BIG SPENDER

Latest update on 10/03/2011

Artist: Peggy Lee
Author: Cy Coleman/Dorothy Fields
Label: Capitol
Year: 1965

Written for the musical Sweet Charity, but recorded by her more than three months before the Original Cast. Highly unusual, Peggy made special arrangements with the show's producer to do so. Her single release coïncided with the Broadway premiere at the end of January '66.

Covers:

1966:

Helen Gallagher, Thelma Oliver & The Girls [in musical Sweet Charity, with Helen & Thelma as the escort girls of the Fandango Ballroom; choreography: Bob Fosse]

1967:

Shirley Bassey

1968:

Shirley MacLaine & Chita Rivera [in film Sweet Charity]

1968:

Milly Scott & Ronnie Bierman [as Gulle Gever in NL version Sweet Charity]

1970:

Supremes

1978:

Ritchie Family

1986:

Queen

Lyricist Dorothy Fields was 60 something, but still in good shape: "I don't pop my cork for ev'ry guy I see".

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