Before Elvis started filming Blue Hawaiihe did a benefit concert to raise money for the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor — this would be his last live performance for seven years. Unfortunately, Angela did not feel the same and has been quoted as saying Blue Hawaii was the low point of her career. Like with GI Bluesthe movie led to the sales of the soundtrack album, which led back to the sale of movie tickets.
Blue Hawaii contained 14 songs, more than any other Elvis movie. Elvis plays Chad short for Chadwick Gates, who just returns to his wealthy family after two years in the army. His parents want Chad to work in the family pineapple business, but Chad has other plans a tour guide with the help of his girlfriend Maile. The Colonel suggested Hawaii as a location for an Elvis movie back in while Elvis was still in the army in Germany because of the popularity of Hawaiian music.
This was the second Elvis movie directed by Norman Taurog. It was, however, the first one written by former newspaperman Allan Weiss. Weiss who went on to write screenplays for five other Elvis movies: Girls!
Bing plays a PR man hired by a pineapple company to escort the Pineapple Queen contest winner around the islands of Hawaii. The famous wedding scene was shot on Kauai at the Coco Palms Resort Hotel, which had been in operation since closed in after Hurricane Iniki. While filming, Elvis took golf lessons from pro Gary Player. Filming was always difficult because of the throngs of fans trying to get to Elvis.
Extra security guards were around all the time. Besides difficulty with filming, Elvis could not go out and visit the tourist sites like he wanted. Patti appeared as an extra in a canoe in one of the beach scenes.
Rain caused delay in filming one day, then the weather broke so they had limited time to get this shot of Elvis coming out of the water. Elvis removed his watch and the scene was redone. Filming in Hawaii was finished by April 17, Then the cast and crew went back to Hollywood, California and continued filming on Paramount Studios until May 23, Alan Fortas wrote they had the most fun making Blue Hawaii.
Joan and Elvis dated in real life. They first met a few years before Blue Hawaii at Paramount Studios while Elvis was doing Loving You and their romance was on and off for about a year until left Elvis for Germany.
She sang in the movie, but if you notice Joan is not heard on the soundtrack at all as the soundtrack was recorded in Hollywood before filming on the movie began. Joan said Elvis liked her singing a lot when they would sing together off set. Joan said she is reminded of their connection every time she hears that song.
Plus Joan saw Elvis in Vegas years later, so it was the last song he sang and that was the last time she ever saw him. Elvis was a very busy boy while filming. This ended when Wallis enforced a 10pm curfew on them after they were showing up on set with bags under their eyes. Darlene Thompkins, who I was lucky enough to meet at Elvis Week orplayed Patsy one of the girls Chad was showing around Hawaii.
Darlene also played Ms. I have also read that her relationship with Frank Sinatra had something to do with her not reporting for work on another Elvis movie. Juliet Prowse was then put on suspension at Fox Studios. Flora K. Howard McNear, who played Mr. Chapman the boss at the tourist agency, also famously played Floyd the barber on The Andy Griffith Showone of my favorites.
McNear also played in two other Elvis movies. John Stevers in Fun in Acapulco. He also played Chen with Elvis in Girls! Steve Brodie played Tucker Garvey, the troublemaker who gets into a fight with Chad at the bar. Richard Reeves, who played the harmonica in the jail scene, also had roles in four other Elvis movies. Blue Hawaii opened nationally on November 22, On that same date two years later, President Kennedy would be assassinated. Blue Hawaii also ranked in at InBlue Hawaii was rereleased together with GI Bluesfurthering rumors that it was sort of a sequel.
InBlue Hawaii was used by the City of Honolulu to open every weekend movie festival show on a big screen on Waikiki Beach. Did Blue Hawaii start the beach movie craze of the s? Joan Blackman says yes and no other beach movies come close to Blue Hawaii.
But the first beach movie was actually two years before Blue Hawaii. It was Gidget in spawning two sequels, the first was in titled Gidget Goes Hawaiian coincidence? They would star in many more. Since his two previous dramatic movies Flaming Star and Wild in the Country which neither had soundtracks were not financially successful, the Colonel used the great financial success of Blue Hawaii movie and soundtrack album and the success of GI Blues move and soundtrack album to convince Elvis his fans preferred him in musical comedies, which sadly they did.
