All American 'Live Backers Audition' (Charles Strouse & Lee Adams)
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.
40 tracks total (spoken & sung) - including six numbers that were cut from the show, and/or not recorded for the original cast album!
2. Narration [Part 1]
3. Melt Us
4. Narration [Part 2]
5. What a Country!
6. Narration [Part 3]
7. Our Children
8. Narration [Part 4]
9. Animal Attraction
10. Narration [Part 5]
11. Back to School Again
12. Narration [Part 6]
13. We Speak the Same Language
14. I've Never Seen Anything Like It
15. I Can Teach Them
16. It's Fun to Think
17. Narration [Part 10] [Pt 10]
18. Once Upon a Time
19. Narration [Part 11] [Pt 11]
21. Narration [Part 12] [Pt 12]
22. I've Just Seen Her
23. Physical Fitness
24. Fight Song
25. Narration [Part 15] [Pt 15]
26. What a Country! (reprise)
27. Narration [Part 16] [Pt 16]
28. Pripoz Diva Se
29. Narration [Part 17] [Pt 17]
30. If I Were You
31. Narration [Part 18] [Pt 18]
32. I Couldn't Have Done It Alone
33. Narration [Part 19] [Pt 19]
34. Once Upon a Time (reprise)
35. I've Just Seen Him
36. Narration [Part 21] [Pt 21]
37. The Real Me
38. Which Way
39. Narration [Part 23] [Pt 23]