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Format: CD
Sku: 60305551
UPC: 074646095829
UPC 14: 00074646095829
Release Date: 5/18/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Overture ~ Miyoshi Umeki
2. You Are Beautiful ~ Miyoshi Umeki
3. Hundred Million Miracles, A ~ Miyoshi Umeki
4. I Enjoy Being A Girl ~ Miyoshi Umeki
5. I Am Going To Like It Here ~ Miyoshi Umeki
6. Like A God ~ Miyoshi Umeki
7. Chop Suey ~ Miyoshi Umeki
8. Don't Marry Me ~ Miyoshi Umeki
9. Entr'acte ~ Miyoshi Umeki
10. Grant Avenue ~ Miyoshi Umeki
11. Love, Look Away ~ Miyoshi Umeki
12. At The Celestial Bar: Fan Tan Fannie / Gliding Through My Memoree / Grant Avenue Reprise ~ Miyoshi Umeki
13. Other Generation, The ~ Miyoshi Umeki
14. Sunday ~ Miyoshi Umeki
15. Other Generation, The - (reprise) ~ Miyoshi Umeki
16. Wedding Parade And Finale ~ Miyoshi Umeki
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Principal cast includes: Miyoshi Umeki, Larry Blyden, Juanita Hall, Ed Kennedy, Pat Suzuki, Arabella Hong, Jack Soo.
Muze PNote All words written by Oscar Hammerstein II. All music composed by Richard Rodgers.
Muze PNote Principal cast: Ida Shepley (Madam Liang), Mei Juan Chang (Liu Ma), George Minami (Wang San), Kevin Scott (Wang Ta), George Pastell (Wang Chi Yang), Tim Herbert (Sammy Fong), Zed Zakari (Dr. Li), Yau Shan Tung, Sonya Hana (Mei Li), Yama Saki, Naomi Kimura (Linda Low), Michael Kan (Mr. Huan), John A. Tinn (Mr. Lung), Joan Pethers (Helen Chao), Mhicheil Kennedy (Professor Cheng), Leon Thau (Frankie Wing), Ruth Silvestre (Nightclub Singer), David Toguri (Head Waiter), Thomas Hare (Dr. Lu Fong), Marie Yang (Madam Fong).
Muze PNote Recorded at the Palace Theatre, London, England. Includes liner notes by Rexton S. Bunnett.
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Steve Rooke and Vic Lanza.
Muze PNote Music written by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein.
Muze PNote Principal cast includes: Miyoshi Umeki (Mei Li), Larry Blyden (Sammy Fong), Juanita Hall (Madam Liang), Ed Kenney (Wang Ta), Keye Luke (Wang Chi Yang), Arabella Hong (Helen Chao), Pat Suzuki (Linda Low).
Muze PNote Producer: Goddard Lieberson.
Muze PNote Reissue producers: Didier C. Deutsch, Darcy M. Proper
Muze PNote Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, New York on December 7, 1958. Includes liner notes by Didier C. Deutsch.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote Among the nine Broadway musicals of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, three treat issues of Asian culture and its interaction with the West: SOUTH PACIFIC, THE KING AND I, and FLOWER DRUM SONG. FLOWER DRUM SONG is unusual in that it is actually set in the U.S. in the late 1950s and exclusively features Asian characters, specifically Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans in San Francisco's Chinatown. Thus, lyricist Hammerstein (who co-wrote the show's book with Joseph Fields, based on a novel by C.Y. Lee) could juxtapose traditional Chinese attitudes with current Western ones, while Rodgers made only modest nods to Asian styles in his familiar-sounding Broadway tunes. The show was also unusual as Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals went in that it was neither a big hit nor a flop, but instead a modest success running about a year-and-a-half after its opening in December 1958. For this reissue, researchers have dug into the vaults of the RCA Victor Records catalog and come up with some interesting versions contemporary to the show's era, including a pop/rock reading of "Grant Avenue" by Florence Henderson and a lively interpretation of the vaudeville number "Fan Tan Fannie" by Sandra Church recorded shortly before she appeared on Broadway as Gypsy Rose Lee in the musical Gypsy.

Engineer: Fred Plaut; Bud Graham

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Rodgers & Hammerstein Songbook

Associated Artists and Works

Cast, Original
The King And I ~ Cast, Original
Pipe Dream ~ Cast, Original
A Grand Night For Singing ~ Cast, Original
Carousel [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Rem ~ Jones, Shirley (Partridge Famil
Carousel [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] ~ Jones, Shirley (Partridge Famil
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro: First Complete Re ~ Larry Blank
Allegro [2008 Studio Cast] ~ Larry Blank
Original Cast
Carousel [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Rem ~ Original Cast
Pipe Dream ~ Original Cast
A Grand Night for Singing [Original Broadway Cast] ~ Original Cast
Me and Juliet [Original Broadway Cast] [Bonus Trac ~ Original Cast
South Pacific [Original Broadway Cast Recording] [ ~ Original Cast
South Pacific [Original Broadway Cast Recording] ~ Original Cast
Me and Juliet [Original Cast Recording] [Bonus Tra ~ Original Cast
A Grand Night for Singing [Original Broadway Cast] ~ Original Cast
Carousel [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] ~ Original Cast
Me and Juliet [Original Cast Recording] ~ Original Cast
Carousel [Remaster] ~ Original Soundtrack
A Grand Night for Singing [Original Broadway Cast] ~ Original Soundtrack
The Musicality of Rodgers and Hammerstein ~ Original Soundtrack
A Grand Night for Singing [Original Broadway Cast] ~ Original Soundtrack
Salvatore Dell'Isola
South Pacific [Original Broadway Cast Recording] [ ~ Salvatore Dell'Isola
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Songbook ~ Various Artists
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro: First Complete Re ~ Various Artists
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro: First Complete Re ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/18/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1961
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 60958
Music Label Name Label : Sony Broadway
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00074646095829

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