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Lee Ritenour "Mr. Briefcase" video feat. Eric Tagg

Lee Ritenour "Mr. Briefcase" video feat. Eric Tagg.

Lee Ritenoir - Lee Mack "Captain Fingers" Ritenour (born January 11, 1952) is a prominent session musician, and recording artist. He had a minor U.S. hit with "Is It You" in 1981.

Ritenour's holds the distinction of having two of the promotional videos for his songs ("Is It You," and "Mr. Briefcase") being played during MTV's first hour.

Lee Ritenour was born January 11, 1952 in Los Angeles, California. He played his first session when he was 16 with the Mamas and the Papas. Nicknamed "Captain Fingers," he (along with Larry Carlton) was a sought-after session guitarist by the mid-70s. He is noted for playing his red Gibson ES-335 and his Gibson L5 guitars. One of his most notable influences is the pioneering jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery.

In 1976, Lee Ritenour released his first solo album, First Course. This was followed up by his famous fusion work "Captain Fingers" in 1976. Since "First Course" he has released over 30 albums - the 30th being "Rit's House" in 2002. One of his most notable works is his pop album (featuring vocalist Eric Tagg) 1981 Rit, which contained chart hits "Is It You," and "Mr. Briefcase." In the 90s, Lee Ritenour was one of the founding members of smooth jazz group "Fourplay".

Throughout his career, Lee Ritenour has not been afraid to experiment with different styles of music. He has often incorporated elements of funk, pop, rock, blues and Brazilian music with jazz (much to the dislike of many critics). In the early 1980s, Lee was given his own Ibanez signature model guitar, the LR-10. The LR-10 was produced from 1981 to 1987. It can be heard exclusively on his album "Rit".

Currently, Lee plays the Gibsons that he first played in the 1970s (the ES-335 & L5), and now also plays his signature Lee Ritenour Model archtop guitar made by Gibson.

Lee Ritenour "Mr. Briefcase" from his album "Rit" (1981):

John Waite "Downtown Journey of a Heart" new album


John Waite "Downtown Journey of a Heart" new album.

2006 Release from the Former Lead Singer/Songwriter of Both the Babys and Bad English and a Successful Solo Artist in his Own Right. John, Waite presents a Musical Trip: A Collection of Amazing Recordings of his Greatest Hits plus an Infectious Rendition of Bob Dylan's Rock Classic "Highway 61 Revisited" Along with the Sweeping Balladry of "St. Patrick 's Day".

The album of John Waite "Downtown Journey of a Heart" will be released on July 25, 2006 on Frontiers Records.

According to John Waite, "Those Two Songs Represent Well the Two Sides of My Musicality. The Driving Rock of "Highway 61" Mirrors the Energy of Our Live Performances and Shows the Direction Where I Want to Go Next Musically, While "st. Patrick's Day" is Quite the Opposite: A Love Song About Two People Meeting in New York". "Downtown Journey of a Heart" Has Much to Offer to Everyone, Memories for Some and for Many, New Memories to Be Created."

Tracklisting (12 tracks): Hard Way, In Dreams, Blue Venus, Missing You, Keys To Your Heart, Highway 61 Revisited, Isn't It Time, St. Patrick's Day, New York City Girl, Head First, Downtown, When I See You Smile.

John Waite "Downtown Journey of a Heart" (july 2006) CD:

George Grunwald "Too much to say" long awaited new record now available!


Sometimes there's an artist who comes to offer you the best musical satisfaction with a record made with love and passion. That's exactly what George Grunwald does with his new album "So much to say", 10 songs recorded in studios all over the world.

Born in Poland, raised in Sweden, his music travelled to far-off places such as Israel and America.
He released several records in a jazz fusion vein with swedish studio musicians and a few years back, his passion for the sound of Los Angeles music scene made him start working on a west coast project.

He knew that project could take time in reuniting musicians, recordings, travelling and getting a signature on a label. From the beginning, george worked with Oli Poulsen (who produced Michael Learns to rock) and famous Swedish musician and composer Hakan Mjornheim who co-wrote all the songs with him. With hard work, help from friends and personal contacts, George Grunwald gathered some great danish musicians and the cream of sessions artists including Joseph Williams (Toto, Vertigo), Bill Champlin (Chicago, Sons Of Champlin), Jason Scheff (Chicago), Tamara Champlin, Warren Wiebe, Lou Pardini (Koinonia) & Alex Ligertwood (Santana, Metro), David Garfield among others.


Recorded in L.A., Copenhagen and Stockholm, "So much to say" is the kind of perfect album you listen to with a smile on your face.
George says "I've always dreamed of finding something unique and original in my music. Groove, harmony, passion, spirit and enthusiasm that's the key. That's why I've got "so much to say" on this album."

