Jimmy (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Original Broadway Cast of Jimmy
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Not the greatest show, but the actors were terrific
In his review of the musical "Jimmy" Clive Barnes remarked that there were only three things wrong with the show: the book, the music and the lyrics. A few of the songs are catchy and there are a couple of nice ballads, but it doesn't add up to much of a show; Jimmy is Jimmy Walker, the corrupt but charming mayor of New York who was ultimately defeated by Fiorello LaGuardia (another NYC mayor but a much better musical). This recording shows what wonderful performers Anita Gillette (one of the last Sally Bowles on Broadway in "Cabaret") and cabaret singer Julie Wilson were.