|1||There Ain't Goin' To Be An Opening Number||2:56|
|3||My First "Firsts"||1:47|
|4||Nobody Does It Like Me||3:15|
|5||You Can't Love 'Em All||2:46|
|6||Look For The Silver Lining||2:36|
|8||I Only Want To Laugh||3:56|
|9||Before The Parade Passes By||1:55|
|10||Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered||1:41|
|11||Ev'rything's Coming Up Roses||3:13|
|12||The Ladies Who Lunch||5:24|
|14||I See Your Face Before Me||3:32|
|16||Who's That Girl?||1:41|
|17||Medley: Guys And Dolls||7:31|
|18||The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me||4:47|
- Bass – Bob Parr (2)
- Leader [Musical Director] – Lou Vittaco
- Liner Notes – Alan Eichler, Robert Osborne (3)
- Other [Devised By], Directed By – Alan Eichler
- Percussion – Tom Zigmann
- Piano – Lou Vittaco
- Producer [Album Production By] – Alan Eichler, David Cunard
- Supervised By [Sound Supervision By], Mastered By [Mastering] – Elliston Cavell
Previously released as AEI LP 1145
AEI Green Room
Miss Blaine's Cabaret Act
This recording was made during the evenings of July 8 and 9, 1983 before a live audience at Tom Rolla's Gardenia, Hollywood.
Track 2: from "Follies"
Track 4: from "Seesaw"
Track 5: from "Say One For Me"
Track 6: from "Sally"
Track 7: from "Dear World"
Track 8: from "Jimmy"
Track 9: from "Hello, Dolly!"
Track 10: from "Pal Joey"
Track 11: from "Gypsy"
Track 12: from "Company"
Track 14: from "Between The Devil"
Track 16: from "Applause"
"Look For The Silver Lining" and "Memory": Bonus tracks not on the original release.
Extracts from liner notes by Alan Eichler, Los Angeles.
"Vivian was in the midst of rehearsing a new cabaret act for New York and she came up with the idea of recording a live album and donating the proceeds to APLA. She gave her only two performances on July 8 and 9, 1983 at "Tom Rolla's Gardenia", historically the first time a star had publicly shown support for the organization. The shows were taped by David Cunard for AEI Records and the LP was released with a printed sticker on the cover proclaiming that all proceeds went to AIDS Project/Los Angeles."
"Happily, this recording captures Vivian Blaine at the peak of her artistry with a selection of songs that trace her great career with sophistication and wit, permanently preserved for generations to come [came]. She was indeed a magnificent "doll"."
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