Elvis had just signed a five year contract with Hal Wallis just before filming Blue Hawaiiso he was stuck doing whatever they wanted. Elvis was already committed to his next two movies Follow That Dream and Kid Galahad these two also had no soundtracksso there was nothing they could do about those but after that it was travelogue after travelogue.
Elvis recorded all the songs in three nights in Hollywood on March 21, 22 and 23 before filming started. It was listed by Billboard as the second biggest selling album of the s behind West Side Story.
It was nominated for a Grammy in for Best Soundtrack. Elvis wore his famous gold lame jacket and sang 19 songs. Two days after the benefit concert, Elvis began filming Blue Hawaii. It is still not on my rotation of 11 Elvis movies I watch all the time, but I can appreciate it now.
The bank scene is especially funny, and I literally laugh out loud when I watch it. Did you notice Joe Esposito as a bank teller and Red West as a security guard?
Follow That Dream is a sweet, funny, albeit goofy, movie that I will watch more often now as I have probably only watched it a handful of times. Gordon Douglas ended up directing the movie and was the only person to have directed both Elvis and Frank Sinatra. Douglas invited Elvis out for dinner during filming, but the Colonel put a stop to it. Gamblers move in next to them and mayhem ensues.
Elvis of course plays Toby Kwimper the son recently home from the army, out on disability. A rarity in his movies, Elvis is not the focal point of each scene but rather a part of an ensemble. Maybe life imitating art again as teenage Priscilla came to live with Elvis and his family at Graceland? Elvis and Anne dated during filming. Anne says she was not a fan of Elvis prior to filming and did not meet him until they were on location in Florida.
She said Elvis brought flowers to her cabin on her first day and they went for a drive and immediately hit it off. Joe Esposito tells a different story.
This proved to be false when her stomach was pumped at the hospital. Location shooting for Follow That Dream began on July 6, and filming began on July 11 continuing through August 28, The studio had to actually build a beach and hauled palm trees into Crystal River. With temperatures over degrees, Elvis had to change his shirt 22 times in one day. Interiors were shot in the courthouse in Inverness and a bank in Ocala.
Filming was delayed while it was removed. Elvis and his friends stayed at the Port Paradise Hotel, situated on a little lagoon out in Crystal Bay which opened up to the Gulf of Mexico. Each room had a little kitchen where Joe Esposito and Alan Fortas would cook Elvis breakfast each morning. In fact, they would purposely argue loudly while making breakfast as a way to wake up Elvis.
Gambling was illegal in Florida, so they had difficulties obtaining two dice tables and other gambling equipment until one day a member of the Chamber of Commerce and a couple of anonymous gamblers showed up and saved the day. Elvis visited these Natural Springs to watch the Mermaids perform in the Underwater Theater, which they did eight shows a day to a million people a year.
It was during this time, Dee told Elvis she was pregnant, but several months later she said had a miscarriage. He was 11 years old at the time. Petty visited his uncle on set and got a chance to to meet Elvis.
It was those records that inspired Tom Petty to become a musician as well as a lifelong Elvis fan. Compared to the great success of Blue Hawaiiit was clear the ticket buying audience preferred Elvis in light hearted romantic comedies with lots of songs.
Elvis recorded six songs and around 38 takes in just three hours between 7pm and 10pm. I would watch it even more, but it is the only one of my favorites that is not available to stream online, so I have to actually put the dvd in to watch it. Kid Galahad does not get much publicity, is barely discussed and is rarely shown even though it is good movie with a real plot and a good cast that mixes drama, comedy and music well.
Like Wild in the Countryit is a movie I would watch even if Elvis was not in it — but then again I love s dramas. Kid Galahad does not rely on Elvis in every scene. It is also the last Elvis movie for six years that was based on a book until Live a Little, Love a Little 18 movies later.
The screenplay for Kid Galahad was written by William Fay. It was based on the novel of the same name by Frances Wallace in I have the book but have yet to read it. It also starred Eddie Albert and Sylvia Sidney. Elvis originally wanted Michael Cortiz to direct as he directed the original Kid Galahad in as well as King Creolebut instead Phil Karson was the director. Theirs became a good relationship. Kid Galahad was the LP and final Elvis movie produced by Davie Weisbart.
