The Slow Drag
Composer: Kreitzer, Carson
The Slow Drag, an Off-Broadway musical by Carson Kreitzer opened to sell out performances in a fringe theatre in London on February 14 1997. It transferred to the West End of London on October 27 1997.
This unusual Jazz Musical based on real life contains some of the most popular songs of the forties, such as BLUES IN THE NIGHT, THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT, HONEYSUCKLE ROSE, BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH, TOO LATE NOW, BUT BEAUTIFUL. MORE THAN YOU KNOW, EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY and other.
The singing sensation, Kim Criswell stars as June Wedding, the wife of Saxophonist Johnny Christmas whom only after his death was discovered to be a woman.
The other stars include West Endís Liza Sadovy and Christopher Colquhoun. They are accompanied by a quintet of some of the finest jazz musicians currently on the circuit.
Included as bonus tracks are five songs in the same arrangements sung by Kim Criswell. They are YOUíVE COME A LONG WAY FROM ST.LOUIS, MY FOOLISH HEART, YOUíLL NEVER KNOW/I WISH I DIDNíT LOVE YOU SO, BLUE MOON and BABY ITíS COLD OUTSIDE.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London over four nights each night starting at 12.00 am to capture the flavour.