I have worked with and/or knew the following very well personally. All of them inspired me free viagra.
- JULE STYNE (worked with and was my uncle - my mother's brother)
- ALAN/MARILYN BERGMAN (That Face lyrics for my #1 hit recording with Fred Astaire).
- ALAN J cialis. LERNER - FRITZ LOWE - My younger brother Bobby and I spent time with them when they had "backers" auditions for a new Broadway Show entitled "The Day Before Spring" - didn't work but "My Fair Lady" did!
- BETTY COMDEN & ADOLPH GREEN - Spent tons of time with them - lots of special family moments as they wrote tons of Broadway Show Scores with my Uncle Jule Styne buy cialis. Great people and I learned a lot from them viagra. Adolph was incredibly funny whilst Betty was always "quietly elegant".
I had such a crush on Phyllis Newman - Adolph's adoring, brilliantly-talented and especially caring wife. She was brilliant on stage in an off-Broadway Musical I first saw her in - and she knew I liked her and I think she also liked me - until she met Adolph - they were "IT" immeditaely - he was always so funny and "loveable" - as was she - especially with only a towel on - in Subways Are For Sleeping - that the "talented threesome" wrote the score for. Especially the big comedy number she did with Orson Bean -
I Can't Wait Till I See You With Clothes On - unbelievably fabulously funny - and she looking so gorgeous and attempting to understand where this guy is coming from - totally insanely funny! And even when her "husband to be" performed it in Uncle Jule's living room it was also a riot.
Phyllis Newman Green lived with Adolph through the great hit Broadway Shows times as well as when he was also brilliant playing a writer on a TV Show-acting in My Favorite Year with Peter O'Toole and Joe Bologna -- as well as the tough times when Adolph lost his sight. Phyllis was always there for him - and still looks gorgeous cialis!!!
I sat with them all during the wedding ceremony when Uncle Jule married My-Aunt-To-Be Margaret Brown - and we had to hold onto each other when Jerome Robbins walked down the aisle with such a solemn look on his face and a Yarmulke on his head holding hands with my wife Suzanne (who is a Christian) and who was Maid of Honor! It was so moving and beautiful until I glanced at Betty Comden and we all almost collapsed in laughter!
- BOB MERRILL - Wrote the lyrics to "Funny Girl" - Uncle Jule wrote the music - spent a lot of time with him - and also was a friend of his wife - our mothers were pals - bad ending to his life unfortunately!?!
- BOB HILLIARD - Wrote the lyrics for Jule's music on the Broadway Show Hazel Flagg - very strange man to be around and an even stranger wife - looked like the Black Dahlia!
- BOB RUSSELL - "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" - wrote the lyrics for Duke Ellington's great music. Spent some wonderful times with him playing baseball when my brother and I were kids and played on The Sinatra Swooners Baseball Team! Sid Caesar used to play against us. While Frank was our Captain.
- BOB WELLS (wrote the Christmas Song with Mel Torme' and I worked with him on many many live shows - especially with his wife Lisa Kirk).
- BOBBY TROUP - great singer, piano-player and song-writer. Route 66 alone made him a legend - and married to Julie London, another legend. I loved to watch him night-after-night playing in a great bar/restaurant somewhere in LA - and learned so much from him whilst enjoying his performances immensely!
- BURT BACHARACH (worked with him when he was Vic Damone's musical director - I did Vic's arrangements for his Night Club/Cabaret shows)
- DONALD KAHN & STANLEY STYNE (Beautiful Friendship for Ella Fitzgerald +++)
- FRAN LANDSMAN - very funny lady - very talented lady - wrote the ultimate jazz singer's fabulous ballad - "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" - Kay Ballard introduced it and afterwards became my daughter Tracey's God Mother!
- FRANK LOESSER - "Guys & Dolls" - brilliant man - who knew he and Jule would be two of the all-time greatest when they were under contract to Republic pictures writing songs for Roy Rogers and Gene Autry movies! Love his widow Jo Sullivan Loesser - brilliant lady and great singer! Starred in his most incredible Broadway Opera: THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
- FRED ASTAIRE (Very very good friend; also recorded an album with him singing his own songs!)
