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Let It Ride! / Original Cast Recording

Release Date: 04/07/2009 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 05086  
Composer:  Jay Livingston
Performer:  Barbara NicholsTed ThurstonSam LeveneLarry Alpert,   ... 
Conductor:  Jay Blackton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Joel Spector presents

Book: Abram S. Ginnes

Based on the play "Three Men And A Horse" by John Cecil Holm and George Abbott
Additional material by Ronny Graham

Musical direction: Jay Blackton
Vocal director: Jerry Packer
Orchestrations by Raymond Jaimes
Dance music arrangements by Billy Goldenberg

Recorded 11/5/61 at Webster Hall, New York City
Produced for records by George Avakian & Joe Linhart

1. Overture,
Read more 2:50 - Orchestra  
2. Run, Run, Run, 2:57 - George Avakian / Joe Linhart / Company  
3. The Nicest Thing, 2:12 - Paula Stewart  
4. Hey, Jimmy, Joe, John, Jim, Jack, 3:40 - George Gobel  
5. Broads Ain't People, 3:27 - George Gobel / Harold Gary / Larry Alpert / Albert Linville  
6. Let It Ride, 4:24 - Sam Levene / Company  
7. I'll Learn Ya, 2:42 - George Gobel / Sam Levene
8. Love, Let Me Know, 2:22 - Paula Stewart / Stanley Grover
9. Happy Birthday, Erwin, 1:57 - Chorus
10. Everything Beautiful, 3:05 - George Gobel / Chorus  
11. Who's Doing What To Erwin?, 2:35 - Paula Stewart / Ted Thurston / Stanley Grover / Maggie Worth  
12. I Wouldn't Have Had To, 3:47 - Barbara Nichols  
13. There's Something About A Horse, 2:23 - Company
14. He Needs You, 2:55 - George Gobel / Larry Alpert / Albert Linville / Sam Levene
15. Just An Honest Mistake, 4:09 - Ted Thurston / Stanley Simmonds / Company
16. His Own Little Island, 2:44 - George Gobel
17. If Flutterby Wins/Finale, 2:22 - George Gobel / Sam Levene / Larry Alpert / Albert Linville / Harold Gary / Company    
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Works on This Recording

Let It Ride! by Jay Livingston
Performer:  Barbara Nichols (Voice), Ted Thurston (Voice), Sam Levene (Voice),
Larry Alpert (Voice), George Gobel (Voice), Paula Stewart (Voice),
Harold Gary (Voice), Albert Linville (Voice), Stanley Grover (Voice),
Maggie Worth (Voice), Stanley Simmonds (Voice)
Conductor:  Jay Blackton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/05/1961 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York, NY 
Length: 50 Minutes 31 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 I am speechless August 22, 2015 By Howard Fox (Los Angeles, CA) See All My Reviews "I had always heard that LET IT RIDE was not a very good show. That is putting it mildly. I found it all but unlistenable." Report Abuse
 OBVIOUS ATTEMPT TO CREATE ANOTHER "GUYS AND DOLLS" March 20, 2013 By PETER J. (SANTA MONICA , CA) See All My Reviews "Lovable lug gamblers. Check. Sam Levene. Check. Barbara Nichols in for Vivian Blaine. Check. I was delighted to be able to replace my old Original Cast LP, but I'm afraid this puppy is showing its age. With songs like "Broads Ain't People", and the icky "Hey Jimmy Joe John Jim Jack", I doubt there'll be many revivals of this show. Even the one number I recalled as being a delight ... the 11:00 Would-Be Show Stopper "Just an Honest Mistake" isn't really as witty as I recalled. And up-dating the 1935 THREE MEN ON A HORSE (mistakenly listed as THREE MEN AND A HORSE in the booklet notes)to the 1960s doesn't work.) On the other hand, Lonesome George Gobel, in his only Broadway musical, is quite charming, with a pleasant, engaging voice. This one is pretty much for OC completists. Fortunately, there are still a lot of us around. Thanks for all your work in transferring hard to find LPs to CDs, guys!" Report Abuse
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