Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Playlist for Sunday, April 12, 2015: Some People, Some Spring!

What is this? I'm still wearing a winter coat, LL Bean socks and and my Aunt Gen muffler. I still have my snow tires on, my ice scraper in the front seat and my hot water bottle in my bed. I'm still thinking soup, not SALAD... hot buttered rum, not PINA COLADAS. We are mired in 30 degrees for another frickin' month, while even Chicago has been broiling along in the 60s and 70s. I know this because in every communication with my daughter, who now lives there, she says stuff like, "Oh, just needed a sweater today..." or "We had our coffee in our bathrobes on the fire escape this morning."  Shut up. 

Well, we have to get thru this! Let's hope Broadway can lighten our load and warm our freezer-burned hearts! We have Bullets Over Broadway (by request!), The Book of Mormon, On The Town, and Hairspray to move and groove to...along with solos by Mary Martin, Judy Garland, and Liza...and Spike Jones (Spike was on Broadway, Kim? Really? busted...), Dody Goodman, and Charles Aznavour. The later is one of my all time favorite singers, dubbed the "French Sinatra." He's written more than a thousand songs, performed since the 1950s, and if you've never heard of him, you've got some catching up to do!

I recently saw a montage of Mama Roses singing "Some
People" (go to YouTube and search for Supercut - Some People)...and of all the cast of characters who tried singing that anthem, I have to say Judy, Liza and Ethel still trumped 'em....I never knew that Angela Lansbury took a turn at Rose, and she and Bernadette and Patti and Bette all seemed to show a good share of grit, but my heart belongs to those 3 divas.  They can really "put it over."  And if they asked ME for 88 bucks, I'd sure as hell give it to 'em!

Runnin' Wild (Ensemble, Bullets Over Broadway)
Three Dance Episodes (Instrumental, On The Town)
I Can Cook, Too (Nancy Walker, On The Town)
Lucky To Be Me (Cris Alexander, On The Town)
Nightclub Sequence/You Got Me! (Ensemble, On The Town)
The Big Dollhouse (Harvey Fierstein, Jackie Hoffman, Ensemble, Hairspray)
I Can Hear The Bells (Marissa Jaret Winokur, Hairspray)
Mama, I'm A Big Girl Now (Marissa Jaret Winokur, Ensemble, Hairspray)
This Can't Be Love (Doris Day, Jumbo)
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Stephen Boyd, Jumbo)
Over And Over Again (Doris Day, Jumbo)
Stick Around (Sammy Davis, Jr., Golden Boy)
Everything's Great (Ken Tobey, Paula Wayne, Golden Boy)
Golden Boy (Paula Wayne, Golden Boy)
This Is The Life (Billy Daniels, Sammy Davis, Jr., Golden Boy)
Some People (Judy Garland)
Some People (Liza Minelli)
Over The Rainbow (Judy Garland)
Que C'est Triste Venise (Charles Aznavour)
Cocktails For Two (Spike Jones, Classic Spike Jones)
Someone's Been Sending Me Flowers (Dody Goodman, Shoe String Revue)
Sara Lee (Jim Walton, And The World Goes 'Round)
Arthur In The Afternoon (Karen Ziemba, And The World Goes 'Round)
Flaming Agnes (Mary Martin, I Do! I Do!)
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair (Mary Martin, South Pacific)
I'm A Stranger Here Myself (Mary Martin, One Touch Of Venus)
I've Gotta Crow (Mary Martin, Peter Pan)
I Am Here For You (Andrew Rannells, Josh Gad, The Book Of Mormon)
Baptize Me (Nikki M. James, Josh Gad, The Book Of Mormon)
Here Comes The Hot Tamale Man (Instrumental, Bullets Over Broadway)
I've Found A New Baby (Betsy Wolf, Zach Braff, Bullets Over Broadway)
Taint A Fit Night Out For Man Nor Beast (Male Ensemble, Bullets Over Broadway)
The Hot Dog Song (Helene Yorke, Bullets Over Broadway)

1 comment:

  1. This show has received the CP Seal of Approval.