Special thanks to Kip for having such a good idea; to Kip and Herb for bringing me into
it; to Juliea for all the help along the way; to everyone at A&M for keeping it such a
good place to work/play; and a very special thanks to Ms. Merman. If it weren t for her
great talent, dedication to "the work to be done," sense of humor, love of life,
generosity and the ability to give of herself...well then, most of us wouldn't want to do
another hundred records, T.V. shows, state fairs, etc... with her.
Thanks, Ethel, for the continuing reminders of what it's all about...
Love, Peter Matz
"For decades Ethel Merman has been the heart and soul of the American Musical
Theatre. Hearing this album, I'm convinced that this Disco Diva may be taking a whole new
career! Not only are these songs among the world's favorites, but the sheer joy of
Merman's voice makes me want to get up and dance. Bless you for boogeying, Ethel, you're
hot as a pistol!"
"P.S. When are you going to sing one of my tunes?!"