Posts Tagged ‘1965’

Marian Montgomery – Love Is An Old Maid’s Dream

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David Cavanaugh‘s unremittingly swinging arrangements for this album highlight a top notch band featuring brass by Dave Wells and Milt Bernhart, Plas Johnson on tenor sax, and Jack Marshall and Bob Bain on guitars. Recorded at Capitol’s Studio A in August of 1964, this week’s top tune by Cy Coleman and Joseph McCarthy also features Coleman himself on the piano.

The singer is Marian Montgomery who hails from Natchez Mississippi and began her career performing in clubs in Atlanta and Chicago. Her big break came when Peggy Lee was listening to her audition tape in the company of an A&R man from Capitol Records suggesting “forget the song and sign the singer”! Montgomery released three albums on Capitol in the early to mid 1960s and counted Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra among her fans before marrying English pianist Laurie Holloway and relocating to the UK.

Marian became resident singer throughout the 1970s on a hit British chat show hosted by Michael Parkinson and continued to perform sold-out club shows until her death in 2002. The Guardian claimed glowingly “she was possessed of a sumptuously elegant, lingeringly low-lit voice, a subtle understanding of jazz time, and an alertness to the musicians around her.” Check her out for yourself right HERE.

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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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Robert Goulet – I Can’t Let You Go

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Robert Goulet became a huge Broadway star in 1960 following his debut role in Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot. The original cast album was America’s top-selling LP for 60 weeks and became associated with the Camelot-like Kennedy Administration.

Numerous appearances on The Danny Thomas Show and The Ed Sullivan Show made Goulet a household name. He followed several more starring roles on Broadway with a long successful career in TV and Film including memorable roles in hits like Beetlejuice, Scrooged, The Simpsons, and Toy Story 2.

Goulet recorded this week’s Top Tune in 1965 for Columbia Records. The tune was originally written for the Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields hit musical, Sweet Charity but was later cut from the score in favor of “Too Many Tomorrows” recorded by label-mate Jerry Vale. It’s a rare & shiny gem from one of the suavest baritones of the 20th Century!

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Contact & Licensing Info:
Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP) & Lida Enterprises (ASCAP). Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Master controlled by Sony / http://www.sonymusiclicensing.com/

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Tony Bennett – Then Was Then And Now Is Now

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Last week we featured Peggy Lee the singer but Lee was a also a successful songwriter. In addition to songs written for Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, Peggy wrote lyrics for such notable composers as Harold Arlen, Sonny Burke, Quincy Jones, Johnny Mandel, and Duke Ellington.

This week’s Top Tune was written by Peggy and her pal Cy Coleman for Tony Bennett‘s 1965 album, If I Ruled the World: Songs For The Jet Set (arranged by Don Costa). The album is a gem and features Bennett’s Top 40 hit, “If I Ruled The World” along with a masterful version of Bart Howard’s “Fly Me To The Moon”. It turns out Tony does rule the world!

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Check out this beautiful late night/early morning take on the tune by the lovely Ambrosia Parsley from 2009′s, The Best Is Yet To Come, The Songs of Cy Coleman, produced by Dave Palmer.

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Contact & Licensing info:

Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co.(Cy Coleman) / Contact: Damon Booth info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing / contact: Sean McGraw seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Publishing controlled by Denslow Music, Inc. Inc (Peggy Lee) / Administered by Universal Music – MGB Songs (ASCAP) / contact: umpg.licensing@umusic.com
Master controlled by Sony / http://www.sonymusiclicensing.com/

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