Annie Get Your Gun
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||Doin' What Comes Naturally (Remastered)||Ethel Merman||3:25||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||The Girl That I Marry (Remastered)||Ray Middleton||3:09||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||You Can't Get A Man With A Gun (Remastered)||Ethel Merman||3:13||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||There's No Business Like Show Business (Remastered)||William O'Neal, Marty May, Ray Middleton & Ethel Merman||3:11||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||They Say It's Wonderful (Remastered)||Ethel Merman & Ray Middleton||3:06||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Moonshine Lullaby (Remastered)||Ethel Merman, Robert Middleton, Marty May & William O'Neal||3:14||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||My Defenses Are Down (Remastered)||Ray Middleton & Male Chorus||3:27||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||I'm An Indian Too (Remastered)||Ethel Merman & Chorus||2:42||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||I Got Lost In His Arms (Remastered)||Ethel Merman & Chorus||2:46||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Who Do You Love, I Hope? (Remastered)||Robert Lenn & Kathleen Carnes||2:59||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||I Got The Sun In The Morning (Remastered)||Ethel Merman & Chorus||2:56||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Anything You Can Do (Remastered)||Ethel Merman & Ray Middleton||3:14||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Annie Get Your Gun: Overture (Remastered)||Ethel Merman, Stanley Black, The London Festival Chorus & London Festival Orchestra||4:40||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Colonel Buffalo Bill (Remastered)||Leslie Fyson, Benay Venuta, Stanley Black, London Festival Orchestra & The London Festival Chorus||2:21||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||I'm A Bad, Bad Man (Remastered)||Neilson Taylor, Stanley Black, London Festival Orchestra & The London Festival Chorus||2:36||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||An Old-Fashioned Wedding (Remastered)||Ethel Merman & Neilson Taylor||2:48||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
Though Irving Berlin came from the old school of Broadway songwriters, he was also highly adaptable. He approached his assignment as substitute for Jerome Kern (who had died suddenly) on Dorothy and Herbert Fields' musical about Annie Oakley in the spirit of integrated musicals that producers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had established with Oklahoma! only three years before. Berlin's songs for Annie Get Your Gun were all about character and plot, from the bawdy "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" in which Annie affirms the value of a common-sense barnyard education, to the witty "Anything You Can Do," which illuminates her final confrontation and reconciliation with love interest Frank Butler. Ordinarily, that should have meant that the songs were less easy to extract for the hit parade, but in fact Berlin's score produced more chart hits through cover versions than any Broadway score before or since.
Star Ethel Merman and her co-star Ray Middleton were Broadway veterans of the pre-microphone era, experts at projecting their voices from the footlights to the rear balcony, and their stage styles carried over to the cast recording. Merman, of course, possessed a clarion voice that was never better represented than in songs like "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" and "I Got the Sun in the Morning," while Middleton's sonorous baritone informed "The Girl That I Marry" and "My Defenses Are Down." But even though Berlin wrote simply and directly, the singers hit his meanings as surely as they did his notes. The result was exactly what a cast album should be, an accurate representation of the music of a show. And since this show was a landmark in Broadway history, that made the cast album an important contribution to musical history as well as an aural delight.
Born: 16 January 1908 in New York, NY [Astoria]
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s