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Annie Get Your Gun [remaster]

Release Date: 07/25/2000 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 159243   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Irving Berlin
Performer:  Ethel MermanLeslie FysonBenay VenutaNeilson Taylor
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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This remastered edition of the 1946 Decca Original Cast album of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN also contains four bonus tracks originally included on ETHEL MERMAN SINGS ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.
Music and lyrics composed by Irving Berlin.
Principal cast includes: Ethel Merman (Annie Oakley); Ray Middleton (Frank Butler); William O'Neal (Colonel William F. Cody); Marty May (Charlie Davenport); John Garth III (trainman); Art Barnett (Foster Wilson); Lea Penman (Dolly Tate); Betty Ann Nyman (Winnie Tate); Kenny Bowers (Tommy Keeler); Nancy Jean Rabb (Minnie Oakley); Camilla De Witt (Jessie Oakley); Marlene Cameron (Nellie Oakley); Clifford Sales (Little Jake Oakley); Leon Bibb (waiter); Clyde Turner (porter); Harry Bellaver (Chief Sitting
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1973 recordings cast includes: Ethel Merman (Annie Oakley); Leslie Fyson, Benay Venuta, Neilson Taylor.
Recorded on May 26 & 28, 1946 and in 1973. Originally released Decca (468). Includes original LP liner notes by Louis Untemeyer and reissue liner notes by Max O. Preeo.
Digitally remastered by Greg Calbi (2000).
The tale of the sharpshooting woman Annie Oakley is one of Irving Berlin's great masterpieces for the stage. When it was created in 1946, Berlin had long since conquered Broadway and moved on to Hollywood, only to return to the stage in the early '40s. The star of the show was Ethel Merman, and the combination of composer and singer proved highly successful. Berlin created some of his most memorable tunes, and Merman brought them to life with her inimitable brass. Aside from hits such as "They Say It's Wonderful," "The Girl That I Marry," and "Anything You Can Do," the show featured one of the all-time great Broadway anthems, "There's No Business Like Show Business."


1. Doin' What Comes Natur'lly
Performer: Ethel Merman (Singer)

2. Girl That I Marry, The
Performer: Ray Middleton (Singer)

3. You Can't Get A Man With A Gun
Performer: Ethel Merman (Singer)

4. There's No Business Like Show Business

5. They Say It's Wonderful
Performer: Ethel Merman (Singer), Ray Middleton (Singer)

6. Moonshine Lullaby

7. My Defenses Are Down
Performer: Ray Middleton (Singer)

8. I'm An Indian Too
Performer: Ethel Merman (Singer)

9. I Got Lost In His Arms
Performer: Ethel Merman (Singer)

10. Who Do You Love, I Hope?
Performer: Robert Lenn (Singer), Kathleen Carnes (Singer)

11. I Got The Sun In The Morning
Performer: Ethel Merman (Singer)

12. Anything You Can Do
Performer: Ethel Merman (Singer), Ray Middleton (Singer)

13. Overture

14. Colonel Buffalo Bill
Performer: Leslie Fyson (Singer), Benay Venuta (Singer)

15. I'm A Bad, Bad Man
Performer: Neilson Taylor (Singer)

16. Old Fashioned Wedding, An
Performer: Neilson Taylor (Singer), Ethel Merman (Singer)
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Works on This Recording

Annie Get Your Gun by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Ethel Merman (Voice), Leslie Fyson (Baritone), Benay Venuta (Voice),
Neilson Taylor (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; United States 

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 Incomplete June 3, 2013 By David L. (chicago, IL) See All My Reviews "This is interesting only because it shows the beginning of the Annie role. The 1954 production is tons better." Report Abuse
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