Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 1/25/22

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Digital Music Now Available:

Past Demons
(New digital album)
Ryan Scott Oliver and Shirley Jackson, based on tales by horror and mystery writer Shirley Jackson. Jessie Hooker-Bailey, Ethan Carlson, Miranda Luze, Nicole DeLuca, Eleri Ward, Daniel Yearwood, Eric Ulloa. "The Real Me," "Louisa, Please Come Home," "Remembrance of Things Past," "6 A.M. is the Hour," "Jack the Ripper."

Books Now Available:

Sportin' Life: John W. Bubbles, An American Classic
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Brian Harker. Biography of groundbreaking tap dancer John W. Bubbles, who played Sportin' Life in the original production of Porgy and Bess. His life, from 1902-1986, from vaudeville to Broadway to TV, then to acclaimed performances from his wheelchair. 328 pages. Kindle Edition released earlier.

MUSIC to be released this Friday, January 28:

Flying Over Sunset
(Sony Masterworks - new digital album)
2021 Broadway musical score by Tom Kitt and Michael Korie. Carmen Cusack, Tony Yazbeck, Harry Hadden-Paton, Kanisha Marie Feliciano, Nehal Joshi, Emily Pynenburg, Michele Ragusa, Robert Sella, Laura Shoop, and Atticus Ware. CD format to be released 3/11/21.

From Rags to Riches: 100 Years of American Song
(NYFOS Records - new digital album)
Debut album from NYFOS own label, featuring mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and tenor William Burden with NYFOS Artistic Director and pianist Steven Blier. From a live concert recording at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in New York on March 23, 2000. "Pineapple Rag," "My Lady Frog," "Evening Song," "Oh Gee! - Oh Joy!," "Nickel Under My Foot," "Stay in My Arms," "Hit the Road," "Nocturne," "Thousands of Miles," "Wrong Note Rag," "Take the Moment," "'Round Midnight," "The Ballad of Booth," "Hosing the Furniture," "New York Lights," "Walt Whitman in 1989," "How Can I Keep From Singing?"

I Can Get It For You Wholesale OBC Deluxe Edition
(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
Expanded release of the original Broadway cast recording of Harold Rome's score for the 1962 musical (book by Jerome Weidman). Elliott Gould, Lillian Roth, Marilyn Cooper, Ken LeRoy, Harold Lang, Bambi Linn and Barbra Streisand. Newly remastered from stereo reel-to-reel tape. Also included are the show's original demo recordings and a bonus disc of cover recordings from the show (including a never before released on CD instrumental album by Sy Oliver and His Orchestra and pop covers from such artists as Tony Bennett, Robert Goulet, Jerry Vale and Edmundo Ros). Detailed sleeve notes by George Dansker. Limited edition release of 500 units only.

NEWLY ADDED Recordings:

March 4:

Sally Ann Howes:Another Time, Another Place
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
First retrospective album release of Sally Ann Howes' recordings, from West End Bet Your Life, Paint Your Wagon, and Summer Song to her early work in the United States with the television musical The Gift of the Magi and the Broadway production Kwamina. Plus rare broadcast transcription recordings. Limited edition release of 500 units only.


March 15:

The Golden Age Musicals of Darryl F. Zanuck: The Gentleman Preferred Blondes
(Univ of Mississippi Press - Hardcover Book)
By Bernard F. Dick. First book devoted to the musicals that Darryl F. Zanuck produced at Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Pictures, and Twentieth Century Fox. Spotlights how he placed his personal imprint on the genre and how he nurtured and showcased several blonde female stars who headlined the musicals, including Shirley Temple, Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Vivian Blaine, June Haver, Marilyn Monroe, and Sheree North. 320 pages.

April 21:

Cora Witherspoon: A Life on Stage and Screen
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By Axel Nissen. Broadway and film actress Cora Witherspoon was in 35 Broadway productions from 1910 - 1946, including Daddy Long Legs, The Awful Truth, The Constant Wife, Camille, and The Front Page and many films. This biography details her upbringing and family background and discusses her struggle with substance abuse, which resulted in two highly publicized arrests and one conviction. 220 pages.

On Stage with Bette Davis: Inside the Famous Flop of Miss Moffat
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
A memoir by Kevin Lane Dearinger. Follows the story of the 1974 musical Miss Moffat (a musical adaptation of The Corn in Green), which closed during its pre-Broadway run. Dearing had a minor role in Miss Moffat and kept a journal of his observations and experiences throughout production. 75 pages.

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