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Patti Lupone Live


Release Date: 06/08/1993 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 61797   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Cole PorterKurt WeillMatt DennisBilly Strayhorn,   ... 
Performer:  Jackie O'NeillBrian MillerMike VaccaroJoel Dibartolo,   ... 
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"She's more than capable of living up to every story you hear about her, outrageous as well as courageous. A night out with her is not for the faint-hearted. Neither is squaring off with her onstage, and I mean that as a compliment." -- Michael Cerveris, Patti Lupone's co-star in the 2005 revival of "Sweeney Todd

A full-fledged Broadway musical star in an age when that kind of stardom does not transfer automatically to any other area of entertainment, Patti LuPone, whose stage credits included Evita, Les Miserables, and Anything Goes, was coming out of four non-singing years on the TV drama Life Goes On when she performed the series of live performances excerpted here at the Westwood Playhouse in Los Angeles in
Read more January 1993. (At the top of the show, she announced that she was leaving for London to perform in Sunset Boulevard, an experience that would prove both a career debacle and a financial windfall when Andrew Lloyd Webber broke her contract to open the show on Broadway, opting for the bigger name Glenn Close.) Naturally, the anchors of the act were the songs with which she was associated through her stage triumphs: "I Get a Kick Out of You," "Anything Goes," "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," and "I Dreamed a Dream." But her dramatic skills and clarion voice proved well suited to a wide range of other theater material, especially songs written by Kurt Weill, such as a medley of "My Ship" from Lady in the Dark and "Surabaya Johnny" from Happy End, and the encore, "Lost in the Stars." She also handled well period pop, such as the Billy Strayhorn standard "Lush Life" and the Louis Jordan classic "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens," though the choices of contemporary pop, while well sung, were less impressive. This was as much an act as a concert, with written patter that made it suitable for nightclubs, even if it was unnecessary on disc. Nevertheless, the album made an excellent introduction to a major performer who remained a kind of an international secret.
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Works on This Recording

1. Anything Goes: I get a kick out of you by Cole Porter
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
2. One touch of Venus: I'm a stranger here myself by Kurt Weill
Performer:  John McDaniel (Piano), Peter Woodford (Guitar), Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass),
Brian Miller (Drums), Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Wally Snow (Percussion),
Patti LuPone (Voice), Mike Vaccaro (Winds)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; New York, USA 
3. Knickerbocker Holiday: It never was you by Kurt Weill
Performer:  John McDaniel (Piano), Wally Snow (Percussion), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Patti LuPone (Voice), Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Brian Miller (Drums), Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
4. Everything Happens to Me by Matt Dennis
Performer:  Patti LuPone (Voice), Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Brian Miller (Drums), Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
5. Lush Life by Billy Strayhorn
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
6. Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens by Alex Kramer
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
7. Annie Get Your Gun: I got the sun in the morning by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
8. Dirty Hands, Dirty Face by James V. Monaco
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
9. And His Rocking Horse Ran Away by James Van Heusen
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
10. Lady in the Dark: My ship by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
11. Happy End: Surabaya Johnny by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
12. Baghdad Café: Calling You by Robert Telsen
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1987 
13. Get Here by Brenda Russell
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
14. Aladdin: Come to the Supermarket In Old Peking by Cole Porter
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
15. Company: Being Alive by Stephen Sondheim
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; USA 
16. Looking for Love on Broadway by James Taylor
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
17. Evita: Don't Cry for Me Argentina by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976/1978; England 
18. Sleepy Man by Robert Waldman
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
19. The Baker's Wife: Meadowlark by Stephen Schwartz
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1989; USA 
20. Oliver!: As Long as He Needs Me by Lionel Bart
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960 
21. The Cradle Will Rock: Nickel under the foot by Marc Blitzstein
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937 
22. Les Misérables: I Dreamed a Dream by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
23. Anything Goes: Anything goes by Cole Porter
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
24. Annie Get Your Gun: Moonshine Lullaby by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
25. Heaven by Julie Gold
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
26. Lost in the Stars: Lost in the stars by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Jackie O'Neill (Synthesizer), Brian Miller (Drums), Mike Vaccaro (Winds),
Joel Dibartolo (Electric Bass), Patti LuPone (Voice), Peter Woodford (Guitar),
Wally Snow (Percussion), John McDaniel (Piano)
Conductor:  John McDaniel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 

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