From which musical does the song 'Cabaret' originate?
#17387. Asked by Spotty Dog. (Mar 17 02 1:33 PM)
The actual song 'Cabaret' was written for the stage show Cabaret, which was first produced in 1966. The music was composed by John Kander, and the lyrics written by Fred Ebb. |
As far as I can find this was not based on an earlier song.
The answer to this question is the Broadway musical play Cabaret. The details |
however seem to be a bit fuzzy.
The play in 1966 and movie in 1972 were based on an earlier film adaptation of
the diaries of Christopher Isherwood, 'I Am a Camera,' but the song had nothing
to do with that. See:
The music from the play in 1966 was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb. That
version was copyrighted in 1966. See:
However, there was an earlier version written by Kander and Ebb and recorded by
Louie Armstrong, live at the 'Palais des Sports' in Paris, France, in 1965. He
also included it on the 'Wonderful World Album' in 1968. I cannot find the
copyright date for this version, although it must exist, as there is no doubt
that Armstrong recorded it and Kander and Ebb received credit. See:
I'll let someone else dig further if they want!!
Anon says: |
The musical 'Cabaret' is based on the play 'I am a Camera' by John Van Druten from the short story collection 'Goodbye to Berlin' by Christopher Isherwood. Suggest you try the 'Threepenny Opera'
Sun Mar 17 07:54:57 CST 2002 (Delete Entry)
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