Gregg Arthur looks like he’s auditioning for a James Bond film – both for the leading role and the theme song.
“I wrote a song as a dedication to this particular genre of song and to Johnny Mercer, it’s called ‘Last Call’.
It’s a great thrill for me that I recorded the song with orchestra in studio A at Capitol Records in Los Angeles, the studio where Sinatra recorded so many saloon bar songs, and Johnny Mercer was one of the founders of Capitol Records. That’s poetry in action.”
– What makes a torch song?
– Truth. The lyric is poetic truth, and the music frames the words and creates the mood.