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Rodgers and Hart Revisited, Vol. 3

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Although it can't match the quality of the first two volumes, Ben Bagley's third album of Rodgers and Hart obscurities boasts another impressive cast of actor/singers, including Blossom Dearie, Estelle Parsons, Anthony Perkins, and Lynn Redgrave, and several salvaged treasures; among these are "Women," tin which Arthur Siegel manages a good imitation of Jimmy Durante, who sang it in the 1935 circus musical Jumbo, and the bittersweet "He Was Too Good for Me," which was cut from 1930's Simple Simon. Bagley must be a special fan of the 1940 Higher and Higher, since this is the third straight time he has included songs from it. A final medley of New York-themed songs features "It's Just That Kind of a Play," the third lyric set to a melody that, with its fourth lyric, became R&H's biggest hit, "Blue Moon."

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