Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Playlist for Sunday, July 10, 2016: Up and in a chilled glass...

I've played Dirt before. Oh yeah...dirt, sleaze, smoky dives, dames who cheat, joes who cheat on cheating dames...this is total Rewind. But it's one of those weeks. Vacation looms, but not fast looming enough. It's 90 degrees, the grass has thrown in the towel, and there are no breezes wafting MY hammock (I make NO assumptions about your's). It's enough to stop you from using exclamation points. Sheesh.

So I turn to saxophones. And blare-y horns. And nightclub settings (you know, the ones from The Thin Man, with the little lamps on the tables and dance floors with stars above them and martinis?): City of Angels, The Sweet Smell Of Success, Elaine (yeah, she can smoke when she's not a siren), Cy Coleman, Tom Wopat...I mean, the whole show isn't done with a fedora cocked over my left eye; we will have NICE Broadway songs, and PRETTY Julie Andrews (and handsome Robert Goulet), but too much nice is like too much ice in the chai. As our brains melt into lumpy gray matter poolside, we need as much musical caffeine as possible. So bring on Snide. Hold the ice. And don't bruise it.

Smash! (Megan Hilty, Katherine McPhee, Bombshell)
Welcome To The Night (John Lithgow, Bryan d'Arcy James, Ensemble, The
         Sweet Smell Of Success)
Rita's Tune (Stacey Logan, The Sweet Smell Of Success)
Dirt (Ensemble, The Sweet Smell Of Success)
Prologue (James Naughton, Ensemble, City Of Angels)
With Every Breath I Take (Kay McClelland, City Of Angels)
Double Talk Walk (Instrumental, City Of Angels)
I'm Nothing Without You (Gregg Edelman, James Naughton, Kay McClelland,
         City Of Angels)
Nobody Loves You When You're Down And Out (Leslie Odom, Jr.)
Some Other Time (Barbra Streisand, Love Is The Answer)
I Remember It Well (Howard McGillin, Victoria Clark, Gigi)
As Long As He Needs Me (Georgia Brown, Oliver!)
Are You Having Any Fun? (Elaine Stritch, Stritch)
You Took Advantage Of Me (Elaine Stritch, On Your Toes)
There's No Business Like Show Business (Elaine Stritch, Elaine Stritch At
Camelot (Richard Burton, Camelot)
The Lusty Month Of May (Julie Andrews, Camelot)
C'est Moi (Robert Goulet, Camelot)
The Revolutionary Costume For The Day (Christine Ebersole, Grey Gardens)
Drift Away (Bob Stillman, Grey Gardens)
Will You? (Christine Ebersole, Grey Gardens)
Use What You Got (Sam Harris, Ensemble, The Life)
A Lovely Day To Be Out Of Jail (Pamela Isaacs, Lillias White, The Life)
Mr. Greed (Sam Harris, Rudy Roberson, Ensemble, The Life)
Sunrise (Christopher Jackson, Mandy Gonzalez, In The Heights)
Hundreds Of Stories (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Olga Merediz, In The Heights)
The Pinstripes Are All That They See (Tom Wopat, Catch Me If You Can)
They Just Keep Moving The Line (Megan Hilty, Bombshell)
Jet Set (Aaron Tveit, Company, Catch Me If You Can)

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