Oscar Hammerstein II - Oscar-Winning Words Part II - CD
With the Original Broadway 'Carmen Jones' cast, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Garry Stevens, Dorothy Kirsten, Claire Chatwin, Mary Mayo, Edmund Hockridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Perry Como, Shirley Bassey. Featuring Songs from Carmen Jones, Allegro, South Pacific, The King And I, Me And Juliet, Cinderella, Pipe Dream, Flower Drum Song, The Sound Of Music. In Part I of 'Oscar-Winning Words' we told the story of Oscar Hammerstein II’s collaboration with composers Sigmund Romberg, Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers. In Part II we continue with Hammerstein’s partnership with Rodgers. We hope you will enjoy this two-part tribute to Oscar Hammerstein II who died on August 23rd 1960, leaving us a legacy of lyrics about every subject under the sun. He won a Pulitzer Prize for 'Oklahoma!', a Donaldson Award for 'Carmen Jones' and 'Carousel', and Academy Awards for 'The Last Time I Saw Paris' and 'It Might As Well Be Spring'.
Hammerstein’s real talent was for the big theatrical gesture, first notably in 'Show Boat', and the power of his writing was enough to change the character of Rodgers’ music, and perhaps help to create what is arguably one of the best song writing collaborations in musical history.
Tracklisting: 1. Dat’s Love (Habanera) - Muriel Smith / 2. Stan’ Up And Fight (Toreador Song) - Glenn Bryant and Chorus / 3. Dis Flower (Flower Song) - Luther Saxon/Songs From The1947 Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical Play, 'Allegro' / 4. A Fellow Needs A Girl - Frank Sinatra with Axel Stordahl and his Orchestra / 5. The Gentleman Is A Dope - Dinah Shore with Sonny Burke and his
Orchestra / 6. So Far - Garry Stevens with the Tex Beneke-Glenn Miller Orchestra/Songs From The 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical Play, 'South Pacific' / 7. Some Enchanted Evening - Frank Sinatra and Dorothy Kirsten with Johnny Green and his Orchestra / 8. A Wonderful Guy - Claire Chatwin with the Tex Beneke-Glenn Miller Orchestra / 9. Bali Ha’I - Mary Mayo with the Tex Beneke- Glenn Miller Orchestra / 10. Younger Than Springtime - Frank Sinatra with Skitch Henderson and his Orchestra / 11. Happy Talk - Ella Fitzgerald with Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra / 12. I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair - Ella Fitzgerald with Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra/Songs From the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical play 'The King And I' / 13. Hello, Young
Lovers - Frank Sinatra with Graham Forbes, piano / 14. I Whistle A Happy Tune - Frank Sinatra with Axel Stordahl and his Orchestra / 15. Getting To Know You - Dinah Shore with Henri Rene and his Orchestra / 16. We Kiss In A Shadow - Frank Sinatra with Axel Stordahl and his Orchestra / 17. I Have Dreamed - Doris Day with Jim Harbert and his Orchestra / 18. Something Wonderful - Doris
Day with Henry Zimmermann and his Orchestra/Song from the 1953 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, 'Me And Juliet' / 19. No Other Love - Perry Como with Henri Rene, his Orchestra and Chorus/Song from the 1957 Rodgers and Hammerstein TV pantomime,'Cinderella' / 20. Do I Love You (Because You’Re Beautiful) ? - Edmund Hockridge wth Bill Shepherd and his Orchestra and the
Beryl Scott Chorus, Song from the 1955 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “Pipe Dream” / 21.All At Once You love Her: Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres and his orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers / Song from the 1958 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “Flower Drum Song” / 22. I Enjoy Being A Girl: Doris Day with Frank De Vol and his Orchestra, Songs from the 1959 Rodgers and
Hammerstein musical, “The Sound Of Music” / 23. The Sound Of Music: Doris Day with Axel Stordahl and his Orchestra / 24. Climb Ev’ry Mountain: Shirley Bassey with Geoff Love and his Orchestra