SHOWS & VIDEOS
The Brill Building Songwriters
A tribute to the hotbed of creativity in songwriting that came out of the Brill Building in New York city during the 1960's. In its heyday there were over 165 music businesses in the Brill Building including writers Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Burt Bacharach Hal David, Neal Sedaka, Howard Greenfield, Cynthia Weil. Barry Mann, Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman, Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller, Carol Bayer Sager, producer Phil Spector, and singers Mama Cass, Aretha, Carly Simon, Bobby Darin, Ben E. King and the Drifters, James Taylor, Paul Anka, Dionne Warwick, Jim Croce, Paul Simon and so many more.
Songs in Blue
Songs in Blue is an exploration of lyrics and titles from the Great American Songbook and popular music, with blue in them. Neil Diamond's Song Sung Blue has a jazz waltz arrangement, Rodgers & Hart's Little Girl Blue is beautiful ballad, and get down blues to stir the soul! Blue can give us a sense of longing, loyalty - a true blue friend, or peaceful serenity.
Cry Me a River: The Music of Julie London
Julie London was an American nightclub, jazz and pop singer, film and television actress, and a former pinup model, whose career spanned five decades. She was noted for her smoky, sensual, husky voice and languid demeanor. While many know her as the character Dixie McCall, she released over 30 albums of pop and jazz standards during the 1950s and 1960s, with her signature song being the classic Cry Me a River. Other songs include Perfidia, Fly Me to the Moon, and Let There Be Love. She married songwriter and jazz pianist Bobby Troup ("Route 66") and later starred with him in the television drama Emergency! Billboard named her the most popular female vocalist for 1955, 1956, and 1957.