Friday, May 10, 2013

May 8: Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all moms! Remember Mothers Day - Al Jolson, Jolson Jams (Future Noise Music Ltd.)
Mama, a Rainbow - Original Cast, Minnie's Boys (Project 3)
A Little House for Mama [*] - Richard Kind, Bounce [Original Cast] (Nonesuch 79830-2)
I'm Becoming My Mother - Courtenay Day, State of Bliss (LML Music 151)
Mother, Angel, Darling - Debbie Reynolds/Patsy Kelly, Irene - A Musical Comedy (Sony Broadway SK 32266 MP3)
The Apple Doesn't Fall - Chita Rivera; Liza Minelli, Rink [Original Broadway Cast] (Jay Records 1328)
Tina's Mother - Joan Ryan, Ruthless [Los Angeles Cast] (Varese Sarabande VSD 5476)
I'd give my life for you - Joanna Ampil, Miss Saigon [Complete Recording] ( Angel 55564)
What Kind Of Mother? - OOBC, Walmartopia: A Musical On A Mission (Outside the Big Box Productions)
Mother's Day - Snoopy, Snoopy [London] (Jay 1307)
The Portrait [A...My Name Is Alice] - Barbara Walsh, A... My Name Will Always Be Alice (Original Cast Records 9543)
Mother's Day - Sherie Rene Scott, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Ghostlight 84447)
The Story Goes On [Baby] - Susan Egan, So Far... (Jay 1359)
If I Sing - Karen Akers, Unchained Melodies (DRG)
Momma, Momma, Momma - Elliott Gould; Lillian Roth, I Can Get It for You Wholesale [Original Soundtrack] (Sbme Special MKTS.)
They Give Me Love - Shelley Winters, Minnie's Boys (Project 3)
I Don't Know Where She Got It - Lillian Hayman; Robert Hooks, Hallelujah, Baby! (Sony Classical)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May 1: Bing Crosby

True Love [High Society] - Bing Crosby; Grace Kelly, Somewhere Over the Rainbow: The Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals Disc 1 (Rhino / Wea)
So The Bluebirds And The Blackbirds [King of Jazz] - Bing Crosby, Bing Crosby: 1926-1932 (Timeless Records)
Just One More Chance [One More Chance, Road to Hollywood] - Bing Crosby, Bing-His Legendary Years 1931-1957 (Geffen/MCA Records)
Please [The Big Broadcast] - Bing Crosby, Bing Crosby at the Movies (HHO Licensing)
At Your Command [I Surrender Dear] - Bing Crosby, Bing-His Legendary Years 1931-1957 (Geffen/MCA Records) Where The Blue of the Night [The Big Broadcast] - Bing Crosby, Bing Crosby Greatest Hits (ITWHY)
We'll Make Hay While The Sun Shines [Going Hollywood] - Bing Crosby, Going Hollywood (JazzAge)
Moonstruck [College Humor] - Bing Crosby, Bing Crosby In Hollywood (Hallmark)
Blue Skies - Bing Crosby; Danny Kaye, The Ultimate White Christmas (Ideal Music)
Entr'acte - Orchestra, Anything Goes [1989 London Cast] (First Night 6038)
You're The Top - Bing Crosby; Mitzi Gaynor, Anything Goes (Selections from the Cole Porter Musical) (Stage Door) Put It There Pal [Road to Utopia] - Bing Crosby, Bing Crosby Sings Johnny Burke (Ideal Music)
Moonlight Becomes You [Road to Morocco] - Bing Crosby, Bing Crosby Greatest Hits (ITWHY)
Love In Bloom [She Loves Me Not] - Bing Crosby, Academy Award Winners & Nominees (1934-1960) (Geffen/MCA Records)
Evelina - Bing Crosby; Toots Camarata & His Orchestra, Bloomer Girl (Decca 440 013 561-2)
Swingin On A Star - Bing Crosby; The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir, Going My Way (Universal)
Lazy - Bing Crosby; Bob Crosby & His Orchestra, Holiday Inn (Universal Special Products) Busy Doin' Nothing [A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court] - Bing Crosby, Bing Crosby Sings Johnny Burke (Ideal Music)
Moonburn [Anything Goes] - Bing Crosby, Bing Crosby at the Movies (HHO Licensing)
Now You Has Jazz [High Society] - Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, That's Entertainment! [Digital Version]

