Big Man on Mulberry Street

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"Big Man on Mulberry Street"
Song by Billy Joel
from the album The Bridge
ReleasedJuly 1986
RecordedThe Power Station
GenrePop rock, jazz fusion
Songwriter(s)Billy Joel
Producer(s)Phil Ramone

"Big Man on Mulberry Street" is a jazz influenced song by Billy Joel from the 1986 album The Bridge.[1]

The song's title refers to Mulberry Street in Little Italy, Manhattan, New York City.

Jazz musician Ron Carter plays acoustic bass on the track. The horn section includes acclaimed musicians Eddie Daniels on alto saxophone, Michael Brecker on tenor saxophone, Ronnie Cuber on baritone saxophone, Marvin Stamm and Alan Rubin (a.k.a. Mr Fabulous) on trumpets and Dave Bargeron (of Blood, Sweat & Tears) on trombone.

An extended version of the song was used on a season three episode of Moonlighting. The episode was also titled "Big Man on Mulberry Street". In a dream sequence, Maddie Hayes envisions David Addison's history with his ex-wife, presented as an elaborate dance sequence with no dialogue; Sandahl Bergman was the main dancer. An extra horn solo was added to the song.


  1. ^ Discography: The Bridge, The Official Billy Joel Site. Retrieved January 3, 2012.

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