Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Playlist for Sunday, July 15, 2018: Do you dream of Broadway Sheep?

This is what you get with too much oxygen. Wild and weird ideas...why send a card when you can have a song delivered by a clown with silver, non-environmentally sound balloons (or bassoons)? Why wear black sneakers when you can hot glue rhinestone "jewels" to them? Why stay in upstate NY when you can fly to Philadelphia or a Greek Isle or Prague or drive to Punxsutawney or Gary? All the bi-products of biking al fresco, the wind invading your brain with new possibilities!

Ahem. Back to Broadway business. And that's what this edition of 2 on the Aisle is all about. A no brainer. Broadway at its Best does Broadway. Like Debbie (ahem) Does Dallas (who remembers that???). Give my regards, a Lullaby, 45 minutes get the idea. And when we've exhausted THAT, New York, Manhattan and all general geographically-centered songs in sync with that. Hmmmmm...and I have one problem. Having lived on 2nd Ave. in Village East for almost 30 years, the song "New York, New York" brings back less than favorable memories. That's the song that I (and my children) would hear at 3am, sung by drunken tourists or at least newbies to the scene, ambling down the street, in love with their NYC experience. Out of tune, out of their minds. So that song, that one frickin' song....brings back a whole ton of memories. Ya dig?

But that aside...Broadway. The heart and soul of me. No idea why. Raised 460 miles NW of it. To non-musical parents. Like deep DNA or reincarnation run amok...enjoy, as I do!

On Broadway (E. Clayton Cornelious, Douglas Lyons, Arbender J. Robinson,
      James Harkness, Beautiful: The Carol King Musical)
Give My Regards To Broadway (James Cagney, Yankee Doodle Dandy)
Broadway Baby (Elaine Stritch, Follies)
You Won't Succeed On Broadway (David Hyde-Pierce, Tim Curry, Ensemble,
      Monty Python's Spamalot)
Broadway Baby (David Christmas, Dames At Sea)
Lullaby Of Broadway (Doris Day, Lullaby Of Broadway)
Forty-Five Minutes From Broadway (James Cagney, Yankee Doodle Dandy)
Give My Regards To Broadway (Joel Grey, George M!)
I'd Rather Be Blue Over You (Fanny Brice, My Man)
Heart And Soul (Al Bowlly)
You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me (Maurice Chevalier, The Big Pond)
I Won't Dance (Kaye Ballard, Jack Cassidy, Roberta/Lovely To Look At)
New York, New York (Cris Alexander, Adolph Green, John Battles,
      On The Town)
Manhattan (Lee Wiley)
N.Y.C. (Reid Shelton, Sandy Faison, Andrea McCardle, Laurie Beecham,
Broadway Melody Ballet (Gene Kelly, Singin' In The Rain)
Be A Clown (Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, The Pirate)
Make 'Em Laugh (Donald O'Connor, Singin' In The Rain)
The Clown (Bert Lahr, Two On The Aisle)
Take Me Back To Manhattan (Eileen Rodgers, Angels, Anything Goes)
The King Of Broadway (Nathan Lane, The Producers)
Broadway Baby (Bernadette Peters, Royal Festival Hall London Concert)
It's A Perfect Relationship (Judy Holliday, Bells Are Ringing)
Loving You (Judy Holliday, Loving You)
The Party's Over (Judy Holliday, Bells Are Ringing)
Do You Miss New York (Dave Frishberg, At The Algonquin)
I Happen To Like New York (Bobby Short, Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter)
Give My Regards To Broadway (Patti LuPone, Don't Monkey With Broadway)
New York, New York (Liza Minnelli, Aznavour & Minnelli- Live At Paris
      Palais Des Congres)
Don't Monkey With Broadway (Fred Astaire, George Murphy, Broadway
      Melody of 1940)
Lullaby Of Broadway (Jerry Orbach, Wanda Richert, Company, 42nd Street)

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