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This collection of highlights from 19 favourite shows offers a survey of Broadway musical theatre from its beginnings in the late 1920s to its heyday in the mid 1950s. The musicals from this period, ranging from Oklahoma! to Porgy and Bess and to Guys and Dolls, remain some of today’s best known and most popular shows as demonstrated by their continual revivals and tours throughout the world. These recordings feature the original Broadway casts and a 16 page booklet which contains a full synopsis and background for each musical.

Disc 1

Rodgers, Richard
Hammerstein II, Oscar, lyricist(s)

  Oklahoma! (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
1.   Act I: Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' 00:02:32
2.   Act I: The Surrey With The Fringe On Top 00:03:06
3.   Act II: The Farmer And The Cowman 00:05:17
4.   Act II: Oklahoma! 00:02:30
  Carousel (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
5.   Act I: Carousel Waltz 00:04:23
6.   Act I: If I Loved You 00:04:22
7.   Act I: June Is Bustin' Out All Over 00:03:47
8.   Act II: You'll Never Walk Alone 00:02:40
  South Pacific (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
9.   Act I: Some Enchanted Evening 00:02:59
10.   Act I: Bali Ha'i 00:03:25
11.   Act I: I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair 00:03:25
12.   Act II: This Nearly Was Mine 00:03:26
  The King and I (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
13.   Act I: I Whistle A Happy Tune 00:02:40
14.   Act I: Getting To Know You 00:03:27
15.   Act II: Shall We Dance 00:02:51

Kern, Jerome
Hammerstein II, Oscar, lyricist(s)

  Show Boat (1946 Broadway Revival Recording) (excerpts)
16.   Act I: Ol' Man River 00:04:18
17.   Act I: Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man 00:04:00

Wright, Robert / Forrest, George
Forrest, George / Wright, Robert, lyricist(s)

  Kismet (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
18.   Act I: Baubles, Bangles And Beads 00:04:11
19.   Act I: Stranger In Paradise 00:04:07

Gershwin, George
Heyward, DuBose / Gershwin, Ira, lyricist(s)

  Porgy and Bess (Original Cast Recording) (excerpts)
20.   Act I: Summertime 00:02:28
21.   Act II: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' 00:02:42
22.   Act II: It Ain't Necessarily So 00:02:48

Disc 2

Gershwin, George
Gershwin, Ira, lyricist(s)

  Girl Crazy, Act I: I Got Rhythm
1.   Girl Crazy, Act I: I Got Rhythm 00:03:01

Berlin, Irving
Berlin, Irving, lyricist(s)

  Call Me Madam (excerpts)
2.   Act I: The Hostess With The Mostes' (1950 Studio Recording) 00:03:25
3.   Act I: It's A Lovely Day Today (1950 Original Broadway Cast Recording) 00:03:32
4.   Act II: You're Just In Love (1953 Film Soundtrack Recording) 00:03:09
  Annie Get Your Gun (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
5.   Act I: Doin' What Comes Natur'lly 00:03:25
6.   Act I: You Can't Get A Man With A Gun 00:03:13
7.   Act I: There's No Business Like Show Business 00:03:11
8.   Act II: Anything You Can Do 00:03:10

Styne, Jule
Cahn, Sammy, lyricist(s)

  High Button Shoes (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Act I: Papa, Won't You Dance With Me
9.   High Button Shoes (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Act I: Papa, Won't You Dance With Me 00:02:56

Styne, Jule
Robin, Leo, lyricist(s)

  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
10.   Act II: Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend 00:02:59
11.   Act II: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 00:01:05

Loewe, Frederick
Lerner, Alan Jay, lyricist(s)

  Brigadoon (Original Broadway Case Recording) (excerpts)
12.   Act I: The Heather On The Hill 00:03:39
13.   Act I: Almost Like Being In Love 00:02:43

Bernstein, Leonard
Green, Adolph / Comden, Betty, lyricist(s)

