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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
Andrea McArdle  Show Tune   Options Jerry's Girls (Original Cast)  Jay Productions Ltd.  1999  Music & Lyrics: Jerry Herman 
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The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) Ensemble  Dear Abby   Options The Musical of Musicals (Original Off-Broadway Cast)  Jay Productions Ltd.  2004  Music: Eric Rockwell Lyrics: Joanne Bogart 
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D. Sabella & James Naughton  A Little Bit of Good   Options Chicago the Musical (New Broadway Cast Recording)  Masterworks Broadway  1997  Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb 
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Rhonda Fleming  Pleasures and Palaces   Options Ben Bagley's Frank Loesser Revisited  Painted Smiles  1990  Music & Lyrics: Frank Loesser 
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Teddy Green, Harold Hastings & the Baker Street Irregulars  Leave It to Us, Guv   Options Baker Street  Verve  2007  Music & Lyrics: Marian Grudeff & Raymond Jessel 
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Jacqueline Mayro & Joe Masiell  Who Am I?   Options Cindy - Original Cast Album  ABC-Paramount  1964  Music & Lyrics: Johnny Brandon 
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Dick Latessa & Howard Ross  The Streets of Antioch Stink   Options Philemon (Original Cast Recording)  Harbinger  2019  Music: Harvey Schmidt Lyrics: Tom Jones 
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Tom Sankey  You Won't Say No   Options Tom Sankey Sings the Songs from The Golden Screw  ATCO Records  1967  Music & Lyrics: Tom Sankey 
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Ubu Rock Ensemble  We'll Kill Him Good   Options Ubu Rock (Demo)  No Label  1995  Music & Lyrics: Rusty Magee    0:33:45 (Pop‑up)
Cheryl Barnes & Annie McGreevey  Solid Silver Platform Shoes   Options The Magic Show (Original Broadway Cast)  January  2006  Music & Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz 
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Marty Duffy & Joe Jones  I'm Gay   Options Give It to Me/I'm Gay  Libra Records  1974  Music & Lyrics: Earl Wilson, Jr.    0:38:41 (Pop‑up)
Beth Lawrence  Can't Keep My Heart from Racin'   Options Flash  Nyle Steiner - Beth Lawrence  2008  Music & Lyrics: Beth Lawrence 
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Carrie Manolakos & Eric Anderson  Mortals & Fools   Options Death Note (Demo)  No Label  2015  Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Jack Murphy 
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Ellie Greenwich  Rock of Rages   Options Leader of the Pack (Original Broadway Cast)  Elektra  1985  Music & Lyrics: Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Kent 
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Mark Wynter  Wild Talk of Vampires   Options Nosferatu the Vampire (Concept Cast)  Dress Circle  2006  Music & Lyrics: Bernard J. Taylor 
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14-18, the Musical Ensemble  Dies Irae   Options 14-18  Studio 100  2014  Music: Dirk Brosse Lyrics: Allart Blom    0:56:35 (Pop‑up)
Kuifje - De Zonnetempel Ensemble  Rascar Capac   Options Kuifje - De Zonnetempel (De Musical)  Maestro  2001  Music: Dirk Brosse Lyrics: Seth Gaaikema & Frank van Laecke 
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Saturday's Warrior Ensemble  Sailing On   Options Saturday's Warrior (Original Cast and Soundtrack)  Lumen Records  1974  Music: Lex de Azevedo Lyrics: Doug Stewart 
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Zombies from the Beyond Ensemble  Zombies from the Beyond   Options Zombies from the Beyond  Original Cast  1995  Music & Lyrics: James Valcq 
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Dad's Army Ensemble  Carry On On the Home Front   Options Dad's Army (Original Cast Recording)  Warner Music UK Ltd  1975  Music & Lyrics: Unspecified 
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Twang!! Ensemble  Twang!!   Options Twang!! (Original London Cast)  Jay Productions Ltd.  1987  Music & Lyrics: Lionel Bart 
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Our Day Out Ensemble  Boss of the Bus   Options Unknown  Unknown  Unknown  Music & Lyrics: Willy Russell, Chris Mellor & Bob Eaton    1:16:24 (Pop‑up)
Isy Suttie & Company  Best Foot Forward   Options The A-Z of Mrs P - Original London Cast Recording  SimG Records  2014  Music & Lyrics: Gwyneth Samuels 
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Henry Stram, Adam Chanler Berat & Patti Murin  Fly By Night   Options Fly By Night (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording)  Yellow Sound Label  2015  Music & Lyrics: Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick & Kim Rosenstock 
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The Trailers  Mobilized   Options Songs of Lust 'n Rust  The Trailers  2008  Music & Lyrics: Frank Haney, Carol Kimball & Dave Stratton 
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Dee Hoty & the Texans  I'm Leaving Texas   Options The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public (Original Broadway Cast)  Varese Sarabande  1994  Music & Lyrics: Carol Hall 
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Johnny Dorelli  Notte Per Non Dormire   Options Aggiungi Un Posto A Tavola  Rhino Records  2009  Music: Armando Trovaioli Lyrics: Pietro Garinei, Sandro Giovannini & Iaia Fiastri    1:33:18 (Pop‑up)
Patrice Lovely  Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned   Options No Album  No Label  2014  Music & Lyrics: Tyler Perry    1:36:32 (Pop‑up)
 