In Kid GalahadElvis plays Walter who is just out of the army shocker! His parents had died years earlier and he was raised in Kentucky. He ends up boxing for Willy. To prepare for his role, Elvis sparred, punched bags, went on a diet and lost 12 pounds. In real life, Gig was drunk a lot of the time and did not treat his young, pretty wife Elizabeth Montgomery of Bewitched fame well.
Years later, Gig shot and killed his fifth wife Kim Schmidt and then shot and killed himself. After re-watching that scene closely over and over, I think I may have figured it out. Right before Joan cracks up, you see Elvis sort of cross his eyes — it is at the very end of the song. In the original movie, Bette Davis played that roll and falls in love with the young fighter.
Elvis invited Michael to one of his weekend trips to Palm Springs with him and the guys. Elvis rented the top floor at Howard Manor. I met Michael at Elvis Week when he signed his memoir for me.
He was very friendly. Orlando de la Fuente, who played Sugarboy Romero, was an undefeated year-old welterweight boxer. Twenty-four years earlier, Callahan had also trained Wayne Morris in the original Kid Galahad movie. They all said Elvis was quick with his hands, but slow on his feet standing with a wide stance due to Karate background. The movie takes place during the summer in the Catskills in New York, but filming in November and December in the higher elevation about feet above sea level California mountains felt more like winter especially when it snowed.
A couple interior scenes were filmed inside Hidden Lodge, but the kitchen set was recreated in the large dining room hall at Buckhorn Camp. Most of the cast and crew stayed at the Idyllwild Inn, which had rooms, a restaurant and cabins.
Movies were shown nightly at the Idyllwild Inn for everyone to enjoy. Unfortunately due to the inclement weather, it was difficult to get the movies up to Idyllwild so they would show the same ones over and over. After filming, many of the cast and crew, including Elvis, would go to restaurants and bars in Pine Cove and Mountain Center about four miles down towards Lake Hemet.
Elvis would also eat hamburgers at a coffee shop in town called the Koffee Kup. Everyone involved with Kid Galahad all say the same great things about Elvis, that he was shy and charming and polite and professional and friendly. I have actually heard this about Elvis on every movie he made, but it is nice to hear it from the crew and extras as well as the stars.
Elvis played football with the guys and sing and entertain everyone and just sit around talk. In addition to hanging out with the adults, Elvis also talked and played with the kids throwing the football around. Fifty elementary school children from Idyllwild were hired as extras and can be seen in the bleachers during the outdoor boxing scenes.
Elvis was always trying to better himself and his performance constantly asking the real life boxers on set to help him improve. Some of the fights scenes in the movie were actually real as they would get a few punches in outside of the choreography. They gave Elvis three leather bound books. Elvis told him that he suggested to the Studio that they should have switched the filming schedule and filmed Follow That Dream in the winter and Kid Galahad in the summer.
This is the same area used at the beginning of The Andy Griffith Show. During filming, Elvis was dating Connie Stevens, but according to Alan Fortas she broke up with him when Joe picked her up instead of Elvis himself and they were not alone for their date, rather surrounded by all the guys. He stayed there until For the first time, Elvis did not spend Christmas home at Graceland.
Elvis sang six songs in Kid Galahad. I have that original 45 rpm record. This is the first Elvis movie that does not have a title song. He is puttering around with his car and flipping through a book and then it shows Dolly longingly looking at Rose and Walter, which helps sets the romantic mood.
Kid Galahad was released August 29, and grossed even less than Flaming Star on its release. One of the reasons it is so easy to watch is because Elvis is particularly HOT in this movie.
Yes he is always hot, but something about Elvis in this movie is even more mesmerizing than usual. Another reason I love Girls! Again, Elvis just looks magnificent in his all balck and the way he moves thank you Jackie Wilson — just pure fun! The title Girls! This movie is really more about boats and fishing than girls, but I guess it is not very good publicity to call a movie Boats! There are barely two girls in Girls!
It was years before I realized they were supposed to be in Hawaii. In all of my readings, no one seems to know why they never mentioned they are in Hawaii. Pre Production of Girls! Hal Wallis was again the producer and Norman Taurog again the director. Key West, Florida was also considered as a possible location. Hal Wallis was no longer interested in portraying Elvis as a serious rebel actor as in some Hurricane - America (2) - Harbor (Vinyl his previous movies, rather he was going to promote Elvis as an entertainer especially after the hugely successful Blue Hawaii.
