1962 Studio Cast Recording

RodgersShow Boat

This 1962 studio recording features John Raitt as Ravenal, Barbara Cook as Magnolia and Anita Darian as Julie. William Warfield, reprising his role from the MGM film, sings the part of Joe. Conducted by Frank Allers and featuring the Merrill Station Choir, the original 1962 release included fourteen songs from the score; subsequent reissues added bonus tracks from Helen Morgan, Tess Gardella and Paul Robeson.