Wall to Wall: Richard Rodgers" is now available on the Fynsworth Alley label.
Recorded live at the March 23 Symphony Space event in New York City, this year's annual "Wall to Wall" concert paid tribute to the late composer of over 900 songs and such musicals as South Pacific, Oklahoma!, The Boys from Syracuse, The Sound of Music and Carousel.
The 12-hour marathon included performances from a host of Broadway and cabaret favorites, including Loni Ackerman, Richard Rodney Bennett, Barbara Carroll, Victoria Clark, Betty Comden, John Cullum, Lea DeLaria, Melissa Errico, Raul Esparza, Tovah Feldshuh, Debbie Gravitte, Adolph Green, Jonathan Hadary, Sheldon Harnick, Mary Cleere Haran, Celeste Holm, Spencer Kayden, Judy Kaye, Emily Loesser, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Garrett Long, Rebecca Luker, John Mauceri, Maureen McGovern, James Naughton, Christiane Noll, Patrick Quinn, Steve Ross, David Staller, Billy Stritch, KT Sullivan and David Yazbek.
Fifteen of the day's performances have made it to the single disc, including songs rendered by Melissa Errico, Debbie Gravitte and James Naughton. The complete track listing follows:
"Manhattan" Mary Cleere Haran with Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
"Little Girl Blue" Judy Kaye with Lanny Meyers (Piano)
"Ten Cents a Dance" KT Sullivan with Larry Woodward (Piano)
"I Have Dreamed" Steve Ross
"Mountain Greenery" Billy Stritch
"It Never Entered My Mind" Maureen McGovern with Jeffrey Harris (Piano)
"Climb Ev'ry Mountain"/"You'll Never Walk Alone" Maureen McGovern with Jeffrey Harris (Piano)
"There's a Small Hotel" Melissa Errico with Lanny Meyers (Piano)
"You Are Too Beautiful" James Naughton
"Sing for Your Supper" Debbie Gravitte, Garrett Long & Christina Morrell
"Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered" Ivy Austin
"Johnny One Note" Debbie Gravitte
"Where Or When" Richard White
"People Will Say We're In Love" Melissa Errico & Patrick Quinn
"There Is Nothin' Like A Dame" Sidney J. Burgoyne, David Green, Jonathan Hardary, James Naughton, Patrick Quinn, Isaiah Sheffer, Douglas Webster, Walter Willison & Richard White For more information about Fynsworth Alley or to purchase "Wall to Wall: Richard Rodgers," go to www.fynsworthalley.com.
—By Andrew Gans