So in Girls! Stella Stevens played Robin Gantner, a nightclub singer who used to date Ross and is still in love with him. Although they had similar backgrounds as Stella was also born in Mississippi and lived in Memphis for a time while she went to Memphis State College, she and Elvis did not get along. This is obviously ridiculous as we all know Elvis rarely drank and detested drunks. Stella begrudgingly took the part only after she was threatened with suspension by Paramount.
There is speculation this part would have went to Delores Hart had she not left Hollywood to become a nun.
She said there was nothing romantic between her and Elvis, but they were good friends often socializing off set. She even went out with him alone, without the Memphis Mafia, to dinner in Hilo. I saw Laurel at Elvis Weekthe 40th Anniversary.
She did not stay for a meet and greet, but we got to hear her speak at Conversations on Elvis. At Elvis Week the following year inwe got to hear Ginny Tiu speak and play the piano. Red plays the bongos on the tuna boat, and Alan catches a tuna from Ross.
Elvis arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 7, Elvis wanted to travel by ship, but there was a strike so he had to fly. Elvis was greeted by over 8, fans and lost his watch, his tie clip and a diamond ring to these thousands of overzealous fans. The next day a fan called Elvis at the Hawaiian Village Hotel on Oahu to say she had his ring and she would return it — she left it for him at the front desk.
Filming began on April 9, Stunt doubles for Elvis and Laurel were thankfully used in the scene that always makes me hold my breath. It is the scene toward the end of the movie when Ross and Laurel jump from the sailboat to the speedboat and then the speedboat cuts right in front of the sailboat and the two almost collide.
I assume that was not on purpose, and nothing I have read has commented on it except to say that stunt doubles were used. Location shooting was finished on April 26th and everyone returned to Hollywood where filming resumed on May 1st on Stage 5 at Paramount Studios. Although Elvis was not allowed to break boards as Karate practice during filming for fear he would get hurt, he did manage to play football.
English singer Billy Fury visited the set and said his proudest moment was meeting Elvis and presenting him with gold and silver discs for his UK sales. Filming finished on June 8, After previewed, Hal Wallis edited out five minutes of the movie including two songs.
Even though it only came out weeks before the end of the year, Girls! Elvis was voted the Top Box Office Draw by the movie industry, having three of the top grossing movies of Blue Hawaii at 14 even though it was released inKid Galahad at 37 and Girls! In according to TV GuideGirls!
Before filming began in Hawaii, Elvis began three days of recording the soundtrack at Radio Recorders in Hollywood on March 26, They wrote it for The Coasters in The title song is used during the opening credits as well as the end of the movie with different lyrics. It is the version at the opening credits that is on the soundtrack album. The soundtrack as a whole peaked at 3 and earned a gold record selling over one million dollars and overcopies. The Elvis Movie Formula was now set. With no strong supporting cast in Girls!
His movies were from this point on star vehicles centered around Elvis, which meant the target audience were Elvis fans rather than a wider audience of some of his previous movies. The musical numbers took precedence over character development and storylines. Star vehicles were not unusual for the time and Elvis was a singer, so he made musicals. Like John Wayne made westerns Doris Day made romantic comedies. According to Alan Fortas, Elvis considered Girls!
This was only the fourth movie filmed in Seattle. I thought about Elvis when I visited Seattle in and rode the monorail wondering if Elvis stood in the same place I was waiting to board and when I went up in space needle in during my first visit. It was produced by Ted Richmond, and the screenplay was written by Si Rose and Seaman Jacobs although originally it was supposed to be written by William Fay. His dressing room once belonged to Clark Gable.
Elvis had to postpone his soundtrack session after only recording three songs because he had a cold. Elvis was much more adult looking in this his 12th movie, wearing a suit most of the time. She went on to play a nurse in several other movies.
Joan eventually gave up acting for a career with Hilton Hotels. I always loved her and thought she was so cute and made the movie. Eventually Vicky moved to Hawaii and became its First Lady from to while her husband was governor. Years later inKurt would play Elvis in a movie called Elvis. His demeanor and style was what I drew from. Gary was part of the gang who played football with Elvis at De Neve Park while Elvis was in town making movies. My excitement quickly waned.
