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Peggy Lee – You Fascinate Me So

(click song title above to listen)

I have a feeling that beneath the little halo on your noble head,
There lies a thought or two the devil might be interested to know.
You’re like the finish of a novel that I’ll finally have to take to bed,
You fas-ci-nate me so.

This week’s Top Tune deserved an encore performance because it is also the most-appropriate title of the debut of author Andy Propst’s excellent and in-depth new biography, You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman available this week from Applause Theatre & Cinema Books.

The book takes readers into the world of Tony, Grammy, and Emmy-winning composer/performer Cy Coleman, exploring his days as a child prodigy in the 1930s, his time as a hot jazz pianist and early television celebrity in the 1950s, and his life as one of Broadway’s preeminent composers. An unstoppable creative force, Coleman penned standards such as “Witchcraft”, “The Best is Yet to Come”, and “Big Spender” and wrote such musicals as Sweet Charity, I Love My Wife, On the Twentieth Century, and City of Angels yet his life has gone entirely unexplored until now. Includes interviews with collaborators, musicians, performers, family and the friends who immortalized his work on record & stage. Click HERE to order.

While reading the book, check out this interactive website for a full discography of Cy Coleman’s tunes including audio clips of rare tracks and a wealth of information on his produced musicals, unproduced musicals, and commissioned work.

Also, coming May 26th for the first time on CD, Harbinger Records/Musical Theatre Project brings you 28 rare recordings sung by the man himself. From The Second Disc: “The set includes rarities like “The Laarge Daark Aardvark Song” co-written with late comedy hero Allan Sherman, and Coleman’s own rendition of his early pop hit “Why Try to Change Me Now” recently interpreted by Bob Dylan on his Shadows in the Night! A must-have”. Order HERE.

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You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman

97814803559033 673x1024 You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy ColemanAt long last, Cy Coleman gets his own biography! You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman is available today (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books) and it was well worth the wait. Author Andy Propst written a beautiful and detailed account of the child prodigy who gave piano recitals at Steinway Hall, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall between the ages of 6 and 9 before becoming one of the Broadway’s most preeminent & prolific composers. Grammy, Tony, and Emmy-winning songwriter and producer, Coleman penned such standards as Witchcraft, The Best is Yet to Come, Why Try to Change Me Now and Big Spender. One of the last of the Great American Songbook writers, Cy also enjoyed a long successful career as a hot jazz pianist and early TV celebrity. Propst’s book is a comprehensive and fascinating account of a great artist and Songwriters Hall of Fame member. Includes interviews with friends, collaborators, family and the singers who immortalized his songs on stage. A must-have. Order your copy HERE.

You can also check out the amazing companion site HERE for a full discography of Cy Coleman’s tunes including audio clips of rare tracks and a wealth of information on his produced musicals, unproduced musicals, and commissioned work.

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