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The Pajama Game (1954 Original Broadway Cast) Cast Recording, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered


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listen  1. The Pajama Game: Overture (Orchestra)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr. 4:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Pajama Game: The pajama game (Eddie Foy, Jr., Ensemble) - Racing with the Clock (Boys and Girls) (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr. 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. A new town is a blue town (John Raitt) (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr. 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Pajama Game: I'm not at all in love (Janis Paige, Girls) (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr. 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The Pajama Game: I'll never be jealous again (Eddie Foy, Jr., Reta Shaw) (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr. 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Pajama Game: Hey There (John Raitt) (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr. 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Pajama Game: Her is (Stanley Prager, Carol Haney) (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr. 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Pajama Game: Sleep tite * (Janis Paige, Boys and Girls) (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr.0:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Pajama Game: Once-a-year day! (John Raitt, Janis Paige, Company) (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr. 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Pajama Game: Small talk (John Raitt, Janis Paige) (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr. 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. There once was a man (John Raitt, Janis Paige) (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr. 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Pajama Game: Steam heat (Carol Haney, Peter Gennaro, Jim Hutchison) (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr. 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. The Pajama Game: Think of the time I save (Eddie Foy, Jr., Girls) (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr. 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. The Pajama Game: Hernanado's hideaway (Carol Haney, Company) (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr. 3:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Seven-and-a-half cents (Janis Paige, Stanley Prager, Girls and Boys) (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr. 4:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. The Pajama Game: Finale (Entire Company) (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt;Eddie Foy, Jr.0:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Interview excerpt: Mike Wallace talks with Jerry Ross* (Voice)Mike Wallace;Jerry Ross0:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. The World Around Us (Voice)John Raitt 1:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Interview excerpt: Mike Wallace talks with Jerry Ross* (Voice)Mike Wallace;Jerry Ross0:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. There once was a man* (Voice)Janis Paige;John Raitt 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Interview excerpt: Mike Wallace talks with Jerry Ross* (Voice)Mike Wallace;Jerry Ross0:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Hernando's hideaway* (Voice)Richard Adler;Jerry Ross 1:46$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 30, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00004THLZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,738 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Based on the novel 7-1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell, The Pajama Game hit Broadway in May 1954 and ran over 1,000 performances. The plot revolves around a labor dispute at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, with two couples (Eddie Foy Jr. and Carol Haney, John Raitt and Janis Paige) in the middle of it. The score, by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, includes Raitt's classic ballad "Hey There" (dueting with himself as recorded on a dictation machine), the humorous "Think of the Time I Save," and "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway," both set to memorable choreography by a Broadway novice named Bob Fosse. The following year, the Adler-Ross-Fosse team would team up again with Damn Yankees.

The 2000 remastered version of The Pajama Game features vastly improved sound and bonus tracks taken from a 1954 radio show: Raitt's "The World Around Us" (dropped from the show) and Raitt and Paige's "There Once Was a Man," both with a rehearsal pianist, and Adler and Ross themselves singing "Hernando's Hideaway" with Ross at the piano. --David Horiuchi

