A two hour NBC Special Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet to Come will air tonight at 9PM. Tune in and celebrate a true milestone for the greatest living vocalist of popular music with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé, Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, and many more! Bless you Tony Bennett!
Click HERE to order the deluxe companion album featuring Cy Coleman‘s iconic compositions “The Best is Yet to Come” and “Firefly”.
Dec 20 2016
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While stumbling around in the tape vault a couple of years ago we came across this little gem, the original 1966 demo for Cy Coleman‘s “He’s Stuck in the Chimney Again”.
The music is by Coleman (who was riding high at the time with Peggy Lee’s #1 pop hit “Big Spender”, a song from the Broadway production of his hit musical, Sweet Charity) and the lyrics are by Floyd Huddleston. Coleman and Huddleston had enjoyed some chart success with “Sweet Talk” recorded by Damita Jo for Mercury Records the year before. The vocal is sung by Huddleston’s wife Nancy Adams, who is also the lovely voice behind Maid Marian from Disney’s 1973 film Robin Hood.
Please enjoy this superb version by the Jon Rauhouse Orchestra feat. Rachel Flotard of Visqueen!
Happy Holidays everyone!
Contact & Licensing Info
“He’s Stuck in the Chimney Again” – Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP)
Contact: Damon Booth / email@example.com. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw / firstname.lastname@example.org
Master controlled by Notable Music Co.
Dec 14 2016
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“Gaby Moreno‘s Ilusión represents a high-water mark in a musical career that’s never been predictable. It’s one of the strongest statements I’ve heard from a musician who ignores boundaries and genre classifications to create a sound greater than the sum of its parts.” – Felix Contreras, NPR Music
This week we had to spotlight Gaby‘s stunning Spanish language cover of Sam Phillips‘ “Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us” from her recently Grammy-nominated fifth album Ilusión.
Gaby has been one of our favorite singers in L.A. and beyond for some time now. Equal parts jazz singer, blues singer, and Latin American Folk poet, her performances never fail to inspire.
Be sure to catch Gaby tonight with her band at The Roxy or with an all-star band this Sunday December 11th at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in a Bluegrass Situation Presentation: A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt. The show will Feature performances by friends and colleagues of Linda including Jackson Browne, Maria Muldaur, JD Souther, David Lindley, and several surprise guests. Also appearing will be contemporary artists influenced by her musical legacy including Grace Potter, Dawes, I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Aoife O’Donovan, Sarah Jarosz), all let the by Watkins Family Hour house band feat. Sara & Sean Watkins. Both Guaranteed to be amazing nights!
All proceeds from December 11th will benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Contact & Licensing info:
“Hermana Rosetta” written by Sam Phillips. Published by Eden Bridge Music/Some Kind Of Music, LLC (ASCAP) contact: Damon Booth – email@example.com. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing – contact: Sean McGraw firstname.lastname@example.org. Master controlled by Universal Music Group.
Dec 07 2016
The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester UK Presents Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields, Neil Simon, and Bob Fosse‘s hit musical Sweet Charity: December 3 – January 28th. With a score full of big numbers (Big Spender, Rhythm of Life, If My Friends Could See Me Now) this Broadway classic will be brought roaring into the Exchange this Christmas by the team behind our hit production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Click HERE for tickets and info.
“Sweet Charity is one of the best musicals ever written and defined a decade. Audiences can expect brilliant performances, stunning choreography – and brass. Lots of brass… I can’t stop listening to the score – it’s hit after hit. Every department at the Exchange pulled out all the stops for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and I can’t wait to work with them all again.” Derek Bond, Director
Dec 01 2016