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Wayne’s Music 23/24 March 2013.  landmark songs from the musicals of the 1950s.

Wouldn’t It be Loverly            Julie Andrews as Eliza Doolittle expressing her wish for a better life than a street flower seller.

You’re Just In Love                from Call Me Madam.  Perry Como teams up with the Fontane Sisters on this Irving Berlin showstopper! 

Standing On The Corner                  from the “Most Happy fella” soundtrack all songs written by Frank Loesser.

A Bushel and A peck              Doris Day sings from Guys and Dolls

I Whistle A Happy Tune                   Marni Nixon (The King And I ) in 1951. 

Just In Time                  Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin with the ensemble from the    Bells Are Ringing Soundtrack. 

Stranger In Paradise               Matt Monroe with the pop hit from Kismet

Let me Entertain You             from the soundtrack of Gypsy Rose lee … Cynthia Gibb sings. 

I Was Born Under A Wandrin Star           Lee Marvin from the movie Paint Your Wagon … based on the Lerner and Loewe Broadway Musical about a lusty group of people who one day look civilization in the eye and spit. 

Heart                             Gwen Verdon from Damn  Yankees

The Rain In Spain                  Julie Andrews from My Fair

Maria                                      Jose Carerras from West Side Story   

Getting To Know You             Bing Crosby with his brilliant cover of one of the show stoppers from The King And I.

Somewhere                    Barbra Streisand from West Side Story - She is one of the most commercially and critically successful entertainers in modern entertainment history,

America                         The Ukulele orchestra Of Great Britain

 

Wayne’s Music Sunday 24 March 2013.  landmark songs from the musicals of the 1950s.     PART ONE.

On The Street Where You Live                   Vic Damone with Percy Faith’s orchestra in 1956 

It’s A Lovely Day Today                    Ella Fitzgerald sings one of the main tunes from Call me Madame in 1950. 

76 Trombones                         the show stopper from The Music Man  with Shirley Jones and Robert Preston.  

 

PART TWO.

The Best Thing For You                   Eddie Fisher with another example of a memorable hit, yet he had nothing to do with the show “Call Me Madam”.

Hey There                      Rosemary Clooney with one of the main songs from The Pajama Game which opened at the St james Theatre Broadway in May 1954 for more than one thousand performances.

Baubles, Bangles and Beads            The Kirby Stone Four notched up the commercial hit song from Kismet …

Hello Young Lovers                Andy Williams with one from The King and I …

The Party’s Over                     from the Bells Are Ringing Soundtrack

They Call The Wind Maria              the Kingston Trio with the folk adaptation of one of the hit songs from Paint Your Wagon.

Tonight                                   Shirley Bassey from West Side Story – the only song from the musical to make the charts in the UK in 1962.

Luck Be A Lady                      Frank Sinatra with what became one of his signature songs - from Guys and Dolls

Til There Was You                  even the Beatles couldn’t resist adding a show tune to their repertoire.  This is from the Music Man.

Something Wonderful             Nina Simone from The King and I

What ever Lola Wants             Gwen verdon from Damn Yankees 

I feel pretty                              from West Side Story soundtrack

I’m Not At All In Love            Doris Day from The Pyjama Game

I Could Have Danced All Night                 from My Fair Lady Soundtrack

Sit Down You’re Rockin The Boat             Harpers Bazaar select one of the hit songs from (Guys And Dolls) – recorded for the third album “The Secret Life Of Harper’s Bazaar”.

get me To The Church On Time                          Stanley Holloway 

I Enjoy Being A Girl               Peggy Lee from The Flower Drum Song

Everything’s Coming Up Roses                  from The Gypsy Rose Lee soundtrack – Bette Midler sings.