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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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Options May 21, 2021: Attack of the Show Tunes

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
Scrambled Feet Off Broadway Cast  Goin' to the Theatre   Options Scrambled Feet (Original Off-Broadway Cast)  DRG  1995  Music & Lyrics: John Driver & Jeffrey Haddow    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
 
Dorothy Loudon  Not a Care in the World   Options Ben Bagley's Vernon Duke Revisited, Vol. 3  Painted Smiles  2007  Music: Vernon Duke Lyrics: John La Touche & Harold Adamson 
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0:05:20 (Pop‑up)
Lloyd Price  The Man Who Took the Valise Off the Floor of Grand Central Station at Noon   Options The Man Who Took the Valise Off the Floor of Grand Central Station at Noon/I Won't Cry Anymore  Reprise Records  1966  Music & Lyrics: Billy Meshel, George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore 
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0:08:48 (Pop‑up)
ClownAround Original Cast  Animal Band   Options ClownAround (Original Cast Recording)  Sony Music Entertainment  1972  Music: Moose Charlap Lyrics: Alvin Cooperman 
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0:11:20 (Pop‑up)
Bernadette Peters  I'll Still Be Here   Options No Album  No Label  1971  Music & Lyrics: Al Carmines    0:15:10 (Pop‑up)
D.R. Allen & Ensemble  How to Steal an Election   Options How to Steal an Election  RCA/Legacy  2018  Music & Lyrics: Oscar Brand 
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0:17:41 (Pop‑up)
 
Mr. & Mrs. Wheeler  Ah Yes, I Love Thee   Options Unknown  Unknown  1911  Music: Reginald de Koven Lyrics: Harry B. Smith    0:20:44 (Pop‑up)
Gladys Rice  Flora Bella   Options Flora Bella  Edison  1916  Music: Milton Schwarzwald Lyrics: Earl Carroll    0:24:01 (Pop‑up)
Frank Luther with the Arden Ohman Orchestra  Why?   Options Why?  Victor  1929  Music: J. Fred Coots Lyrics: Arthur Swanstrom & Benny Davis    0:27:03 (Pop‑up)
Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra  Selections from Fifty Miles from Boston   Options That Teasin' Rag: Vintage American Arrangements from the Ragtime Era  Rivermont  2018  Music: George M. Cohan 
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0:30:15 (Pop‑up)
Henry Burr & Albert Campbell  So Long Letty   Options So Long Letty  Little Wonder  Unknown  Music & Lyrics: Earl Carroll    0:38:19 (Pop‑up)
 
Diana Rigg  The Room Is Filled With You   Options No Album  No Label  1982  Music: Harvey Schmidt Lyrics: Tom Jones    0:42:39 (Pop‑up)
Noel Coward  We Were Dancing   Options We Were Dancing  Monmouth Evergreen ‎  Unknown  Music & Lyrics: Noel Coward 
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0:46:32 (Pop‑up)
Adam Cooper & Daniel Crossley  Moses Supposes   Options Singin' in the Rain (2012 London Cast Album)  First Night  2012  Music: Roger Edens Lyrics: Betty Comden & Adolph Green 
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0:49:29 (Pop‑up)
Kathleen Murray, Angelo Mango & Jeanne Allen  Leave It to Jane   Options Leave It to Jane  AEI  1959  Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse 
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0:51:35 (Pop‑up)
Gregory Hines  Low Down Blues   Options Eubie! A New Musical Revue - Original Broadway Cast Recording  Kritzerland  2016  Music: Eubie Blake Lyrics: Noble Sissle 
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0:53:51 (Pop‑up)
 
