Broadway: Tin Pan Adler

For a project like this it would have been sheer madness to settle for anything less than top talent. Broadway Composer Richard Adler (The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees) did the score and lyrics. One of the men who won Oscars for scoring West Side Story stayed up all night doing the arrangement. Musicians came from the New York Philharmonic. The high-paid, high-caliber Hi-Lo's were there to do the singing. After 29 takes. Composer Adler was still dissatisfied. "It must have that ping. That's the feel I want implemented, band-wise." Take No. 30 was pingsville. "That's it." exulted Adler.

"That's it."...

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