Posts Tagged ‘Sweet Relief’

Sam Phillips – Big Spender

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Music Heals! Musicians are often among the first people to offer to raise money for people in need. Sweet Relief Musicians Fund was set up to help musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness or disability to help them pay their medical costs.

This week’s Top Tune comes from 2013′s Pennies From Heaven, the third in the series of Sweet Relief albums where artist’s such as Sam Phillips, Victoria Williams, She & Him, Jackson Browne (singing his late friend Warren Zevon’s stirring hymn, “Don’t Let Us Get Sick”, Ron Sexsmith, Ben Harper, and Rickie Lee Jones (just to name a few) have donated their enormous talents to the cause.

Sheldon Gomberg produced a stellar collection of songs for this edition written by giants such as Sam Cooke, Lennon/McCartney, Merle Haggard, Johnny Burke, Van Morrison, Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields, Neil Young, and Townes Van Zandt. An album of beauty for a very worthy cause! Click HERE to learn more about Sweet Relief and to donate. Love music & the musicians!

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Contact & Licensing Info:
Published by Notable Music Co & Lida Enterprises (ASCAP). Contact: Damon Booth /
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw /
Master controlled by Sweet Relief Musicians Fund & Sam Phillips.

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Jenny O. appearing at Petty Fest – Nov 14 & 15 – El Rey Theatre

281184 548041938555263 617392242 o 670x1024 Jenny O. appearing at Petty Fest   Nov 14 & 15   El Rey TheatreNovember 14 & 15 is Petty Fest West 2012 at The El Rey Theatre featuring Jenny O., Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, members of The Strokes, Sarah Silverman, Butch Walker, AA Bondy and many others. All proceeds will benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. Get your TIX HERE.

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Peggy Lee – Big Spender

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, “Charity” literally reinvented the look and sound of contemporary musical theatre. Of the many standards that came out of the play, “Big Spender” remains one of musical theater’s most memorable classics. Originally immortalized in the play and original cast record (and later by Fosse’s classic sequence in the film), “Big Spender” had been covered by a very diverse group over the years: from Shirley Bassey to Queen, Bette Midler to Chaka Khan, and so on. Our own Sam Phillips has just cut the tune for an upcoming Sweet Relief charity release, due out later this year.

But for today’s Top Tune we present you with Peggy Lee’s classic take from 1966… dig.

Check out this classic video of Miss Lee performing “Big Spender” on a 1965 TV program.

Contact & Licensing info:
Written by Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields
Master controlled by EMI Music Group,
Published by Notable Music Co. Inc. and Lida Enterprises (ASCAP) / Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. / Administered by BMG Rights Management / contact:

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