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CDs Now Available:
Glee: The Music, Season 2: Volume 5
(Columbia - new on CD/iTunes)
16 tracks from season two of the TV show including two new and original songs.
75 Glenn Miller Masterpieces
(Sepia - new on 2 CDs)
1959 3-LP set For the Very First Time: 50 Never Before Released Performances by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. Vocalists include Ray Eberle, Marion Hutton, and The Modernaires. Soloists include Clyde Hurley and Johnny Best, trumpets; Ernie Caceres, alto saxophone; “Tex” Beneke, tenor sax; “Chummy” MacGregor, piano; and “Moe” Purtill, drums. Plus two more medleys and ten full-length songs or instrumentals (including several of Miller's biggest hits, such as "Perfidia" "Chattanooga Choo Choo," and "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree"), along with a listing of the complete personnel of the Glenn Miller Orchestra for all of these performances.
Aladdin OLC / Cinderella London Studio Cast
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Aladdin, Cole Porter and S.J. Perelman's 1958 musical for TV debuted in 1960 in the West End directed by Harold Fielding. David Fallon, Eddie Fargent, Philip Hogan, Bob Monkhouse, Doretta Morrow, Ronald Shiner, Ian Wallace, Alan Wheatley. "There Must Be Someone for Me," "No Wonder Taxes Are High," "Come to the Supermarket," "Make Way," "Aladdin," "Opportunity Knocks But Once," "Ridin' High," "Wouldn't It Be Fun," "I Am Loved," "Cherry Pies Ought to Be You," "Trust Your Destiny to a Star," "I Adore You." 1957 London studio cast album of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella with Helen Clare, Elizabeth Larner, Denis Quilley, Dudley Rolph and the The London Variety Theatre Orchestra. Overture. "In My Own Little Corner," "Marriage Type Love," "Impossible," "No Other Love," "Waltz for s Ball," "A Lovely Night," "Ten Minutes Ago," "Stepsisters' Lament," "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?"
Bric-A-Brac: Ricky Ian Gordon Sings Ricky Ian Gordon
(Blue Griffin Records - new on CD/iTunes)
Ricky Ian Gordon sings and plays piano. His own music set to the words of Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, May Swenson, Marie Howe and Langston Hughes, in addition to Gordon's own poetry. Second in the "“Ricky Ian Gordon Sings Ricky Ian Gordon" series. 19 tracks.
Gypsy Meets Gypsy: Sandra Church and Gypsy Rose Lee
(Sepia - new on CD)
Sandra Church: Let Me Entertain You : "Let Me Entertain You," "Wild Rose," "How Come You Do Me Like You Do," "That's What I Like," "Ooh, That Kiss," "Zip," "You've Got to See Mama Ev'ry Night," "She Didn't Say Yes," "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," "How'd You Like to Spoon With Me," "Fan Tan Fanny." 1958 Gypsy Rose Lee: That's Me All Over: "I Can't Strip to Brahms," "A House Is Not a Home," "I Can Cook Too," "Ring of Keys," "That's Good Enough for Me," "The Other Woman," "Psychology of a Strip-Tease Dancer," "Flings," "Mr Livinston," "The Heart Is Quicker Than The Eye," "I Sleep Easier Now," "I Haven't A Thing To Wear." Bonus track "Gypsy at Home" with Jule Styne at the piano.
The Hills Are Alive
(Canal Records - new on CD/iTunes)
Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestra adaptation of songs from The Sound of Music. The group was founded by Peter Kiesewalter (East Village Opera Company) and "mashes von Trapps with the Jackson Five and pumps classic rock riffs into Rodgers & Hammerstein standards." Guest singers include Jane Siberry, Carolyn Leonhart and Carole Pope. "Prelude / The Sound Of Music," "Do Re Mi / ABC," "Something Good," "Edelweiss," "The Lonely Goatherd," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria," "No Way To Stop It," "My Favorite Things," "I Have Confidence," "Sixteen Going On Seventeen," "So Long, Farewell." Sample of "Do Re Mi" available at http://soundcloud.com/user5957344/do-re-mi-abc.
Margaret Whiting's Great Hits
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Collection of 27 tracks.
BOOKs Now Available:
Amadeus: Music on Film Series
(Limelight Editions - Paperback Book)
Ray Morton traces the genesis of Amadeus from the conception of the original idea by Peter Shaffer to the development of the screenplay, the casting, the music, the reviews, the awards.
Cabaret: Music on Film Series
(Limelight Editions - Paperback Book)
By Stephen Tropiano. With an introduction by Joel Grey, the book chronicles the history of Cabaret, from Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories to the stage and film versions of John van Druten's play I Am a Camera, through the adaptation of the hit Broadway musical for the big screen.
My Father's Fortune: A Life
(Metropolitan Books - Hardcover/Kindle Book)
Memoir by playwright (Noises Off) and author Michael Frayn.
Stunning and Other Plays
(TCG - Paperback Book)
By David Adjmi, recipient of a 2009 Kesselring Fellowship and a Bush Artist Fellowship. Stunning was an LCT3 production, at the Duke on 42nd Street in 2009.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Lisa Howard - Songs of Innocence & Experience: The Songs of Will
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Broadway actress (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) sings songs by William Finn, including unrecorded songs from Royal Family of Broadway.
Matthew Morrison [Amazon.com Exclusive Version]
(Mercury/Island - new on CD)
New and not-new songs. With Eg White and Lindy Robbins. First single, "Summer Rain," available on iTunes and elsewhere.
Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
American Popular Music: Standards and Showtunes
(Facts on File - Hardcover Book)
Ken Bloom, Richard Carlin (Editor), foreword by Sean Patrick Flahaven. Young adult level.
Rock the Audition - How to Prepare for and Get Cast in Rock Musicals
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/DVD)
By Sheri Sanders. Defines what is required of the actor-singer to succeed in the audition room and gives the aspiring performer the tools necessary to interpret rock material with abandon, creativity, and inspiration. DVD with coaching techniques on rock vocal styling and rock physicalization included.
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Added to March:
Barbara Carroll: How Long Has This Been Going On
(Harbinger - new on CD)
Recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Added to May:
Wonderland - A New Alice OBC recording
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast. Music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Jack Murphy. Janet Dacal, Darren Ritchie, E. Clayton Cornelious, Jose Llana, Karen Mason, Kate Shindle, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Edward Staudenmayer, Danny Stiles. Recorded March 6.
Added for summer 2011:
John Raitt CD
Rare recordings from Raitt's personal collection. Produced with the Raitt family. Summer 2011.
Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.
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