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Musical theater from off the beaten path. Obscure and unusual show tunes from within the canon and without, flops, failures, and the newest works from up-and-coming artists—plus tried-and-true hits. Also, occasional appearances from songs that are not show tunes (but only if they go really well with show tunes).

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
Living Voices  Nellie Kelly I Love You   Options Living Voices Sing the Music from the Broadway Musical George M!  RCA Records  1968  Music & Lyrics: George M. Cohan 
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Megan Mullally and Supreme Music Program  You Took Advantage of Me   Options Free Again  Hepursef  2007  Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Lorenz Hart 
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Mark Barrett & Catherine Francoise  What's the Use of Talking?   Options The Girl Friend (Colchester Cast)  TER  1987  Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Lorenz Hart 
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Helen Gallagher, Bobby Van & Buster Davis  You Can Dance with Any Girl at All   Options No, No, Nanette (New Broadway Cast Recording)  Sony BMG Music Entertainment  1971  Music: Vincent Youmans Lyrics: Irving Caesar & Otto Harbach 
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Michael Borowitz & Ohio Light Opera  Oh, dear days of long ago   Options The Cabaret Girl (Ohio Light Opera Production)  Albany Records  2009  Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: George Grossmith & P.G. Wodehouse 
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Ian Bostridge & Jeffrey Tate  Parisian Pierrot   Options The Noël Coward Songbook  EMI Records, Ltd.  2002  Music & Lyrics: Noël Coward 
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Keith Lockhart  Mountain Greenery   Options My Favorite Things: A Richard Rodgers Celebration  BMG Entertainment  2002  Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Lorenz Hart 
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Johnny Marvin  To Know You Is to Love You   Options Show Tunes of the 1920's Vol. 3  Van Up Records  2011  Music: Ray Henderson Lyrics: Lew Brown & B.G. DeSylva 
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Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders  I Can't Give You Anything But Love   Options I Can't Give You Anything But Love/Dream House  Victor  1928  Music: Jimmy McHugh Lyrics: Dorothy Fields 
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John Steel  Little Butterfly   Options Little Butterfly/An Orange Grove in California  Victor  1924  Music & Lyrics: Irving Berlin 
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Gilbert Childs  DON'T LET THEM SCRAP THE BRITISH NAVY   Options Highlights from The Co-Optimists  World Records  1978  Music: Melville Gideon Lyrics: R.P. Weston & Bert Lee 
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Ruth Etting  Button Up Your Overcoat   Options Button Up Your Overcoat/Mean to Me  Columbia  1928  Music: Ray Henderson Lyrics: Lew Brown & B.G. DeSylva    0:44:32 (Pop‑up)
Gene Austin  Ain't Misbehavin'   Options Ain't Misbehavin'  Victor  1929  Music: Fats Waller & Harry Brooks Lyrics: Andy Razaf 
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Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra  What Is This Thing Called Love?   Options I Love You  RCA  1955  Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter 
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Noël Coward  Mary Make Believe   Options A Room with a View/Mary Make Believe  His Master’s Voice  1928  Music & Lyrics: Noël Coward    0:59:33 (Pop‑up)
Avon Long & Thelma Carpenter  I'm Just Wild About Harry   Options Blackbirds of 1928/Shuffle Along  Masterworks Broadway  2011  Music: Eubie Blake Lyrics: Noble Sissle 
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Nancy Dussault & Neal Kenyon  I've Made a Habit of You   Options Dietz & Schwartz: Alone Together  Monmouth-Evergreen  1974  Music: Arthur Schwartz Lyrics: Howard Dietz 
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Steve Allen and His Orchestra  Sometimes I'm Happy   Options Let's Dance  Coral  1955  Music: Vincent Youmans 
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Frank Black and His Orchestra  Where's That Rainbow?   Options Where's That Rainbow/A Tree in the Park  Brunswick  1927  Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Lorenz Hart    1:23:27 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Marvin  You Will - Won't You?   Options You Will - Won't You?  Columbia  1926  Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Otto Harbach & Anne Caldwell    1:25:59 (Pop‑up)
Paul Ash  Lantern of Love   Options Lantern of Love  Columbia  1926  Music: Percy Wenrich Lyrics: Raymond W. Peck    1:27:31 (Pop‑up)
George Olsen and His Music  Journey's End   Options Journey's End  Victor  1925  Music: Jerome Kern    1:32:11 (Pop‑up)
George Byron with Bobby Tucker  Once in a Blue Moon   Options Unknown  Unknown  Unknown  Music & Lyrics: Unknown    1:34:37 (Pop‑up)
 
