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Expresso Bongo / Irma La Douce
Version: LONDON
Scofield, Paul/Martin, Millicent/Seal, Elizabeth

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One of the ‘real-life’ musicals that arrived in London at the end of the 1950s, EXPRESSO BONGO cast a wry look at the lower rungs of the pop-industry in its seedy Soho setting. Distinguished by its star performance by Paul Scofield, supported by Millicent Martin and Hy Hazell, the show’s success further established David Heneker and Monty Norman as leading writers for British musicals. Although heavily sardonic (as in the pastiche of a terrible pop song, ‘The Shrine On The Second Floor’) the score also explored the complexities of love in such stand-out numbers as ‘Seriously’ and the lovely ‘Time’. Elizabeth Seal will forever be associated with her outstanding starring role in the French/British musical IRMA LA DOUCE, and is heard here in the best of the songs from the original British cast recording.

EXPRESSO BONGO complete

1. Overture
2. Don't You Sell Me Down The River
3. Expresso Party
4. Nausea
5. Spoil The Child
6. Seriously
7. I Never Had It So Good
8. There's Nothing Wrong With British Youth Today
9. The Shrine On The Second Floor
10. He's Got Something For The Public
11. I Am
12. Nothing Is For Nothing
13. We Bought It
14. Time
15. The Gravy Train
16. Finale
17. The Dip is Dipping (Bonus Track)

IRMA LA DOUCE highlights

18. Valse Milieu
19. Tres Tres Snob
20. The Bridge of Caulaincourt
21. Our Language Of Love
22. She's Got The Lot
23. Dis-Donc, Dis-Donc
24. The Wreck Of A Mec
25. That's A Crime
26. Le Grisbi Is Le Root Of Le Evil In Man
27. From A Prison Cell
28. Irma-La-Douce

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