Carl Sigman in the News
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Discoveries, May, 2003
Carl Sigman is one of...
By John Koenig

"Carl Sigman is one of those songwriters on everyone's list of great but unknown musical heroes. He wrote hundreds of songs throughout a career spanning eight decades, but not just any tunes. Sigman's work falls into the "standards" category. Frank Sinatra recorded a dozen of his songs over the course of his career, for example. Others of note who were well aware of the songwriting talents of this man were Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Linda Ronstadt, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Darlene Love, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughn, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and many others. Carl Sigman Songs is a limited edition three-CD box set, 74 tracks, replete with a 36 page four-color booklet,. This lavish set helps do justice to the wonderful, truly amazing songwriting career of one of the unheralded greats of American song. I fell in love with the rich variety of music, with the sheer quality of Sigman's work. At the same time I was astonished at my ignorance of him prior to this set's appearance." (

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