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Musical theater from off the beaten path. Obscure and unusual show tunes from within the canon and without, flops, failures, and the newest works from up-and-coming artists—plus tried-and-true hits. Also, occasional appearances from songs that are not show tunes (but only if they go really well with show tunes).


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Musical theater from off the beaten path. Obscure and unusual show tunes from within the canon and without, flops, failures, and the newest works from up-and-coming artists—plus tried-and-true hits. Also, occasional appearances from songs that are not show tunes (but only if they go really well with show tunes).




it's alarming how charming I feel from Mar 1, 2024

Julie Andrews, Reid Shelton & Glenn Kezer - "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" - My Fair Lady (Original Broadway Cast) [Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner] [0:00:00] Sergio Franchi & Elizabeth Allen - "Bargaining" - Do I Hear a Waltz? (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim] [0:11:12] Zero Mostel & Maria Karnilova - "Do You Love Me?" - Fiddler on the Roof (The Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick] [0:13:48] Ossie Davis & Josephine Premice - "Little Biscuit" - Jamaica (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Music: Harold Arlen Lyrics: Yip Harburg] [0:15:46] Robert Preston - "I Love My Wife" - I Do! I Do! (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Music: Harvey Schmidt Lyrics: Tom Jones] [0:18:01] Sally Niven & David Cryer - "Tea in the Rain" - Now Is the Time for All Good Men (Original Cast Album) [Music: Nancy Ford Lyrics: Gretchen Cryer] [0:20:05] Henrietta Jacobson & Tommy Breslin - "Go Visit Your Grandmother" - 70, Girls, 70 (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb] [0:23:08] Shorty Long, John Henson, Alan Gilbert & Roy Lazarus - "Standing on the Corner" - The Most Happy Fella [Music & Lyrics: Frank Loesser] [0:39:14] Dick Van Dyke - "Put on a Happy Face" - Bye Bye Birdie! - Original Broadway Cast [Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Lee Adams] [0:41:19] Zero Mostel, Brian Davies & Preshy Marker - "Pretty Little Picture" - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Original Broadway Cast) [Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim] [0:43:04] Juanita Hall - "Happy Talk" - South Pacific (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II] [0:45:17] Robert Goulet - "The Happy Time" - The Happy Time (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb] [0:48:02] Gwen Verdon - "Charity's Soliloquy" - Sweet Charity (Original Broadway Cast) [Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Dorothy Fields] [0:56:57] Marcia Van Dyke, Shirley Booth & A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Ensemble - "Look Who's Dancing" - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Original Broadway Cast Recording [Music: Arthur Schwartz Lyrics: Dorothy Fields] [0:59:12] Jack Whiting - "Every Street's a Boulevard in Old New York" - Hazel Flagg (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Bob Hilliard] [1:02:47] Hermione Gingold - "Five Daughters" - First Impressions (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Music & Lyrics: George Weiss, Bo Goldman & Glenn Paxton] [1:05:59] Shirley Booth - "Old Sayin's" - Juno (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Music & Lyrics: Marc Blitzstein] [1:08:58] Rosalind Russell - "One Hundred Easy Ways" - Wonderful Town (Original Broadway Cast) [Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Betty Comden & Adolph Green] [1:16:16] Shirley Jones & Maggie Flynn Ensemble - "I Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way" - Maggie Flynn (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Music & Lyrics: Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore & George David Weiss] [1:18:48] Marc London & Christopher Norris - "Walking with Peninnah" - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty [Music: Leon Carr Lyrics: Earl Shuman] [1:21:27] Marilyn Cooper & Elliott Gould - "When Gemini Meets Capricorn" - I Can Get It For You Wholesale (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Music & Lyrics: Harold Rome] [1:23:36] Ray Bolger & Judy Garland - "If I Only Had a Brain" - The Wizard of Oz Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Music: Harold Arlen Lyrics: Yip Harburg] [1:25:29] Stephen Sondheim - "Broadway Baby" - Sondheim Sings, Vol. 1 1962-1972 [Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim] [1:33:57] Adam Bareham & Christina Matthews - "We Said We Wouldn't Look Back" - Salad Days - Revival London Cast [Music: Julian Slade Lyrics: Julian Slade & Dorothy Reynolds] [1:37:05] Florence Henderson & Lloyd Reese - "Be Kind to Your Parents" - Fanny (Original Cast Recording) [Music & Lyrics: Harold Rome] [1:39:03] Jackie Gleason & Eileen Herlie - "But Yours" -...


