The Goldsmith Odyssey

Odyssey Interviews - Sally Stevens

August 29, 2022 Yavar and David / Sally Stevens Season 5 Episode 7
The Goldsmith Odyssey
Odyssey Interviews - Sally Stevens
Show Notes

The Sound of Music. Dirty Harry. Airplane! The Simpsons. Edward Scissorhands. Rudy. The Sixth Sense. Finding Nemo. Deadpool 2. If you’ve seen any of these, you’ve heard the voice of Sally Stevens.

Want to hear it again?

Then join us for this special Odyssey Interview, in which the singer and vocal contractor shares stories from her remarkable Hollywood career. In addition to discussing her work with Jerry Goldsmith on films like The Secret of N.I.M.H. (for which she performed the tender song “Flying Dreams”), Congo, and Looney Tunes: Back in Action, you’ll hear stories of her work with legendary composers like Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Danny Elfman, James Horner, John Williams, and more! She also tells your humble hosts Yavar and David about her first film score experience (performing on Alfred Newman’s How the West Was Won), the complex work involved in being a vocal contractor, and offers some details on her forthcoming memoir. Given her staggering resume, Sally has a treasure trove of anecdotes to share, and the show is loaded with musical excerpts from a wide array of the scores she contributed to. It’s a warm musical journey down memory lane, and we hope you enjoy it.

(Content warning: contains brief choral cussin’)

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Hey, we recorded this almost a year ago, and, you know, things change.  Sally's memoir is now titled “I SANG THAT…From Sound of Music to The Simpsons, to South Park and Beyond - a Memoir from Hollywood”