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Roberta/The Vagabond King / Original Casts

Release Date: 08/27/2002 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 018731   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jerome KernRudolf Friml
Performer:  Paula LaurenceAlfred DrakeKitty CarlisleMimi Benzell,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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2 LPs on 1 CD: ROBERTA (1946)/THE VAGABOND KING (1951).
ROBERTA composed by Jerome Kern. Lyrics written by Otto Harbach. THE VAGABOND KING composed by Rudolph Friml. Lyrics written W.H. Post and Brian Hooker.
Principal casts include: Kitty Carlisle, Alfred Drake, Paula Laurence, Kathryn Meisle, Mimi Benzell, Frances Bible.
Recorded on May 7 & 14, 1944 & January 15-16, 1951. Originally released on Decca 10" LPs. Includes liner notes by Eric Meyers.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.


1. Overture
2. You're Devastating
3. Let's Begin
4. Yesterdays
5. Something Had To Happen
6. Touch Of Your Hand, The Read more /> 7. I'll Be Hard To Handle
8. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
9. Don't Ask Me Not To Sing
10. Fashion Show
11. Lovely To Look At
12. Finale
13. Overture: Love Me Tonight / Song Of The Vagabonds / Only A Rose
14. Song Of The Vagabonds
15. Some Day
16. Only A Rose
17. Tomorrow
18. Huguette Waltz
19. Love Me Tonight
20. Nocturne-finale
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Works on This Recording

Roberta by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Paula Laurence (Voice), Alfred Drake (Voice), Kitty Carlisle (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USA 
The Vagabond King by Rudolf Friml
Performer:  Mimi Benzell (Voice), Alfred Drake (Voice), Frances Bible (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 

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