Gary was SO full of himself, a complete jerk I thought. He even said Tuesday Weld looked at him and looked at Elvis and picked him — I seriously doubt it. It was the tone he used and the smirk on his face when he talked about these women.
Gary was name dropping and almost competing with Tom Brown saying I was friends with Jim Morrison, and I was real good friends with Ricky Nelson too — again it was his tone. Then Gary said William Shatner was an ass and had a really mean look on his face. During filming, there were hundreds of local police as well as six Pinkerton plainclothes detectives to protect and escort Elvis through the crowds. Elvis filmed there for just ten of those days. Along with dating Yvonne Craig, it was also reported that Elvis was dating Seattle local girl Sue Wouters during filming.
That was not Elvis and Joan in the final scene leading the marching band through the fair — they were stand ins. Elvis was interviewed on set by Lloyd Shearer where he discussed his love of reading and studying philosophy. Elvis finished filming on November 9, and went to Las Vegas to vacation before returning to Memphis for the holidays. In the movie, Elvis sings an extra verse to this song.
Production of Fun in Acapulco began on January 21, That meant that a new Williams CD was in the works, but there was as yet no certainty that the song would make the cut. Don's new album is available now from Amazon. I have listened to all the songs, in order, many times. I enjoy hearing covers of his songs, just as I enjoy hearing covers of Lightfoot songs, and have always enjoyed good Country music, especially the traditional county sound that Don exemplifies.
I purchased this CD with my own money, and it was worth every penny. Hamilton Camp's original recording song was covered by Gordon Lightfoot. It has a cast consisting of many very funny people, and it's a shame that the movie never made it to the theaters. But, thankfully, you can now buy the DVD and add Hamilton's final acting role to your collection. You can purchase the DVD from Amazon hereor downloaded the movie as an instant video here. Although it does contain a hit single - the title track - it did not seem to be a priority for CD or CD-R release, especially after several years of availability as a download, but it was a pleasant surprise.
Unfortunately, the CD-R was withdrawn failry quickly, possibly because I complained about the artwork which looked as if it had been photocopied by a year old; I guess I should have said nothing.
It does remain available as a download, and even seniors are slowly adopting that format. Here's To You, the song, reached 76 on the pop singles chart in But, moving with the times, he adapted his style to produce a very "pop" sounding single. NB: This is not folk music, but 60s pop! Listen to clips and buy the MP3 album at Amazon see link below. October, - I am extremely sad to report that Hamilton Camp died suddenly on October 2. I had only known him for 20 months, but I am proud to say that he was a good friend, and I am shattered by his death as are his family and his fans and friends from around the world.
An accomplished character actor who was sought after by directors because of his reputation of being able to make a role, he appeared in numerous films, stage productions including Broadwaytelevision, and as a voice actor on animated films and video games. Although his primary career was as an actor - a choice he made because it wouldn't require constant travel away from his family - he also pursued a music career and wove it in and out of his life for 5 decades.
He and Bob Gibson reunited periodically for more than 35 years, until Gibson's death inperforming at special reunion shows and releasing two other albums together. It was Gibson's daugher, Meridian Green, who was thoughtful enough to think to call me as soon as she heard that Hamilton had died.
Hamilton also released four solo albums, and one album with a group of friends known as the Skymonters. You know what they say about great minds! Click on "More info", under the cover image, to hear clips and see the entire track listing. Sweet Joy is available at his web site, along with several earlier CDs, both solo and with Bob Gibson. If you are interested in learning more about him, or wish to buy one of his CDs, please visit his web site here: Hamilton Camp Official Web Site.
I can't begin to say how much I will miss him. I looked forward to our frequent online chats. He was warm, compassionate, funny, clever I can't think of enough adjectives.
He loved the sounds on Yahoo Messenger, and often had me in stitches when he inserted one into an otherwise serious discussion. He was passionate about everything he did, not only his dual professions, but also special projects that he took on including being the Treasurer! What was amazing was not that he was doing his part to help others, but that this talented musician and actor learned Quickbooks so he could do a job that had to be done. Somehow, I don't think accounting was one of his favorite things, nor something for which he had a special gift, but he did what was necessary to help out a worthy cause.
