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Oklahoma! / 1952 Studio Cast


Release Date: 02/03/2009 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 92867  
Composer:  Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Nelson EddyKaye BallardVirginia HaskinsPortia Nelson,   ... 
Conductor:  Jay Blackton
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Complete Track List:

1. Overture, 5:12
2. Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin', 3:20 - Nelson Eddy
3. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top, 5:49 - Nelson Eddy / Portia Nelson / Virginia Haskins
4. Kansas City, 1:55 - Wilton Clary / Portia Nelson / Male Chorus
5. I Cain't Say No, 3:29 - Kaye Ballard
6. Entrance Of Ensemble, 1:00
7. Many a New Day - Virginia Haskins / Chorus
8. It's a Scandal! It's a Outrage!, 3:21 - David Morris / Chorus
9. People Will Say We're In Love - Virginia Haskins / Nelson Eddy
10. Pore Jud Is Daid, 4:54 - Nelson Eddy / Lee Cass
11. Lonely Room, 2:19 - Lee Cass
12. Out Of My Dreams, 2:42 - Virginia Haskins / Chorus
13. The
Read more Farmer And The Cowman, 4:22 - David Atkinson / Wilton Clary / Nelson Eddy / Portia Nelson / Kaye Ballard / Chorus
14. All Er Nothin', 3:30 - Wilton Clary / Kaye Ballard
15. People Will Say We're In Love (reprise), 1:28 - Nelson Eddy / Virginia Haskins
16. Oklahoma!, 2:54 - Ensemble / Chorus

Bonus Tracks:

17. Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin', 2:29 - John Raitt
18. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top, 3:17 - John Raitt / Jay Blackton
19. People Will Say We're In Love, 3:47 - John Raitt / Patricia Northrup / Jay Blackton
20. Oklahoma!, 3:08 - John Raitt / Jay Blackton

The four bonus tracks included here represent the first authorized digital release of an early studio recording of highlights from Oklahoma!, released as a 10-inch LP that also included excerpts from Carousel, in the RCA Victor “Show Time” series. Jay Blackton conducts a studio orchestra and chorus in this 1953 recording that features John Raitt as Curly and Patricia Northrup as Laurey. Three years later, Blackton would share with Robert Russell Bennett and Adolph Deutsch an Academy Award® for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture for the film version of Oklahoma! Raitt was a relative unknown in 1944 when he stunned Rodgers and Hammerstein with his audition to replace Alfred Drake, the original Curly, in the Broadway production of Oklahoma! Raitt was cast instead in the show’s Chicago company and toured in it before Rodgers and Hammerstein brought him to New York to create the role of Billy Bigelow in Carousel. In 1964, Raitt starred in a complete studio recording of Oklahoma!, also available from Masterworks Broadway.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Nelson Eddy (Baritone), Kaye Ballard (Voice), Virginia Haskins (Soprano),
Portia Nelson (Voice), Wilton Clary (Voice), David Morris (Voice),
Lee Cass (Voice), David Atkinson (Voice)
Conductor:  Jay Blackton
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1952 
Venue:  CBS 30th Street Studio, New York CIty 
2.
Oklahoma!: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  John Raitt (Voice)
Conductor:  Jay Blackton
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/29/1953 
3.
Oklahoma!: The Surrey with the Fringe on Top by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  John Raitt (Voice)
Conductor:  Jay Blackton
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/29/1953 
4.
Oklahoma!: People Will Say We're In Love by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Patricia Northrup (Voice), John Raitt (Voice)
Conductor:  Jay Blackton
Written: 1943 
Date of Recording: 05/29/1953 
5.
Oklahoma!: Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  John Raitt (Voice)
Conductor:  Jay Blackton
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/29/1953 

Sound Samples

Overture
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Kansas City
I Cain't Say No
Entrance Of Ensemble
Many a New Day
It's a Scandal! It's a Outrage!
People Will Say We're In Love
Pore Jud Is Daid
Lonley Room
Out Of My Dreams
The Farmer And The Cowman
All Er Nothin'
People Will Say We're In Love (reprise)
Oklahoma!
Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' (Bonus Track)
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top (Bonus Track)
People Will Say We're In Love (Bonus Track)
Oklahoma! (Bonus Track)

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