you're ahead, you should quit from Feb 23, 2024

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - "Next" - Next [Music & Lyrics: Jacques Brel (lyrics translated into English by Eric Blau & Mort Shuman)] [0:00:00] Melba Joyce, Armsted Christian & Victor Pond - "Stomp the Blues Away" - Unsung Musicals, Vol. 2 [Music: Michael Valenti Lyrics: Ralph Allen & David Campbell] [0:13:26] Beth Fowler, Catherine Cox, James Condon & Liz Callaway - "Baby Baby Baby" - Baby (Original Broadway Cast) [Music: David Shire Lyrics: Richard Maltby, Jr.] [0:15:48] Cleavage Ensemble - "Cleavage" - Cleavage [Music & Lyrics: Buddy Sheffield] [0:18:45] The Don Kirshner Concept - "Hair" - Don Kirshner Cuts "Hair" [Music: Galt MacDermot Lyrics: Gerome Ragni & James Rado] [0:22:07] P. Jayachandran & Sunanda - "Kadhal Mayakkam" - Pudhumai Penn (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Music: Ilaiyaraaja Lyrics: Vairamuthu] [0:25:22] Katrina Lenk, Adina Verson & Matt Darriau - "Bei Mir Bistu Shein" - Indecent (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Music: Sholom Secunda Lyrics: Jacob Jacobs, Sammy Cahn & Saul Chaplin] [0:40:40] Mickey Katz - "Duvid Crockett" - Duvid Crockett [Music: George Bruns Lyrics: the lyrics are still credited to Thomas W. Blackburn who wrote the lyrics to the original song but I don't know if that's accurate] [0:43:45] Audrey Christie with the Walter-Bowers Orchestra - "At the Roxy Music Hall" - At the Roxy Music Hall/How to Win Friends and Influence People [Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Lorenz Hart] [0:46:02] Bob Lawrence with Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra - "Annina" - Annina [Music: Rudolf Friml Lyrics: Rowland Leigh & John Shubert] [0:48:50] Shirley MacLaine - "i'm a brass band" - Live at the Palace [Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Dorothy Fields] [0:51:08] Eddie Constantine - "Mon Ami Réveille Toi" - Mon Ami Réveille Toi [Music & Lyrics: Eddy Marnay & Emil Stern] [1:02:47] Claude François - "Pardon" - Comme D'habitude [Music & Lyrics: Gilles Thibaut] [1:05:30] Elizeth Cardoso - "No Tempo Dos Quintais" - No Tempo Dos Quintais/Queixa [Music & Lyrics: Unknown] [1:07:54] Alcione - "Velha Cicatriz" - Emoções Reais [Music & Lyrics: Unknown] [1:09:56] Rino Gaetano - "Il Dritto di Chicago" - Live & Rarities [Music & Lyrics: Fred Buscaglione & Leo Chiosso] [1:12:18] Los Moros - "Yo a Ti, Tu a Mi" - Los Moros [Music & Lyrics: Unknown] [1:18:11] Joan Manuel Serrat - "El Hombre y El Agua" - Utopia [Music & Lyrics: Joan Manuel Serrat] [1:20:40] Julio Jaramillo - "Cuando Llora Mi Guitarra" - Cuando Llora Mi Guitarra [Music & Lyrics: Augusto Polo Campos] [1:25:43] Mario Fragnito & Lucio Matarazzo - "Tango Suite: III. Allegro" - Astor [Music: Astor Piazzolla] [1:28:08] Kvartet Studio - "Dalmatinski Sajkas" - Pjesmom I Tamburicom Kroz Hrvatsku [Music: Armin Šrabec Lyrics: Marijan Makar] [1:37:25] B.B. King - "I'm King" - King of the Blues [Music & Lyrics: presumably B.B. King] [1:42:07] Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman - "Why Don't You Do Right" - Why Don't You Do Right/Somebody Else Is Taking My Place [Music & Lyrics: Joe McCoy] [1:44:55] Eddie Condon - "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me" - Eddie Condon 1928-1931 [Music: Jimmy McHugh Lyrics: Clarence Gaskill] [1:47:47] Mabel Mercer - "Lucky To Be Me" - Midnight at Mabel Mercer's [Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Betty Comden & Adolph Green] [1:51:51] Jenny Wollerman & New Zealand String Quartet - "Time's Slow Distant Surf" - Making Light of Time [Music: Ross Harris Lyrics: Vincent O'Sullivan] [1:54:18] Pete Seeger - "Mack the Bomb" - Broadsides - Songs and Ballads [Music: Kurt Weill Lyrics: Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein & Nancy Schimmel] [1:57:20]


Sometimes people just want to listen to regular music, you know? from Feb 16, 2024

