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Jack Tempchin "Songs"


Jack Tempchin is from San Diego. He grew up in the folk era, singing and playing, performing mainly in coffeehouses.

Jack is the writer of many legendary songs, like “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone” by the Eagles, ”Slow Dancing” by Johnny Rivers, “You Belong To The City” and “Smugglers Blues” by Glenn Frey, as well as many, many others.

As well as writing hits for others, Jack has also recorded and released 6 highly acclaimed solo albums. The most recent one, “Songs”, is all Jack, and all new.
Thanks to Peter Holmstedt - Hemifran

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Tony N' Tina's Wedding:The Movie featuring Joseph Williams.


The long awaited movie soundtrack Tony N' Tina's Wedding:The Movie featuring songs by Joseph Williams is now available at cdbaby.

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is one of the longest-running comedies in American theatrical history. Credited as the originator of the “environmental theatre” craze, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding stages a traditional Italian-American wedding and reception with the warm and intrusive stereotypes pushed to the limit. Audience members are treated as guests at the wedding by the interactive, improvisational comedy cast.

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding opened February 14, 1988, in New York City and has expanded its run to over 100 sites worldwide, including cities in Canada, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Steve Winwood's new album "Nine lives".


Steve Winwood’s new album, Nine Lives, touches and expands on all the many phases of Winwood’s lustrous career, bristling with his pure joy of music-making. The new single, “Dirty City”, features a guest appearance by Eric Clapton.

In July 2007, Winwood shared the stage with Eric Clapton, in Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival. Among the songs they played together were "Presence of the Lord" and "Can't Find My Way Home" from their Blind Faith days. Winwood played several guitar leads in a 6 song set. The two old friends and bandmates continued their collaboration with a sold-out three night stand at Madison Square Garden in February of 2008. On February 19, 2008 Winwood and Clapton released a collaborative EP through iTunes titled Dirty City.

Steve is now slated to tour with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers during Petty's summer 2008 tour. He also has two concerts with his own band - Jose Neto (guitar), Richard Bailey (drums), Paul Booth (sax, flute and organ), Karl van den Bosch (percussion) - at the Blender Theatre, New York May 4th and Berklee College of Music May 8th. He will also be receiving an Honorary Doctorate there May 10th.

Remembering Paul Davis


Regarding, we sadly learn by Reporter Chris Brennaman that Paul Davis passed away.

Paul Davis is a name that may not be the most recognizable by the general public in the music industry, even for people of his hometown of Meridian. But nearly everyone knows some of his hit songs.

"If you take Paul Davis' biography, it's going to be very small," said Van Mac of WOKK/The Radio People. "If you start stacking up his contributions to the music industry, it's very large. It's funny; he had so many hit records and the average person might not even know who Paul Davis is."
Davis released eight albums in his career with six singles reaching the top 20 on the Adult Contemporary charts, his highest being "Cool Night" which reached number two.

"Paul Davis, a singer/songwriter with a little bit of country influence, but with pop songs from the 60s and 70s that gave us great songs kind of like this one that we are going to start our double shot with, as we pay tribute to a Meridian legend. This is a double shot for Paul Davis on 106.9 The Buzz,"
said announcer Scott Stevens on 106.9 the Buzz.

Davis passed away at Rush Hospital from a heart attack. He was 60 years old.

His hit "I Go Crazy" reached Number 7 on the Billboard Top 100 Charts, and remained in the Top 100 for an incredible 40 weeks.

His songs "Cool Night," and "'65 Love Affair" also reached the Top 10 in 1981 and 1982, respectively.

Six of his recordings reached into the Top 10 on either the Billboard or Country charts. Davis was inducted into the Jimmie Rodgers Hall of Fame in Meridian in 1987.

3 classic Joshua Perahia albums reissues!


BURRN!! Magazine has called him The Fastest Guitarist in the World. Magazines such as Kerrang!, Metal Forces, and Aardshok hail his RCA release "Intense Defense" as the best AOR hard rock album ever. His albums are graced by a who's who of some of the finest musicians in the world including Jeff Fenholt (JC in the original Broadway cast of "Jesus Christ Superstar"), Rob Rock (Impelliteri), Alex Ligertwood (Santana), Rick Baker (Santana), Jason Scheff (Chicago), Mugs Cain (Sammy Hagar), Jizzy Pearl (Ratt). He has shared the stage with the likes of Dokken, Pat Travers, Michael Schenker, Ozzy Osbourne, Great White, Ratt, and countless other notable bands. A guitarist's guitarist, a true virtuoso, a world-class songwriter..............his name is Joshua Perahia.

Read the full story of Joshua HERE!

3 of his classic albums "The hand is quicker than the eye", "Surrender" & "Chapter One" are now availables!

