The CD, which features composer Charles Strouse singing his own work, is available on the psclassics.com website and in specialty stores. It's produced in conjunction with the Library of Congress under the supervision of producer Steve Nelson. In addition to familiar tunes from Annie and Bye Bye Birdie, PS Classics co-founder Tommy Krasker told Playbill.com that the 24-track recording will also boast tunes from such lesser-known Strouse shows as Pound in Your Pocket, Marty, Lady for a Day, Bojangles, Palm Beach and Lyle.
The complete track listing for "Charles Sings Strouse" follows.
"Put on a Happy Face"
"A Few Small Tasks"
"Fairfield County, USA"
"Until He’s Home"
"The Man Who Invented Ice Cream"
"Once Upon a Time"
"Those Were the Days"
"Me Oh My, Oh Man Do I Miss Milwaukee"
"New Deal for Christmas"
"I Don’t Need Anything but You"
"You’ve Got Possibilities"
"My Mother in Law"
"The Most Beautiful Girl in Waldo, Kentucky"
"To Be Me"
"I Want to Sleep With You Now"
"Smashing — New York Times"
"Too Young to Be Old "Tomorrow"
Previous Songwriter Series albums have spotlighted the work of Irving Berlin, "Yip" Harburg and Hugh Martin. The recordings are drawn primarily from private recordings of the composers as well as radio appearances.
Charles Strouse won Best Score Tony Awards for Annie (with lyricist Martin Charnin) and Applause (with Lee Adams). His other musicals include Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, "It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman!", Bring Back Birdie, Annie Warbucks, Golden Boy, A Broadway Musical, I and Albert, Charlie and Algernon, Rags, Dance a Little Closer and All American.
For more information visit www.psclassics.com.