||Take Me Along CD (1959) |
Susan Luckey albums 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...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... ~ William Ruhlmann
All songs written by Robert Merrill.
Recorded at RCA Studio A, New York on October 18 & 19, 1959. Includes liner notes by Steven Suskin and Paul Benzaquin.
Composer/Lyricist: Robert Merrill .
Personnel: Susan Luckey, Peter Conlow, Eileen Herlie, Jackie Gleason, Robert Morse, Una Merkel, Walter Pidgeon.
Arranger: Lehman Engel.
Principal cast includes: Jackie Gleason (Sid); Walter Pidgeon (Nat Miller); Eileen Herlie (Lily); Robert Morse (Richard Miller); Una Merkel (Essie Miller); Valerie Harper (Lady Entertainer).
||Take Me Along (2009) |
Susan Luckey CD discography Track Listing of songs: Overture; Parade; Oh, Please; I Would Die; Sid, Ol' Kid; Staying Young; I Get Embarrassed; We're Home; Take Me Along; Volunteer Firemen Picnic; Wint's Song; That's How It Starts; Promise Me a Rose; Staying Young; Little Green Snake; Nine O'Clock; But Yours; Finale;