LP0292. DESTRY RIDES AGAIN (Harold Rome), Original 1959 Cast, w.Andy Griffith, Dolores Gray, Scott Brady, Jack Prince, Libi Staiger. Decca plum label stereo DL 79075.
“Harold Rome was an American composer, lyricist, and writer for musical theater.
In 1937, he made his Broadway debut as co-writer, composer, and lyricist of the topical revue PINS AND NEEDLES. The show was a huge success, running for 1108 performances, and prompted George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart to invite Rome to collaborate on another topical revue, SING OUT THE NEWS, in 1938.
In the early 1940s, Rome wrote songs for several revues and shows, but it was not until after the end of World War II that he had his next real success with CALL ME MISTER. His first full-fledged musical was WISH YOU WERE HERE in 1952. Additional Broadway credits include FANNY (1954), DESTRY RIDES AGAIN (1959), I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE (1962), in which Barbra Streisand made her Broadway debut, and THE ZULU AND THE ZAYDA (1965), which dealt with racial and religious intolerance.”