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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 August 14, 2020: The Golden Daylight

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
Larry Stevens  All Through the Day   Options State Fair/Centennial Summer (Original Soundtrack Recording)  Foyer  1946  Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II 
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Shirley Temple  Early Bird   Options Early Bird (Original Recordings from Her Movies 1936-1938)  Salt & Pepper  2013  Music & Lyrics: Lew Pollack, Sidney D. Mitchell & Jack Yellen 
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Mabel Mercer, Stan Freeman & Cy Walter  Experiment   Options How's Your Romance?: Cole Porter in the 1930s, Disc One 1930-1934  Koch International  1994  Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter 
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Frank Sinatra & the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra  Too Romantic   Options Frank Sinatra & the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra  RCA Records  1998  Music: James V. Monaco Lyrics: Johnny Burke 
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Jean Carson & Adelaide Hall  Go and Get Your Old Banjo/Kind to Animals/I Ain't Gonna Marry   Options Love from Judy  Soundtrack Classics  2009  Music: Hugh Martin Lyrics: Hugh Martin & Jack Gray 
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Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd & Duilio Del Prete  Medley: A Picture of Me Without You/At Long Last Love/You're the Top/I Get a Kick Out of You/Just One of Those Things   Options At Long Last Love (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  RCA/Legacy  1975  Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter 
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Henry Mancini & His Orchestra  Overture   Options Darling Lili  Blue Sounds  1999  Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer 
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Kenny Delmar, Mary Hatcher & Will Irwin  The Yodel Blues   Options Texas, L'il Darlin'/You Can't Run Away from It  Decca Broadway  2004  Music: Robert Emmett Dolan Lyrics: Johnny Mercer 
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Arthur Askey  The Thing-Ummy-Bob   Options Band Waggon/Arthur Askey Goes to War  CD41 Recordings  1940  Music: David Heneker Lyrics: Gordon Thompson 
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Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers  My One and Only Highland Fling   Options Vintage Hollywood Classics, Vol. 2  Jube Pops  2013  Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Ira Gershwin 
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Lindsay Mendez  Lost in the Brass   Options Band Geeks: A New Musical (Studio Cast Recording)  Yellow Sound Label  2018  Music: Mark Allen, Gaby Alter & Tommy Newman Lyrics: Gaby Alter & Tommy Newman 
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Melissa Felps  Poor Walking Dead!   Options The Zombies of Penzance (Original Live Cast Recording)  New Line Theatre  2018  Music: Arthur Sullivan Lyrics: Scott Miller 
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The Love Note Musical Ensemble  Girl Talk   Options The Love Note Musical  605289 Records DK  2016  Music & Lyrics: Gail Phaneuf 
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Zelda Williams & Parker Croft  Pyramus and Thisby   Options Were the World Mine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  PS Classics  2013  Music: Jessica Fogle & Tim Sandusky Lyrics: Cory James Krueckeberg (adapted from William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream") 
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Marc Kudisch, Kate Fry & Bobby Steggert  The Bids for Candida   Options A Minister's Wife  PS Classics  2011  Music: Joshua Schmidt Lyrics: Jan Levy Tranen 
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Golf: The Musical Original Cast  That's How You Play Golf   Options Golf: The Musical  Eric Krebs  2004  Music & Lyrics: Michael Roberts 
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Larry Branson  It's Over   Options Only the Lonely: The Roy Orbison Story (Original Cast Recording)  First Night Records  1995  Music & Lyrics: Roy Orbison & Bill Dees 
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Love! At the Cafe! Ensemble  Dreams/Crazy Duet   Options Love! At the Cafe!  Karen Sokolof Javitch  2005  Music: Karen Sokolof Javitch Lyrics: Karen Sokolof Javitch & James Spicer Conant 
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Mrs. Mills  I'm In The Mood For Love   Options Piano Favourites  Parlophone UK   1991  Music: Jimmy McHugh 
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Jeremy Secomb & Capital Voices  We're the Ottomans   Options Mascherato: The Musical (Original Studio Cast Recording)  Michael Elderkin  2020  Music & Lyrics: Michael Elderkin 
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Margie Day  What Does He Think   Options What Does He Think  RCA  1968  Music & Lyrics: Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore & George David Weiss 
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Margie Day  Walk Away   Options Walk Away/Much Too Long  RCA Victor   1967  Music: Elmer Bernstein Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh    1:12:16 (Pop‑up)
Natalie Dessay & Michel Legrand  Nous Sommes Des Soeurs Jumelles   Options Entre Elle Et Lui  Warner Classics International  2013  Music: Michel Legrand Lyrics: Jacques Demy 
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Phillip Sametz & The Mell-O-Tones  Change Partners   Options Hollywood Swings - Hit Songs from the Golden Age of the Movie Musical, 1929-1947  ABC Australia  2001  Music & Lyrics: Irving Berlin 
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Julie Andrews & London Musicians Orchestra  My Love Is a Married Man   Options Here I'll Stay - The Words of Alan Jay Lerner  Universal International Music B.V.   1996  Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner 
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Harry Roy & His Orchestra  Life Is Empty Without Love   Options Fabulous British Dance Bands: Harry Roy's Tiger Ragamuffins & Orchestra from the London Mayfair Hotel (Recorded 1933-1939)  Jube  2013  Music & Lyrics: Unspecified 
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Richard Tauber & Dajos Bela Kunstler-Orchester  Little Pal   Options The Richard Tauber Collection: Vol. 12 - Film Songs (Recordings 1928-1932)  Jube  2013  Music: David Dreyer Lyrics: Billy Rose 
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Leon Berger  Bertie the Bounder   Options The Grossmith Legacy  Diversions  2013  Music: Ivan Caryll & Lionel Monckton Lyrics: Adrian Ross & Percy Greenbank 
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Bob Hope  Goodtime Charlie   Options At the Movies (Bob Hope Vol. 2)  Phoenix USA  2004  Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Johnny Burke 
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Mario Lanza  Una Furtiva Lagrima   Options Mario Lanza Sings His Favorite Arias  Sony Music Entertainment  1951  Music: Gaetano Donizetti Lyrics: Felice Romani 
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Rudy Tronto, Cathryn Damon & Marc London  Confidence   Options The Secret Life of Walter Mitty  Masterworks Broadway  1964  Music: Leon Carr Lyrics: Earl Shuman 
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Dean Elliott & His Big Band  You're the Top   Options Zounds! What Sounds!  Capitol Records  1962  Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter 
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David Daniels & the Ben Ludlow Orchestra  Go, Little Boat   Options Melodies of Jerome Kern: The 1955 Walden Sessions  Harbinger  2001  Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: P.G. Wodehouse 
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Disney Studio Chorus  The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down   Options The Sherman Brothers Songbook  Walt Disney Records   2009  Music & Lyrics: Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman 
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Harry Secombe & Company  If I Ruled the World   Options Pickwick  Jay Records  1995  Music: Cyril Ornadel Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse 
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Listener comments!

Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:03pm WR:

Hi, working late tonight, zoom with customer starting now, so will be scarcely commenting but listening. Laters.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Webhamster Henry:

Tap dancing on the radio is appreciated!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Webhamster Henry:

My mother is about the same age as the late Shirley Temple, she had to do the curly hair thing as a toddler and young 'un.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:07pm diciassette:

Hello! Shirley Temple songs are sure ear worms
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:09pm doctorjazz:

Welcome back, Bronwyn!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Webhamster Henry:

I actually saw Mabel Mercer live in a club in 1973. She has this advice: in every song, there's a story. Sing that story!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hey WR, Henry, diciassette and doctorjazz!! Glad to see you all here :)
  7:16pm Jeff g. via app:

This is a great post-dance chaser.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Henry: I love that quote!!! That is helpful for lyricists too...I need to remember to find the story in each song when I'm writing them...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Bronwyn Bishop:

aw thanks Jeff :)
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Webhamster Henry:

The Old Codger played a little off the excellent Cole Porter demo record for Jubilee, "Everybodee Who's Anybodee".
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:23pm diciassette:

Have you been listening to Karina Longworth's series on Polly Platt, or is it a coincidence that I just heard about that movie while listening to it?
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:24pm diciassette:

(the Bogdanovich joint)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Henry: I'll definitely have to check that one out
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@diciassette: def a coincidence, I had to google both Karina Longworth and Polly Platt but now I am intrigued
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I've never actually seen the movie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Bronwyn Bishop:

whoops i switched two songs
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:13pm diciassette:

I don't mind!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:15pm Webhamster Henry:

There's another version of Les Demoiselles De Rochefort? Ya learn something every day.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:17pm diciassette:

I'm sure excited about it!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:19pm diciassette:

nice mood swing
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:30pm Webhamster Henry:

(Nous Somme _Deux_ Souers Jumelle)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm Bronwyn Bishop:

these are switched too :(
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:40pm Doug Schulkind:

Hiya, Bronwyn! Greetings, AJHers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm Bronwyn Bishop:

hey doug thanks for listening!! <3
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:44pm Cmurtha:

I love L'Elixer de Amore, or however Italians spell those words
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:50pm Webhamster Henry:

Thanks BB! You're the Top! (boing, boing)
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:52pm diciassette:

rrrrrrinnnng! you said it. thanks bronwyn
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:56pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Bronwyn, enjoyed the show!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Cmurtha:

thanks for the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Bronwyn Bishop:

thank YOU darlings!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Doug Schulkind:

That was so fun!
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