- Released: August 11, 2003
- Label: DRG
- 2.Wildcat Smathers
- 3.Satins and Spurs
- 4.The Little Rock Roll
- 5.I've Had Enough
- 6.Nobody Cares
- 7.Back Home
- 8.You're So Right for Me / Finale: You're So Right For Me / Finale
- 9.It Had to Be You
- 10.A Square in the Social Circle
- 11.I Wake Up in the Morning Feeling Fine
- 12.Love Is the Darndest Thing
- 13.Stuff Like That There
- 14.What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?
- 16.His Rocking Horse Ran Away (And the Angels Sing)
- 17.I Wish I Didn't Love You So
- 18.Rumble, Rumble, Rumble
- 19.Blue Skies
- 20.That's Loyalty
- 21.Poppa, Don't Preach to Me
- 22.Doin' It the Hard Way
- 23.The Sewing Machine
- 24.(Where Are You?) Now That I Need You
- 25.Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief
Music and lyrics written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.
Principal cast includes: Betty Hutton, The Textor Singers, Earl Wrightson.
Originally released on Capitol Records.
Personnel: Sylvia Textor, Jerry Duane, Keith Textor, Julie Christman, Bill Dean, Leslie Miller, Marilyn Scott (vocals).
Recording information: 1954.
Arranger: Nelson Riddle.
Satins and Spurs, with a libretto by William Friedberg, producer/director Max Liebman, and songs by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, was a musical written for television and broadcast live in 90 minutes on NBC September 12, 1954. It starred 33-year-old movie actress Betty Hutton as a cowgirl who comes to New York to appear at a rodeo, and falls in love with a photographer played by Kevin McCarthy (whose singing was dubbed by Earl Wrightson), their romance complicated by his urban sophistication and her rural rough edges. The story contained obvious similarities to Annie Get Your Gun, which Hutton had starred in on film, and it made use of her energetic style. This original TV cast recording (recorded and released prior to the broadcast, and thus not a soundtrack) reveals that Livingston and Evans' songs have been tailored to Hutton's talents, giving her a chance to show off her extroverted, outsized approach to singing. There is even the suggestion that she might have been able to find a place in the emerging world of rock 'n' roll, had she had a different background and been a little younger, as "The Little Rock Roll" anticipates the rock revolution, and she sounds right at home. Sadly, that was not to be. In fact, Satins and Spurs, an intended comeback for a performer who had burned her bridges in Hollywood two years before, was poorly received and even precipitated a temporary retirement by Hutton. That's a shame, since the album reveals the musical to have been a good vehicle for her talents. The 2003 DRG CD reissue of the album adds 17 Capitol recordings by Hutton made between 1944 and 1949, increasing the running time by 50 minutes. All six of the chart hits she scored for Capitol in the era are included, among them the chart-topper "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief," with most of the material drawn from her movies. ~ William Ruhlmann