Posts Tagged ‘Reprise Records’

Rosemary Clooney – The Rules of the Road

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Thanks for Nothing was Rosemary Clooney‘s only album recorded for Frank Sinatra’s Reprise Records and the last full-length lp she recorded until 1977. Arguably considered the last of her great albums, this 1964 work was arranged by Bob Thompson (Duane Eddy, Van Dyke Parks, Phil Ochs) and doesn’t pull a lot of punches lyrically.

The stresses of her personal life at the time are said to be audible on many of the tracks. Her masterful delivery on the brilliant Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh song “The Rules of the Road” just one clear example. Some of us will miss a bend in the road or two but will keep on driving. That’s how it goes, you live and you learn the rules of the road.

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Contact & Licensing:
Published by Notable Music Co. ASCAP (Cy Coleman) / Contact: Damon Booth – info@notablemusic.net.
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing/contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Publishing controlled by Carwin Music Co. Inc ASCAP (Carolyn Leigh) / Administered by EMI U. Catalog Inc.
Master controlled by Warner Music Group.

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Frank Sinatra – I Love My Wife

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My mind at times

May dwell on sex

If someone’s rating dreams

Then most of mine I guess are double X

It was this week back in 1976 in Hollywood when Frank Sinatra recorded his next instant Cy Coleman classic; “I Love My Wife”. With a track record that included “Witchcraft” (1957), “Why Try To Change Me Now” (1959), and “The Best Is Yet To Come” (1964), Sinatra knew he could count on his pal Cy to provide him with signature songs.

I Love My Wife is a song from the hilarious hit Broadway musical about two married couples contemplating a carnal adventure during the sexual revolution of the 1970s. The lyrics are by Michael Stewart and the music is by Coleman. The innovative long-running show earned a Tony Award for director Gene Saks and another for featured actor Lenny Baker.

Tune in Sunday December 6th 9PM ET/PT on CBS for Sinatra 100 – An All-Star Grammy Concert recorded live at Wynn Las Vegas’ Encore Theatre celebrating the 100th anniversary of The Chairman’s birth!

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Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP). Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing.
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Master Controlled by Warner Music Group http://www.wmgmusiclicensing.com

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Ultimate Sinatra (100 Songs Celebrating 100 Years)

17498492 mmmain1 Ultimate Sinatra (100 Songs Celebrating 100 Years)The defining voice of the 20th Century, Frank Sinatra enjoyed a legendary recording career that spanned six decades. Available today, key recordings from Sinatra’s Columbia, Capitol, and Reprise eras are presented together for the first time. Ultimate Sinatra’s 4CD edition includes 100 tracks celebrating 100 years, a never before released bonus track, an 80-page booklet with a new essay by Sinatra historian and author Charles Pignone, as well as rare photos and quotes from Sinatra and his family. Other formats include MP3 and a double-LP Vinyl set. Click HERE to order the 4CD set which includes composer Cy Coleman’s standards “The Best is Yet to Come”, “Witchcraft”, and “Why Try to Change Me Now”.

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Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington – Sunny

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This year marks the the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth. In celebration of The Chairman’s centennial, we will feature many tracks he recorded from our catalog between 1957 until his passing in 1998.

This week we feature Sinatra’s version of the Bobby Hebb classic, “Sunny” which was included on the album Francis A. & Edward K, released this very week in 1968. It was a genius pairing between Sinatra & the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the only studio recordings in existence by these two giants.

Billy Strayhorn was supposed to write the charts but died right before sessions began. So, Billy May was asked to write the charts which he so capably provided on a moment’s notice. The impeccable deftly swinging sound of Ellington’s orchestra backing Frank Sinatra recorded on his 52nd birthday is a magical work. Sunny ones so true, we love you…

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Contact & Licensing info:

“Sunny” was written by Bobby Hebb. Published by Portable Music Co. (BMI). Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master Controlled by Warner Music Group http://www.wmgmusiclicensing.com

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