Annie get your gun: original cast album
(Musical Sound Recording)

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Published:
New York, N.Y. : Decca Broadway : Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution, p2000.
Format:
Musical Sound Recording
Physical Desc:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Description
Though Irving Berlin came from the old school of Broadway songwriters, he was also highly adaptable. He approached his assignment as substitute for Jerome Kern (who had died suddenly) on Dorothy and Herbert Fields' musical about Annie Oakley in the spirit of integrated musicals that producers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had established with Oklahoma! only three years before. Berlin's songs for Annie Get Your Gun were all about character and plot, from the bawdy "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" in which Annie affirms the value of a common-sense barnyard education, to the witty "Anything You Can Do," which illuminates her final confrontation and reconciliation with love interest Frank Butler. Ordinarily, that should have meant that the songs were less easy to extract for the hit parade, but in fact Berlin's score produced more chart hits through cover versions than any Broadway score before or since. Star Ethel Merman and her co-star Ray Middleton were Broadway veterans of the pre-microphone era, experts at projecting their voices from the footlights to the rear balcony, and their stage styles carried over to the cast recording. Merman, of course, possessed a clarion voice that was never better represented than in songs like "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" and "I Got the Sun in the Morning," while Middleton's sonorous baritone informed "The Girl That I Marry" and "My Defenses Are Down." But even though Berlin wrote simply and directly, the singers hit his meanings as surely as they did his notes. The result was exactly what a cast album should be, an accurate representation of the music of a show. And since this show was a landmark in Broadway history, that made the cast album an important contribution to musical history as well as an aural delight. ~ William Ruhlmann
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Language:
English
UPC:
601215924329

Notes

General Note
"Originally released as Decca album DA-468, July 8, 1946"--Insert.
General Note
Bonus tracks from Ethel Merman sings Annie get your gun, released June 1, 1973 as London Records Phase 4 stereo XPS 905.
General Note
Compact disc.
General Note
Original program notes by Louis Untermeyer and reissue notes by Max O. Preeo (15 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Participants/Performers
Ethel Merman, Ray Middleton and other members of the original New York cast ; with orchestra and chorus ; Jay Blackton, conductor. Bonus tracks: London Festival Orchestra and Chorus ; Stanley Black, conductor.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Recorded May 26 and 28, 1946.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Berlin, I., Fields, H., Fields, D., Merman, E., Middleton, R., Blackton, J., & Black, S. (2000). Annie get your gun: original cast album. New York, N.Y.: Decca Broadway : Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Irving Berlin et al.. 2000. Annie Get Your Gun: Original Cast Album. New York, N.Y.: Decca Broadway : Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Irving Berlin et al., Annie Get Your Gun: Original Cast Album. New York, N.Y.: Decca Broadway : Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution, 2000.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Berlin, Irving, et al. Annie Get Your Gun: Original Cast Album. New York, N.Y.: Decca Broadway : Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution, 2000.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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