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Barbra Streisand – When In Rome (I Do as the Romans Do)

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Stephen Holden of the New York Times once said of Carolyn Leigh: “Leigh was Cy Coleman‘s greatest collaborator and the only major American lyricist whose bon mots consistently match Cole Porter’s in capturing an attitude of jaded sophistication fraught with heartbreak. The more pain is exposed, the sharper the wit that covers it up.”

“When In Rome (I Do as the Romans Do)” , one of the more playful of the long string of hits written by the duo, was beautifully debuted by Barbra Streisand on her 1964 album, People. This was Streisand’s fourth solo studio album and her first to hit #1 on the Billboard album chart, spending five weeks in the top spot on it’s way to platinum sales. The impeccable vocal delivery and lush bossa nova inspired production by Cy’s lifelong pal, Michael Berniker earned Barbra a Grammy award for Best Vocal Performance.

We know how a fundador can lead to a few, wishing you all a festive (& safe) summer!

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Contact & Licensing info:
Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co.(Cy Coleman) / Contact: Damon Booth Administered by Downtown Music Publishing / contact: Sean McGraw
Publishing controlled by Carwin Music Co. Inc (Carolyn Leigh) / Administered by EMI U. Catalog Inc. /
Master controlled by Sony /

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Barbra Streisand – You Wanna Bet

With more than 140 million records sold worldwide, Barbra Streisand is one of the best selling female recording artists of all time. In the U.S. alone, she exceeds all other female singers and all other recording artists other than Elvis Presley with 51 gold and 30 platinum albums.

Those are astounding numbers from this legendary performer from Brooklyn who began her career on stage in 1961 and as a recording artist in 1963.

Columbia Records held the rights to the original cast album of the Broadway musical Sweet Charity, written by Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields & starring Gwen Verdon. In order to publicize the show’s music, Columbia asked its recording artists at the top of 1966 to release single versions of the songs from the score.

Recorded at Columbia Recording Studio A in NYC, “You Wanna Bet” was released that January as a 7-inch single, the flip side to “Where Am I Going?” (also from Sweet Charity). Although “You Wanna Bet” was eventually cut from the show, both tracks scored Top 20 positions on Billboard’s AC chart as the Broadway musical opened to much critical acclaim and commercial success. This version was only available as a 7-inch single for many years until it was included on the Barbra Streisand, Just For The Record retrospective box set in 1991. We hope you enjoy this rare track from one of the most beautiful voices ever recorded.

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Contact & Licensing Info
“You Wanna Bet” music: Cy Coleman, lyrics: Dorothy Fields. Published by Notable Music Co. & Lida Enterprises. Contact: Damon Booth /
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing / Contact: Sean McGraw /
Master controlled by Sony /

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