  On the Town, Act II: Some Other Time
14.   On the Town, Act II: Some Other Time 00:01:50
  Wonderful Town (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Act I: A Quiet Girl
15.   Wonderful Town (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Act I: A Quiet Girl 00:03:20

Porter, Cole
Porter, Cole, lyricist(s)

  Kiss Me, Kate (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
16.   Act I: So In Love 00:03:36
17.   Act II: Always True To You (In My Fashion) 00:04:02

Wilson, Sandy
Wilson, Sandy, lyricist(s)

  The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording) (excerpts)
18.   Act I: I Could Be Happy With You 00:02:50
19.   Act II: A Room in Bloomsbury 00:02:45

Loesser, Frank
Loesser, Frank, lyricist(s)

  Where's Charley, Act II: Once In Love With Amy
20.   Where's Charley, Act II: Once In Love With Amy 00:04:20
  Guys and Dolls (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (excerpts)
21.   Act I: The Oldest Established 00:02:36
22.   Act I: I'll Know 00:03:30
23.   Act I: A Bushel And A Peck 00:01:33
24.   Act I: Guys and Dolls 00:02:52
25.   Act II: Luck Be A Lady Tonight 00:03:00
26.   Act II: Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat 00:02:13

Total Playing Time: 02:33:19

Berlin, Irving; Bernstein, Leonard; Forrest, George; Gershwin, George; Kern, Jerome; Loesser, Frank; Loewe, Frederick; Porter, Cole; Rodgers, Richard; Styne, Jule; Wilson, Sandy; Wright, Robert

Berlin, Irving; Cahn, Sammy; Comden, Betty; Forrest, George; Gershwin, Ira; Green, Adolph; Hammerstein II, Oscar; Heyward, DuBose; Lerner, Alan Jay; Loesser, Frank; Porter, Cole; Robin, Leo; Wilson, Sandy; Wright, Robert

Actman, Irving; Adrian, Louis; Allers, Franz; Blackton, Jay; Davenport, Pembroke; dell'Isola, Salvatore; Dvonch, Frederick; Engel, Lehman; Jenkins, Gordon; Littau, Joseph; MacArthur, Edwin; Newman, Alfred; Rosenstock, Milton; Smallens, Alexander

Decca Symphony Orchestra; Jay Blackton Orchestra; Oklahoma Orchestra; Original Broadway Cast Orchestra; Show Boat Orchestra; Studio Cast Orchestra; Studio orchestra; Sy Oliver Orchestra

Eva Jessye Choir; Oklahoma Chorus; Original Broadway Cast Children's Choir; Original Broadway Cast Chorus; Sy Oliver Chorus

Alda, Robert; Arndt, Justin; Bell, Marion; Bigley, Isabel; Blaine, Vivian; Bolger, Ray; Brooks, David; Brown, Anne; Bruce, Carol; Brynner, Yul; Channing, Carol; Clayton, Jan; Comden, Betty; Darling, Jean; Dowdy, Helen; Drake, Alfred; Duncan, Todd; Edwards, Stan; Fabray, Nanette; Garde, Bette; Gaynes, George; Green, Adolph; Green, Milton; Hall, Juanita; Harris, Herb; Hayes, Anthony; Johnson, Christine; Kaye, Stubby; Kiley, Richard; Kirk, Lisa; Lawrence, Gertrude; Levene, Sam; Martin, Mary; McCauley, Jack; Merman, Ethel; Middleton, Ray; Morison, Patricia; Morrow, Doretta; Nype, Russell; O'Connor, Donald; Oneto, Richard; Pinza, Ezio; Raitt, John; Riggs, Ralph; Rogers, Anne; Silver, Johnny; Spencer, Kenneth; Studio drummer; Studio pianist; Talva, Galina

Label: Naxos

Genre: Musicals; Nostalgia; Opera

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.120873-74

Barcode: 0636943287323

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Not available in the United States, Australia and Singapore due to possible copyright restrictions

Physical Release: 11/2007

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