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Format: CD
Sku: 63911200
UPC: 827969289921
UPC 14: 00827969289921
Release Date: 10/19/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. George M!: Give My Regards to Broadway - Joel Grey (from "George M!") ~ Various Artists
2. Swanee, song (for Capital Revue, by various composers) - (from "Sinbad") ~ Various Artists
3. When the Moon Shines on the Moonshine - Bert Williams (from "Ziegfeld Follies Of 1919") ~ Various Artists
4. Ziegfeld Follies of 1919, revue: A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody - (from "Ziegfeld Follies Of 1919") ~ Various Artists
5. Mon homme (My Man), song - (from "Ziegfeld Follies Of 1921") ~ Various Artists
6. Lady, Be Good!, musical: Fascinating Rhythm - Adele Astaire/George Gershwin (from "Lady Be Good") ~ Various Artists
7. If You Knew Susie - (from "Big Boy") ~ Various Artists
8. Oh, Kay!, musical: Someone to Watch over Me - Tom Waring/Gertrude Lawrence (from "Oh Kay!") ~ Various Artists
9. Show Boat, musical in 2 acts: Bill - Helen Morgan/Victor Young & His Orchestra (from "Show Boat") ~ Various Artists
10. Show Boat, musical in 2 acts: Ol' Man River - Paul Robeson/Victor Young & His Orchestra (from "Show Boat") ~ Various Artists
11. Ain't Misbehavin', song - (from "Hot Chocolate") ~ Various Artists
12. Simple Simon, musical: Ten Cents a Dance - Ruth Etting (from "Simple Simon") ~ Various Artists
13. Body and Soul - (from "Three's A Crowd") ~ Various Artists
14. Americana, musical (3rd edition): Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? - Lennie Hayton & His Orchestra/Bing Crosby (from "Americana") ~ Various Artists
15. Gay Divorce, musical: Night and Day - Fred Astaire/Ted Lewis Orchestra (from "Gay Divorcee") ~ Various Artists
16. As Thousands Cheer, revue: Heat Wave - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (from "As Thousands Cheer") ~ Various Artists
17. Roberta, musical: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Leo Reisman/Tamara (from "Roberta") ~ Various Artists
18. Anything Goes, musical play: You're the Top - Johnny Green & His Orchestra (from "Anything Goes") ~ Various Artists
19. Porgy and Bess, opera: Summertime - (from "Porgy & Bess") ~ Various Artists
20. Knickerbocker Holiday, musical play: September Song - Walter Huston (from "Knickerbocker Holiday") ~ Various Artists
21. Leave It to Me, musical: My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Eddy Duchin/Mary Martin (from "Leave It To Me") ~ Various Artists
22. Higher and Higher, musical: It Never Entered My Mind - Shirley Ross (from "Higher & Higher") ~ Various Artists
23. Pal Joey, musical: Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered - (from "Pal Joey") ~ Various Artists
24. This is the Army, revue: Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning - Irving Berlin (from "This Is The Army") ~ Various Artists
25. Oklahoma!, musical: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' - Alfred Drake (from "Oklahoma!") ~ Various Artists
Disc 2
Song Title
1. On the Town, musical: New York, New York - Chris Alexander/John Reardon/Adolph Green (from "On The Town") ~ Various Artists
2. Carousel, musical: If I Loved You - Jan Clayton/John Raitt (from "Carousel") ~ Various Artists
3. St. Louis Woman, musical play: Come Rain or Come Shine - Ruby Hill/Harold Nicholas/Ruby Hill (from "St. Louis Woman") ~ Various Artists
4. Annie Get Your Gun, musical: There's No Business Like Show Business - Ensemble (from "Annie Get Your Gun") ~ Various Artists
5. Finian's Rainbow, musical: How Are Things in Glocca Morra? - (from "Finian's Rainbow") ~ Various Artists
6. Where's Charley?, musical: Once in Love with Amy - Ray Bolger (from "Where's Charley?") ~ Various Artists
7. Kiss Me Kate, musical: Wunderbar - Alfred Drake/Patricia Morison (from "Kiss Me Kate") ~ Various Artists
8. South Pacific, musical: Some Enchanted Evening - (from "South Pacific") ~ Various Artists
