Jerry Leiber

Among the, literally, hundreds of musicians and others in the art and/or the business of making music who once had a moment in the sun (or longer),  and whose passing may have slipped your notice Nickolas Ashford Legendary Motown composer and arranger (Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Your Precious Love), who with his songwriting partner […]

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M.C. Antil’s Song of the Day — December 2, 2010 A daily snapshot of songs you might not know…but should. Growing up on Upper West Side of Manhattan, Cynthia Weil dreamed of one day becoming a triple-threat actor, singer and dancer.  But while still in her teens, she discovered her real talent was writing lyrics […]

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Fun Facts — Songwriter Edition

by M.C. Antil on September 24, 2010

Did you know… That Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees wrote “To Love Somebody” specifically for Otis Redding, but that Redding died before he was able to record it?   That when native Hoosier Hoagy Carmichael wrote the music for “Georgia (On My Mind)” it was widely believed to be a song about a woman […]

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