Ben Bagley's Cole Porter Collections


Cole Porter Revisited
Unpublished Cole Porter, Vol. II
Cole Porter, Vol. III
Cole Porter Revisited, Vol. IV
Cole Porter Revisited, Vol. V

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Cole Porter Revisited


Musical Direction and Arrangements by Norman Paris
Cast and Material Assembled and Directed by Ben Bagley

  • LP, 1964 [RIC ST 3002 (stereo); M 3002 (mono)]
  • LP, 1970 [Painted Smiles 1340]
  • LP, 1971 [Crewe CR-1340]
  • Compact Disc, 1990 [Painted Smiles PSCD-121] (55:58 mins.)
  • Same selections as above with the addition of these newly recorded songs

    • "Coffee" [written for Ever Yours, unproduced] - Ann Hampton Callaway (2:49)
    • "I'm Getting Myself Ready for You" [from The New Yorkers] - Arthur Siegel, Sandy Stewart (2:39)
    • "I'm Back in Circulation" [cut from You Never Know] - Ann Hampton Callaway (2:02)
    • "Just Another Page in Your Diary" [cut from Leave It To Me] - Arthur Siegel (3:26)
    • "I'm So in Love With You" (also includes "I've Got My Eyes on You", uncredited) [from Broadway Melody of 1940] - Sandy Stewart, Arthur Siegel (2:08)
    • "I've a Strange New Rhythm in My Heart" [from Rosalie] - Ann Hampton Callaway (2:01)
    • "Through Thick and Thin" [from Something to Shout About] - Sandy Stewart, Arthur Siegel, Ann Hampton Callaway (1:11)

    Unpublished Cole Porter, Vol. II


    Musical Arrangements by Judd Woldin
    Cast and Material Assembled and Directed by Ben Bagley

  • LP, 1972 [Painted Smiles 1358] [subtitled "Ben Bagley's Painted Smiles of Cole Porter"]
    • "Get Yourself a Girl" [from Let's Face It] - Edward Earle and Entire Company (3:18)
    • "When Love Comes to Call" [cut from Can-Can] - Laura Kenyon (2:22)
    • "After All, I'm Only a Schoolgirl" [from Wake Up and Dream] - Alice Playten (2:53)
    • "If Ever Married I'm" [cut from Kiss Me Kate] - Blossom Dearie, Carmen Alvarez, Laura Kenyon, Alice Playten (3:06)
    • "Kate the Great" [cut from Anything Goes] - Karen Morrow (2:23)
    • "What Does Your Servant Dream About?" [cut from Kiss Me Kate] - Alice Playten, Edward Earle (1:43)
    • "Oh, It Must Be Fun" [cut from Out of This World] - Charles Rydell, Karen Morrow (3:41)
    • "Pets" [cut from Let's Face It] - Alice Playten and Entire Company (3:48)
    • "If You Like Les Belles Pointrines" [from Nymph Errant] - Alice Playten and Entire Company (3:55)
    • "To Think This Could Happen to Me" [cut from Can-Can] - Karen Morrow (1:46)
    • "Humble Hollywood Executive" [cut from Mexican Hayride] - Carmen Alvarez (2:10)
    • "I Know It's Not Meant for Me" [from Rosalie] - Karen Morrow, Charles Rydell (3:29)
    • "Where Would You Get Your Coat?" [from Fifty Million Frenchmen] - Carmen Alvarez, Laura Kenyon, Alice Playten (3:18)
    • "I Could Kick Myself" [cut from Les Girls] - Carmen Alvarez, Blossom Dearie (2:54)
    • "Give Me the Land" [cut from Silk Stockings] - Edward Earle and Entire Company (2:51)
  • Compact Disc, 1991 [Painted Smiles PSCD-125] (59:59 mins.)
  • Same selections as above with the addition of these newly recorded songs


    Cole Porter, Vol. III


    Vocal and Musical Arrangements by Dennis Deal
    Cast and Material Assembled and Directed by Ben Bagley

