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March 21, 2003

Music from movies about money, for our pledge drive (which is why the play list is so short).

PLAYLIST
Selection Source Performer(s) Comments
It Don't Come Cheap Howard the Duck (OS 1986) Lea Thompson, lead vocal w/ Dolby's Cube and Cherry Bomb Produced by George Lucas (who later disowned it), this 1986 flop has a score by veteran film composer John Barry and songs (including this one) by Thomas Dolby. The Marvel comic character on which it's based remains a cult favorite and there's a local connection: Howard was created by St. Louisian Steve Gerber.
We're in the Money The Busby Berkeley Album (1994) Judy Blazer, London Sinfonietta and London Sinfonietta Chorus conduced by John McGlinn This CD recreates, in digital stereo, the original orchestrations from classic Berkeley films. This one if from Gold Diggers of 1933, where Ginger Rogers sang it in a rather scanty costume made of gold coins.
Money, Money Cabaret (OS 1972) Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey This is one of two songs written by John Kander and Fred Ebb for the film version of their 1966 Broadway hit, which also drops several of the original songs and makes numerous changes in the original book.
Money (That's What I Want) National Lampoon's Animal House (OS 1978) John Belushi This version of the Barry Gordy / Janie Bradford soul classic comes from the often-imitated John Landis comedy. The soundtrack also includes Belushi's version of "Louie, Louie" in which the lyrics are even less comprehensible than The Kingsmen's original.


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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