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Release Info: Original Cast - Don\'t Bother Me, I Can\'t Cope (1972) (@320)
I know, I know. I've been missing for too long again. Things got tough lately, so I wasn't in the mood for my labour of love here. Nevertheless, since I have prepared some uploads I'll post them, even if their subject is a little bit dated.
The first one is about Jerry Ragovoy, who left us recently. He composed Time Is on My Side, Cry Baby, Piece of My Heart, Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) among others; these songs alone are more than enough to earn him a prominent place in music history.
The obvious upload for Ragovoy would be a Janis Joplin album, most obviously Pearl, where five of his songs are interpreted in the most unique way. Nevertheless, trying once more to avoid obvious selections, I chose the brilliant original cast of Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope, the Broadway play that was nominated for four Tony awards in 1972, with the two being for Best Musical and Best Original Score. The production was by Ragovoy, earning him the Grammy Award as producer on Best Score from an Original Cast Show Album in 1973. Enjoy.
Jerry Ragovoy obituary by Guardian: here
Brilliant (as always) Back to mono article for Ragovoy way back from 2008: here
download link: here
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