  • LP, 1979 [Painted Smiles 1370]
  • Compact Disc, 1989 [Painted Smiles PSCD-105] (55:36 mins.)
    • "Wake Up and Dream" [from Wake Up and Dream] - Nancy Grennan and Chorus (3:28)
    • "Find Me a Primitive Man" [from Fifty Million Frenchmen] - Elaine Stritch and Les Boys (4:34)
    • "I Like Pretty Things" [written for Mississippi Belle, unproduced]- Georgia Engel and Girls (2:04)
    • "Make a Date With a Great Psychoanalyst" [from Let's Face It] - Helen Gallagher (2:15)
    • "Baby Let's Dance" [from La Revue Des Ambassadeurs] - The Darktown Strutters (2:15)
    • "What Are Little Husbands Made Of" [cut from Let's Face It] / "Why Marry Them?" [from Gay Divorce] - Lynn Redgrave (4:10)
    • "I'm in Love" [from Fifty Million Frenchmen] / "You're in Love" [from Gay Divorce] - Georgia Engel and Chorus (2:35)
    • "You're Too Far Away" [from Nymph Errant] - Dolores Gray (2:55)
    • "A Lady Needs a Rest" [from Let's Face It] - Lynn Redgrave and Girls (3:09)
    • "Her Heart Was in Her Work" [cut from Can-Can] - Arthur Siegel, Lynn Redgrave (2:40)
    • "Who Would Have Dreamed?" [from Panama Hattie] - Dolores Gray (3:48)
    • "I Want to Be Raided By You" [from Wake Up and Dream] - Lynn Redgrave and the Girls (2:15)
    • "I Wrote a Play" [from Seven Lively Arts] - Arthur Siegel (4:34)
    • "Prize Guy of Guys" [cut from Les Girls] - Helen Gallagher (3:40)
    • "When Love Beckoned" [from Du Barry Was a Lady] - Elaine Stritch (3:20)
    • "What Am I to Do?" [from The Man Who Came to Dinner] - Lynn Redgrave (2:02)
    • "Pretty Little Missus Bell" [cut from Seven Lively Arts] - Georgia Engel and the Boys (3:47)
    • "It's Just Yours" [cut from Mexican Hayride] - Lynn Redgrave, Arthur Siegel and Chorus (3:25)

    Cole Porter Revisited, Vol. IV


    Vocal and Musical Arrangements by Dennis Deal
    Cast and Material Assembled and Directed by Ben Bagley

  • LP, 1979 [Painted Smiles 1371]
    • "Big Town" [from Seven Lively Arts] - Chorus (5:43)
    • "Thank You So Much, Mrs. Lowsborough-Goodby" ["party" song] - Katharine Hepburn (2:25)
    • "Ours" [from Red, Hot, and Blue] - Blossom Dearie, Arthur Siegel (4:13)
    • "Why Do You Want to Hurt Me So?" [cut from Out of This World] - Helen Gallagher (2:30)
    • "High Flying Wings on My Shoes" [cut from Les Girls] - Arthur Siegel and Men (2:55)
    • "Pick Me Up and Lay Me Down" [written for Star Dust, unproduced] - Dolores Gray (3:29)
    • "The Queen of Terre Haute" [from Fifty Million Frenchmen] - Katharine Hepburn (1:35)
    • "I'm Yours" [cut from You Never Know] - Patrice Munsel and Chorus (1:55)
    • "Wild Wedding Bells" [written for Greek to You, unproduced] - Dolores Gray and Chorus (3:48)
    • Internationale Medley (5:25)
      • "Quelque-Chose" [cut from Paris] - Patrice Munsel and Men
      • "Alpine Rose" [from La Revue Des Ambassadeurs] - Patrice Munsel and Women
      • "Olga" [from Mayfair and Montmartre] - Arthur Siegel and Men
      • "The Boyfriend Back Home" [from Fifty Million Frenchmen] - Patrice Munsel and Women
    • "I'm Unlucky at Gambling" [from Fifty Million Frenchmen] - Dolores Gray and Men (2:30)
    • "Bandit Band" [from Hitchy-Koo of 1922] - The Men (2:03)
    • "Buddy Beware" [from Anything Goes] - Helen Gallagher (3:26)
    • "Let's Talk About Love" [from Let's Face It] - Dolores Gray (2:39)
    • "The Extra Man" [from the London production of Wake Up and Dream] - Arthur Siegel (2:49)
    • "Who Said Gay Paree?" [cut from Can-Can] - Dolores Gray (2:30)
    • "A Woman's Career" [cut from Kiss Me Kate] - Katharine Hepburn (2:43)
    • "Is It the Girl? (Or Is It the Gown?)" [from Seven Lively Arts] - Dolores Gray and Chorus (4:14)
  • Compact Disc, 1990 [Painted Smiles PSCD-117]
  • Same selections as above with the addition of these newly recorded songs

