Razzle Dazzle

Album: Chicago (1975)
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  • Like the rest of the score from the 1975 musical Chicago, "Razzle Dazzle" has music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. This is a tongue-in-cheek song performed by the lawyer Billy Flynn to his client, accused murderess Roxie, explaining how to bamboozle a jury and make a silk purse out of a sow's ear to secure the acquittal of an obviously guilty defendant. Or maybe just to boost her confidence.

    In the original Broadway production it was performed by Jerry Orbach, and in the 2002 film by Richard Gere. "Razzle Dazzle" is copyright 1974 and 1975 by Kander-Ebb Inc., & Unichappell Music, Inc. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England


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