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The Resource You fascinate me so : the life and times of Cy Coleman, Andy Propst ; with a foreword by Shelby Coleman

You fascinate me so : the life and times of Cy Coleman, Andy Propst ; with a foreword by Shelby Coleman

Label
You fascinate me so : the life and times of Cy Coleman
Title
You fascinate me so
Title remainder
the life and times of Cy Coleman
Statement of responsibility
Andy Propst ; with a foreword by Shelby Coleman
Title variation
Life and times of Cy Coleman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He 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, and The Will Rogers Follies yet his life has gone entirely unexplored until now. You Fascinate Me So takes readers into the world and work 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 Broadways preeminent composers. This first-time biography of Coleman has been written with the full cooperation of his estate, and it is filled with previously unknown details about his body of work. Additionally, 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 Colemans personality and career. Advance Praise for You Fascinate Me So "The great composer Cy Coleman deserves this comprehensive, well-written, and fascinating account of an important career in the musical theater." --Hal Prince, Tony Award-winning producer and director "Cy Coleman is my idol! Although his music was always unmistakably from the fingers and heart of Coleman, Cy could write in any style and always make it both entertaining for the masses yet tasty to we musicians. Reading Andy Propst's book is a wonderful way to relive all the pleasures of Cy Coleman's work." --Marc Shaiman, Tony Award-winning lyricist/composer "Cy did everything his 'own' way. He was unique. Unorthodox. I worked with and was friends with him. I thought I knew pretty much everything about him. Boy, was I wrong. This book is 'one hell of a ride.'" --Michele Lee, actress
Summary
You Fascinate Me So takes readers into the world and work 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
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430499
Cataloging source
DLC
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Propst, Andy
Dewey number
780.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coleman, Cy
  • Jazz musicians
  • Composers
  • Pianists
  • Coleman, Cy
  • Composers
  • Jazz musicians
  • Pianists
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and times of Cy Coleman
Label
You fascinate me so : the life and times of Cy Coleman, Andy Propst ; with a foreword by Shelby Coleman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Baby dream your dream" -- "Tall hope" -- "Hey, look me over!" -- "Be a performer" -- "It's not where you start..." -- "Tin Pan Alley" -- I'm gonna laugh you out of my life" -- "Witchcraft" -- "In pursuit of happiness" -- Wildcat -- "The best is yet to come" -- Little me -- "Poor little Hollywood star" -- Sweet charity onstage -- "In tune" -- Sweet charity onscreen -- "After forty, it's patch, patch, patch" -- Seesaw -- "Bouncing back for more" -- I love my wife -- On the twentieth century -- Home again, home again -- Barnum -- "Some kind of music" -- "Good intentions" -- Welcome to the club -- City of angels -- The Will Rogers follies -- "If my friends could see me now" -- The life -- "It needs work" -- Finale
Control code
ocn886486319
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 487 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781480355903
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014046378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Publisher number
HL00122483
System control number
(OCoLC)886486319
Label
You fascinate me so : the life and times of Cy Coleman, Andy Propst ; with a foreword by Shelby Coleman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Baby dream your dream" -- "Tall hope" -- "Hey, look me over!" -- "Be a performer" -- "It's not where you start..." -- "Tin Pan Alley" -- I'm gonna laugh you out of my life" -- "Witchcraft" -- "In pursuit of happiness" -- Wildcat -- "The best is yet to come" -- Little me -- "Poor little Hollywood star" -- Sweet charity onstage -- "In tune" -- Sweet charity onscreen -- "After forty, it's patch, patch, patch" -- Seesaw -- "Bouncing back for more" -- I love my wife -- On the twentieth century -- Home again, home again -- Barnum -- "Some kind of music" -- "Good intentions" -- Welcome to the club -- City of angels -- The Will Rogers follies -- "If my friends could see me now" -- The life -- "It needs work" -- Finale
Control code
ocn886486319
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 487 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781480355903
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014046378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Publisher number
HL00122483
System control number
(OCoLC)886486319

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