The Magic of Musical Comedy (1965)

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Magic of Musical Comedy

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About the Album

Released in 1965 by Columbia—which had the largest catalog of Broadway show albums— The Magic of Musical Comedy featured theater critic Lee Jordan interviewing the stars of musical comedy and drew from Columbia Records' substantial Broadway discography, including songs from Camelot, Bye Bye Birdie, and I Can Get It For You Wholesale. The album was billed as “58 years of musical comedy from The Merry Widow (1907) to Do I Hear A Waltz? (1965)”.

Lee Jordan was employed by Columbia Broadcasting System, and D.J.'d a Sunday morning radio show on which he played show tunes.

According to a 1966 Billboard story, the LP “was sent to [radio] stations to supplement general promotion.”

Barbra's track is included below. (You will need the latest version of Adobe Flash to listen to it). Jordan interviews Streisand backstage at the Shubert Theatre during her run in Wholesale.

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Thank you to Edward Bryant for his contributions to this page.

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