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CD Reviews: Dietrich and Horne Love Songs
Posted By: Mark Griffin 7/10/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Dietrich and Horne Love Songs

by Mark Griffin



Marlene Dietrich: Love Songs (2004) ** 1/2

VARIOUS

Columbia/Legacy

14 tracks - 44:24


Lena Horne: Love Songs (2004) ***

VARIOUS

RCA/Legacy

14 tracks - 43:16
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CD Review: Finian's Rainbow
Posted By: Mark Griffin 5/22/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Review: Finian's Rainbow



Finian's Rainbow (1968) ** 1/2

HARBURG/LANE

Rhino Handmade/Warner Music Group

17 tracks - 53:04

The late '60s was one trippy time to be a movie musical in Hollywood. The too encouraging profits from blockbusters like My Fair Lady and The Sound of
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CD Reviews: The Punisher and Du Barry Was A Lady
Posted By: Luke Goljan , Mark Griffin 1/9/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: The Punisher and Du Barry Was A Lady


The Punisher ****

CARLO SILIOTTO

La-La Land LLLCD 1020

30 tracks - 65:37

The most interesting thing about The Punisher is that it doesn't contain any standard action music at all. Siliotto mentions in his liner notes how happy he was that writer/director Jonathan Hensleigh supplied him with great c
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CD Reviews: Dino The Essential Dean Martin and Hollywood Music Directory
Posted By: Mark Griffin , Steven A. Kennedy 10/24/2004 - 9:00 PM
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CD Reviews: Between Heaven and Earth, TV Guide 50 All-Time Favorite TV Themes and Baby Doll
Posted By: Mark Griffin , Cary Wong 9/19/2004 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Between Heaven and Earth, TV Guide 50 All-Time Favorite TV Themes and Baby Doll



Between Heaven and Earth  ***

A. R. RACHMAN
Sony Classical SK 92494
15 tracks - 51:09

Popular Bollywood composer A. R. Rachman, who scored over 70 Indian films including the Oscar-Nominated Lagaan, finally made his Broadway d
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CD Reviews Gypsy and La Leggendia della Pianista
Posted By: Mark Griffin 6/15/2004 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews Gypsy and La Leggendia della Pianista



Gypsy (1962) ***

JULE STYNE AND STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Warner Bros./Turner Classic Movies Music

22 tracks - 69:56

I've had to listen to boys in Greenwich Village piano bars bitch about this one for years. Now I'm going to exact a bit of artistic revenge and tell the world how I really feel: I don't think the
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CD Reviews Lovely to Look At and Freedom Fighters
Posted By: Mark Griffin , Steven A. Kennedy 5/9/2004 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews Lovely to Look At and Freedom Fighters



Lovely To Look At (1952) ***

JEROME KERN, OTTO HARBACH AND DOROTHY FIELDS

Turner/Rhino Handmade

23 tracks - 68:10

Midway through the soundtrack of Lovely To Look At, Kathryn Grayson sings Jerome Kern's "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" and what had previously been a mi
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CD Reviews: Gay Purr-ee and Streisand's Movie Album
Posted By: Mark Griffin 1/11/2004 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Gay Purr-ee and Streisand's Movie Album



Gay Purr-ee (1962) ***

HAROLD ARLEN & E.Y. HARBURG

Warner/Rhino

18 tracks - 73:00

Imagine consuming a midnight snack consisting of smoked salmon, cotton candy, pistachio gelato, Yuzu Quail and Chef Boyardee Ravioli. After inhaling the aforementioned feast, your featured dream that evening might
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CD Reviews Broadway Melody and Royal Wedding
Posted By: Mark Griffin , Cary Wong 10/26/2003 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews Broadway Melody and Royal Wedding



Broadway Melody of 1940 *** 1/2

COLE PORTER, VARIOUS

Rhino Handmade RHM2 7601

24 tracks - 79:16

Movie musicals will always enchant audiences. It's no coincidence that The Jazz Singer, the first film to use sound, was a musical. A couple of years later, in 1929, M-G
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Better Than a Dream: An Interview With Betty Comden
Posted By: Mark Griffin 10/21/2003 - 9:00 PM

Better Than a Dream: An Interview With Betty Comden

By Mark Griffin



It happens every time, doesn't it? You're remote controlling your way through live reports from the Gaza Strip, denture commercials, MTV's The Real World and dysfunctionals in leopard prints hurling chairs at one other on some ill-mannered "talk" show. Suddenly, you catch a glimpse of Gene Kelly hugging a lamppo
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