I feel very privileged to have known him, and can be slightly comforted by the fact that he was doing what he enjoyed every day, and had the satisfaction of seeing his CD project to completion and just as he wanted it. And I have the satisfaction of knowing that late in the recording process, when he was discouraged about one of the songs because he couldn't get it the way he wanted it, I urged him to try again.
He did, and this song is on the CD. I will miss him terribly. Folk Notes. Steve Gillette's New Songwriter Website. It's an ongoing songwriting workshop on the Web. It's called About the Songand you can visit it at aboutthesong. Each week we will post a new article about songwriting, about the craft and the steps that led to the creation of the work, and the story of what has happened to the song since it's creation.
The first one is devoted to our song, "Darcy Farrow. Soon to come is a membership area where songwriters of any level of experience can submit their own songs for analysis and review and participate in the discussions. We hope you will enjoy it and please do pass along the link to anyone you think might benefit from the discussions.
As you know if you have read my website or my social media posts, I am a big fan of Steve, and consider him one of the finest songwriters of our generation. His knowledge of songwriting techniques and ability to lead song circles and workshops, or teach in a more formal program, are legend.
His songwriter workshopswhich he has conducted in many cities in the US and Canada, are a nurturing environment where all the particpants listen to and common on each other's songs, solving the problems that all songwriters face.
And the new blog articles - now in the second year - provide a chance to sit in from whereever you are and pick up some ideas for your own songwriting endeavors. Take advantage of it! I have found that most Lightfoot fans share the same tastes in music, so I am sharing one of my favorites with you. I can not say enough about how excellent the pair are as a duo, while their individual talents stand on their own.
You will recognize many of the songs when Steve sings them; he is a wonderful guitar player with a unique style, and a superb vocalist as well. Gordon Lightfoot performed Darcy Farrow on stage in the s, but never recorded it too bad!
Bed of Roses is another of Steve's wonderful songs, a beautiful love song, recorded by Kenny Rogers. Cindy is a wonderful vocalist, who performs both her own songs and traditional songs, and accompanies herself on guitar, banjo, concertina, or mountain dulcimer.
Her harmonies on Steve's songs are beautiful. Their web site is at compassrosemusic. Also, listen to clips from their live CD, Live In Concertwhich includes their beautiful renditions of many of Steve's most well known songs, including both Darcy Farrow and Bed of Roses. Finally, for the songwriters out there, Steve wrote a book on songwriting, called "Songwriting and the Creative Process". It includes detailed chapters on music theory, melody, harmony, rhythm, song critique, poetic principles, alliteration, titles, hooks, collaboration, creativity, writer's block, left brain and right brain, social issues, publishing, and surviving in the music industry - pretty much everything you need to know, from one of the most talented songwriters out there.
The book is available from Steve's website "Songwriting and the Creative Process". And, to get you started, Steve has posted excerpts from the book on his website here: Songwriting Tutorial. Like their earlier duet albums, and their live concerts, the new CD is a mixture of original songs, covers of artists they admire, and traditional tunes.
As always, the musicianship is top notch, the tunes catchy, and the lyrics clever. I played the CD almost continuously on my eastbound and westbound trips between Denver and Saratoga Springs, and have fallen in love with it. Steve Gillette - The Man Inin a departure from his pure folk and country roots, but much in keeping Hurricane - America (2) - Harbor (Vinyl his encyclopedic knowledge of music, Steve released The Mana CD complete with narrative and music, telling the story of the fictional Danny Morrow and drawing from roots jazz, folk, and blues.
Most of the songs are from the s, perfect for Steve's story, which mixes fictional characters with real people, while artfully taking the listener back to those times. Added to the old classics are two new Steve Gillette originals, which fit seamlessly. The CD was inspired by his father's stride piano playing, which is heard on many cuts; the same musical influence that helped inspire the way he, Steve, plays guitar.
It is a truly wonderful CD, and I don't say that lightly. Being There includes new originals, some traditional tunes, and a number of covers of other artists they admire.
Just like their concerts, the CD displays their many talents, both in original music and lyrics, and in new interpretations of songs of others. Steve and Cindy's vocals and musicianship don't disappoint and the new originals are gems. The first cut, and one of my favorite Steve songs, is "Hurricane," about the terrible hurricane of that took nearly two thousand lives, and destroyed the railroad once described as the "eighth wonder of the world. You can listen to a clip of the song here.
