St. Louis Woman (1998 Original New York Cast

St. Louis Woman (1998 Original New York Cast


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ST. LOUIS WOMAN is a forgotten 1946 musical written by two giants of the genre, composer Harold Arlen and lyricist Johnny Mercer. The creators of this 1998 revival went to painstaking lengths to recreate the score's lost arrangements and orchestrations, and the results are electrifying. R&B star Vanessa L. Williams and Charles S. Dutton star in this saga of horse racing, Superstition, and jealous love set in turn-of-last-century St. Louis. The composers use a rich palette of American folk idioms to color their tale, and the lovely score boasts standards like "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home," both deliciously warbled by Williams, as well as "I Had Myself a True Love," sung by Helen Goldsby. This entertaining release should open a new lease on life for ST. LOUIS WOMAN.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/1998
Label: Decca Broadway
UPC: 0731453814820
catalogNumber: 538148
Rank: 127904

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vanessa Williams   Vocals
Ralph Burns   Performing Ensemble
Jay Berliner   Banjo,Guitar
Kamau Adilifu   Trumpet
Martin Agee   Concert Master,Concert Mistress
Dennis Anderson   Clarinet,English Horn,Oboe,Tenor Saxophone
Dave Bargeron   Trombone,Tuba
Belinda Whitney-Barratt   Violin
John Beal   Bass
Shelton Becton   Vocals,Ensemble
John Campo   Clarinet,Bassoon,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Yvette Cason   Vocals,Track Performer
Victor Trent Cook   Vocals
Glenn Drewes   Trumpet
Lawrence Feldman   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Barry Finclair   Concert Master,Concert Mistress
John Frosk   Trumpet
Jack Gale   Trombone
Jill Jaffe   Viola
Jeanne LeBlanc   Cello
Ron Oakland   Concert Master,Concert Mistress
Suzanne Ornstein   Violin
Bobby Osborne   Ensemble
Wendell Pierce   Vocals,Track Performer
John Redsecker   Drums
Albert Regni   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Clay Ruede   Cello
Marilyn Reynolds   Concert Mistress
Russ Rizner-French   French Horn
Mitsue Takayama   Viola
Roger Wendt   French Horn
David Omar White   Ensemble
Frederick Zlotkin   Cello
Aloysia Friedmann   Concert Mistress
Thad Wheeler   Percussion
David Blinn   Viola
Maura Giannini   Concert Mistress
Robert Fisher   Musical Direction
Kimberly Michaels   Ensemble
Grace Paradise   Harp
Joseph Thalken   Piano,Cello
Xin Zhao   Concert Master,Concert Mistress
Laurie Williamson   Vocals,Ensemble
Red Press   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Multi Instruments
Ashley Horne   Concert Mistress
David White   Ensemble
Coffee Club Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Joseph Webster   Vocals,Ensemble,Track Performer
Stanley Wayne Mathis   Vocals,Track Performer
Jesse Means   Vocals,Ensemble
Amy Jo Phillips   Vocals,Ensemble
David White   Ensemble
Charles S. Dutton   Vocals
Chuck Cooper   Vocals
Reginald Pindell   Vocals,Ensemble
David Dean White   Vocals
Rob Fisher   Musical Direction
Helen Goldsby   Vocals
Vanessa L. Williams   Vocals
Victor Trent Cook   Vocals
Yvonne Cason   Vocals
A.J. Baptiste-Cassell   Vocals
Roberta Gumbel   Vocals
Thursday Farrar   Vocals
Tavia Riveé Jefferson   Vocals
Kimberley Michaels   Vocals
Sheryl McCallum   Vocals
Wayne Pretlow   Vocals
Sherrita Durán   Vocals
Iris Fairfax   Vocals
Richard Hobson   Vocals
Robert Osborne   Vocals
David White   Vocals
Jillian Hervey   Vocals

Technical Credits

Vanessa Williams   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Arna Bontemps   Book
Hugh Fordin   Producer
Johnny Mercer   Lyricist
Jack Viertel   Liner Notes
Cynthia Daniels   Engineer,Engineering
Edward Jablonski   Liner Notes
Margery Greenspan   Art Direction
Nedra Neal   Choir Preparation
Robert Fisher   Liner Notes
Countee Cullen   Book
Rob Fisher   Producer,Liner Notes,Musical Director
Emily Grishman   Liner Notes
Rob Fisher   Liner Notes

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