Posts Tagged ‘If I Ruled The World’

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 Administered by Downtown Music Publishing / contact: Sean McGraw
Publishing controlled by Denslow Music, Inc. Inc (Peggy Lee) / Administered by Universal Music – MGB Songs (ASCAP) / contact:
Master controlled by Sony /

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