Cole Porter in London

A compilation of previously released cast recordings from the London productions of Cole Porter shows.

Compiled and produced by Chris Ellis
Transferred and mastered by John Wadley
Liner Notes: Peter Gammond

  • Double LP, 1974 [World SHB 26]

  • Selections

    Show Title (Year of London production) - Artist Name

    The Eclipse (1919) - Nancy Gibbs and J. Pope-Stamper with Garrick Theatre Orchestra [conductor: J.B. Hastings]

    • "Chelsea"
    • "I Never Realised"

    A Night Out (1920) - Lily St. John and Leslie Henson with Winter Garden Theatre Orchestra.

    • "Why Didn't We Meet Before" - Lily St. John & Leslie Henson
    • "Looking Around" - Lily St. John

    Wake Up and Dream (1929) - George Metaxa with Orchestra

    • "Wake Up and Dream"
    • "What is This Thing Called Love?"

    Gay Divorce (1933) - Fred Astaire with Orchestra

    • "Night and Day"
    • "After You, Who?"

    Nymph Errant (1933) - Gertrude Lawrence [except as noted]

    • "Experiment"
    • "How Could We Be Wrong?"
    • "It's Bad for Me"
    • "The Physician"
    • "Solomon" - Elisabeth Welch
    • "Nymph Errant"

    O Mistress Mine (1936, interpolation) - Yvonne Printemps with Orchestra with Pierre Fresnay

    The Sun Never Sets (1938) - Todd Duncan with The Drury Lane Theatre Orchestra [conductor: Charles Prentice]

    • "River God"

    Anything Goes (1935) [conductor: Franceis Collinson; artists individually credited below] [For further information go to London Production of Anything Goes]

    • "Anything Goes" / "I Get a Kick Out of You" - Jeanne Aubert and The Four Admirals
    • "You're the Top" - Jeanne Aubert and Jack Whiting
    • Act II, In the ship's cell / "Be Like the Bluebird" - Sydney Howard and Jack Whiting
    • "All Through the Night" - Jack Whiting / "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" - Jeanne Aubert, The Four Admirals, The Four Harmonists and Chorus

    The Fleet's Lit Up (1938, interpolation) - Frances Day with Orchestra [Opened at the London Hippodrome on August 17, 1938, ran for 199 performances]

    Black Velvet (1939, interpolation) - Pat Kirkwood with Jack Hylton and Some of His Boys [Opened at the London Hippodrome on November 14, 1939; ran for 620 performances]

    Kiss Me, Kate (1951) [conductor: Freddie Betherton; artists individually credited below] [For production information go to London Production of Kiss Me, Kate]

    • "Why Can't You Behave" - Julie Wilson
    • "Wunderbar" - Patricia Morison and Bill Johnson
    • "So in Love" - Bill Johnson
    • "I Hate Men" - Patricia Morison
    • "Were Thine That Special Face" - Bill Johnson
    • "Too Darn Hot" - Archie Savage
    • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?" - Bill Johnson
    • "Always True to You in My Fashion" - Julie Wilson
    • "So in Love" - Patricia Morison
    • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" - Danny Green and Sidney James

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