- HAROLD ARLEN (knew through my Uncle Jule) - Strange man with an even stranger wife.
- HENRY NEMO - Lyricist for Duke Ellington - wrote "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" plus others with Duke; but "Heart" is THE ONE! Henry's real last name is Bregman and swears we are cousins. Okay, if he wants it to be it is! Funny guy.
- HERB NEWMAN & STAN LEBOWSKY ("The Wayward Wind" - my hit record with Gogi Grant)
- HERB NEWMAN (lyrics for many recorded songs with my music for Gogi +++)
- HUGH MARTIN - Great songwriter ("Trolley Song" for Judy) +++ and wrote a great score for a Broadway Show Uncle Jule produced entitled MAKE A WISH - one of my most treasured CDs - play it at least once a week to get my fix! I also know Hugh and revere his talent and graciousness as a friend. Also wrote the most incredible vocal arrangements for Jule's "Gentleman Prefer Blondes Show".
- JERRY HERMAN - fun friend for a few months as I was friendly with his good friend - found him very very charming and funny and self-effacing!
- JERRY LIEBER & MIKE STOLLER ("Bazoom: I Need Your Lovin'" - wrote my very first hit record on Capitol with The Cheers)
- JIMMY McHUGH (My Hollywood Bowl Concert performing all his music with my orchestrations/conducting The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra of 115 pieces) starring Bobby Darin, Vic Damone, Anna Maria Alberghetti)
- JOHNNY MERCER (knew quite well and recorded his songs with many of the artists I arranged/conducted/produced for) Spent many wonderful nights at Margaret Whiting's house when I was going to UCLA - and Johnny would come over almost nightly - to "have a few" as well as rant and rave about certain social issues that are difficult to go into as he was not sober when making the tirades!
- LEO ROBIN (Uncle Jule's lyric writer on "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" - lived across the street from each other in Beverly Hills) Worked with Leo on "Ruggles of Red Gap" Bell Telephone Hour - a Broadway Musical written especially for TV - with Jule and Leo writing the score. I was Musical Director/Musical Arranger and also Conductor of the 50-piece NBC Symphony Orchestra as well.
- LEW SPENCE ("That Face" - music) Great talent - wonderful guy personally - wrote "Nice 'n Easy" for Frank Sinatra and 10,000 others who also recorded it!
- PAUL ANKA (I did the arrangements for his album of French Songs + his own compositions on the album that Quincy Jones and Don Costa produced)
- RICHARD ADLER ("Pajama Game": Hired me to do the orchestrations and background score on the Warner bros. Film of the Broadway Show)
- RICHARD MALTBY JR. - Met him when I produced "Ain't Misbehavin'" on TV for NBC. Richard directed the original Broadway Show. Talented man. I won an EMMY nomination and the Image Award as Best TV Producer of the Year for my work on the show!
- RICHARD RODGERS (worked with re: my "Too Good For The Average Man Off-Broadway Show" I produced/directed; also recorded the Rodgers & Hart Songbook with Ella Fitzgerald)
- SAMMY CAHN (very good friend - who also wrote lyrics for Uncle Jule for the songs they wrote for Frank Sinatra)
- SIR GEORGE MARTIN (The Beatles world-famous Recording Producer hired me to write the arrangements for British singer Matt Monro - George produced the album)
- STANLEY STYNE (my cousin/Jule Styne's son; wrote lyrics for my music in many recordings and films I worked on)
- STEPHEN SONDHEIM - Wrote "Gypsy" with Uncle Jule - have had few and far between wonderful moments with Stephen - the most memorable one was opening night in London of "Gypsy" with Angela Landsbury in the lead - I sat between Jule and Stephen; "memorable" is an understatement: I wish I could have recorded the wonderful dialogue between the two of them + Arthur Laurents who wrote the book for the show - priceless moment amongst other priceless ones with Stephen and Jule. Wrote the female lyrics for my recording with Annie Ross of the jazz version of "Gypsy" score for "All I Need is a Girl" - translated (with me scribbling Stephen's incredible new lyrics while cradling the receiver) to "All I Need Is a Boy"!!!
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