Tommy Steele - "Rock with the Caveman" - Rock with the Caveman [Music & Lyrics: Tommy Steele, Mike Pratt & Lionel Bart] [0:00:00] Rosemary Clooney - "Hooray for Love" - Rosemary Clooney Sings the Music of Harold Arlen [Music: Harold Arlen Lyrics: Leo Robin] [0:09:48] Ella Fitzgerald - "My Favorite Song" - My Favorite Song [Music: Moose Charlap Lyrics: Jack Gold] [0:12:38] The Mariners - "I See The Moon" - I Just Want You/I See The Moon [Music & Lyrics: Meredith Willson] [0:14:48] Dick Haymes - "If There is Someone Lovelier Than You" - Rain Or Shine [Music: Arthur Schwartz Lyrics: Howard Dietz] [0:17:38] Bolcom Morris White - "An Armful of You" - Orchids in the Moonlight - Songs of Vincent Youmans [Music: Vincent Youmans Lyrics: Clifford Grey & Leo Robin] [0:20:03] Osaka Popstar - "Pico & Sepulveda" - Dr. Demento Covered in Punk [Music & Lyrics: Eddie Maxwell & Jule Styne] [0:27:14] David Yazbek - "Sandy Koufax" - Damascus [Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek] [0:29:51] Stephen Schwartz - "Face of a Stranger" - Uncharted Territory [Music & Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz] [0:32:19] Jason Robert Brown - "Invisible" - How We React and How We Recover [Music & Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown] [0:35:40] Ricky Ian Gordon - "Drivers of Diaper Service Trucks Are Sad" - A Horse with Wings: Ricky Ian Gordon Sings Ricky Ian Gordon [Music: Ricky Ian Gordon Lyrics: X.J. Kennedy] [0:38:47] Carl Hall - "The Sun Always Shines for the Cool" - The Sun Always Shines for the Cool [Music: Galt MacDermot Lyrics: Miguel Piñero] [0:50:11] Kenny Rogers - "Don't Look In My Eyes" - The Heart Of The Matter [Music & Lyrics: Brian Potter & Frank Wildhorn] [0:56:39] Howard Ashman & Alan Menken - "Sheridan Square" - Howard Sings Ashman [Music: Howard Ashman Lyrics: Alan Menken] [0:59:54] Stefanie Wüst & Michael Iber - "Die stille Stadt" - Weill: Art Songs [Music: Kurt Weill Lyrics: Richard Dehmel] [1:04:35] Linda Eder - "All the Way" - And So Much More [Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn] [1:08:32] Anita O'Day - "No Soap, No Hope Blues" - The Lady Is A Tramp/No Soap, No Hope Blues [Music & Lyrics: Richard Adler & Jerry Ross] [1:17:36] Jeremy Northam & Christopher Northam - "The Land of Might-Have-Been" - Gosford Park - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Music: Ivor Novello Lyrics: Edward Moore] [1:20:07] Anthony Newley - "Letters to My Love" - Letters to My Love/Deep River [Music: Jo Moutet Lyrics: Anthony Newley] [1:22:52] Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - "The Best Is Yet To Come" - It Might as Well Be Swing [Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh] [1:24:57] The Merry Macs - "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!" - Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!/Tweedle O Twill [Music & Lyrics: Frank Loesser] [1:27:41] Ray Eberle & Glenn Miller - "Indian Summer" - Indian Summer/Farewell Blues [Music: Victor Herbert Lyrics: Al Dubin] [1:36:17] Sandy Stewart & Dick Hyman - "Day Dreaming" - Sandy Stewart Sings the Songs of Jerome Kern [Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Gus Kahn] [1:38:21] Fats Waller - "Then I'll Be Tired of You" - Then I'll Be Tired of You/Have a Little Dream on Me [Music: Arthur Schwartz Lyrics: Yip Harburg] [1:40:39] Dick Van Dyke with the Ray Charles Singers & Enoch Light and His Orchestra - "When You Want ‘Em You Can’t Get ‘Em, When You’ve Got ‘Em, You Don’t Want ‘Em" - Songs I Like [Music: George Gershwin Lyrics: Murray Roth] [1:43:46] Liza Minnelli - "The Travelin' Life" - Live at the London Palladium [Music & Lyrics: Howard Liebling & Marvin Hamlisch] [1:52:56] Noël Coward - "London Pride" - London Pride/The Last Time I Saw Paris [Music & Lyrics: Noël Coward] [1:55:24] Al Bowlly - "Miss Elizabeth Brown" - The Ambassador of Song [Music & Lyrics: Noel Gay & Joseph G. Gilbert] [1:58:37] Leon Redbone - "Lazybones" - On the Track [Music: Hoagy Carmichael Lyrics: Johnny Mercer] [2:00:00]


