Pinocchio Once More
I've posted several songs from a 1976 TV musical version of "Pinocchio" that starred Sandy Duncan, along with Danny Kaye as Gepetto. It doesn't have a memorable score, but the songs by Billy Barnes are tuneful and work fine within the show. This is a nice, haunting ballad that a lonely Peter sings (and which Sandy Duncan does an excellent job with), "If I Could Start Again."
I have a sort of fun, odd bonus video. Billy Barnes, who wrote the score, was a successful music director for TV shows in the 1960s and into the 1970s. He also wrote special material and his name was most-familiar to for a series of "Billy Barnes Revue" albums he released. So, it was with a double-take that I noticed his name in the cast of an episode of Mad About You. He played a small role as a goofy piano player, Mr. Edlin, who was so amusing for his over-the-top mugging smile (and always going into playing a honky tonk versio of "One of Those Songs") that they used him in three episodes altogether (sometimes as an organist). If you watched the show, I suspect you'd recognize him. But as a reminder, I was able to track down one of those episodes -- when Paul Reiser directors a seniors production of The Pirates of Penzance -- the first one that the character appeared in, as the rehearsal pianist. This should jump to the right scene that he appears in throughout, but if not just go to the 4:00 mark.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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