Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 11/24/15

Earlier recaps:

November 17, 10, 3 | October 27, 20, 13, 6 | September 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | August 18, 11, 4 | July 28, 21, 14, 7 | June 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | May 26, 19, 12, 5 | April 28, 21, 14, 7 | March 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | February 24, 17, 10, 3 | January 27, 20, 13, 6

Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.

CDs Now Available:

Act One: An Autobiography - Audiobook
(Blackstone Audio, Inc. - new on CD)
Moss Hart memoir in audiobook format. Unabridged. Foreword by Christopher Hart. Read by Jim Meskimen.

Cynthia Loves Sinatra
(new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Cynthia Crane with Mike Renzi. "When No One Cares / Only the Lonely," "All or Nothing At All," "When Your Lover Has Gone," "Drinking Again," "One for My Baby," "No One Ever Tells You," "The Night We Called It a Day," "Its Easy to Remember," "Hey Look / No Crying." Also available directly from CD Baby. Released 11/1/15.

Elaine Paige: I'm Still Here - Live At The Royal Albert Hall
(Import CD/DVD)
Live concert performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Also available directly from the UK at Amazon UK.

The Essential Liz Callaway
(Working Girl Records - new on CD/mp3)
Includes her definitive recordings plus five new tracks. "Journey to the Past," "What More Do I Need?," "Make Someone Happy/something Wonderful," "Leavin' on a Jet Plane," "Meadowlark," "My Heart Is So Full of You," "You There in the Back Row," "I'll Be Here*," "Once Upon a December," "Since You Stayed Here," "When Hope Goes," "Not a Day Goes By*," "Another Hundred Lyrics" (Lauren Mayer lyrics), "Downtown," "Didn't We/MacArthur Park," "Memory," "Back to Before*," "The Story Goes On."

Legerdemain: Duncan Sheik
(+180 Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Original material by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening). 16 tracks - iTunes version includes two bonus tracks. Released 10/9/15.

The MUSICality of Youmans
(JAY Records - on CD/at iTunes)
Nancy Anderson, Brent Barrett, Klea Blackhurst, Matt Bogart, Kim Criswell, Sutton Foster, Debbie Gravitte, Beth Leavel, Norm Lewis, Ron Raines, Christiane Noll, Max Von Essen, Karen Ziemba. "Without a Song" (Great Day), "More Than You Know" (Great Day), "Rise and Shine" (Take a Chance), "Sometimes I'm Happy" (A Night Out), "Tea for Two" (No, No, Nanette), "I Want a Man" (Rainbow), "Why, Oh Why?" (Hit the Deck), "Time on My Hands" (Smiles), "Music Makes Me" (Flying Down to Rio), "Where Has My Hubby Gone Blues" (No, No, Nanette), "Flying Down to Rio" (Flying Down to Rio), "Hallelujah" (Hit the Deck), "Tea for Two (Complete Version)" (No, No, Nanette). CD Available at Amazon UK. There is an link, but not available to order at this time.

Sandy Wilson's His Monkey Wife OLC + Selections from Aladdin
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
Sandy Wilson's musical adaptation of John Collier's novel "His Monkey Wife (or, Married to a Chimp)" Commissioned by and ran at Hampstead Theatre Club in England in 1971. Original cast includes June Ritchie, Robert Swann and Bridget Armstrong. Also included are selections from Wilson's Aladdin score, commissioned by Lyric Theatre Hammersmith in 1979 with original cast Elisabeth Welch, Christine McKenna, Belinda Lang, Joe Melia and Aubrey Woods.

Songs for You: Telly Leung
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
"New York State of Mind," "You Gotta Be," "I (Am What I Am) Have Nothing," "Human Nature," "Dreamscape," "Leaving on Jet Plane," "I Just Had to Hear Your Voice," "Second Chances," "(Send Me) on My Way," "Being Alive," "Make Your Own Kind of Music," "A Song for You."


Diana Ross Sings Songs from The Wiz
(Motown Universal - on mp3/at iTunes)
Album recorded in 1978 for a 1979 release which was canceled. Remastered and produced by Andrew Skurow, George Solomon and Harry Weinger. Tracks include "Ease on Down the Road," "Wonder Wonder Why," "You Can't Win," "The Feeling We Once Had," "A Brand New Day (Everybody Rejoice)," "Believe in Yourself," "Be a Lion," "Home," and more.

