Monday, January 5, 2015

Playlist for Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015: Hey, Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee!

While the winds rage outside my little stone house here in upstate New York, and the temps drop 40 degrees in 24 hours, I say let's have another cup of joe, another piece a' pie, and maybe life will turn out to be a bowl of cherries after this cold week is over! Yup, I've got some depression era songs in the playlist this Sunday, by Rudy Vallee, Fanny Brice, and others.  Not to be all depressing, of course, it's just that I love the sound of those old chestnuts, and the static-ky hiss of the old victrolas.

We'll also sample some favorites of mine by Shirley Booth, whose career included success in straight plays, musicals, movies and television...AND she lived to be 94! Not too many people can point to Oscars, Tonys AND Emmys, all on the same mantle piece, like Shirley could. 

And then, of course, there's the Paris segment...Most people prefer to leave these ice berg zones for all points south at this time of year, but I'd rather go to Paris.  So let's visualize a cafe table, with accordian music, Maurice in a straw hat, and a glass of wine.  Or should we make that a ...cup of coffee?

God, That's Good! (Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, Ken Jennings, Sweeney Todd)
I Won't Grow Up (Mary Martin, Ensemble, Peter Pan)
Ugg-A-Wugg (Mary Martin, Sondra Lee, Peter Pan)
Captain Hook's Waltz (Cyrill Ritchard, Joe E. Marks, Peter Pan)
Never Never Land (Mary Martin, Peter Pan)
Is That My Prince? (Shirley Booth, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
He Had Refinement (Shirley Booth, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
I'd Rather Wake Up By Myself (Shirley Booth, By the Beautiful Sea)
Song of the Ma (Shirley Booth, Juno)
By the Sea (Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, Sweeney Todd)
Green Finch and Linnet Bird (Sarah Rice, Sweeney Todd)
Not While I'm Around (Ken Jennings, Angela Lansbury, Sweeney Todd)
Monotonous (Eartha Kitt, New Faces of 1952)
I Want to be Evil (Eartha Kitt, RCA Presents Eartha Kitt)
Moving Uptown (Eartha Kitt, The Wild Party)
I Love Paris (Frank Sinatra, Maurice Chevalier, Can-Can)
April in Paris (Doris Day, April in Paris)
Paris Loves Lovers (Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Silk Stockings)
Paris Sera Toujours Paris (Maurice Chevalier)
Paris Je T'Aime or I Love Paris (Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter
                 Song Book)
The Sailor of My Dreams (Bernadette Peters, Dames at Sea)
That Mister Man of Mine (Tamara Long, Dames at Sea)
It's You (Bernadette Peters, David Christmas, Dames at Sea)
The Beguine (Tamara Long, Steve Elmore, Dames at Sea)
LIfe is Just a Bowl of Cherries (Pat O'Malley, Jack Hylton Orchestra)
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees)
I'd Rather Be Blue Over You (Fanny Brice)
Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee (Enricque Madriguera and his Biltmore Hotel
Guys and Dolls (Stubby Kaye, Johnny Silver, Guys and Dolls)
Marry the Man Today (Isabel Bigley, Vivian Blaine, Guys and Dolls)
Luck Be a Lady (Robert Alda, Guys and Dolls)
Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat (Stubby Kaye, Ensemble, Guys and Dolls)

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