Columbia release ‘My Fair Lady’ by the Broadway cast featuring Julie Andrews (1956)

‘My Fair Lady’ feat. Julie Andrews is the recording by the Broadway cast (including Andrews and Rex Harrison) of the famous musical, released on April 2, 1956 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Overture / Why Can’T The English? (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 03:09 . 2.Wouldn’T It Be Loverly? (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 03:55 . 3.With A Little Bit Of Luck (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 03:55 . 4.I’M An Ordinary Man (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 04:38 . 5.Just You Wait (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 02:41 . 6.The Rain In Spain (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 02:39 . 7.I Could Have Danced All Night (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 03:28 . 8.Ascot Gavotte (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 03:13 . 9.On The Street Where You Live (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 02:56 . 10.You Did It (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 04:25 . 11.Show Me (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 02:10 . 12.Get Me To The Church On Time (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 02:42 . 13.A Hymn To Him (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 03:28 . 14.Without You (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 02:01 . 15.I’Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 05:14

Musicians : Rex Harrison – Henry Higgins On (1 – 4 -6 -10 -13 -15) . Julie Andrews – Eliza Doolittle On (1 -2 – 5 -6 -7 – 11 – 14) . Robert Coote – Colonel Pickering On (1 -6 – 10) . Stanley Holloway – Alfred P. Doolittle On (3 -12) . Gordon Dilworth – Harry On (3 -12) . Rod Mclennan – On (3 – 12) . Philippa Bevans – Mrs.Pearce On (7 -10) . John Michael King – Freddy Eynsford- Hill On (9 – 11) . Chorus/Ensemble – On (2 – 3 -6 -8 – 10 -12) . Robert Russell Bennett – Arranger, Orchestra

Production : Produced By Herman Levin, Moss Hart . Edward T. Graham – Engineer . Fred Plaut – Engineer . Darcy Proper – Mastering . Trude Rittman – Arranger

Package : George B. Dale – Liner Notes . Didier C. Deutsch – Liner Notes . Stanley Greene – Photography . Hanya Holm – Choreographer . Oliver Smith – Design . Allen Weinberg – Art Direction,

Recorded On March 24, 1956.

Released On April 2, 1956 By Columbia.

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Wikipedia
Noël Coward was the first to be offered the role of Henry Higgins but turned it down, suggesting the producers cast Rex Harrison instead. Mary Martin was an early choice for the role of Eliza Doolittle, but declined the role.[8] Young actress Julie Andrews was ‘discovered’ and cast as Eliza Doolittle after the show’s creative team went to see her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend. […]

PlaybillStore.com
When its producer, Herman Levin, sought to raise the money needed to bring the expensive show to New York, he found in Columbia Records President Goddard Lieberson a tolerant patron of the arts who, single-handedly, provided the $375,000 capitalization, in exchange for the rights in perpetuity to the original cast album. […]

Broadwaymusicalhome.com
Story: Henry Higgins made a bet that if he could get Eliza Doolittle, a poor girl who sells flowers, to speak the English language properly, she would fit into the higher class. She fails on her trip to the Ascot races (although she does catch the attention of Freddy), but when she goes to the Embassy Ball, does so well that a speech professor proclaims her to be a Hungarian princess. […]

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