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Selections From 'Redhead' / La Pelirroja

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
25-05-2018
Label:
Barcode:
5055122154600
Packaging:
Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)
Catalog Number:
STAGE2450
Selections From 'Redhead' / La Pelirroja
Selections From 'Redhead' / La Pelirroja

Description

Albert Hague and Dorothy Fields' musical 'Redhead' was the surprise hit Broadway show of 1959, winning 'Best Musical' at that year's Tony Awards. Stage Door Records debuts on CD both the RCA Camden 'Selections from Redhead' album and the complete Mexican cast recording of 'La Pelirroja'.

The release is complemented by a handful of 'pop' covers of the 'Redhead' song score, performed by Art Lund, Toni Arden and Tommy Leonetti.

As well as earning 'Best Musical' in 1959, the show also won awards for its choreography, costume design and for its leading performers Gwen Verdon, Richard Kiley and Leonard Stone. Set in the early 1900s, 'Redhead' is, moreover, something of a theatrical rarity - a musical whodunnit.

In May 1959, the RCA Camden label issued a studio cast recording of the 'Redhead' score. Recorded in London, the album featured Rita Williams, Bryan Johnson and Fred Lucas with the Mike Sammes Singers and Hill Bowen Orchestra. The recording (presented as highlights) effectively captured the magic and immediacy of Hague and Fields' score. In their 4* review, Billboard praised the release for the "top flight musical comedy warbling stints of Rita Williams and Bryan Johnson".

One year after 'Redhead' opened on Broadway, a Spanish language adaptation by Luis De Llano and Martha Fisher opened in Mexico City. 'La Pelirroja', starring Virma Gonzalez, Armando Calvo and featuring Placido Domingo opened on February 11th 1960 at Teatro de los Insurgentes. The production was subsequently preserved on record by RCA Victor Mexico.

The release forms part of Stage Door's Collector's Series, a line of limited edition CD products presented in the retro style of a miniature long-playing record. All Collector's Series titles are limited to 500 units.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Overture
  3. The Right Finger on My Left Hand
  4. Just for Once
  5. I Feel Merely Marvelous
  6. The Uncle Sam Rag
  7. Look Who's in Love
  8. My Girl is Just Enough Woman for Me
  9. I'm Back in Circulation
  10. We Loves Ya, Jimey
  11. Pick-Pocket Tango
  12. I'll Try
  13. Obertura
  14. El Museo De Las Hermanas Sanson
  15. De Los Dedos De Mi
  16. Una Vez
  17. Chispas
  18. Tio Sam Rag
  19. El Paco Pecas De Jerez
  20. No Es Bastante Mujer Para Mi
  21. Portarse
  22. ¿Quien Dijo Amor?
  23. Es Bastante Mujer Para Mi
  24. La Vision De Lisa
  25. Dos Caras En La Obscuridad
  26. Amarla Fue Un Error
  27. Ahi Viene Jaime El Bonachon
  28. Tango Del Bolseador
  29. Finale
  30. My Girl is Just Enough Woman for Me (Bonus Track)
  31. Two Faces in the Dark (Bonus Track)
  32. Just for Once (Bonus Track)
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