Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Playlist for Sunday, May 31, 2015: Music Box on Wheels

So every week, I have to come up with another 2 On The Aisle, right? One that will amaze and astound! (Well...pick one! Maybe.) Shows to select, songs to meld, new finds, old bagels, divas, leading men, side kicks, ballads, show-stoppers!!! ...and most likely I find myself doing this in my car. Yeah, it's the one place where I am stuck, sitting down, unable to "look away", feed my cats, tweeze my eyebrows, or paint my I sorta multitask aurally and pick music! And because of that, my festooned (yes, I believe in bumper stickers) Fiesta (yes, it IS the green model) becomes a music box, driving thru the decades of Musical Theatre (note caps, signifying Respect). A musical tardis, if you will...transporting me to The Tenderloin's "Little Old New York", to Zero Mostel's steppe-y "Anatevka", to Cole Porter's "Siberia", to the "Sheltering Palms of Florida" for a bit of Sugar, as well as Wegmans, the P.O., and Big Lots! Like a gypsy caravan with the balalaikas turned up to 11, bound for 390. Hey, if it works...

So thanks to those rides, we'll have some fun THIS WEEK with the musicals of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick: Tenderloin, Fiorello!, a dash of The Rothschilds, a pinch of The Apple Tree, a "tsp" of Fiddler.  It's also Harold Rome's birthday, so we have a snippet of Pins and Needles, his first success, along with some Elliot Gould (he sings, he dances, he jumps about to music!), Lillian Roth, and Babs in I Can Get It For You Wholesale... and a Betty Garrett gem, "Little Surplus Me."  A little NYC, a little Murder For Two (that's a musical, not an entree), and several "pairs" of Silk Stockings round out our time "together." for my green monster on the roads...but don't beep.  I'm concentrating! 

 Little Old New York (Eileen Rodgers, Lee Theodore, Tenderloin)
How The Money Changes Hands (Company, Tenderloin)
Artificial Flowers (Ron Husmann, Irene Kane, Tenderloin)
The Picture Of Happiness (Ron Husmann, Margery Gary, Tenderloin)
Too Bad (Leon Belasco, Henry Lascoe, David Opatoshu, Silk Stockings)
Stereophonic Sound (Gretchen Wyler, Silk Stockings)
Paris Loves Lovers (Don Ameche, Hildegard Neff, Silk Stockings)
The Red Blues (Ensemble, Silk Stockings)
Siberia (Leon Belasco, Henry Lascoe, David Opatoshu, Silk Stockings)
Sun On My Face (Company, Sugar)
Beautiful Through And Through (Cyril Ritchard, Robert Morse, Sugar)
Sugar (Tony Roberts, Robert Morse, Sugar)
Only In New York (Sheryl Lee Ralph, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
When You're Far Away From New York Town (Jack DeLon, Jennie)
Every Street's A Boulevard In Old New York (Jack Whiting, Hazel Flagg)
Nothing Is New In New York (Ensemble, Breakfast at Tiffany's)
There's A Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York (Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte,
          Porgy and Bess)
Gentleman Jimmy (Eileen Rodgers, Fiorello!)
The Name's LaGuardia (Tom Bosley, Company, Fiorello!)
Little Tin Box (Howard DaSilva, Ensemble, Fiorello!)
Nobody Makes A Pass At Me (Barbra Streisand, Pins And Needles)
Little Surplus Me (Betty Garrett, Call Me Mister)
The Way Things Are (Elliot Gould, I Can Get It For You Wholesale)
He's Not A Well Man (Barbra Streisand, Jack Kruschen, Wholesale)
Eat A Little Something (Lillian Roth, Wholesale)
Waiting In The Dark (Jeff Blumenkrantz, Murder For Two)
A Perfectly Lovely Surprise (Jeff Blumenkrantz, Brett Ryback, Murder For Two)
He Needs A Partner (Jeff Blumenkrantz, Brett Ryback, Murder For Two)
Good Morning, Good Day (Ensemble, She Loves Me)
Rothschild And Sons (Hal Linden, Ensemble, The Rothschilds)
Eve (Alan Alda, The Apple Tree)
To Life (Zero Mostel, Company, Fiddler On The Roof)

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