Davis Gaines & June Angela  Born To Be Together   Options Sayonara Love Theme, Songs from Shogun & Other Broadway Asiana  Footlight  Unknown  Music & Lyrics: John Driver 
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1:01:50 (Pop‑up)
Joey Richter & Joe Walker  Me and My Dick   Options Me and My Dick  StarKid Productions  2009  Music & Lyrics: A.J. Holmes, Carlos Valdes & Darren Criss 
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1:03:39 (Pop‑up)
Robert Evan, Marc Kudisch & Lynn Halverson  Zoro Rides   Options Z - the Masked Musical of Zorro  Rwc Twin Productions  2007  Music & Lyrics: Robert W. Cabell 
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1:06:22 (Pop‑up)
Daniela Rainischová, Norbert Lichý & Kateřina Krejčí  Zimni Bal   Options Mrazík - Pohádkový Muzikál Na Ledě  Popron Music  1999  Music & Lyrics: Boris Urbánek & Nikolaj Budaškin 
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1:09:45 (Pop‑up)
Barbara Dickson  Spend, Spend, Spend   Options Spend, Spend, Spend (Original London Cast)  Footlight  1999  Music: Steve Brown Lyrics: Steve Brown & Justin Greene 
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1:11:58 (Pop‑up)
 
Craig Carnelia  Pictures in the Hall   Options Pictures in the Hall: Songs of Craig Carnelia  Original Cast  1991  Music & Lyrics: Craig Carnelia 
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1:21:57 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Buffett  Public Relations   Options Don't Stop the Carnival  Margaritaville  1998  Music & Lyrics: Jimmy Buffett 
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1:23:45 (Pop‑up)
Premiata Forneria Marconi  Il Mio Nome e Dracula   Options Dracula  CD Musiza  2005  Music & Lyrics: Premiata Forneria Marconi 
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1:27:41 (Pop‑up)
Mark Rust, Amy Fradon & Vicki Russel  Guilt   Options Discovering Magenta (Original Studio Cast)  Discovering Magenta  2008  Music: Michael Bitterman Lyrics: James Corey Kaufman 
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1:34:45 (Pop‑up)
Laguna Playhouse Players  Gunmetal Blues   Options Gunmetal Blues  LML Music  2005  Music & Lyrics: Craig Bohmler & Marion Adler 
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Jackie Burns  Just The Beginning   Options Unknown  Unknown  Unknown  Music & Lyrics: Danny K. Bernstein    1:42:53 (Pop‑up)
Bill Daugherty & Original Cast of The Farmer Weds a Widow  Pick Yourself a Lucky Star   Options The Farmer Weds a Widow (US Studio Cast)  Original Cast  2007  Music & Lyrics: Bernie Bierman 
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1:45:33 (Pop‑up)
Mick Moloney  The Mulligan Guards   Options McNally's Row of Flats  Compass Records  2006  Music: David Braham Lyrics: Ned Harrigan 
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Wynn Murray  Comes Love   Options No Album  No Label  1939  Music: Sam H. Stept Lyrics: Lew Brown & Charlies Tobias    1:51:50 (Pop‑up)
Nora Bayes  Regretful Blues   Options Regretful Blues  Columbia  1918  Music & Lyrics: Cliff Hess & Grant Clarke 
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1:53:34 (Pop‑up)
 
Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells  You and Me (But Mostly Me)   Options The Book of Mormon (Original Broadway Cast Recording)  Ghostlight  2011  Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez & Matt Stone 
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1:59:45 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hi everyone, I'm about to talk about a legal thing with WFMU that was resolved after I recorded the show so please ignore it- here's the update:

Many thanks to the hundreds of listeners who sent us emails of support in our efforts to keep our real estate tax exemption with Jersey City. We have good news - the city's tax office has reversed their decision and has told us that our exemption will soon be put back into place.



We are still collecting all the emails that have already been sent in as support materials until this matter is legally finalized. but no more emails are needed at this time.