You can listen to clips of all the songs on the CD on the Being There web page. This is a CD made up entirely of cat songs! Cindy's creativity and wit, combined with outstanding musicianship, will make this CD a sure hit - and maybe a clever gift for a cat lover friend or relative.
My favorite song in the CD is one of Cindy's originals: Rudy's Big Adventure, a true story - with a happy ending - about a cat that gets his head caught in a garbage disposal. Click here to listen to a RealMedia clip. There are clips of most of the other songs on the CD on the Cat Tales web page, so take a look and a listen to a great cat lovers gift.
You can visit their web site at compassrosemusic. The Brothers Four. The Brothers Four were pioneers of the "folk revival"; of the few groups from those times still performing today, they remain one of the best known and most popular.
Their all-acoustic presentation consists of guitars, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, and of course the trademark rich blend of their four voices.
Visit their new online store here: The Brothers Four. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to run their online store for them. Check out their latest release pictured above : The Brothers Four - Renewal.
As a follow-up to their stellar release, "Golden Anniversary"which has 20 tracks and 3 medleysit is amazing to note that there are only a few songs that appear on both collections, yet all are well loved songs from their huge performing catalogue.
Visit the store for the full track listings, and to listen to clips; there are clips of all the songs on "Golden Anniversary" now; I'll make clips for other CDs as soon as I can. Their web site is at The Brothers Four. The smooth musical sounds of The Brothers Four have delighted millions for five exciting decades.
The Brothers Four have played thousands of college concerts, serenaded four U. Internationally acclaimed, they are truly "America's Musical Ambassadors to the World. Greg Montgomery and Paula Rosenberg handled the album graphics. See more at my Michael's Fool's Hill Music online store. It is his seventh CD, and his first album of all original songs since 's Crooken Path.
Michael is a wonderful songwriter and talented musician, and a good friend, and I urge you to check out this excellent new album. And, starting with this album, FHM now sells downloads as well! Check it out here. It is his sixth CD, but his very first live album.
Michael is a wonderful songwriter, talented musician, and consistent live performer, so the music is both polished and representative of his live shows. This is a CD you should check out. There are clips at his web site, and the one new song the title track is streamed in full in the Listening Room. It is his fifth CD, and like his others is full of beautiful music and creative lyrics. His store showcases a fine group of acoustic artists, mostly from upstate New York, with a few from the midwest and elsewhere in the US.
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Never Feel This Pain ft. Drunk Tongue ft. The Business Interlude Meteor Hammer ft. Ghostface Killah, Action B.
Live Through Death Interlude Only The Rugged Survive ft. Compton Freestyle Bring the Pain Old Man Fall Out Hail To The 36 Chambers I Might Be Killa Bee Tongue Tie Sting Little Dirty Punchup Kids Revolving Apes Uzi Is The New Pistol Video Tape Labels Wu Anthem Lil Flip Blade Raekwon - Respect Power Whiteboys Mystikal I Got Hook-Up Ol' Dirty Bastard - The Park ft.
Coolio Slam The Abduction Rock Steady And You Don't Stop ft. Windpipe Assed Out What You in Fo' ft. Sucker MC's For Heaven's Sake ft. Black Mamba Thug World Unpredictable Premix Shaolin Worldwide ft. Fast Shadow Killa Beez ft. Diesel Execute Them ft. Anything Old Skool Remix ft.
SWV Ides I. GZA - Shadowboxin' Raekwon - Verbal Intercourse Wu-Tang Clan - Gravel Pit Ghostface Killah - Assassination Day Octagon - Blue Flowers Shabazz The Disciple - Crime Saga Method Man - Release Yo' Delf R U Ready 4 Wu-Tang?
Hell Yeah! Fuck Yeah! Aw Yeah! Energy Interlude Dat's Gangsta All I Need Drink With Russians Interlude Say O. Say G. Want Another Wu-Tang Album? Do Svidania Interlude No Separation Outro Bring Da Ruckus Intro Ruckus In B Minor Felt Mistaken Identity Hold The Heater Crushed Egos Keep Watch Miracle Preacher's Daughter Pioneer The Frontier Necklace Ron O'Neal A Better Tomorrow Never Let Go Wu-Tang the Saga Continues Intro feat.
