The RCA Victor CD is scheduled for release Oct. 28 to coincide with the publication of "Footnotes," his memoirs, from Simon & Schuster.
Included on the album is Berlin's "It Only Happens When I Dance With You," from the film Easter Parade. Tune is scheduled to appear in a stage adaptation of this Fred Astaire film musical in a 1998 Australian tour that could be followed by a U.S. tour and/or Broadway. So the cut offers a preview of what could be Tune's next Broadway musical.
Tune has sung on Broadway in Seesaw and My One and Only, and on tour in Bye Bye Birdie, among other shows.
Here are the Tune tunes on "Slow Dancin'." Broadway connections and guest stars are noted: "Dance in the Old Fashioned Way" with the Manhattan Rhythm Kings
"Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)"
"It Only Happens When I Dance With You" by Irving Berlin
"The Way You Look Tonight" with Barbara Cook. By Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields.
"On a Slow Boat to China" by Frank Loesser
"You Belong To Me"
"Wish You Were Here" by Harold Rome, from the musical of the same title.
"Moonlight Becomes You" by Johnny Burke and James Van Heusen
"That Old Feeling" by Sammy Fain and Lew Brown
"Can't Get Out of This Mood" by Frank Loesser and Jimmy McHugh
"Sweet Kentucky Ham" by Dave Frishberg
"Dream a Little Dream"
"The Music That Makes Me Dance" from Funny Girl by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill
"Somewhere Along the Way"
"One More Kiss" cut from A Little Night Music, by Stephen Sondheim
"The Last Dance" by James Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn.
The album is arranged and conducted by Wally Harper; produced by Harper and Fred Miller.
-- By Robert Viagas