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Tony Bennett – On The Other Side of The Tracks

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Las Vegas Boulevard was renamed Tony Bennett Boulevard this past weekend in honor of the singing legend’s contribution to establishing Vegas as the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World. The ceremony took place on the iconic Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York Hotel & Casino.

Several hotels and casinos dimmed their lights in homage where Tony headlined (he has outlived many of the others!). Bennett was also the guest of honor at Keep Memory Alive‘s 20th annual Power of Love Gala at the MGM Garden which raises funds and awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Heath and its fight against brain disease including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy. For more info and to donate, click HERE.

Tony recorded this week’s Top Tune in 1963 for his Columbia Records album, This Is All I Ask. The song was written by his pal Cy Coleman and the great lyricist Carolyn Leigh for the hit Broadway musical comedy Little Me. The set reached #24 on the Billboard Top 200.

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Contact & Licensing Info
Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. ASCAP (Cy Coleman). Contact: Damon Booth /
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw /
Publishing controlled by Carwin Music Co. Inc ASCAP (Carolyn Leigh)
Administered by EMI U. Catalog Inc.
Master controlled by Sony /

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Sarah Vaughan – On the Other Side of the Tracks

Sass developed her musical chops along side the seminal figures of jazz. Starting out singing in bands with Earl Hines and Billy Eckstine, Vaughan helped put 52nd street (Swing Street) on the map. Her band mates included giants Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker. She enjoyed two successful decades on Mercury Records during the 50′s and 60′s including one final set for the label, Sassy Swings Again in 1967.

On this album, Sarah joins an all-star band including the likes of Clark Terry, Freddie Hubbard, Phil Woods, and Benny Golson on this week’s Top Tune: Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh‘s “On the Other Side of the Tracks”. The performances and album, which was awarded four stars by Stephen Cook, are described as an essential session during her “autumnal prime”. This song was cleverly plucked from the hit musical, Little Me, a Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh tuner from 1962 which starred Sid Caesar and received 10 Tony nominations. The musical has been seen many award-winning revivals since it’s Broadway debut, you can catch the latest incarnation starting today May 1 and running through May 19 at the Eureka Theatre, San Francisco starring Jason Graae.

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Contact & Licensing Info:

Master controlled by Universal Music Group /
Published by Notable Music Co. Inc (Cy Coleman). Contact: Damon Booth – Administred by BMG Chrysalis. Contact: & Carwin Music Co. Inc (Carolyn Leigh)/Administered by EMI U. Catalog Inc.

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Little Me – May 1 – 19, The Eureka Theatre – San Francisco

17763 10151579124152264 471640201 n Little Me   May 1   19, The Eureka Theatre   San FranciscoCy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh & Neil Simon’s Tony-Award winning musical, Little Me starring Jason Graae & Sharon Rietkerk. May 1 – 19 – The Eureka Theatre. Features the hit songs: “Real Live Girl“, “I’ve Got Your Number“, “On The Other Side of The Tracks“, “To Be A Performer“. Tix & info HERE.

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