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Nancy Wilson – Why Try to Change Me Now

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Signed to Capitol Records in 1960, Welcome To My Love was Nancy Wilson‘s twentieth lp for Capitol in less than eight years. As with other strong sellers like Nat King Cole, Al Martino, and George Shearing, the label turned her into a recording machine churning out four albums a year. Most of them packaged this R&B singer in slick commercial settings but this album takes her a lot closer to home.

Recorded on November 3rd, 1967 at Capitol Studios and with charts by St. Louis-born arranger-composer Oliver Nelson, each track is anchored by a tight rhythm section and in the words of James Gavin of the New York Times, “the brass is lean and articulate, the strings never cloy. Rarely has a singer given a program from the masters – Rodgers and Hart, Cy Coleman, Sammy Cahn, more bite than Wilson”.

The tune is by Cy Coleman with lyrics by Joseph McCarthy and was the ballad that launched Cy as a pop composer. Sinatra cut it first for Columbia in the mid-1950s and it went on to find a permanent home in the saloon songbook. Check out these poignant renditions from Fiona Apple and Bob Dylan!

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Contact & Licensing Info
Written by Cy Coleman & Joseph A. McCarthy. Published by Notable Music Co. Inc (ASCAP)
Contact: Damon Booth, Administered by Downtown Music Publishing contact:
For Joseph McCarthy: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP).
Master controlled by Capitol Records/Universal Music Group.

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Happy Birthday Frank!

594468861 MW 4518 6767D2611AA93388B8EBF976A2B38676 1024x681 Happy Birthday Frank!What would we do without these two?! Click HERE to read an excerpt from Tony Bennett’s introduction to the LIFE special edition Sinatra at 100.

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Bob Dylan Shadows In The Night

AM1010834 Bob Dylan Shadows In The Night“On the album you can hear the rustling of paper, the measured intake of breath, and you get the real sense that these songs are truly meaningful”.

Bob Dylan‘s Shadows In The Night sheet music songbook is here! The companion to the critically acclaimed album of standard pop tunes originally recorded by Frank Sinatra. The songbook features Cy Coleman‘s “Why Try to Change Me Now” and all nine remaining songs arranged for piano, voice, and guitar with full lyrics and chord boxes. The intimate arrangements of these tunes are provided here, perfect for a singer’s reinvention, a solo piano performance, or an acoustic band cover. Order HERE.

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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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