Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Playlist for Sunday, August 14, 2016: Pin The Tail On Lenny?

Cake, ice cream, streamers, hats...? Nah, with this tribe, more likely ice-cold martinis, a jazz trio in the corner by the bar, and shrimp cocktails all around (remember those?). It's happy birthday to our August greats: Lenny, Lee, Carolyn, and Richard. Some wrote the words, some the music (one wrote both!), to some of Broadway's Best. I mean there won't be trumpets, or other "noise makers", but we will roundly salute them all, and wish they were all still here to play party games with us.

So for Leonard, I Feel Pretty meets The Village Vortex. For Lee Adams, we smash Sammy Davis, Jr. up against Ray Bolger. Richard Adler's Steam Heat (written thanks to an inspiring bathroom radiator) and his Rags To Riches success. And finally Carolyn Leigh (always with that string of pearls), from Little Me to How Now (Brown Cow?) to Witchcraft. They sorta did it all.

And an esoteric find, having to do with Judy and her Over The Rainbow pals. Yum.  Love me some Esoteric. With cocktail sauce.  

Overture from Candide (Instrumental, Candide)
New York, New York (John Battles, Cris Alexander, Adolph Green, On The
A Little Bit In Love (Edie Adams, Wonderful Town)
Some Other Time (Betty Comden, Nancy Walker, Ensemble, On The Town)
I Can Cook, Too (Nancy Walker, On The Town)
Ballet At The Village Vortex (Instrumental, Wonderful Town)
Something's Coming (Jimmy Bryant, West Side Story)
I Feel Pretty (Carol Lawrence, West Side Story)
Quintet (Ensemble, West Side Story)
Steam Heat (Carol Haney, The Box Boys, The Pajama Game)
Hey There/If You Win You Lose (Kellie O'Hara, Harry Connick, Jr., The Pajama
Think Of The Time I Save (Eddie Foy Jr., The Pajama Game)
Heart (Russ Brown, Jimmy Komack, Nathaniel Frey, Albert Linville, Damn
A Man Doesn't Know (Sharon Bolin, Stephen Douglass, Damn Yankees)
Rags To Riches (Tony Bennett)
The Jitterbug (Judy Garland, Ensemble, The Wizard Of Oz)
Maybe I'll Come Back (Judy Garland)
Friendship (Ann Hampton Calloway, Liz Calloway, Sibling Revelry)
Real Live Girl (The Dough Boys, Little Me)
I've Got Your Number (Swen Swenson, Little Me)
I Won't Grow Up (Mary Martin, Ensemble, Peter Pan)
Rich Is Better/Just For The Moment (Ensemble, How Now, Dow Jones)
Witchcraft (Frank Sinatra)
The Best Is Yet To Come (Tony Bennett)
A Lot Of Livin' To Do (Dick Gautier, Susan Watson, Ensemble, Bye Bye Birdie)
Once Upon A Time (Ray Bolger, Eileen Herlie, All-American)
But Alive (Lauren Bacall, Ensemble, Applause)
While The City Sleeps (Billy Daniels, Golden Boy)
Night Song (Sammy Davis, Jr., Golden Boy)
Make Our Garden Grow (Barbara Cook, Ensemble, Candide)

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