Friday, May 28, 2010

Infinite Talent

It's the birthday of Richard Rodgers, the protean tunesmith who carved out two full careers in musical theatre, either one of which would have made him immortal.

Let's hear one song written with Lorenz Hart, another with Oscar Hammerstein. Rodgers allegedly hated "interpretations" of his stuff--he wanted to hear 'em as he wrote 'em. Sorry, Dick.


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