Music Makers Encyclopedia: Various Artists


Click on a letter to choose a recording act (“S” for Bruce Springsteen, “B” for Beatles, etc.). Shown with the act are its major awards (see more here), short bios for select acts (generally adapted from Joel Whitburn’s Pop Memories 1890-1954 and Top Pop Singles: Billboard books), and links to all albums reviewed here at the DMDB.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z VARIOUS ARTISTS

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Song(s):
Perfect Day (w. Lou Reed, 1997)

Album(s):
Aida (cast: 1999) – see Elton John
Alan Lomax Collection Sampler (1997)
American Graffiti (soundtrack: 1973)
An American in Paris (soundtrack: 1951) – see George Gershwin
Annie (cast album: 1977) – see Charles Strouse
Annie Get Your Gun (cast: 1946, soundtrack: 1950) – see Irving Berlin
Anthology of American Folk Music (box, 1923-32)
Anything Goes (cast album: 1934) – see Cole Porter
Applause (cast: 1970) – see Charles Strouse
Around the World in 80 Days (soundtrack, 1957)
Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974 (box set: 1947-74, released 1991)
Avenue Q (cast: 2000) – see Robert Lopez
Back to Mono (1958-1969) (box: 1958-69) – see Phil Spector
The Band’s Visit (cast: 2016) – see David Yazbeck
Bells Are Ringing (cast: 1957) – see Jule Styne
The Big Chill (soundtrack, 1983)
Big River (cast: 1985) – see Roger Miller
Big Shiny Tunes 2 (1998)
Big Shiny Tunes 6 (2002)
Billy Elliot: The Musical (cast: 2005) – see Elton John
The Bodyguard (soundtrack, 1992)
Blues with a Feeling: Newport Folk Festival Classics (1993)
The Book of Mormon (cast: 2011) – see Robert Lopez
Brigadoon (cast, 1947) – see Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe
Bye Bye Birdie (cast: 1960) – see Charles Strouse
Cabaret (cast: 1966, soundtrack: 1972) – see John Kander
Camelot (cast: 1960, soundtrack: 1967) – see Alan Jay Lerner
Candide (cast: 1956) – see Leonard Bernstein
Carousel (cast: 1945, soundtrack: 1956) – see Richard Rodgers
Cats (cast: 1981) – see Andrew Lloyd Webber
Chicago/The Blues/Today: Volumes 1-3 (year?)
Choose 1985 (1984)
A Chorus Line (cast, 1975) – see Marvin Hamlisch
A Christmas Gift for You (1963) – see Phil Spector
City of Angels (cast: 1989) – see Cy Coleman
Company (cast: 1970) – see Stephen Sondheim
The Concert for Bangla Desh (live, 1971)
Contact (cast: 1999)
The Cradle Will Rock (cast: 1938) – see Marc Blitzstein
Crazy for You (cast: 1992) – see George Gershwin
Damn Yankees (cast: 1955) – see Richard Adler
Dear Evan Hansen (cast: 2015) – see Steven Levenson
Dirty Dancing (soundtrack, 1987)
8 Mile (soundtrack, 2002)
Evita (cast, 1976) – see Andrew Lloyd Webber
Exodus (soundtrack, 1961)
Fantasia (soundtrack, 1940) – see Disney
Fiddler on the Roof (cast: 1964) – see Jerry Bock
Finian’s Rainbow (cast, 1947) – see Burton Lane
Fiorello! (cast: 1959) – see Jerry Bock
Flashdance (soundtrack, 1983)
Flower Drum Song (cast: 1959) – see Richard Rodgers
Footloose (soundtrack, 1984)
Forrest Gump (soundtrack, 1994)
42nd Street (cast: 1980) – see Harry Warren
Fosse (cast: 1999)
Frozen (soundtrack, 2013) – see Disney
Fun Home (cast: 2013) – see Jeanine Tesori
Funny Girl (cast: 1964, soundtrack: 1968) – see Jule Styne
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (cast: 1962) – see Stephen Sondheim
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (cast: 2013) – see Robert Freedman
Gigi (soundtrack: 1958, cast: 1973) – see Alan Jay Lerner
Gone with the Wind (soundtrack, 1939) – see Max Steiner
Grease (soundtrack, 1978)
The Greatest Showman (soundtrack, 2017)
Guys and Dolls (cast, 1950) – see Frank Loesser
Gypsy (cast, 1959) – see Jule Styne
Hair (cast: 1967, soundtrack: 1979) – see Galt MacDermot
Hairspray (cast: 2003) – see Marc Shaiman
Hallelujah, Baby! (cast: 1968) – see Jule Styne
Hamilton (cast: 2015) – see Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Harder They Come (soundtrack, 1973) – see Jimmy Cliff
Hello, Dolly! (cast, 1964) – see Jerry Herman
High School Musical (TV soundtrack, 2006) – see Disney
High School Musical 2 (TV soundtrack, 2007) – see Disney
High Society (cast album, 1956)
Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 (box: 1959-71)
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (cast: 1961) – see Frank Loesser
The Indestructible Beat of Soweto (1986)
In the Heights (cast: 2008) – see Miranda Lin-Manuel
The Jazz Scene (1949)
Jazz at the Philharmonic (box, 1944)
Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (cast: 1989)
Jersey Boys (cast: 2005) – see Bob Gaudio
Jesus Christ Superstar (studio: 1970, cast: 1971, soundtrack: 1973) – see Andrew Lloyd Webber
The King and I (cast: 1951, soundtrack: 1956) – see Richard Rodgers
Kinky Boots (cast: 2012) – see Cyndi Lauper
Kismet (cast: 1953) – see Alexander Borodin
Kiss Me, Kate (cast: 1948, soundtrack: 1954) – see Cole Porter
