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Number: RCA54217

BYE BYE BIRDIE (1963 w/Bonus Cues) (CD)
Composed by: Charles Strouse, Lee Adams, Michael Stewart

Remastered with 3 previously unreleased tracks.

George Sidney's adaptation of the satiric Broadway musical smash by Michael Stewart, Charles Strouse, and Lee Adams -- about an Elvis Presley-inspired rock star, who is drafted into the army and who creates a near-riot in a small Midwestern town when he stops there for one last publicity junket -- takes good-natured swipes at popular culture, rock n' roll, and American family life. Dick van Dyke re-creates his Broadway role of Albert Peterson, a down-on-his-luck songwriter for the rock-n'-roll idol Conrad Birdie (Jesse Pearson). When Birdie is drafted into the army, Peterson is worried about his future as a songwriter. His secretary, Rosie (Janet Leigh in a brunette wig), with whom Albert has long been romantically attached, convinces Albert to write a farewell song for Birdie that he will sing on The Ed Sullivan Show to a specially selected fan. The lucky fan turns out to be Kim McAfee (Ann-Margaret) of Sweet Apple, Ohio. When Birdie arrives in this hick town, the population goes crazy and in the ensuing madness, Albert must deal with the celebrity-fawning population, Kim's manic father (Paul Lynde, also re-creating his Broadway role), and his own domineering mother (Maureen Stapleton), while he loses Rosie to the Shriners. 1963

1. Bye Bye Birdie - Ann-Margret
2. Opening Credits - The Columbia Studio Orchestra
3. The Telephone Hour
4. How Lovely To Be A Woman - Ann-Margret
5. We Love You Conrad (Previously Unreleased)
6. Honestly Sincere - Jesse Pearson
7. Hymn For A Sunday Afternoon - Paul Lynde, Mary LaRoche, Ann-Margret, Bryan Russell
8. One Boy - Ann-Margret, Bobby Rydell, Janet Leigh
9. Put On A Happy Face - Dick Van Dyke & Janet Leigh
10. Kids - Paul Lynde, Maureen Stapleton, Dick van Dyke, Bryan Russell
11. One Last Kiss (Previously Unreleased) - Jesse Pearson
12. A Lot Of Livin' To Do - Jesse Pearson, Ann-Margret, Bobby Rydell
13. The Sultans' Ballet (Previously Unreleased)
14. One Last Kiss - Jesse Pearson
15. Rosie - Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Ann-Margret, Bobby Rydell
16. Bye Bye Birdie (Reprise) - Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Bobby Rydell

  
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