Posts Tagged ‘Rules of the Road’

Buddy Greco – The Rules of the Road

(click song title above to listen)

Buddy Greco has been performing in showrooms, symphony halls, nightclubs and on television specials for 80 years and counting. The Philly-born piano player and singer started out in Benny Goodman‘s band and worked his way toward successful solo recording contracts with Epic, Kapp, and Reprise.

Following close friendships with Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe including many Las Vegas appearances with the Rat Pack, Greco opened his own club in Palm Springs before settling in the UK. Buddy fell in love with the London scene early on in his career and can be heard performing with the London Symphony Orchestra and in cabaret appearances at Cafe Royal to this day.

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Contact & Licensing:
Master controlled by Sony Music.
Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. (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 (Carolyn Leigh) / Administered by EMI U. Catalog Inc.

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Nat King Cole – Rules of the Road

Nat King Cole could have and should have introduced this great Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh classic tune to the world when it was recorded in November of 1961. But Tony Bennett and Lena Horne got to beat him to it when Capitol Records decided to hold the release of the breathtaking Billy May-arranged lp, Let’s Face The Music!, until 1964.

Fans eventually reveled in a double-dose of Cole’s trademark soft, romantic delivery combined with May’s explosively punchy jazz orchestrations. Cole after all had his roots set deeply in jazz and May was said to have a sentimental streak a mile wide. The end result is a joy to hear in this sarcastic & slangy ode to the winding roads of romance.

Check out this great Nikka Costa rendition from the 2009 tribute album, The Best is Yet to Come, The Songs of Cy Coleman produced by Dave Palmer.

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Contact & Licensing Info
Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. (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 (Carolyn Leigh)
Administered by EMI U. Catalog Inc.
http://www.emimusicpub.com/licensing/index.php
Master controlled by Capitol Records/Universal: Don Terbush / don.terbush@umusic.com

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