Musical To My Ears

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  1. Hal Pollner

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    Nobody should have any trouble identifying this great song from the musical "Show Boat"!

    "He don't plant Taters, he don't plant Cotton,
    And them that plants 'em are soon forgotten..."

    Hal
     
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    Dunno if the name is presently allowed to be written because someone might get the wrong idea.
     
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    I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair. WHO SANG IT?
     
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    Remember FEVER by Peggy Lee? Never know how much I love you. Never know how much I care.
     
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    Mary Martin in South Pacific on Broadway, back in the day.
     
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    On the Broadway Stage, it was Mary Martin.

    In the Movie "South Pacific", it was Mitzi Gaynor.

    Hal
     
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    Yes, Yvonne...Sinatra did a magnificent rendition of "Old Man River", but the greatest black voices ever to sing it were Paul Robeson and Metropolitan Opera baritone William Warfield,

    Hal
     
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    I liked always Peggy Lee.
    "Is That All There Is, My Friend?"

    Remember Vicki Carr? Birth name: Florencia Bisenta de Casillas-Martinez Cardona.
     
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    I remember Paul Robeson. Great voice.
     
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    Musicals are not my cup of tea. And how could anyone like a musical starring Maurice Chevalier? :rolleyes: Not to mention Jeanette MacDonald and her high-pitched voice? But this may be my new favorite.

    Love Me Tonight (1932)
    Musical Comedy. Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Myrna Loy, Charlie Ruggles. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian

    I watched it night before last. It is so silly, but in a delightful way. They talk in rhyme much of the time. MacDonald's voice is perfect for comedy. A younger Chevalier's smile is contagious. I believe it was the first musical whose setting was not on the Vaudeville stage. The director wove the music into the story in a believable way. No big productions.

    And a favorite oldie was recurrent throughout. Not too slow. Not too serious. Just right. ;)

    Isn't It Romantic?
    Rogers and Hart

    (6 min clip)


    COLORIZED VERSION :p (better sound)
     
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