Fast becoming a national institution, Elaine Paiges Sunday afternoon radio show is the only place to hear all your favourite show tunes.
That is, until now! AVID Entertainment, (another national institution!), has a new release in its Essential Collection series, which may give Elaine a run for her money!
The Essential Broadway Shows is a superbly re-mastered 2CD set containing four complete original broadway shows from the classic 1940s and 1950s
. at a wonderfully low price!
The curtain goes up on CD1 with our first selection, Oklahoma from 1943, the first collaboration between the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein, which ran for a remarkable 2212 performances. We continue with their second show, the wonderful Carousel from 1945, packed full of memorable songs which ran for a respectable 890 performances. CD2 opens with The King And I starring the legendary Gertrude Lawrence in her last show before her untimely death and a young up and coming performer named Yul Bryner, who would, of course go on to make the role of the King his own in the film version of 1956. Our curtain falls after the final show, a real belter starring the indomitable Ethel Merman as Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun from 1946 which ran for 1147 performances.
Listen out for them on Elaines show soon!
2. Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin
3. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
4. Kansas City
5. I Caint Say No
6. Many A New Day
7. People Will Say Were In Love
8. Pore Jud Is Daid
9. Out Of My Dreams
10. All Er Nothin
13. The Carousel Waltz
14. Youre A Queer One, Julie Jordan
15. Mister Snow: His Name Is Mister Snow
16. Mister Snow: When I Marry Mister Snow
17. If I Loved You
18. June Is Bustin Out All Over
19. When The Children Are Asleep: I Own A Little House
20. When The Children Are Asleep
21. Blow High, Blow Low
23. This Was A Real Nice Clambake
24. Theres Nothin So Bad For A Woman
25. Whats The Use Of Wondrin
26. The Highest Judge Of All
27. Youll Never Walk Alone: Hes Dead, Nettie
28. Youll Never Walk Alone
1-12: The King And I
2. I Whistle A Happy Tune
3. My Lord And Master
4. Hello Young Lovers
5. March Of The Siamese Children
6. A Puzzlement
7. Getting To Know You
8. We Kiss In A Shadow
9. Shall I Tell You What I Think Of You?
10. Something Wonderful
11. I Have Dreamed
12. Shall We Dance?
13-24: Annie Get Your Gun
13. Doin What Comes Naturally
14. The Girl That I Marry
15. You Cant Get A Man With A Gun
16. They Say Its Wonderful
17. Moonshine Lullaby
18. My Defenses Are Down
19. Im An Indian Too
20. I Got Lost In His Arms
21. Who Do You Love, I Hope
22. I Got The Sun In The Morning
23. Anything You Can Do
24. Theres No Business Like Show Business