Marilyn Bergman 1928-2022

Marilyn Bergman, who wrote a bunch of classic and unforgettable lyrics to melodies by Michel Legrand or Marvin Hamlisch, Dave Grusin or Johnny Mandel, died yesterday at her home in L.A. She was 93.

Here is a list of personal favorites of her numerous songs. In no particular order. And certainly not complete. Most of the songs were recorded by various artists over the decades. Gone is a master.

Marilyn Bergman 1928-2022

Cinnamon And Clove – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
So Many Stars – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Dianne Reeves
Like A Lover – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
In The Heat Of The Night – Ray Charles
Nice ‘N’ Easy – Frank Sinatra
Look Around – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
Pretty World – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
That Face – Rosemary Clooney
Solitary Moon – Shirley Horn
The Way We Were – Barbra Streisand
When Summer Turns To Snow – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
You Must Believe In Spring – Tony Bennett & Bill Evans, Carol Sloane
I Was Born In Love With You – Peggy Lee
One At A Time – Lena Horne & Michel Legrand
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life – Carmen McRae
After The Rain – Barbra Streisand
Pieces Of Dreams – Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams – Abbey Lincoln
The Last Time I Felt Like This – Johnny Mathis & Jane Olivor
The Trouble With Hello Is Goodbye – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’77
How Do You Keep The Music Playing? – James Ingram & Patti Austin
Sweet Gingerbread Man – Sarah Vaughan
On My Way To You – Barbra Streisand
The One And Only – Gladys Knight & The Pips
I Believe In Love – Rosemary Clooney
I Don’t Do Duets – Patti LaBelle & Gladys Knight
The Girl Who Used To Be Me – Patti Austin
A Christmas Love Song – The Manhattan Transfer
I Will Say Goodbye – Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand
The Promise (I’ll Never Say Goodbye) – Rosemary Clooney
The Windmills Of Your Mind – Dianne Reeves
Where Do You Start? – Shirley Horn
Summer Me, Winter Me – Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand
It Might Be You – Roberta Flack
The Island – Patti Austin

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