Show Boat

May 9, 2005 | Format: MP3

$6.99
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 9, 2005
  • Release Date: May 9, 2005
  • Label: Hallmark
  • Total Length: 24:08
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  • ASIN: B0047YMD0U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,390 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Byron Kolln HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 1, 2010
Format: Audio CD
A British loophole classifying music recordings over 50 years old as "public domain" has unleashed a glut of cheap CD reissues of classic musical soundtracks and cast recordings. While these releases don't produce profit for the original artists or composer's estates, they do offer collectors the chance to expand their music libraries for literally pocket change.

Such is the case with this re-issue of the SHOW BOAT soundtrack. Based on the sprawling Edna Ferber novel, SHOW BOAT was originally staged in 1927 at Ziegfeld's New Amsterdam Theatre, starring Helen Morgan. One of the first serious integrated book musicals, SHOW BOAT's acclaim lies mostly in the Oscar Hammerstein II/Jerome Kern score, which bridges several musical styles from operetta to ragtime and Charleston.

The 1951 MGM film version of SHOW BOAT starred the studio's resident singing sweethearts Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel as doomed lovers Magnolia and Ravenal. Sultry Ava Gardner played the Cotton Blossom's half-caste chanteuse Julie LaVerne (the movie had her songs dubbed by Annette Warren yet the actual soundtrack album features Gardner's own more-than-adequate singing performance). Real-life married couple Marge and Gower Champion, Agnes Moorehead, Joe E. Brown and William Warfield co-starred.

Keep in mind that this release doesn't come from authorized studio recordings and you'll enjoy the sound quality - it's more than acceptable for the price.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lester M. Carson on February 4, 2013
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the greatest show of all time. On this version you get Ava Gardner singing 2 songs. What more could you want. Heaven!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Reader & Listener on July 9, 2014
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It is totally false and misleading to have described this CD as the "Original Film Soundtrack" as the CD spine claims. Notice that, in the actual authorized soundtrack from Rhino Records, there are 29 tracks, totalling well over an hour of music. This CD extracts only eight of those tracks and the entire CD lasts 24 minutes. A total rip-off!!! An honest description of the CD would be "Eight tracks taken from the complete original soundtrack, totalling only 24 minutes". Again, save your money and avoid this product.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 25, 2012
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is so nice to be able to download music that is from my generation. Most of my albums have suffered wear and tear after many moves back and forth across the country. No matter how you try to protect them they stil wind up with scratches and skips and slowly able to financially replace all my old LPs with digital music and having Amazon store them also in the cloud it means I never have to worry about your failure or losing my favorite books and music
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cholly on June 15, 2013
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I saw the movie while in my teens, so this soundtrack brought back some good memories. The CD is well produced and the sound quality is excellent. Great voices singing great music.
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I am still waiting for a digital release of the Irene Dunne, Alan Jones, and Paul Robeson movie sound-track which features one of the rare recordings of the great torch singer Helen Morgan in a key supporting role. It greatly disappoints me that this version is only rarely available as a rather expensive video tape of the movie that is somewhat broadcast on Turner Classic Movies.
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By Whitney W. on May 10, 2014
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I bought this cd for a friend who just saw the play. She loved the sound track and I was lucky to find it on Amazon!
Thank you for having the sound track cd's for the wonderful old movies.
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By R. Overall on May 22, 2015
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Old Man River is a childhood favorite song (I have a low radio voice too that my mom loved), and the rest is fun. Good recording, brings back memories.
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