Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 12/29/20

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2020: December 22, 15, 8, 1 | November 24, 17, 10, 3 | October 27, 20, 13, 6 | September 29, 22, 15, 8, 1, August 25, 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 25, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7

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DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert: All The Girls
(PS Classics - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert's personal celebration of womanhood in all its complexities and varied expressions. Adapted from the show of the same name. Songs by Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Fred Ebb & John Kander, a medley from musicals featuring iconic female duets, art songs, cabaret material, and settings of poems written expressly for them by the show's music director, Joseph Thalken (who expanded the orchestrations from four to ten pieces for this recording). "You Are My Best Friend," "Lovely Lies," "What Did You Do to Your Face," "Everybody Says Don't," "There Are Delicacies," "I Have Loved Hours at Sea," "Marilyn Miller," ""Shows we could have starred in together" medley - Rebecca & Sally," "A QUOI Bon Dire," "War Song," "Isn't This Better?," "Millwork," "Not Funny," "Be Careful." Released 12/25/20. CD format to be released 1/15/21.

Books Now Available:

Conversations with Lorraine Hansberry (Literary Conversations Series)
(Univ Press of Mississippi - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Mollie Godfrey, editor. The first volume to collect all of Lorraine Hansberry's substantive interviews in one place, including many radio and television interviews that have never before appeared in print. 240 pages.

Drama Menu at a Distance: 80 Socially Distanced or Online Theatre Games
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book)
By Glyn Trefor-Jones. Exercises to energize, excite and inspire your group, alongside some firm favorites, redesigned to be played within the necessary constraints. Kindle Edition released 9/10/20. 112 pages.


Chesterfield Radio Time: Bing Crosby and Guests
(Sepia Records - on 2 CDs)
From the Chesterfield radio series and largely drawn from hits by other artists. Most are new to CD including duets with Perry Como, Dinah Shore, Fred Astaire, Bob Hope, Patti Page. 60 tracks. Also at

Club 15 From Hollywood Presents The Andrews Sisters
(Sepia Records - on 2 CDs)
Collection of live broadcasts from the Club 15 radio series feature cover versions of the hits of 1948-1950, many new to CD. Allowed the sisters to introduce many of their newly-recorded Decca releases. 69 tracks. Also at

Eddie Fisher: Songs from Stage & Screen
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Compilation of 28 popular songs from Broadway musicals and Hollywood movies. All tracks are remastered and many new to CD. 28 tracks, including "Tonight," "Just in Time," "Gigi," "Let Me Entertain You," "The Sound of Music," "Happy Talk," "Small World," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "Till There Was You," "This Nearly Was Mine" (live), "Mack the Knife" (live), "The Sweetest Sounds" (live). Also at

Girl Happy
(Warner Archives - on DVD)
1965 musical film featuring Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Gary Crosby, Mary Ann Mobley, Jackie Coogan. 96 minutes.

(Warner Archives - DVD)
1968 musical film featuring Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon. 94 minutes.


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Desert Song
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Music by Sigmund Romberg and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel. CD debut of the Saga Records The Desert Song 1967 London studio cast recording featuring Mary Millar, Robert Colman. Ivor Danvers, Ted Gilbert, Gordon Trayner, Paul Bretton, Betty Winsett, Janet Gale, The Westminster Sinfonia. Under the direction of Ray Cook. Digitally remastered from the original Saga master tapes. Also included, the original 1927 London cast recordings starring Edith Day and Harry Welchman. Originally released across four 78rpm recordings, newly remastered especially for this release. 21 tracks. Limited edition of 500 units only.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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