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listen  1. Once Upon the Natchez TraceBarry Bostwick, Rhonda Coullet, Steven Vinovich, Barbara Lang, Lawrence John Moss, Trip Plymale, Ernie Sabella & The Company of The Robber Bridegroom 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Suddenly the Day Looks Sunny / Two Heads Are Better Than OneOriginal Broadway Cast of The Company of The Robber Bridegroom, Barry Bostwick, Lawrence John Moss & Ernie Sabella 2:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Steal With StyleOriginal Broadway Cast of The Company of The Robber Bridegroom & Barry Bostwick 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Rosamund's DreamBarry Bostwick & Rhonda Coullet 1:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The Pricklepear BloomBarbara Lang 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Nothin' UpRhonda Coullet 4:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Deeper in the Woods (feat. Dennis Warning & Tom Westerman)Original Broadway Cast of The Company of The Robber Bridegroom 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. RichesBarbara Lang, Rhonda Coullet, Steven Vinovich & Barrry Bostwick 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Little Piece of Sugar CaneOriginal Broadway Cast of The Company of The Robber Bridegroom, Rhonda Coullet & Barry Bostwick 1:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Love StolenOriginal Broadway Cast of The Company of The Robber Bridegroom 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Poor Tied Up Darlin'Original Broadway Cast of The Company of The Robber Bridegroom, Lawrence John Moss & Trip Plymale 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Mean as a SnakeOriginal Broadway Cast of The Company of The Robber Bridegroom0:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Goodbye SalomeOriginal Broadway Cast of The Company of The Robber Bridegroom, Barbara Lang & Lawrence John Moss 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Sleepy ManOriginal Broadway Cast of The Company of The Robber Bridegroom & Rhonda Coullet 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Where Oh Where Is My Baby Darlin'? / Pass Her Along / Wedding Ceremony / FinaleOriginal Broadway Cast of The Company of The Robber Bridegroom, Barry Bostwick, Steven Vinovich, Rhonda Coullet & Dennis Warning 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Company's Comin' (Bonus Track)Original Broadway Cast of The Company of The Robber Bridegroom 1:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. That's the Way the People Blend (Bonus Track)Dennis Warning 1:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Gallop to Your Treasure Thy Wife (Bonus Track)Dennis Warning0:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Grab Your Mate and Skedaddle All (Bonus Track)Trip Plymale0:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. You Got You a Suckling Pig (Bonus Track)Barbara Lang, Susan Berger & Trip Plymale 1:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Poor Little Baby Darlin' (Bonus Track)Original Broadway Cast of The Company of The Robber Bridegroom 1:14$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Performer: Alfred Uhry
  • Audio CD (April 27, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: Original Cast Record
  • ASIN: B00000GBYU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #225,758 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. L. Bergman on May 26, 1999
Format: Audio CD
The Robber Bridegroom is one of a group of little known but wonderfully performable musicals. This recording, which features Barry Bostwick as the romantic hero of this bluegrass fantasy, gives you a little of the freewheeling flavor of the show. Written by the team that went on to give us Driving Miss Daisy, the story is based on a novella by Southern writer Eudora Welty. The bluegrass score is the foundation for this strange, funny, romantic love story, and the characters include a gentleman-by-day bandit-by-night hero, a wicked stepmother right out of a fairy tale, and a pair of bumbling villians, one of whom is a talking severed head! The songs are singable- listen to the lullaby Sleepy Man or the haunting Deeper in the Woods- the plot, hilarious. If you're a music theatre person, give this a try.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Claire R. on November 26, 1999
Format: Audio CD
The Robber Bride Groom is a wonderful production that has been one of the best kept secrets of Broadway. It's music is so lively and "foot stompin'" on CD that it makes you want to get up and square dance when you listen to it. Certainly you do not have to love country music to love these extraordinary musical pieces. "There's Nothin' Up", "Rosamund's Dream", and "Deeper In The Woods" are some of the most beautiful songs that you will ever hear. And "The Prickle Pear Bloom", "Two Heads", "Love Stolen", and "Goodbye Salome" are hilariously funny and entertaining. I would highly recommend this soundtrack to anyone!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Cady VINE VOICE on March 19, 2009
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Replacing my collection of Broadway LPs is a daunting, and expensive task. I've had to be selective, of course, and have usually used my inner juke box as a guide. If there are songs that I just can't get out of my head, I usually buy the CD. "Goodbye Salome" (fun and infectious) and "Sleepy Man" (a gorgeous ballad) are two such songs. But they're just a sampling of this super strong, melodious, unjustly forgotten Broadway score. Another reviewer called it "redneck" music, and perhaps it is to some degree, but that's completely in keeping with the subject matter. For me there's more musical complexity to this than just Flatt & Scruggs hillbilly fiddle scratching. Robert Waldman has composed a real score, one with terrific variety, some haunting melodies -- and the lyrics (by Tony, Pulitzer and Academy Award winner, Alfred Uhry) are simple, yet clever and elegant. The cast is uniformly great, with Barbara Lang's vivid Salome a standout.

