If you’ve ever wondered to yourself what a record producer does, all I can say is listen to this track, know that Stokes self-produced this album, and understand that no producer worth his salt would have allowed this trainwreck onto the final product.
When Gigi, Lerner & Loewe’s written-for-film adaptation of the novella by Colette, took home the Best Original Song award, it had been five years since the Oscar went to a song from an actual musical. This isn’t my favorite song from Gigi, but what do I know? The film took home nine Oscars total, including Best Picture.
An impossibly young Barbara Cook and Robert Goulet and chorus sing a medley of the hits of the 1962 Broadway season, including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Camelot, No Strings, and Milk & Honey.
Dorothy Loudon: “Mr. Right” from Love Life by Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner
1. There is never enough Dorothy Loudon on Tumblr.
2. This is probably one of the best Broadway scores — by two major talents no less — that still doesn’t have a full recording. Unbelievable. There was a musicians’ strike in 1948 that prevented the original cast from cutting an album. But why hasn’t this been rectified in the ensuing 65+ years? Why hasn’t Encores or the Library of Congress or even the Kurt Weill Foundation taken action on this?