Big Spender -
Dorothy Fields, A Woman of Distinction
Musical Director: Bruce O'Neil
A show of Dorothy Fields songs inspired by the Rhythm of Life show and presented as a one-woman cabaret show by Morag.
The show includes material from Morag's second solo CD - Nobody Does It Like Me - A Tribute to Dorothy Fields which was recorded in collaboration with David Lahm, Dorothy Fields' son, who is a highly-accomplished jazz musician in his own right.
Spend a little time with some of the most memorable songs of the last century including:
I Can't Give You Anything But Love (McHugh/Fields), The Way You Look Tonight (Kern/Fields), Make the Man Love Me (Schwartz/Fields), A Fine Romance (Kern/Fields), Nobody Does It Like Me (Coleman/Fields) - and of course Big Spender (Coleman/Fields).
Dorothy Fields was a remarkable and prolific lyricist and librettist who, in a career spanning more than 45 years, penned over 400 songs from the Broadway 'Fugue' Rhythm of Life to the Academy Award Winning The Way You Look Tonight.
She collaborated with a great number of composers including Jimmy McHugh, Jerome Kern and Cy Coleman, producing such timeless classics as I Can't Give You Anything But Love, On The Sunny Side of the Street, A Fine Romance, The Way You Look Tonight - and of course all those stunning songs from one of her final Broadway works Sweet Charity, including If My Friends Could See Me Now and Big Spender.
For this production and recording Morag and Bruce worked with David Lahm, the son of Dorothy Fields and in his own right a highly-accomplished jazz performer.