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Mimi Hines – Pink Taffeta Sample Size 10

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The 33 year old Mimi Hines was enormously successful when she made her 1965 Broadway debut in Funny Girl taking over for Barbra Streisand. The show had moved from the Winter Garden to the Majestic Theatre, then ultimately to the Broadway Theatre where it played out another eighteen post-Streisand months.

Hines career as a singer and comedienne started in August of 1958 when she and her partner, Phil Ford, appeared on The Tonight Show for the first time. Hines and Ford were in instant hit and frequently appeared on that show and many others while headlining in all of the top night clubs in the country. Her successful run in theater continued with national touring companies of I Do! I Do!, Anything Goes, Never Too Late, Pajama Game, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Hello, Dolly!, Grease, and many others.

This week’s top tune was recorded in 1966 and arranged by the great Don Costa for Decca Records. It’s a song written by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields for the hit musical Sweet Charity. It was written for a scene Bob Fosse had adapted directly from the Federico Fellini film, Nights of Cabiria set at a carnival where a hypnotist took Charity back to her childhood. The scene was eventually cut from the show but the tune poignantly underscored Charity’s intrinsically hopeful nature and became a cabaret and supper club favorite.

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Contact & Licensing Info
“Pink Taffeta Sample Size 10″ music: Cy Coleman, lyrics: Dorothy Fields. Published by Notable Music Co. & Lida Enterprises. Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Big Deal Music Group / Contact: Jennifer Falco / jennifer@bigdealmusicgroup.com
Master Controlled by Universal Music Group.

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Skating Polly “Queen For A Day” Premiere

sp the make it all show cover art sq bfafba2f9bd30d87af9fd2d46c86236fd2619333 s600 c85 Skating Polly Queen For A Day PremiereThe punk trio smashes the idea that competition among women is the best way to the top in the new video for “Queen For A Day” from their upcoming lp The Make It All Show. “Satire is a hip check to holders of power. Skating Polly rips into the patronizing veneer of men in power who take pleasure in pitting women against each other and watching them fail with the video’s unsympathetic game show host, Dink Bishop.” NPR Music.

The Make It All Show was produced by Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Veruca Salt, Sunny Day Real Estate) and is coming May 4th on baby pink vinyl with red splatter! The lp includes a download card and when you pre-order you’ll get the brand new song “Queen For A Day” featuring Exene Cervenka of legendary punk band, X. Click HERE.

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Linda Clifford – If My Friends Could See Me Now

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Brooklyn-born jazz singer turned disco-diva Linda Clifford scored a #1 Billboard Dance smash in 1978 with this week’s Top Tune, If My Friends Could See Me Now.

A former Miss New York State, Clifford started working as an actress in major films like The Boston Strangler with Tony Curtis and Henry Fonda, Coogan’s Bluff with Clint Eastwood and the film musical Sweet Charity with Shirley MacLaine. The latter earned an Academy Award nomination for the score, it’s only fitting that she returned to one if it’s classic tunes (penned by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields) for the most successful pop and dance record of her career.

Signed to Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Records in the mid 1970s, Mayfield over saw production of the album of the same name. Curtis brought on jazz trumpeter & composer, Gil Askey to arrange the track. Askey was one of the architects of the legendary Motown sound and served as musical director, producer, and arranger for such artists as Gladys Knight, The Temptations, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder among others. Clifford would go on to record many more albums for the Curtom label including a duet album with Mayfield (The Right Combination) and 1980′s I’m Yours produced by Isaac Hayes.

Want to see a sweet clip? Here you go.

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Contact & Licensing Info
“If My Friends Could See Me Now” music: Cy Coleman, lyrics: Dorothy Fields. Published by Notable Music Co. & Lida Enterprises. Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Big Deal Music Group / Contact: Jennifer Falco / jennifer@bigdealmusicgroup.com
Master Controlled by Warner Music Group.

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Cy Coleman – Real Live Girl

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This past summer the fine folks at Sony Legacy released a remastered digital version of Cy Coleman‘s dapper debut vocal album If My Friends Could See Me Now, Cy Coleman Sings His Own Big Hits With Orchestra. The set, originally released in 1967 on Columbia Records “was conceived on 52nd street, mulled over in Beverly Hills, rehearsed on the French Riviera and recorded in London”. Credit goes to Des Champ, Gordon Franks and Peter Jeffries – three distinguished British arrangers and pub crawlers – for the fine arrangements.

“In an era where ‘singer-composer’ has often come to mean someone who finds himself in front of a microphone with nothing to sing and simply takes matters into his own hands, I’m hoping this album strikes a responsive chord among those of us who stubbornly measure the top-forty hit songs not by the week, but by the decade, or as in the case of one recalcitrant quite close to this writer, the half-century.” Edward Keibart (from the original liner notes). Mission accomplished!

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Contact & Licensing info:
Published by Notable Music Co. ASCAP (Cy Coleman) / Administered by Big Deal Music Group
Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Contact: Jennifer Falco / jennifer@bigdealmusicgroup.com
Published by Carwin Music Co. Inc ASCAP (Carolyn Leigh) / Administered by Sony/EMI U. Catalog Inc.
Master controlled by Sony Music Group.

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