Something For The Porter Fans

Welcome to a new Wildcard Wednesday! This week, I’ve got another bonus Musical Theatre Monday, this one in celebration of Cole Porter, whose 129th birthday anniversary was June 9th.

We’re honoring him with a show that’s come up a few times before on this blog, including as part of a Porter series — and it’s actually one of his few scores that’s well-represented on disc, with a compilation album of original cast performances taken from radio broadcasts, and then two other complete recordings from 42nd Street Moon and P.S. Classics.

Yes, you aficionados already know: I’m talking about Something For The Boys (1943). Well, you can never have too much of this swingin’ WWII-era joy-fest, so I’ve got three audios to share — with subscribers who comment below to alert me of their interest. The first is a “songs only” bootleg from Lost Musicals’ 1995 production. Here’s Louise Gold with “He’s A Right Guy.”

The next is a studio recording made by the Theatre Conservatory, Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in 2002. There were some interpolations for this production, but here’s “I’m In Love With A Soldier Boy.”

And the last (no sample — you’ll have to comment below, subscribers!) is an untracked audio of the 2012 Musicals Tonight production — it’ll give you an understanding of the book.



Come back Monday for another Musical Theatre rarity! And a new Wildcard next week!

16 thoughts on “Something For The Porter Fans

  1. Hi Jackson, I’ve always had an affinity for this show and would love to hear these three versions.


  2. I really enjoyed the studio recording of this show that was released a couple years ago. I’d love to hear these recordings.

    • Hi, Stephen! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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