Every song is a treasure for westcoast music fans. "Touch the sun", duet with Alex Ligertwood starts with a magical keyboard intro, "Mistery girl" dives you in an enchanting atmosphere and "Save my love" is for me a classic in the vein of the cover song "Cool night" sung by Joseph Williams on his album "I am Alive".

Tracklist: So Much To Say, Save My Love, You Know, Have I Lost My Girl, I´m Emotional, Touch The Sun, With Every Breath, Mystery Girl, A Love So Right & Don´t Give It Up.

That long awaited album is finally released at the label Icicle Music in Singapore. A European & US release are coming very soon. We let you know...

More infos about George Grunwald at and

Bill LaBounty & Robbie Dupree in concert in Paris


Bill LaBounty & Robbie Dupree will play in Paris for two shows on September, 30th at Le casino de Parid and on October, 3rd at Bus Palladium. The band line-up features Larry Hoppen (Orleans), David Sancious, Leslie Smith, Rick Chudacoff and Peter Bunetta.
You can now purchase tickets to,, Casino de Paris.

Bill LaBounty "The Right Direction" CD (1994):

Robbie Dupree "All Night Long" live CD - 15 tracks (1999):

Le Roux "Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin' For The Lights)" video

Le Roux "Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin' For The Lights)" video.

Their Capitol press release read: "Le Roux takes its name from the Cajun French term for the thick and hearty gravy base that's used to make gumbo, a vitamin-laden soup that's actually of Bantu origin."

Louisiana's Le Roux was a musical gumbo that blended various instruments and arrangements for some spicy, mouth-watering Pop-Rock. Using Blues, R&B, Funk, Jazz, Rock and Cajun as their base, Le Roux chefs created their own distinctive sound with ingredients borrowed from The Meters, Poco, Little Feat and the Eagles. Their Southern anthem "New Orleans Ladies" simmered with the laid-back feel of the Big Easy, evoking images of Bourbon Street and the Bayou. That song, together with their smash hit "Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin' For The Lights)", brings Le Roux daily airplay from D.C. to Baton Rouge, and they remain cult heroes to this day.

In 1981, Le Roux moved to RCA which decided to break the band as a single act. They suceeded with the top-20 hit "Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin' For The Lights)" and recieved heavy MTV airplay with "Addicted" both featured on their fourth album "Last Safe Place".

Soon afterwards, however, lead singer Jeff Pollard left the group to start his own Christian ministry. He was replaced by Dennis Fergie Frederiksen.

Le Roux "Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin' For The Lights)" from their album "Last Safe Place" (1980) written by T. Haseldon and Pop n°18 - chart debut: 2/13/82:

Dan Fogelberg "The Language Of Love" video

Dan Fogelberg "The Language Of Love" video.

Dan Fogelberg, Daniel Grayling Fogelberg (born in Peoria, Illinois on August 13, 1951) is an American singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, whose music has been inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, classical, jazz, and bluegrass music.

Fogelberg, the youngest of Lawrence and Margaret (Young) Fogelberg's three sons, learned to play piano as a child. Using a Mel Bay course book, he taught himself to play a Hawaiian slide guitar his grandfather gave to him. He started his music career at age 14, when he joined his first band, The Clan, which paid homage to The Beatles. His second band was another cover combo, The Coachmen, which, in 1967, released two singles on Ledger Records: "Maybe Time Will Let Me Forget" and "Autumn Leaves."

After graduating from high school in 1969, he studied theater arts and painting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and began performing as a solo acoustic player in area coffeehouses. There, he was discovered in 1971 by Irving Azoff. Dan Fogelberg and I. Azoff, who started his music-management career promoting another Illinois act, REO Speedwagon, moved to California to seek their fortunes. Dan Fogelberg became a session musician who played with pop-folk artists like Van Morrison. In 1972, he released his debut album "Home Free" to lukewarm response. His second time at bat was much more successful: His 1974 Joe Walsh-produced album "Souvenirs" and the hit song "Part of the Plan" made him a major star.

Following Souvenirs, Dan Fogelberg released a string of gold and platinum albums and found commercial success with songs like "The Power of Gold," "Longer," which became a wedding standard, "The Language of Love," and "Lonely in Love."

His 1978 album "Twin Sons of Different Mothers" was the first of two collaborations with jazz flutist Tim Weisberg. "The Innocent Age," released in October 1981, reached the peak of critical and popular acclaim. The double album "Song Cycle" included four of his biggest hits: "Leader of the Band," a tribute to his musician father, "Run for the Roses," which aired during the 1980 Kentucky Derby, "Hard To Say," and "Same Old Lang Syne," based on a real-life accidental meeting with a former girlfriend. Two of his songs have graced feature films: "There's a Place in the World for a Gambler" (originally on "Souvenirs") can be heard in the 1978 film "FM"; and "Times Like These" from "The Innocent Age," part of the 1980 movie "Urban Cowboy".

