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Album Release Date:
 May 25, 2004


what the critics are saying
 


“A real find: a loving recreation of a 1930s stage hit that reveals Kay Swift as a songwriter of melodic invention and bubbling high spirits.”
–Toronto Star



“Oh what a delightful score! Fine and Dandy is true buried treasure!”
–San Francisco Chronicle

“A priceless piece of musical theater restored to us with a glorious cast. You'll be in heaven!”
–Show Business

 


Fine and Dandy
World Premiere Recording

The PS Classics recording of FINE AND DANDY features a 28-piece orchestra and a luminous cast of Broadway and jazz greats headed by Carolee Carmello, Gavin Creel, Andréa Burns, Mark Linn-Baker, Mario Cantone, Deborah Tranelli, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Anne Kaufman – with special appearances by Ann Hampton Callaway, Jack Donahue, Natalie Douglas and Jessica Molaskey & John Pizzarelli.

Kay Swift was one of Broadway's first female composers, and FINE AND DANDY one of the biggest hits of Broadway's 1930–31 season, an exuberant blend of musical comedy, vaudeville and social satire. With a cast headed by funnyman Joe Cook, it had the 1930 critics singing its praises. The reviewer for the New York World called it "one of the best shows I have ever seen," while his colleague at the Herald-Tribune crowned it "the blue chip of American musical comedies." Yet this marvelous work has never been recorded – till now! As carefully restored from Kay Swift's original manuscripts by conductor Aaron Gandy and orchestrators Russell Warner & Larry Moore, PS Classics' new recording boasts nearly two-dozen musical numbers.

For more about Kay Swift, visit http://www.kayswift.com/.

track listing
 
  1. Overture
  2. Machine Shop Opening
  3. Rich or Poor
  4. Fine and Dandy
  5. Sing High
  6. I'll Hit a New High
  7. Starting at the Bottom
  8. Can This Be Love?
  9. Fordyce
  10. Let's Go Eat Worms in the Garden
  11. Etiquette
  12. The Jig-Hop
  13. Can This Be Love? (reprise)
  14. Wedding Bells
  15. Nobody Breaks My Heart
  16. Nature Will Provide
  17. Finale Ultimo
  18. Also by Kay Swift:

  19. Up Among the Chimney Pots (Natalie Douglas)
  20. Can't We Be Friends? (John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey)
  21. Whistling in the Dark (Jack Donahue)
  22. Once You Find Your Guy (Ann Hampton Callaway)


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