Broadway on Record: A Directory of New York Cast Recordings of Musical Shows, 1931-1986
This discography provides a listing of the songs and singers on 459 original cast albums for New York musicals from 1931 to 1986. . . . It] is a creditable . It] is a creditable compilation that will be of interest to both upecialists and general collections. "Reference Books Bulletin"
The most up-to-date and comprehensive discography available, it provides full information on 459 show albums ranging from the 1931 recording of The Band Wagon to current productions recorded in 1986. Some 4,000 song titles are listed. Entries are arranged alphabetically by show title. Production information includes opening date of the show and name of the theatre; revivals which produced new recordings; composer, lyricist, and conductor credits; cast members who sing on the recording; and songs included on the album. Multiple recordings of the same show are arranged chronologically. Complete discographic data is supplied--record label and number, both the original and the most recent reissue, type of recording (monaural and/or stereophonic), and availability as compact disc. An index of performers identifies the albums on which each person appears. Composers, lyricists, and musical directors are listed in a seperate index.