Customer Reviews

Both are good, but if you are picky about musical quality, listen to this one.
zucchiniman
Well, all in all, this recording, though very abridged, has the best cast and is just as good as a choice for a recording of the show.
James Mccaffrey
This show has a great score with great performers ( John Raitt---Bonnie Raitt's father).
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Loring Ivanick on February 17, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Super score. Two standards of the genre: Hey There and Hernando's Hideaway, but also a number of outstanding production numbers and duets: "Seven and a Half Cents", "Steam Heat", "I'll Never Be Jealous Again", "There Once Was a Man". Most of the singing is excellent but sometimes I have to admit Janis Paige isn't on pitch and I prefer (dare I say it) Doris Day in the movie. John Raitt is the professional he always was. This is a 50's musical through and through, filled with serious love songs, comedy with a satirical bite, and endless energy. The extra tracks on this CD are nothing too wonderful, with excerpts from a pretty banal interview with composer Jerry Ross, but they do include a song you won't hear (for good reason -- despite inteviewer Mike Wallace's glowing support it is a pretty bad song) in the show. Want to know why this show was so good: George Abbott, John Raitt, Bob Fosse, Harold Prince, Adler and Ross, Eddie Foy, Jerome Robbins, Carol Haney, Peter Gennaro. Yes, there are shows with a power-packed line-up like that, that have been bad, but not many. Enjoy the memories this will bring back.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By James Mccaffrey on May 2, 2004
Format: Audio CD
"The Pajama Game" is a truly great musical. Although it's most popular songs have truly been immortalized, such as "Hernando's Hideaway" and "Hey There", the show itself seems to be sadly forgotten by many (depite winning both Best Score and Best Musical in the Tonys). It remains very popular with amateurs and high schools, though.
This recording of The Pajama Game, a remastered version on the original cast, has VASTLY improved sound and some great extra tracks. Despite the new tracks, though, a lot of the score is completley missing from this recording, and a lot of the songs have been abridged, cutting out dialogue sections and a lot of dance music, like the wonderful "Jealousy Ballet" number, but the loss can be both a blessing and a curse.
The cast is the best recorded, in my opinion.
John Raitt as Sid - I'm not sure if this show was Raitt's star turn or Carousel was, but regardless, he is a fantastic talent and it really shows on this recording. His solos on this recording are superior to any other renditions. "Hey There", "A New Town Is a Blue Town", and "There Once Was a Man"(my personal favorite) are just fantastic. Great all around.
Janis Paige as Babe - Ok...she grows on you. If Paige is not singing in a more characterized voice, than she needs to be shot because she sounds like a wounded animal, BUT for the role her funky voice is very well suited. Her belt voice doesn't use much vibrato or any classical broadway norms, but her much grittier voice brings a more "real" feel to her character. "I'm Not At All In Love" is great and her comedic-like turn in "There Once Was a Man" is also fantastic.
Eddie Foy Jr. as Hines - I just recently finished performing as Hines in a production of "The Pajama Game" so I know the role well.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mark Andrew Lawrence on August 14, 2004
Format: Audio CD
A monster hit when it opened in 1954, and still a staple of community theatre groups, PAJAMA GAME has a delightfully refreshing score that never takes itself too seriously. On the whole it offers a better-than-average number of stand-out songs: "I'm Not At All in love", "Hey There", "Small talk", "Steam heat", "Hernando's Hideaway" and the ensmble "7 1/2 Cents." There are, however a few stumbles. "A new Town is a Blue Town" is dreary. "Her Is" is silly although the Bob Fosse dance routine made it work on stage. Both these were dropped from the movie version, so I suspect the authors also felt this material was weak.

The movie retained all of the original cast leads except for Janis Paige as Babe (replaced by Doris Day.) Day sings Babe's songs better, so your choice between the cast album and the movie soundtrack will depend on whether you need the whole score or not.

As for ths reissue...once again Sony has done a first-rate job. The sound is full bodied and rich, though necessarily mono, and the package includes some well-written liner notes.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 16, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Ignore the curmudgeon who only gives this recording 2 stars! I have had this CD for about five years, listen to it regularly, and it never fails to get me singing along, or laughing at its very witty lyrics. True, Pajama Game is not Oklahoma or Carousel, but it has a pretty terrific score, the great singing of John Raitt and supporting players like Reta Shaw and Eddie Foy. Songs that have become standards from this show include "Hey There," "Steam Heat," and "Hernando's Hideaway." I happen to love "I'm Not At All In Love," and "Once A Year Day" is infectious. For all lovers of Broadway, not just nostolgia buffs, this is a necessary recording! The show won Tony's for Best Musical, Best Composer, and Best Choreography.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 29, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I recently performed (Hines) in a revival of this show in suburban N.J. Although the show shows its age, it is such an enjoyable show to put on. The music is great, the Fosse choreography is great, and the plot provides for lots of laughs. This particular recording has a bit of a problem, though. The chap who plays Prez runs out of air in "Seven and a Half Cents". Oh well!
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