The Very Best Of The Broadway Musicals (3cd set)

Artist: Various Artists
Format: 3CD
Bar-code: 5060428913301
Cat No: NOT3CD330


Songs and stories have gone hand in hand for as long as human beings have sought out entertainment. The modern musical was indisputably born on Broadway in the first few decades of the 20th century. It was here that revue shows first evolved out of vaudeville. Basically, they followed the same formula – some songs, a troupe of dancing girls and some slapstick comedians. The standard of the material on this 3CD set is amazingly high and, all in all, there are more than enough top tunes present here to keep you humming for a good long while.

Disc 1

1. There’s No Business Like Show Business (Annie Get Your Gun) – Ethel Merman & Ray Middleton
2. Put On A Happy Face (Bye Bye Birdie) – Dick Van Dyke
3. Singin’ In The Rain (Singin’ In The Rain) – Gene Kelly
4. Secret Love (Calamity Jane) – Doris Day
5. Hello, Young Lovers (The King And I) – Gertrude Lawrence
6. Luck Be A Lady (Guys And Dolls) – Robert Alda & Cast
7. Camelot (Camelot) – Richard Burton
8. The Trolley Song (Meet Me In St. Louis) – Judy Garland
9. Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific) – Ezio Pinza
10. Hey There (The Pajama Game) – John Raitt
11. Stormy Weather (Stormy Weather) – Lena Horne
12. It’s A Grand Night For Singing (State Fair) – Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Anita Gordon, Bob Stuart & Chorus
13. June Is Bustin’ Out All Over (Carousel) – Christine Johnson, Jean Darling & Cast
14. I Love Paris (Can-Can) – Lil’ O
15. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive (Here Comes The Waves) – Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
16. Ya Got Me (On The Town) – Nancy Walker
17. I’ve Got My Eyes On You (Broadway Melody Of 1940) – Fred Astaire
18. The Man That Got Away (A Star Is Born) – Judy Garland
19. Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) – Carol Channing
20. You’ll Never Walk Alone (Carousel) – Jan Clayton & Christine Johnson

Disc 2

1. Get Happy (Summer Stock) – Judy Garland
2. We Kiss In A Shadow (The King And I) – Larry Douglas & Doretta Morrow
3. Blue Skies (Blue Skies) – Bing Crosby
4. A Wonderful Guy (South Pacific) – Mary Martin
5. Stranger In Paradise (Kismet) – Richard Kiley, Doretta Morrow & Cast
6. From This Moment On (Kiss Me, Kate) – Tommy Hall, Ann Miller, Bobby Van & Bob Fosse
7. Try To Remember (The Fantasticks) – Jerry Orbach
8. Inka Dinka Doo (Palooka) – Jimmy Durante
9. Make Believe (Show Boat) – Kathryn Grayson & Howard Keel
10. Almost Like Being In Love (Brigadoon) – David Brooks & Marion Bell
11. (I Like New York In June) How About You? (Babes On Broadway) – Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney
12. If Ever I Would Leave You (Camelot) – Robert Goulet
13. It’s Magic (Romance On The High Seas) – Doris Day
14. Never Never Land (Peter Pan) – Mary Martin & Kathy Nolan
15. What Kind Of Fool Am I? (Stop The World – I Want To Get Off) – Anthony Newley
16. That’s Entertainment (The Band Wagon) – Fred Astaire, Nanette Fabray, Oscar Levant, Jack Buchanan & Cyd Charisse
17. Make Someone Happy (Do Re Mi) – John Reardon
18. Pennies From Heaven (Pennies From Heaven) – Bing Crosby
19. Easter Parade (Easter Parade) – Judy Garland, Fred Astaire & Cast
20. You’re The Top (Anything Goes) – Ethel Merman

Disc 3

1. Alexander’s Rag Time Band (There’s No Business Like Show Business) – Johnnie Ray
2. When You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio) – Cliff Edwards
3. They Say It’s Wonderful (Annie Get Your Gun) – Ethel Merman
4. Hey, Look Me Over! (Wildcat) – Lucille Ball
5. Ol’ Man River (Show Boat) – Paul Robeson
6. A Fine Romance (Swing Time) – Fred Astaire
7. I Talk To The Trees (Paint Your Wagon) – Tony Bavaar
8. How Are Things In Glocca Morra? (Finian’s Rainbow) – Ella Logan With The Lyn Murray Singers
9. For Me And My Gal (For Me And My Gal) – Judy Garland & Gene Kelly
10. Speak Low (One Touch Of Venus) – Mary Martin & Kenny Baker
11. Lucky To Be Me (On The Town) – John Reardon
12. So In Love (Kiss Me, Kate) – Patricia Morison
13. Moonlight Becomes You (Road To Morocco) – Bing Crosby
14. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered (Pal Joey) – Vivienne Segal
15. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Song Of The South) – James Baskett & Cast
16. The Heather On The Hill (Brigadoon) – Gene Kelly
17. Once Upon A Time (All American) – Ray Bolger & Eileen Herlie
18. My Heart Belongs To Daddy (Leave It To Me) – Mary Martin
19. Summertime (Porgy And Bess) – Anne Brown
20. Over The Rainbow (The Wizard Of Oz) – Judy Garland