Wednesday 5 March 2008


I went to see Blood Brothers in The Gaiety last night with my Mum. It's a terrific production, the place was packed with women of a certain age emoting heavily. By the time the story reached its climatic end the lady to my right was sniffing loudly and more or less sobbing! Anyway, it was great.

Appropriately enough Musicals are the Featured Artist on The Show this week and this morning, one thing led to another and we played musical tracks pretty much the whole way through. Most people loved it, there was the odd request for a little variety, but I reckon dedicating a few days to musicals IS variety on morning radio!!
Here's the playlist from this mornings show, they weren't all from musicals!.

Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton John Grease
I Am A Man Of Constant - Sorrow Soggy Bottom Boys feat. Dan Tyminski
My Favorite Things - Maria & Original Soundtrack (The Sound Of Music)
A View To A Kill - Duran Duran
Pinball Wizard - The Who (Tommy)
Marilyn Monroe - Barbara Dickinson (Blood Brothers)
Secret Love - Doris Day (Calamity Jane)
A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
It's the Hard-Knock Life - Toni Ann Gisondi & Aileen Quinn (Annie)
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - Blues Brothers
One Night In Bangkok - Murray Head (Chess)
Ol' Man River (Stereo Version) - William Warfield (Show Boat)
Talk to the Animals (1967: From Dr. Dolittle)
Disney - Lion King - Hakuna Matata
Greased Lightnin' - Jeff Conaway & John Travolta
Summertime from Porgy & Bess George Gershwin
Over the Rainbow (From "Wizard of Oz") - Judy Garland - Morning Original
Come What May - Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge)
Suddenly, Seymour (From 'Little Shop of Horrors') Little Shop of Horrors
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Morning Cover
Popular - Wicked Sensation (Wicked)
Aquarius - Galt McDermott & Tom Pierson (Hair)
The Music of the Night - Original London Cast (Phantom Of The Opera)

1 comment:

Buzz Stephens said...

Speaking of Judy Garland, this week over at the Yahoo version of The Judy Garland Experience beloved entertainer from the 20th century, Sammy Davis Jr, takes a crack at the Judy Garland songbook. Sammy sings 'em all, including The Man That Got Away, Over The Rainbow, But Not For Me, and many other Garland classics. He even sings two duets with the great lady herself, as well as one with her daughter Liza.
This kind of show biz, and this kind of entertainment doesn't exist anymore!

Another great file posted over at the Yahoo Judy Garland Experience is a radio program that features an interview with a talkative flight attendant who recounts an adventurous red eye flight she took with Judy and her hairdresser, Orville, back in 1963.
This one is a real hoot!

Other new files over at the Yahoo version of The Judy Garland Experience include two episodes of the Charlie MCCarthy radio show. One is from June 7, 1942, and the other is from December 7, 1941, better known as Pearl Harbor Day.
This nerve wracking broadcast which featured Judy, along with Abbott And Costello ,was constantly interrupted with news of various countries making declarations of war!
Nevermind that Judy rises to the occasion and offers up some great entertainment, this was history in the making!

Even if you are not a Judy fan you might want to check out this broadcast for it's historical significance alone!

And if that isn't enough several parodies of the song The Lady Is A Tramp, as sung by Frank Sinatra have been posted over at the Yahoo experience. Frank salutes his friends Orson Welles, Maureen Starkey, and Spiro Agnew, as well as remarkable duets of the song with the great Ella Fitzgerald which were recorded over the span of 33 years. There is even an ultra rare rendition performed by Frank with Buddy Greco!

There are also tons of other rare audio files by Judy and others.
For those of you who aren't familiar with The Judy Garland Experience it is an exciting group on yahoo that features lively and informative discussions, and the rarest audio, video, and photo files of Judy anywhere! The membership includes Garland family members, people who knew and worked with Judy, other celebrities, authors, film makers, and fans of all levels and persuasions. The only one missing is you.

Please stop by The Judy Garland Experience and check it out. I promise you won't be disappointed.