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Oklahoma! is the original soundtrack album of the 1955 film Oklahoma!, an adaptation of the musical Broadway play of the same name. The soundtrack charted No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Album Chart in 1956 and has been in continual print. On July 8, 1958, it became the first album to be certified "gold" by the RIAA, and was later certified "2x multi-platinum" on April 1, 1992.

It was originally released as a 42-minute album on the Capitol Records label, but only in mono at first. However, as with the 1956 film soundtracks of Carousel and The King and I (also issued by Capitol on LP), because the film's soundtrack had been recorded in then state-of-the-art stereo, it was possible for Capitol to issue a stereo version of the album in 1958. And again as with Carousel because of a difference between mono and stereo grooves, it was necessary to cut a very brief section of the music on the stereo release.

All songs included in the album were composed by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers. In 1956, less than a year after the first mono Capitol soundtrack LP was released, Goddard Lieberson of rival Columbia Records produced a studio cast LP of Oklahoma! featuring Nelson Eddy and a supporting cast, with the chorus and orchestra directed by Lehman Engel, and using the original orchestrations. The Columbia LP Nelson Eddy in Oklahoma (CL 828) was promoted as the "complete score" because it included the song "Lonely Room" and a track, "Entrance of Ensemble", which had not previously been released from the score.

Track listing

  1. "Overture" (Instrumental) – 4:52
  2. "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" (performed by Gordon MacRae) – 2:36
  3. "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" (performed by MacRae, Shirley Jones, Charlotte Greenwood) – 4:53
  4. "Kansas City" (performed by Gene Nelson, Greenwood, The Men's Chorus) – 2:36
  5. "I Cain't Say No" (performed by Gloria Grahame) – 3:10
  6. "Many a New Day" (performed by Jones and Girls' Chorus) – 3:09
  7. "People Will Say We're in Love" (performed by MacRae and Jones) – 4:21
  8. "Pore Jud Is Daid" (performed by MacRae and Rod Steiger) – 4:16
  9. "Out of My Dreams" (performed by Jones) – 2:25
  10. "The Farmer and the Cowman" (performed by MacRae, Greenwood, Nelson, Jay C. Flippen, James Whitmore, Grahame, Mixed Chorus) – 2:58
  11. "All Er Nuthin'" (Grahame, Nelson) – 2:59
  12. "Oklahoma!" (MacRae, Greenwood, Whitmore, Jones, Flippen, Mixed Chorus) – 3:18
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Media
Oklahoma! (Soundtrack/Video)
Characters
Curly McLainLaurey WilliamsWill ParkerAdo AnnieAunt EllerJud FryAli HakimAndrew CarnesIke SkidmoreGertie Cummings
Songs
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'The Surrey with the Fringe on TopKansas CityI Cain't Say NoMany a New DayPeople Will Say We're in LovePore Jud Is DaidOut of My DreamsThe Farmer and the CowmanAll Er Nuthin'Oklahoma!
Locations
Oklahoma
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