9. Lost in the Stars, musical play: Lost in the Stars - (from "Lost In The Stars") ~ Various Artists
10. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, musical play: Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend - Carol Channing (from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes") ~ Various Artists
11. Guys and Dolls, musical: Luck Be a Lady - Robert Alda (from "Guys & Dolls") ~ Various Artists
12. King and I, musical: Getting To Know You, The - Gertrude Lawrence (from "The King & I") ~ Various Artists
13. Of Thee I Sing, musical: Who Cares? - Victor Trent Cook/Jack Carson/Betty Oakes (from "Of Thee I Sing") ~ Various Artists
14. Kismet, musical (after works by Alexander Borodin): Stranger in Paradise - Richard Kiley (from "Kismet") ~ Various Artists
15. Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera), opera: Ballad of Mack the Knife - (from "Threepenny Opera") ~ Various Artists
16. Pajama Game, musical: Hey There, The - (from "The Pajama Game") ~ Various Artists
17. Damn Yankees, musical: Whatever Lola Wants - (from "Damn Yankees") ~ Various Artists
18. My Fair Lady, musical: I Could Have Danced All Night - (from "My Fair Lady") ~ Various Artists
19. Most Happy Fella, musical: Standing on the Corner, The - Alan Gilbert/Shorty Long (from "The Most Happy Fella") ~ Various Artists
20. Bells Are Ringing, musical: The Party's Over - (from "Bells Are Ringing") ~ Various Artists
21. Candide, operetta in 2 acts (original version, withdrawn): Glitter and Be Gay - (from "Candide") ~ Various Artists
22. West Side Story, musical: Tonight - Larry Kert/Carol Lawrence (from "West Side Story") ~ Various Artists
Disc 3
Song Title
1. Music Man, musical: Seventy-Six Trombones, The - (from "The Music Man") ~ Various Artists
2. Flower Drum Song, musical: I Enjoy Being a Girl - Pat Suzuki (from "The Flower Drum Song") ~ Various Artists
3. Gypsy, musical: Everything's Coming Up Roses - Ethel Merman (from "Gypsy") ~ Various Artists
4. Sound of Music, musical: My Favorite Things, The - Mary Martin (from "The Sound Of Music") ~ Various Artists
5. Bye, Bye Birdie, musical: Put On a Happy Face - (from "Bye Bye Birdie") ~ Various Artists
6. Fantasticks, musical: Try to Remember, The - (from "The Fantasticks") ~ Various Artists
7. Camelot, musical: Camelot - Richard Burton (from "Camelot") ~ Various Artists
8. Carnival, musical play: Love Makes the World Go 'Round - Anna Maria Alberghetti (from "Carnival") ~ Various Artists
9. How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, musical: I Believe in You - Robert Morse (from "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying") ~ Various Artists
10. No Strings, musical: The Sweetest Sounds - Richard Kiley (from "No Strings") ~ Various Artists
11. Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, musical: Comedy Tonight, A - Zero Mostel (from "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum") ~ Various Artists
12. Stop the World - I Want to Get Off, musical: What Kind of Fool Am I? - Anthony Newley (from "Stop The World--I Want To Get Off") ~ Various Artists
13. Oliver!, musical: As Long as He Needs Me - Georgia Brown (from "Oliver!") ~ Various Artists
14. Hello, Dolly!, musical: Hello, Dolly! - (from "Hello, Dolly!") ~ Various Artists
15. Funny Girl, musical: People - Barbra Streisand (from "Funny Girl") ~ Various Artists
16. Anyone Can Whistle, musical: Anyone Can Whistle - (from "Anyone Can Whistle") ~ Various Artists
17. Fiddler on the Roof, musical: If I Were a Rich Man - (from "Fiddler On The Roof") ~ Various Artists
18. Golden Boy, musical: Night Song - (from "Golden Boy") ~ Various Artists
19. Man of la Mancha, musical: The Impossible Dream - (from "Man Of La Mancha") ~ Various Artists
20. Sweet Charity, musical: If My Friends Could See Me Now - (from "Sweet Charity") ~ Various Artists
21. Mame, musical: Open a New Window - (from "Mame") ~ Various Artists
Disc 4
Song Title
1. Cabaret, musical play: Willkommen - Joel Grey (from "Cabaret") ~ Various Artists