My one issue (hence the three stars) is with the audio transfer, which is abysmal. The recording sounds as if it were made in the bottom of a barrel (particularly on an iPod), which has seriously hampered my enjoyment of it. But no-one else has complained about this, so maybe it's just my copy. Hopefully there will be a remastered version out soon; you might want to wait and see.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By cindy on March 29, 2000
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I have been looking for thisa for about 8 years on CD. My old 33 1/3 wore out and so did my cassette tape. I HAD TO HAVE THIS ON CD and it took calls all over the country as well as the internet and 8 years to find it... buy it now if you are interested it's a rarity.. By the way the samples are off by one so if you are not faliliar with this wonderful show don't get too confused just sit back and enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. C Goodstein on February 7, 2007
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This show should be better known. I think it's just as good as "Big River" and in several ways much more complex. One of the few musicals that really combines country and folk and Broadway

effectively. It's a forgotten gem-- & cast all do a fine job too.
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The original Broadway show only lasted three months. It was plagued by problems, including a broken arm for the lead, Barry Bostwick. But I saw it three times during its run and was mesmerized, not just by the acting and the wonderfully quirky storyline, but by the intricate and gorgeous music. At that time, I knew nothing about bluegrass, but this was a fabulous introduction to it. Unlike some musicals, where song styles blend together, each piece is unique, with its own flavor, from haunting to slyly funny to outright slapstick, and much of it makes you want to dance. I bought the soundtrack on LP, then on tape, and in due course on CD. It's well worth having, even if you never read Eudora Welty, on whose work this was based, and even if you never saw a production of it. The lyrics range from simple and beautiful to witty and hilarious. And even if you don't have the knack for warbling and little voice breaks while singing (I don't) you'll find these songs easy to sing. I'm not sure what the technical term is for those voice breaks, but they predate Michael Jackson, whose trademark breaks have been imitated widely. They're very engaging!
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I purchased this soundtrack not because I wanted it, but because I needed it. I was cast as Jamie Lockhart in a production of "The Robber Bridegroom" and getting a feel for the songs without this recording proved to be a daunting task. While one may think of "A rollicking country romp" as something simplistic and, for lack of a better term, "hillbilly"; this judgment proves to be very untrue of "The Robber Bridegroom." The orchestral work in this show is beyond complex, performing it, while a lot of fun, is also probably some the hardest work I've ever had to do on stage. The ensemble performs many numbers on top of rolling bluegrass reels and much of the lyrics are off the offbeats which makes for a very original, enjoyable collection of show tunes. Despite the fact that, yes, this is a musical, the soundtrack is perfect for anyone who is a fan of bluegrass. Putting aside the "Broadway elements" of the tracks, you are left with good, classic bluegrass tunes. This is truly an original piece of theatre and, when done correctly, is quite a sight to see.
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