Trindy Posted March 11, 2006 Share Posted March 11, 2006 He doesn't have one. LOL.Anyway, as long as we're on the musical thing...I would like to say that one of the neat things I think Rodgers & Hammerstein ever did was take those toe-tappin' tunes from Bizet's "Carmen" (as opposed to OUR Carmen) and make them into musical songs in their all-African-American musical, "Carmen Jones." It's just genius the way they used those melodies, and created original English lyrics to replace the French ones from the opera, to tell the story from an American point of view. I have the movie version on tape (with Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte and Pearl Bailey) and still enjoy watching it.I think it's another example of how, if you write a good melody, then just about anything can be done to it and it will be interesting.Oh, and another piece of musical glory that I just love is "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue," by Richard Rodgers' other collaborator, Lorenz Hart. It's one piece of music that's actually better known than the musical it's from ("On Your Toes"). Just wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. So many moods in just one piece. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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