2. Hair, musical: Let the Sunshine In - Lynn Kellogg/Melba Moore (from "Hair") ~ Various Artists
3. Promises, Promises, musical: I'll Never Fall in Love Again - Jill O'Hara (from "Promises, Promises") ~ Various Artists
4. Company, musical: The Ladies Who Lunch - (from "Company") ~ Various Artists
5. No, No, Nanette, musical: Tea for Two - Susan Watson (from "No, No Nanette") ~ Various Artists
6. Follies, musical play: I'm Still Here - (from "Follies") ~ Various Artists
7. Jesus Christ Superstar, musical: I Don't Know How to Love Him - Yvonne Elliman (from "Jesus Christ Superstar") ~ Various Artists
8. Grease, musical: We Go Together - Adrienne Barbeau/Barry Bostwick/Walter Bobbie (from "Grease") ~ Various Artists
9. Pippin, musical: Corner of the Sky - (from "Pippin") ~ Various Artists
10. Little Night Music, musical: Send In the Clowns, A - (from "A Little Night Music") ~ Various Artists
11. Wiz, musical: Ease On Down the Road, The - Stephanie Mills/Ted Ross/Tiger Haynes (from "The Wiz") ~ Various Artists
12. Chorus Line, musical: One, A - Cast (from "A Chorus Line") ~ Various Artists
13. Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville, musical play: All That Jazz - Chita Rivera (from "Chicago") ~ Various Artists
14. Annie, musical: Tomorrow - (from "Annie") ~ Various Artists
15. Evita, musical: Don't Cry for Me Argentina - (from "Evita") ~ Various Artists
16. Barnum, musical: Come Follow the Band - Jim Dale (from "Barnum") ~ Various Artists
17. 42nd Street, musical play: Lullaby of Broadway - Jerry Orbach (from "42nd Street") ~ Various Artists
18. Dreamgirls, musical: And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going - (from "Dreamgirls") ~ Various Artists
19. Nine, musical play: The Bells of St. Sebastian - (from "Nine") ~ Various Artists
Disc 5
Song Title
1. Cats, musical: Memory - Betty Buckley (from "Cats") ~ Various Artists
2. Cage Aux Folles, musical: I Am What I Am, La - George Hearn (from "La Cage Aux Folles") ~ Various Artists
3. Sunday in the Park with George, musical play: Move On - Mandy Patinkin/Bernadette Peters (from "Sunday In The Park With George") ~ Various Artists
4. Miserables, musical: Do You Hear the People Sing?, Les - (from "Les Miserables") ~ Various Artists
5. Phantom of the Opera, film score: The Music of the Night, The - (from "Phantom Of The Opera") ~ Various Artists
6. City of Angels, musical: You're Nothing Without Me - James Naughton (from "City Of Angels") ~ Various Artists
7. Miss Saigon, musical: The American Dream - (from "Miss Saigon") ~ Various Artists
8. Doctor Jazz - (from "Jelly's Last Jam") ~ Various Artists
9. Sunset Boulevard, musical: With One Look - Glenn Close (from "Sunset Boulevard") ~ Various Artists
10. Smokey Joe's Caf?, musical revue: On Broadway - Frederick Owens/Kenny Ard/Adrian Bailey/Frederick B. Owens (from "Smokey Joe's Cafe") ~ Various Artists
11. Victor/Victoria, musical play: Le Jazz Hot - (from "Victor/Victoria") ~ Various Artists
12. Rent, musical play: Seasons of Love - Company (from "Rent") ~ Various Artists
13. Lion King, musical play: Hakuna Matata, The - Jason Raize/Max Casella/Scott Irby-Ranniar/Tom Alan Robbins (from "The Lion King") ~ Various Artists
14. Producers, musical play: I Wanna Be a Producer, The - (from "The Producers") ~ Various Artists
15. Mamma Mia!, musical play: Dancing Queen - Louise Plowright/Jenny Galloway (from "Mamma Mia!") ~ Various Artists
16. Hairspray, musical play: Good Morning Baltimore - Marissa Jaret Winokur (from "Hairspray") ~ Various Artists
17. Movin' Out, ballet: Movin' Out - (from "Movin' Out") ~ Various Artists
18. Boy from Oz, musical play: I Go to Rio, The - (from "Boy From Oz") ~ Various Artists
19. Wicked, musical play: Defying Gravity - Kristin Chenoweth (from "Wicked") ~ Various Artists
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This boxed set includes a 55 page booklet containing annotations about each track and photographs from each production.
