Top Tune of the Week

Week of February 14, 2018
Young Cy

Cy Coleman - Real Live Girl

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This past summer the fine folks at Sony Legacy released a remastered digital version of Cy Coleman‘s dapper debut vocal album If My Friends Could See Me Now, Cy Coleman Sings His Own Big Hits With Orchestra. The set, originally released in 1967 on Columbia Records “was conceived on 52nd street, mulled over in Beverly Hills, rehearsed on the French Riviera and recorded in London”. Credit goes to Des Champ, Gordon Franks and Peter Jeffries – three distinguished British arrangers and pub crawlers – for the fine arrangements.

“In an era where ‘singer-composer’ has often come to mean someone who finds himself in front of a microphone with nothing to sing and simply takes matters into his own hands, I’m hoping this album strikes a responsive chord among those of us who stubbornly measure the top-forty hit songs not by the week, but by the decade, or as in the case of one recalcitrant quite close to this writer, the half-century.” Edward Keibart (from the original liner notes). Mission accomplished!

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Contact & Licensing info:
Published by Notable Music Co. ASCAP (Cy Coleman) / Administered by Big Deal Music Group
Contact: Damon Booth /
Contact: Jennifer Falco /
Published by Carwin Music Co. Inc ASCAP (Carolyn Leigh) / Administered by Sony/EMI U. Catalog Inc.
Master controlled by Sony Music Group.


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