    • Gay Divorce Medley (4:44)
      • "A Weekend Affair" [cut from Gay Divorce] - Kaye Ballard, Arthur Siegel, Sandy Stewart
      • "I Love Only You" [from the London production of Gay Divorce] - Arthur Siegel
      • "Fate" [cut from Gay Divorce] - Kaye Ballard
      • "Salt Air" [from Gay Divorce] - Sandy Stewart
    • "My Most Intimate Friend" [from Jubilee] - Kaye Ballard (1:56)
    • "My Loulou" [from Jubilee] - Arthur Siegel (1:58)
    • "I Still Love the Red, White, and Blue" [from Gay Divorce] - Ann Hampton Callaway (2:39)

    Cole Porter Revisited, Vol. V


    Musical Arrangements by Arthur Siegel
    Cast and Material Assembled and Directed by Ben Bagley
    Recorded at Westrax Recording Studios by Jeremy Harris

  • Compact Disc, 1990 [Painted Smiles PSCD-122] (70:24 mins.)
    • "It All Belongs to You" [from the film Break the News] - Sandy Stewart, Arthur Siegel, Ann Hampton Callaway (2:32)
    • "When Love Comes Your Way" [from Jubilee] - Julie Wilson (1:39)
    • "Should I Tell You I Love You" [from Around the World in Eighty Days] - Sandy Stewart (2:15)
    • "Between You and Me" [from Broadway Melody of 1940] - Arthur Siegel (2:34)
    • "Under the Dress" [cut from Silk Stockings] - Ann Hampton Callaway (2:13)
    • "You've Got Something" [from Red, Hot, and Blue] - Julie Wilson (2:57)
    • "Who But You?" [cut from Red, Hot, and Blue] - Sandy Stewart (1:37)
    • "Love Me, Love My Pekinese" [from Born to Dance] - Ann Hampton Callaway, Arthur Siegel (2:01)
    • "When a Woman's in Love" [written for Mississippi Belle, unproduced]- Julie Wilson (1:39)
    • "Rap Tap on Wood" [from Born to Dance] - Tommy Tune (2:36)
    • "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em" ["party" song] - Ann Hampton Callaway (1:50)
    • "Close" [cut from Rosalie] - Sandy Stewart (3:48)
    • "There's a Fan" [cut from Leave It To Me] - Julie Wilson (2:36)
    • "That's Why I Love You" [cut from Fifty Million Frenchmen] - Arthur Siegel, Sandy Stewart (2:47)
    • "I Gaze in Your Eyes" [music by Ms. Callaway; lyrics by Mr. Porter] - Ann Hampton Callaway (3:07)
    • "They Ain't Done Right By Our Nell" [from Panama Hattie] - Julie Wilson (3:35)
    • "What is That Tune" [from You Never Know] - Sandy Stewart (2:45)
    • "When My Baby Goes to Town" [from Something for the Boys] - Arthur Siegel (2:17)
    • "That's What You Mean to Me" [cut from Mexican Hayride] - Ann Hampton Callaway (2:33)
    • "Look What I Found" [from Around the World in Eighty Days] - Sandy Stewart (2:36)
    • "I've Got Some Unfinished Business with You" [from Let's Face It] / "Revenge" [dropped from Let's Face It] - Arthur Siegel, Ann Hampton Callaway (2:34)
    • "Weren't We Fools" [written for Fanny Brice] - Julie Wilson (3:15)
    • "Please Don't Monkey With Broadway" [from Broadway Melody of 1940] - Tommy Tune (1:36)
    • "Please Don't Make Me Be Good" [cut from Fifty Million Frenchmen] - Sandy Stewart (3:18)
    • "So Near and Yet So Far" [from You'll Never Get Rich] - Julie Wilson (3:35)
    • "Blue Hours" [cut from Paris] - Ann Hampton Callaway, Sandy Stewart (3:43)
    • "Something to Shout About" [from Something to Shout About] - Arthur Siegel, Sandy Stewart, Ann Hampton Callaway (2:26)

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