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Interviews with Barnaby Bye & Larry Hoppen (from the band Orleans)

Barnaby Bye & Orleans were in concert in Arnhem (The Netherlands) at the club The Level this past week-end. It was an amazing show. A real pleasure to welcome Orleans for the first time in concert in Europe and to see them sharing the stage with Barnaby Bye (The Alessi Bros., Mike Ricciardella and Peppy Castro). We met the musicians and we're pleased to offer you these 2 video interviews: Barnaby Bye and Larry Hoppen (Orleans).

LARRY HOPPEN: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
BARNABY BYE: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Also we added pics of the event on our photo section here!



Thanks to Louie Van Der Stuyft and Andrew Broady for making these interviews and great moments being a reality. Thanks to Larry Hoppen, Bobby and Billy Alessi for your friendship as well as Lance Hoppen, Lane Hoppen and Charlie Morgan and Peppy Castro, Mike Ricciardella.

Discover Daniel Andersson's first album "Days in L.A."


Daniel Andersson is a new name on the Westcoast scene, but the music he represents is mature and true to the classic sound created in California in the late seventies and early eighties. Daniel has been playing music all his life, he started out by learning the guitar and singing has always been a natural thing for him. The interest for music has grown through out the years and the styles have varied, but some influences have always been there, stuff like Toto, Chicago and Airplay! In 2003 he got the opportunity to study in Los Angeles at MI, where he met and recorded with heroes Jason Scheff (Chicago) and Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets). Being in L.A. was a tremendous experience and he got the chance to meet with a lot of great players and producers, including the Airplay duo Jay Graydon and David Foster. Back in Sweden he decided to write and record his own songs in the same style as he grew up listening to.
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Bob DiPiero's new album "American Made"


Bob DiPiero is one of Nashville's most consistent and prolific writers of hits, and he remains at the top of his profession more than two decades after hitting #1 on the charts for the first time in 1983. The reason is a pure love of the creative process.
He is just as passionate about that point at which song, performance and audience intersect.

DiPiero's list of songs cuts a varied and impressive swath through modern country and speaks volumes about his versatility and vision. Although his first cut, Reba McEntire's "I Can See Forever In Your Eyes," climbed into the country Top 20, the Oak Ridge Boys' "American Made" put his name on the music map. The song won numerous awards and was used in major ad campaigns for Miller Beer and the Baby Ruth candy bar. Through the years, DiPiero has given the industry some of its most memorable moments, crafting 14 No. 1 hits recorded by country music giants including Montgomery Gentry ("If You Ever Stop Loving Me"), Vince Gill ("Worlds Apart"), Reba McEntire ("Little Rock" and "Till You Love Me"), Shenandoah ("The Church On Cumberland Road"), Ricochet ("Daddy's Money"), Faith Hill ("Take Me As I Am") and George Strait ("Blue Clear Sky").
DiPiero has received many awards for his contributions to country music, including three dozen BMI Country and Million-Air honors; CMA's Triple Play Award in 1995 for "Wink" (Neal McCoy), "Take Me As I Am" (Faith Hill) and "Till You Love Me" (Reba McEntire). In January 1998, he was named "Songwriter of the Year" at the Nashville Music Awards, and in 2000, he was named "Songwriter of the Year" by Sony/ATV, Nashville.

Discover now the singer and musician through his new release called "American Made" and enjoy the songs from one of the most prolific songwritter of the Country music scene.

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"Ever Changing Time" by Steve Lukather


There're no words to describe what I felt listening to "Ever changing time" the new album by STEVE LUKATHER. It's the best surprise of the new year. Each song is a pearl of songwritting. The harmonies, the voices's work, the playing are AWESOME; Sometimes you feel the inspiration of Steely Dan, Pink Floyd or Jimi Hendrix but with the Lukather signature. TOTO fans will also find their joy with the songs "Ever Changing time", "How many zeros", "Never ending nights" et "The letting go". After the excellent "Falling in between" with his band TOTO, Steve offered us (again) ones of his best songs.

Dwayne Ford "Some day"


Dwayne Ford is a talented and accomplished composer and musician who has written, performed and recorded with some of the music industry's biggest names including David Foster, the band "TOTO", Donovan, and countless producers and musicians.

Dwayne has won awards from The American Song festival, The Tokyo Music Festival, and six awards from the SOCAN. A founding member of the band Atkinson, Danko and Ford (which would become Bearfoot), Dwayne recorded five albums for CBS, producing the last one himself. (it is now a collector’s item thanks to the names appearing on the album). “Bearfoot” was nominated for a JUNO award, and shortly thereafter Dwayne arranged and co-produced a million selling record called “From New York to L.A.” for Canadian songstress Patsy Gallant.

From 1987 to June of 2001, Dwayne was living and performing in southern California. He then moved back to Edmonton, declared Alberta residency, and built a new recording facility with a view toward film scoring and music composition. He recorded an album called "Another way to fly" in 1996.

Ten years after, here's "Some day", recorded with Louis Sedmac, Steve Hoy, Bobby Cameron, Ken Chalmers, Mike Lent, Paul Shinada, Kent Sankster and Keith Zink. It is now available at cdbaby!

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