Anyone Can Whistle

Original Broadway Cast (1964)

Recording Info

Recording Type: Private
Origin: Live/Audience
Material Included: Excerpts
Date Recorded: April 9, 1964

Track List

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Disc One

  • I'm Like the Bluebird .... Company
  • Me and My Town .... Cora and the Boys
  • Miracle Song .... Cora, Cooley, Townspeople, Tourists and Pilgrims
  • There Won't Be Trumpets .... Fay
  • Simple .... Hapgood and Company
  • A-One March .... Company
  • Come Play Wiz Me .... Fay and Hapgood
  • Anyone Can Whistle .... Fay
  • A Parade in Town .... Cora
  • Everybody Says Don't .... Hapgood
  • Ballet .... Fay, Hapgood and Cookies

Disc Two

  • I've Got You to Lean On .... Cora, Schub, Cooley, Magruder and the Boys
  • See What It Gets You .... Fay
  • The Cookie Chase .... Cora, Fay, Schub and Company
  • With So Little to Be Sure Of .... Fay and Hapgood
  • Finale .... Company

Trivia & History

This recording is only of the songs, ballets and other musical sections. "Simple" switches to the cast recording for much of the dialogue. The person who recorded this had a recorder that could record only so much before the tape needed to be changed so he tried to record as little of a show as possible. (Portable tape recorders that could record for longer stretches were still quite expensive in 1964.)

As generally circulated, this recording includes "There Won't Be Trumpets" (sounding as if it came from an LP issue, perhaps from the first official on A Collector's Sondheim), even though it was cut from the production before it opened. Also, "See What It Gets You" comes from the cast recording (it also sounds like it's from an LP).

Fortunately, this recording does include material that wasn't included on the cast recording, including the the "Don't" ballet. This is especially significant as the version heard on Broadway included dialogue that's not in the published script or the published score.

Recording Info

Recording Type: Private
Origin: Live/Audience
Material Included: Excerpts
Date Recorded: April 9, 1964

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