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One hundred twelve years ago today, on April 14, 1912, while on its maiden voyage from England to New York, the unsinkable RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic… then the next day did the unthinkable…it sunk.

In 1960, Meredith Willson followed up his Broadway hit The Music Man with a musical version of the fictionalized life of one of the aristocrats who survived the sinking, Margerat Brown. The musical was made into a movie in 1964 starring Debbie Reynolds as Mrs. Brown and Harve Presnell reprising his role from the stage as JJ Brown.

The film was nominated for 6 Oscars. It won none. The Titanic and scenes of the aftermath of its sinking take all of two minutes and five seconds of the entire movie that runs two hours and fifteen minutes, but there are some great song and dance numbers in the show. As well as some very funny scenes.

So, get ready to hear a raucous MGM soundtrack sung by characters molded by the backwoods and mountains of Colorado in Volume 172: Molly is Unsinkable.

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Credits and Copyrights:

Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell , Music And Lyrics By Meredith Willson, MGM Studio Orchestra Conducted By Robert Armbruster – The Unsinkable Molly Brown (The MGM Sound Track Album)
Label: MGM Records – M 90048
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Mono
Released: 1964
Genre: Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack

MGM Studio Orchestra with the Overture for the musical the Unsinkable Molly Brown
Debbie Reynolds featured in I Ain’t Down Yet
Harve Presnell & Orchestra – Colorado, My Home
Harve Presnell And Debbie Reynolds–I’ll Never Say No
Debbie Reynolds And Chorus– Belly Up To The Bar, Boys
MGM Studio Orchestra– Dolce Far Niente (Meaning Pleasant Idleness) although literally meaning sweetly and softly do nothing
Harve Presnell & Cast– He’s My Friend
All music written by Meredith Willson

I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

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