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Carroll Coates

born on 23/9/1929 in Old Bridge, England, United Kingdom

Carroll Coates

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Carroll Coates (born 23 September 1929, Old Bridge, Huntingdon, England)[1] is a songwriter, composer, and lyricist. His works have been produced commercially from the 1950s through the 1990s. His songs have been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Carmen McRae, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Shirley Horn, Mel Tormé, Nancy Wilson, and others. His jazz ballad "You'll See" has been recorded by more than a dozen artists. Coates has written at least nine songs for film, including "Sunday in New York."


In 1996, he reportedly lived in the San Francisco Bay Area.[2]

Following Sarah Vaughan's death in April 1990, Coates composed a song in tribute to her, called "Sarah". In a tribute concert for Sarah Vaughan on 25 June 1991, the Shirley Horn Trio performed "Sarah". Reviewing the concert, the New York Times reported:

Carroll Coates's affectionate tribute...praises Vaughan as one who "could do more with a melody than a hip whippoorwill." The final verse imagines Vaughan in heaven, in a quartet with Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Bessie Smith, where instead of squabbling over roles she says to Smith, "I'm new here, you lead."[3]

On 28 April 1996, Coates was honored in a concert called "Songfest: A Songwriters Celebration", held in Larkspur, California. Before the event, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that "Coates will introduce the vocalists who will sing his songs, among them Rebecca Parris, Faith Winthrop, Shanna Carlson, Buddy Conner and Amy Dondy."[4]


Work for Film[5]

Year Film Song Notes
1956 The Girl Can't Help It "Cool It, Baby"[6] Lyricist
A Kiss Before Dying "A Kiss Before Dying"[7] Lyricist
The Last Wagon "Theme From The Last Wagon"[8] Lyricist
Teenage Rebel "Cool It, Baby" Lyricist
1957 The Way to the Gold "The Drive-In Rock"[9] Lyricist
"Strange Weather"[10] Lyricist
No Down Payment "The Drive-In Rock" Lyricist
Kiss Them for Me "Kiss Them For Me"[11] Lyricist
1959 Blue Denim "The Drive-In Rock" Lyricist
1960 Let's Make Love "Cool It, Baby" Lyricist
1963 Sunday in New York "Sunday In New York"[12] Lyricist
1965 The Cavern "The Cavern"[13] Composer/Lyricist
1990 Havana "London By Night"[14] Composer/Lyricist

