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 Stream
1 03:26 Amazon
2 02:35 Amazon
3 03:44 Amazon
4 01:35 Amazon
5 02:06 Amazon
6 01:48 Amazon
7 01:39 Amazon
8 01:40 Amazon
9 02:55 Amazon
10 03:23 Amazon
11 05:39 Amazon
12 03:49 Amazon
13 02:36 Amazon
14
00:53 Amazon
15 02:02 Amazon
16 00:29 Amazon
17 00:18 Amazon
18 02:01 Amazon
19 04:04 Amazon
20 02:44 Amazon
21 03:27 Amazon
22 01:55 Amazon
23 03:56 Amazon
24 01:54 Amazon
25 02:46 Amazon
26 00:48 Amazon
27
02:27 Amazon
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