THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (1960)
(film)



Composer: Burton Lane
Lyricist: Alan Jay Lerner

Opened: June 17, 1960

Note: Lane originally worked on a musical version of Huckleberry Finn in 1950 with lyricist E.Y. Harburg. When Harburg was blacklisted, Lane teamed up with Lerner on the project circa 1951-1952. MGM shelved production of the movie when Gene Kelly became unavailable to star in it. MGM, however, retained ownership of the Lane-Lerner songs and subsequently used some of them in a different Huckleberry Finn movie in 1960.


Headin' For New Orleans (unused):

1. Lyrics By Lerner: Alan Jay Lerner Performs His Own Songs, Heritage 0600 (Burton Lane, piano and voice) [reissued on CD/DRG 5246]
2. The Alan Jay Lerner Album, CD/Fynsworth Alley 302 062 161 2 (Brent Barrett with musical direction by Christopher Denny)


Huckleberry Finn:

1. Lyrics By Lerner: Alan Jay Lerner Performs His Own Songs, Heritage 0600 (Burton Lane, piano and voice) [reissued on CD/DRG 5246]
2. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, CD/Film Score Monthly FSM Vol. 6 No. 9 (Archie Moore with the MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Jerome Moross)
3. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, CD/Film Score Monthly FSM Vol. 6 No. 9 (Archie Moore with the MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Jerome Moross)
4. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, CD/Film Score Monthly FSM Vol. 6 No. 9 (MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Jerome Moross) (as part of "End Title")
5. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, CD/Film Score Monthly FSM Vol. 6 No. 9 (Archie Moore) (demo vocal)
6. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, CD/Film Score Monthly FSM Vol. 6 No. 9 (George Bledsoe) (demo vocal)
7. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, CD/Film Score Monthly FSM Vol. 6 No. 9 (John Hawker) (demo vocal)


I'll Wait For You Down By The River:

1. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, CD/Film Score Monthly FSM Vol. 6 No. 9 (Dolores Hawkins with the MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Jerome Moross)


I Ain't Never Felt So Good Before:

1. Lyrics By Lerner: Alan Jay Lerner Performs His Own Songs, Heritage 0600 (unidentified demo vocalist) [reissued on CD/DRG 5246]
2. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, CD/Film Score Monthly FSM Vol. 6 No. 9 (Archie Moore with the MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Jerome Moross)


Pittsburgh Blue:

1. Lyrics By Lerner: Alan Jay Lerner Performs His Own Songs, Heritage 0600 (Burton Lane, piano and voice) [reissued on CD/DRG 5246]
2. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, CD/Film Score Monthly FSM Vol. 6 No. 9 (Dolores Hawkins with the MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Jerome Moross)


When You Grow Up You'll Know (unused):

1. Lyrics By Lerner: Alan Jay Lerner Performs His Own Songs, Heritage 0600 (Burton Lane, piano and voice) [reissued on CD/DRG 5246]
2. Lerner, Loewe, Lane & Friends, CD/Varese Sarabande VSD2-5917 (Brock Peters with musical direction by Ron Abel)

The World's Full O' Suckers:

1. Lyrics By Lerner: Alan Jay Lerner Performs His Own Songs, Heritage 0600 (Burton Lane, piano and voice) [reissued on CD/DRG 5246]
2. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, CD/Film Score Monthly FSM Vol. 6 No. 9 (MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Jerome Moross)
Note: Tony Randall's partial rendition of this song appears in the film but not on the soundtrack.


Unrecorded Songs:

Asparagus Is Served (unused)
Don't Run Mirandy (L: E.Y. Harburg) (unused)
I'm From Missouri (unused)
Jumpin' Jubilee (L: E.Y. Harburg) (unused)
Scene At Slave Market (unused)
That Real Sunday Feeling (L: E.Y. Harburg) (unused)