“Marilyn Maye takes a stage like Grant took Richmond. The great cabaret singer doesn't just reach out to an audience - she overwhelms it with song, but in the hippest, most swinging way imaginable.”
Will Friedwald, The New York Sun
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A Tribute to Johnny Carson
Selections from Super Singer:• The Song Is You • Too Late Now • What The World Needs Now • Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe • Night Of My Nights • It Only Takes A Moment • Quiet Nightsof Quiet Stars • The Night We Called It A Day • I’ve Learned The Way To Sing The Blues • Here’s That Rainy Day • Ribbons Down My Back • Make Your Own Kind Of Music • Come In From The Rain • What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
Marilyn Maye and Mark Frank Communicate
Selections from Rapport:• I’m Getting Sentimental Over You • Spring Is Here • More Than You Know • Why Did I Choose You • Everything Happens To Me • Something Cool • Lush Life • Everytime • My Romance • Mean To Me • New York, New York Medley • Together Again • It Only Takes A Moment • My Buddy/What’ll I Do • That's All
Maye Sings Ray
A celebration of the music of Ray Charles
Selections from Maye Sings Ray:• Let the Good Times Roll • Hallelujah I Love Him So • Georgia On My Mind • Hit the Road Jack • You Don’t Know Me • Just For a Thrill • I Can’t Stop Loving You • Am I Blue • Don't Set Me Free • Busted • Born to Lose/Crying Time • Bye Bye Love • Cry • Your Cheatin' Heart • Come Rain or Come Shine • America the Beautiful • Reprise - Let the Good Times Roll
The Singing Side of Life
Selections from The Singing Side of Life:Rainbow Medley: • Look To The Rainbow • Over The Rainbow • Rainbow Connection • It’s Today • On A Clear Day Young Medley: • Young & Foolish • You Make Me Feel So Young • Young At Heart • Midnight Sun • Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home • Play It Again Sam • Rain • Sails • Sailing Friends Medley: • Just Friends • With A Little Help From My Friends • Old Friends • Here’s To Life • What A Wonderful World • Isn't That What Friends Are For • Look For The Silver Lining
Sounds of Maye
All selections are performed with full orchestra, big band or trio
Selections from Sounds Of Maye:• You're Gonna Hear From Me • Misty • Take Five • When Sunny Gets Blue • Make Someone Happy • I Love You Today • Cabaret • Golden Rainbow • What The World Needs Now • Where Are You • Yesterday I Heard The Rain • It Never Entered My Mind • Too Late Now • Step To The Rear
Marilyn Maye sings all the songs of Hello Dolly
Selections from Hello Dolly:• Call On Dolly • I Put My Hand In • It Takes A Woman • Put On Your Sunday Clothes • Ribbons Down My Back • Before The Parade Passes By • Reprise: Before The Parade Passes By • Elegance • Dancing • Hello, Dolly • It Only Takes A Moment • So Long, Dearie
Special liner notes by composer Jerry Herman:
In all the productions of my “Hello Dolly”, Horace Vandergelder of Yonkers, New York, has always sung the song and made the statement “It Takes A Woman”. Until I heard this album, I never realized that it does take a woman with tremendous musical capabilities to sing the entire score of “Hello, Dolly”. Yes, it takes a woman with great versatility and vocal range to perform the varied material and remain true to her style. And that woman is Marilyn Maye.
Let's take, for example, the gentle bossa nova rendition of “Ribbons Down My Back”. Here is Marilyn’s ability to deliver a song with full emotion and very little instrumental accompaniment. Marilyn's jazz roots surface in her interpretation of “Dancing”. Just try to keep you feet still... And, of course, the title tune is no stranger to Marilyn. She recorded it on one of her RCA albums and has performed it on stage many times.
And so...it does take a woman. an exceptional woman like Marilyn Maye. I’m proud to know such an extraordinary combination of singing and acting talent has portrayed my “Dolly” on stage and on this album.