Nothing can beat getting swept off your feet by a real. live. girl…sings Jack Jones on this gem from his 1963 album, She Loves Me. The song was originally sung by Sid Caesar from the hit Broadway musical Little Me running that same year which went on to be nominated for 10 Tony Awards.
Discovered singing in clubs in San Francisco by Peter King in 1961, Jack Jones was quickly signed to the Kapp label. Paired with arranger Jack Elliott for this one, Elliott captures the breezy, playful spirit of the song by Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leah but throws in some bossa nova for good measure.
I’ll take the flowering hat
And the towering heel, and a squeal
of a real, live, girl.
hey, he’s just sayin’.
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Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. (Cy Coleman)
Administered by BMG Chrysalis
Publishing controlled by Carwin Music Co. Inc (Carolyn Leigh)
Administered by EMI U. Catalog Inc.
Master controlled by Universal Music Group / http://www.universalfilmandtvmusic.com
Sep 12 2012
Sometimes maybe we feel like we might make any deal in the world not to let it end. It was Bobby Hebb’s personal outpouring of grief over his divorce that’s been said to have fueled the beauty, anguish, and wistful hope displayed on his quietly influential 1970 album, Love Games.
“I’ll Be Anything For You” with an incredible arrangement by James Fleming and Dave Roberts, seeks to close that deal. The Love Games album came four years after Bobby Hebb’s monster 8 million selling single multi-format classic, “Sunny”, and a full two years before similar work by Gamble & Huff & The O’Jays. It would provide the template for the direction R&B would take through the late 70′s and early 80′s, music that one keeps for special moods, private times, and most of all, as David Morpheus points out on the original liner notes, for times perhaps when one is not in love at the moment but should be.
You can hear the full results on the remastered version of the album (thank you Rob Santos) HERE.
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Published by Portable Music Co. Inc. (BMI), a Notable Music company & administered by BMG Chrysalis/ contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep 05 2012
On October 23, 2012 Columbia Records will release Tony Bennett: Viva Duets. The third in the multi-platinum duets series for Tony, the album pairs Mr. Bennett with Marc Anthony, Miguel Bose, Roberto Carlos, Ana Carlina, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernandez among other greats and features the Cy Coleman/Carolyn standard “The Best Is To Come” in a duet with Chayanne. View the official preview HERE.
Sep 04 2012
Kendra Morris’s incredible debut lp Banshee is available today on Wax Poetics Records. You can find it on iTunes, Amazon or your favorite local record shop. If you’re in NYC tonight, please come down to the Mercury Lounge for a special performance by Kendra at 8pm.
Aug 28 2012