Finian's Rainbow > Original Broadway Cast


Show Details

Show
Finian's Rainbow (18)
Music
Burton Lane (250)
Lyrics
E.Y. Harburg (369)
Book
Fred Saidy (8)

Recording Details

Date
March 30, 1947
Type
Audio / Stage Cast
Language
English
Location
US / NY / New York
Theatre/Venue
46th Street Theatre
Recording Studio
Liederkranz Hall
Producer
Mitchell Ayres (14)
Engineer
Harold Chapman (2)
Director
Bretaigne Windust
Choreography
Michael Kidd (29)
Conductor
Ray Charles [2] (6)
Music Director
Milton Rosenstock (35)
Orchestrations
Robert Russell Bennett (195), Don Walker (124)
Vocal Arrangements
Lyn Murray (18)
Dance Music
Trude Rittmann (68)
Performer
Anita Alvarez (2) — Susan the Silent, Lorenzo Fuller (8) — 2nd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer, Alan Gilbert (11) — 1st Sharecropper, Jerry Laws (2) — 1st Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer, Ella Logan (27) — Sharon McLonergan, The Lyn Murray Singers, Delores Martin, Donald Richards (4) — Woody Mahoney, Albert Sharpe (3) — Finian McLonergan, Louis Sharp — 3rd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer, Maude Simmons — 4th Sharecropper, David Wayne (24) — Og
Musician
Sonny Terry — Harmonica
Notes
Recorded March 30, April 3, 7, 10, 1947.
Shortcode
[r3878]

Releases (15)

