Version: LIVE BACKERS AUDITION 1962
Composer: Strouse, Charles
Lyricist: Adams, Lee
Strouse, Charles/Adams, Lee
All the songs from the musical All American, written and performed by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, live, at a 1962 Backers Audition.
Charles Strouse and Lee Adams are Broadway legends. But at the time of this recording they were just two young songwriters flush with the surprise success of their first show, hoping to find investors for their next show, performing with confidence and complete commitment.
This is not a professional recording; it was not meant to be heard by the general public.
But this two-man performance of a great big Broadway show is a unique time capsule full of insight into the birth and development of a Broadway musical.
47 tracks total, including six numbers that were cut from the show, and/or not recorded for the original cast album!