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Best Of Broadway



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Disc 1

    Oklahoma! (more info)
    Performed by: London Philharmonic Orchestra Victor Young Orchestra Al Goodman Orchestra Oklahoma Orchestra
    Composed by: Richard Rodgers
    Conducted by: Jay Blackton Victor Young David Parry
    Eleanor Steber, soprano
    Bruce Ford, tenor
    John Charles Thomas, baritone
    Alfred Drake, vocals
    Joan Roberts, vocals
    Lee Dixon, vocals
    Celeste Holm, vocals
    Howard da Silva, vocals
    Bette Garde, vocals
    Ralph Riggs, vocals
    Joseph Buloff, vocals
    James Melton, vocals
    Recording date: 13 December 1944

  1. Act I: Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' - 2:32
  2. Act I: The Surrey With The Fringe On Top - 3:06
  3. Act II: The Farmer And The Cowman - 5:17
  4. Act II: Oklahoma! - 2:30

  5. Carousel (more info)
  6. Act I: Carousel Waltz - 4:23
  7. Act I: If I Loved You - 4:22
  8. Act I: June Is Bustin' Out All Over - 3:47
  9. Act II: You'll Never Walk Alone - 2:40

  10. South Pacific (more info)
  11. Act I: Some Enchanted Evening - 2:59
  12. Act I: Bali Ha'i - 3:25
  13. Act I: I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair - 3:25
  14. Act II: This Nearly Was Mine - 3:26

  15. The King and I (more info)
  16. Act I: I Whistle A Happy Tune - 2:40
  17. Act I: Getting To Know You - 3:27
  18. Act II: Shall We Dance? - 2:51

  19. Show Boat (1946 Broadway Revival) (more info)
    Performed by: Clifford Greenwood Orchestra Show Boat Orchestra
    Composed by: Jerome Kern
    Conducted by: Edwin MacArthur
    Elisabeth Welch, vocals
    Paul Robeson, bass-baritone
    Helen Dowdy, vocals
    Charles Fredericks, vocals
    Jan Clayton, vocals
    Kenneth Spencer, vocals
    Carol Bruce, vocals
    Colette Lyons, vocals
    Recording date: 11, 14 February 1946

  20. Act I: Ol' Man River - 4:18
  21. Act I: Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - 4:00

  22. Kismet (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (more info)
    Performed by: Original Broadway Cast Orchestra
    Composed by: George Forrest Robert Wright
    Conducted by: Louis Adrian
    Doretta Morrow, vocals
    Richard Kiley,
    Richard Oneto,
    Recording date: 6 December 1953

  23. Act I: Baubles, Bangles And Beads - 4:11
  24. Act I: Stranger In Paradise - 4:07

  25. Porgy and Bess (more info)
  26. Act I: Summertime - 2:28
  27. Act II: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - 2:42
  28. Act II: It Ain't Necessarily So - 2:48

Disc 2

    Girl Crazy (more info)
    Performed by: Jay Blackton Orchestra
    Composed by: George Gershwin
    Conducted by: Jay Blackton
    Ethel Merman, vocals
    Recording date: 12 December 1947

  1. Girl Crazy, Act I: I Got Rhythm - 3:01

  2. Call Me Madam (more info)
  3. Act I: The Hostess With The Mostes' (1950 Studio Recording) - 3:25
  4. Act I: It's A Lovely Day Today (1950 Original Broadway Cast Recording) - 3:32
  5. Act II: You're Just In Love (1953 Film Soundtrack Recording) - 3:09

  6. Annie Get your Gun (more info)
    Performed by: MGM Studio Orchestra Original Broadway Cast Orchestra Studio orchestra
    Composed by: Adolph Deutsch Irving Berlin
    Conducted by: Jay Blackton
    Ray Middleton, vocals
    John Garth, vocals
    Clyde Turner, vocals
    Leon Bibb, vocals
    Robert Lenn, vocals
    Kathleen Carnes, vocals
    Howard Keel, vocals
    Keenan Wynn, vocals
    Louis Calhern, vocals
    Ethel Merman, vocals
    Mary Martin, vocals
    Betty Hutton, vocals
    Recording date: 30 March & 3-8 October 1949

  7. Act I: Doin' What Comes Natur'lly - 3:25
  8. Act I: You Can't Get A Man With A Gun - 3:13
  9. Act I: There's No Business Like Show Business - 3:11
  10. Act II: Anything You Can Do - 3:10

  11. High Button Shoes (more info)
    Performed by: Original Broadway Cast Orchestra
    Composed by: Jule Styne Sammy Cahn
    Conducted by: Milton Rosenstock
    Jack McCauley, vocals
    Mark Dawson, vocals
    Lois Lee, vocals
    Phil Silvers, vocals
    Nanette Fabray, vocals
    Johnny Stewart, vocals
    Recording date: 12 October 1947

  12. High Button Shoes (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Act I: Papa, Won't You Dance With Me? - 2:56

  13. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (more info)
    Performed by: Original Broadway Cast Orchestra
    Composed by: Jule Styne
    Conducted by: Milton Rosenstock
    Yvonne Adair, vocals
    Jack McCauley, vocals
    Carol Channing, vocals
    Eric Brotherson, vocals
    Rex Evans, vocals
    George S. Irving, vocals
    Alice Pearce, vocals
    Recording date: 19-20 December 1949

  14. Act II: Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend - 2:59
  15. Act II: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - 1:05