Pony Girl: Loose Cattle
(Low Heat Records - digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Michael Cerveris and singing partner Kimberly Kaye, along with their band Loose Cattle, perform country version of cut song from Fun Home by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron. Band includes Gabriel Caplan (guitars), Alex Harvey (mandolin and guitars), Justin Smith (fiddle), Lorenzo Wolff (bass), and Eddy Zweiback (drums).

Shanice Williams: Home
(Masterworks - digital single on mp3)
"Home" from the original television cast of the Wiz LIVE!. To be available 11/25/15.

BOOKs Now Available:

China Doll
(TCG - Paperback Book)
New play by David Mamet, premiering on Broadway October 21. 96 pages.

Harlem's Theaters: A Staging Ground for Community, Class, and Contradiction, 1923-1939
(Northwestern Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Adrienne Macki Braconi. Study of three important community-based theaters in Harlem. The author uses textual analysis, performance reconstruction, and audience reception to examine the complex dynamics of productions by the Krigwa Players, the Harlem Experimental Theatre, and the Negro Theatre of the Federal Theatre Project. 280 pages.


Hairspray Vinyl
(Masterworks - new vinyl album)
OBC recording on vinyl.

Nancy Lamott Sings David Zippel
(Midder Music - new on CD/mp3)
From live and in the studio performances by the late Nancy Lamott. Marvin Hamlisch and Cy Coleman accompany on their own songs. Intro, "You Can Always Count on Me," "Another Mr. Right," Intro to "In Someone Else's Arms," "In Someone Else's Arms," Outro to "In Someone Else's Arms," Intro to "Let Go," "Let Go Life's Ambition (I Was Born to Be a Slide Trombone)," "Lost and Found," "I'll Be There for Him," "Camel's Blues," "Loud Is Good," "How Can I Win?," "Lullaby," "In Someone Else's Arms (Pop Demo)," "Let Go," "Why Don't We Run Away," "With Every Breath I Take," "(Christmas) Stay with Me," "Just in Time for Christmas." Liner notes by David Zippel tell you the history of each song.

The Wiz Live! DVD
(Universal Studios - new on DVD)
NBC live musical. Cast includes Shanice Williams, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common, Stephanie Mills, and Cirque du Soleil. New material by Harvey Fierstein. Choreographer Fatima Robinson. Executive Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Music Director Stephen Oremus. 121 minutes.


August Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle: Critical Perspectives on the Plays
(McFarland and Co - Paperback Book)
Sandra G. Shannon (Editor). Collection of new essays explores the development of the author's ethos across his twenty-year creative career. 277 pages.


Added to January 15, 2016

Johnny Gallagher: Six Day Hurricane
(Rockwood Music Hall Recordings - new on CD)
Deubt album by John Gallagher, Jr. "Bessie I Don't Blame You," "Sarasota Someone," "Dead for a Year," "Two Fists Full," "Dangerous Strangers," "Why Oh Why Am I This Way?," "One Flower Short," "Imagine If," "Those Wild Woods." Recorded in Greenpoint, Brooklyn Conrad Korsch on bass, Brian Delaney on drums, Gallagher on guitar with Thad DeBrock on guitar, piano, organ and pedal steel. "Two Fists Full" single now available on Soundcloud.

Track list announced:

The Wiz Live! Original Soundtrack
(Sony Masterworks/Broadway Records - on CD)
Soundtrack recording from 2015 "The Wiz Live" televised live musical. Cast includes Shanice Williams, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common, Stephanie Mills. "Prologue," "The Feeling We Once Had," "Tornado," "He's the Wizard," "Soon As I Get Home," "You Can't Win," "Ease On Down the Road," "Slide Some Oil to Me," "I'm a Mean Ole Lion," "Be a Lion," "So You Wanted to See the Wizard," "What Would I Do If I Could Feel," "We Got It," "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News," "A Brand New Day," "Y'All Got It," "Believe in Yourself," "Home." New material by Harvey Fierstein. Music producer Harvey Mason Jr. Music Director Stephen Oremus. Also pre-ordering at Broadway Records.

Added, no release date:

Allegiance OBC
To be recorded January 2016 for private label release.