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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
The Nice  America   Options America  Immediate  1968  Music: Leonard Bernstein, Keith Emerson, David O'List, Brian Davison & Lee Jackson 
0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Smoke Rise  You Don't Know Why   Options The Survival of St. Joan  Paramount Records  1971  Music: Gary Ruffin & Hank Ruffin Lyrics: James Lineberger 
0:08:02 (Pop‑up)
Mike Batt  The Pig Must Die   Options The Hunting of the Snark  adventure records  1986  Music & Lyrics: Mike Batt 
0:10:20 (Pop‑up)
Beverly Bremers & Hattie Winston  Sounds   Options The Me Nobody Knows (A New Musical)  Atlantic  1970  Music: Gary William Friedman Lyrics: Will Holt 
0:14:22 (Pop‑up)
Metro Original Broadway Cast  Fairy Tale   Options Metro  Studio Buffo/Kompania Muzyczna Pomaton  1994  Music: Janusz Stoklosa Lyrics: Maryna Miklaszewska & Agata Miklaszewska (translated into English by Mary Bracken Phillips) 
0:19:59 (Pop‑up)
Olly Dobson  Back in Time   Options Back in Time  Sony Classical  2020  Music: Alan Silvestri Lyrics: Glen Ballard 
0:22:25 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Minor  The World's Greatest Superstar   Options No Album  No Label  2019  Music: Drew Erickson, Nicole Morier & Max Townsley Lyrics: Julien Nitzberg    0:32:25 (Pop‑up)
David Rasche  The Happiest Guy in the Van   Options Little Miss Sunshine (Off-Broadway Cast)  No Label  2013  Music & Lyrics: William Finn 
0:35:38 (Pop‑up)
Indira Stefanianna  The Mystery of the Moon   Options No Album  No Label  Unknown  Music & Lyrics: Kelly Hamilton    0:37:16 (Pop‑up)
Emma Williams  Nocturnes   Options Love Story - Original London Cast Recording  Faber Music  2012  Music: Howard Goodall Lyrics: Stephen Clark & Howard Goodall 
0:39:33 (Pop‑up)
Katie Lee  Schizophrenic Moon   Options Songs of Couch and Consultation  Commentary Records  1957  Music: Leon Prober Lyrics: Bud Freeman 
0:41:07 (Pop‑up)
Donnybrook Ensemble  Donnybrook   Options Donnybrook!  Kapp Records  1961  Music & Lyrics: Johnny Burke 
0:48:24 (Pop‑up)
Zip Goes a Million Ensemble  I'm Saving Up for Sally   Options Zip Goes a Million  Original Cast  2007  Music: George Posford Lyrics: Eric Maschwitz 
0:51:34 (Pop‑up)
Hildegarde  You Irritate Me So   Options Selections from the Vinton Freedley Production "Let's Face It"  Decca  1941  Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter 
0:54:20 (Pop‑up)
Louise Carlyle  I've Got Five Dollars   Options Songs by Cole Porter & Rodgers & Hart: The 1953 Walden Sessions  Harbinger  2001  Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Lorenz Hart 
0:57:16 (Pop‑up)
peter gilmore  Follow That Girl   Options Follow That Girl (Original London Cast)  Sepia Records  2010  Music & Lyrics: Julian Slade & Dorothy Reynolds 
0:58:44 (Pop‑up)
Sam Lanin and his Orchestra  Song of the Flame   Options Song of the Flame  Pathe/Actuelle  1926  Music: George Gershwin 
1:02:04 (Pop‑up)
Art Lund  Francie   Options Francie  MGM  1950  Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Bob Hilliard 
1:04:57 (Pop‑up)
Helen Morgan  Body and Soul   Options Body and Soul  Victor  1930  Music: John W. Green Lyrics: Edward Heymann & Robert Sour 
1:07:45 (Pop‑up)
The Victor Light Opera Company  Gems from The Cocoanuts   Options Gems from Sunny/Gems from Cocoanuts  Victor  1926  Music & Lyrics: Irving Berlin 
1:09:58 (Pop‑up)
Karin Wolfe & Best Foot Forward Original Ensemble Cast  Ev'ry Time   Options Best Foot Forward (Off-Broadway Revival OCR)  Cadence  2010  Music & Lyrics: Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane 
1:12:41 (Pop‑up)
Ethel Merman  Hawaii   Options The World Is Your Balloon  Decca Broadway  2005  Music & Lyrics: Unspecified 
1:19:49 (Pop‑up)
Glenn Yarbrough  More I Cannot Wish You   Options Come Share My Life  RCA Victor  1965  Music & Lyrics: Frank Loesser 
1:22:05 (Pop‑up)
Jackie Kannon  Till There Was You   Options Music for Rat Fink Lovers  Rat Fink  1964  Music: Meredith Willson 
1:24:37 (Pop‑up)
The Miles Davis Quintet  If I Were a Bell   Options Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet  Prestige  1958  Music: Frank Loesser 
1:27:07 (Pop‑up)
John Coltrane  Chim Chim Cheree   Options The John Coltrane Quartet Plays  Impulse!  1965  Music: Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman 
1:35:28 (Pop‑up)
Eason Chan  Shall We Dance   Options Shall We Dance? Shall We Talk!  Music Plus  2001  Music & Lyrics: Chan Fai-young 
1:42:53 (Pop‑up)
Keili Lefkovitz & James Snyder  Plain Jane Fat Ass   Options Bare the Album - Act 1  No Label  2012  Music: Damon Intrabartolo Lyrics: Jon Hartmere 
1:48:51 (Pop‑up)
David Bardsley & Joshua Bancel  What Would You Do for Your Child?   Options La Cava (Original London Cast)  Dress Circle  2000  Music: Laurence O'Keefe & Stephen Keeling Lyrics: John Claflin & Laurence O'Keefe 
1:51:19 (Pop‑up)
Michael Callan & the Jets  cool   Options West Side Story (original Broadway cast)  Sony BMG Music Entertainment  1957  Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim 
1:55:01 (Pop‑up)
Blues in the Night Ensemble  Blues in the Night   Options Blues in the Night - Original London Cast Recording  Exallshow Ltd  1987  Music: Harold Arlen Lyrics: Johnny Mercer 
1:59:02 (Pop‑up)

