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American Musical Sampler

10/30/10 12:00PM

VPR/Dave McGowen
Left to right: Technical Director, Joe Pepper, Betty Smith, Tim Johnson & John Van Hoesen

The American Musical Sampler is VPR's annual afternoon of music from the Broadway stage. Join VPR's Tim Johnson, Betty Smith and John Van Hoesen as they dig into the archive for classic Broadway favorites, little known gems and a special look at the 45th anniversary of the release of the film, The Sound Of Music.

Playlist

12:00pm

Gypsy Overture
Composer: Jule Styne
Ensemble: Original Broadway Cast
CD/Album: Gypsy Original Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: Sony Classical/Columbia Legacy SK 60848
Release Year: 1959
 
 

12:06pm

Comedy Tonight
Artist Name: Nathan Lane
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Ensemble: Original Broadway Cast
Conductor: Seymour Red Press
Soloists: Nathan Lane
CD/Album: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
Record co./Cat #: Angel 7243 8 52223 20
Release Year: 1996
 
 

12:14pm

No, No, Nanette: Overture
Composer: Vincent Youmans
Soloists:
CD/Album: No, No, Nanette
Record co./Cat #: Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. SK60890
Release Year: 1971,1999
 
 

12:20pm

Many Moons Ago
Composer: Mary Rodgers
Soloists: Harry Snow
CD/Album: Once Upon a Mattress
Record co./Cat #: MCA Records MCAD-10768
Release Year: 1993
 
 

12:24pm

Shy
Composer: Mary Rodgers
Soloists: Carol Burnett, Joe Bova/Ensemble
CD/Album: Once Upon a Mattress
Record co./Cat #: MCA Records MCAD-10768
Release Year: 1993
 
 

12:27pm

Happily Everafter
Composer: Mary Rodgers
Soloists: Carol Burnett
CD/Album: Once Upon a Mattress
Record co./Cat #: MCA Records MCAD-10768
Release Year: 1993
 
 

12:33pm

My Man
Composer: Maurice Yvain/Channing Pollock
Soloists: Fanny Brice
CD/Album: Warner Bros. 75 Years of Film Music
Record co./Cat #: Waqrner Bros. Rhino R275287
Release Year: 1928
 
 

12:36pm

People
Composer: Jule Styne
Soloists: Barbra Streisand
CD/Album: Original Broadway Cast Funny Girl
Record co./Cat #: Angel ZDM76466125
Release Year: 1964
 
 

12:39pm

Don't Rain On My Parade
Composer: Jule Styne
Soloists: Leah Michelle
CD/Album: Glee: The Music, Vol. 1
Record co./Cat #: Sony 754090
 
 

12:43pm

Before the Parade Passes By
Composer: Jerry Herman
Soloists: Carol Channing
CD/Album: Helly Dolly Original Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: Masterworks Broadway 749921
Release Year: 1964
 
 

12:48pm

Never Never Land
Composer: Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Soloists: Mary Martin
CD/Album: Peter Pan
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 37622RG
Release Year: 1954
 
 

12:52pm

I'm Flying
Composer: Kathy Nolan, Margalo Gillmore
Soloists: Mary Martin
CD/Album: Peter Pan
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 37622RG
Release Year: 1954
 
 

12:56pm

Captain Hook's Waltz
Composer: Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Soloists: Cyril Ritchard and Pirates
CD/Album: Peter Pan
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 37622RG
Release Year: 1954
 
 

1:01pm

When You're an Addams
Soloists: Nathan Lane, Bebe Neuwirth
CD/Album: The Addams Family Original Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: Decca US 001428002
Release Year: 2010
 
 

1:06pm

Of Thee I Sing
Composer: Geroge Gershwin
Soloists: Sarah Vaughan
CD/Album: The George Gershwin Songbook
Record co./Cat #: Polygram Records Inc. 846896-2
Release Year: 1990
 
 

1:10pm

Strike Up the Band
Composer: George Gershwin
Soloists: Judy Garland
CD/Album: Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney Collection
Record co./Cat #: Rhino 081227795863
Release Year: 2006
 
 

1:13pm

Someone to Watch Over Me
Composer: George Gershwin
Soloists: Barbara Ruick
CD/Album: Oh Kay
Record co./Cat #: Sony Classical/Columbia/Legacy SK 60703
Release Year: 1957,1998
 
 

1:22pm

Don't Cry For Me Argentina
Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice
Soloists: Patti Lupone and Company
CD/Album: Best of Broadway
Record co./Cat #: Rhino R2 71885
Release Year: 1996
 
 

1:29pm

Finishing the Hat
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Soloists: Mandy Patinkin
CD/Album: Sunday In the Park With George
Record co./Cat #: Masterworks Broadway 82876686382
Release Year: 2007
 
 

1:33pm

Sunday
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Soloists: Mandy Patinkin and Comapny
CD/Album: Sunday In the Park With George
Record co./Cat #: Masterworks Broadway 82876686382
Release Year: 2007
 
 

