Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Playlist for Sunday, September 11, 2016: Be a Shark!

Someone said, after listening to my show a couple of times, that they had never heard any of the songs before!  Well, if you're not into the Broadway "niche", then no, they'll all be new to you. Or maybe you tune in expecting to hear 2 hours of Comden and Green, or Rodgers and Hammerstein or, in other words, just the classics. Frankly, when I started this show back in 2012, I also thought that way!  Just gimme the Fiddlers and the Oklahomas and Pajama Games and the Broadway Tried and True(s), I thought.

But after about 17 shows of that, you have to expand, dear.  In fact, if all one played were the Mary Martins and Ethels and Eddie Foy, Jrs., very few listeners under the age of 102 would bother listening in. And all the good NEW stuff would atrophy under those old yellowing playbills, never see the light of day, or garner the fans (and accolades) they deserve. So that's why I carve space for "of this century" shows. Yes, they sound different, and no, they might not be your taste immediately, but given an airing and a few listens, you may actually grow to appreciate them. Sharks have to move in the water or they die, right? That's probably a myth, but it works here, so I say it's TRUE!

So I'll continue to play stuff you don't know, along with oldie goldies, flops, divas, ballads, comic relief, and the eccentrically weird. Put on your flippers and SWIM! :)

Pure Imagination (Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory)
Santa Fe (Jeremy Jordan, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Newsies)
Watch What Happens (Kara Lindsay, Newsies)
That's Rich (Capathia Jenkins, Newsies)
Gold (Company, Once)
Falling Slowly (Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti, Once)
I Dreamed A Dance (Alice Ripley, Next To Normal)
Superboy And The Invisible Girl (Jennifer Damiano, Aaron Tveit, Alice
        Ripley, Next To Normal)
Guido's Song (Raul Julia, Nine)
They're Playing My Song (Robert Klein, They're Playing My Song)
Song On The Sand (Gene Barry, La Cage Aux Folles)
The Song That Goes Like This (Sara Ramirez, Christopher Sieber, Spamalot)
The Boy Next Door (Judy Garland, Meet Me In St. Louis)
You'd Be Surprised (Marilyn Monroe, The Very Best Of Marilyn Monroe)
S'Wonderful (Fred Astaire, Funny Face)
Make It Another Old Fashioned, Please (Ethel Merman, Panama Hattie)
Puttin' On The Ritz (Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein)
Serious (Laura Bell Bundy, Richard H. Blake, Legally Blonde)
Blood In The Water (Michael Rupert, Ensemble, Legally Blonde)
There! Right There! (Company, Legally Blonde)
The Tennis Song (Dee Hoty, James Naughton, City Of Angels)
Parlor Songs (Jack Eric Williams, Angela Lansbury, Ken Jennings,
        Sweeney Todd)
Deep Song (Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar And Grill)
Song Of Love (Carol Burnett, Joseph Bova, Ensemble, Once Upon A Mattress)
I Love Luisa (Fred Astaire, Nanette Fabray, Oscar Levant, The Band Wagon)
By Myself (Fred Astaire, The Band Wagon)
Good Morning (Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Gene Kelly,
        Singin' In The Rain)
Singin' In The Rain (Gene Kelly, Singin' In The Rain)
Tradition (Zero Mostel, Company, Fiddler On The Roof)
Sunrise, Sunset (Zero Mostel, Maria Karnilova, Bert Convey, Julia
        Migenes, Fiddler On The Roof)
To Life (Company, Fiddler On The Roof) 

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