I just found out the Bob Holiday died earlier this year. You've probably never heard of him, but to me, and quite a few Broadway fans, he was Superman. He played the title role in the 1966 musical It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's Superman!
Some say it failed because of timing. Prince had been planning the show for years. It was a fun, 1960s pop art version of Superman. However, by the time it opened in March 1966, the Batman TV show had just debuted, stealing its thunder.
Anyway, we've still got the very lively cast album, with as good a score as Strouse and Adams ever turned out. It shows how evenly distributed the songs are--all six main characters each get their moments to shine. But today, let's listen to material that features Holiday.