Posts in category "Broadway Musical/Film Soundtrack"

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Prologue from West Side Story" from the Original Film Soundtrack

Song Of The Day – “Prologue from West Side Story” from the Original Soundtrack Recording So the question isn’t whether “West Side Story” is the greatest musical of all time (it is!)…the question is if you’re a Broadway Cast maven or a fan of the film soundtrack. I think most people my age and younger... Read more »

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman - "Easy To Be Hard" by Lynn Kellogg

Song Of The Day – “Easy To Be Hard” by Lynn Kellogg Most know this song recorded by Three Dog Night, but here’s the original version from the 1968 Broadway Cast recording of the musical “Hair.” This song plus the other hits from the musical including “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In,” “Good Morning Starshine” and the... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Me And My Arrow" by Harry Nilsson

Song Of the Day – “Me And My Arrow” by Harry Nilsson From the 1971 animated TV special “The Point.” The main character was Oblio whose head was round while everyone else had pointed heads. Arrow was his dog. While Ringo Starr supplied the voice of the narrator on the home video, it was Dustin... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Midnight Cowboy Theme" by John Barry

Song Of The Day – “Midnight Cowboy Theme” by John Barry One of the great losses of this year was the death of film composer John Barry. His scoring credits included such films as “Goldfinger,” “Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” “From Russia With Love,” “Born Free” and “Midnight Cowboy.” This song captures the mood of the... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Diamonds Are Forever" by Shirley Bassey

Song Of The Day – “Diamonds Are Forever” by Shirley Bassey James Bond themes written by John Barry from the ’60s and early ’70s pack a powerful wallop of equal measures of drama and kitsch. This 1971 Bond theme is no different especially when in the hands of Bond chanteuse, Shirley Bassey. It was her... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Overture from Candide" by Leonard Bernstein

Song Of The Day – “Overture from Candide” by Leonard Bernstein I was fortunate enough to have seen the very last Young People’s Concert conducted by the maestro back in 1972. As you can see from this video Lenny was an emotional and flamboyant conductor. Here is one of his best pieces of music, the... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Dance At The Gym" from "West Side Story" by Leonard Bernstein

Song Of The Day – “Dance At The Gym” from “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein Wow! It doesn’t get any better than this…and it never gets old! Probably the greatest musical to ever hit the Broadway stage. Bernstein’s modern Jazz score is inventive and cutting edge…and about as good as it gets!
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