Springer and famed entertainer Mickey Rooney were buddies in the army in 1945, in Germany. Springer was the musical director for the army show "Don't Touch that Dial" in which Mr. Rooney was scheduled to perform and sing (although this did not happen, Springer continued his musical direction).
Also in the US Army in 1946, Springer was the arranger for the army band in which Tony Bennett sang.
Springer taught Paul Simon how to transcribe music for a short period in New York.
The director of the 1963 Broadway show, "Tovarich" asked Springer to write a song for the star of the show, celebrated actress Vivian Leigh. Springer and his "Santa Baby" co-writer, Joan Javits, wrote "YOU'LL MAKE AN ELEGANT BUTLER and I'LL MAKE AN ELEGANT MAID" for Ms. Leigh.
This website is dedicated to the works of Philip Springer, composer of the classic Christmas song, "Santa Baby". He is one of the last living composers from the "Brill Building" era in NYC.
Music supervisors looking for standard songs may find the perfect background song for your movie, television, video or other project. Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presely, Dusty Springfield and other famous recording artists recorded many of Springer's songs.
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