12 Songs, 37 Minutes

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At last...

Jeffinprov

The road to digital reincarnation for Columbia Records' studio cast recordings of classic Broadway musicals has been rocky and circuitous. These 1950s-era recordings were invaluable at the time, by virtue of providing lively and entertaining (if not utterly authentic) readings of classic musical comedies that pre-dated the era of original cast recordings. In the early days of the compact disc, various items from the original series -- "Roberta," "Oklahoma!," and "Girl Crazy" among them -- would pop up at random. For whatever reason, however, "Babes in Arms" (this writer's personal favorite) continued to languish. Fortunately, that has been rectified, and this charming and deftly performed concoction is back. Nice work, Sony!

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