensemble
Shawnee Smith   Ensemble
Maureen Tiongco   Ensemble
David Toguri   Ensemble
Mabel Wing   Ensemble
Yuriko   Ensemble
Susan Lynn   Track Performer
Ed Kenney   Vocals,Track Performer,cast
Larry Blyden   Vocals,Track Performer,cast
Miyoshi Umeki   Vocals,Track Performer,cast
Keye Luke   Vocals,Track Performer,cast
Arabella Hong   Track Performer,cast
Jack Soo   Vocals,cast
Patrick Adiarte   Vocals,cast
Conrad Yama   Vocals,cast
Orchestra   Track Performer
Flower Drum Song Cast Ensemble   cast
Flower Drum Song Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Rose Quong   Vocals
Linda Ribuca   Vocals
Susan Lynn Kikuchi   Vocals
Salvatore Dell'Isola   Musical Direction
Cely Carrillo   Vocals
Flower Drum Song Cast   cast
Yvonne Ribuca   Vocals
Luis Robert Hernandez   Vocals
Anita Allis   Vocals

Technical Credits

Gene Kelly   Director,Direction
Robert Russell Bennett   Orchestration
Didier C. Deutsch   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Bud Graham   Engineer
Oscar Hammerstein   Lyricist,Book
Goddard Lieberson   Producer
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Oliver Smith   Scenery
George B. Dale   Liner Notes
Darcy Proper   Producer
Ken Fredette   Art Direction
Irene Sharaff   Costume Design
Carol Haney   Choreographer
Eleanor Becker   Editorial Production
Joseph Fields   Book
Salvatore Dell'Isola   Musical Director
Buddy Graham   Engineer

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Flower Drum Song [Original Broadway Cast Recording] 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
metfan More than 1 year ago
OK,so it's no "King And I".The book is dated and over-sentinmental.But "Flower Drum Song" is a small,underrated Rodgers and Hammerstein show. Its biggest asset is the tuneful score,well performed here by a wonderful cast.Miyoshi Umeki and Pat Suzuki are especially outstanding.The album's highlights are Suzuki's funny and delightful "I Enjoy Being A Girl", Umeki's lovely "I Am Going To Like It Here",and best of all,Arabella Hong's haunting "Love,Look Away"(the last two among R&H's loveliest ballads).A charming and fun album.
Guest More than 1 year ago