1:39pm

Where or When
Composer: Richard Rodgers
Soloists: Mary Martin
CD/Album: Babes in Arms
Record co./Cat #: Stage Door Records B001R347RQ
Release Year: 2008
 
 

1:42pm

My Heart Stood Still
Composer: Richard Rodgers
Soloists: Frank Sinatra
CD/Album: The Concert Sinatra
Record co./Cat #: 101 Distribution B002P7HYTG
Release Year: 1990
 
 

1:48pm

You've Got To Pick a Pocket or Two
Composer: Lionel Bart
Soloists: Clive Revill,Hope Jackman,Bruce Prochnik, The Boys
CD/Album: Oliver! Original Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 4113-2-RG
Release Year: 1962
 
 

1:51pm

My Name
Composer: Lionel Bart
Soloists: Danny Sewell
CD/Album: Oliver! Original Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 4113-2-RG
Release Year: 1962
 
 

1:53pm

Reviewing the Situation
Composer: Lionel Bart
Soloists: Clive Revill
CD/Album: Oliver! Original Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 4113-2-RG
Release Year: 1962
 
 

2:00pm

Be Back Soon
Composer: Lionel Bart
Soloists: Ron Moody
CD/Album: Oliver! Original London Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: Decca 422820590-2
Release Year: 1960
 
 

2:06pm

Do Re Mi
Composer: Rodgers/Hammerstein
Soloists: Julie Andrews/Ensemble
CD/Album: The Sound of Music Original Soundtrack
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor/Legacy 88697790862
Release Year: 2010
 
 

2:16pm

The Sound of Music
Composer: Rodgers/Hammerstein
Soloists: Christopher Plummer/Ensemble
CD/Album: The Sound of Music Original Soundtrack
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor/Legacy 82876686382
Release Year: 2010
 
 

2:23pm

So Long, Farewell
Composer: Rodgers/Hammerstein
Soloists: Children/Ensemble
CD/Album: The Sound of Music Original Soundtrack
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor/Legacy 82876686382
Release Year: 2010
 
 

2:30pm

Why Am I Me
Composer: Gary Geld
Soloists: Joseph Shapiro and Chip Ford
CD/Album: Shenandoah Original Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 3736-2-RG
Release Year: 1975
 
 

2:32pm

Freedom
Composer: Gary Geld
Soloists: Donna Theodore and Chip Ford
CD/Album: Shenandoah Original Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 3736-2-RG
Release Year: 1975
 
 

2:37pm

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Composer: William Finn
Soloists: Ensemble
CD/Album: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Record co./Cat #: Ghostlight Records 791558440712
Release Year: 2005
 
 

2:41pm

The Spelling Rules
Composer: William Finn
Soloists: Jay Reiss/Ensemble
CD/Album: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Record co./Cat #: Ghostlight Records 791558440712
Release Year: 2005
 
 

2:43pm

I'm Not That Smart
Composer: William Finn
Soloists: Jesse Tyler Ferguson
CD/Album: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Record co./Cat #: Ghostlight Records 791558440712
Release Year: 2005
 
 

2:48pm

This Time of the Year, 1088
Composer: Burton Lane/E.Y. Harburg
Soloists: Terri White and Ryan Reddy
CD/Album: Finian's Rainbow New Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: PS Classics 1088
Release Year: 2010
 
 

2:52pm

Old Devil Moon, 1088
Composer: Burton Lane/E.Y. Harburg
Soloists: Kate Baldwin
CD/Album: Finian's Rainbow New Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: PS Classics 1088
Release Year: 2010
 
 

2:57pm

Buddy on the Nightshift
Composer: Kurt Weill
Soloists: Andrea Marcovicci
CD/Album: Kurt Weill in America
Record co./Cat #: Andreasong B000T988CE
Release Year: 2007
 
 

3:00pm

Mack the Knife
Composer: Kurt Weill
Soloists: Louis Armstrong
CD/Album: The Essential Louis Armstrong
Record co./Cat #: Sony B0002JE8WU
Release Year: 2004
 
 

3:05pm

Good Bye Old Girl
Composer: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Soloists: Robert Shafer and Stephen Douglass
CD/Album: Damn Yankees
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 3938-2-RG
Release Year: 1988,1955
 
 

3:09pm

Heart
Composer: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Soloists: Russ Brown, JimmIe Komack, Nathaniel Frey, Albert Linville
CD/Album: Damn Yankees
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 3938-2-RG
Release Year: 1988,1955
 
 

3:13pm

Whatever Lola Wants
Composer: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Soloists: Gwen Verdon
CD/Album: Damn Yankees
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 3938-2-RG
Release Year: 1988,1955
 
 

3:21pm

Small World, 83858
Composer: Jule Styne
Soloists: Bernardette Peters
CD/Album: Gypsy The New Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: Angel
Release Year: 2003
 
 

3:25pm

Everything's Coming Up Roses
Composer: Jule Styne
Soloists: Ethel Merman
CD/Album: Gypsy Original Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: Sony Classical/Columbia/Legacy SK 60848
Release Year: 1959
 
