I love the way Mary swings “Get out your feathers / Your patents leathers / Your beads and buckles and bows”
I like the refined, deliberate, delivery of Jack Crowder’s Cornelius.
and Pearl OWNS the “Ermegarde, stop sniveling, don’t cry on the valises…” section.
but why is the percussion buried so far in the back?
I do love Charles Nelson Reilly on this recording. And there’s something so wonderfully raucous about the ensemble.
“Put on Your Sunday Clothes” from HELLO, DOLLY! (30th Anniversary Cast Recording)
words and music by Jerry Herman
Performed by Michael DeVries, Carol Channing and Company.
The last minute of this is so exciting I could just about die!
I had never listened to this recording until today. I’m a huge fan of the OBCR, and familiar, fond of Bailey’s and Martin’s respective recordings, and just didn’t see the necessity of a recording with a 197 year old Channing.
Color me stupid. Whatever demerits Channing’s AARP status may bring (which are few) are outweighed by how GLORIOUS and CLEAR this recording is! Listen to that orchestra! And it sounds like a cast of thousands! And hellooooooo Michael DeVries.