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Pal Joey (Bonus Tracks) CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60599495
UPC: 696998685628
UPC 14: 00696998685628
Release Date: 5/13/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Overture ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast
2. You Mustn't Kick It Around ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast
3. I Could Write A Book ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast
4. That Terrific Rainbow ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast
5. What Is A Man? ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast
6. Happy Hunting Horn ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast
7. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast
8. Pal Joey (What Do I Care For A Dame?) ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast
9. Zip ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast
10. Plant You Now, Dig You Later ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast
11. In Our Little Den Of Iniquity ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast
12. Do It The Hard Way ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast
13. Take Him ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast
14. Finale ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast
15. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast
16. I Could Write A Book ~ Original 1950 Broadway Cast

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Music composed by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics written by Lorenz Hart.
Muze PNote Principal Cast: Harold Lang (Joey Evans); Vivienne Segal (Vera Simpson); Beverly Fite (Linda English); Barbara Ashley (Gladys Bumps); Kenneth Remo (Ludlow Lowell); Jo Hurt (Melba Snyder).
Muze PNote Recorded at CBS Studios, New York, New York in 1950. Originally released on Columbia (ML 4364). Includes liner notes by Richard Jay-Alexander.
Muze PNote This is part of Columbia Records " Broadway Masterworks" series.
Muze PNote Principal Cast: Helen Gallagher, Patricia Northrop, Elaine Stritch.
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Marc Kirkeby.
Muze PNote All music written by Richard Rodgers. All lyrics written by Lorenz Hart.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Richard Jay-Alexander.
Muze PNote Recording information: CBS 30th Street Studios (09/20/1950-09/21/1950).
Muze PNote Pal Joey, Rodgers and Hart's Broadway musical of late 1940, based on John O'Hara's epistolary short stories about a Chicago low-life who manipulates women, was considered overly cynical in its first production and was only a modest financial success. It also came just before the advent of original cast albums, and therefore went unrecorded. But in 1950, after the song "Bewitched" (aka "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered") from the score had belatedly become a hit, Columbia Records' vice-president, Goddard Lieberson, was determined to preserve the score on records and brought in the original female lead, Vivienne Segal, along with Harold Lang (replacing Gene Kelly) as Joey. He also bravely chose to retain Lorenz Hart's distinctly adult lyrics to such songs as "Bewitched," a frank admission of mature physical longing (the hit recordings had bowdlerized the words), and "Zip," the commentary supposedly given by Gypsy Rose Lee during a striptease. The resulting album, released in early 1951, had a tremendous impact, leading to a revival production of the show starring Segal and Lang that opened at the start of 1952. Since the principals were still contracted to Columbia, while Capitol had obtained rights to the cast album, and since the executives at Capitol were not as brave as Lieberson about the lyrics, the cast album was botched. But this Columbia album remained, and has continued historically to be the best and most accurate recording of the show. Segal is tremendously effective as an older woman rediscovering love; Lang is appropriately callow in such deceptively insincere songs as "I Could Write a Book"; and Jo Hurt does a good job with "Zip." The 2003 CD reissue adds as bonus tracks: Segal's interview with Mike Wallace about the musical, a performance of "Bewitched" (with the clean lyrics!) from a radio show, and Lang's performance of "I Could Write a Book" from a TV show. ~ William Ruhlmann

Producer: Didier C. Deutsch; Goddard Lieberson; Darcy M. Proper

Engineer: Harold Chapman

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/13/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1952
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 86856
Music Label Name Label : Columbia (USA)
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 : 00696998685628

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