Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Playlist for Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014: 2.0 on the Aisle (The Expansion Pack!)

 To celebrate the first edition of a two hour 2 on the Aisle, we have lots of classics coming your way...like Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma (yee-haw!) and The Sound of Music. And I finally got the original recording of Man of La Mancha, with Richard Kiley (the Brian Stokes Mitchell version is fine, but my heart belongs to Richard!), so we'll have a bevy from that show.  That's the nice thing about having two hours: we can hear more than one or two songs from a musical, and really get the feel of it. 

Of course, I have to have my Sondheim fix, and new to the show is "Pirelli's Miracle Elixir", which is both a song AND the hair tonic Tobias is hawking to the crowd. Best part here is Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury adding their acerbic comments to his "miraculous" pitch.  And not to forget the ladies...Mary Martin, Elaine Stritch, Bea Arthur, and Babs all get to take a turn...oh, and a new find: Liza Minelli's first musical (it was an off-Broadway revival), Best Foot Forward, and from that we'll hear "You Are For Loving".  She was 17!!!

As you can see, the size of the playlist has doubled!  However, the vicissitudes of life say that we may not get to all of these wonderful songs.  Or we may have time for an extra surprise or two. Who knows? Listen in, turn up your favorites, and lemme know your thoughts on this new, improved Broadway at its Best! 

Everything's Coming Up Roses (Ethel Merman, Gypsy)
The Surrey with the Fringe on Top (Gordon McCrae, Oklahoma)
I Cain't Say No (Gloria Grahame, Oklahoma)
Kansas City (Lee Dixon, Oklahoma)
Oklahoma (Company, Oklanhoma)
Man of La Mancha (Richard Kiley, Man of La Mancha)
I'm Only Thinking of Him (Ensemble, Man of La Mancha)
What Do You Want of Me? (Joan Diener, Man of La Mancha)
Dulcinea (Richard Kiley, Ensemble, Man of La Mancha)
Four Black Dragons (Ensemble, Pacific Overtures)
Finishing the Hat (Mandy Patinkin, Sunday in the Park with George)
Sorry - Grateful (Ensemble, Company)
Pirelli's Miracle Elixir (Ken Jennings, Ensemble, Sweeney Todd)
I Wanna Be Loved by You (Marilyn Monroe, Some Like It Hot)
Down Among the Sheltering Palms (Ensemble, Some Like It Hot)
I'm Through With Love (Marilyn Monroe, Some Like It Hot)
Running Wild (Marilyn Monroe, Some Like It Hot)
Me and My Girl (Robert Lindsay, MaryAnn Plunkett, Me and My Girl)
Take It On the Chin (MaryAnn Plunkett, Me and My Girl)
Once You Lose Your Heart (MaryAnn Plunkett, Me and My Girl)
The Lambeth Walk (Robert Lindsay, Company, Me and My Girl)
You Are For Loving (Liza Minelli, Best Foot Forward)
Bidin' My Time (Mary Martin, Girl Crazy)
I Never Know When (Elaine Stritch, Goldilocks)
The Music that Makes Me Dance (Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl)
Where Do You Start? (Bea Arthur, Just Between Friends)
Won't You Charleston With Me? (Ann Wakefield, Bob Scheerer, The Boyfriend)
A Room in Bloomsbury (John Hewer, Julie Andrews, The Boyfriend)
The Riviera (Ensemble, The Boyfriend)
The Sound of Music (Mary Martin, The Sound of Music)
Maria (Ensemble, The Sound of Music)
Something Good (Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, The Sound of Music)
Edelweiss (Theodore Bikel, The Sound of Music)

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