Ellie Quint  Tie a String Around Your Finger   Options Through the Years with Vincent Youmans  Audiophile  1993  Music: Vincent Youmans Lyrics: Zelda Sears 
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Veronica Wiggins  A Kiss in the Dark   Options No Album  No Label  Unknown  Music: Victor Herbert Lyrics: B.G. DeSylva    1:37:54 (Pop‑up)
Paul Whiteman  What Do You Do Sunday, Mary?   Options What Do You Do Sunday, Mary?  His Master’s Voice  1924  Music: Stephen Jones 
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Savoy Havana Band  I Love You   Options I Love You  Columbia  1923  Music: Harry Archer Lyrics: Harlan Thompson    1:42:25 (Pop‑up)
Jack Hylton's Orchestra  Non-Stop Dancing   Options Russian Blues/Non-Stop Dancing Craze  His Master’s Voice  1923  Music: Jerome Kern    1:44:55 (Pop‑up)
James Sale and the Brighton Grand Orchestra  Mary Selection   Options Mary Selection  Grand Pree Record  1921  Music: Louis A. Hirsch    1:47:49 (Pop‑up)
Sam Lanin  Yes! We Have No Bananas   Options Yes! We Have No Bananas/By the Shalimar  Paramount  1923  Music & Lyrics: Frank Silver & Frank Cohn 
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Dr. John & Rickie Lee Jones  Makin' Whoopee!   Options Makin' Whoopee!  Warner Bros. Records  1989  Music: Walter Donaldson Lyrics: Gus Kahn 
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Listener comments!

Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:11pm WR:

Hello Bronwyn and jazz handers.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:12pm diciassette:

Hello, I'm scintillated!
Avatar 🎭 7:40pm Listener Gregory:

Sorry I'm late! I got lost in John Steel's vibrato.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Hello darlings! I'm so angry at the news but this music is a nice place to hide.
  7:48pm Listener Gregory:

Is Ain’t Misbehavin’ a show tune?
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:49pm diciassette:

Ain't Misbehavin's a show! (named after the tune)
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:57pm doctorjazz:

Been listening in the car, heading to hear some jazz in Brooklyn. Great show!
  7:57pm Listener Gregory:

OK, but that was decades after its initial popularity. BB says it was part of a 20s musical.
  7:58pm Listener Gregory:

“What Is This Thing” is one of the most popular songs adopted by jazz musicians.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:59pm WR:

Ain't Misbehaving originally was in a show called Connie's Hot Chocolates (as per the label on the record) which ran for 219 performances from June 20, 1929, to December 14, 1929 as per the Wikipedia page.
en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:59pm diciassette:

Well that's been cleared up, Hot Chocolates!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:01pm diciassette:

Right now I'm trying to figure out if fresh Mozzarella's better than ice cream
  8:05pm Listener Gregory:

Thanks, @WR!
Avatar 🎭 8:09pm Listener Gregory:

Sometimes I'm Happy.
Actually, that's an exaggeration.
  8:10pm Dean:

Burrata might be superior to both.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:11pm diciassette:

Ice cream is really in trouble!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:12pm WR:

For 20s fans, Jan Turkenburg did an episode yesterday of all songs recorded in or associated with 1922.
wfmu.org...
Avatar 🎭 8:16pm Listener Gregory:

Where's That Rainbow is a follow-up to Where's That Rainy Day, but it wasn't as popular.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:20pm WR:

@Listener Gregory, that comment evoked a chuckle here but accompanied with head turning side to side.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm northguineahills:

the benefits of being quarantined is being able to listen to Bronwyn!
Avatar 🎭 8:22pm Listener Gregory:

@WR, I wouldn't take my comment to the bank, if you know what I mean.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:24pm WR:

NGH! Being comfortably quarantined is becoming more and more attractive as a reasonable live goal.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:25pm doctorjazz:

I've cream always rules!
Gotta run, fun show, thanks Bronwyn, laters all!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:25pm diciassette:

Ahoy doctorjazz
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:26pm WR:

Laters Doc. Looking forward to you report on the world beyond the WFMU comment playlists.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:26pm doctorjazz:

Off to The Vision Festival (or part of it, anyway).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm northguineahills:

very jealous, drjazz!
Avatar 🎭 8:27pm Listener Gregory:

@doctorj, wow! Have a great time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm northguineahills:

Frank Black, any relation to Black Francis? ;p
Avatar 🎭 8:29pm Listener Gregory:

@ngh, we can only assume they are the same person.
  8:46pm Listener Gregory:

My wife and I are jitterbugging to this one!
  8:47pm Listener Gregory:

Correction: I am informed that I live alone, in the dark. But still, it was a happy tune.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:52pm WR:

Don't know these individual tunes but according to what was written in the playlist, Non-Stop Dancing had lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse. Didn't hear vocal. will check from the archive, always looking for new to me material from P.G. Wodehouse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm northguineahills:

@WR: curious....
  8:53pm Listener Gregory:

I don’t think that performance had a lyric.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:56pm diciassette:

WR, I just got to Something New/Fresh recently, and I consider myself lucky to have a whole lotta Wodehouse left to do.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:59pm diciassette:

Thanks Bronwyn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm northguineahills:

Thanks, Bronwyn!
Avatar 🎭 9:01pm Listener Gregory:

The Ray Charles version of Makin' Whoopie is the best modern one, IMHO.
Thanks a zillion, Bronwyn! Have a good weekend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Bronwyn Bishop:

thank YOU darlings
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 9:02pm WR:

Wait! Bronwyn took the lyrics credit out of the playlist.

diciassette, I honestly need to reassess what I've read and not read. A long long time ago had a couple of friends who were fans and pulled me in, but I've been a lapsed reader during this century.

Thank you Bronwyn! Many thanks for the new and old memories.

Listener Gregory, I like to have a version of Makin' Whoopie for all occasions, Ray Charles is at to the top of this list for sure.
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