  16. Brigadoon (more info)
    Performed by: Original Broadway Cast Orchestra Studio orchestra
    Composed by: Frederick Loewe
    Conducted by: Franz Allers
    Milt Hinton, double bass
    Percy Brice, drums
    Marion Bell, vocals
    Delbert Anderson, vocals
    Shirley Robbins, vocals
    Hayes Gordon, vocals
    David Brooks, vocals
    Jeff Warren, vocals
    Pamela Britten, vocals
    Lee Sullivan, vocals
    Earl Redding, vocals
    Herb Harris, drums
    Kaye Ballard, vocals
    Clyde Lombardi, double bass
    Allen Hanlon, guitar
    Billy Taylor, piano
    Recording date: 1955

  17. Act I: The Heather On The Hill - 3:39
  18. Act I: Almost Like Being In Love - 2:43

  19. On the Town (more info)
    Composed by: Leonard Bernstein
    Herb Harris, drums
    Milton Green,
    Justin Arndt,
    Recording date: 1955

  20. On the Town, Act II: Some Other Time - 1:50

  21. Wonderful Town (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (more info)
  22. Wonderful Town (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Act I: A Quiet Girl - 3:20

  23. Kiss Me, Kate (more info)
    Performed by: Original Broadway Cast Orchestra Philharmonia Orchestra
    Composed by: Cole Porter
    Conducted by: Pembroke Davenport David Parry
    Yvonne Kenny, soprano
    Alfred Drake, vocals
    Harold Lang, vocals
    Lisa Kirk, vocals
    Annabelle Hill, vocals
    Lorenzo Fuller, vocals
    Harry Clark, vocals
    Jack Diamond, vocals
    Edwin Clay, vocals
    Charles Wood, vocals
    Fred Davis, vocals
    Eddie Sledge, vocals
    Patricia Morison, vocals
    Recording date: 13 January 1949

  24. Act I: So In Love - 3:36
  25. Act II: Always True To You (In My Fashion) - 4:02

  26. The Boy Friend (Original London Cast Recording) (more info)
  27. Act I: I Could Be Happy With You - 2:50
  28. Act II: A Room in Bloomsbury - 2:45

  29. Where's Charley? (more info)
    Performed by: Michael Collins Orchestra Sy Oliver Orchestra Paul Weston Orchestra Norrie Paramor Orchestra Studio orchestra
    Composed by: Frank Loesser
    Pip Hinton, vocals
    Terence Cooper, vocals
    Pamela Gale, vocals
    Jerry Desmonde, vocals
    Felix Felton, vocals
    Marion Grimaldi, soprano
    Barry Kent, vocals
    Jill Martin, vocals
    Sheila Francis, vocals
    Helen Anderson, vocals
    Jo Stafford, vocals
    Gordon MacRae, vocals
    Studio pianist, piano
    Michael Collins, clarinet
    Ray Bolger, vocals
    Allyn McLerie, vocals
    Johnny Mercer, vocals
    Norman Wisdom, vocals
    Lynn Loesser, vocals
    Recording date: 23 September 1948

  30. Where's Charley?, Act II: Once In Love With Amy - 4:20

  31. Guys and Dolls (more info)
    Performed by: Original Broadway Cast Orchestra
    Composed by: Frank Loesser
    Conducted by: Irving Actman
    Robert Alda, vocals
    Vivian Blaine, vocals
    Sam Levene, vocals
    Isabel Bigley, vocals
    Pat Rooney, vocals
    B. S. Pully, vocals
    Stubby Kaye, vocals
    Johnny Silver, vocals
    Douglas Deane, vocals
    Recording date: 3 December 1950

  32. Act I: The Oldest Established - 2:36
  33. Act I: I'll Know - 3:30
  34. Act I: A Bushel And A Peck - 1:33
  35. Act I: Guys and Dolls - 2:52
  36. Act II: Luck Be A Lady Tonight - 3:00
  37. Act II: Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat - 2:13


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Product Details
Berlin, Irving; Bernstein, Leonard; Cahn, Sammy; Engel, Lehman; Forrest, George; Gershwin, George; Jenkins, Gordon; Kern, Jerome; Loesser, Frank; Loewe, Frederick; Newman, Alfred; Porter, Cole; Rodgers, Richard; Styne, Jule; Wilson, Sandy; Wright, Robert

Actman, Irving; Adrian, Louis; Allers, Franz; Blackton, Jay; Davenport, Pembroke; dell'Isola, Salvatore; Dvonch, Frederick; Littau, Joseph; MacArthur, Edwin; Rosenstock, Milton; Smallens, Alexander

Decca Symphony Orchestra; Jay Blackton Orchestra; Oklahoma Orchestra; Original Broadway Cast Orchestra; Show Boat Orchestra; Studio Cast Orchestra; Studio orchestra; Sy Oliver Orchestra

Alda, Robert; Arndt, Justin; Bell, Marion; Bigley, Isabel; Blaine, Vivian; Bolger, Ray; Brooks, David; Brown, Anne; Bruce, Carol; Brynner, Yul; Channing, Carol; Clayton, Jan; Darling, Jean; Dowdy, Helen; Drake, Alfred; Duncan, Todd; Edwards, Stan; Fabray, Nanette; Garde, Bette; Gaynes, George; Green, Milton; Hall, Juanita; Harris, Herb; Hayes, Anthony; Johnson, Christine; Kaye, Stubby; Kiley, Richard; Kirk, Lisa; Lawrence, Gertrude; Levene, Sam; Martin, Mary; McCauley, Jack; Merman, Ethel; Middleton, Ray; Morison, Patricia; Morrow, Doretta; Nype, Russell; O'Connor, Donald; Oneto, Richard; Pinza, Ezio; Raitt, John; Riggs, Ralph; Rogers, Anne; Silver, Johnny; Spencer, Kenneth; Studio drummer; Studio pianist; Talva, Galina

Label: Naxos Nostalgic
UPC: 636943287323
Item Number: 8120873-74
Release Date: Dec 11, 2007

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