WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Songs From Call Me Madam & Panama Hattie / Ethel Merman


Release Date: 05/15/2001 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 110521   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Irving BerlinCole Porter
Performer:  Ethel MermanDick HaymesEileen WilsonJoan Carroll
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Because of contractual conflicts, the original cast album for Irving Berlin's CALL ME MADAM, a Broadway smash starring Ethel Merman, was recorded on RCA with Dinah Shore replacing Merman in the lead role(!). Merman's label, Decca, produced its own version with a studio cast led by Merman, which is what is issued here.

Track Listing
1. Call Me Madam, musical: The Hostess with the Mostes' on the Ball
2. Call Me Madam, musical: Washington Square Dance
3. Call Me Madam, musical: Lichtenburg (Cosmo's Opening)
4. Call Me Madam, musical: Can You Use Any Money Today?
5. Call Me Madam, musical: Marrying for Love
6. Call Me Madam, musical: The Ocarina
7. Call Me Madam, musical: It's a
Read more Lovely Day Today
8. Call Me Madam, musical: The Best Thing for You
9. Call Me Madam, musical: Something to Dance About
10. Call Me Madam, musical: Once Upon a Time Today
11. Call Me Madam, musical: They Like Ike
12. Call Me Madam, musical: You're Just in Love
13. Panama Hattie, musical: My Mother Would Love You
14. Panama Hattie, musical: I've Still Got My Health
15. Panama Hattie, musical: Let's Be Buddies
16. Panama Hattie, musical: Make it Another Old Fashioned, Please

ALL ME MADAM (1951)/PANAMA HATTIE (1940).
Includes liner notes by Max O. Preeo.
Digitally remastered by Suha Gur (March 2001).

CALL ME MADAM:
Principal cast includes: Ethel Merman, Dick Haymes.
Recorded on October 17, 1950 & November 20, 1950. Originally released as Decca (8035).

PANAMA HATTIE:
Principal cast includes: Ethel Merman, Joan Carroll.
Recorded on December 2, 1940. Originally released on Decca (203).
Personnel: Ethel Merman (vocals); Dick Haymes, Eileen Wilson (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Max O. Preeo.
Recording information: 12/02/1940-11/20/1950.
Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Call Me Madam: Excerpt(s) by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Ethel Merman (Voice), Dick Haymes (Voice)
2. Panama Hattie: Excerpt(s) by Cole Porter
Performer:  Eileen Wilson (Voice), Ethel Merman (Voice), Dick Haymes (Voice),
Joan Carroll (Voice)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook