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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/
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw/
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 /
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw /
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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Cass Elliot – One Way Ticket

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“Our job as entertainers is to ease some pain. So to begin with, you have to know what and where the pain is”.

‘Mama Cass’ Elliot was often described as the queen of L.A. pop society. Her phenomenal voice helped propel the Mamas & the Papas into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and her home in Laurel Canyon was a popular gathering place for the likes of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Joni Mitchell, and Eric Clapton to name a few.

The Mamas & the Papas released a total of five studio albums and seventeen singles over a four-year period (1965-1968) selling 40 million albums plus 6 Top 10 singles, including classics “California Dreamin” and “Monday, Monday”. The success of the Papa’s cover of the popular standard, “Dream a Little Dream of Me” spurred Elliot’s desire for a solo career and by the end of 1968, the group had split.

Cass guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and was a frequent guest on The Mike Douglas Show, The Andy Williams Show, The Johnny Cash Show and many others. Elliot headlined two weeks of concerts at the London Palladium in July of 1974 and soon after died in her sleep at the age of 32 from heart failure. She passed away in a flat on loan from singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson. Four years later, the Who’s drummer Keith Moon would die in that same flat also at the age of 32.

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Contact & Licensing info:
“One Way Ticket” was written by Stephen Lawrence & Bruce Hart
Published by Notable Music Co.(ASCAP)
Contact: Damon Booth /
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw /
Master Controlled by Universal Music Group.

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Skating Polly – Hail Mary

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This week’s top tune was the first song the band along with Louise Post & Nina Gordon of Veruca Salt wrote for their brilliant new ep New Trick. NPR calls their horror-chic video ‘vaguely haunted, quite uncanny and good, creepy fun’. The band says the tune is “about being addicted to poisonous people. We wanted the one of the video to be somewhat serious, but not self-serious”.

It’s been said, and we whole-heartedly agree, that what the world needs now is another great rock and roll band.
Step sisters Kelli, Peyton, and brother Kurtis, are composers and they are performers, this is true. But perhaps most importantly, they are cultural reflections unto not only themselves, but to society. The members of the band have been pursuing their private destinies within the confines of the pop music jungle. As is so rarely the case, the whole of Skating Polly is much greater than the sum of its parts and the newly formed amalgam threatens to undermine the foundations of the rock power elite. Godspeed young Polly, godspeed.

Fresh off a triumphant UK tour supporting Kate Nash, the Polly return to the States supporting punk legends X’s 40th Anniversary Tour starting Sept 6th in Las Vegas including a slot at Chicago’s Riot Fest 2017 on Sept 15th!

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Contact & Licensing:
“Hail Mary” was written by Kelli Mayo, Peyton Bighorse, Louise Post, and Nina Gordon. Skating Polly is published by Go Polly Girl Songs (ASCAP) and Melting By 40 Music (ASCAP)/Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. / contact: Damon Booth / Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. / contact: Sean McGraw /
Louise Post and Nina Gordon are published by Big Deal Notes/Are You There God It’s Me Music (ASCAP). Administered by Words & Music, a division of Big Deal Music LLC.
Master controlled by El Camino Media.

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