Happy Hunting [Original Cast Recording]

Happy Hunting [Original Cast Recording]

by Ethel Merman
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Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/1995
Label: Rca
UPC: 0090266809127
catalogNumber: 68091

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ethel Merman   Primary Artist,Vocals,Track Performer
Jay Blackton   Musical Direction
Leon Belasco   Vocals,Track Performer
Virginia Gibson   Vocals,Track Performer
Fernando Lamas   Vocals,Track Performer
Gordon Polk   Vocals,Track Performer
Mary Finney   Vocals,Track Performer
Happy Hunting Cast Ensemble   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
John Kander   Composer
Barney Bigard   Composer
Hugh Fordin   Reissue Producer
Teddy Royal   Arranger
E.O. Welker   Original Album Producer
Ken Mandelbaum   Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy
Abe Burrows   Director
Alex Romero   Choreographer
Irene Sharaff   Costume Design
Slim Aarons   Cover Photo
Matt Dubey   Lyricist
Russel Crouse   Book
Howard Lindsay   Book
Edward O. Welker   Producer,Original Album Producer
Elizabeth Yoon   Art Direction
Bob Herget   Choreographer
Harold Karr   Composer
Ted Royal   Arranger

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Happy Hunting [Original Cast Recording] 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
3-cats-sejant More than 1 year ago
This work was entirely unknown to me when I purchased it. The musical, starring Ethel Merman and Fernando Lamas, follows the frenetic revelry in Monaco during the week long celebration of the wedding of Grace Kelly to Prince Ranier. Merman and Lamas were paired as love interests for some unfathomable reason. Merman left retirement to take on this musical, and while not Merman's best work she does pack a great deal energy into the performance. As usual, Lamas' cockie attitude pervades the work. The liner notes provide an insight into the off-stage friction between the pair and did nothing the raise my esteem of Lamas. Still the work has great energy and the songs are highly singable. The lyrics are a little clumsy ("If'n" and "Mutual Admiration Society"), but they do leave your toes tapping. Those familiar with Merman will recognize "Gee But Its good to Be Here" which she continued to sign as a signature song through the rest of her career.