John Twang's docs with the keyword: Other

Girls Like You

Director of Artists Relations and Programming at the Grammy Museum Mark Conklin hosts the series "Behind The Songs". When Jason Evigan was the guest he sang "Girls Like You" (Jason Evigan - Brittany Talia Hazzard aka Starrah - Adam Levine - Gian Ston…


Pennsylvania 6-5000

Back in the day big bands played at the Cafe Rouge in New York City's Hotel Pennsylvania. This was the inspiration for Jerry Gray's "Pennsylvania 6-5000" (Jerry Gray - Carl Sigman), the hotel's telephone number. This is Jerry Gray conducting his orch…


Light On

Former lead vocalist for Soundgarden and Audioslave, the late Chris Cornell sings "Light On" (Chris Cornell - Brian Howes) on stage at the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando in 2012. Chris' music can be heard in the movies; "The Avengers", "Casino Royale", "M…


True Grit

John Wayne (Marion Morrison) and Glen Campbell starred in the 1969 movie "True Grit". John Wayne won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Marshal Rooster Coburn. Jay Silverheels, television's Tonto made a brief appearance in the film. The…


There's Your Trouble

Songwriters Mark Selby and Tia Sellers perform "There's Your Trouble" (Mark Selby - Tia Sillers) at the end of March of 2009 at The Swallow At The Hollow in Roswell, Georgia. This was edited to get both voices. The couple was married until Mark's dea…


Embraceable You

Written for the potential stage presentation "East Is West" the song "Embraceable You" (George and Ira Gershwin) made its debut in the 1930 Broadway musical "Girl Crazy" performed by Ginger (Virginia) Rogers. This is from her 1978 album "Miss Ginger…


Honey, Honey

The British duo Sweet Dreams (lead vocalist Polly Browne and Tony Jackson) debuted "Honey, Honey" (Ulvaeus - Andersson - Anderson) in 1974 peaking at number ten in the United Kingdom and hit the lower level of the Billboard Top One Hundred at sixty-e…


Part Time Love (Gladys Knight)

From the 1975 LP "Never Let Her Go" David Gates sings "Part Time Love" (David Gates). The single failed to make the Top One Hundred but did register at thirty-four on the Adult Contemporary chart. David was known as the front man for Bread.…


Where Peaceful Waters Flow

In April of 1973 the late Jim Weatherly released "Where Peaceful Waters Flow" as the opening cut from side B on his album "A Gentler Time". Gladys Knight has recorded more than a dozen of Jim's compositions.…


Barefoot Blue Jean Night

Eric Paslay and Terry Sawchuk perform "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" (Eric Paslay - Dylan Altman - Terry Sawchuk) at the 2012 ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville. They are backed by the Vanderbilt University Drumline.…


(You Keep Me) Hangin' On

The Gosdin Brothers (Rex and Vern Gosdin) introduced "Hangin' On" (Ira Allen - Buddy Mize) in the summer of 1967. The top forty Country single produced by Gary S. Paxton was released on their 1968 one and only LP "Sounds Of Goodbye".…


Wedding Of The Painted Doll

The 1929 film "The Broadway Melody" introduced "The Wedding Of The Painted Doll" (Nacio Herb Brown - Arthur Freed). James Burrows supplied the vocal with the Zanfield Dolly Girls. The motion picture was originally shot in two-colour Technicolor but s…


Say It Again

Shawn Christopher recorded "Say It Again" (Bunny Sigler - Carol Davis) in 1983. Shawn backed Chaka Khan on tour during the mid eighties. She is the sister of Gavin Christopher. In 1987 Jermaine Stewart covered "Say It…


This One's For You

Here is the demo recording of "This One's For You" (Barry Manilow - Marty Panzer) from the box set "The Complete Collection and Then Some ...". Co-composer Marty Panzer met Barry while working with Barry Manilow (Pincus) in the New York City mailroo…


It's A Great Day To Be Alive

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott included "It's A Great Day To Be Alive" on his 1997 debut album "Aloha From Nashville". It was Travis Tritt that had the definite version of "It's A Great Day To Be Alive" in…


Rock And Roll All Nite

Kiss (lead singer Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley and Gene Paul Stanley) introduced "Rock And Roll All Nite" (Gene Simmons - Paul Stanley) on the May 1975 top forty LP "Dressed To Kill". The single was the final cut on the issue and peaked…


A Garden In The Rain

Transplanted American, co-composer and pianist Carroll Gibbons and Britain's Savoy Hotel Orpheans with vocalist George (Georges) Mataxa recorded "A Garden In The Rain" (Carroll Gibbons - James Dyrenforth) in 1928. In 1952 Phillie group The…


Should I

The (Victor) Arden - (Phil) Ohman Orchestra hit at number three with "Should I" (Arthur Freed - Nacio Brown) in 1930. The vocalist is Burt Lorin (Scrappy Lambert). The tune was introduced in that year's movie musical "Lord Byron Of Broadway". This tr…


Can't Fight The Moonlight

The prolific Diane Warren wrote "Can't Fight The Moonlight" as the theme for the 2000 motion picture "Coyote Ugly". It was LeAnn Rimes who provided the singing voice for the star Piper Perabo in the film and made an appearance as herself in the produ…


A Very Special Love

The CBS television production of "Playhouse 90" John Frankenheimer directed episode "The Ninth Day" introduced the Robert Allen tune "A Very Special Love (Song of the Ninth Day)". Mitch Miller barely reached the charts with this version in 1957.…


