5. "Two-A-Day" from Parade (Off-Broadway revue)
One of Herman's lesser-known songs, "Two-A-Day" is a wistful valentine to vaudeville from Parade, Herman's 1960 Off-Broadway revue. I fell in love with this song via Andrea McArdle's passionate, full-throated delivery on the cast album of the revue Jerry's Girls, in which she co-starred with Carol Channing and Leslie Uggams on tour. The sadly unrecorded Broadway production starred Uggams alongside Chita Rivera and Dorothy Loudon. The inimitable Loudon offers a little taste of a show business magic gone with the wind in a YouTube clip of "Two-A-Day," which I watch twice a day.
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