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Musical theater from off the beaten path. Obscure and unusual show tunes from within the canon and without, flops, failures, and the newest works from up-and-coming artists—plus tried-and-true hits. Also, occasional appearances from songs that are not show tunes (but only if they go really well with show tunes).

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
Sting  The Ballad of Mack the Knife   Options Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill  A&M Records  1985  Music: Kurt Weill Lyrics: Bertolt Brecht (translated into English by Ralph Manheim & John Willett) 
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Thomas Hampson & London Symphony Orchestra  Two Little Babes in the Wood   Options Night and Day: Thomas Hampson Sings Cole Porter  EMI Classics  1991  Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter 
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Alexander Hanson & National Symphony Orchestra  You Were Never Lovelier   Options After Hours on Broadway  Madacy  1996  Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Johnny Mercer 
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Arthur Siegel, Helen Gallagher & Carleton Carpenter  Life Was Pie for the Pioneer   Options Ben Bagley's E.Y. Harburg Revisited  Painted Smiles  1980  Music: Burton Lane Lyrics: E.Y. Harburg 
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Estelle Parsons  My Prince   Options Too Many Girls  Painted Smiles  1977  Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Lorenz Hart 
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Martin Smith & Ann Morrison  Peg O' My Heart/Peg and Jerry   Options Peg (Original London Cast)  Jay Productions Ltd.  2003  Music & Lyrics: David Heneker 
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New Philharmonia Orchestra  Overture from Les Cloches de Corneville   Options Overtures & Ballet Music of the 19th Century  Decca Music Group Limited  2018  Music: Robert Planquette 
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Adam Ramet  Carmen Up to Data Polka   Options No Album  No Label  Unknown  Music: Meyer Lutz    0:31:17 (Pop‑up)
Victorian Musical Boxes  A Greek Slave and San Toy   Options The Gay 90s  Saydisc  2012  Music: Sidney Jones & Lionel Monckton 
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US Coast Guard Band  The Idol's Eye   Options Heritage of the March Volume 20 - Herbert - Berg  The Robert Hoe Collection  2011  Music: Victor Herbert 
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Wayne Marshall  I'll Build A Stairway to Paradise   Options Organ Improvisations  Delos  1999  Music: George Gershwin 
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Clown Bible Ensemble  Judas   Options Unknown Album  Unknown  2007  Music & Lyrics: Dave Malloy    0:47:16 (Pop‑up)
Gone Tomoro Ensemble  The Lights of Freedom   Options Gone Tomoro Musical  Galt MacDermot  2015  Music: Galt MacDermot Lyrics: Tim Murphy 
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Jason Robert Brown  A Song About Your Gun   Options How We React and How We Recover  Ghostlight  2018  Music & Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown 
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Krystina Alabado & Emma Hunton  The Mad Ones   Options The Mad Ones (Studio Cast Recording)  Craft Recordings  2019  Music & Lyrics: Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk 
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Sleeping Beauty The Musical Ensemble  Celebrate the Dawn   Options Sleeping Beauty the Musical (Original Soundtrack Recording)  No Label  2017  Music: Simon Hanson & Peter Vint Lyrics: Ian Curran 
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Ada Jones & Billy Murray  I Can't Say You're the Only One   Options I Can't Say You're the Only One  Edison  1909  Music: Ivan Caryll & Lionel Monckton Lyrics: Adrian Ross & Basil Hood    1:07:08 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Singer and Pianist  I Was Walking 'Round the Ocean   Options No Album  No Label  Unknown  Music: Gustav Kerker Lyrics: Hugh Morton    1:09:03 (Pop‑up)
The Two Bobs  The Wedding Glide   Options The Wedding Glide  Columbia  1913  Music & Lyrics: Louis Hirsch    1:12:21 (Pop‑up)
Debroy Somers Band  I'll Say to You   Options Little Boy Blues/I'll Say to You  Columbia  1928  Music: Noel Gay Lyrics: Donovan Parsons    1:14:46 (Pop‑up)
Billy Murray  Oh! What a Little Whopper   Options Oh! What a Little Whopper/I Might Be Your Once-In-A-While  Okeh  1920  Music: Rudolf Friml Lyrics: Bide Dudley & Otto Harbach    1:17:18 (Pop‑up)
 
