“I SANG THAT…” From Sound of Music” to “The Simpsons, to “South Park” and Beyond…” A Memoir From Hollywood, by Sally Stevens
“Sally Stevens’ memoir is just like Sally…elegant, honest and full of music and history. The only
thing that could make this book better is if Sally sang it!”
~Marc Shaiman, Tony and Grammy Awards Winning Film & Theater Composer
“You may not know her name, but you’ve heard her voice a thousand times – in movies, on TV,
in commercials and on records. And now Sally Stevens is telling her own story of success in the
music business. It’s a colorful, candid and delightful memoir.”
~ Jon Burlingame, Music Journalist & author of The Music of James Bond
This book is a personal journey — an inside view into the world of music-makers who create the film scores, television music, sound recordings, commercials and concert evenings the public has enjoyed over the last sixty years.
It’s about a long career that began with concert tours – Ray Conniff, Nat King Cole, and later, solo work in concert with Burt Bacharach. From Variety TV in the sixties — Danny Kaye, Red Skelton, Carol Burnett – to sessions with Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley and others in the early days, Sally Stevens’ work eventually expanded into singing and contracting choirs for over a thousand film and television scores for composers John Williams, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Alan Silvestri, Marc Shaiman and many others. It’s about thirty years of singing the humorous vocals and celebrity “sound-alikes” along with the main titles for The Simpsons and Family Guy. It’s a visit behind-the-scenes through twenty-two years as Choral Director for the Oscars, with on- and off-camera work on Grammys and Emmys broadcasts.
It’s also the more personal story, a humble background of growing up in a “his, hers and theirs” family in the forties and fifties, and how a shy little girl became a second-generation singer in the ever-evolving music business of Hollywood.