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Unfinished Business II

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January 21, 2004

New original cast and solo discs I didn't get to play in 2003.

PLAYLIST
Selection Source Performer(s) Comments
40 Great Unclaimed Melodies Dear Friends (1970) Firesign Theatre Don G. O'Vanni is pleased to speak for the Musical Heritage Surplus Club of Hong Kong in this parody of a 1970s commercial that most of you young whippersnappers don't even remember.
The Boy Next Door The Boy From Oz (OC 2003) Hugh Jackman Jackman plays singer/songwriter Peter Allen in the biographical musical with songs by Allen and various collaborators.
Bi-Coastal The Boy From Oz (OC 2003) Hugh Jackman This is another Allen song that celebrates both geographical and sexual ambiguity.
National Safety Council The Best of the National Lampoon Radio Hour Chevy Chase One of many "public disservice" messages from the NatLamp Radio Hour.
Popular Wicked (OC 2003) Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel From Oz to - well - Oz: Galinda (later Glinda, the Good Witch of the East) offers to do a personality makeover for Elphaba (later The Wicked Witch of the West) in this Stephen Schwartz musical based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, which looks at the events of The Wizard of Oz from Elphaba's perspective.
I'm Not That Girl Wicked (OC 2003) Idina Menzel Elphaba realizes her love for Prince Fiyeroro is likely to be unrequited.
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead Out of This World - The Music of Harold Arlen (2003) Maureen McGovern How could I pass up this segue? McGovern gives this number from The Wizard of Oz number a jazzy scat singing treatment
Optimistic Voices Out of This World - The Music of Harold Arlen (2003) Maureen McGovern More good cheer from Oz
Never Swat a Fly Look Who's Been Dreaming (2004) Justin Hayford Fans of the St. Louis Brain Sandwich will recognize this one. Chicago cabaret artist Hayford plays it straight and sings all the verses. The song (by B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown amd Fletcher Henderson) is from the 1930 film Just Imagine.
London Pride London Pride - Songs from the London Stage (2003) Twiggy Lawson The former fashion model (known to most folks as just "Twiggy" has been making a career for herself on the musical stage for many years now. This new release (it's actually from 1996 but this its first release in the USA) shows off her range, with songs ranging from old music hall ditties to Noel Coward classics like this one, to "On My Own" from Les Miserables.
The Physician London Pride - Songs from the London Stage (2003) Twiggy Lawson This is a witty Cole Porter number about a woman who's doctor lover loves every part of her body, "But he never said he loved me!"


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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