Show Time (album)

July 11, 1960 1 Comment

US Release Date: 11 July 1960

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  1. Show Time [Part One]
    (Joe Lubin)
  2. I Got the Sun in the Morning [1960 remake]
    [from the musical Annie Get Your Gun]
    (Irving Berlin)
  3. Ohio
    [from the musical Wonderful Town]
    (Betty Comden/Adolph Green/Leonard Bernstein)
  4. I Love Paris
    [from the musical Can Can]
    (Cole Porter)
  5. When I’m Not Near the Boy I Love
    [from the musical Finian’s Rainbow]
    (E. Y. Harburg/Burton Lane)
  6. People Will Say We’re in Love
    [from the musical Oklahoma!]
    (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers)
  7. I’ve Grown Accustomed to His Face
    [from the musical My Fair Lady]
    (Alan J. Lerner/Frederick Loewe)
  8. The Surrey With the Fringe on Top
    [from the musical Oklahoma!]
    (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers)
  9. They Say It’s Wonderful
    [from the musical Annie Get Your Gun]
    (Irving Berlin)
  10. A Wonderful Guy
    [from the musical South Pacific]
    (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers)
  11. On the Street Where You Live
    [from the musical My Fair Lady]
    (Alan J. Lerner/Frederick Loewe)
  12. The Sound of Music
    [from the musical The Sound of Music]
    (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers)
  13. Show Time [Part Two]
    (Joe Lubin)

The Show Time LP was Doris’s first studio album of the 1960s. She began working on it after recording a series of novelty singles in January 1960 (this included the title-tune to her upcoming picture Please Don’t Eat The Daisies). The sessions for the album ran between 11-25 February, with exception of the Grammy nominated song “The Sound Of Music” which had been cut in November 1959 with Frank DeVol. Show Time offers a bumper crop of the brightest tunes from the greatest of musicals. Doris tackles each of the acclaimed stage anthems with such conviction that you soon forget she didn’t sing the originals. She also gives a gutsy performance of the specially written title-song. You could say behind every great women there are usually one or two highly talented guys. In this instance the conductor Alex Stordahl, renown for his work with with Frank Sinatra, provides some beautiful orchestral arrangements. This was the first complete album he has worked on since he conducted part of Doris’s Tea for Two album. , whilst photographer Bob Willoughby comes up trumps with the cover shot!

Conductor: Alex Stordahl (except track 12a)
Label: Columbia Records (USA)
Format: 12″ Mono LP (#CL-1470) / 12″ Stereo LP (#CS-8261)
LP Cover Photograph: Bob Willoughby

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