Ben Bagley’s Rodgers and Hart Revisited turned out to be so popular that Bagley ended up doing five volumes, all of which we’ll be issuing. The first volume is filled with incredible Rodgers and Hart treasures. The Richard Rodgers that wrote with Lorenz Hart was very different than the Rodgers who wrote with Hammerstein. Together, Rodgers and Hart wrote some of the greatest popular songs in history, one after another. And you won’t be hearing any of those on this album because what we have here are rare and wonderful Rodgers and Hart treasures, many of which were really new to people when this album was originally released.
For this album, Bagley assembled his usual fascinating performers and they include the brilliant and much-missed Dorothy Loudon, Danny Meehan, Charlotte Rae, and Cy Young. For the additional material recorded for the CD, we have Ann Hampton Callaway, Sandy Stewart, and Arthur Siegel. The wonderful arrangements are by Dorothy Loudon’s talented husband, Norman Paris.
As we’ve done with the other albums in this series, we have considerably spruced up the sound. For the CD release, Bagley went into the studio and recorded bonus material to fill out the CD length. And of course you get the great Harvey Schmidt artwork.
RODGERS AND HART REVISITED is limited to 500 copies
1 Entire Company - The Garrick Gaieties Opening 2:40
2 Charlotte Rae, Cy Young - Come and Tell Me 3:06
3 Dorothy Loudon - This Funny World 3:53
4 Danny Meehan, Charlotte Rae - Send for Me / I Must Love You 4:56
5 Dorothy Loudon, Danny Meehan - Morning Is Midnight 3:51
6 Dorothy Loudon, Arthur Siegel - Don't Tell Your Folks 2:56
7 Dorothy Loudon - At the Roxy Music Hall 2:32
8 Charlotte Rae, Danny Meehan - I Still Believe in You / Singing a Love Song 4:15
9 Charlotte Rae - I Blush 3:31
10 Charlotte Rae, Dorothy Loudon - How Was I to Know? / Why Do You Suppose? 3:13
11 Charlotte Rae - Everybody Loves You 4:47
12 Entire Company - Like Ordinary People 2:51
13 Ann Hampton Callaway - Nothing But You 2:34
14 Sandy Stewart, Arthur Siegel - I'm Afraid 3:47
15 Ann Hampton Callaway - Life! Liberty! 2:04
16 Sandy Stewart, Arthur Siegel - Blue Monday / Ev'ry Sunday Afternoon 3:22
17 Arthur Siegel - Pretty in the City 2:02
18 Sandy Stewart - It Never Entered My Mind 4:52
19 Arthur Siegel, Ann Hampton Callaway - Barking Baby 3:04