Hot September: A New Musical [Boston, Live, 1965] Based on Inge's PICNIC.
Composer: Kenneth Jacobson
Lyricist: Rhoda Roberts
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Musical based on William Inge's PICNIC. The show closed in Boston but 17 songs were recorded Live. Now OOP. Only 1 copy in stock.
Hot September premiered in Boston in September of 1965 but closed less than a month later canceling the New York opening planned for that October. It was based on William Inge's play "Picnic". The music, written by Kenneth Jacobson is actually quite interesting throughout. The lyrics by Rhoda Roberts are not bad at all. Why did this close so early? Frank Sinatra even recorded one song, Golden Moment, for the pop charts. In addition to that ditty, there are plenty of other wonderful tunes worth listening to more than once. We especially like "What Do You Do", "I Got It Made", and "Tell Her". Bonus tracks on the CD have great arrangements that make you wish the entire scored were recorded in that way. This recording is a great representation of the transition in musical theater sound of the late 50's/early 60's to the more pop style of the late 60's/early 70's. Check it out!