Kiss of the Spider Woman (cast: 1992) – see John Kander
K-Tel: High Energy (compilation: 1978-79, released 1979)
K-Tel: Rock Revival Greats (compilation: 1955-64, released 1982)
La Cage Aux Folles (cast: 1984) – see Jerry Herman
Les Misérables (stage debut: 1980, cast: 1985, soundtrack: 2012) – see Claude-Michel Schönberg
The Lion King (soundtrack: 1994, cast: 1997) – see Elton John
A Little Night Music (cast: 1973) – see Stephen Sondheim
Lost in the Stars (cast, 1949) – see Kurt Weill
A Man and a Woman (Un Homme et Une Femme) (soundtrack, 1967)
Man of La Mancha (cast: 1965) – see Mitch Leigh
Mary Poppins (soundtrack, 1964) – see Disney
Memphis (cast: 2009) – see David Bryan
Miami Vice (TV soundtrack, 1985)
Miss Saigon (cast: 1989) – see Claude-Michel Schönberg
Moulin Rouge (soundtrack, 2001) – see Baz Luhrmann
Music from the Morning of the World: Balinese Gamelan & Ketjak, Ramayana Monkey Chant [Nonesuch] (1966)
The Music Man (cast: 1957, soundtrack: 1962) – see Meredith Willson
My Fair Lady (cast: 1956, soundtrack: 1964) – see Alan Jay Lerner
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (cast: 1985) – see Rupert Holmes
Nine (cast: 1982) – see Maury Yeston
Now That’s What I Call Music 3 (1984)
Now! 2 (1997)
Now! 3 (1998)
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 (1965-1968)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (soundtrack, 2000) – see T-Bone Burnett)
Oklahoma! (cast: 1943, soundtrack: 1955) – see Richard Rodgers
Oldies But Goodies (1959)
Oliver! (cast, 1962) – see Lionel Bart
Once (cast: 2011) – see Glen Hansard
The Pajama Game (cast album, 1954) – see Richard Adler, 1955)
Pal Joey (cast: 1940, soundtrack: 1957) – see Richard Rodgers
Passion (cast: 1994) – see Stephen Sondheim
Phantom of the Opera (cast, 1986) – see Andrew Lloyd Webber
Porgy and Bess (opera, 1935) – see George Gershwin
The Producers (cast: 2001) – see Mel Brooks
Pulp Fiction (soundtrack, 1994)
Raisin (cast: 1973) – see Judd Woldin
Redhead (cast: 1959) – see Dorothy Fields
Rent (cast, 1996) – see Jonathan Larson
Romeo Juliet (soundtrack, 1996) – see Baz Luhrmann
Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack, 1977)
1776 (cast: 1969) – see Sherman Edwards
Show Boat (cast: 1927, soundtrack: 1951) – see Jerome Kern
Singin’ in the Rain (cast: 1952) – see Nacio Herb Brown
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (soundtrack: 1938) – see Disney
Some Kind of Wonderful (soundtrack: 1987)
The Sound of Music (cast: 1959, soundtrack: 1965) – see Richard Rodgers
South Pacific (cast: 1949, soundtrack: 1958) – see Richard Rodgers
Spamalot (cast: 2004) – see Eric Idle
Spring Awakening (cast: 2006) – see Duncan Sheik
St. Louis Woman (cast, 1946) – see Harold Arlen
Star Wars (soundtrack, 1977) – see John Williams
Stars for a Summer Night (1961)
The Sting (soundtrack, 1974) – see Marvin Hamlisch
Sunday in the Park with George (cast: 1984) – see Stephen Sondheim
Sunset Boulevard (cast: 1993) – see Andrew Lloyd Webber
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (stage debut: 1979, cast recording: 1979, soundtrack: 2007) – see Stephen Sondheim
Thoroughly Modern Millie (cast: 2002) – see Jeanine Tesori
Three Little Words (soundtrack, 1950)
Titanic (soundtrack, 1997) – see James Horner
Titanic: A New Musical (cast: 1997) – see Maury Yeston
Top Gun (soundtrack, 1986)
20 All Time-Hits of the ‘50s (1999)
20 Dynamic Hits (1972)
Two Gentlemen of Verona (cast: 1971) – see Galt MacDermot
Waiting to Exhale (soundtrack, 1995)
West Side Story (cast: 1957, soundtrack: 1961) – see Leonard Bernstein
Wicked (cast: 2003) – see Stephen Schwartz
The Wiz (cast: 1975) – see Charlie Smalls
Will Rogers Follies (cast: 1991) – see Cy Coleman
The Wizard of Oz (soundtrack: 1939) – see Harold Arlen
Wonderful Town (cast: 1953) – see Leonard Bernstein
Woodstock (live soundtrack, recorded 1969, released 1970)
Woodstock Two (live, recorded 1969, released 1971)
Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music (25th Anniversary Box) (live box, recorded 1969, released 1994)
Woodstock – Best of (live, recorded 1969, released 1994)
Woodstock Diary (live, recorded 1969, released 1994)
Woodstock: 40 Years On (live box, recorded 1969, released 2009)
Xanadu (soundtrack, 1980) – see Olivia Newton-John


Click on a letter to choose a recording act (“S” for Bruce Springsteen, “B” for Beatles, etc.). Shown with the act are its major awards (see more here), short bios for select acts (generally taken or adapted from Joel Whitburn’s Pop Memories 1890-1954 and Top Pop Singles: Billboard books), and links to all albums reviewed here at the DMDB.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z VARIOUS ARTISTS

You can also check the search engine for names, albums, songs, and other content on this site:

Last updated February 8, 2020.