Original Broadway Cast

Five Guys Named Moe

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This Original Broadway Cast Recording is a good example of the kind of music that can be vital and exciting in a theater and redundant on disc. Five Guys Named Moe is a musical revue with the thinnest of story lines, the music for which is taken from the repertoire of jump blues star Louis Jordan, who filled the R&B charts with songs like "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" and "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" in the 1940s and '50s. It makes for a delightful theater-going experience, but on record it has to compete with Jordan's originals, and it doesn't. Also, this show originated in the West End, and there is a London Cast album that is virtually identical.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:26
2 2:35
3 3:44
4 1:35
5 2:06
6 1:48
7 1:39
8 1:40
9 2:55
10 3:23
11 5:39
12 3:49
13 2:36
14
0:53
15 2:02
16 0:29
17 0:18
18 2:01
19 4:04
20 2:44
21 3:27
22 1:55
23 3:56
24 1:54
25 2:46
26 0:48
27
2:27
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