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 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 10:57 PM   
 By:   sheetmusicman   (Member)

Jerome Moross' theme from the western classic THE BIG COUNTY is beloved. Less well-known is the vocal version with lyrics by Morty Neff and Jack Lewis.

Singers Rena Strober and Stephen Van Dorn bravely tackle sight-reading this touching/rousing ditty with pianist Mike Farrell.

THE BIG COUNTRY (Another Day, Another Sunset) lyrics by Morty Neff and Jack Lewis
Note: British Edition

Here is a link to a checklist of Sheet Music from which this was chosen.

Hope you enjoy.

 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 2:29 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)


Okay now after this one Richard, you've got to know that this series is just crying out for a Live Performance Tour! Or at least a weekend run somewhere! These are quite simply wonderful and Rena and Stephen and everyone are just a joy to behold! Is Tom Rolla's Gardena place still open? Perfect for a cabaret show! That would be so cool.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 3:58 AM   
 By:   franzfan   (Member)

What a blast!

Interesting to note (circa 1:32 to 1:36mins into the video clip) a copy of the sheet music for 'The Cardinal', another Moross composition, on the piano (or a table) directly in front of the two vocalists. One can but wonder whether they also attempted a vocal performance of 'Stay With Me' from 'The Cardinal') during the same session?

 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Amusing oddity.

Though I wish they'd rehearsed it a bit more. wink

 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   sheetmusicman   (Member)

We certainly had fun doing this.

For us, the joy was not rehearsing. This was a day of improv, first run-through madness. We wanted to share the goofy, unpolished charm that comes from spontaneous moments of discovery.

If this inspires someone to do a professional night of live performance of these songs, great.

Regarding the song from THE CARDINAL: Good eye. Yes, that is one of the gems we did and will be posting from our big ol' pile of obscure movie sheet music.

 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

This one struck me as too rough first hearing, but it has grown on me. It captures the right spirit of the piece and, hell, again I have NEVER heard a vocal version of this.

 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 12:01 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

More fun, although on the distaff side it does get a little shrill, and perhaps a mite too camp.

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