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Apr 24: Somewhere That's Green

Winter's on the Wing - John Cameron Mitchell, The Secret Garden (Original Cast Record)
The Springtime Cometh - Irwin Corey, Flahooley (DRG)
Spring, Spring, Spring - Alan Davies; Charles Parlato; G. Lanham; Howard Keel; M Spergel; Matt Mattox; Robert Wacker; Russ Tamblyn; Tommy Rall, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers [Original Soundtrack] (Rhino)
Let's Sing a Gay Little Spring Song - Chorus, Bambi [Original Soundtrack] [2005 Bonus Tracks] (Walt Disney 60880-7)
Green-Up Time [From Love Life] - Lotte Lenya, Lotte Lenya Sings American & Berlin Theater Songs of Kurt Weill (Sony) Hurry - It's Lovely Here - Karen Mason, Right Here/Right Now (Zevely Records/Traditiosn Aliv)
Wick - Marsha Norman, The Secret Garden [Original Broadway Cast] (Original Cast Record)
Come to My Garden/Lift Me Up - Marsha Norman, The Secret Garden [Original Broadway Cast] (Original Cast Record)
Mountain Greenery - Dawn Upshaw, Sings Rodgers & Hart (Nonesuch)
Appalachian Spring - Blast!, Blast: An Explosive Musical Celebration [Soundtrack] (RCA Victor Broadway) The Lusty Month of May - Julie Andrews, Camelot [Original Broadway Cast] (Sony SK 60542)
June Is Bustin' Out All Over - Katrina Murphy; Meg Johnson, Carousel [1993 London Revival Cast] (RCA Victor)
The Flower Garden of My Heart - Lewis Bolyard, Pal Joey [1952 Broadway Revival Cast] (Angel Records)
The flowers that bloom in the spring - Arthur Sullivan, The Mikado Disc 2 (EMI)
Thousands of Flowers [From I Do! I Do!] - Rita Gardner; Ron Raines, Lost in Boston II Unsung Musicals (Colosseum)
Edelweiss - Theodore Bikel, The Sound of Music [Original Broadway Cast] [Bonus Tracks] (Sony BMG) Somewhere That's Green - Ellen Greene, Little Shop of Horrors [1982 Original Cast Recording] (Geffen)
Make Our Garden Grow - Richard Wilbur, Barbara Cook, Candide [1974 Broadway Revival Cast] Disc 2 (Sony Masterworks Broadway 82876 88391-2)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Apr 10: April In Paris

