ABOUT FACE!



Composers: Frank Loesser; Hy Zaret; Peter Lind Hayes; Jerry Livingston; Lou Singer
Lyricists: Frank Loesser; Hy Zaret; Peter Lind Hayes; Jerry Livingston; Lou Singer

Opened: May 26, 1944, Camp Shanks, New York
Performances: Unknown


First Class Private Mary Brown (M/L: Frank Loesser) (also used in PFC MARY BROWN):

1. 78/WOR 1005 (Roy Williams with the Adrian Rollini Trio)
2. 78/Victor 20-1592 (Perry Como with mixed chorus) [reissued on Remember Pearl Harbor: Songs That Won the War, CD/Varese 066265]
3. 78/Hit 7099 (Paul Steele with Clyde Lucas and His Orchestra)
4. 78/V Disc 294 (Barry Wood with Al Goodman and His Orchestra)
5. Goodbye Dear, I'll Be Back In A Year, Glendale (S) GLS-6026 (Joey D'Auria, Martin Brother, and Bruce Steele)
6. Country Carnival Classics: A-2, CAS/Country Carnival CM1532 (Country Carnival Classics)
7. The Music And Sound Of World War II, CD/Sandy Hook CDSH 2100 (Little Jack Little)
A radio transcription performed by the Lawrence Welk Orchestra is also known to exist.


Lass With The Delicate Air (M: Lou Singer; L: Hy Zaret) (also used in TIDBITS OF 1946):

1. 78/Stinson 702 (Josh White) [reissued on The Remaining Titles 1941-1947, CD/Document 1013]
2. 78/Decca 23651 (Josh White) [also 45EP/Decca ED 721; reissued on The Remaining Titles 1941-1947, CD/Document 1013]
3. 78/Decca 18701 (Evelyn Knight with the Herman Chittison Trio conducted by Camarata) [also 78/V Disc 457; reissued on The Lass With The Delicate Air, CD/Dutton Vocalion 3032]
4. Southern Exposure, CD/Pearl 7810 (Josh White)


When He Comes Home (aka New Orleans) (also used in OK, USA!):

1. 12"/Blue Print Special DSTC 239 (Lyn Murray and the 376th ASF Band)



Why Do They Call A Private A Private? (M/L: Frank Loesser; Peter Lind Hayes):

1. 78/V-Disc 368 (Ethel Merman) [reissued on Something For The Boys: The Songs Of World War II, CD/Vintage Jazz Classics 1036]


Unrecorded Material:

Dog Face
Gee, But It's Great (aka "Gee But It's Good To Be In The Army!)
One Little WAC (M: Eddie Dunstedter)
PX Parade