Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Playlist for Sunday, March 1, 2015: Classic, Cult, and Cuirky...I mean, Quirky.

Back from Chicago, that toddlin' town. They have no snow out there, guys. Just prehistoric piles of black ice left over on the curbs, and skating ponds have replaced the sidewalks. That city really needs more salt shakers. (They could give them out inside all the deep-dish pizza they sell, sorta like prizes in Cracker Jacks?) At least our upstate version (drifts, icicles and ice DAMS, dammit) is picturesque, right? Hmmmm...

Well, during this limbo of being THIS close to spring, and only 1 week from changing the time back (another hopeful harbinger, right?), I'm throwing together a couple of classics, like Birdie and Finian's and Brig-A-Doon, in the musical blender along with lots of my favorite Cult and Quirky:  Do I Hear a Waltz?, Pacific Overtures, and Flora the Red Menace.  There's also a few new-to-me renditions of Sondheim songs...featuring Carol ("There's Always a Woman"), Bernadette ("Sooner or Later"), and one I've played before, Millicent ("The Boy From...").  Do Re Mi also makes an appearance, with Nancy "Waiting" and Phil doing his tough guy impressions in "The Late Late Show."  So I'm really indulging my inner (and often outer) Quirk this week.  Apologies to all those R&H fans...there ain't an Oklahoma in the bunch!  :)

Waiting, Waiting (Nancy Walker, Do Re Mi)
A Lot of Livin' to Do (Dick Gautier, Bye Bye Birdie)
How Lovely to be a Woman (Susan Watson, Bye Bye Birdie)
Put on a Happy Face (Dick Van Dyke, Bye Bye Birdie)
Hymn for a Sunday Evening (Paul Lynde, Ensemble, Bye Bye Birdie)
Do I Hear a Waltz? (Elizabeth Allen, Do I Hear a Waltz?)
No Understand (Carol Bruce, Stuart Damon, Fleury D'Antonakis, Do I Hear a      
Someone Woke Up (Elizabeth Allen, Ensemble, Do I Hear a Waltz?)
Brigadoon (Ensemble, Brigadoon)
Waitin' for My Dearie ("Cyd Charisse", "Dee Turnell", Brigadoon)
Necessity (The Lyn Murray Singers, Finian's Rainbow)
How Are Things in Glocca Morra? (Ella Logan, Finian's Rainbow)
Not Every Day of the Year (Bob Dishy, Liza Minnelli, Flora the Red Menace)
Express Yourself (Bob Dishy, Cathryn Damon, Flora the Red Menace)
Sing Happy (Liza Minnelli, Flora the Red Menace)
There's Always a Woman (Carol Burnett, Ruthie Henshall, Putting It Together)
Everybody Says Don't (David Kernan, Julia McKenzie, Side by Side by Sondheim)
Sooner or Later (Bernadette Peters, In Concert with Bernadette Peters)
The Boy From...(Millicent Martin, The Mad Show)
Welcome to Kanagawa (Ensemble, Pacific Overtures)
A Bowler Hat (Isao Sato, Pacific Overtures)
Someone in a Tree (Mako, James Dybas, Mark Hsu Syers, Gedde Watanabe,
                 Pacific Overtures)
Lie to Me (Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sherie Rene Scott, Women on the Verge of a
                 Nervous Breakdown)
Invisible (Patti Lupone, Women on the Verge...)
Model Behavior (Laura Benanti, Women on the Verge...)
The Late Late Show (Phil Silvers, Do Re Mi)
Make Someone Happy (John Reardon, Nancy Dussault, Do Re Mi)
Adventure (Phil Silvers, Nancy Walker, Do Re Mi)

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