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Saturday, August 01, 2009

BBC iPlayer - BBC Proms: 2009: Prom 22 - MGM Musicals

BBC iPlayer - BBC Proms: 2009: Prom 22 - MGM Musicals Seth MacFarlane is a singer in this particularly wonderful string of show tunes. I almost hate to say "show tunes" it's too abbreviated for music that brings back childhood memories of days spent in front of the tele dancing and singing along with the actors--and of course a couple days thereafter. (Over The Rainbow elicited tears.)
The whole series is comprised of indoor and outdoor concerts in England.
Every voice was melodic and captured the idea of each film. As a child, I rarely knew the titles of each film, i like musicals.
I'm listening to it now and it sounds gorgeous! Seth is singing songs from "High Society". Goodness that man's voice is fabulous and rich and expansive. It even fluttered and soared. It takes up the whole theater. Jeez he's talented. Shaboopie!
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ (arr. Conrad Salinger & Nelson Riddle)
Kim Criswell, Seth MacFarlane vocalists
‘You’re Sensational’ (arr. Nelson Riddle)
Seth MacFarlane vocalist
‘Well, Did You Evah?’ (arr. Conrad Salinger & Nelson Riddle)
Seth MacFarlane, Curtis Stigers vocalists

And who hasn't sang "Singing In the Rain" and performed a quick soft shoe? Okay just me. What a perfect song for Seth to sing.
Nacio Herb Brown (music)/Arthur Freed (lyrics)

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (arr. Conrad Salinger)
Seth MacFarlane vocalist

I'll be happy when he cuts a CD.

Well, the rest of the back story is here: What's On: Prom 22 2009

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