Posts Tagged ‘Joseph McCarthy’

Nat “King” Cole – I’m Gonna Laugh You Out of My Life

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Following the success of Sinatra’s successful compilation, This Is Sinatra!, Capitol Records followed suit in August of 1957 with a collection of previously released singles from the great Nat “King” Cole.

The lp This is Nat “King” Cole reached #18 on the Billboard album chart and featured the timeless Cy Coleman/Joseph McCarthy ballad, “I’m Gonna Laugh You Out of My Life”. Additional renowned recordings of the song followed by the likes of Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis and Nancy Wilson but Nat’s was the first. The arrangement is a classic by Nelson Riddle. Nat would have been 99 years old come Saturday, happy birthday to one of the best!

I’m gonna laugh you right out of my life

Make it a beautiful joke

No one will know you broke my heart

But if I find you and I…really meant that last goodbye

Then, I’m gonna laugh so hard I’ll cry.

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Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP) Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Big Deal Music Group.
Contact: Jennifer Falco / jennifer@bigdealmusicgroup.com
For Joseph McCarthy: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP).
Master Controlled by Universal Music Group.

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Bob Dylan – Why Try To Change Me Now

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Three years ago this week, Bob Dylan tipped his hat to Frank Sinatra with his critically acclaimed 36th studio album for Columbia Records, Shadows In The Night. The intimate album was done live in one or two takes and recorded in famed Capitol Studio B, where the Chairman had recorded so much of his classic work. Shadows consists of ballads recorded by Frank in the late 50s and 60s, songs that explored the emotions of heartache and melancholy. The album debuted at #1 on the UK Album charts and at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and was nominated for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

Because there were no earphones or overdubs used in the recording, engineer Al Schmitt moved the musicians (Tony Garnier – double bass, Donny Herron – pedal steel, Charlie Sexton – electric guitar, Stu Kimball – acoustic guitar, George Receli – drums) around in the room in a semicircle around Dylan who was facing them to get the right balance in the room. “I used Capitol’s Neumann U47 on Bob’s vocals. The very same microphone that was used on Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Nat King Cole. I’ve used it on Paul McCartney and Diana Krall too.” says Al.

“Bob loves these songs and put his heart and soul into singing them. If there was something slightly off-pitch it didn’t matter, because his soul was there and he laid the songs open and bare the way they are.” continued Schmitt. Stunning all around!

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Written by Cy Coleman & Joseph A. McCarthy. Published by Notable Music Co. Inc (ASCAP)
Contact: Damon Booth info@notablemusic.net, Administered by Big Deal Music Group contact: Jennifer Falco/jennifer@bigdealmusicgroup.com
For Joseph McCarthy: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP).
Master controlled by Sony Music Group.

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Mabel Mercer – Isn’t He Adorable?

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Mabel Mercer was an elegant British lady from Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, who had sung her way into the rich and fashionable bistro society of London and Paris. Classically trained in voice, she became the darling of the roving geniuses of the restless 1920s. Hemingway, Sartre, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf, Cole Porter, and Gertrude Stein came every night to legendary Bricktop’s and sat at her feet.

Mabel made her New York debut in 1938 and began a club residency that lasted twenty years. Her growing legion of fans and notable influence on Frank Sinatra, Lena Horn, Billie Holiday, and Nat King Cole led to a deal with Atlantic Records in 1956 where she recorded several LPs during the next decade.

It was said Mercer couldn’t be paid to sing a song in which she didn’t believe in and had a knack for picking up top-quality songs that expressed a wide range of emotions, many yet to to be published. She introduced Bart Howard’s “Fly Me to the Moon”, Ted Redding’s “The End of a Love Affair” and many early songs by Cy Coleman including this week’s Top Tune. Composer Alec Wilder called her “the guardian of the tenuous dreams created by writers of songs”.

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Written by Cy Coleman & Joseph A. McCarthy. Published by Notable Music Co. Inc (ASCAP)
Contact: Damon Booth info@notablemusic.net, Administered by Big Deal Music Group
Contact: Jennifer Falco/ jennifer@bigdealmusicgroup.com
For Joseph McCarthy: Spirit Songs (ASCAP).
Master controlled by Warner Music Group.

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Nancy Wilson – Why Try to Change Me Now

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Signed to Capitol Records in 1960, Welcome To My Love was Nancy Wilson‘s twentieth lp for Capitol in less than eight years. As with other strong sellers like Nat King Cole, Al Martino, and George Shearing, the label turned her into a recording machine churning out four albums a year. Most of them packaged this R&B singer in slick commercial settings but this album takes her a lot closer to home.

Recorded on November 3rd, 1967 at Capitol Studios and with charts by St. Louis-born arranger-composer Oliver Nelson, each track is anchored by a tight rhythm section and in the words of James Gavin of the New York Times, “the brass is lean and articulate, the strings never cloy. Rarely has a singer given a program from the masters – Rodgers and Hart, Cy Coleman, Sammy Cahn, more bite than Wilson”.

The tune is by Cy Coleman with lyrics by Joseph McCarthy and was the ballad that launched Cy as a pop composer. Sinatra cut it first for Columbia in the mid-1950s and it went on to find a permanent home in the saloon songbook. Check out these poignant renditions from Fiona Apple and Bob Dylan!

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Written by Cy Coleman & Joseph A. McCarthy. Published by Notable Music Co. Inc (ASCAP)
Contact: Damon Booth info@notablemusic.net, Administered by Downtown Music Publishing contact: seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
For Joseph McCarthy: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP).
Master controlled by Capitol Records/Universal Music Group.

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