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re: Bad line readings captured on OCRs
Posted by: Michael_Portantiere 04:50 pm EST 02/03/19
In reply to: re: Bad line readings captured on OCRs - AlanScott 12:54 pm EST 02/03/19

*I wonder if neither Philippa Bevans nor Betty Woolf is heard anywhere on either recording. I suspect not. If I can trust the article on the Broadway cast recording session that was published in the Times on April 1, 1956, it seems that “You Did It” and “I Could Have Danced All Night” were done back to back. Harrison arrived at 3:45 p.m., and the first thing he did was “You Did It.” They did not get a take that satisfied them till 5. Then Andrews did “I Could Have Danced All Night,” and that took an hour. After which it was pointed out by a “schedule checker” that they were two songs behind schedule. This all suggests to me that we don’t hear Bevans anywhere on the recording.*

I suspect you are right, so that would mean on the OBCR we hear two anonymous ensemble people delivering Mrs. Peare's sung line in "I Could Have Danced All Night" ("I understand dear, it's all been grand dear, but now its time to sleep") and her spoken lines in "You Did It" ("Karpathy, that dreadful Hungarian? Was he there?") At least for the London recording they got a woman to deliver "Karpathy, that dreadful Hungarian...." :-)
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