Listener Fredo suggested a show featuring rock covers of Broadway musical songs in honor of the upcoming Tony awards… Sounded good to me. Here’s what’s on the show tonight:
|Title||Artist||From the Musical|
|Some Enchanted Evening||Jay and the Americans||South Pacific|
|I Cain’t Say No||Poe||Oklahoma|
|Summertime||Janis Joplin (Big Brother & the Holding Company)||Porgy and Bess|
|You’re The One That I Want||The Beautiful South||Grease|
|Science Fiction/Double Feature||Me First and the Gimme Gimmes||Rocky Horror Picture Show|
|Do-Re-Mi||Sparks||The Sound of Music|
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I see you already corrected it on the website at least…on this week’s show, you say that “Some Enchanted Evening” is from “West Side Story” (not “South Pacific”).
Hey! That was fantastic! What a great show! Loved “Summertime”. Keep up the good work.
Greetings from Amsterdam.
Don’t forget Frank Sinatra’s version of “Luck Be A Lady” from Guys & Dolls.
How about playing a cover of Jay and The Americas?
Great show. I especially liked the rocky horror picture show cover. I am always impressed with your shows. Great entertainment and I have found so many bands listening to you. Thank You!
You may also want to correct the “Summertime” entry. Cheap Thrills is the album; the song comes from the Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” Another fine version is the Motown take on that classic by Billy Stewart.
Love the Broadway covers. If you do a show of movie musicals, I’d enjoy hearing something from the album “Punk Side Story”, which is the entire movie cast album of “West Side Story” performed by the punk band Schlong. It’s on iTMS if you want to hear samples.
Hey Brian. Technically, You’re the One That I Want wasn’t in the Broadway production of Grease, only in the movie. Instead, the big closing number is “All Choked Up.” Bending the rules a little maybe, but still, it was a good cover.
You mentioned in the broadcast that you weren’t sure whether or not the Rocky Horror Picture Show was on Broadway. It wasn’t, but the Rocky Horror Show (note, no ‘Picture’) was in New York twice: once at the
Belasco Theatre, (3/10/1975 – 4/5/1975) , and once at the Circle in the Square Theatre, (11/15/2000 – 1/6/2002) (with Joan Jett as Columbia!). I’m not sure if these theaters involved are considered Broadway, Off-Broadway, or other.
Aww, Brian, you can’t give me Janis Joplin in the middle of my workday — it makes me want to sing along! I thoroughly enjoyed the show, as usual. Thanks for digging up all this great music.