G.I.T. on Broadway

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On Broadway (Original TV Sound Track)
Tempts broadway.jpg
Soundtrack album by Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations
Released November 7, 1969
Recorded 1969
Genre Soul, pop, broadway
Length 38:24
Label Motown
MS 699
Producer Motown Productions, Inc./George Schlatter-Ed Friendly Productions
Diana Ross & the Supremes chronology
Cream of the Crop
(1969)
On Broadway
(1969)
Greatest Hits Vol. 3
(1969)
The Temptations chronology
Puzzle People / Together
(1969)
On Broadway
(1969)
Psychedelic Shack
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

G.I.T. on Broadway, also known as Diana Ross and the Supremes and The Temptations on Broadway,[a] is a 1969 television special produced by Motown Productions and George Schlatter-Ed Friendly Productions. The special, a follow-up to 1968's successful TCB program, is a musical revue starring Motown's two most popular groups at the time, Diana Ross and the Supremes with the Temptations. Containing primarily Broadway showtunes, the special was taped before a live studio audience in mid-1969 and originally broadcast November 12, 1969 on NBC. Like TCB, the title of the program was derived from an acronym, this one standing for "Gettin' It Together".

A soundtrack album for the special, titled Diana Ross and the Supremes and The Temptations on Broadway, was issued five days before the program aired. Though there were no singles released from this album in the USA, "The Rhythm of Life" did become a Top 10 hit for the ensemble in Australia.

Two months after its release, Diana Ross left The Supremes to embark upon a solo career.

Cast[edit]

Song list of TV special[edit]

  1. "G.I.T On Broadway"
  2. Broadway Medley
  3. "The Rhythm of Life"
  4. "Malteds over Manhattan"
  5. Medley:
    1. "It Ain't Necessarily So"
    2. "Summertime"
  6. "Fiddler on the Roof Medley"
  7. "The Student Mountie"
  8. "Leading Lady Medley"
  9. "Let the Sunshine In"
  10. "Funky Broadway"
  11. "G.I.T. On Broadway Reprise"

Song list for Soundtrack Album[edit]

  1. "G.I.T On Broadway"
  2. Broadway Medley
  3. "Malteds over Manhattan"
  4. "Leading Lady Medley"
  5. Fiddler on the Roof Medley
  6. "The Student Mountie"
  7. "The Rhythm of Life"
  8. Finale: "Let the Sunshine In"
  9. "Funky Broadway"
  10. "G.I.T. On Broadway" (Reprise)

Awards for TV special[edit]

The show won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design - Bob Mackie; National Broadcasting Company (NBC)[2]

Availability on home media[edit]

As of June 2016, the show has not been officially released on home video.[3] Various clips are available for viewing online by streaming media sites, including YouTube.[4]

As of June 2016, the vinyl LP soundtrack album has not been remastered and reissued on CD.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Official ATAS records list the title of the special as Diana Ross and the Supremes and The Temptations on Broadway.[2]

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