Robert Craig Wright

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Robert Craig Wright
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Robert "Bob" Craig Wright (September 25, 1914, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA – July 27, 2005, Miami, Florida, USA) was an American composer and lyricist.

Wright collaborated with George Forrest for more than 70 years - frequently adapting classical composers’ music, to create some 2,000 songs featured in 16 stage musicals, 18 revues, and 58 movies, as well as a number of cabaret acts. Among their best-known musicals were "Song of Norway" (1944), the Tony Award-winning "Kismet" (1953), and "Grand Hotel" (1989).

Wright and Forrest's most known songs include "The Donkey Serenade" (from "The Firefly", with composer Herbert Stothart, based on a theme by Rudolf Friml), "Always and Always" (from "Mannequin") and "It's a Blue World" (from "Music in My Heart").
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Albums

KOS2120 Robert Craig Wright - Kean (Original Broadway Cast) album art Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Alfred Drake Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Alfred Drake - Kean (Original Broadway Cast)(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia Masterworks KOS2120 US 1961 Sell This Version
S-37321 Robert Craig Wright - Kismet  album art Alexander Borodin, Robert Wright*, George Forrest Alexander Borodin, Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Kismet (LP, Album) Angel Records S-37321 USA & Canada 1975 Sell This Version
TER2 1170 Robert Craig Wright - Kismet album art Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Valérie Masterson, Donald Maxwell, David Rendall, Richard Van Allan, Ambrosian Chorus*, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Valérie Masterson, Donald Maxwell, David Rendall, Richard Van Allan, Ambrosian Chorus*, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards - Kismet(2xLP, Album, Gat) TER Classics TER2 1170 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SK 46438 Robert Craig Wright - Kismet: A Musical Arabian Night album art Robert Wright*, George Forrest Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Kismet: A Musical Arabian Night(CD, Album) Sony Broadway SK 46438 US 1991 Sell This Version
CDTEO 1002 Robert Craig Wright - Kismet album art Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Valérie Masterson, Donald Maxwell, David Rendall, Richard Van Allan, Ambrosian Chorus*, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Valérie Masterson, Donald Maxwell, David Rendall, Richard Van Allan, Ambrosian Chorus*, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards - Kismet(CD, Album) TER Classics CDTEO 1002 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CDTER2 1170 Robert Craig Wright - Kismet album art Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest, Valérie Masterson, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest, Valérie Masterson, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards - Kismet(2xCD, Album) TER CDTER2 1170 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CDJAY2 1251 Robert Craig Wright - Kismet album art Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest, Valérie Masterson, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest, Valérie Masterson, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards - Kismet(2xCD, Album) Jay Productions Ltd. CDJAY2 1251 UK 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Robert Craig Wright - Demos From The Broadway Musical Kean album art Robert Wright* And George Forrest Robert Wright* And George Forrest - Demos From The Broadway Musical Kean(7", Promo) Not On Label none US 1961 Sell This Version

Compilations

Stage 9065 Robert Craig Wright - Kean album art Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Alfred Drake Robert Wright*, George Forrest - Alfred Drake - Kean(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, RE, RM) Stage Door Records Stage 9065 UK & Europe 2019 Sell This Version