Thank you to our listeners for coming through for WFMU once again.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Hi Bronyn, I saw a post on FB today that New Jersey has backed down and they don't need more letters (I sent one!)
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

I was listening to you, not reading, sorry!
Avatar 7:04pm Andrew Hollywood:

Glad to hear that news :)
Avatar 🎭 7:05pm Listener Gregory:

@SC Lizzie, always read the fine print!
Avatar 🎭 7:05pm Listener Gregory:

Bronwyn, congratulations on scoring that ticket! Very exciting.
Avatar 🎭 7:05pm TonyR:

Yeah, every DJ for 4 days has said on air "Thanks, but enough with the letters." Official statement has been that JC has relented for now, but the war is not necessarily over.
Avatar 🎭 7:06pm TonyR:

AJH was the only show I mentioned by name in my letter. FWIW.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Musical Theatre Lovers!
Avatar 🎭 7:09pm TonyR:

LLoyd Price!
Avatar 🎭 7:10pm Listener Gregory:

Maybe we need to more consciously think about making explicit educational content in the programming and comments. I think the station is highly educational, but it might take putting into the playlists headings like "Review of the cultural history of Afro-pop" or "The influence of Broadway musicals on French cabaret music" or something. Seriously. This is the kind of stuff that makes a difference in legal contexts.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Webhamster Henry:

Last week was all Shakespeare. How'd you do on the quiz?
Avatar 🎭 7:14pm Listener Gregory:

I was absent, thank God. I hadn't done the reading.
Avatar 🎭 7:15pm TonyR:

In my High School AP English class, we had to listen to Richard Burton's "Hamlet" on vinyl every day (torture) until a friend and I sneaked into the materials room and "hid" the damned album like an Easter Egg. It was enough to end the pain.
Avatar 🎭 7:16pm Listener Gregory:

@TonyR, I think I heard that at about the same age. I remember him as being very screechy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hi everyone! @Tony: Thanks so much for mentioning my show in your letter :)))
Avatar 🎭 7:18pm TonyR:

I recall his over the top bluster being the main problem, bur that was a long time ago.
Avatar 🎭 7:22pm Listener Gregory:

Acting!
Avatar 🎭 7:24pm Listener Gregory:

Boy this MP3 is badly warped.
Avatar 🎭 7:26pm TonyR:

They only had s**tty free encoders back then.
Avatar 🎭 7:27pm TonyR:

"Edison". So, a cylinder?
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:28pm WR:

what can you expect from 104 year old shellac. TonyR, looking it up. forgot when cylinders went out.
Avatar 🎭 7:29pm Listener Gregory:

In spite of the surface noise, Flora Bella was quite enjoyable. You could somehow hear all the music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Tony: Yes, that was a Blue Amberol cylinder
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:32pm Webhamster Henry:

This a real soft-shoey Harrigan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Bronwyn Bishop:

guys I have been watching 70s films in preparation for writing a musical about Heaven's Gate, does anyone have favorite 70s film recs? so far I have watched the deer hunter, godfather, dog day afternoon, towering inferno & poseidon adventure (a motley crew i know)
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:36pm Webhamster Henry:

NASHVILLE! That's the music to write - it already HAS the music!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:36pm doctorjazz:

Hi folks!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:37pm doctorjazz:

We've REALLY gone back here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Henry: perf nashville goes on the list for sure
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm melinda:

There are so many good 70s films. Any particular categories?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hi doctorjazz!! Welcome to 1916
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Webhamster Henry:

After Poseidon and Airport, the studios all said - Disaster Movies! They Make Money!And made so so many.
Then Jaws came out and they all said "Scary big animals ! They make money!"
Then Star Wars came out. "SPACE OPERAS!"
But outside of the blockbusters were all the Altman, Cassavetes, and quirky little films like Scarecrow, and of course blaxpolitation flix with Pam Grier and great soundtracks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm melinda:

Harold and Maude, McCabe and Mrs. Miller both had great music too.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:43pm WR:

Zing with the info on the Glady Rice. Thank you Bronwyn.

After the recent discussion I got Heaven's Gate, have not rewatched it yet. I also got Ishtar but haven't watched it yet but it was 80s.