In 1985, Fogelberg released "High Country Snows." Recorded in Nashville, it showcased his (and some of the industry's best) talent in the bluegrass genre. Vince Gill, Jerry Douglas, David Grisman, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen were among those who contributed to the record.

In 2004, he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. After undergoing treatment in California (the artist refuted news reports that he received experimental treatment at Harvard Medical Center), Fogelberg announced on his web site on August 13, 2005, his 54th birthday, that his prostate cancer was now at "an almost negligible level." In that same announcement, he noted that he had no immediate plans to return to making music and was enjoying spending time with his third wife, musician Jean Fogelberg.

Dan Fogelberg "The Language Of Love" from his album "Windows & Walls" (1984):

Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind" video

Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind" video.

Christopher Cross (born Christopher Geppert on May 3, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American singer and songwriter. Christopher Cross first played with an Austin-based cover band named Flash before signing a solo contract with Warner Bros. He is best known for composing "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" from the Dudley Moore film "Arthur" which won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1981 (with co-composers Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Peter Allen.)

Christopher Cross released his self-titled debut album "Christopher" Cross in 1979 which garnered him 5 Grammy Awards. He is, along with Norah Jones, the only artist to receive all of the "Big Four" Grammy Awards (Best Record, Song, Album, and New Artist) in the same year. Hits from this album included "Sailing," "Ride Like the Wind" and "Never Be the Same". His second album, "Another Page," which came out in 1982, included the hit songs "Think of Laura" and "All Right".

Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind" from his self-titled album "Ride Like The Wind" (1979).

Joey Scarsbury "Believe Or Not" video

Joey Scarsbury "Believe Or Not" video.

Another rare Solid Gold performance of the hit song from the TV show "Greatest American Hero", which was by the way a very good TV show. Take a look at the fabulous dancers!

This show "Greatest American Hero" was first aired in 1981 on ABC, and was both a comedy and a drama. A special "power suit" that only works on him is given to the teacher by the aliens, and he is paired up with the gumshoe FBI agent who keeps them both busy with his scenarios. The suit of "unearthly powers" gives the power of strength, flight, invisibilty, flames, telekenesis, vision of events without being there, protection from bullets and fire. Some actors: William Bogert, Robert Culp, June Lockhart, William Katt...

Joey Scarsbury "Believe Or Not" from "Greatest American Hero" TV show.

Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes "Up Where We Belong" video

Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes "Up Where We Belong" video.

Jennifer Jean Warnes (born March 3, 1947 in Seattle, Washington) is an American singer and songwriter.

Her desire and ability to sing came early and at age seven she was offered her first recording contract which her father turned down. However, she did make a spectacular professional debut. Wrapped in the American flag, and accompanied by 300 accordions, nine-year-old Warnes sang "The Star Spangled Banner" at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium.

After graduating from high school she was offered an opera scholarship but chose to sing folk songs, popular at the time. In 1968 she signed with Parrot Records (a Decca subsidiary) and recorded her first LP. That same year, she joined the cast of the television show, "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour".

Jennifer Warnes' 1981 song "One More Hour", composed by Randy Newman and recorded as part of the soundtrack album from the motion picture "Ragtime," was nominated for an Academy Award.

The following year she teamed up with Joe Cocker to sing Buffy Sainte-Marie's song "Up Where We Belong". Written for the motion picture, "An Officer and a Gentleman," the song would be released as a single and hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. In 1983 Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Up Where We Belong", while earning the songwriters (Buffy St. Marie and Jack Nitzsche) the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes "Up Where We Belong" from "An Officer and a Gentleman" original motion picture.

James Taylor "Her Town Too" video feat. John David Souther

James Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts. Jjames Taylor's career began in the mid-1960s, but he found his audience in the early 1970s, singing sensitive and gentle acoustic songs. He was part of a wave of soft singer-songwriters of the time that also included Carole King, Joni Mitchell, John Denver and Jackson Browne. Another of this wave was Carly Simon whom Taylor later married.

His "Greatest Hits" album from 1976 was certified diamond and has sold more than 11 million copies. He has retained a large audience and artistic relevance well into the 1990s and 2000s, when some of his best-selling and most-awarded albums have been released.

James Taylor signed to Columbia Records and released JT in 1977, winning another Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, for "Handy Man". "Traffic Jam" from the album would become a favorite theme of rush-hour radio traffic reports in large cities.

After collaborating with Art Garfunkel and briefly working on "Broadway", James Taylor took a two-year break, reappearing in 1979 with another successful album, "Flag". Taylor also performed at the "No Nukes" concert in Madison Square Garden and appeared on the album and film from the concert.

In the early 1980s James Taylor's career was not going well, but he has released "Dad Loves His Work" on Columbia Records in 1981. This album features the song "Her Town Too" with John David Souther as a background vocalist.

James Taylor "Her Town Too" (feat. John David Souther) from the album "Dad Loves His Work".