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I'm Still Here – Follies (with Alex Stuive)

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Whether it's good times or bum times it's still fun to sit around and talk about this song that can often steal the show. I'm Still Here is a song that's been covered by dozens of artists, but how does it work in the show Follies? Alex Stuive joins Kyle to explain the references and how the music in addition to the lyrics makes this one of Sondheim's best. Follow Alex on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexStuiveCommission Alex by emailing him at: ajstuive@gmail.comAn example of Milton Babbitt. This is his Three Compositions: https://youtu.be/_wmvX_RVvjkYou Must Remember This is a podcast hosted by Karina Longworth. Here's the episode about Yvonne De Carlo: http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2018/11/12/yvonne-de-carlo-the-seduced-episode-5Can That Boy Foxtrot! - a cut song from Follies: https://youtu.be/IMMYBcRLA8cBrother Can You Spare a Dime? - An example of Yip Harburg's lyrics. Sung by Bing Crosby: https://youtu.be/0I8-CbJYGMAPick Yourself Up - An example of Dorothy Fields's lyrics. Sung by Ginger Rogers: https://youtu.be/AGUsRGuZb6kStormy Weather - An example of Harold Arlen's music. (Sondheim's second favourite composer.) Sung by Lena Horne: https://youtu.be/TPgnj5upihQA radio episode of Amos 'n' Andy from 1944: https://youtu.be/y45KLiINuC8A radio episode of Major Bowes' Amateur Hour from 1939: https://youtu.be/bUzt0ofscjQEartha Kitt singing I'm Still Here at the Olivier Awards: https://youtu.be/j3RQwTNgplYBarbra Streisand singing I'm Still Here: https://youtu.be/MrxOIeySlqQThe I'm Still Here scene from the movie Postcards From the Edge: https://youtu.be/g_bbF4K90HAElaine Stritch talking about and then singing I'm Still Here: https://youtu.be/--u0kxITaBUYou can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoWe are using three productions to frame our discussion of Follies.The original Broadway cast starring Alexis Smith, John McMartin, Dorothy Collins, Gene Nelson, and Yvonne De Carlo (1971)You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2xj4Pi7Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33zmfDmOr buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WwbksBThe original West End cast starring Diana Rigg, Daniel Massey, Julia McKenzie, David Healy, and Dolores Gray (1987)You can listen to it on Apple Music: Not available unfortunately.Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Un7RKlOr buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2wqrTvsThe London revival starring Peter Forbes, Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee, Philip Quast, and Tracie Bennett (2017)You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Qz2Pt2Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2UnetbuOr buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2UplKrdOur sponsor this week are: Alberta Podcast Network - https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com - The Network promotes and supports Alberta-made podcasts, and connects their audiences with Alberta-based businesses and organizations.The podcast featured this week was Kyle and Dave vs The Machine - https://kdvstm.transistor.fm - A podcast where a sentient machine forces Kyle and Dave to watch films in order to prevent the apocalypse. ATB Goodness Grows - atb.com/covid-19/community - an initiative that motivates Albertans to bring joyful moments to others. Send feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

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15 Jul 2020