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This Month's Quiz Answers



January 2018




There's No Business Like Show Business

This month we gave you the titles of fifteen tunes that were written for shows or films and which have been recorded by jazz musicians. Were you able to identify the shows or films for which they were originally written?


Annie Get Your Gun poster


Don't forget to check your score.


The answers are below ....

Give yourself one extra point if you were able to identify the song title for these lyrics:

The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props
The audience that lifts you when you're down
The headaches, the heartaches, the backaches, the flops
The sheriff who'll escort you out of town
The opening when your heart beats like a drum
The closing when the customers don't come

(From There's No Business Like Show Business by Irving Berlin)



Your Score

15 + correct - How To Succeed In (the Quiz) Business Without Really Trying
11 - 14 correct - Wicked
7 - 10 correct - Promises Promises
4 - 6 correct - You've Got To Come Back A Star!
1 - 3 correct - Little Shop Of Horrors



Here are the answers

For which shows or films were the following tunes originally written?


1. Summertime

Answer: Porgy And Bess


2. If I Were A Bell

Answer: Guys And Dolls


3. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face

Answer: My Fair Lady

[Click here to listen to Sonny Rollins playing I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face].



Oklahoma poster



4. Surrey With The Fringe On Top

Answer: Oklahoma!


5. My Favourite Things

Answer: The Sound Of Music


6. There's No Business Like Show Business

Answer: Annie Get Your Gun


7. Tea For Two

Answer: No, No, Nanette

[Click here for a video of Herbie Hancock playing Tea For Two with Joe Henderson, Vanessa Williams and others].


8. Fascinating Rhythm

Answer: Lady Be Good



Funny Face poster


9. Someone To Watch Over Me

Answer: Oh, Kay!



10. 'S Wonderful

Answer: Funny Face



11. I Can't Get Started (With You)

Answer: The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936




12. Pure Imagination

Answer: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

[Click here for Jacob Collier's version of Pure Imagination]



Wizard Of Oz poster



13. Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Answer: The Wizard Of Oz


14. Cheek To Cheek

Answer: Top Hat


15. Old Man River

Answer: Show Boat



Show Boat poster




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