Cy Coleman: A Jazzman’s Broadway (2018)

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Before he was a noted composer of such shows as Little Me, Sweet Charity, Barnum and On the Twentieth Century, Cy Coleman was the favorite of the New York cabaret and supper club scene. Now, for the first time on CD, Cy and his fellow musicians play the scores of Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg’s hit show Jamaica in addition to songs from the Rodgers & Hammerstein hits Flower Drum Song and South Pacific. The latter from rare transcription discs making their debuts since being recorded in the early 1950s.

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Jamacia, Flower Drum Song, and South Pacific!

Before he was a noted composer of such shows as Little Me, Sweet Charity, Barnum and On the Twentieth Century, Cy Coleman was the favorite of the New York cabaret and supper club scene. Now, for the first time on CD, Cy and his fellow musicians play the scores of Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg’s hit show Jamaica in addition to songs from the Rodgers & Hammerstein hits Flower Drum Song and South Pacific. The latter from rare transcription discs making their debuts since being recorded in the early 1950s.

While listening to this jazzy CD think of yourself sipping a Manhattan cocktail or a martini at the Shelburne or Park Sheraton hotels’ club while Cy Coleman and his fellow musicians regale you with a bevy of Broadway blockbuster tunes. It’s ‘50s jazz at its finest.

ARTISTS: CY COLEMAN with bassist AARON BELL, drummer RAY MOSCA, plus a vocal group and three additional musicians: OSSIE JOHNSON (drums), ROMEO PINQUE (flute) and SKEETER BEST (guitar)
SONGWRITERS: Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg and Rodgers and Hammerstein

Track Listing:

1 I Don’t Think I’ll End It All Today (From “Jamaica”)
2 Savanna (From “Jamaica”)
3 Monkey in the Mango Tree (From “Jamaica”)
4 Napoleon (From “Jamaica”)
5 Take It Slow, Joe (From “Jamaica”)
6 Pretty to Walk With (From “Jamaica”)
7 Little Biscuit (From “Jamaica”)
8 Cocoanut Sweet (From “Jamaica”)
9 Push de Button (From “Jamaica”)
10 What Good Does It Do? (From “Jamaica”)
11 The Other Generation (From “Flower Drum Song”)
12 I Am Going to Like It Here (From “Flower Drum Song”)
13 You Are Beautiful (From “Flower Drum Song”)
14 Chop Suey (From “Flower Drum Song”)
15 Grant Avenue (From “Flower Drum Song”)
16 A Hundred Million Miracles (From “Flower Drum Song”)
17 Love, Look Away (From “Flower Drum Song”)
18 Sunday (From “Flower Drum Song”)
19 Younger Than Springtime (From “South Pacific”)
20 This Nearly Was Mine (From “South Pacific”)
21 Happy Talk (From “South Pacific”)
22 I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair (From “South Pacific”)