It Was Me: The Lyrics Of Norman Gimbel
The first of the "Easy Listening Triology," looking at great songwriters from films of the '60s through the '80s, “It Was Me” looks at the great lyricist Norman Gimbel. Maybe a name you’re not too familiar with, but you certainly know the songs and film and television themes he’s written: Killing Me Softly With His Song, Girl, Meditation, Boy From Ipanema, Meditation, So Nice, Sway, I Will Follow Him and It Goes Like It Goes are just a few more you know the words to. The composers he's worked with include Michel Legrand, Henry Mancini, Charles Fox, Antonio Carlos Jobim and David Shire. Norman Gimbel won an Academy Award and two Grammys for Song of the Year for his lyrics. The gorgeous arrangements are by Tex Arnold, who is on piano and the wonderful Jon Burr is on bass in this clip. BroadwayWorld.com called "It Was Me" “a perfectly sublime cabaret show” and Cabaret Scenes said it was "one delicious tasting confection" and NitelifeExchange.com wrote "The evening is a bonafide winner on every possible count."