DRG Records Announces Release of Barbara Cook's RAINBOW 'ROUND MY SHOULDER 11/11

DRG Records is thrilled to announce the release of Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder, the new album by legendary performer Barbara Cook, on November 11th, 2008.

Accompanying Ms. Cook on this, her 14th album for DRG, is new musical director/arranger Lee Musiker, along with bassist Pete Johnson, percussionist/drummer, Jim Saporito, and on woodwinds, Lawrence Feldman.  Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder features classics such as “ Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder,” the standard “Old Devil Moon” and pop hits “For All We Know” and “Lucky To Be Me.” The album was produced by DRG President and Grammy-award winner Hugh Fordin.  

This beloved singer, one of the glories of Broadway in so many fondly remembered shows, is still dazzling audiences today, with a voice remarkably unchanged after a career of more than five decades. Considered “Broadway’s favorite ingénue” during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Miss Cook then launched a second career as a concert and cabaret artist soaring from one professional peak to another.  Throughout her career her singing has attracted generations of fans, and the admiration of her peers and colleagues, from the world of both popular and classical music.

Whether on the stages of major international venues throughout the world or in the intimate setting of New York’s Café Carlyle, Barbara Cook’s popularity continues to thrive - as evidenced by having her own evening at the Metropolitan Opera House  on January 21, 2006.  The first female non-classical singer to be presented by the Met during their long history. In addition to countless Carnegie Hall solo engagements,, and an ever-growing mantle of honors including the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, her citation as a Living New York Landmark and her induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame.
About DRG Records:

Celebrating its 32nd Anniversary, DRG Records has been a leader in Broadway cast recordings, film soundtracks, jazz and legendary cabaret performers. Recently, DRG has taken on a large-scale venture in releasing long-out-of-print & first-time-on-CD releases. The label has received numerous Grammy Awards and nominations for its cast recordings and vocalists. DRG is a division of KOCH Records and KOCH Entertainment, the fastest-growing music company and the market leader among independents in North America. For more information on the labels and roster of artists, please visit www.drgrecords.com.

Photo Credit Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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