Selections From 'Redhead' / 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.
- The Right Finger on My Left Hand
- Just for Once
- I Feel Merely Marvelous
- The Uncle Sam Rag
- Look Who's in Love
- My Girl is Just Enough Woman for Me
- I'm Back in Circulation
- We Loves Ya, Jimey
- Pick-Pocket Tango
- I'll Try
- El Museo De Las Hermanas Sanson
- De Los Dedos De Mi
- Una Vez
- Tio Sam Rag
- El Paco Pecas De Jerez
- No Es Bastante Mujer Para Mi
- ¿Quien Dijo Amor?
- Es Bastante Mujer Para Mi
- La Vision De Lisa
- Dos Caras En La Obscuridad
- Amarla Fue Un Error
- Ahi Viene Jaime El Bonachon
- Tango Del Bolseador
- My Girl is Just Enough Woman for Me (Bonus Track)
- Two Faces in the Dark (Bonus Track)
- Just for Once (Bonus Track)
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