Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 1/19/16

Earlier recaps:

January 12, 5, 2016 | December 29, 15, 8, 1 | November 24, 17, 10, 3 | October 27, 20, 13, 6 | September 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | August 18, 11, 4 | July 28, 21, 14, 7 | June 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | May 26, 19, 12, 5 | April 28, 21, 14, 7 | March 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | February 24, 17, 10, 3 | January 27, 20, 13, 6

Quick list of all Amazon links for this recap.

CDs Now Available:

Dorothy Loudon at the Blue Angel and Other Rarities
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Dorothy Loudon's live club act, recorded in stereo album at New York's Blue Angel supper club in 1959, accompanied by the Norman Paris trio, plus Loudon's complete rare singles recorded between 1951-1955. First time on CD. Retro LP packaging. Limited to 500 copies. At the Blue Angel: "Red Hot Mama / Someday My Prince Will," "Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love," "Louisiana," "South Rampart Street Parade," "I Like a Hungry Man," "Westport," "Six Feet of Papa," "Supper on the Table," "You Gotta See Your Mama," "Great Day," "Jamboree Jones," "Dixie Medley," "Bei Mir Bist du Schon; Bonus tracks: "Nickelodeon Rag," "Rustle a Paper," "How High the Moon," "Would I Love You," "I Wanna Say Hello," "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," "Zing a Little Zong," "Ma-Ma, Ma-Ma Put the Kettle on," "Nickel And Dime Man," "Sinnin' Again," "I'm With You," "Last Stop," "Mississippi Mambo," "Bei Mir Bist du Schoen," "All for the Lack of a Bobbin." Available for early shipping from Stage Door Records UK.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
American premiere studio recording of Alan Menken/Stephen Schwartz score. Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renée, Andrew Samonsky, Erik Liberman. 25-piece orchestra and a choir of 32. "Olim," "The Bells of Notre Dame," "Out There," "Topsy Turvy, Pt. 1," "Rest and Recreation," "Rhythm of the Tambourine," "Topsy Turvy, Pt. 2," "Into Notre Dame," "God Help the Outcasts," "Top of the World," "Tavern Song (Thai Mol Piyas)," "Heaven's Light," "Hellfire," "Esmeralda," "Entr'acte," "Flight Into Egypt," "The Court of Miracles," "In a Place of Miracles," "Justice In Paris," "Someday," "While the City Slumbered," "Made of Stone," "Finale." 32-page booklet with full lyrics, photos, and a note from composer Alan Menken. Digital versions have digital booklet. Recorded September 28-30. The album is produced by Michael Kosarin, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Chris Montan and Executive Producer, Kurt Deutsch. Those who pre-order on iTunes, will be able to download "The Bells of Notre Dame" immediately, with three more tracks becoming available ahead of the entire album's release.

Merman's Apprentice Original Off-Broadway cast
(JAY Records - new on CD)
Score by Stephen Cole and David Evans. Klea Blackhurst, with Bill Nolte, Elizabeth Teeter, Brian Charles Rooney, Eddie Korbich, Anita Gillette, P.J. Benjamin, Desi Oakley, Austin Colby, F. Michael Haynie, Sarah Sesler. Opening / Living Out Loud," "A Broadway Star," "All About," "Chums," "Merrick Dilemma," "Better Than Life," "Loud," "Listen to the Trumpet Call," "Merman's Apprentice," "Little Bit," "Meet the Kid," "I Miss Canarsie," "Taking the Veil," "Now You're Gonna Sing!," "I Really Like It," "Finale."

Nevermore - Simply Music
(Broadway Records - new on CD/at iTunes)
Companion album to Nevermore - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Alan Poe original Off-Broadway cast recording. Individual songs and instrumental tracks from the Jonathan Christenson's score - "simply music," without the show's narrative.

Richard Shelton: An Englishman in Love in L.A.
(on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
British actor/singer. The title track is by BBC Young Composer of the Year Alex Rudd and lyrics by Jenifer Toksvig. "An Englishman in Love in La," "It's Not Unusual," "She Loves Me," "And I Love Her," "The Touch of Your Lips," "Where or When," "My Kind of Girl," "Over Like the Roses," "Young At Heart," "For Your Lover Give Some Time," "Pure Imagination," "Smile," "Dec '63 (Oh, What a Night)." Released 9/21/15.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Fifty Million Frenchmen
(Warner Archive - new on DVD-R)
1931 film version of the Herbert Fields/Cole Porter musical—without the songs (but with the Porter underscoring, including the melodies of "You've Got That Thing" and "You Do Something to Me"). Cast includes vaudeville/radio stars Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson. In Technicolor. Directed by Lloyd Bacon.

Her Majesty, Love
(Warner Archive - new on DVD-R)
1931 film starring Broadway stars W.C. Fields, Marilyn Miller, Ben Lyon, and Leon Errol—dancer Miller's last film.

BOOKs Now Available:

August Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle: Critical Perspectives on the Plays
(McFarland and Co - Paperback Book)
Sandra G. Shannon (Editor). Collection of new essays explores the development of the author's ethos across his twenty-year creative career. 277 pages.

King Charles III
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Mike Barlett's play. 127 pages. Kindle Edition of West End edition published in 2014.


Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
(Legacy - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Performed by this 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. "But Not for Me", "Somebody Loves Me", "Someone to Watch Over Me", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" (with Cyndi Lauper), "It Ain't Necessarily So", "I Got Rhythm", "Love is Here to Stay", "They All Laughed", "Embraceable You" (with Sheryl Crow), "They Can't Take That Away from Me", "Summertime."

Ute Lemper: 9 Secrets
(Steinway & Sons - new on CD)
Singer and stage actress Lemper collaborates with lyricist and novelist Paulo Coelho for these songs, which are based on manuscripts found in Accra detailing the answers to essential questions about humanity is discovered.


Conversations with Miller: (centenary edition)
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback/Kindle Edition released earlier)
By Mel Gussow. Mel Gussow. Insight into what Gussow and Arthur Miller discussed at personal meetings over a forty year period. A revealing self-portrait of a giant of twentieth-century literature, who was both a "regular guy" and a fiercely original writer and thinker. Foreword by Richard Eyre. 256 pages.

Movies, Moves and Music: The Sonic World of Dance Films
(Equinox - Paperback Book)
Editors Mark Evans and Mary Fogarty. Surveys dance in film, drawing on significant post-War dance films from around world. 224 pages.