Audio Assignment #4:  Musicals:  An Escapist Entertainment?

Times Square, 1938



Show Boat (1927)

1.  Ol' Man River (Paul Robeson, 1928)

2.  Bill (Helen Morgan, 1928)

3.  Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Helen Morgan, 1928)


As Thousands Cheer (1933)

1.  Man Bites Dog

2.  Supper Time

3.  Easter Parade



Pins and Needles (1936)

1.  Sing Me a Song With Social Significance

2.  One Big Union for Two

3.  Nobody Makes a Pass at Me

(Who is the performer in this 1961 recording?  She retires from live performances this year.)


The Cradle Will Rock (1937)

1.  John Houseman Recalls...

2.  Moll's Song

3.  Moll and Gent

4.  I'll Show You Guys