Recorded on May 26 & 28, 1946 and in 1973. Originally released Decca (468). Includes original LP liner notes by Louis Untemeyer and reissue liner notes by Max O. Preeo.
Digitally remastered by Greg Calbi (2000).
This soundtrack features tracks recorded with Judy Garland before she was fired from the production, as well as the tracks recorded in the movie which was released with Betty Hutton. All track recorded in mono except as indicated.
Music composed & lyrics written by Irving Berlin.
Includes liner notes by George Feltenstein.
Digitally remastered by Doug Schwartz.
Liner Note Authors: Louis Untermeyer; Max O. Preeo.
Recording information: Imperial Theatre, New York, NY (05/26/1946-??/??/1973); Phase 4, London, England (05/26/1946-??/??/1973).
The tale of the sharpshooting woman Annie Oakley is one of Irving Berlin's great masterpieces for the stage. When it was created in 1946, Berlin had long since conquered Broadway and moved on to Hollywood, only to return to the stage in the early '40s. The star of the show was Ethel Merman, and the combination of composer and singer proved highly successful. Berlin created some of his most memorable tunes, and Merman brought them to life with her inimitable brass. Aside from hits such as "They Say It's Wonderful," "The Girl That I Marry," and "Anything You Can Do," the show featured one of the all-time great Broadway anthems, "There's No Business Like Show Business."
Doin' What Comes Natur'lly - Ethel Merman
Girl That I Marry, The - Ray Middleton
You Can't Get A Man With A Gun - Ethel Merman
There's No Business Like Show Business - William O'Neal/Marty May/Ray Middleton/Ethel Merman
They Say It's Wonderful - Ethel Merman/Ray Middleton