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December 10, 2000

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Right Up Our Alley

Fysnworth Alley is another small label that specializes in theatre music. We're happy to present selections from: Jason Graae - Live at the Cinegrill (cabaret with a twist); The Stephen Sondheim Album (famous and obscure Sondheim by a host of Broadway artists); The Fantasticks in Jazz (jazz version of songs from the off-Broadway classic by The Trotter Trio).
PLAYLIST
Selection Source Performer(s) Comments
The Wrong Note Rag Jason Graae Live at the Cinegrill (2000) Jason Graae, Gerald Sternbach (piano) Originally from Leonard Bernstein’s neglected Wonderful Town (1953), although this probably isn’t exactly how he intended it to be done.
You've Got That Thing Jason Graae Live at the Cinegrill (2000) Jason Graae, Gerald Sternbach (piano) From Cole Porter’s 50 Million Frenchmen (1929). Subtitled “A Musical Comedy Tour of Paris”, it was Porter’s first Broadway hit, running 254 performances.
The Moment Has Passed Jason Graae Live at the Cinegrill (2000) Jason Graae, Gerald Sternbach (piano) From the obscure Rev. Al Carmines musical Promenade (1969).
Applause Jason Graae Live at the Cinegrill (2000) Jason Graae, Gerald Sternbach (piano) From Applause (1970), a musical version of the classic show biz film All About Eve (1950), which has recently been reissued in a digitally re-mastered version.
Make the Most of Your Music The Stephen Sondheim Album (2000) Brent Barrett (choreography and taps by Niki Harris), orchestra cond. by Todd Ellison From the London production of Follies; the song didn’t appear in the original 1971 Broadway production.
Another Hundred People The Stephen Sondheim Album (2000) Alice Ripley, orchestra cond. by Todd Ellison From Company (1970). This neatly captures the alienation that can be part of single urban life.
I’m Still Here The Stephen Sondheim Album (2000) Dorothy Loudon, orchestra cond. by Todd Ellison One more from Follies. Yvonne DeCarlo has this show-biz survivor’s anthem in the original; Loudon has now been around long enough to claim it.
Anyone Can Whistle The Stephen Sondheim Album (2000) Jane Krakowski, orchestra cond. by Todd Ellison From the show of the same name, one of Sondhiem's biggest flops (only nine performances)
Never Say No The Fantasticks in Jazz (2000) The Trotter Trio - Terry Trotter (piano), Tom Warrington (bass), Joe LaBarbera (drums) “Why would the kids put beans in their ears”? Because we said “no”, of course.
Soon It's Gonna Rain The Fantasticks in Jazz (2000) The Trotter Trio, Maureen McGovern (vocal) Along with “Try to Remember”, two of the biggest hits from the show.
A Perfect Time for Love The Fantasticks in Jazz (2000) The Trotter Trio Not in the original off-Broadway version of the show, this number was added for the tour that starred Robert Goulet. The Fantasticks (1960) is probably the longest-running show in history at this point and has earned the original backers a 10,000% return on their investment. Oddly enough, initial critical reception was cool and the show nearly closed after its first week!


Acronyms and other mysteries defined:

OC: Unless otherwise indicated, the Original Cast recording of a Broadway show, along with the date.

OS: Unless otherwise indicated, the Original Soundtrack recording of a film, TV show, etc.


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