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Golden Greats: Greatest Broadway Hits
     

Golden Greats: Greatest Broadway Hits

 
Dutch reissue label Disky here takes advantage of European copyright law, which releases recordings more than 50 years old into the public domain, to assemble a lengthy collection of Broadway show music, the bulk of it drawn from original cast albums released in the 1940s and at the start of the 1950s. On the first two discs, four-to-six selections each have been

Overview

Dutch reissue label Disky here takes advantage of European copyright law, which releases recordings more than 50 years old into the public domain, to assemble a lengthy collection of Broadway show music, the bulk of it drawn from original cast albums released in the 1940s and at the start of the 1950s. On the first two discs, four-to-six selections each have been drawn from the original Broadway cast albums of Oklahoma!, Carousel, Annie Get Your Gun, Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, and The King and I, as well as revival cast recordings of Porgy and Bess and Show Boat, all based on shows that opened in New York between 1943 and 1951. That means performers like Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, and Yul Brynner singing songs written by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter, among others. The tracks are all mixed up, and the sometimes-misspelled song and performer credits on the back of the CD box do not reveal which show each song comes from. The third disc, like its predecessors, begins with tracks from the '40s, but most of it is drawn from musicals of the 1930s and even the '20s. As formal cast albums did not exist in those days, the tracks are often studio recordings made by people who performed in the shows in New York and London. Among these rare curiosities is Jeanne Aubert's 1935 London recording of "You're the Top" from Porter's Anything Goes, containing the soon-to-be politically inappropriate compliment, "You're Mussolini!" Thus, there are plenty of classic show tunes and some hidden gems on this lengthy, inexpensive collection, as long as the consumer doesn't mind the bargain-basement packaging, variable sound quality, and scant annotations typical of such thrown-together, legally dubious efforts.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2002
Label:
Disky Golden Greats
UPC:
0793515491325
catalogNumber:
79013

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Overture
  2. Something wonderful
  3. Doin' what comes natur'lly
  4. Life upon the wicked stage
  5. So in love
  6. You'll never walk alone
  7. Bill
  8. Hello young lovers
  9. Bloody Mary
  10. I can't say no
  11. This was a real nice clambake
  12. Oklahoma!
  13. Sue me
  14. A woman is a sometime thing
  15. Some enchanted evening
  16. I got plenty o' nuttin'
  17. Guys and dolls
  18. It ain't necessarily so
  19. Make believe
  20. A wonderful guy
  21. They say it's wonderful
  22. When the children are asleep
  23. More I cannot wish you
  24. A puzzlement
  25. I got lost in his arms

Disc 2

  1. Overture. Summertime
  2. Why can't you behave?
  3. Can't help lovin' dat man
  4. There's no business like show business
  5. If I were a bell
  6. People will say that we're in love
  7. Bess, you is my woman now
  8. Luck be a lady tonight
  9. Shall I tell you what I think of you?
  10. The girl that I marry
  11. Nobody else but me
  12. The carousel waltz
  13. Dites-moi
  14. Ol' man river
  15. Summertime @@Jepson, Helen & Chorus
  16. Many a new day
  17. Blow high, blow low
  18. It takes a long pull to get here
  19. You've got to be carefully taught
  20. We open in Venice
  21. I'm gonna wash that man right outta my hair
  22. Who do you love, I hope
  23. I've never been in love before
  24. Tom, Dick or Harry
  25. I whistle a happy tune

Disc 3

  1. New York, New York
  2. Almost like being in love
  3. Bewitched, bothered and bewildered
  4. Beat out dat rhythm on a drum
  5. How are things in Glocca Morra?
  6. Old devil moon
  7. South American way
  8. September song
  9. This is the Army, Mr. Jones
  10. Taking A Chance On Love (for the musical Cabin In The Sky)
  11. My heart belongs to Daddy
  12. Anything goes
  13. You're the top
  14. I get a kick out of you
  15. Night and day
  16. I got rhythm
  17. Someone to watch over me
  18. Fascinatin' rhythm
  19. Strike up the band
  20. Makin' whoopee
  21. Heat Wave, song (from "As Thousands Cheer")
  22. Easter parade
  23. She didn't say yes
  24. I've told every little star
  25. Johnny One Note

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lawrence Tibbett   Vocals,Track Performer
Fred Astaire   Vocals,Track Performer
Irving Berlin   Vocals,Track Performer
Ethel Merman   Vocals,Track Performer
Ethel Waters   Vocals,Track Performer
Red Nichols   Conductor
Eddie Cantor   Vocals,Track Performer
Mary Martin   Vocals,Track Performer
Robert Alda   Vocals,Track Performer
Vivian Blaine   Vocals,Track Performer
Gertrude Lawrence   Vocals,Track Performer
Alfred Drake   Vocals,Track Performer
Dorothy Sarnoff   Vocals,Track Performer
Ezio Pinza   Vocals
Carmen Miranda   Vocals,Track Performer
Lisa Kirk   Vocals,Track Performer
Ella Logan   Vocals,Track Performer
Lynn Murray   Track Performer
Billy Tabbert   Track Performer
Celeste Holm   Vocals,Track Performer
Marion Bell   Vocals,Track Performer
Todd Duncan   Vocals,Track Performer
Jan Clayton   Vocals,Track Performer
Isabel Bigley   Vocals,Track Performer
Douglas Deane   Vocals,Track Performer
Male Chorus   Track Performer
Pat Rooney   Track Performer
Johnny Silver   Vocals,Track Performer
Clifton Webb   Vocals,Track Performer
Sam Levene   Vocals,Track Performer
Joan Roberts   Vocals,Track Performer
Carol Bruce   Vocals,Track Performer
Murvyn Vye   Vocals,Track Performer
Peggy Wood   Vocals,Track Performer
Kenneth Spencer   Vocals,Track Performer
Yul Brynner   Vocals,Track Performer
Harriet Jackson   Vocals
Mary Ellis   Vocals,Track Performer
Adele Astaire   Vocals
Edward Matthews   Vocals,Track Performer
Jeanne Aubert & The Four Admirals   Track Performer
Stubby Kaye   Vocals,Track Performer
Patricia Morison   Vocals
Harold Lang   Vocals,Track Performer
Barbara Luna   Vocals,Track Performer
Colette Lyons   Vocals
Anne Brown   Vocals,Track Performer
Ray Middleton   Vocals,Track Performer
Christine Johnson   Vocals,Track Performer
Walter Huston   Vocals,Track Performer
Jean Darling   Vocals,Track Performer
Kathleen Carnes   Vocals,Track Performer
Vivienne Segal   Vocals,Track Performer
Robert Lenn   Vocals
June Hawkins   Vocals,Track Performer
Red Nichols & His Orchestra   Ensemble,Track Performer
Eric Mattson   Track Performer
David Brooks   Vocals,Track Performer
J. Aubert   Vocals
William Tabbert   Vocals
Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Helen Jepson   Vocals

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