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Music – 1988 – Lee Roy Reams + Leslie Uggams – The Lullaby Of Broadway + New York New York

Lullaby of Broadway is a popular song with music written by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin…. which was published in 1935…..as the lyrics salute the night life of Broadway and its denizens….who “don’t sleep tight until the dawn”….while the song was introduced by Wini Shaw in the musical film Gold Diggers of 1935….and, in an unusual move, it was used as background music in a sequence in the Bette Davis film Special Agent that same year…..furthermore, again that year, it was sung by Jeane Cowan in a night club scene in the James Cagney film G Men…..when it won the 1935 Academy Award for Best Original Song

New York, New York is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York in 1977….     which was composed by John Kander….with lyrics by Fred Ebb…..as it was written for and performed in the film New York, New York by Liza Minnelli…..and it remains today in 2020 as one of the best-known songs about New York City. In 2004 it finished # 31 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of top tunes in American Cinema.  As seen in this video herewith…..New York, New York” is performed by Leslie Uggams and famous song and dance man Lee Roy Reams during the halftime show at the 1988 Orange Bowl Classice between # 1 Oklahoma Sooners vs. # 2 Miami Hurricanes. 

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