Posts Tagged ‘1957’

Patti Page – My How the Time Goes By

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The best-selling female singer of the 1950′s, Patti Page thrived in the post-WWII pop styles of Traditional Pop, Vocal Pop, Country Pop, Nashville, and our favorite category, Countrypolitan. Born in Muskogee, OK, Patti toured the country in the late ’40′s with a band led by Jimmy Joy that ended up in Chicago where she sang in a small combo setting with Benny Goodman and landed a recording contract with Mercury in 1947.

This weeks Top Tune features Patti’s rendition in 1957 of the playful Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh tune, “My How The Time Goes By”. Check out the smokier live version by the great Shirley Horn HERE.

And meanwhile the moon gets yellower
And meanwhile the mood gets mellower
But by now, I should be leaving you
But somehow there ain’t no leaving you
Why? there’s that look in your eye
So I sit here and sigh, my how the time goes by

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Contact & Licensing Info
Written by Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh
Published by Notable Music Co. ASCAP (Cy Coleman)
Contact: Damon Booth/info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Big Deal Music Group
Contact: Jennifer Falco/jennifer@bigdealmusicgroup.com
Published by Edwin H. Morris Co. ASCAP (Carolyn Leigh)
Administered by MPL Communications Inc.
Master controlled by Universal Music Group.

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Nat “King” Cole – I’m Gonna Laugh You Out of My Life

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Following the success of Sinatra’s successful compilation, This Is Sinatra!, Capitol Records followed suit in August of 1957 with a collection of previously released singles from the great Nat “King” Cole.

The lp This is Nat “King” Cole reached #18 on the Billboard album chart and featured the timeless Cy Coleman/Joseph McCarthy ballad, “I’m Gonna Laugh You Out of My Life”. Additional renowned recordings of the song followed by the likes of Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis and Nancy Wilson but Nat’s was the first. The arrangement is a classic by Nelson Riddle. Nat would have been 99 years old come Saturday, happy birthday to one of the best!

I’m gonna laugh you right out of my life

Make it a beautiful joke

No one will know you broke my heart

But if I find you and I…really meant that last goodbye

Then, I’m gonna laugh so hard I’ll cry.

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Contact & Licensing info:
Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP) Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Big Deal Music Group.
Contact: Jennifer Falco / jennifer@bigdealmusicgroup.com
For Joseph McCarthy: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP).
Master Controlled by Universal Music Group.

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Mabel Mercer – Isn’t He Adorable?

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Mabel Mercer was an elegant British lady from Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, who had sung her way into the rich and fashionable bistro society of London and Paris. Classically trained in voice, she became the darling of the roving geniuses of the restless 1920s. Hemingway, Sartre, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf, Cole Porter, and Gertrude Stein came every night to legendary Bricktop’s and sat at her feet.

Mabel made her New York debut in 1938 and began a club residency that lasted twenty years. Her growing legion of fans and notable influence on Frank Sinatra, Lena Horn, Billie Holiday, and Nat King Cole led to a deal with Atlantic Records in 1956 where she recorded several LPs during the next decade.

It was said Mercer couldn’t be paid to sing a song in which she didn’t believe in and had a knack for picking up top-quality songs that expressed a wide range of emotions, many yet to to be published. She introduced Bart Howard’s “Fly Me to the Moon”, Ted Redding’s “The End of a Love Affair” and many early songs by Cy Coleman including this week’s Top Tune. Composer Alec Wilder called her “the guardian of the tenuous dreams created by writers of songs”.

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Contact & Licensing Info
Written by Cy Coleman & Joseph A. McCarthy. Published by Notable Music Co. Inc (ASCAP)
Contact: Damon Booth info@notablemusic.net, Administered by Big Deal Music Group
Contact: Jennifer Falco/ jennifer@bigdealmusicgroup.com
For Joseph McCarthy: Spirit Songs (ASCAP).
Master controlled by Warner Music Group.

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Nat “King” Cole – I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life

(click song title above to listen)

Following the success of Sinatra’s successful compilation, This Is Sinatra!, Capitol Records followed suit in August of 1957 with a collection of previously released singles from the great Nat “King” Cole.

The lp This is Nat “King” Cole reached #18 on the Billboard album chart and featured the timeless Cy Coleman/Joseph McCarthy ballad, “I’m Gonna Laugh You Out of My Life”. Additional renowned recordings of the song followed by the likes of Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis and Nancy Wilson but Nat’s was the first. The arrangement is a classic by Nelson Riddle.

I’m gonna laugh you right out of my life

Make it a beautiful joke

No one will know you broke my heart

But if I find you and I…really meant that last goodbye

Then, I’m gonna laugh so hard I’ll cry.

album comp this is nkc large 300x297 Nat King Cole   Im Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life

Contact & Licensing info:
Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP) Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing.
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
For Joseph McCarthy: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP).
Master Controlled by Universal Music Group.

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