Saturday, September 1, 2018

Make that dentist appointment TODAY!

makes me jump off the Broadway Bandwagon this week,
sung by the McGuire Sisters, 
who signed their first record contract in 1952,
when they won an Arthur Godfrey talent show in New York.
"Sugartime", along with "Sincerely",  were their
most popular hits.
Christine, Phyllis and Dorothy...
Chris picked their fashions,
Dorothy took care of the accounting,
and Phyllis did the talking!
 Dorothy passed away in 2012,
but the other two sisters are still going strong.

 Another sweet song,
recorded by Johnny Mercer (above),
Jo Stafford (below)
and The Pied Pipers (even MORE below!),
hit the pop charts in 1945, and stayed there for 15 weeks.
Written by Alex Kramer, Mack David, and Joan Whitney.

The lovely Barbara Cook
and that functional candy box:
"No More Candy" 
from the original production of She Loves Me, 

Christian Borle,
The Candy Man of the 21st Century!
From Charlie And The Chocolate Factory,
which did much better on the other side of the 
pond than it did here:
The West End...3 years.
Our toddlelin' town...only 9 months!
Doin' it for "Sugar",
with Tony Roberts and Robert Morse.
Critics tanked it for being an old-fashioned musical;
this was 1973, and Follies and Company
made this Jule Styne/Bob Merrill musical sound
2 dimensional, 
or at least from 1963!
a Drama Desk award for Robert,
and a Theatre World award for Elaine Joyce,
who played said Sugar.
Miss Lena Horne as gold-digger Georgia Brown
(her first and only lead part in an MGM musical),
and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson as Little Joe,
in Cabin In The Sky.
The 1943 film was based on the Broadway musical
done just 3 years earlier,
which featured the music of Vernon Duke and John LaTouche.
We'll hear more sweet stuff...."Honey In The Honeycomb"

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