Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Little Bit of Broadway

Girl Crazy
(1930)

Take a wealthy New York playboy whose father sends him West to get him away from his less than desirable friends. But he brings his friends along and do they ever clash with the locals. Will they succeed in turning the rundown lodge into a money-making dude ranch? Does it matter – after all, it’s a Gershwin musical, so the music is wonderful no matter the plot! And it made stars of Ethel Merman and Ginger Rogers

Act I
Bidin' My Time
The Lonesome Cowboy
Could You Use Me
Bronco Busters
Barbary Coast
Embraceable You
Goldfarb, That's I'm!
Embraceable You (Reprise)
Sam and Delilah
I Got Rhythm

Act II
Land of the Gay Caballero
But Not For Me
Treat Me Rough
Boy! What Love Has Done To Me!
(When It's) Cactus Time in Arizona

Music: George Gershwin
Lyrics: Ira Gershwin
Book: Guy Bolton, John McGowan


Our recording today is from the Library of Congress, recorded in 1990, with Lorna Luft, David Carroll, Judy Glazer, David Garrison and Frank Gorshin.

No comments: