House of Flowers > Original Broadway Cast


Show Details

Show
House of Flowers (4)
Music
Harold Arlen (566)
Lyrics
Harold Arlen (566), Truman Capote (24)
Book
Truman Capote (24)

Recording Details

Date
January 9, 1955
Type
Audio / Stage Cast
Language
English
Location
US / NY / New York
Producer
Didier C. Deutsch (155), Goddard Lieberson (90)
Liner Notes
Howard Kissel (5)
Director
Peter Brook (2)
Choreography
Herbert Ross (26)
Conductor
Jerry Arlen (2)
Orchestrations
Teddy Royal (50)
Performer
Alvin Ailey (2) — Alvin, Pearl Bailey (90) — Madame Fleur, Miriam Burton (8) — Mother, Diahann Carroll (34) — Ottilie/Violet, Solomon Earl Green — Don't, Juanita Hall (18) — Madame Tango, Dolores Harper (3) — Tulip, Winston George Henriques — Do, Geoffrey Holder (5) — The Champion, Ada Moore (5) — Gladiola, Enid Mosier (4) — Pansy, Pearl Reynolds — Mamselle Ibo Lele, Rawn Spearman (2) — Royal, Ray Walston (18) — Captain Jonas
Notes
The show opened in December, 1954, and was recorded in January, 1955.
Shortcode
[r1710]

Releases (9)