Miss You Already soundtrack. Oleta Adams. Meli'sa Morgan. The Golden Child soundtrack. Olivia Newton-John. Back to Basics: The Essential Collection — Ashley Tisdale. Guilty Pleasure. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Linda Lewis. A Tear and a Smile. Mannequin soundtrack. Anthony Hamilton. American Gangster soundtrack. The Alesha Show. Heart of Stone. Diane Warren and LP. Claire Richards. My Wildest Dreams.
Chaka Khan. The Woman I Am. John Waite. Rover's Return. Samantha Mumba. El DeBarge. Distant Thunder. The Sign. Joe Cocker. Taylor Dayne and Keith Washington. Babyface and Lisa Stansfield. The Pagemaster soundtrack. Florent Pagny. Jeffrey Osborne. Bette Midler. For the Boys soundtrack. The High Road. Rod Stewart. Joan Ryan. Sittin' On Top of the World. Bunny DeBarge. In Love. Wyclef Jean featuring Passi. Welcome to Haiti: Creole Space Jam soundtrack. Charlie Puth. The One and Only Ivan soundtrack.
Mandy Moore. LP Level. Notting Hill soundtrack. Toshi Kubota. Nothing But Your Love. Blow Up. Albert Hammond and Albert West. Tyler Collins. Rita Ora. Beyond the Lights soundtrack. The Real Milli Vanilli. The Moment of Truth. Never Say Never. Jennifer Holliday. Demi Lovato. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones soundtrack. All That Matters.
Barbra Streisand. Rhythm of the Night. Michael Johns. Into the Light. Dionne Warwick and June Pointer. Reservations for Two. Macy Gray. Taylor Dayne. Jeanette Biedermann. Hilary Duff. Jessica Simpson. My Love Is Your Love. Tommy Page. Deniece Williams. Edwin McCain. Message in a Bottle soundtrack. Lisa Stansfield. Lindsay Lohan. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement soundtrack. The Family Man soundtrack. Kima, Keisha, and Pam. James Ingram. A Very Merry Chipmunk. Cyndi Lauper.
A Night to Remember. Heaven on Earth. Tessanne Chin. Count on My Love. Amy Keys. Tom Grennan. Bibi Zhou. Stacie Orrico. Patty Smyth. Diane Warren and Maren Morris. The Jeff Healey Band. Christina Aguilera. Travis Tritt. The Storm. Tom Jones and Tori Amos. Sarah Connor. Some Lessons Learned. All the Way A Decade of Song. Change Your World. On and On. The Prince of Egypt soundtrack. Kaci Battaglia. The Perfect Man soundtrack.
Bianca Ryan. Meat Loaf and Patti Russo. Welcome to the Neighbourhood. Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home soundtrack. Vince Hill. Where Your Road Leads. Samantha Cole. Dreaming of You. Chrissy Metz. Breakthrough soundtrack.
The Heat. Patti Austin. Richie Sambora. Ronan Keating. Jessica Folcker. Tina Arena. In Deep. Be Yourself. Various - Jeff Özdemir & Friends (Vinyl, LP, Album)
, Baby Face & Jimmy Lewis Band* - When Im Gone (Vinyl)
, El Acuario - Various - A Smooth Transition 3 - From Trip Hop To Nu Jazz (CD)
, Back In Black - Boom Boom Satellites - Shine Like A Billion Suns (CD, Album)
, LEnvelat - La Trinca - Festa Major (Vinyl, LP, Album)
, I Want U - DNA The Dark Project - Under The Surface (CD, Album)
, Kisses Of Fire - ABBA - Gold (Greatest Hits) (CD)
, The Cutty Wren - Steeleye Span - Time (CD, Album)
, Take Control Of The Party (Program Beltram Instrumental) - B.G. The Prince Of Rap - Take Control Of
, Cure My Weakness - Transcendence (5) - The Way It Could Be... (CD)
, Saint Covens Tavern
, Who lvoes you - Aphilas - Original Aesthetics (CD, Album)
, My Life - Bunny Chanel* - Bunny Chanel (Cassette)
, Crossing Streets - Evan Marien - Between Worlds (CD, Album)
, Twenty-Twenty - Various - Atomic Beats (CD)