Susan Chilcott & Francesc Garrigosa  Love Moves By Night   Options Pepita Jimenez  Harmonia Mundi  2006  Music: Isaac Albeniz Lyrics: Francis Money-Coutts 
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Vera Mann  In Het Gesticht   Options Sacco & Vanzetti  Philips  1996  Music: Dirk Brosse Lyrics: Frank Van Laecke & Paul Berkenman    1:25:46 (Pop‑up)
Wyn Davies  I Love a Piano   Options Just Wyn, Vol. 2  Stone Records  2015  Music & Lyrics: Irving Berlin 
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Rosemary Clooney  Thrill Me   Options Great Girl Singers, Sing 22 Original Hits  Hindsight Records  1988  Music: Lewis E. Gensler Lyrics: E.Y. Harburg 
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Cleavant Derricks, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Holliday & Sheryl Lee Ralph  Fake Your Way to the Top   Options Dreamgirls: Original Broadway Cast Album  Verve  2007  Music: Henry Krieger Lyrics: Tom Eyen 
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Harry Macdonough  I Love You All the Time   Options I Love You All the Time  Victor  1904  Music: Leo Edwards Lyrics: Vincent Bryan    1:42:03 (Pop‑up)
Victor Concert Orchestra  Oh! Oh! Delphine   Options Oh! Oh! Delphine  Victor  1912  Music: Ivan Caryll 
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Franklyn Baur with Cass Hagan and His Park Central Hotel Orchestra  Here Am I Broken Hearted   Options Here Am I Broken Hearted/Havana  Columbia  1927  Music: Ray Henderson Lyrics: Lew Brown & B.G. DeSylva 
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Francis Carter  The Birth of the Blues   Options That Devilin' Tune: A Jazz History (1895-1950), Vol. 1 (1895-1927)  West Hill Radio Archives  2011  Music: Ray Henderson 
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Gerry Mulligan Quartet  What is There to Say?   Options What Is There to Say?  Columbia  1959  Music: Vernon Duke 
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Ray Charles & Cleo Laine  Summertime   Options Porgy & Bess  RCA  1976  Music: George Gershwin Lyrics: DuBose Heyward 
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Listener comments!

Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:01pm diciassette:

Ahoy! Not even Sting can spoil this song!
Avatar 🎭 7:02pm Listener Gregory:

Hal Willner?
Avatar 🎭 7:05pm Listener Gregory:

Yes, Hal Willner!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:05pm WR:

alas, will have to listen later. on work call for the next two hours.
Avatar 🎭 7:07pm Listener Gregory:

I also have a thing, so I'm only here for the first hour, off and on. Sob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@diciassette: sadly the critics thought he spoiled it...love the orchestrations tho!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Aw well glad you can stop by briefly WR and Gregory :)
Avatar 🎭 7:10pm Listener Gregory:

BB, the performance you played is from that recording, though, and not the failed show?
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Bronwyn! Sponging the beer off from Stashu's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Bronwyn Bishop:

fun fact: the illustrations for these ben bagley album covers were done by "the fantasticks" composer harvey schmidt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Gregory: correct!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Henry: Someday Stashu and I should co-host a show of polka covers of theatre songs
Avatar 🎭 7:21pm Listener Gregory:

Love the rhyme "chonces" and "glonces."
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:24pm diciassette:

As soon as I'm done putting together this Ikea I'm getting into the free beer that yesterday diciassette left in the refrigerator
Avatar 🎭 7:28pm Listener Gregory:

@diciassette, I recommend beer first, then Ikea. It makes the construction a lot more "interesting."
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:31pm diciassette:

That was my original plan until I got caught up in figuring out what those extra parts were for...
Avatar 🎭 7:36pm Listener Gregory:

This is one of the most impressive performances by a slave toy I have ever heard.
Avatar 🎭 7:45pm Listener Gregory:

I'm having flashbacks to Judy Garland singing "Stairway to Paradise." Can anyone confirm that, or is it just the drugs talking?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm holland oats:

😲
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:49pm diciassette:

Listener diciassette cannot confirm anything, but he will have what Listener Gregory is having!
Avatar 🎭 7:49pm Listener Gregory:

This is one of the most impressive songs by a clown ensemble I have heard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Gregory: A quick google doesn't suggest Judy ever sang it, but Liza did
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Holland Oats: Hi!! I am intrigued by your shocked emoji
Avatar 🎭 7:53pm Listener Gregory:

@BB, yes, I think you're right about Stairway.
Unfortunately, I have to leave now but will get the rest of the show from the future. Thanks! Intriguing show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm Bronwyn Bishop:

bye bye!!!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:00pm diciassette:

hej då!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Bronwyn and bloop birds!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm Bronwyn Bishop:

hi Ken!!! :D
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Webhamster Henry:

WFMU: More Billy Murray than you thought he ever recorded.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Bronwyn Bishop:

All the audience members in this recording laughing at this comic song from 1901: i.kym-cdn.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Henry: WFMU- where Billy Murray is more popular than Bill Murray
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:31pm diciassette:

Just Wyn, baby!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:40pm Webhamster Henry:

The original Wizard was a huge hit! Baum made a sequel about the Wogglebug that was a huge bomb!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Webhamster Henry:

www.shop.hungrytigerpress.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Bronwyn Bishop:

The Woggle-Bug...I am intrigued
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Webhamster Henry:

I got that Hungry Tiger original OZ music collection - but not the Woggle Bug sheet music.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:58pm diciassette:

thanks Bronwyn!
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