70s. Hmmm. Need to look at Wikipedia to refresh my memory.
Avatar 🎭 7:43pm Listener Gregory:

That last set was very educational! I learned a lot about very early musicals, a topic I know nothing about. Thanks, Bronwyn & WFMU!
(Also, it was very good.)
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Webhamster Henry:

Bonne Noël!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:47pm WR:

en.wikipedia.org...
List of highest grossing films of the 70s. Of those One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Blazing Saddles caught my attention.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Webhamster Henry:

"Oh Lady! Lady!" was in the dialog .. which was one of the other Wodehouse/Bolton shows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Melinda!! Great to have you here! I remember watching Harold & Maude in college screenwriting class, aww...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Gregory: glad to be of service ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@WR: Gotta check out Cuckoo's Nest, somehow I haven't seen it even though I love Milos (Hair, Ragtime, Amadeus...)
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:56pm WR:

my break time over, back to customer support calls. Later folks. I saw Eubie Blake once, not playing piano, he was in line next to me to see One Mo' Time.

Laters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm melinda:

@Bronwyn it's one of my favorites. McCabe & Mrs. Miller is an Altman film that featured Leonard Cohen songs. Definitely check out One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Avatar 🎭 8:03pm Listener Gregory:

I heard Eubie in concert after his "rediscovery." I have to say I have never seen a more enthusiastic performer, thrilled to be there and to be finally getting attention. It was a great performance for an almost 90-year-old too.
Avatar 🎭 8:04pm Listener Gregory:

Perhaps don't mention this song to the Jersey City people.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Webhamster Henry:

After The Sting came out and ragtime was all over the place, Eubie resurfaced and was really sharp and entertaining. In fact, his super raggy playing of Joplin tunes were much appreciated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm melinda:

@Gregory haha
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Webhamster Henry:

Last week's Two Gents lyrics were part of the sex-ed course.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Bronwyn Bishop:

This is a rare one- this album was only sold at the theatre during the run of the show
  8:22pm diciassette:

ahoy from i80!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hey diciassette :D
Avatar 🎭 8:26pm Listener Gregory:

The Jimmy Buffett album doesn't actually include "Don't Stop the Carnival," which is a wonderful Sonny Rollins song. @doctorjazz will back me up on this. I hope.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:34pm doctorjazz:

Rollin'sDon't Stop the Carnival is a Tour de force!
Avatar 🎭 8:35pm Listener Gregory:

Whew! Thanks for backing me up, @doctorj.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:36pm doctorjazz:

LG, you got good credit here
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:46pm doctorjazz:

Rebecca tells me Danny Bernstein was up in Ithaca when you two were up there-he accompanied here fora while in College for voice lessons.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Wow- I had no idea! Small world! I will admit I'd never heard of him and was just scrounging around the internet for musicals I hadn't heard of
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:54pm WR:

Back
Avatar 🎭 8:55pm Listener Gregory:

Comes Love is an underappreciated song. I have a recording of jazz trombonist Ray Anderson singing it, I think, and I'd never heard of it before.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:55pm diciassette:

Whew! Docked.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:56pm WR:

That sounds great LG, have long liked Ray Anderson .
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:56pm doctorjazz:

He posts a lot on Tic Toc, if you want to hear other stuff he wrote (Not theater).
Avatar 🎭 8:57pm Listener Gregory:

Boy, 1918 is early for a song with "Blues" in the title.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:57pm doctorjazz:

Also a big Ray Anderson fan, have to see of I have that somewhere.
Avatar 🎭 8:57pm Listener Gregory:

@WR, it's on YouTube, apparently. From his album Wishbone.
Avatar 🎭 8:58pm Listener Gregory:

A truly educational and culturally enriching show tonight, Bronwyn, as always. Sorry I missed last week. Thanks!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:59pm diciassette:

Thanks Bronwyn!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:59pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Bronwyn!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Webhamster Henry:

This was fun! see ya next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Bronwyn Bishop:

aww thanks Gregory! and thank YOU diciassette and doctorjazz!! and Henry!!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 9:01pm WR:

Thank you Bronwyn! I have some catchup listening to do. LG, just looked in a ragtime reference and it said that 1918 was the year that "jazz" and "blues" popularity blew up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Bronwyn Bishop:

i luv all of you
Avatar 🎭 9:02pm Listener Gregory:

@WR, even more education! Thanks.
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