Posts Tagged ‘My Personal Property’

Bobby Short – It Amazes Me

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Cabaret singer Bobby Short was a long tenured champion of The Great American Songbook with a 35 year run at the esteemed Cafe Carlyle in New York City. A favorite performer of Woody Allen’s, Short recorded a full album of Cy Coleman repertoire in 1963 for Atlantic Records entitled, My Personal Property.

A close musical friend of an earlier generation of writers such as Cole Porter, Noel Coward, George Gershwin, and Rodgers & Hart, Short shows “he is worthy of such company as important Coleman interpreters as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett” says William Ruhlmann of AllMusic, “and demontrates that Coleman and Carolyn Leigh are worthy of the company of the classic songwriters he usually covers”.

This week’s tune is one of our favorite ballads of all time and was also recorded over the years by Tony Bennett, Shirley Horn, Blossom Dearie, and Liza Minnelli.

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Master Controlled by Warner Music Group

Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. (Cy Coleman) / Contact: Damon Booth – Administered by Downtown Music Publishing ASCAP. Contact / Sean McGraw/

Publishing controlled by Carwin Music Co. Inc (Carolyn Leigh) / Administered by EMI U. Catalog Inc. ASCAP

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Sammy Davis Jr. – My Personal Property

Sammy Davis Jr. returned to the charts in a big way with his 1968 album, I’ve Gotta Be Me earning him a top-30 album and its’ title track a #11 pop hit. Once again successfully blending showtunes and popular standards made famous by his Rat Pack buddies, Davis records three songs for the album penned by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields, two from the original iconic 1966 Broadway musical Sweet Charity.

The third song written by the pair is this week’s top tune and was a song written specifically for the film version which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Score in 1969. Sammy, always a force to be reckoned with, also starred in the film along side Shirley MacLaine, Ricardo Montalban, and Chita Rivera.

Please enjoy this little love letter to New York by one of the best performers of all time!

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Master Controlled by Warner Music Group

Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. Рcontact Damon Booth Administered by BMG Chrysalis / contact:

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