Do You Want to See Paris? - Howard McGillin; James Harder; JQ and The Bandits; Karen Ziémba; Kim Criswell; Peggy Cass, Fifty Million Frenchmen (New World)
Only for Americans - Eddie Albert; Ethel Griffies, Miss Liberty (Sony Classical)
Ah Paris - Liliane Montevecchi, Follies (TVT)
Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart) - Bernadette Peters; Ensemble; Jonathan Dokuchitz, Anastasia [Atlantic] (Atlantic)
Paris Loves Lovers - Don Ameche; Hildegarde Neff, Silk Stockings [Original Broadway Cast] ()
Stranger in Paris - Jeannette MacDonald, The New Moon ()
Paris by Night - Carole Todd, Victor/Victoria [Original Cast] (Decca Broadway)
Paris Stay the Same - Maurice Chevalier, The Love Parade ()
French Lesson - Adolph Green; Betty Comden, Perform Their Own Songs (DRG)
Bidin' My Time (French Reprise) - Jeremy Harrison; Jon Clairmonte; Kieran Mcllroy, Crazy for You [Original London Cast] ()
An American in Paris - George Gershwin, Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls ()
I Love Paris - Lilo, Can-Can [Original Broadway Cast] ()
The Parisians - Betty Wand, Gigi (Turner)
Paris Is a Lonely Town - Kate Baldwin, Let's See What Happens (P.S. Classics)
I Hate the French - Patrick Wilson, Richard Kind, Bright Lights, Big City [Original Cast] ()
Paris Wakes up and Smiles - Johnny V.R. Thompson, Miss Liberty ()
Mélodie de Paris - Glory Crampton/Paul Schoeffler, Phantom ()
Paris Is Paris Again - Alfred Drake, Gigi [Original Cast] (RCA)
The Last Time I Saw Paris - Ann Sothern; MGM Studio Orchestra, Academy Award Winning Music from MGM: 1939-1965 (Turner Records)
You Don't Know Paree - Howard McGillin, Fifty Million Frenchmen (New World)
April in Paris - Dawn Upshaw, Sings Vernon Duke (Nonesuch)

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Apr 3: Dressing Them Up

All I Need Is the Girl - Jeffery Broadhurst, Gypsy [Television Soundtrack] (Atlantic)
Top Hat, White Tie and Tails - Fred Astaire, Johnny Green & Orchestra, Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (The Fred Astaire Story, Vol. 2 (Crates Digger Music Group)
Put On Your Sunday Clothes - Mary Martin, Mark Alden, Garrett Lewis, Johnny Becher, Hello, Dolly! (London 1965) (Masterworks Broadway)
Lovely to Look At [From the 1935 Film Roberta] - Adrienne Angel, An Evening with Dorothy Fields (DRG) Alice Blue Gown - Debbie Reynolds, Irene (Sony Broadway)
Easter Parade - Judy Garland & Fred Astaire; Easter Parade, Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Rhino / Turner Classic Movies)
Ribbons Down My Back - Emily Yancy, Hello, Dolly! [1967 Cast Recording] (RCA)
Second Hand Rose - Barbra Streisand, My Name Is Barbra, Two... (Sony)
Shoes - Malcolm Gets, Lucky Stiff [Off-Broadway Cast] (Jay)
A Shine on Your Shoes - Fred Astaire, Fred Astaire at MGM Disc 2 (Turner/Rhino) A Shine on Your Shoes (instrumental) - Orchestra, Fred Astaire at MGM Disc 2 (Turner/Rhino)
Paris Original - Bonnie Scott; Claudette Sutherland; Mara Landi, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [Original Cast] (RCA)
Miss Celie's Pants - LaChanze, Elisabeth Withers-Mendes, Felicia P. Fields, Cast, The Color Purple [Original Broadway Cast] (Angel)
Expressing Yourself - Original Cast Of Billy Elliot, Billy Elliot [Original London Cast] (Decca Broadway)
Dressing Them Up - Brent Carver, Kiss of the Spider Woman [Original Soundtrack] (First Night) Satin and Silk - Gretchen Wyler, Silk Stockings [Original Broadway Cast] (RCA)
Pink Taffeta Sample Size 10, song (cut from "Sweet Charity") - Lynne Wintersteller, Lost in Boston, Vol. 3 (Colosseum)
My Strongest Suit - Sherie René Scott, Aida (EMI)
Shine - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra; John Bubbles (Sublett, John W.); The Hall Johnson Choir, Cabin in the Sky [Rhino/Angel]
You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile [Radio Version] - Bobbi Page; Edie Lehmann-Boddicker; Jerry Whitman; Linda Harmon, Annie [Original Television Soundtrack] (Sony SK 89008)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mar 27: Holy Week

