Posts Tagged ‘Carolyn Leigh’

Bob Dylan – The Best is Yet to Come

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Nobel Prize-winner Bob Dylan‘s third foray into tunes previously recorded by Frank Sinatra, Triplicate (4 1/2 Stars Rolling Stone), is a stunning collection of song-craft featuring standards by American masters including Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Hoagy Carmichael, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, and Cy Coleman.

“These are recordings of breathtaking directness and beauty. There is nothing forced, no strain, no desire to put anything over on anybody or make a splash. Songs you may have thought you knew to the final decimal point you may feel you are hearing for the first time, transfigured. Not because of some dazzling new stylization or radically reimagined take on things; nobody here drew a moustache on the Mona Lisa. The singer on these recordings looks directly into the heart of each song, takes the measure of what it is about, and delivers it with such unaffected feeling and maturity and honesty that it can change you in the listening”. Tom Piazza (from the original liner notes). Hear, hear!

Bob Dylan (vocals), Tony Garnier (bass), Charlie Sexton (guitar), Donnie Herron (steel guitar), Dean Parks (guitar), George Receli (drums).

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Contact & Licensing:
Written by Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh.
Published by Notable Music Co. ASCAP (Cy Coleman). Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Published by Carwin Music Co. Inc ASCAP (Carolyn Leigh)
Administered by Sony/ATV – EMI U. Catalog Inc.
Master controlled by Sony Music Group

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Rosemary Clooney – The Rules of the Road

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Thanks for Nothing was Rosemary Clooney‘s only album recorded for Frank Sinatra’s Reprise Records and the last full-length lp she recorded until 1977. Arguably considered the last of her great albums, this 1964 work was arranged by Bob Thompson (Duane Eddy, Van Dyke Parks, Phil Ochs) and doesn’t pull a lot of punches lyrically.

The stresses of her personal life at the time are said to be audible on many of the tracks. Her masterful delivery on the brilliant Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh song “The Rules of the Road” just one clear example. Some of us will miss a bend in the road or two but will keep on driving. That’s how it goes, you live and you learn the rules of the road.

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Contact & Licensing:
Published by Notable Music Co. ASCAP (Cy Coleman) / Contact: Damon Booth – info@notablemusic.net.
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing/contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Publishing controlled by Carwin Music Co. Inc ASCAP (Carolyn Leigh) / Administered by EMI U. Catalog Inc.
Master controlled by Warner Music Group.

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Bill Henderson – My How The Time Goes By

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In the should-have-been-a-household-name department, near the top of the list for our money is Chicago-born jazz/swing/soul singer Bill Henderson. The slight, bespectacled vocalist had his first hit on “Senor Blues” with Horace Silver before relocating to NYC and signing with the Vee-Jay label in 1959. Henderson went on to record with a “who’s who” list of jazz luminaries including the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Count Basie Band, Yusef Lateef, Nat Adderley, Elvin Jones, Frank Sinatra, and Dizzie Gillespie to name a few.

“Henderson’s phrasing is virtually his own copyright,” Leonard Feather observed. “He tends to space certain words as if the syllables were separated by commas, even semicolons; yet everything winds up a perfectly constructed sentence”. Deliberate and thoughtful, natural and smooth all the way through.

Bill’s 1963 recording Bill Henderson with the Oscar Peterson Trio remains a classic and he remained a fixture on the Playboy circuit throughout the 70′s including many appearances at Playboy Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl, Monterey Jazz and Litchfield Festivals.

This week’s bluesy gem was recorded in Chicago on December 20, 1960 with Count Basie’s band arranged by Thad Jones. Please enjoy!

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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 Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw/seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.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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Jamie Cullum – Hey Look Me Over

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I figure whenever you’re down and out
The only way is up
And I’ll be up like a rose bud
High on the vine

Jamie Cullum puts a sweet uptempo dixieland stamp on his version to this Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh standard for the film and official soundtrack to Going in Style. The song was originally written for the 1960 Broadway musical Wildcat, starring Lucille Ball in what was the only Broadway role of her career.

This 2017 American heist comedy was directed by Zach Braff and stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin. It’s a remake of the 1979 film of the same name and you can watch the three stars sing a bar or two of this week’s tune in the film. The soundtrack is solid and features gems by Sam Cooke, Dean Martin, Sonny Rollins, Otis Redding, Mark Ronson feat. Mystikal, and A Tribe Called Quest. Alan Arkin holds more-than-his-own singing a duet with the film’s co-star Ann-Margaret on Ray Charles’ “Hallelujah I Love Her So”.

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Contact & Licensing info:
Published by Notable Music Co. ASCAP (Cy Coleman). Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Published by Carwin Music Co. Inc ASCAP (Carolyn Leigh)
Administered by Sony/ATV – EMI U. Catalog Inc.
Master controlled by Warner Music Group.

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