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Kern: Show Boat, Music In The Air, & Roberta Highlights

Collins,Michael & His Orche
Release Date: 03/04/2008 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 35980  
Composer:  Jerome Kern
Performer:  Isabelle LucasDora BryanShirley BasseyMarlys Watters,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael CollinsAlan BradenCyril Ornadel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Collins OrchestraRita Williams SingersLinden Singers,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Show Boat (highlights) (Musical play in two acts based on the novel by Edna Ferber; Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics for 'Bill' by P. G. Wodehouse & Oscar Hammerstein II)

Disc 1

1 Overture (Darkies all work on de Mississippi) (chorus, orchestra)

Act I
2 Where's the mate for me? (Who cares if my boat goes upstream?) (Ravenal) - Make-Believe (Only make believe I love you) (Ravenal, Magnolia)
3 Ol' man river (Dere's an ol' man called de Mississippi) (Joe, chorus)
4 Can't help lovin' dat man (Oh, listen, sister) (Julie, chorus)
5 Life upon the wicked stage (Ellie, Girls)
6 I might fall back on you (After I have looked around the world)
Read more (Ellie, Frank)
7 You are love (Once a wand'ring ne'er-do-well) (Ravenal, Magnolia)

Act II
8 I still suits me (Keep on a'naggin') (Joe, Queenie)
9 Why do I love you? (I'm walking on the air, dear) (Magnolia, Ravenal, chorus)
10 Bill (I used to dream that I would discover) (Julie)
11 Finale (Life upon the wicked stage) (Ellie, Ravenal, Magnolia, chorus)

Music in the Air (Musical adventure in two acts; Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II)

Act I
12 And love was born (A warm spring night was stirred by a breeze) (Cornelius)
13 I've told every little star (I make up things to say) (chorus, Sieglinde)
14 I'm alone (Frieda, chorus)

Act II
15 When the spring is in the air (Sieglinde, chorus)
16 The song is you (I hear music when I look at you) (Sieglinde, Bruno, chorus)

Roberta (Musical comedy in two acts based on the novel Gowns by Roberta by Alice Duer Miller; Book and lyrics by Otto Harbach)

17 You're devastating (When I think of who you are) (Huckleberry, chorus) (Prologue)

Act I
18 Yesterdays (Aunt Minnie)
19 I'll be hard to handle (Now we'll say: 'Till something do us part!') (Clementina) (lyrics by Bernard Dougall)

Act II
20 Smoke gets in your eyes (They asked me how I knew) (Stephanie, chorus)
Lovely to look at (Clothes must play a part) (John, chorus) (lyrics by Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Show Boat: Excerpt(s) by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Isabelle Lucas (Voice), Dora Bryan (Voice), Shirley Bassey (Voice),
Marlys Watters (Voice), Don McKay (Voice), Inia Te Wiata (Bass),
Geoffrey Webb (Voice)
Conductor:  Michael Collins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Collins Orchestra,  Rita Williams Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Date of Recording: 1959 
2.
Music in the Air: Excerpt(s) by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Maggie Fitzgibbon (Voice), Andy Cole (Voice), Marion Grimaldi (Voice)
Conductor:  Alan Braden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden Singers,  New World Show Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932 
Date of Recording: 05/17/1961 
3.
Roberta: Excerpt(s) by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Kevin Scott (Voice), Maggie Fitzgibbon (Voice), June Bronhill (Soprano),
Andy Cole (Voice)
Conductor:  Cyril Ornadel,  Alan Braden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden Singers,  Cyril Ornadel Orchestra,  Rita Williams Singers  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1959-1961 

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