Mary Martin sings A Cockeyed Optimist. Recorded Live during the original Broadway run of South Pacific, 1949.
Mary Martin sings “I’m Gonna Was That Man Right Out Of My Hair” Live on Broadway, during the original run of South Pacific, 1949.
Mary Martin is in Love With A Wonderful Guy. Live from The original Broadway run of South Pacific, 1949.
This is my annual New Year’s Eve ear worm.
Best to you all in 2013.
This is the song that would play at the end of the last episode of the sitcom about my life.
“How Peter Pan flew to Paris”, Pan American Airlines, 1956
this looks like it was drawn by a serial killer. a serial killer who loved Mary Martin.
Climb it/Mary Martin and the Cast/The Sound of Music
“Mountain High, Valley Low” from Lute Song
music Raymond Scott lyric Bernard Hanighen
performance Mary Martin
Lute Song will probably go down in history as The-Show-That-Introduced-Mary-Martin-to-Yul-Brenner (which eventually led to Martin suggesting Brenner for The King and I). However, I think the presence score by Raymond Scott is equally notable. Scott was a curious and innovative composer and inventor who is most famous for composing what you probably know as the Looney Tunes theme song, but who also pioneered a lot of recording techniques used today. He was also married to Dorothy Collins and was instrumental in her early career (as was she in his). He later recorded a version of this with Collins, recording multiple layers of her vocals, one of the techniques he pioneered.
Also, Mary Martin plays a character named Tchao-Ou-Niang in this show. And to think people were upset about Jonathan Pryce in Miss Saigon…
“It Might as Well Be Spring” as heard on the album Mary Martin Sings Richard Rogers Plays
music Richard Rogers lyric Oscar Hammerstein II
performance Mary Martin
The last of my “It Might as Well Be Spring” covers…at least for a little bit. Mary Martin embodies the essence and spirit of Rogers and Hammersein like none other.
Maria Von Trapp and Mary Martin
this blog has posted a TON of great Mary Matin shots today. It behooves you to check them out.
Mary Martin brings down the house with “Flaming Agnes” in the national tour of ‘I Do! I Do!’ during its Detroit engagement.
Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Barbara Cook and Mary Martin pay tribute to the late Robert Preston on the 1987 Tony Awards, after Preston had recently passed. Bernadette Peters performs “Time Heals Everything”; Barbara Cook soars with “‘Till There Was You”; and Mary Martin comes out, talks about her love of Robert, and then sings “My Cup Runneth Over.”
You can imagine the tears when Mary Martin dedicates the song to his wife Catherine and son Richard, and Robert. What a beautiful moving tribute to a wonderful man. They don’t have tributes like this anymore.
Unfortunately, Ms. Martin sings “This House”, NOT ”My Cup Runneth Over”. But there IS a marching band! (and all three ladies are heaven). My new life goal is to deserve such a tribute.
Jennie | Waitin’ for the Evening Train
Mary Martin and George Wallace on the original Broadway cast recording
Music: Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics: Howard Dietz
Book: Arnold Schulman
i didn’t expect to enjoy this (my only point of reference for this show is an excerpt I read of Frank Rich’s memoir Ghostlight in which he recalls being disappointed in the show—and Martin—in his youth). But this track is delightful!
Leave It to Me! | My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Mary Martin in Love Thy Neighbor
Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter
Book: Samuel Spewack and Bella Spewack
Mary friggin’ Martin everyone!
Mary Martin in Hello, Dolly!
there are some great ‘staches