(Have your sound on to LISTEN.)
This WEBSITE seeks world Artists (established or not),
looking for NEW material.
"Of all the crap music I hear in this world - on radio, TV, movies, jukeboxes, the web, cellphones and in bars - I cannot believe I've never heard (in public), songs written by Cy Green & James A. Miller - it makes me wanna' cry. If I had the money, I would produce their music myself."
Bill Bohannan, Chicago Radio
FREE sheet music sent on request.
When putting together a NEW song with words for recording, most session players will do a decent job with guidance from a solid arrangement, but it's the Lead SINGER who makes it or breaks it. This will never change - it's written in stone.
MP3 samples of our music:
If you came here from a PIANO site, keep in mind these songs also
need HORN players and VOCALISTS so tell a friend.
"No Formulas - Just Good Tunes."
The song now playing is called (It's You) "An Jonine"
This is done with real musicians, and features PAUL COSCINO on keys.
A vocal version of this tune would have fit nicely on SINATRA'S "Only The Lonely" LP.
SINGERS could also think BILLY ECKSTINE.
If you don't know who he was - LOOK HIM UP!
"An Jonine" (pronounced ON-JA-NEEN)
Composed by Cy Green, Eddie Tobin, Jimmy Miller
This is an obsession love song filled with regret. It has WORDS.
Music in CONCERT E w/ modulations. A vocalist may want a different Key.
Current singers who could do it:
Kevin Mahogany Harry Connick Jr
The FLAMINGOS could do a killer version! Freddie Cole
... and Artists like:
George Benson Wallace Roney
These are all Original Jazz Tunes written after 1980.
Click TITLE to hear.
You don't have to take a Straight-Ahead Jazz approach to our songs. You can induce a Rock flavor or a Latin feel to some, and a 12/8 floating feel to a ballad.
Anything you hear on this site is copyrighted by law.
We seek professional artists looking for NEW material to perform or record.
We want to *publish, record and license our songs.
If anyone takes an interest in one of our songs, and is willing to promote it and solicit other Artists, you will be written in for future royalties the song may generate.
Hear something you like? Just let us know the TITLE and we'll send you a LEAD Sheet - Melody, Chords, Lyrics with full MP3 sample.
The arrangement is all on YOU!
Both Cy Green & Jimmy Miller hail from the windy city, Chicago. They are both pretty much self - taught and do not play an instrument or sing, and have been working together for 30 years. They have never found serious local artists willing to take these songs to the next level. These people always seemed to be busy doing something else.
On the major level, you only get one chance. On submitting to FRANK SINATRA and STAN GETZ, wrong versions were picked.
This is something you live with the rest of your life.
" We had nobody guiding us, promoting us, encouraging us, or even caring about us
musically. All we have are the songs. Friends and family don't add up to much in
music. Without recognition from peers and a little monetary compensation, it's not
real. And the most painful and important thing of all to a writer, nobody is doing
your songs ... that hurts. "
So, we're promoting ourselves here to
artists seeking NEW material.
You know it's a fact, that MANY of the GREAT songwriters back in the beginning of American pop music, were years and sometimes DECADES ahead of the publishers and the public.
Everybody wants to be a star today. It's all about IMAGE now.
The SONG itself is secondary. And weak material
with visual special effects covers it up.
Attending a concert today is like going to a circus.
It seems to me that the actual CREATOR of the song
gets little attention anymore - especially the nonperforming writer.
These recent singing TV shows seeking new talent, are probably
setting music back again. The audience explodes on every shrilling
high note. And the judges - WHO are these people?
These shows are a joke!!
Inflating a young singers ego when
they are just doing a 'cover' song is quite ridiculous.
Bill Bohannon, Chicago Jazz Radio
Cy Green Quote:
" If I can't touch or move someone thru music, then
I consider myself a failure in life."
VOCAL samples of our tunes @
The songwriting team of Cy Green & Jimmy Miller.
30 years of collaborating
They believe in song believability over repetition in a song.
If you are looking for something to blend in with today's sound-a-likes, look elsewhere. But if you want something off the beaten path - give us a listen.
Some famous writers who did not perform in public.
IRVING BERLIN, COLE PORTER (House parties only), JEROME KERN, RICHARD ROGERS, IRA GERSHWIN, JOHNNY MERCER (but he could sing), SAMMY CAHN, LERNER & LOWE, JERRY LEIBER & MIKE STOLLER, BERRY GORDY, STEPHEN SOUNDHEIM, HOLLAND & DOZIER, HAL DAVID, THE BERGMANS,etc.
Our history of song submission started in 1984 and ended in 1996. We submitted to publishers, record companies and artists. In that time, 3 songs were published. Nothing happen. During this interlude (before the internet), a personal submission list would read as follows:
JOEY DE FRANCESCO
CARMEN MC RAE
These submissions were unsolicited - in person or via mail.
We'll never know if these artists actually heard the music.
Mark Murphy and Kevin Mahogany responded with interest. But, we did not follow up in a professional manner and missed this opportunity. Any normal person would have threw in the towel. Chicago trumpeter Orbert Davis also was interested - again no professional follow-up, and nothing happen.
Since then, every song has been altered and improved on.
The recording fee is $50 per song for every 500 CD's you make. If you make 250 Cd's with one of our songs on it, you'd owe us $25.
Individual MP3's, we ask .09 cents per download.
Performance fees for BARS, CONCERTS, WEDDINGS, SCHOOL BANDS, etc. are $25 per LEAD SHEET (Whole Tune.) If you are a name touring artist UNDER MANAGEMENT - these fees do not apply.
You can find the song "LADY BEYETTE" here.
Website SONG MENU Top Left
Some of our tunes have been called "OLD SCHOOL JAZZ" -
whatever that means. I never cared for categories.
Music is music.
ALL songs listed HERE.
"Mediocrity is everywhere in this mindless society"