 

3:18pm

Some People, 7769
Composer: Jule Styne
Soloists: Patti Lupone
CD/Album: Gypsy 2008 Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: Time Life Records
Release Year: 2008
 
 

3:30pm

If You Could See Her Through My Eyes
Composer: John Kander
Soloists: Joel Grey
CD/Album: Cabaret Original Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. SK 60533
Release Year: 1966
 
 

3:33pm

Cabaret
Composer: John Kander
Soloists: Liza Minnelli
CD/Album: Liza Minnelli-16 Biggest Hits
Record co./Cat #: Sony Music B00004UASW
Release Year: 2000
 
 

3:39pm

Mamma Mia
Composer: Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
Soloists: Siobhan McCarthy and Ensemble
CD/Album: Mamma Mia The Musical
Record co./Cat #: Decca 314543115-2
Release Year: 1999
 
 

3:42pm

Money, Money, Money
Composer: Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
Soloists: Siobhan McCarthy,Louise Plowright,Jenny Galloway
CD/Album: Mamma Mia The Musical
Record co./Cat #: Decca 314543115-2
Release Year: 1999
 
 

3:45pm

Dancing Queen
Composer: Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
Soloists: Siobhan McCarthy,Louise Plowright,Jenny Galloway
CD/Album: Mamma Mia The Musical
Record co./Cat #: Decca 314543115-2
Release Year: 1999
 
 

3:51pm

Springtime For Hitler
Composer: Mel Brooks
Soloists: Eric Gunhus,Gary Beach, Cady Huffman and Ensemble
CD/Album: The Producers
Record co./Cat #: Sony Classical SK 89646
Release Year: 2001
 
 

4:00pm

I'm Tired
Composer: Mel Brooks
Soloists: Madeline Kahn
CD/Album: Warner Bros. 75 Years of Film Music
Record co./Cat #: Warner Bros. Rhino R275287
Release Year: 1974
 
 

4:07pm

Handful of Keys
Composer: Thomas Waller
Soloists: Ensemble
CD/Album: Ain't Misbehavin' Original Broadway Cast Album 1978
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor Broadway B000002W45
Release Year: 1990
 
 

4:10pm

This Joint is Jumpin'
Composer: Thomas Waller
Soloists: Ensemble
CD/Album: Ain't Misbehavin' Original Broadway Cast Album 1978
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor Broadway B000002W45
Release Year: 1990
 
 

4:13pm

Memory
Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Soloists: Cynthia Onrubia Betty Buckley
CD/Album: Best of Broadway
Record co./Cat #: Rhino R2 71885
Release Year: 1995
 
 

4:19pm

Till There Was You
Composer: Meredith Willson
Soloists: Barbara Cook and Robert Preston
CD/Album: Best of Broadway
Record co./Cat #: Rhino R2 71885
Release Year: 1995
 
 

4:23pm

I Love a Piano
Composer: Irving Berlin
Soloists: Barbara Cook
CD/Album: Barbara Cook It's Better With a Band
Record co./Cat #: DRG Records B00006GOET
Release Year: 2002
 
 

4:28pm

Over the Rainbow
Composer: Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Soloists: Judy Garland
CD/Album: The Wizard of Oz Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Record co./Cat #: Turner Entertainment R2 7199
 
 

4:31pm

You and Me
Composer: Henry Mancini
Soloists: Julie Andrews and Robert Preston
CD/Album: Victor/Victoria
Record co./Cat #: GNP Crescendo GNPD8038
Release Year: 1982
 
 

4:35pm

You're the Top
Composer: Cole Porter
Soloists: Patti Lupone
CD/Album: Anything Goes the New Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: Lincoln Center Music 7769-2-RC
Release Year: 1988
 
 

4:39pm

Only an Older Woman
Composer: Peter Allen
Soloists: Hugh Jackman Isabel Keating Timothy FitzGerald John Hill
CD/Album: The Boy From Oz
Record co./Cat #: Decca Broadway B0001578-02
Release Year: 2003
 
 

4:43pm

A Real Nice Clambake
Composer: Rodgers/Hammerstein
Soloists: Katherine Hilgenberg/Ensemble
CD/Album: Musical Theater of Lincoln Center Carousel
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 09026-68071-2
Release Year: 1987
 
 

4:48pm

All the Things You Are
Composer: Jerome Kern
Soloists: Carly Simon
CD/Album: Carly Simon - Moonlight Serenade
Record co./Cat #: Sony BMG Music Entertainment B001GT8DOS
Release Year: 2005
 
 

4:52pm

Ah! Paris/Broadway Baby
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Soloists: Fifi D'Orsay/ Ethel Shutta
CD/Album: Follies Original Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: Angel ZDM 7 64666 2
Release Year: 1971
 
 

4:56pm

The Ballad of Sweeney Todd
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Soloists: Ensemble
CD/Album: Sweeney Todd Original Broadway Cast Recording
Record co./Cat #: Masterworks Broadway 82876-68639-2
Release Year: 1979
 
 

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