1951 Motion Picture

Rodgers & HammersteinShow Boat

Released alongside the 1951 MGM Technicolor film, this soundtrack to Show Boat became available first in vinyl as a Long-Playing record with eight tracks, including “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man of Mine,” “Life Upon the Wicked Stage” and “Ol’ Man River.” The soundtrack features a colorful album cover with the film’s top-billed stars, Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner and Howard Keel. The new orchestrations featured in the film were scored by Alexander Courage and Conrad Salinger, conducted under the musical direction of Adolph Deutsch.