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Steve Tyrell: A Song for You (EastWest)

Rare is the musician who starts out in a label’s front office as Steve Tyrell did, working in A&R, PR and production with the likes of Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles and B.J. Thomas, amid the Brill Building’s creative whirlwind. Which helps explain why the gravel-voiced singer has such a deep, genre-spanning … Read More “Steve Tyrell: A Song for You (EastWest)”

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Steve Tyrell: It’s Magic: The Songs of Sammy Cahn

Sammy Cahn, to whom Steve Tyrell pays tribute with this baker’s dozen of predictably charming tracks, has long remained one of the most severely underrated tunesmiths. Despite more Academy Award nominations than any songwriter in Hollywood history (and four wins), Cahn’s name is rarely placed where it belongs-in the same exalted league as Berlin, Porter … Read More “Steve Tyrell: It’s Magic: The Songs of Sammy Cahn”

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