BROADWAY’S MEMPHIS RELEASES CAST RECORDING NATIONWIDE
FEATURING THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW SCORE BY
BON JOVI’S DAVID BRYAN (MUSIC & LYRICS) AND
JOE DIPIETRO (BOOK & LYRICS)
ALBUM AVAILABLE MARCH 30, 2010
DISTRIBUTED BY RHINO RECORDS
“David Bryan evokes the powerhouse funk of James Brown,
the hot guitar riffs of Chuck Berry, the smooth harmonies of the Temptations, the silken, bouncy pop of the great girl groups of the period”
—Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
—Roma Torre, NY1
“THE BIGGEST HIT ON BROADWAY!”
-David Richardson, WOR Radio
LOS ANGELES– Following critically acclaimed and sold-out engagements on the West Coast, the musical MEMPHIS made its Broadway debut October 19, 2009, earning accolades for its score, which features music by Bon Jovi’s founding member/keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change).
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the celebrated new musical MEMPHIS, distributed by Rhino Records, will be available for purchase at all retail outlets including www.rhino.com on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, for a suggested list price of $18.99 (CD) and $9.99 (digital). The collection contains 19 songs and a bonus track/acoustic version of “The Music of My Soul” with piano and vocals by Bryan.
MEMPHIS features a brand new score with music by Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and DiPietro, who also pens the musical’s book. MEMPHIS is based on a concept by the late George W. George (producer of the Tony®-nominated Bedroom Farce and the film My Dinner With Andre), with direction by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu), and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).
MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50s, a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball) falls in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock ’n’ roll and an electrifying black singer named Felicia (Montego Glover). MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.
MEMPHIS stars Chad Kimball (Huey) and Montego Glover (Felicia), with Derrick Baskin (Gator), J. Bernard Calloway (Delray), James Monroe Iglehart (Bobby), Tony nominee Michael McGrath (Mr. Simmons), and Cass Morgan (Mama).
MEMPHIS: THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING
“The Music Of My Soul”
“Scratch My Itch”
“Ain’t Nothin’ But A Kiss”
“Everybody Wants To Be Black On A Saturday Night”
“Make Me Stronger”
“She’s My Sister”
“Say A Prayer”
“Crazy Little Huey”
“Love Will Stand When All Else Falls”
“Change Don’t Come Easy”
“Tear Down The House”
“Memphis Lives In Me”
“Steal Your Rock ’N’ Roll”
“The Music Of My Soul” – David Bryan
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