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The Dress Circle: Revisiting Ben Bagley's Catalog

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It’s a bit of the less familiar on this week’s Dress Circle (3/17 7:00 p.m.) as we look at some of the recordings released by producer Ben Bagley as part of his “Revisited” series.  You’ll know the composers and lyricists such as Noel Coward, Burton Lane, Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson, Frank Loesser, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart, but you may not know some of the songs from shows like “The Garrick Gaities,” “Calling All Stars,” “Huckleberry Finn,” “Senor Discretion Himself,” and “Good Morning Dearie.” 

However, that’s part of the fun of these recordings.  Bagley gave us a chance to hear songs that we would probably not have otherwise, and they’re performed by some other names you know like Elaine Stritch, Bobby Short, Barbara Cook, Kaye Ballard, Jo Sullivan, Ann Hampton Calloway, and Tommy Tune, and we’re very pleased to be able to bring just a few of them to you.

Michael is program host and host of the WWFM Sunday Opera, Sundays at 3 pm, and co-host of The Dress Circle, Sundays at 7 pm.
Ted Otten is co-host of The Dress Circle