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12 Songs From Call Me Madam (1950 Studio Cast) With Selections From Panama Hattie (1940 Original Cast Recording)
Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin
12 Songs From Call Me Madam (1950 Studio Cast) With Selections From Panama Hattie (1940 Original Cast Recording)
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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All Artists: Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin
Title: 12 Songs From Call Me Madam (1950 Studio Cast) With Selections From Panama Hattie (1940 Original Cast Recording)
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Decca U.S.
Original Release Date: 1/1/1950
Re-Release Date: 5/15/2001
Album Type: Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Nostalgia, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Musicals, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 008811052126, 008811052140, 076732153215, 076732153246

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Ethel Deserved Better Than This
Geoffrey Mark Fidelman | Sherman Oaks, CA United States | 06/22/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"There may indeed be no business like show business. RCA was a major backer of this musical, and fully expected to record the original cast album. Decca, Merman's recording label, wouldn't allow her to appear. The solution the two compnaies decided on was an original cast album on RCA featuring Dinah Shore doing Merman's numbers, and this mediocre studio album.Decca was never a winner when it came to modern recording techniques. Merman's voice has no echo or reverb to enhance her performance. The arrangements are by Gordon Jenkins, which fit Ethel's style like it was a dress bought in a bargain basement. It is a shame that in the later years of her life, Ethel didn't choose to revisit this score and re-record it, as she did with Annie Get Your Gun twice.The selections from Panama Hattie are a nice rarity, but they are taken from scratchy shellac originals. There are several compilations that include these numbers with no annoying extraneous noise."