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Avatar 🎭 7:04pm Listener Gregory:

Good evening, theater lovers. I am only here for the roar of the greasepaint and the smell of the crowd.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:05pm diciassette:

Hello! Make America Nice Again!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:05pm WR:

Was wondering if Doug had added The Nice to the drummer stream catalog but then saw it is 7pm. On break for a couple of hours so can pay attention sorta.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Webhamster Henry:

Nice Overture!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:07pm WR:

Had forgotten about this rendition of America. Works better than some of Emerson's bombastic "cover" tunes.
Avatar 🎭 7:08pm Listener Gregory:

I don’t know what The Nice is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hey Gregory, diciassette, WR and Henry :D
Avatar 🎭 7:13pm Listener Gregory:

Uhhhhh..... I am actually cooking pork during this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I decided to play this in honor of your dinner ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I learned just now that the Beastie Boys sampled this in a song called "All Lifestyles"- wow!
Avatar 🎭 7:18pm Listener Gregory:

Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Webhamster Henry:

Riding the 80s nostalgia bus!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Sooo many of today's musicals do, we had Tootsie and Beetlejuice musicals last year alone
Avatar 🎭 7:25pm Listener Gregory:

The bassline here (Back In Time) is reminiscent of Ghostbusters.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:29pm Webhamster Henry:

Sequel: MALFUNCTION!, the Janet Jackson story told by her alien nipple shield.
Avatar 🎭 7:30pm Listener Gregory:

Sorry, I only listen to *authorized* musical biographies. It’s a matter of principle.
Avatar 🎭 7:30pm Listener Gregory:

@WebmasterH, I would pay to see that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Gregory does that mean you won't come see my unauthorized musical about Howard Ashman and Alan Menken? :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I am actually a bit miffed that whoever came up with this stole the title of "weirdest unauthorized non-jukebox biographical musical" from me
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:32pm WR:

*authorized* i think that is how you do air quotes in *social media* isn't it not?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Henry: This idea is 1000 times better than For the Love of a Glove
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Webhamster Henry:

I gotta million of 'em!
Avatar 🎭 7:47pm Listener Gregory:

I would like to have seen the pitch for this (Donnybrook).
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:48pm doctorjazz:

Hey folks!
Avatar 🎭 7:49pm Listener Gregory:

@doctorj, you missed the Donnybrook!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:50pm diciassette:

Well I guess that was it for the Donnybrook.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Webhamster Henry:

@Listener Gregory P 285 in Not Since Carrie, the book every Acid Jazz Listener should have on hand.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:51pm doctorjazz:

Without me??!?! I'm incensed!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:51pm diciassette:

I can't believe I didn't pay the proper amount of attention to a song called "Schizophrenic Moon"! (working is a bad habit)
Avatar 🎭 7:56pm Listener Gregory:

I would *really* like the phone number of that lady who is in love with a guy because he irritates her. I think I could top him.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:01pm doctorjazz:

2010 for this?
Avatar 🎭 8:06pm Listener Gregory:

Hmmm, Billie Holiday it's not.
Avatar 🎭 8:09pm Listener Gregory:

Interesting! The Body and Soul lyrics are not quite the same as the ones that became the standard in later years (going by Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, etc. versions).
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:11pm Webhamster Henry:

This is "Cocoanuts" the stage show before the movie!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:11pm WR:

Did they sing "get yourself a monkey gland"?
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Webhamster Henry:

Yes! The Viagra of its day!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:13pm Webhamster Henry:

Similar to the "Goat Glands" in this story: www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Wow...I didn't realize that weird line about the glands was an actual reference to a fad of the day...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@doctorjazz: Do you mean Follow that Girl? The album was reissued in 2010 but it came out originally in 1960
Avatar 🎭 8:15pm Listener Gregory:

The problem with monkey glands is that they're almost always overcooked.
Avatar 🎭 8:16pm Listener Gregory:

