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FIELD NOTES FROM A MUSIC BIZ LIFE (PART 1)
By Michael Sigman


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The son of jazz loving Eleanor (Terry) Berkowitz and one of the outstanding American popular songwriters, Carl Sigman, contributing editor MICHAEL SIGMAN, who has had an enviable career of his own in publishing, is finally telling his remarkable life story in print. This first chapter begins at the beginning--“No Brill Building, no me.”—and goes on to describe Carl and Terry’s early romance and wanderings and some of the songs Carl wrote during those years. The videos accompanying this chapter attest to Carl’s towering stature: Mildred Bailey with “All Too Soon”; Glenn Miller & His Orchestra with “Pennsylvania 6-5000”; The Andrews Sisters & Danny Kaye with “Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)”; Billie Holiday with “Crazy He Calls Me.” Again, this is only the beginning; the best is yet to come in this series of excerpts from a forthcoming book tentatively titled Field Notes from a Music Biz Life.