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Chapter 21: Some Enchanted Evening

Early showtunes

Music doesn’t get more transporting than this opening trio of all-timer ballads - close your eyes and the Technicolor picture fills right in. The rest of these songs are no slouch either, showcasing the synchronized peaks and forlorn valleys of early showtunes. Maybe it’s because this was an era when nearly all music was performed live, but musical storytelling has never sounded so natural since. Perhaps folks just broke into song all the time back then.
1. Cliff Edwards & Disney Studio Chorus

When You Wish Upon a Star

2. Ezio Pinza

Some Enchanted Evening

3. Judy Garland

Over the Rainbow

4. Cole Porter

You're the Top

5. Marty May, William O'Neal, Ray Middleton & Ethel Merman

There's No Business Like Show Business

6. Julie Andrews

Wouldn't It Be Loverly

7. The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

When I Was a Lad

8. Helen Morgan


9. Oliver! Ensemble

I'd Do Anything

10. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Ensemble

Brotherhood of Man