Phil Springer, composer of “Santa Baby,” has released a CD/DVD collection of the songs he wrote with Yip Harburg, entitled the Last Legacy of E.Y. “Yip” Harburg. He spoke with journalist Sarah Pilla, and on Oct. 15, 2020 the Palisadian-Post published an article about the project.
Although California’s annual Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) Choral Festival—originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18—had been cancelled, the Chino Hills HS Chamber Singers demonstrated resilience by recording their individual a cappella portion of Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen’s classic “Over the Rainbow” in their separate homes, and through technology were able to appear together as a family again. Their harmonious performance was shared online for the CVUSD community with the goal of spreading hope and cheer during this difficult time. Even after 80+ years, it’s the song people sing in times of trouble.