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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 4/29/14

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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Earlier recaps:

April 22, 15, 8, 1 | March 25, 18, 11, 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013

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CDs Now Available:

Curtis Stigers: Hooray for Love
(Concord - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Curt Stigers' 11th album features classics from the Great American Songbook and three songs written or co-written by Stigers (including the title song). "Love Is Here to Stay," "Valentine's Day," "You Make Me Feel So Young" (with featuring Cyrille Aimée), "Hooray for Love," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Give Your Heart to Me," "That's All," "A Matter of Time," "If I Were a Bell," "You Don't Know What Love Is." Recorded at Brooklyn Recording studio. Produced by Stigers and John "Scrapper" Sneider. Matthew Fries on piano, Keith Hall on drums, Cliff Schmitt on bass, Matt Munisteri on guitar, and Sneider on trumpet.

Funny Girl Deluxe OBC 50th Anniversary Set
(Capitol - new 2-disc set/iTunes)
Jule Styne/Bob Merrill score. Barbra Streisand, Sydney Chaplin, Jean Stapleton, Kay Medford, Danny Meehan, John Lankston. Digitally remastered CD and vinyl LP, with 48-page book featuring exclusive photos from the 1964 production and a new essay by Jay Landers. "Overture," "If a Girl Isn't Pretty," "I'm the Greatest Star," "Cornet Man," "Who Taught Her Everything?," "His Love Makes Me Beautiful," "I Want to Be Seen With You Tonight," "Henry Street," "People," "You Are Woman," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "Sadie, Sadie," "Find Yourself a Man," "Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat," "Who Are You Now?," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," "Don't Rain on My Parade (Reprise)" Also to be available for digital download.

Jesse Luttrell
(Fred Barton Music - new EP on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Six-song EP debut album. Recorded with an eleven-piece band of Broadway finest musicians, arranged and produced by Fred Barton, with John Miller as Musical Contractor. Nola Recording Studios. "Hey There, Good Times," "Make Someone Happy," "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," "Where's That Rainbow," "Two a Day," "What Kind of Fool Am I?."

Marriage Type Love: Shirley Jones, Jack Cassidy
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new CD-R/digital)
Announced and recorded in 1959, but never released. With Marty Gold and His Orchestra. "Marriage Type Love" (Richard Rodgers), "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" (Jimmy McHugh), "It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House" (Harold Spina), "When We're Alone" (Val Burton), "You'll Never Know" (Harry Warren), "Love and Marriage" (James Van Heusen), "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin), "My Darling, My Darling" (Frank Loesser), "Love Is the Reason" (Arthur Schwartz), "I Married an Angel" (Richard Rodgers), "I Love You" (Cole Porter), "Two Sleepy People" (Hoagy Carmichael). April 15 at, April 29 at ArkivMusic.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

One Touch of Venus Telecast
(VAI - new on DVD)
1955 television adaptation of Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash, S. J. Perelman musical. Janet Blair, Russell Nype, George Gaynes, Laurel Shelby, Mildred Trares, Iggie Wolfington. Black and white, 79 minutes.

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection Blu-ray
(20th Century Fox - 8-disc Blu-ray set)
State Fair (1945), Oklahoma! (Todd-AO), Oklahoma! (Cinemascope), Carousel , King and I , South Pacific (Theatrical), South Pacific (Extended Roadshow Version), The Sound of Music.

BOOKs Now Available:

Ethel Merman, Mother Teresa...and Me: My Improbable Journey from Châteaux in France to the Slums of Calcutta
(Prospecta Press - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Memoir by Tony Cointreau. Released 2/15/14. 312 pages.

The O'Neill: The Transformation of Modern American Theater
(Yale Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Jeffrey Sweet. Photographs edited by Preston Whiteway. Forewords by Michael Douglas and Meryl Streep. "... the story of a theatrical laboratory, a place that transformed American theater, film, and television."

Part Swan, Part Goose: An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work, and Family
(Penguin Group - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Memoir of film and star star Swoosie Kurtz. With Joni Rodgers.


Androcles and the Lion
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new CD-R and digital)
1967 television cast recording of Richard Rodgers score. Ed Ames, Brian Bedford, Noel Coward, John Cullum, Clifford David, William Hickey, Kurt Kasznar, Patricia Routledge, Inga Swenson, Norman Wisdom. Includes "Don't Be Afraid of an Animal," "The Emperor's Thumb," "Fine Young Man," "Follow In Our Footsteps," "The Arena Pantomime," "No More Waiting," "Strangers," "Strength Is My Weakness," "Velvet Paws." May 13 at May 13 at and May 20 at

Heathers Original Off-Broadway cast
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Laurence O'Keefe-Kevin Murphy score. Barrett Wilbert Weed, Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alice Lee, Heather Duke, Jon Eidson, Evan Todd, Anthony Crivello, Dan Cooney and Michelle Duffy. Produced by Michael Croiter, Murphy and O'Keefe. Recorded 4/15-16. Digital release expected earlier.

Shaggs: Philosophy of the World Off-Broadway cast
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Score by Joy Gregory and Gunnar Madsen. Peter Friedman, Kevin Cahoon, Annie Golden, Jamey Hood, Emily Walton, and Sarah Sokolovic.