Format
CD
Label
Sony SK 89208
Released
2000-05-30
Country
US
Barcode
0696998920828
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Liner Notes
Andrew Velez (4), Thomas Z. Shepard (120)
Musician
Burton Lane (250), Richard Leonard (12)
Performer
E.Y. Harburg (369)
Package Design
Ken Fredette (3)
Producer
Thomas Z. Shepard (120)
Notes
The entire program was re-mastered from the original 78 RPM masters.
Track 4 ("Look to the Rainbow") contains additional dance music, issued here for the first time.
Track 9 ("That Great Come-And-Get-it Day") is a previously unreleased alternate take of the Finale with Donald Richards performing Ella Logan's solo lines. It has been added to this release as the act one finale and includes previously unissued chorus material.
Track 11 ("The Begat") is a previously unreleased take.
Tracks 14 and 15 come from a 1973 talk giving by Yip Harburg
Origin of track 16 (Don't Pass Me By) is unknown.
# Tracks
16
Lists
138 collectors / 4 wish lists
History
1 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl3520]
1. Overture -- Orchestra (3:15)
2. This Time of the Year -- Alan Gilbert, Sonny Terry, The Lyn Murray Singers (3:06)
3. How Are Things in Glocca Morra? -- Ella Logan (3:16)
4. Look to the Rainbow -- Ella Logan, Donald Richards, The Lyn Murray Singers (3:29)
5. Old Devil Moon -- Ella Logan, Donald Richards (3:24)
6. Something Sort of Grandish -- Ella Logan, David Wayne (3:02)
7. If This Isn't Love -- Ella Logan, Donald Richards, The Lyn Murray Singers (3:15)
8. Necessity -- Maude Simmons, Dolores Martin, The Lyn Murray Singers (3:07)
9. That Great Come-and-get-it Day -- Ella Logan, Donald Richards, The Lyn Murray Singers (3:27)
10. When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich -- The Lyn Murray Singers (3:21)
11. The Begat -- Louis Sharp, Lorenzo Fuller, Jerry Laws (3:12)
12. When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love -- David Wayne (3:22)
13. Finale (That Great Come-and-get-it Day) -- The Lyn Murray Singers (3:16)
Yip Harburg Talks and Sings (1973)
14. How Are Things in Glocca Morra? -- E. Y. "Yip" Harburg, Richard Leonard on piano (Bonus) (3:11)
15. When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love -- E. Y. "Yip" Harburg, Richard Leonard on piano (Bonus) (3:51)
16. Don't Pass Me By -- E. Y. "Yip" Harburg, Burton Lane on piano (Bonus) (2:48)
Format
Audio File
Label
Broken Audio
Released
2011-12-05
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# Tracks
14
Lists
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Shortcode
[rl44018]
Format
CD
Label
Masterworks Broadway 88697 56199-2
Released
2009-10-06
Barcode
886975619924
Audio
Mono
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Notes
Budget reissue in cardboard slipcase.
# Tracks
16
Lists
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Shortcode
[rl26513]
Title
Great Broadway Shows Volume 2
Format
4-CD
Label
Avid Records UK 148
Released
2006-04-18
Barcode
5022810214823
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Also Contains
Carmen Jones - 1944 Original Broadway Cast
Carousel - 1945 Original Broadway Cast
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - 1949 Original Broadway Cast
Guys and Dolls - 1950 Original Broadway Cast
On the Town - 1944 Original Cast Members
South Pacific - 1949 Original Broadway Cast
# Tracks
96
Lists
0 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl36857]
Disc 1
1. Runyonland Music
2. Fugue for Tin Horns
3. Follow the Fold
4. The Oldest Established
5. I'll Know
6. A Bushel And A Peck
7. Adelaide's Lament
8. Guys and Dolls
9. If I Were A Bell
10. My Time of Day
11. I've Never Been In Love Before
12. Take Back Your Mink
13. More I Cannot Wish You
14. Luck Be A Lady
15. Sue Me
16. Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat
17. Marry The Man Today
18. Reprise: Guys and Dolls
19. The Carousel Waltz
20. You're A Queer One, Julie Jordan
21. Mister Snow: "His Name Is Mister Snow"
22. Mister Snow: When I Marry Mister Snow"
23. If I Loved You
24. June Is Bustin' Out All Over
25. When The Children Are Asleep: "I Own A Little House"
26. When The Children Are Asleep
Disc 2
1. Blow High, Blow Low
2. Soliloquy
3. This Was A Real Nice Clambake
4. There's Nothin' So Bad For A Woman
5. What's The Use Of Wond'rin'
6. The Highest Judge Of All
7. You'll Never Walk Alone
8. Overture
9. Dites-Moi
10. A Cockeyed Optimist
11. Twin Soliloquies
12. Some Enchanted Evening
13. Bloody Mary
14. There Is Nothin' Like A Dame
15. Bali Ha'i
16. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair
17. A Wonderful Guy: "I expect everyone of my crowd to make fun"
18. A Wonderful Guy: "I'm as corny as Kansas in August"