Audio Recordings

Song Recording Artist Album
Afterglow Chanticleer Lost in the Stars[15]
Cleo Laine Blue & Sentimental[16]
Kendra Shank Afterglow[17]
"Better To Have Loved" Ida Zecco Better To Have Loved[18]
"Between An Old Love And A New Love" (Lyrics; Music by Hub Atwood)[19] Johnny Holiday Holiday For Lovers[20]
"City Lights" Contemporary Jazz Orchestra Trench Heroes[21]
"Cool It, Baby" (Lyrics; Music by Lionel Newman)< The Treniers Cool It, Baby[22]
"Daughter, Dear!" Jim Porcella Life Is So Pecualiar[23]
"The Holiday Song" Ida Zecco A Song for Christmas[24]
"I Am A Man (He Is A Man)" (Lyrics; Music by Ronnie Selbey)[25] Lizabeth Scott With Henri René And His Orchestra Lizabeth[26]
"I Have A Feeling" Lynda Jamison You and the Night and the Music[27]
Ida Zecco Better To Have Loved[28]
"I Still Believe In You" Sarah Vaughan The Divine Sarah Vaughan[29]
"Kiss Them For Me" (Lyrics; Music by Lionel Newman)[30] Joan Crawford The Best of Everything[31]
Lionel Newman And His Orchestra Kiss Them For Me (Soundtrack)[32]
"Later for Love" Rebecca Parris & The Kenny Hadley Big Band A Beautiful Friendship[33]
"London By Night" Charly Antolini Right On[34]
Tony Bennett The Good Things In Life[35]
Rebecca Parris Love Comes and Goes[36]
Ronnie Ross It's a Wonderful World[37]
Frank Sinatra Come Fly With Me [38]
Various Artists The Golden Age of Light Music: Going Places[39]
John Williams Echoes of London[40]
"Love Comes and Goes" Cleo Laine Blue & Sentimental[41]
Rebecca Parris Love Comes and Goes[42]
"Love Is Letting Go" Jim Porcella Life Is So Peculiar[43]
"A Miracle" Frank Mantooth Jazz Orchestra A Miracle[44]
"More In Love" (Lyrics; Music by Peter Nero)[45] Rosie Carlino What Matters Most[46]
"Music Is My Life" Jim Porcella Life Is So Peculiar[47]
Diane Schuur Music Is My Life[48]
"No One Ever Tells You" (with Hub Atwood) Shirley Bassey The Fabulous Shirley Bassey
John "Buddy" Conner Can't Hide Love![49]
Rebecca Parris Love Comes and Goes[50]
Jim Porcella Life Is So Peculiar[51]
Ian Shaw and Cedar Walton In a New York Minute[52]
Frank Sinatra A Swinging Affair
The Nearness of You[53]
"Now I Live With You" Jim Porcella Life Is So Peculiar[54]
"One for Monterey" Black Market Jazz Orchestra Art Attack[55]
Richie Cole Profile[56]
Dave Costa Impassioned[57]
De Paul University Jazz Ensemble Shade Street[58]
Rebecca Parris Love Comes and Goes[59]
Frank Mantooth Jazz Orchestra A Miracle[60]
"Park & Ride" Richie Cole Profile[61]
"Sarah" Richie Cole Profile[62]
Carmen McRae SarahDedicated To You[63]
"So I Love You" Shirley Horn Close Enough For Love[64]
Rebecca Parris Love Comes and Goes[65]
"Soft Sands" (Lyrics; Music by Lou Stein)[66] The Chordettes The Best of the Chordettes[67]
Oscar Peterson Soft Sands[68]
"A Song For Christmas"[69] Charles Brown Charles Brown's Cool Christmas Blues[70]
Laura Fygi The Very Best Time of Year[71]
Nancy LaMott Just In Time For Christmas[72]
Ida Zecco A Song For Christmas[73]
"Sunday in New York" (Lyrics; Music by Peter Nero) Doc Anello Doin' It Our Way[74]
Ernestine Anderson Be Mine Tonight
Bobby Darrin Ultra Lounge: Wild, Cool & Swingin'
Keely Smith I'm In Love Again[75]
Mel Tormé Mel Tormé Sings Sunday in New York & Other Songs About New York
Stanley Turrentine In Memory Of
Libby York Sunday in New York[76]
"The Swing Song" Shanna Carlson Swing High, Swing Low[77]
Lucy Reed Basic Reeding[78]
"Too Much In Love To Care" (Lyrics; Music by James J. Kriegsmann)[79] Carmen McRae The First of Carmen McRae - The Bethlehem Years[80]
"We Can Only Try" (Lyrics; Music by Peter Daniels) Lainie Kazan Body & Soul[81]
Diane Schuur Pure Schuur[82]
"Where Did the Summer Go?" Rebecca Parris Love Comes and Goes[83]
"You'll See" Misty Bade Touching You Touching Me[84]
Rosie Carlino What Matters Most
Kelly Houston "Songs of Love"
Beth Logan Time After Time
Greta Matassa I Wanna Be Loved[85]
Rebecca Parris Love Comes and Goes[86]
Jackie Ryan Doozy
Diane Schuur Love Songs
Carol Sloane Heart's Desire[87]
Paula West Temptation
Weslia Whitfield Beautiful Love
John B. Williams Gratitude
Nancy Wilson R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal)
Susan Winter Love Rolls On
"You're So Far Above Me" The Four Freshmen The Complete Capitol Four Freshmen Fifties Sessions[88]


Along with co-writers Peter Nero and Roland Everett, Coates was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1964 for composing the song "Sunday in New York" for the film of the same name.[89]


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