Format
CD
Label
Sony 86857
Released
2003-05-13
Barcode
0696998685727
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Includes Tracks From
House of Flowers - 1955 Percy Faith and his Orchestra
Producer
Darcy M. Proper (31), Didier C. Deutsch (155)
Performer
Harold Arlen (566), Truman Capote (24)
Liner Notes
Howard Kissel (5)
Notes
Includes longer takes of MARDI GRAS and SLIDE, BOY, SLIDE
# Tracks
19
Lists
148 collectors / 8 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl1359]
1. Overture
2. Waitin' -- Dolores Harper, Ada Moore, Enid Mosier
3. One Man Ain't Quite Enough -- Pearl Bailey
4. A Sleepin' Bee -- Diahann Carroll
5. Bamboo Cage (Smellin' of Vanilla) -- Dolores Harper, Ada Moore, Enid Mosier
6. House of Flowers -- Rawn Spearman, Diahann Carroll
7. Two Ladies in the Shade -- Ada Moore, Enid Mosier, Chorus
8. What Is a Friend For? -- Pearl Bailey
9. Mardi Gras -- M. Burton & Company [longer take]
10. I Never Has Seen Snow -- Diahann Carroll
11. I'm Gonna Leave off Wearing My Shoes -- Diahann Carroll
12. Has I Let You Down? -- Pearl Bailey
13. Slide, Boy, Slide -- Juanita Hall [longer take]
14. Don't Like Goodbyes -- Pearl Bailey
15. Turtle Song -- Rawn Spearman & Diahann Carroll
16. Mardi Gras Waltz -- Percy Faith and His Orchestra (Bonus)
17. Two Ladies in de Shade of de Banana Tree -- Enid Mosier & Her Trinidad Steel Band (Bonus)
18. Otille and the Bee -- Truman Capote (Bonus)
19. A Sleepin' Bee -- Harold Arlen demo recording (Bonus)
Format
CD
Label
CBS Special Products A 2320
Released
1990
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Shortcode
[rl7029]
1. Overture
2. Waitin'
3. One Man ain't Quite Enough
4. A Sleepin' Bee
5. Bamboo Cage
6. House of Flowers
7. Two Ladies in De Shade of de Banana Tree
8. What is a Frend For?
9. I never Has Seen Snow
10. Gonna Leave off Wearin' My Shoes
11. Has I Let You Down
12. Slide Boy Slide
13. Don't Like Goodbyes
14. The Turtle Song
15. Mardi Gras
Title
American Musicals: Harold Arlen
Format
LP
Label
Time-Life STL-AM11
Released
1982
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Also Contains
Bloomer Girl - 1944 Original Broadway Cast
Jamaica - 1957 Original Broadway Cast
Notes
Box set containing 48-page booklet with show notes and lyrics.
Lists
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History
1 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl17589]
BLOOMER GIRL
Side 1:
1. When the Boys Come Home
2. Evelina - Dave Brooks, David Brooks, Celeste Holm
3. Welcome Hinges - Dave Brooks
4. Farmer's Daughter
5. It Was Good Enough for Grandma - Celeste Holm
6. Eagle and Me - Dooley Wilson, Chorus
7. Right as the Rain - Dave Brooks, David Brooks, Celeste Holm
8. T'Morra', T'Morra' - Joan McCracken
Side 2:
1. Rakish Young Man With the Whiskuhs - Celeste Holm
2. Sunday in Cicero Falls - Celeste Holm, Chorus
31. I Got a Song - Hubert Dilworth, Richard Huey, Dooley Wilson
4. Satin Gown and Silver Shoe (Lullaby) - Celeste Holm
5. Liza Crossing the Ice - Toni Hart
6. Never Was Born - Joan McCracken
7. Man for Sale - Harold Arlen
8. Finale: The Eagle and Me/When the Boys Come Home - Dave Brooks, David Brooks, Celeste Holm
HOUSE OF FLOWERS
Side 1:
1. Overture
2. Waitin' - Dolores Harper, Ada Moore, Enid Mosier
3. A Sleepin' Bee - Diahann Carroll, Dolores Harper, Ada Moore, Enid Mosier
4. One Man (Ain't Quite Enough) - Pearl Bailey
5. Gonna Leave Off Wearing My Shoes - Diahann Carroll, Women’s Chorus
6. Smellin' of Vanilla (Bamboo Cage) - Dolores Harper, Ada Moore, Enid Mosier
7. House of Flowers - - Rawn Spearman, Diahann Carroll
8. Two Ladies in de Shade of de Banana Tree - Ada Moore, Enid Mosier, Chorus
Side 2:
1. What Is a Friend For? - Pearl Bailey
2. Mardi Gras - Miriam Burton and Chorus
3. I Never Has Seen Snow - Diahann Carroll
4. Don't Like Goodbyes - Pearl Bailey
5. Have I Let You Down? - Pearl Bailey, Dolores Harper, Ada Moore, Enid Mosier
6. Slide, Boy, Slide - Juanita Hall, Woman’s Chorus
7. Turtle Song - Rawn Spearman, Diahann Carroll and Chorus
JAMAICA
Side 1:
1. Overture
2. Savannah - Ricardo Montalban, Men’s Chorus
3. Push de Button – Lena Horne, Chorus
4. Savannah's Wedding Day – Joe Adams, Hugo Dilworth, Adelaide Hall, Augustine Rios, Chorus
5. Pretty to Walk With – Lena Horne, Chorus
6. Incompatibility - Ricardo Montalban, Augustine Rios, Joe Adams, Hugo Dilworth, Chorus
7. Little Biscuit - Ossie Davis, Josephine Premice
8. Coconut Sweet – Lena Horne
9. For Every Fish (There’s a Little Bigger Fish) - Adelaide Hall, Chorus
10. Pity de Sunset – Lena Horne, Ricardo Montalban
Side 2:
1. Hooray for de Yankee Dollar - Josephine Premice, Chorus
2. What Good Does It Do - Ricardo Montalban, Ossie Davis, Augustine Rios
3. Monkey In the Mango Tree - Ricardo Montalban, Men’s Chorus
4. Take It Slow, Joe – Lena Horne
5. Ain't It de Truth? – Lena Horne
6. Leave de Atom Alone - Josephine Premice, Women’s Chorus
7. I Don't Think I'll End It All Today – Lena Horne, Ricardo Montalban, Chorus
8. Napoleon – Lena Horne
9. Savannah (Reprise) – Lena Horne, Ricardo Montalban, Chorus
Format
LP
Label
Columbia Special Products COS 2320
Released
1973
Audio
Duophonic
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Shortcode
[rl7028]
Format
LP
Label
Columbia OL 4969
Released
1963
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Notes
The original Columbia nomenclature "ML" was changed to "OL" in 1955. Already printed covers had to be altered with a silver box covering the original number, and then the new number printed on top of the box, as seen here.
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Shortcode
[rl7027]
Format
LP
Label
Columbia OS 2320
Released
1963
Audio
Duophonic
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Shortcode
[rl4022]
Format
LP
Label
Columbia ML 4969
Released
1955
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Shortcode
[rl7026]
Format
3-45
Label
Columbia A 1113
Released
1955
Lists
1 collector / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl7025]
Format
LP
Label
Coronet KLL 526
Released
1954
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Notes
Australian pressing distributed by the Australian Record Company of Sydney
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Shortcode
[rl12764]

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