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Oklahoma! - Rodgers and Hammerstein - UK Issue - Soundtrack - LP
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Oklahoma!

Label: Capitol Records
Catalog#: SLCT 6100
Format: Vinyl, LP
Record: VG+ VG++ light scuffs
has original inner label sleeve
Cover: flap jacket, laminate, slight ringwear
Country: UK Issue
Released:1955
Genre: Jazz, Pop
Style: Vocal, Easy Listening

Tracklist

A1 Gordon MacRae - Overture
A2 Gordon MacRae - Oh What A Beautiful Mornin'
A3 Gordon MacRae , Shirley Jones & Charlotte Greenwood - The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
A4 Gene Nelson & Charlotte Greenwood - Kansas City
A5 Gloria Grahame - I Cain't Say No
A6 Shirley Jones - Many A New Day

B1 Gordon MacRae & Shirley Jones - People Will Say We're In Love
B2 Gordon MacRae & Rod Stieger - Poor Jud Is Dead
B3 Shirley Jones - Out Of My Dreams
B4 Gordon MacRae , Charlotte Greenwood , Gene Nelson , Jay C. Flippen , James Whitmore & Gloria Grahame - The Farmer And The Cowman
B5 Gloria Grahame & Gene Nelson - All Er Nothin'
B6 Gordon MacRae , Charlotte Greenwood , James Whitmore , Shirley Jones & Jay C. Flippen


"Oklahoma!" was the first movie musical I saw and I've loved it for over 50 years. The great score is sung to perfection by Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, et al. A couple of the songs from the Broadway production were cut from the film version and so are not on this album. (I can't imagine listening to "Kansas City" without Gene Nelson's tapping. Shirley Jones' sweet, clear soprano and Gordon McRae's sonorous baritone come through exactly as if you were watching the original 1955 film -- but with the sound quality of OUR era. I loved hearing these charming songs again and singing along with them, silly and outright-fun as many of them are.

Who can resist "The Surry with the Fringe on the Top," as Curry croons to his lady-love Laurie and the horse clip-clops in the background? Or smile when they trill to each other that "People Will Say We're in Love" if their eyes meet too much; or chuckle at Ado-Annie's crazy problem that she "Cain't Say No" to men?

Likewise other interludes in the middle and towards the end, when the themes become dark and threatening - if you don't know the story and haven't seen the film, the interpretation may be lost on you. Does dark, brooding Judd get his just dues? Do Curly & Laurie end up together? Does Annie finally settle for only one man? Consider renting the movie if you don't know!

This track is well-mastered and masterfully composed, showing Rogers at his very best. It's a soundtrack full of depth, from the innocence of love to the iffy-relations between cattlemen and farmers in the early homestead-days of our nation, to the drama of a shadowy Judd's stalking of Laurie - even in her dreams. Oklahoma is hokey and wholesome, jaunty and never boring - and somehow, it all seems Okey-dokey.

OKLAHOMA - People Will Say We're In Love

The British Queen's love song. She use to listen this song when she fall in love with Prince Philip.



OKLAHOMA - Many A New Day



OKLAHOMA - The Surrey With The Fringe On Top

Love that last line.. "If she liked me any more she'd sic the dogs onto me."

Great song! Gets stuck in my head ..



Gordon MacRae - Oh What A Beautiful Mornin

Great movie..they don't make many with such great stories anymore.


This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 10 March, 2011.

 
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