Digitally remastered edition of the original 1959 Cast recording. Show Boat is a studio recording of the 1927 musical Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. Show Boat is probably one of the most famous musical shows of all-time. The album features a stellar cast that was formed especially for this recording, and features the debut recordings made by Shirley Bassey. Here she performs two songs in the role of Julie LaVerne. The score is rich with a half-dozen memorable songs, including 'Make Believe,' 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man,' 'You Are Love,' 'Life Upon the Wicked Stage,' 'Bill,' and the stunning 'Ol' Man River.' Show Boat is widely regarded as the first truly great American musical.