Episode #13: Howdy! I’m so excited to be reunited with the great Sally Mayes on this week’s episode. It was Sally who gave birth to my first Broadway song-baby (Is that a horrible metaphor or what?) in the 2003 production of Urban Cowboy, the musical. Unfortunately, that score was never recorded, but here, on the JBS Podcast, we are making Sally’s first-act solo, “All Because of You,” available for your listening pleasure. Recorded 3/14/06.
Sally has enjoyed an incredible career on stage and in the recording studio. Her albums are wonderful and many: The Dorothy Fields Songbook, Our Private World, The Story Hour, Boys & Girls Like You and Me, and the most recent release, Valentine. And that’s not even counting the recordings of her many, brilliant stage performances: Closer Than Ever (who doesn’t love “Miss Byrd”??), Das Barbecü, her Tony-nominated turn as Ilona in She Loves Me, and the hysterical Pete ‘n’ Keely. Also, that was Sally as Mrs. MacAfee in the Jason Alexander TV version of Bye Bye Birdie!