Stage Door Orchestra

42nd Street [Highlights From]

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AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann

This low-budget re-recording of ten songs from the score of the Broadway musical 42nd Street (songs, in turn, drawn from a series of movie musicals of the 1930s, 42nd Street among them) is so carelessly assembled that even what little information is provided about the performers is screwed up. The album cover says, "The Stage Door Orchestra Performs Highlights From the Song & Dance Extravaganza 42nd Street," but the spine of the CD jewel box and the back cover both announce, "C.C. Productions Perform Highlights from 42nd Street." Whatever cover name you use, the album omits "Getting Out of Town," "Go Into Your Dance," and "Sunny Side to Every Situation" from the stage production, but what is here is enthusiastically and competently performed, by whoever it is that's performing it.