Muze PNote Personnel: Tom Waring, George Gershwin (piano).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Darcy Proper.
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: Michael Kantor; Lawrence Maslon.
Muze PNote Recording information: 06/30/1919-11/10/2003.
Muze PNote Photographers: Don Hunstein; Springer; Paul Kolnik; Martha Swope; Joan Marcus; Fred Fehl; Friedman-Abeles ; Carol Rosegg.
Muze PNote This five-CD box set, containing 106 tracks and running six-and-one-third-hours, is an audio companion to the six-part PBS documentary series Broadway: The American Musical, but not the soundtrack to that series. Rather, it is a sampler covering 84 years of recordings and 99 years of show tunes. One song has been chosen from each of 102 musicals. (There are also two shows that get two songs each, the landmark musical Show Boat and, oddly, Ziegfeld Follies of 1919.) This restriction actually gives the collection a broader reach than the TV series, which focuses attention on particularly significant shows, songwriters, and performers, but it also gives the set less depth, since great shows tend to have more than one great song in them. As with the series, the compilers give greatest emphasis to the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, decades that contribute 50 of the tracks here. This is in part by necessity; the original Broadway cast album only came into vogue in the '40s, and show music from before that period is not as well represented on record, at least as performed by the stage stars. For example, there are no recordings from the cast of the 1932 revue Americana, which forced the compilers to include a recording of the show's hit song "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" as sung by Bing Crosby, who did not include Broadway shows among his credits. In part, too, however, the de-emphasis on music from before the 1940s comes from the compilers' decision to ignore operetta; there are no compositions here by Victor Herbert, Sigmund Romberg, or Rudolf Friml, for instance. Instead, this is the history of the Tin Pan Alley-style 32-bar song as perfected by Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin, among others. Drawing from the major record labels that recorded original Broadway cast albums from the '40s on, the compilers hit their stride by the end of the first disc, and from then to the beginning of the fourth disc they present one memorable song from a memorable show after another. A true show music fan might have quibbles about what's left out (no Yul Brynner or Rex Harrison, nothing from House of Flowers or Peter Pan), but the choices are solid for the most part. By the '70s and '80s, however, things begin to seem more questionable, and the selection falls apart completely in the '90s and 2000s, from which only 13 tracks are featured. The compilers, who include songs from nine shows still running in New York as of the album's release date (early 2005), seem only too willing to abandon Broadway for pop/rock anthology shows like Mamma Mia! and Movin' Out. In fact, of those 13 tracks, only seven come from newly written scores of the '90s/'00s. Meanwhile, however, the Tony Award-winning scores to such shows of the period as The Will Rogers Follies, Falsettos, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Passion, Titanic, Ragtime, Parade, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Avenue Q have been ignored. Clearly, the compilers are historians with a much better sense of the distant past than of the near-present. The collection contains a 56-page booklet dominated by brief comments on the shows from which the songs came. These notes would have benefited from a proofreader, who might have known how to spell Meredith Willson's last name, and a fact-checker, who might have known that Dave Kapp, not Jack Kapp, produced Guys and Dolls and that Tim Rice did not co-produce Cats. ~ William Ruhlmann

Producer: Cy Coleman; David J.P. Kapp; Manie Sachs; Dick Jones; George Avakian; George R. Marek; Goddard Lieberson; Henry Jerome; Hugh Fordin; Arnold Maxin; E.O. Welker; Jack Kapp; Joe Carlton; Jerry Leiber; Jerry Wexler; Joe Linhart; Larry Morton; Marc Shaiman; Ma

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/19/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 92899
Music Label Name Label : Columbia (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 5
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00827969289921

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Entertainment Weekly (p.85)
- "[With an] awesome expanse....Selections range from standard to surprising to clever..." - Grade: A-

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