19. Younger Than Springtime
20. Happy Talk
21. Honey Bun
22. You're Got To Be Carefully Taught
23. This Nearly Was Mine
24. Finale
Disc 3
1. Overture
2. It's High Time
3. Bye Bye Baby
4. A Little Girl From Little Rock
5. Just A Kiss Apart
6. I Love What I'm Doing
7. Scherzo
8. It's Delightful Down in Chile
9. You Say You Care
10. I'm A'Tingle, I'm A'Glow
11. Sunshine
12. Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
13. Mamie Is Mimi
14. Homesick Blues
15. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
16. Finale: Keeping Cool With Coolidge
17. Prelude
18. Lift 'Em Up And Put 'Em Down
19. Dat's Love
20. Dere's A Café On De Corner
21. Beat out Dat Rhythm On A Drum
22. Stan' Up And Fight
23. Whizzin'
24. Dis Flower
Disc 4
1. My Joe
2. Dat's Our Man
3. Finale
4. Overture
5. This Time of Year
6. How Are Things In Cloccca Morra?
7. If This Isn't Love
8. Look To The Rainbow
9. Old Devil Moon
10. Something Sort of Grandish
11. Necessity
12. When The Idle Poor Become The Idle Rich
13. The Begat
14. When I'm Not Near The Girl I Love
15. That Great Come And Get It Day
16. Opening: I Feel Like I'm Not Out Of Bed Yet
17. New, York, New York
18. I Got Carried Away
19. Lucky To Be Me
20. Lonely Town
21. I Can Cook Too
22. Ya Got Me
Title
Finian's Rainbow / Brigadoon
Format
CD
Label
Naxos Musicals 8.120791
Released
2006-01-30
Barcode
636943279120
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Also Contains
Brigadoon - 1947 Original Broadway Cast
Conductor
Arthur Fiedler (32)
Performer
The Boston Pops (44)
Notes
Includes a 7 minute medley from Brigadoon arranged by Leroy Anderson and played by the Boston Pops conducted by Arthur Fiedler.
# Tracks
23
Length
78:58
Lists
10 collectors / 0 wish lists
History
1 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl11377]
1. Overture
2. This Time Of The Year
3. How Are Things In Glocca Morra?
4. If This Isn't Love
5. Look To The Rainbow
6. Old Devil Moon
7. Something Sort Of Grandish
8. Necessity
9. When The Idle Poor Become The Idle Rich
10. The Begat
11. When I'm Not Near The Girl I Love
12. That Great Come And Get It Day
13. Brigadoon, Medley (Arr. Anderson) - Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops
14. Overture - Once In The Highlands - Brigadoon
15. Down On MacConnachy Square
16. Waitin' For My Dearie
17. I'll Go Home With Bonnie Jean
18. The Heather On The Hill
19. Come To Me, Bend To Me
20. Almost Like Being In Love
21. There But For You Go I
22. My Mother's Wedding Day
23. From This Day On - Brigadoon
Format
CD
Label
Prism PLATCD 974
Released
2003
Barcode
5014293697422
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Notes
Public domain reissue with bonus tracks
# Tracks
15
Lists
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Shortcode
[rl5812]
1. Overture - Orchestra
2. This Time of Year - Sonny Terry, Alan Gilbert and Chorus
3. How Are Things in Glocca Morra? - Ella Logan
4. If This Isn't Love - Ella Logan, Donald Richards and Chorus
5. Look To the Rainbow - Ella Logan, Donald Richards and Chorus
6. Old Devil Moon - Ella Logan and Donald Richards
7. Something Sort of Grandish - Ella Logan and David Wayne
8. Necessity - Dolores Martin, Maude Simmons and Chorus
9. When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich - Ella Logan and Chorus
10. The Begat - Lorenzo Fuller, Jerry Laws and Louis Sharp
11. When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love - David Wayne
12. That Great Come-and-Get-It-Day - Ella Logan, Donald Richards and Chorus
13. How Are Things in Glocca Morra? - Dick Haymes with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra (BONUS)
14. When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love - Dick Haymes with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra (BONUS)
15. Old Devil Moon - Margaret Whiting with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (BONUS)
Title
Songs from the Shows
Format
2-CD
Label
Empress RAJDD8002
Released
2002-07-15
Barcode
5001940800212
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Also Contains
After Dark / C'est La Guerre - 1940 Geraldo and His Orchestra
And So To Bed - 1951 Original London Cast
Annie Get Your Gun - 1946 Original Broadway Cast
Carousel - 1945 Original Broadway Cast
Gay's the Word - 1950 Original London Cast
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - 1949 Original Broadway Cast
Kiss Me, Kate - 1951 Original London Cast
Maybelle / Follow the Bride - 1937 Cicely Courtneidge
Pal Joey - 1950 Studio Cast
South Pacific - 1951 Original London Cast
This is the Army - 1942 Original Broadway Cast
What More Is There To Say? / Gold Digging Digger - Eleanor Summerfield
