Annie Get Your Gun (Doris Day and Robert Goulet album)

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Annie Get Your Gun
Studio album by Doris Day/Robert Goulet
Released February 11, 1963
Recorded 1962
Genre Musical
Label Columbia Masterworks
Producer Thomas Z. Shepard
Doris Day chronology
Billy Rose's Jumbo
(1962)
Annie Get Your Gun
(1963)
Love Him
(1963)
Robert Goulet chronology
The Wonderful World of Love
(1963)
Annie Get Your Gun
(1963)
In Person
(1963)

Annie Get Your Gun was an album, released on February 11, 1963 by Columbia Records, starring Doris Day and Robert Goulet. It consisted of songs from the musical of the same name. It was issued on the Columbia Masterworks label as both a monaural LP album (catalog number OL-5960) and a stereophonic LP album (catalog number OS-2360). The album has been reissued on CD by DRG (catalog number 19112).

The album was one of a number of albums produced by Columbia using a format similar to an original cast album of a musical play, but starring vocalists under contract to the company. Other albums in the same series included a John Raitt/Barbara Cook album of Show Boat (released 1962), a John Raitt/Florence Henderson/Phyllis Newman album of Oklahoma! (released 1964), and a Barbara Cook/Theodore Bikel album of The King and I (also released 1964).[1] In this case, Doris Day and Robert Goulet were both major Columbia stars, and this was probably the most important album in this series.

At the time, Day was at the peak of her movie career and could not spare the time to go to the East Coast, where most of the production of this album took place. So she recorded her tracks at Columbia Records' Los Angeles studios and the tapes were sent to New York City, where orchestral arrangements were written by Philip J. Lang to fit Day's singing, a procedure rather contrary to normal practice. Goulet and the other singers, in turn, had to fit their keys and tempos to Lang's orchestral arrangements.[2]

Track listing[edit]

(All songs by Irving Berlin)

Track No. Song title Performer(s)
1 "Overture" Orchestra
2 "Colonel Buffalo Bill" Leonard Stokes
3 "I'm a Bad, Bad Man" Robert Goulet
4 "Doin' What Comes Naturally" Doris Day
5 "The Girl That I Marry" Robert Goulet
6 "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun" Doris Day
7 "They Say It's Wonderful" Doris Day & Robert Goulet
8 "My Defenses Are Down" Robert Goulet
9 "Moonshine Lullaby" Doris Day
10 "I'm An Indian Too" Doris Day
11 "I Got Lost in His Arms" Doris Day
12 "Who Do You Love, I Hope?" Kelly Brown & Renée Winters
13 "I Got the Sun in the Mornin'" Doris Day
14 "Anything You Can Do" Doris Day & Robert Goulet
15 "There's No Business Like Show Business" Ensemble

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marmorstein, Gary (2007). The Label: the Story of Columbia Records. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press. p. 286. ISBN 978-1-56025-707-3. 
  2. ^ Marmorstein, Gary (2007). The Label: the Story of Columbia Records. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press. p. 285. ISBN 978-1-56025-707-3.