Arthur Hamilton is best known for Cry Me a River – and why not? Jazz players like the ninths, and female singers love to tell a bad man to go to hell. I’ve never liked the rhyme of “plebian” with “me ‘n’ “, but I think you can pull it off by delivering it with a sneer: it is something he said, after all.
Happily, Arthur Hamilton has more than one good song. I liked this one before I knew who’d written it:
And this one is just plain classy:
Then the coup de grace:
So there you have it: Arthur Hamilton. But I know of no compilation CD, and no tribute show. Get on it, cabaret performers.