You've Done Something to My Heart/Let The People Sing - 1940 Evelyn Laye
Zip Goes a Million - Original London Cast
Notes
Includes songs from Finian's Rainbow (4), Pal Joey (4), Carousel (4), Annie Get Your Gun (4), Zip Goes A Million (3), Gay's the Word (4), And So To Bed (3), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (4), Kiss Me Kate (4), Golden City (2), South Pacific (4), Hide and Seek (2), The Little Dog Laughed (2), This Is The Army (2) & Lights Up (3)
# Tracks
49
Lists
7 collectors / 6 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl13362]
DISC 1:
1. How Are Things in Glocca Morra?
2. If This Isn't Love
3. When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love
4. Old Devil Moon
5. If I Could Write a Book
6. Bewitched
7. Do It the Hard Way
8. Take Him
9. Julie Jordan / Mister Snow You're A Queer One
10. There's Nothing So Bad For A Woman / What's The Use Of Wond'rin'
11. June Is Bustin' Out All Over
12. When the Children Are Asleep
13. There's No Business Like Show Business
14. I Hope Who Do You Love
15. They Say It's Wonderful
16. Anything You Can Do
17. Zip Goes A Million / Running Away To Land
18. Ordinary People
19. I'm Saving up For Sally
20. It's Bound To Be Right On The Night / Gaiety Glad
21. A Matter of Minutes
22. Sweet Thames / Guards On Parade / Ruritania
23. Bees Are Buzzin'
24. Bartholomew Fair / Amo Amas / Songs From The Shows
DISC 2:
1. Sarabande / Beauty Retire
2. The Oaths / And So To Bed
3. It's Delightful Down in Chile
4. It's High Time
5. I Love What I'm Doing
6. Just a Kiss Apart
7. Wunderbar
8. Always True to You in My Fashion
9. So in Love
10. Why Can't You Behave
11. God Digging Digger
12. What More Is There to Say
13. A Wonderful Guy
14. Some Enchanted Evening
15. Honey Bun
16. This Nearly Was Mine
17. Follow the Bride
18. Maybelle
19. F.D.R. Jones
20. Run Rabbit Run
21. I'm Getting Tired So I Can Sleep
22. The Army's Made a Man Out of Me
23. I'll Be Your Sweetheart / Only A Glass Of Champagne
24. C'Est la Guerre
25. You've Done Something to My Heart
Format
CD
Label
Sony Classical SK 89208
Released
2000-07-03
Barcode
5099708920821
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# Tracks
16
Lists
4 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl32982]
Format
CD
Label
Columbia CK 4062
Released
1988
Barcode
074640406225
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Package Design
Allen Weinberg (3)
Liner Notes
Didier C. Deutsch (152)
Mastering
Larry Keyes (3)
# Tracks
12
Length
52:20
Lists
42 collectors / 3 wish lists
History
1 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl6578]
1. Overture - Orchestra
2. This Time Of Year - Sonny Terry/Alan Gilbert/Lyn Murray Singers
3. How Are Things In Flocca Morra - Ella Logan
4. If This Isn't Love - Ella Logan/Donald Richards/Lyn Murray Singers
5. Look To The Rainbow - Ella Logan/Donald Richards/Lyn Murray Singers
6. Old Devil Moon - Ellan Logan/Donald Richards
7. Something Sort Of Grandish - Ella Logan
8. Neccesity - Dolores Martin/Maude Simmons/Lyn Murray Singers
9. When The Idle Poor Become The Idle Rich - Ella Logan/Lyn Murray Singers
10. The Begat - Lorenzo Fuller/Jerry Laws/Louis Sharp
11. When I'm Not Near The Girl I Love - David Wayne
12. That Great Come-And-Get-It Day - Donald Richards/Lyn Murray Singers
Format
LP
Label
Columbia OS 2080
Released
1962
Audio
Duophonic
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Shortcode
[rl6576]
Format
LP
Label
Columbia OL 4062
Released
1962
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Shortcode
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Format
45
Label
Columbia A 1520
Released
1951
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# Tracks
4
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Shortcode
[rl6573]
Format
LP
Label
Columbia ML 4062
Released
1948
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Shortcode
[rl6574]
Format
6-78
Label
Columbia MM 686
Released
1947
Notes
includes booklet with biographies and lyrics
# Tracks
12
Lists
6 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl6572]
Format
LP
Label
Philips BBL 7466
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Notes
U.K. issue
# Tracks
12
Lists
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Shortcode
[rl25226]
Side A:
1. Overture
2. This Time Of Year
3. How Are Things In Glocca Morra?
4. If This Isn't Love
5. Look To The Rainbow
6. Old Devil Moon
Side B:
1. Something Sort Of Grandish
2. Necessity
3. When The Idle Poor Become The Idle Rich
4. The Begat
5. When I'm Not Near The Girl I Love
6. That Great Come And Get It Day

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