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Jimmy / Original Cast Recording

Release Date: 04/07/2009 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 05093  
Composer:  Bill Jacob
Performer:  Clifford FearlEdward BeckerPaul ForrestAnita Gillette,   ... 
Conductor:  Milton Rosenstock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 49 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jack L. Warner
in association with Don Saxon

Book: Melville Shavelson
Music & lyrics: Bill & Patti Jacob

Based on the novel "Beau James" by Gene Fowler and the screenplay by Jack Rose and Melville Shavelson

Musical direction and vocal arrangements: Milton Rosenstock

Musical arrangements: Jack Andrews

Dance arrangements: John Berkman

Musical numbers staged by Peter Gennaro

Directed by Joseph Anthony

Produced for records by Andy Wiswell
Recorded 11/2/69 at RCA
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Track Listing:
1. Overture, 3:50
2. Will You Think Of Me Tomorrow?, 1:00 - Frank Gorshin
3. The Little Woman, 3:20 - William Griffis / Jack Collins / Frank Gorshin
4. The Darlin' Of New York, 4:40 - Jack Collins / William Griffis / Evan Thompson / Julie Wilson / Frank Gorshin / Company
5. Oh, Gee!, 1:25 - Anita Gillette
6. The Walker Walk, 1:40 - Dorothy Claire / Frank Gorshin / Company
7. That Old Familiar Ring, 2:20 - Anita Gillette / Frank Gorshin
8. The Walker Walk (reprise), 2:30 - Jack Collins / Company
9. I Only Wanna Laugh, 3:15 - Julie Wilson
10. What's Out There For Me?, 3:10 - Frank Gorshin
11. Riverside Drive, 4:10 - Frank Gorshin / Company
12. The Squabble Song, 2:30 - Frank Gorshin / Anita Gillette
13. One In A Million, 2:50 - Frank Gorshin / Anita Gillette
14. It's A Nice Place To Visit, 1:55 - Paul Forrest / Stanley Simmonds / Edward Becker / Henry Lawrence / Clifford Fearl / Carol Conte / Company
15. The Charmin' Son-Of-A-Bitch, 2:20 - Julie Wilson
16. Jimmy, 2:55 - Anita Gillette
17. Our Jimmy, 2:30 - Jack Collins / Frank Gorshin / Julie Wilson / Evan Thompson / William Griffis / Dorothy Claire / Company
18. Life Is A One-Way Street, 2:20 - Frank Gorshin
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Works on This Recording

Jimmy by Bill Jacob
Performer:  Clifford Fearl (Voice), Edward Becker (Voice), Paul Forrest (Voice),
Anita Gillette (Voice), Evan Thompson (Voice), William Griffis (Voice),
Frank Gorshin (Voice), Jack Collins (Voice), Julie Wilson (Voice),
Dorothy Claire (Voice), Stanley Simmonds (Voice), Henry Lawrence (Voice),
Carol Conte (Voice)
Conductor:  Milton Rosenstock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/02/69 
Venue:  RCA Studio C, New York City 
Length: 48 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Patti Jacob. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 FINALLY!!! March 26, 2013 By PETER J. (SANTA MONICA , CA) See All My Reviews "JIMMY is one of those musicals, like MACK AND MABEL, that always has people scratching their heads and wondering why it wasn't a major hit. I've treasured my LP for decades now, and and I'm thrilled to have it on CD. Just try listening to it ... believe me, it's hard to get some of the songs out of your head, particularly Julie Wilson's 11:00 number "The Charmin' Charmin' Charmin' Son of a Bitch!" My guess is that it doesn't have a bang-up ending like the previous NYC mayor musical, FIORELLO! (There was also another NYC mayor musical years later, titled, appropriately, MAYOR, about Ed Koch.) So ... go for it! If you're a Broadway Musical fan, you won't regret it! And thanks, Arkiv, for making this available. A couple related thoughts: 1) Isn't it about time for someone to put out a restored, original ratio DVD and Blu-Ray of BEAU JAMES? That was the movie take on Mayor Jimmy Walker, starring Bob Hope. 2) Little known fact: Walker's mistress, Betty Compton, lived next to Ruth and Eileen Sherwood, of MY SISTER EILEEN fame, on one- block long Gay Street in Greenwich Village." Report Abuse
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