Amanda McBroom – Midnight Matinee (1991)

FrontCover1Amanda McBroom (born August 9, 1947) is an American singer, lyricist, actress and cabaret performer. Notable among the songs she has written is “The Rose”, which Bette Midler sang in the film of the same name, and which has been covered by many other recording artists. McBroom is also known for her collaborations as lyricist with songwriter Michele Brourman, including some of the songs in the The Land Before Time film series, Balto II: Wolf Quest, and the musical Dangerous Beauty based on the film of the same name, which had its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse on 13 February 2011.

McBroom starred in the New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and European productions of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, and made her Broadway debut in the Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields musical Seesaw.

BookletBackCover1As an actress, McBroom has had guest-starring or recurring roles on such television series as Starsky and Hutch, Star Trek: The Next Generation (“The Measure of a Man”), Hart to Hart, Taxi, Charlie’s Angels, Remington Steele, Hawaii Five-O, Magnum, P.I., M*A*S*H, Lou Grant, Love, American Style and Gunsmoke to her credit. She has also worked as a voice actress for children’s cartoon shows, including Wildfire, The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Challenge of the GoBots, The Smurfs, Super Friends and The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show and Scrappy Too! (by wikipedia)

Her second album “Midnight Matinee” featured performances by musicians such a jazz legend Bob James and blues guitarist Robben Ford with a wonderful solo on “Fool For Love”. It sets the standards of excellence for Jazz and Cabaret requisites. She sings her songs in a very sentimental mood … listen and enjoy !

Joel Di Bartola (bass on 09. + 12.)
Michele Brourman (piano on 11.)
John Bucchino (keyboards on 11.)
Julian Bunetta (rainstick on 02.)
Peter Bunetta (drums on 02., 03. + 06.)
Brad Cole (keyboards on 01. – 03., 05., 06., 08. + 09.)
Rick Chudacoff (bass on 02. + 06.)
Peter Donald (drums on 09. + 12.)
Bill Elliot (piano on 02., 03., 05. + 06., synthesizer on 02., 03. + 06., keyboards on 11.)
Robben Ford (guitar on 02.)
Ellis Hall (human beatbox on 04.)
Bob James (keyboards on 09. + 12.)
Vail Johnson (bass + percussion on 08., bass on 01.)
Arno Lucas (percussion on 02., 03. + 06.)
Bob Mann (guitar on 02.)
Novi Novog (viola on 03.)
Tom Peterson (saxophone on 06. + 12.)
Paul Viapiano (guitar on 03., 06. + 07)
Background vocals:
Ellis Hall – Lori Lieberman – Steve Wise – Tim Stone

01. Crimes Of The Heart (McBroom) 6.20
02. Fool For Love (McBroom/Snow) 4.50
03. Ghost In This House (Prestwood) 3.55
04. Baby (McBroom) 2.22
05. I Can Let Go Now (McDonald) 2.39
06. Not Like Me (McBroom/Harrington) 4.30
07. Ojos Brujos (Brouwer) 1.45
08. Evolution (Walsh/Lins) 3.22
09. Best Friend (McBroom/Brourman) 4.08
10. Make Me A Kite (McBroom/Brourman) 4.26
11. Sweet Dreams (Bucchino) 4.03
12. Here And Now (McBroom/Snow) 3.51