Five Miles to Jazz Hands from Feb 13, 2024

Kenny Bee - "Sausage, Mosquito Net, Machine Gun" - 情變 [Music: Kenny Bee Lyrics: Andrew Lam Man Chung] [0:00:00] Dark Day - "No, Nothing, Never" - Exterminating Angel [Music & Lyrics: Phil Kline & Robin Lee Crutchfield] [0:03:35] Teejay - "Drowning Your Sorrows" - Preliminary Division [Music & Lyrics: Unknown] [0:10:59] Factory Floor - "Lying" - Lying/A Wooden Box [Music & Lyrics: Unknown] [0:16:25] Martin Dupont - "Where To Find It" - Hot Paradox [Music & Lyrics: Alain Séghir] [0:21:25] Music behind DJ: Robert Kreider - "Stairway to Heaven Variations" - Discovery [Music: Jimmy Page] [0:26:48] Grace Jones - "Crush" - Inside Story [Music & Lyrics: Grace Jones & Bruce Woolley] [0:35:00] Prince - "Sex Shooter" - Originals [Music & Lyrics: Prince] [0:37:03] Cher - "We All Sleep Alone" - Cher [Music & Lyrics: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child] [0:39:47] TM Network - "1974" - Rainbow Rainbow [Music & Lyrics: Unknown] [0:43:34] New Order - "Superheated" - Music Complete [Music & Lyrics: New Order & Brandon Flowers] [0:47:26] Kaka - "Come On Over, Crawl On Under" - The Two [Music & Lyrics: presumably Richard Karlsson] [0:59:18] New Musik - "The New Evolutionist (Example 'A')" - Warp [Music & Lyrics: Tony Mansfield] [1:01:09] The Human League - "Filling Up with Heaven - Demo" - Octopus [Music & Lyrics: Philip Oakey & Ian Stanley] [1:03:08] Lamont Dozier - "That Ain't Me" - Inside Seduction [Music & Lyrics: Lamont Dozier] [1:06:52] Joe Jackson - "T.V. Age" - Night and Day [Music: Joe Jackson & Steve Tatler Lyrics: Joe Jackson] [1:10:54] F.R. David - "Givin' It Up" - Words [Music & Lyrics: Denis Pepin & Robert Fitoussi] [1:22:36] Los Abuelos de la Nada - "Medita Sol" - Himno de mi corazón [Music & Lyrics: Miguel Abuelo] [1:24:00] Talk Talk - "Talk Talk" - Talk Talk [Music & Lyrics: Mark Hollis & Ed Hollis] [1:25:42] Colonel Abrams - "Music Is the Answer" - Music Is the Answer [Music & Lyrics: Winston Jones, Colonel Abrams & Marston Freeman] [1:29:28] The Style Council - "Long Hot Summer" - Introducing the Style Council [Music & Lyrics: Paul Weller] [1:38:30] White Lies - "E.S.T." - To Lose My Life... [Music & Lyrics: White Lies] [1:42:30] Dramatis - "I Only Find Rewind" - For Future Reference [Music & Lyrics: Dramatis] [1:46:04] Eugenio Finardi - "Trappole" - Finardi [Music & Lyrics: Eugenio Finardi & Valerio Negrini] [1:50:07] Cleeve Morris - "Alley Cats" - Neon Nights Are Over [Music: presumably Cleeve Morris] [1:53:35] Twice a Man - "Observations from a Borderland" - Slow Swirl [Music & Lyrics: Dan Söderqvist, Jocke Söderqvist & Karl Gasleben] [1:58:23] Fat Larry's Band - "Straight From the Heart" - Straight From the Heart [Music & Lyrics: Unknown] [2:08:57] Atlantic Starr - "Sexy Dancer" - Brilliance [Music & Lyrics: David Lewis & Wayne Lewis] [2:11:01] La Torre - "Moscu" - Movimiento [Music & Lyrics: Unknown] [2:15:50] E'Voke - "I Believe" - I Believe [Music: Stevie Wonder Lyrics: Stevie Wonder & Yvonne Wright] [2:20:10] Blue Sunbeam - "Before The Night Is Gone" - Before The Night Is Gone [Music & Lyrics: Adriano Caglioni & Mauro Farina] [2:24:15] 1983 - "Baile de máscaras - Live Session" - Dissonância Sessions [Music & Lyrics: Unknown] [2:32:11] Ariel Kalma - "Danse Soeur" - Interfrequence [Music: Ariel Kalma] [2:35:06] Jeon Hajoon - "대 없는 이곳에" - 이 순간을 영원히 [Music & Lyrics: Unknown] [2:38:51] TWRP & the Protomen - "Phantom Racer" - Together Through Time [Music & Lyrics: Unknown] [2:42:56] ULTRA SUNN - "Shake Your Demons" - Shake Your Demons [Music & Lyrics: Unknown] [2:52:57] Graveyard Gossip - "Survive" - Survive [Music & Lyrics: Charley Smith & Tuna] [2:55:33] Urban Heat - "Sanitizer" - Sanitizer [Music & Lyrics: Unknown] [2:57:45]