Favourite Riffs in Songs?

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Favourite Riffs in Songs?#1
Posted: 6/26/08 at 2:05am
What Are Your Favorite Riffs on a Cast Recording?

Mine are

1) White Boys from the Hair Actors Fund Benefit soundtrack(basically the whole song lol)

2) Lippas Wild Party-The Juggernaut when Taye Diggs sings Lets Dance,Lets Da-ah-ahance .


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Updated On: 6/26/08 at 02:05 AM
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#2
Posted: 6/26/08 at 2:06am
soundtrack???
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#2
Posted: 6/26/08 at 2:07am
This is going to sound very uncultured, as if I've never seen a Broadway show, but I could listen to "It's Hairspray" from the movie version over and over again, simply because of James Marsden's fabulous riff of "That's me."

Can I get a second, please?
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#3
Posted: 6/26/08 at 2:10am
The one in West Side Story and the Rocky Horror Show one too.
Great Riffs!
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Posted: 6/26/08 at 2:29am
"This is going to sound very uncultured, as if I've never seen a Broadway show, but I could listen to "It's Hairspray" from the movie version over and over again, simply because of James Marsden's fabulous riff of "That's me."

Can I get a second, please?"

OMG! so trueee

me and my friend would have to continuously rewind the CD just to hear it! Good taste!
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#5
Posted: 6/26/08 at 3:01am
Well, this isn't on a recording, but Lillias White's riff at the end of "Don't Rain On My Parade" is just so ama(h)zing.
Check it out on Youtube:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=UEso3O71fDA

On a recording... Lillias White during the whole song, but especially the end of "The Oldest Profession" from The Life. Brilliant!
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#6
Posted: 6/26/08 at 6:54am
I love the riff on "Run Freedom Run" that was basically built into the song (from Urinetown) but he doesn't really do it on the cast recording.

You know, "I said freedom, I said free-ee-dom, I said freedo-o-o-o-o-m!"
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#7
Posted: 6/26/08 at 7:42am
It's not on a cast recording...yet (I heard rumors...but that's all they were), and it may not exactly be a riff in the classic sense, but Alice Ripley's series of "Rise..." in "Smash the Mirror" in The Who's Tommy out in Hollywood is friggin amazing.

Yes, I adore her anyway, but my jaw dropped when she did it this weekend. WOW!
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#8
Posted: 6/26/08 at 9:08am
Lol i love the over exaggerated riffs in Let a Big Black Lady Stop the show in Fame Becoms Me
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#9
Posted: 6/26/08 at 10:06am
The ones in "Desert Song".
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#10
Posted: 6/26/08 at 10:40am
Tasha Thomas does several gorgeous ones in "The Feeling We Once Had" on the original recording of "The Wiz."

Consummate musicianship.
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Posted: 6/26/08 at 10:05pm
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Posted: 6/26/08 at 10:07pm
Can someone define 'riff' for me, please?
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Posted: 6/26/08 at 10:10pm
Riff:

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"As we all should probably have learned by now, to be a Stephen Sondheim fan is to have one's heart broken at regular intervals" - Frank Rich

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Posted: 6/26/08 at 11:57pm
blaxx ... that's Bernardo.
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#16
Posted: 6/27/08 at 12:05am
Of, course love, and he riffs so nice in the soundtrack!

Get it? Riff, riff, riif, Riff? re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#17
Posted: 6/27/08 at 1:35am
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and just cuz I'm a Rocky Horror slut


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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#18
Posted: 6/27/08 at 3:28am
yeah i'll bring up Wicked... but Shoshana Bean is the only person i think that can riff the end "aaahh" of Defying Gravity... every other actress makes it sound like a freaking Tarzan yell... gets on my nerves... any actress can sing that song perfectly but that "aahh" kills me all the time....

oh and Simone can riff the sh** out of Gods Love Nubia....
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#19
Posted: 6/27/08 at 8:54am
How about that Kooman and Diamond song "Random Black Girl". That one has riffs up the WAZOO!!!

Any one of Lillias White's riffs in "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." If you like Holliday's or Hudson's, you'll love White's!
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Posted: 6/27/08 at 8:56am
Everything Shoshana sings is a freakin' awesome riff.
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#21
Posted: 6/27/08 at 9:11am
I have to second Lillias White in Dont Rain On My Parade...

and though it's not a riff, more of a lilt, i love Sherie's end of Good Times Back from the Little Mermaid
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#22
Posted: 6/27/08 at 10:25am
How about the entire song--"Oh Bless the Lord My Soul," sung by Shoshana Bean?
cuh-razy-riffing-diva-fierceness.
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#23
Posted: 6/27/08 at 12:23pm
^ Friggin' LOVE that riff.

Lillias White at the end of I Am Changing:

No one's gonna stop me no-o-o-ow!

Emily Skinner singing "Send me flowers or a telegra-a-am"

What about Sara Ramirez's riffing during Find Your Grail
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re: Favourite Riffs in Songs?#24
Posted: 6/27/08 at 12:23pm
I second Lillias White's Dont Rain on My Parade! It is phenominal. My favorite would probably be the Touch Me Solo Georg does but I dont know if that counts as a Riff but the first time I heard that I was blown away. That being said Idina during the juggernaut is ridiculous. Especially when towards the end it goes from do the juggernaut do the juggernaut and then bam she starts belting all over the place.
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