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Peggy Lee – Big Spender

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1966 saw the debut of the iconic hit musical Sweet Charity on Broadway. Combining the music of Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields, the direction and choreography of the legendary Bob Fosse, and a book written by Neil Simon, Sweet Charity literally reinvented the look and sound of contemporary musical theater.

Of the many standards that came out of the show, “Big Spender” remains one of musical theater’s most memorable classics. Originally immortalized on the original cast record, the tune has been covered and sampled by a very diverse group over the years: from Shirley Bassey to Queen, and Sam Phillips to Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott, Jay Z and A$AP Rocky to name a few.

This week’s version was the original pop cut, a Top 10 AC hit for Peggy Lee featuring an impeccable arrangement by Dave Grusin.

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Contact & Licensing info:
Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP) & Lida Enterprises (ASCAP). Contact: Damon Booth /
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing.
Contact: Sean McGraw /
Master Controlled by Universal Music Group.

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Skating Polly – Louder In Outer Space

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Can you hear that harmony?
I can hear it in my sleep
I can hear it even louder in outer space

New Trick is a polished wonder of a work- 4 STARS - ABC News.

Last July with producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Smashing Pumpkins) at the helm, Skating Polly entered the studio to record three songs they wrote in collaboration with Veruca Salt‘s Louise Post and Nina Gordon. The set is called New Trick and working with the co-front women of Veruca Salt was a dream come true for Kelli and Peyton. The Tacoma-based stepsisters make visceral punk inspired by the likes of X and Babes in Toyland and draw on influences like the Pixies, The Breeders, Belly and Veruca Salt themselves.

After hitting it off at a dinner one night at the Beachwood Cafe in Hollywood with Nina and Louise, the foursome decided to go in and write and record a few tunes together. Says Post “They know their shit. Both are multi-instrumentalists, skilled musicians, and discerning songwriters. They’re students and prolific artists, ever-open and ready to work, whether it’s on their latest song or painting, or designing and making art for the new basement bedroom they share”.

Check out the video for this week’s top tune which now includes the recent addition of Mayo’s brother Kurtis on drums. New Trick is available now on CD/DIGITAL/ETCHED VINYL via El Camino Media.

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Contact & Licensing:
“Louder In Outer Space” 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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Skating Polly’s New Trick

Skating Polly 3 motel 1024x682 Skating Pollys New TrickSkating Polly‘s New Trick EP featuring Nina Gordon and Louise Post of Veruca Salt drops today via El Camino Media! Produced by legendary producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Sunny Day Real Estate, Smashing Pumpkins) New Trick finds Kelli Mayo (17) and Peyton Bighorse (21) joined full-time by brother Kurtis Mayo (20) on drums.

New Trick features three songs they co-wrote and recorded with Veruca Salt’s co-front women. Veruca Salt’s influence is readily apparent: Opener “Louder in Outer Space” boasts addictive hooks cut from the same cloth as “Seether”-era pop, and the dark, brooding “Hail Mary” showcases their knack for writing harmonies. But the raw lyrics and heartfelt ethos are all Skating Polly’s own.” – Seattle Weekly


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Ella Fitzgerald – Witchcraft

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We celebrate the centennial of one of the best interpreters of song there ever was, the First Lady of Song, Miss Ella Fitzgerald! This week’s Top Tune was recorded live in Chicago on August 10, 1958 at Mister Kelly’s and features Lou Levy on piano, Max Bennett on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums. This must-hear set was remarkably one of the few live recordings of Fitzgerald captured in a small club.

The tune of course is the classic by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh, the pair of Great American Songbook writers whose marvelous, witty, and sophisticated output also included The Best is Yet to Come, I’ve Got Your Number, I Walk A Little Faster, and The Rules of the Road just to name a few.

Born in Newport News, Virginia on April 25, 1917, Ella in her long and illustrious career won 13 Grammy Awards, A Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Medal of Arts, was inducted in the Down Beat magazine Hall of Fame, and received the Kennedy Center Honors for her contributions to the arts. If you had to pick one album that sums up her magic best, for our money it’s the 11 songs Ella and Louis Armstrong recorded one fine day in 1956 with the Oscar Petersen Quartet. Read all about that masterpiece HERE.

The GRAMMY Museum presents Ella at 100: Celebrating the Artistry of Ella Fitzgerald. The Exhibit opened yesterday and celebrates 100 years of Fitzgerald’s legacy through rare recordings, photos, and one-of-a-kind stage costumes. Click HERE for more info.

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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 MPL. Inc ASCAP (Carolyn Leigh)
Master controlled by Verve/Universal Music Group.

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