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Babes In Arms / Studio Cast

Release Date: 10/18/2011 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 96691  
Composer:  Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Mardi BayneMary MartinJack Cassidy
Conductor:  Lehman Engel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraChorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This 1951 recording of the songs from Babes in Arms was the first serious attempt to record one of the most successful, hit-laden original Broadway scores created by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart. Between their first collaboration on a song in 1919 and Hart’s death in 1943, the team wrote almost thirty Broadway musicals and original songs for five film musicals. Babes in Arms had a successful and profitable, if not remarkable, Broadway run following its 1937 premiere, and the movie rights were sold to MGM the following year.


1. Overture - Orchestra
2. Where or When - Mary Martin
3. Babes in Arms - Jack Cassidy
4. I Wish I Were in Love Again - Jack Cassidy, Mardi
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5. Way Out West - Mardi Bayne
6. My Funny Valentine - Mary Martin
7. Johnny One Note - Mary Martin, Chorus
8. Imagine - Mardi Bayne
9. All at Once - Jack Cassidy, Mardi Bayne
10. The Lady Is a Tramp - Mary Martin
11. You Are So Fair - Jack Cassidy
12. Finale - Mary Martin, Chorus

Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart.
Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Lehman Engel.
Orchestrations by Ted Royal (tracks 7, 10, 12); Carol Huxley (tracks 1, 3–6, 8, 9, 11); Ben Ludlow (track 2) Vocal arrangements by Johnny Lesko

Produced by Goddard Lieberson. Recorded on March 20–21, 27 & April 2–3, 1951, in New York City.
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Works on This Recording

Babes in Arms by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Mardi Bayne (Voice), Mary Martin (Voice), Jack Cassidy (Voice)
Conductor:  Lehman Engel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 1951 
Venue:  New York, NY 

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