In 1955, Alfred Hitchcock was making a picture called, “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and wanted Jimmy Stewart for the lead. Stewart’s agents, the omnipotent MCA, told Hitchcock he could have Stewart only if he took another client, Doris Day, and another of their clients, Livingston & Evans, to write a song for her. […]
This song from the Let It Ride! Broadway Soundtrack works beautifully as an alternative to the usual Happy Birthday To You song by just changing the name at the end to whatever they desire. Here’s your chance to start a NEW birthday tradition. Give it a listen. The Back Story John Cecil Holm and George […]
Never Let Me Go appeared in The Scarlet Hour, a 1956 American crime drama film directed and produced by Michael Curtiz. The film stars Carol Ohmart, Tom Tryon and Jody Lawrance. The screenplay was based on the story “The Kiss Off” by Frank Tashlin. It has been recorded many times by artists as various as […]
Femininity was written for the 1958 Broadway show, Oh Captain! based on the screenplay, The Captain’s Paradise, by Alec Coppel. The show opened on Broadway February 4, 1958 at the Alvin Theatre and ran for 192 performances. The original cast included Tony Randall, Alexandra Danilove, Susan Johnson, Abbe Lane, Jacquelyn McKeever, Edward Platt and Paul […]
Moacir Santos (1924–2006) was a Brazilian composer, multi-instrumentalist and music educator. Baden Powell de Aquino and Wilson das Neves both studied under him. As a composer, Santos worked with Nara Leão, Roberto Menescal, Sérgio Mendes and Lynda Laurence, among others. Even though the collaboration between Livingston & Evans and Moacir Santos was short, it proved […]
What’s My Name is featured on Saudade, an album by Brazilian composer Moacir Santos recorded in 1974 and released on the Blue Note label. Over the years Livingston & Evans collaborated on a number of songs with Santos, including April Child, Kathy, “The Beautiful Life” and Luanne (aka “Sou Ou”).
The James Dean Story is a 1957 American documentary. Released two years after Dean’s death, the Warner Bros. Pictures release chronicles his short life and career via black-and-white still photographs, interviews with the aunt and uncle who raised him, his paternal grandparents, a New York City cabdriver friend, and the owner of his favorite Los […]
“After Midnight” is the witching hour of music – the time when the old songs bring back the old memories and the time when musicians relax, play the tunes they like and in general settle into what they like to call “a good groove.” Sometimes – if you’re lucky – you can capture this mood […]