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A final goodnite…a snippet of Steve Tyrell singing Sammy Cahn’s “It’s Crazy,” and man isn’t it always … swinging at the Cafe Carlyle…

In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Steve was asked by New York City’s Café Carlyle to…

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The Cafe Carlyle – credit O+M/Carlyle…

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Sammy Cahn had been friendly with Frank Sinatra from Sinatra’s early days with Tommy Dorsey, and many of his songs had been written for Sinatra’s movies. In 1955, Sinatra introduced Cahn to composer Jimmy Van Heusen, beginning Cahn’s last major collaboration. They wrote the title song for the 1955 Sinatra film The Tender Trap. Also in 1955, Cahn and Van Heusen wrote a TV musical version of Our Town, which starred Sinatra, Paul Newman, and Eva Marie Saint. It included “Love And Marriage”. In 1957, Cahn and Van Heusen wrote “All The Way” for the Sinatra film The Joker Is Wild. It won Cahn his second Oscar. Several of Cahn and Van Heusen’s songs were written as title songs for Sinatra albums, including 1957’s “Come Fly With Me”, 1958’s”Only The Lonely”, 1959’s “Come Dance With Me” (and they also wrote that album’s closing song, “The Last Dance”), 1959’s “When No One Cares”, and 1965’s “September Of My Years”.

And again, into the nite…

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About those murals…

The Café Carlyle is noted for the murals by Marcel Vertes, which were cleaned in the summer of 2007 as…

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The Cafe Carlyle – credit O+M/Carlyle…

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The Cafe Carlyle where Bobby Short once held court. – credit O+M/Carlyle…

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Sammy Cahn and Styne wrote “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”, “There Goes That Song Again”, “The Things We Did Last Summer”, and “Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry”.