- Released: August 5, 2008
- Label: Masterworks
- 2.I Put My Hand In
- 3.It Takes A Woman
- 4.Put On Your Sunday Clothes
- 5.Ribbons Down My Back
- 8.Before The Parade Passes By
- 10.Hello Dolly!
- 11.It Only Takes A Moment
- 12.So Lond Dearie
Music and lyrics written by Jerry Herman.
Principal Cast: Carol Channing (Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi); Mary Jo Catlett (Ernestina); Igors Gavon (Ambrose Kemper); Jan LaPrade, Bonnie Mathis (Horse); David Burns (Horace Vandergelder); Alice Playten (Ermengarde); Charles Nelson Reilly (Cornelius Hackl); Jerry Dodge (Barnaby Tucker); Eileen Brennan (Irene Molloy); Sondra Lee (Minnie Fay); Ken Ayers (Court Clerk); Amelia Haas (Mrs. Rose); David Hartman (Rudolph); Gordon Connell (Judge).
Producers: Andy Wiswell, Hugh Mendl, George R. Marek.
Compilation producer: Daniel Guss.
Principally recorded at Webster Hall, New York, New York on January 19, 1964. Includes liner notes by Daniel Guss.
This is part of RCA's "Broadway Deluxe Collector's" series.
Composer/Lyricist: Jerry Herman.
Carol Channing had her greatest Broadway role (to date) in this hit Broadway show, and her scatty style and unmistakable squeaky voice came over perfectly on this album. The many highlights from Jerry Herman's stunning score included the tender "It Only Takes a Moment" and "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," but it was the title number, a good old-fashioned rouser, that won the Grammy for song of the year -- in the middle of the beat boom! The album itself lingered for 58 weeks in the U.S. Top 40, peaking at number one.