Happy End Cast  Surabaya Johnny   Options Happy End (Original A.C.T. Cast)  Ghostlight  2018  Music: Kurt Weill Lyrics: Bertolt Brecht (translated into English by Michael Feingold) 
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Theodore Bikel  You're a Stranger in This Neighborhood   Options Cafe Crown (Original Broadway Cast)  No Label  1964  Music: Albert Hague Lyrics: Marty Brill    1:47:45 (Pop‑up)
Der Kleine Tag Ensemble  Erste Reihe Spitzenklasse   Options Der Kleine Tag - Musical Hoerspiel  Musik Fur Dich (Universal Music)  2007  Music: Rolf Zuckowski & Hans Niehaus Lyrics: Wolfram Eicke 
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Michael McLean & Sam Cardon  The Curse   Options Rigoletto (Original Score)  Pinnacle  1993  Music & Lyrics: Chance Thomas 
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Kelly Hunter  Secrets   Options Jean Seberg (Workshop)  No Label  1983  Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: Christopher Adler 
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Cy Coleman  If My Friends Could See Me Now   Options Cy Coleman Sings Cy Coleman - Broadway Tunesmith  Columbia  1974  Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Dorothy Fields    2:01:47 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Bronwyn!
Avatar 7:03pm MuttonChops:

Howdy Bronwyn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hi Henry and MuttonChops :D
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Webhamster Henry:

This is pretty silly!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Webhamster Henry:

Autoharp Alert!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I love how, in every picture I've ever seen of someone with an autoharp, they look like they're cuddling with it. I know that's how you hold it but they always look so into it
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Webhamster Henry:

The Golden Screw: "The show’s cast album was recorded by ATCO and was the first rock theatrical recording of its kind."
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:36pm doctorjazz:

Hi, Jazzers!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Webhamster Henry:

You know I have 10 autoharps, right? www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hey doctorjazz :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Bronwyn Bishop:

10 autoharps!!! I wish I had just one autoharp. Or half an autoharp
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Webhamster Henry:

They do make little 5 chord ones.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Webhamster Henry:

Do you know the "I'm Gay" song from "Brain Candy"? www.youtube.com...
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello, AJHers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hi Doug :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Henry: I have never heard of Brain Candy but I am intrigued
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Webhamster Henry:

My kids were heavily into Death Note.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm northguineahills:

Saw it in the theaters, henry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm northguineahills:

My partner has an autoharp....
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:07pm diciassette:

Hello! I really like the cover of Ben Bagley's Frank Loesser Revisited (having missed the song)
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:09pm diciassette:

I was at Ikea buying something to organize my instant ramyeon collection
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Bronwyn Bishop:

mmm ramyeon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Bronwyn Bishop:

i am having thai noodles myself
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Webhamster Henry:

@diciassette Check out ALL the Ben Bagley LP covers - they all look like that!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:11pm diciassette:

I have one (C. Porter Revisited) and I was beginning to suspect that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm Bronwyn Bishop:

On this album cover Lionel Bart is credited as the writer of the "Music and Songwords." Songwords!!!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:17pm doctorjazz:

Boss of the Bus is great! We need more information!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I think that's the first track where I haven't been able to find any details about the recording whatsoever (I found the song on YouTube). Here is info about the show, which has been done at regional theatres in England but never in London: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:21pm Webhamster Henry:

I like the arrangements of Best Foot Forward .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I heard that and thought the music was really complex and interesting, especially for a musical about maps
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:44pm Webhamster Henry:

There was a version of Happy End that ran at Yale Rep in 1974-75: yalerep.org...
Marianne Faithful's version is nice to hear.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:45pm diciassette:

fantastic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Bronwyn Bishop:

this song is fun because they're all singing about second avenue and i happen to be on second avenue RIGHT NOW
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:55pm doctorjazz:

Great show, thanks, Bronwyn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Bronwyn Bishop:

thanks for listening!! couple more songs
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:58pm diciassette:

luminous and haunting
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Webhamster Henry:

That was fun!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 9:02pm diciassette:

thank you Bronwyn B!
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