Original Broadway Cast

Five Guys Named Moe

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Five Guys Named Moe Review

by William Ruhlmann

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 Jerry Dixon 03:26 Amazon
2 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 02:35 Amazon
3 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 03:44 Amazon
4 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 01:35 Amazon
5 Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey 02:06 Amazon
6 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 01:48 Amazon
7 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 01:39 Amazon
8 Jerry Dixon 01:40 Amazon
9 Milton Craig Nealy 02:55 Amazon
10 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 03:23 Amazon
11 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 05:39 Amazon
12 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 03:49 Amazon
13 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew 02:36 Amazon
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Jerry Dixon 00:53 Amazon
15 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 02:02 Amazon
16 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 00:29 Amazon
17 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 00:18 Amazon
18 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 02:01 Amazon
19 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew 04:04 Amazon
20 Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey 02:44 Amazon
21 Jeffrey D. Sams 03:27 Amazon
22 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 01:55 Amazon
23 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 03:56 Amazon
24 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 01:54 Amazon
25 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 02:46 Amazon
26 Jerry Dixon / Doug Eskew / Milton Craig Nealy / Kevin Ramsey / Jeffrey D. Sams / Glen Turner 00:48 Amazon
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Jerry Dixon 02:27 Amazon
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