Saturday, 2 July 2011

Steve Tyrell

Steve Tyrell (born Stephen Louis Bilao III, December 19, 1944) is an American jazz musician.

Upon moving to New York City at the age of 18, he was made head of A&R and promotion at Scepter Records. There he was mostly behind-the-scenes, producing hits for popular recording artists and movie soundtracks.

At 19 years old he first began producing with the likes of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. He worked on several Dionne Warwick hits such as "The Look of Love" and "Alfie". Together with B.J. Thomas, he worked on the Bacharach-David song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", which went on to win the 1969 Oscar for Best Original Song (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid).

His contributions to the film industry include Mystic Pizza, Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw, Father of the Bride and The Brady Bunch Movie. Steve also sang the theme from Garbage Pail Kids with Ashley Hall who also wrote the lyrics with his wife.

Tyrell's performance singing The Way You Look Tonight in Father of the Bride, starring Steve Martin, pushed him center-stage as a vocalist, with live performances and a recording career of his own.

Since the end of the 1990s, he has made several albums based on jazz, holiday and Disney standards.

Tyrell was married to the late Stephanie Tyrell (1949 - October 27, 2003), an American record producer, television composer, and songwriter. She produced the soundtrack albums for The Brady Bunch Movie, Mystic Pizza and the 1991 version of Father of the Bride. She was best known for writing "How Do You Talk to an Angel", the hit from Fox's The Heights. They had 3 children together: Tina, Lauryn, and Nicholas. Stephanie Tyrell died of colon cancer on October 27, 2003. Tyrell's marriage to Houston interior designer, Karen Pulaski, took place on December 25, 2010.

Steve Tyrell - A New Standard

01. Give Me the Simple Life    
02. On the Sunny Side of the Street    
03. I Can't Get Started    
04. Don't Get Around Much Anymore    
05. Very Thought of You    
06. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm    
07. Kiss to Build a Dream On    
08. I'm Through With Love    
09. I Can't Give You Anything But Love    
10. Cheek to Cheek    
11. I've Got the World on a String    
12. It's the Mood That I'm In    
13. I'm In The Mood For Love    
14. Way You Look Tonight    
15. I'll Be Seeing You    
16. For All We Know    
17. Smile

Steve Tyrell - Standard Time

01 It Had to Be You 3:25
02 Until the Real Thing Comes Along 3:27
03 Ain't Misbehaving 3:54
04 That Old Feeling 4:11
05 Baby, It's Cold Outside 3:20
06 Stardust 4:55
07 It All Depends on You 3:14
08 As Time Goes By 3:58
09 I Wonder 2:55
10 What a Little Moonlight Can Do 3:44
11 Why Was I Born? 3:09
12 Let's Fall in Love 2:35
13 Love Is Here to Stay 4:04
14 Someone to Watch Over Me 3:50
15 Every Time We Say Goodbye 3:34
16 Remembering "Sweets" 1:41


Disney Standards -  Steve Tyrell

01. When You Wish Upon a Star (Featuring Chris Botti)
02. Kiss the Girl
03. You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Duet with Dr. John)
04. Bella Notte
05. Everybody Wants To Be a Cat
06. Beauty and the Beast
07. He’s a Tramp
08. You’ll Be in My Heart (Featuring Dave Koz)
09. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
10. When She Loved Me
11. The Bare Necessities
12. Once Upon a Dream
13. Cruella De Vil
14. Baby Mine


Back To Bacharach - Steve Tyrell (2008)

01. Walk On By
02. The Look Of Love
03. This Guy
04. One Less Bell To Answer
05. What The World Needs Now
06. Reach Out For Me
07. I Say A Little Prayer For You
08. I Just Don't Know What To Do
09. There's Always Something There To Remind Me
10. Don't Make Me Over
11. Close To You
12. A House Is Not A Home
13. Alfie
14. Raindrops


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