The fine folks at Sony Legacy have remastered and released Cy Coleman‘s delightful 1967 debut vocal album: If My Friends Could See Me Now, Cy Coleman Sings His Own Big Hits With Orchestra. The set “was conceived on 52nd street, mulled over in Beverly Hills, rehearsed on the French Riviera and recorded in London. Credit Des Champ, Gordon Franks and Peter Jeffries – three distinguished British arrangers and pub crawlers – for the fine arrangements.”
“In an era where ‘singer-composer’ has often come to mean someone who finds himself in front of a microphone with nothing to sing and simply takes matters into his own hands, I’m hoping this album strikes a responsive chord among those of us who stubbornly measure the top-forty hit songs not by the week, but by the decade, or as in the case of one recalcitrant quite close to this writer, the half-century.” Edward Keibart (from the original liner notes). Hear, Hear!
Jun 26 2017
“This project is about authenticity and people living their truths.” Iconic American brand Gap is celebrating diversity and championing optimism through a fab new ad styled by British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. The campaign stars Adwoa Aboah, Maria Borges, Christie Brinkley, Miles Chamley-Watson, Priyanka Chopra, Jonathan Groff, Wiz Khalifa, Fernanda Ly, Casil Mcarthur, Lineisy Montero, Ellen Rosa, Jasmine Sanders, Yara Shahidi, and Alek Wek. And they all came together to sing the 1976 Boney M version of Bobby Hebb‘s timeless song “Sunny”. Click HERE to watch.
Jun 19 2017
Congratulations to The Southwark Playhouse, Director Michael Blakemore, the magnificent Sharon D Clarke, Cornell S. John, and entire cast and creative team behind the outstanding UK run of Cy Coleman‘s gem of a musical, The Life!
May 01 2017
Skating Polly‘s New Trick EP featuring Nina Gordon and Louise Post of Veruca Salt drops today via El Camino Media! Produced by legendary producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Sunny Day Real Estate, Smashing Pumpkins) New Trick finds Kelli Mayo (17) and Peyton Bighorse (21) joined full-time by brother Kurtis Mayo (20) on drums.
“New Trick features three songs they co-wrote and recorded with Veruca Salt’s co-front women. Veruca Salt’s influence is readily apparent: Opener “Louder in Outer Space” boasts addictive hooks cut from the same cloth as “Seether”-era pop, and the dark, brooding “Hail Mary” showcases their knack for writing harmonies. But the raw lyrics and heartfelt ethos are all Skating Polly’s own.” – Seattle Weekly
AVAILABLE ON: CD/DIGITAL/ETCHED VINYL
Apr 28 2017