Jackie Gleason

Take Me Along [Original Cast Recording]

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AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann

Based on playwright Eugene O'Neill's sole comedy, Ah, Wilderness, the musical Take Me Along was mounted on Broadway in 1959 as a vehicle for TV star Jackie Gleason. It ran for a little over a year and lost money, although it has gone into the black since. Robert Merrill's score is only functional, although it does provide showcases for Gleason on such songs as "Single Kid" and "I Get Embarrassed" (a duet with Eileen Herlie). Walter Pidgeon also makes a strong impression and Robert Morse took a big step to stardom playing the juvenile and singing "I Would Die" with Susan Luckey. Nevertheless, Take Me Along never competes with the great musicals of the era.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Take Me Along
1 Jackie Gleason feat: The Orchestra 05:22 Amazon
2 Jackie Gleason feat: Walter Pidgeon 02:54 Amazon
3 Jackie Gleason feat: Eileen Herlie / Una Merkel / Walter Pidgeon 01:23 Amazon
4 Jackie Gleason feat: Suzanne Luckey / Robert Morse 03:13 Amazon
5 Jackie Gleason 03:48 Amazon
6 Jackie Gleason feat: Walter Pidgeon 03:43 Amazon
7 Jackie Gleason feat: Eileen Herlie 03:30 Amazon
8 Jackie Gleason feat: Eileen Herlie 02:51 Amazon
9 Jackie Gleason feat: Walter Pidgeon 01:54 Amazon
10 Jackie Gleason feat: Walter Pidgeon 01:28 Amazon
11 Jackie Gleason feat: Peter Conlow 01:31 Amazon
12 Jackie Gleason feat: Robert Morse 01:27 Amazon
13 Jackie Gleason feat: Eileen Herlie 03:15 Amazon
14 Jackie Gleason feat: Walter Pigeon 02:45 Amazon
15 Jackie Gleason 01:46 Amazon
16 Jackie Gleason feat: Robert Morse 02:33 Amazon
17 Jackie Gleason feat: Eileen Herlie 03:06 Amazon
18 Jackie Gleason feat: Eileen Herlie 01:17 Amazon
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