is an American composer and lyricist, born in Abilene, Texas
Hall is best known for composing the music and lyrics for the Broadway
stage musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
(1978, adapted as a film in 1982). Her other major works include the unsuccessful Broadway sequel The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public
(1994), as well as the stage play To Whom It May Concern
Hall's career includes singing in clubs and similar venues. She signed to Elektra Records
as a singer-sngwriter and had two albums released on the label in the early 1970s, If I Be Your Lady
and Beads and Feathers
Hall appeared also on the LP Free to Be… You and Me
(1972) and the 1974 television special based on the album, having written the songs "Parents Are People," "It's All Right To Cry," and "Glad To Have A Friend Like You."
For the 1977 duet album of Tony Bennett
and Bill Evans
, entitled Together Again
, Hall co-wrote the number "The Two Lonely People."
For Sesame Street
, Hall along with Sam Pottle
co-wrote the song "A Very Simple Dance" (1974).
More recently, Hall recorded the final (extra) track on the 2001 revival recording of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
, highlighting the newly added song "A Friend to Me," written for Ann-Margret
to use in the show. She is also the composer and lyricist for Theatreworks/USA's production of Max & Ruby
If I Be Your Lady
(1970 or 1971) (Elektra EKS... Read More