Bronwyn, is there something about this kind of album cover design (Best Foot) that was typical of Off- and Off-Off-Broadway shows?
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:16pm doctorjazz:

Even 1960, they got a recorded sound that made me think 30's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Gregory: I don't know much about design so I'm not sure if that style has a name or anything, but I love it!! I love the bright colors and bubble letters of 60s design, I have been known to pick restaurants in NYC because they have that type of lettering on the awning
Avatar 🎭 8:25pm Listener Gregory:

My parents had albums like that. I thought maybe The Fantasticks album had that design, but no.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I wish it did, it's less cute than its brethren
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:28pm doctorjazz:

Love this Miles! (This was our compromise wedding choice between my show music loving wife and her jazz obsessed guy)
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:28pm WR:

What a great band Miles has on this.
Avatar 🎭 8:29pm Listener Gregory:

@doctorj, You got a good deal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Aww doctorjazz, you guys must have had a cool wedding!!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:29pm WR:

This tune doctorjazz? Nice.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:30pm doctorjazz:

This is the one, If I Were A Bell (couldn't get Miles, but had a good band do a nice version)
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:30pm doctorjazz:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm Bronwyn Bishop:

there is more trane where that came from :)
Avatar 🎭 8:31pm Listener Gregory:

This was back in the day when Miles could keep Coltrane down to only two choruses. That didn't last.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:32pm WR:

I can't remember what the ex chose except that they were light classical like Pachelbel.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:33pm WR:

We had recording for the church and musician friends played the reception. Barely remember any of that day. Just highlights.
Avatar 🎭 8:35pm Listener Gregory:

@WR, any combination of "light" and a form of music makes me shiver, as if a ghost had just run through my spinal chord.
Avatar 🎭 8:36pm Listener Gregory:

Mary Poppins! Brownyn, I remember mentioning this a few weeks ago.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:37pm WR:

Some one else played this Coltrane Chim Chim Cheree on FMU recently, or I played it to myself.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:38pm doctorjazz:

I'm with you LG. Same with her...
Later Trane (would NOT have worked for my wife at the wedding)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Gregory: Yes thank you for inspiring me to play this :D
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:39pm doctorjazz:

I've heard it somewhere on FMZ recently as well.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:40pm doctorjazz:

FMU, of course...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm Bronwyn Bishop:

when I was a kid FMZ was the station I would tune into to find out if we were having a snow day :)
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:41pm WR:

Understood LG and there are surely some that would take issue at me saying Pachelbel is "light". Context plays a part, and some gaining wide distribution outside knowledgeable audience. Some one quick, stop me from going down this hole....
Avatar 🎭 8:43pm Listener Gregory:

Yes, it's not Pachelbel's fault that one piece is so overplayed.
Chim Chim Cheree is a bit better than I remembered, but I am still struck with the strong possibility that it was the idea of the record company to capitalize on the success of My Favorite Things.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:44pm doctorjazz:

(typo alert: my post 8:38 was meant to say..."same with beer")
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Webhamster Henry:

Chim Chim Cheree on WFMU: wfmu.org...
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:47pm WR:

LG, did you say that last week on AJH or on another program?

Yes, somehow that Eason Chan song spoke to me to.
Avatar 🎭 8:48pm Listener Gregory:

@WR, two or three weeks ago on this show.
@WebmasterH, interesting list. Do I WANT to hear that song played by bagpipes?
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:49pm WR:

Thanks WHH, I must have gone and played it after LG said something about it in comments.
Avatar 🎭 8:50pm Listener Gregory:

It was for the show of Unexpected Show-Tune Covers, as I don't think anyone predicted a jazz version of that song, much less a Coltrane one.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:51pm WR:

Rufus Harley music deserves consideration. I stepped around it for years and was pleasantly surprised when heard it on FMU.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:51pm doctorjazz:

I remember the comment, WR, somehow I also got it in my head that I heard it around then.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:53pm doctorjazz:

Have some music by Rufus Harley somewhere...tbh, extended listening didn't hold up (for me, of course). But fun in small doses.
Avatar 🎭 8:55pm Listener Gregory:

A macaronic lyric is one composed in multiple languages. Just read that and felt it should be known.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:56pm doctorjazz:

I thought it was one composed while eating pasta.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:56pm WR:

With cheese.
Avatar 🎭 8:56pm Listener Gregory:

It's not your father's Yankee Doodle!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:58pm doctorjazz:

Speaking of jazzy...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I am now determined to write a song in multiple languages just so I can say I've written a macaronic lyric
Avatar 🎭 8:59pm Listener Gregory:

Traditionally, it's done in both Latin and the local vulgar language, if that helps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I just realized there is a bit of yiddish in the musical I'm working on now (a tiny, tiny bit) so there you go, I've done it already
Avatar 🎭 9:02pm Listener Gregory:

Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 9:02pm diciassette:

Thanks Bronwyn!
Avatar 🎭 9:03pm Listener Gregory:

Very fun show. Thanks!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 9:03pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Bronwyn!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 9:04pm diciassette:

ps Happiness is a man called Joe
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 9:04pm WR:

Thank you Bronwyn. Laters all.
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