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Hazel Flagg - Original Broadway Cast
1. Overture - Orchestra
2. A Little More Heart - Benay Venuta
3. The World Is Beautiful Today - Helen Gallagher
4. The Rutland Bounce - (Jule Styne)
5. I'm Glad I'm Leaving - Helen Gallagher
6. Hello, Hazel - Benay Venuta
7. Every Street's A Boulevard In Old New York - Jack Whiting
8. How Do You Speak To An Angel? - John Howard
9. Autograph Chant - Chorus
10. I Feel Like I'm Gonna Live Forever - Helen Gallagher
11. You're Gonna Dance With Me, Willie - Helen Gallagher
12. Who Is The Bravest? - Male Chorus
13. Salomee - Dean Campbell
14. Everybody Loves To Take A Bow - Benay Venuta, Jack Whiting
15. Laura De Maupassant - Helen Gallagher
16. Finale - The Entire Company
17. How Do You Speak To An Angel? - Eddie Fisher
18. I Feel Like I'm Gonna Live Forever - Sunny Gale
19. Salomee - Dinah Shore
20. I Feel Like I'm Gonna Live Forever - Guy Lombardo
21. Hello My Baby - Benay Venuta
22. When Frances Dances With Me - Benay Venuta
23. Waltz Me Around Again Willie - Benay Venuta
24. Come Josephine In My Flying Machine - Benay Venuta
25. Rings On My Fingers - Benay Venuta
26. After The Ball - Benay Venuta

Title: Hazel Flagg (with bonus tracks)
Artist: Original Broadway Cast
Catalogue No: SEPIA 1035
Barcode: 5055122110354
Release Date: 5 July 2004

Even with music by Jule Styne, and starring Helen Gallagher, fresh from her Tony Award winning role in the previous year's Pal Joey, the 1953 Broadway production of Hazel Flagg was not a successful musical running for only 190 performances. Perhaps it was due to the show being a satire and satire is something that rarely works in a musical. However the score was enchanting and it provided Eddie Fisher with a Top Twenty hit - "How Do You Speak To An Angel?".

The original cast recording has long being a collector's item so we are delighted to be re-issuing it on CD with bonus tracks, most of which are appearing on CD for the first time. Thomas Mitchell won a Tony Award for outstanding musical actor for Hazel Flagg and Helen Gallagher went on to win a second Tony Award for No, No Nanette. Veteran stage and film actress Benay Venuta played Dolly Tate in the film of Annie Get Your Gun.

At the time of the original issue of the LP, it was the fashion to make cover versions of likely hit songs from a show by commercial "pop" artists. We have featured the Eddie Fisher track mentioned above and also included recordings by Sunny Gale, Dinah Shore and Guy Lombardo. The last six tracks were originally issued on a rare three 78 set performed by the delightful Benay Venuta entitled Record Gazette.

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