Posts Tagged ‘Floyd Huddleston’

Nancy Adams – He’s Stuck in the Chimney Again

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While stumbling around in the tape vault a couple of years ago we came across this little gem, the original 1966 demo for Cy Coleman‘s “He’s Stuck in the Chimney Again”.

The music is by Coleman (who was riding high at the time with Peggy Lee’s #1 pop hit “Big Spender”, a song from the Broadway production of his hit musical, Sweet Charity) and the lyrics are by Floyd Huddleston. Coleman and Huddleston had enjoyed some chart success with “Sweet Talk” recorded by Damita Jo for Mercury Records the year before. The vocal is sung by Huddleston’s wife Nancy Adams, who is also the lovely voice behind Maid Marian from Disney’s 1973 film Robin Hood.

Please enjoy this superb version by the Jon Rauhouse Orchestra feat. Rachel Flotard of Visqueen!

Happy Holidays everyone!

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“He’s Stuck in the Chimney Again” – Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP)
Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Master controlled by Notable Music Co.

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Jon Rauhouse Orchestra feat. Rachel Flotard – He’s Stuck In The Chimney Again

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It’s that time of year for an encore of this week’s tune & a chance to wish you all a very safe & happy holidays! The song was written by Cy Coleman & Floyd Huddleston in 1966 and wonderfully recorded last year by the Jon Rauhouse Orchestra featuring Rachel Flotard. You can listen to the original demo sung by Huddleston’s wife Nancy Adams, who is also the lovely voice behind Maid Marian from Disney’s 1973 film, Robin Hood, HERE.

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Hear more brilliant performances by Jon Rauhouse and Rachel Flotard on the magnificent new 8 LP box set, Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule - the complete Neko Case discography on 180-gram black vinyl. Remastered from the original analog tapes, the set includes an 80-page full color photography book that was designed and curated by Neko herself and would make someone on your holiday gift list extremely happy. We know this because we gifted one to ourselves and it’s a stunner! You can pick one up HERE.

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“He’s Stuck in the Chimney Again” – Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP)
Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Master controlled by Notable Music Co.

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Laine Kazan – Sweet Talk

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It was 1967, the year of Mike Nichols’ The Graduate and Casino Royale, a satire which starred David Niven as the “original” Sir James Bond and featured an acclaimed score by Burt Bacharach. It’s also the year MGM Records released the album that contains this week’s slinky Top Tune, “Sweet Talk”.

Laine Kazan made herself famous as a sexy nightclub singer. She got her start on stage as an understudy for Barbra Streisand in Broadway’s Funny Girl. Kazan’s acting career began when her old college pal Francis Ford Coppola offered her a part in One From the Heart, which led to numerous television and film credits including a Golden Globe nomination for My Favorite Year and an Emmy nomination for St. Elsewhere. Kazan performed on The Dean Martin Show a record 26 times and eventually she had her own NBC variety show. She would eventually open two nightclubs, Lainie’s Room in Los Angeles and Lainie’s Room East in New York. Kazan continues to act on Broadway, in TV & films, and performs in nightclubs to this day.

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“Sweet Talk” was written by Cy Coleman & Floyd Huddleston – Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP). Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Master controlled by Universal Music Group.

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Nanci Adams – I’m Serving Out A Heavy Sentence Loving You

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This week’s top tune comes from the companion CD to the critically-acclaimed new Cy Coleman bio by Andy Propst, You Fascinate Me So: The Life And Times of Cy Coleman from Applause Books (read some recent praise from Masterworks’, Peter Filichia HERE).

The album was produced by Ken Bloom of Harbinger Records and co-released by The Musical Theater Project as part of their Songwriter Showcase Series, a collection of albums that spotlights great songwriters interpreting their own music and lyrics. For the first time on CD, hear Coleman perform 28 songs from his Broadway, Off-Broadway, rare pop songs, and songs from shows that never opened. From the liner notes: “Cy never lost his urge to perform, with this album compiled from demo recordings he made over the years, you can sample his work as both a composer and a pianist-singer”.

“I’m Serving A Heavy Sentence Loving You” is a demo from 1966 with probably one of the best titles of any song in our catalog and a lyric by Floyd Huddleston.

“Pop music was changing profoundly in the 1960s, but Cy adapted without missing a beat, as evidenced not only by the mod sounds in Sweet Charity, but also in this collaboration with Floyd Huddleston, a friend throughout Cy’s life.” says Bloom. “He would ultimately turn to Huddleston’s wife, Nanci Adams, for assitance during the filming of Sweet Charity. She was hired to contract the studio singers who provided vocals during the movie’s opening and closing moments”. Adams, who sings on the demo was also the singing voice of Maid Marian from Disney’s Robin Hood in 1973.

“The album serves as both a soundtrack to Propst’s exemplary new biography and a volume that can stand on its own right from a songwriter who also happened to be a nightclub pro – a virtuosic pianist and coolly conversational singer”. – Joe Marchese, The Second Disc. You can order your copy HERE.

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Contact & Licensing Info
“I’m Serving Out A Heavy Sentence Loving You” is Published by Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Master controlled by Notable Music Co.

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