Written by hitmakers Lieber & Stoller, arranged and conducted by a young Randy Newman, "Is That All There Is" is the song of Peggy Lee's life.
Very enjoyable read (and listen), Scott! I never knew Leiber & Stoller produced Stealer's Wheel! Peggy was a treasure...so much fun to watch her sing as it is to just hear her! I love the Playlist...I'll have to dig into that this week! It was fun to hear how "Is That All There Is" landed into Peggy's hands. BTW, Streisand's manager, Marty Erlichman, would never let you hear the end of it if he new you spelled "Barbra" with three "a"s!
As for Notes, I'm enjoying it, and you might find it helpful to, when you publish an article, simply slap up a link to it on Notes....you'd be surprised by how many fellow 'Stackers might read and/or subscribe!
I’m always fascinated by a song so well written, it conveys all the power of novel... in 3 minutes. Lieber and Stoller had this gift. I started playing guitar when I heard “Hound Dog” by Big Mama Thornton. I knew the Elvis version, but I was always the guy who had to track the origins of a song, who first did it who played on it etc. I was blown away when I found out it was 2 skinny Jewish kids from Brooklyn!
This is one of the songs that my Mom would sing around the house, as well as "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me."
But you are cool.