Jesus the Stranger - William Hardy, Clinton Derricks-Carroll, Your Arms Too Short to Box With God (ABC Records)
Hosanna - Frederick Owens; Glen Carter, Jesus Christ Superstar [London Revival Cast] (Sony)
This Jesus Must Die - Bob Bingham, Jesus Christ Superstar [25th Anniversary Reissue] Disc 1 (MCA)
What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us? - Shannon Mercer; Rosalind Plowright; William Ferguson; Christopher Purves; BBC Symphony Orchestra&Chorus, Not the Messiah (He's a very naughty boy); A Comic Oratorio by Eric Idle & John Du Prez (Madison Gate Records)
Simon Zealotes/Poor Jerusalem - John Gustafson; Ian Gillan, Jesus Christ Superstar [MCA Original Cast Recording] Disc 1 (Decca)
The Temple - Glenn Carter, Jesus Christ Superstar [London Revival Cast] (Sony)
Alas for You - Stephen Nathan, Godspell [Original Off-Off-Broadway Cast] (Arista)
John Nineteen: Forty One - Orchestra, Jesus Christ Superstar Disc 2 (Verve)
Gethsemane (I only want to say) [Jesus Christ Superstar] - Steve Balsamo, Now & Forever - Disc 1 (Universal)
The Arrest - , Jesus Christ Superstar Disc 2 (Decca)
King Herod's Song - Joshua Mostel, Jesus Christ Superstar [25th Anniversary Reissue] Disc 2 (MCA)
Come On Down - Alex Bradford, Vinnette Carroll, Sheila Ellis, Clinton Derricks-Carrol, Your Arms Too Short to Box With God (ABC Records)
Finale - Hunter Parrish;Uzo Aduba;Nick Blaemire;Celisse Hend - Hunter Parrish; Uzo Aduba; Nick Blaemire; Celisse Henderson; Mor, Godspell [2011 Broadway] (Ghostlight MP3)
Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down - Clinton Derricks-Carrol, Your Arms Too Short to Box With God (ABC Records)

Mar 20: Anything You Can Do...

A re-airing of one of my favorite episodes, pitting one sex against another

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mar 13: West Side Story

Something's Coming [West Side Story] - Company, Sondheim on Sondheim [Original Broadway Cast] Disc 1 (P.S. Classics)
Maria - Larry Kert, West Side Story [OBC] (Columbia CK 32603)
Jet Song - Jets Cast; Nicholas Warnford; Orchestra, West Side Story [Leicester Cast] (Curtain Call) Cool - Kurt Ollmann, West Side Story [Deutsche Grammophon Highlights] (Deutsche Grammophon)
Tonight - Betsi Morrison; Mike Eldred, West Side Story [2002 Nashville] (Naxos American)
One Hand, One Heart - Richard Muenz, Dawn Upshaw, Leonard Bernstein's New York (Nonesuch)
Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story": Mambo: Presto - Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Somewhere - The Leonard Bernstein Album (1993) ()
Gee Officer Krupke - Schlong, Punk Side Story (Hopeless Records, Inc.) Gee, Officer Krupke! - Def Jef; Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes; Paul Rodriguez; Salt-N-Pepa; The Jerky Boys, The Songs of West Side Story (RCA)
America [West Side Story] - Charlotte d'Amboise, Debbie Shapiro, Women, Jerome Robbins' Broadway (RCA)
I Feel Pretty - Carol Lawrence, West Side Story [OBC] (Columbia CK 32603)
Tonight Quintet - Jim Bryant; Marni Nixon; Rita Moreno, West Side Story [Expanded Original Soundtrack] (Sony Classical/Legacy)
A Boy Like That - Chita Rivera; Carol Lawrence, West Side Story [OBC] (Columbia CK 32603) I Have A Love - Maria Kesselman, The West Side Story Collection (X5 Music Group)
Somewhere - Audra McDonald, How Glory Goes (Elektra/Asylum)
Finale - Josefina Scaglione; Matt Cavenaugh; Company, West Side Story [2008 Broadway] (Sony Masterworks Broadway)