Re: Cy Coleman in Chicago - London House and The Happy Medium
Date: September 19, 2013 10:05PM
I found a really good mention of 'Medium Rare' in Jerry Stiller's book [i]Married To Laughter[/i], via Google Books. Check into it, hope it helps!
The Happy Medium, London House and Mr. Kellys were all owned by George and Oscar Marienthal, so that's why their bookings were top-notch.
One of the great things about Cy Coleman's appearance on 'Playboy's Penthouse' is hearing his version of 'The Best Is Yet To Come', years before Sinatra did his version with Basie!
Speaking of, here's a killer version of the Playboy's Theme by Harold Harris, recorded at the Playboy Club in '62:
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiI7OI5d6pc]Playboy's Theme, 1962[/url]