Concert Cast Album of Broadway Musicals of 1940s in Stores

News   Concert Cast Album of Broadway Musicals of 1940s in Stores Bayview Records has released a third document of the Town Hall series of show tune concerts known as Broadway by the Year.

Bayview Records has released a third document of the Town Hall series of show tune concerts known as Broadway by the Year.

The Broadway Musicals of 1940 was recorded live April 15, 2002, and features Bryan Batt, Rob Evan, John Dossett, Natalie Douglas and Julie Reyburn singing songs — in a cabaret concert form — from Meet the People, Higher and Higher, Boys and Girls Together, Panama Hattie, Pal Joey, Hold Onto Your Hats, All in Fun, Cabin in the Sky, Walk with Music, Keep Off the Grass and Louisiana Purchase.

The disc includes commentary by the series creator and curator Scott Siegel. The tracks include:

  • Intro
  • "We Have Sandwiches" (Meet the People)
  • "No Lookin' Back" (Meet the People)
  • "Life! Liberty!" (Higher and Higher)
  • "Visit Panama" (Panama Hattie)
  • "The Latin in Me" (Boys and Girls Together)
  • "There's a Great Day Coming Manana" (Hold On to Your Hats)
  • "Two in a Taxi" (Keep Off the Grass)
  • "Ooh! What You Said" (Walk With Music)
  • "I Could Write a Book" (Pal Joey)
  • "Outside of That I Love You" (Louisiana Purchase)
  • "Don't Let It Get You Down" (Hold On to Your Hats)
  • "Taking a Chance On Love" (Cabin in the Sky)
  • "Way Back in 1939 A.D." (Walk With Music)
  • "The Rhumba Jumps" (Walk With Music)
  • "What'll They Think of Next" (Walk With Music)
  • "It'll Come to You" (Louisiana Purchase)
  • "All I've Got to Get Now is My Man" (Panama Hattie)
  • "I'd Love to Be Shot From a Cannon With You" (Louisiana Purchase)
  • "It Never Entered My Mind" (Higher and Higher)
  • "Bewitched" (Pal Joey)
  • "How Did It Get So Late So Early" (All in Fun)
  • "It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow" (Louisiana Purchase)

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    Past Bayview discs of the series are The Broadway Musicals of 1933 and The Broadway Musicals of 1943. Bayview president Peter Pinne directed for Bayview. Ray Roderick directed the concert staging and Ross Patterson served as musical director. For more information, call bayviewrecords.com.

    — By Kenneth Jones