‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ Archive Is Alive With ‘The Sound Of Music’ Playlist
The channel features many different versions of signature songs from the hit show and film.
The archive of The Ed Sullivan Show is marking a milestone for a fellow, much-loved entertainment institution, The Sound of Music. A new playlist on the official YouTube channel of the long-running variety show is dedicated to songs and performances from the musical and the film, which had its worldwide premiere 57 years ago today, on March 2, 1965.
The channel features many different versions of signature songs from the production, including “My Favorite Things” by Eddie Fisher (1965), the Supremes (1966), Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (1968), and the Hollywood Bowl Cast (1970) featuring duets by Cass Elliot and Johnny Mathis, Shirley Jones and Herschel Bernardi, Jeannie C. Riley and Minnie Pearl, and John Davidson with the Lennon Sisters.
Additionally, from one of the special remote productions mounted by The Ed Sullivan Show, a 1970 tribute to Rodgers & Hammerstein, there’s a stirring performance of “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” by the Hollywood Bowl Cast, as originally broadcast from that famous venue.
The film version of The Sound of Music, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, won five Oscars at the 38th Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Music and Best Picture.
Other featured performances in the new presentation include Florence Henderson (“Do-Re-Mi,” “The Sound of Music”), Jane Morgan’s title song as well as “My Favorite Things” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” the Kim Sisters (another take on “The Sound Of Music,” plus “My Favorite Things” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and the University Of Miami Glee Club (“The Sound of Music,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”). “Do-Re-Mi” is also interpreted by the Hollywood Bowl Cast, Nancy Dussault & The Sound of Music Kids (from Broadway), and Sally Ann Howes & the Lexington School For The Deaf.
UMe uploads new videos every day to the official YouTube channel of The Ed Sullivan Show and to EdSullivan.com. They feature famous clips, many unseen for decades, from the show’s stellar 23-year history on primetime television.