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Update #24

Chasing Harvey

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Here comes the bronze....

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      Creator Howie on October 13, 2012

      A friend, Robert Novickas enlightened me that the song originally was in the show, The Pajama Game, and that the rendition sounded like it was Carol Haney from the original Broadway production. Thank you, also, Margaret.

      Congratulations and thank you to Joyce, and all the artists and contributors involved in this process. Although I can not be physically there tomorrow, my thoughts and best wishes will be with you all. Break a leg, metaphorically, and: Speak Loudly, Speak Slowly, and ............Wait for Laughs.

      Joyce, this is what our Director always told us in the Green Room, right before the start of the show.

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      Creator Pat Kiewicz on October 12, 2012

      It's been wonderful to watch this happen. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a small part of it, and for letting us see what is really involved in taking it from concept to reality.

      (It's been more engaging then all of those 'how do they do that' sort of shows, because you help make it feel like my project, too.)

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      Creator Margaret Kunz on October 12, 2012

      My guess is the OST version from the 1957 movie of the Pajama Game. Carol Haney was the vocalist in the original broadway production too.

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      Creator Howie on October 12, 2012

      Thank you once again.
      What an interesting "Steam Heat!" I have a couple Pointer Sister renditions, and I think a Dizzy Gillespie and/or Louis Armstrong; I'm not sure, but I don't believe I've heard this one. Who is it? With my limited knowledge, it's probably the original, first recording.

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