1952 Broadway Cast Recording

Rodgers & HammersteinPal Joey

Orchestrated by Don Walker under the musical direction of Max Meth, this Capitol record brings together several members of the first Broadway revival cast of Pal Joey, including Helen Gallagher as Gladys and Elaine Stritch, who made a splash singing the suddenly show-stopping cynical lament “Zip.” Vivienne Segal and Harold Lang had already recorded the score on Columbia’s 1950 Studio Recording, and Columbia refused to allow them to release a second recording on Capitol, so Jane Froman and Dick Beavers assumed the lead roles. Restoring the original content previously changed for the 1950 recording, this cast album became the definitive, most loyal preservation of Rodgers & Hart’s original score.