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97814803559031 673x1024 Classic Movie Hub GiveawayClassic Movie Hub is hosting a You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman book giveaway. The contest ends Saturday, June 6th. Click HERE to enter.

Cy Coleman penned such standards as “Witchcraft”, “Big Spender”, and “The Best is Yet to Come”. He wrote classic musicals such as Sweet Charity, On The Twentieth Century, City of Angels, The Will Rogers Follies, and Little Me. Everyone knows his music, but few know the man behind these timeless tunes–until now. Author Andy Propst takes readers into the world and work of this amazing Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning composer and performer. Propst explores Coleman’s days as a child prodigy in the 1930s, his time as a hot jazz pianist and early TV celebrity in the 1950s, and his life as one of Broadway’s preeminent composers. A must-read!

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Peggy Lee – You Fascinate Me So

(click song title above to listen)

I have a feeling that beneath the little halo on your noble head,
There lies a thought or two the devil might be interested to know.
You’re like the finish of a novel that I’ll finally have to take to bed,
You fas-ci-nate me so.

This week’s Top Tune deserved an encore performance because it is also the most-appropriate title of the debut of author Andy Propst’s excellent and in-depth new biography, You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman available this week from Applause Theatre & Cinema Books.

The book takes readers into the world of Tony, Grammy, and Emmy-winning composer/performer Cy Coleman, exploring his days as a child prodigy in the 1930s, his time as a hot jazz pianist and early television celebrity in the 1950s, and his life as one of Broadway’s preeminent composers. An unstoppable creative force, Coleman penned standards such as “Witchcraft”, “The Best is Yet to Come”, and “Big Spender” and wrote such musicals as Sweet Charity, I Love My Wife, On the Twentieth Century, and City of Angels yet his life has gone entirely unexplored until now. Includes interviews with collaborators, musicians, performers, family and the friends who immortalized his work on record & stage. Click HERE to order.

While reading the book, check out this interactive website for a full discography of Cy Coleman’s tunes including audio clips of rare tracks and a wealth of information on his produced musicals, unproduced musicals, and commissioned work.

Also, coming May 26th for the first time on CD, Harbinger Records/Musical Theatre Project brings you 28 rare recordings sung by the man himself. From The Second Disc: “The set includes rarities like “The Laarge Daark Aardvark Song” co-written with late comedy hero Allan Sherman, and Coleman’s own rendition of his early pop hit “Why Try to Change Me Now” recently interpreted by Bob Dylan on his Shadows in the Night! A must-have”. Order HERE.

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You Fascinate Me So, The Life & Times of Cy Coleman

10917913 10152624005552473 2955820495545688909 o 693x1024 You Fascinate Me So, The Life & Times of Cy ColemanCy Coleman penned songs such as “Witchcraft” and “The Best is Yet to Come” (signature tunes for Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, respectively) and wrote such musicals as Sweet Charity, I Love My Wife, On the Twentieth Century, Barnum, and The Will Rogers Follies – yet his life has gone entirely unexplored until now. Author Andy Propst takes readers into the world of Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning composer/performer Cy Coleman, exploring his days as a child prodigy in the 1930s, his time as a hot jazz pianist and early television celebrity in the 1950s, and his life as one of Broadway’s preeminent composers.

You Fascinate Me So, The Life And Times of Cy Coleman coming April 14, 2015 from Applause Books/Hal Leonard. Pre-order HERE.

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You Fascinate Me So, The Life & Times of Cy Coleman

YouFascinateMeSo CVR 122483 You Fascinate Me So, The Life & Times of Cy ColemanThe first-time biography of Songwriter’s Hall of Fame member, Cy Coleman is available for pre-order.

Exquisitely researched and brought to life by theater journalist and author Andy Propst, You Fascinate Me So, The Life and Times of Cy Coleman (Applause Books), takes readers into the world and work of Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning composer/performer Cy Coleman. With the full cooperation of Coleman’s estate, the book explores his days as a child prodigy in the 1930s, his time as a hot jazz pianist and early television celebrity in the 1950s, and his life as one of Broadway’s preeminent composers.

Interviews with colleagues and friends, including Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Ken Howard, Michele Lee, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Hal Prince, Chita Rivera, and Tommy Tune, provide insight into Coleman’s personality and career. This highly detailed account of one of the last major contributors to the Great American Songbook, gives readers access to Coleman’s creative process. Propst’s definitive work is a well-rounded look into a highly prolific career and of a life well-lived.

Click HERE to pre-order.

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