Say It Isn't So

America's songwriter Irving Berlin was going through a rough patch in his life when he wrote "Say It Isn't So" in 1932. After he finished the tune he thought it would be a flop and discarded the effort. Max Winslow was a Berlin employee who had faith…


Love Power/Power Of Love Love Power

The Sandpebbles (Andrea Bolden, Calvin White and Lonzine Wright) are a one hit wonder when in 1968 the group peaked at number fourteen R&B and twenty-two Pop with "Love Power" (Teddy Vann). The single was produced by the composer.…


Where Do Broken Hearts Go

Co-composer of "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" (Frank Wildhorn - Chuck Jackson) issued the 2011 album "Frank Wildhorn & Friends Live From Vienna". Frank is at the piano, the friends and vocalists are Linda Eder, Thomas Borchert and Pia Dowes. Linda sings…


Chicken Fried

Recorded in 2003 for the 2004 self released album "Home Grown", the single "Chicken Fried" (Zac Brown - Wyatt Durrette) made its debut. The Zac Brown Band (lead singer Zac Brown, Jimmy De Martini, Jacob Lawson, Markus Petruska, Tim Ussery and Joel Wi…


The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful

The Fort Worth, Texas 1936 production of Billy Rose's "Cafe Manana" introduced "The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful" (Dana Suesse - Billy Rose - Irbing Kahal). Late that year George Hall and His Hotel Taft Orchestra recorded the song and peake…


Doin' It All For My Baby

Former member of Wet Willie, Mike Duke sings "Doin' It All For My Baby" from his debut album "The Mike Duke Project ... Took A While". Mike was the opening act for Huey Lewis and The News. "Doin' It…


Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do

From the LP "The Mike Duke Project ... Took A While", Mike Duke sings "Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do" as recorded on the original demo tape. The group includes Larry Berwald, Jack Hall and Bill Stewart. This is Mike's debut album release and w…


I've Been Loving You Too Long

From the studio floor Jerry Butler gives his 1968 interpretation of "I've Been Loving You Too Long" (Otis Redding - Jerry Butler). The track is from his LP "The Soul Goes On" where he sings covers of songs by Jesse Belvin, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding.…


Fancy

Bobbie Gentry (Streeter) released "Fancy" (Bobbie Gentry) from the 1969 LP of the same name. The single reached number eight Adult Contemporary, twenty-six Country and thirty-one on the Billboard Pop chart. Reba McEntire's version of "F…


Livin' la Vida Loca

With over seventy plus top forty singles to his credit Desmond Child (John Charles Barrett) performs "Livin' la Vida Loca" (Desmond Child - Draco Rosa) at the 2016 ASCAP Library of Congress "We Write The Songs" presentation. Desmond Child recorded th…


The Cuckoo Waltz (Gokvalsen)

"Gokvalsen" was introduced in 1913 by the composer and military musician, Emanuel Jonasson, in Stockholm while providing live accompaniment for the silent film "Gyllene". That year one of the first versions came from Meissner's Military Orchestra as…


I Want To Go With You

Classic country singer, songwriter Hank (Garland) Cochran gave us "I Want To Go With You" in 1966. Wikipedia "Born during the Great Depression in Isola, Mississippi, he contracted pneumonia, whooping cough, measles, and mumps all about the same time…


Heroes

In 1977 David Bowie released the top forty LP and the single "Heroes" (David Bowie - Brian Eno). The album was the middle of the "Berlin Trilogy" of albums. As the last and unsuccessful single from the album, this is the single edit.…


I Say A Little Prayer

Recorded in 1966 by Dionne Warwick with Burt Bacharach in charge of production duties, "I Say A Little Prayer" (Burt Bacharach - Hal David) was not issued because Burt found it rushed, even after several takes. The next year Scepter label owner Flore…


Cocaine

J.J. (John Weldon) Cale recorded "Cocaine" in 1976 for the LP "Troubadour". Apparently J.J. wrote the song in a style similar to Mose Allison. His producer suggested it was a good song but needed to be a little more commercial appeal and that's what'…


I've Got A Rock 'n' Roll Heart

Daughter of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett, and once a member of Fleetwood Mac, Bekka Bramlett and songwriter Steve Diamond perform an acoustic version of "I've Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart" (Steve Diamond - Troy Seals -Eddie Setser). Steve also authored "…


Sartorial Eloquence

British singer, songwriter and LGBT activist Tom Robinson wrote "Sartorial Eloquence" with Elton John. The tune is often referred to as "Don't Ya Wanna Play This Game No More" and appears on the 1982 live LP "Cabaret '79". "…


Hot Lips

The post is "Hot Lips" (Henry Busse - Henry Lange - Lou Davis) aka "He's Got Hot Lips When He Plays Jazz" aka "When He Plays Jazz He's Got Hot Lips". Trumpeter and composer Henry Busse was a founding member of the Paul Whiteman Orchestra that first r…


Testify

Wikipedia noted that George Clinton is the only member (of The Parliaments) on this record because the group was based in New Jersey at the time and only Clinton was able to travel to Detroit for the session. George was working as a Motown songwriter…


My Bonnie

In 1938 Ella Logan (Georgina Allan) released "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean" (traditional) and placed the tune at number eight on the charts of the day. Take note that Ella is accompanied by Perry Botkin and His Orchestra. Wikipedia: "Logan's career…


Someday We're Gonna Love Again

The Dells (Chuck Barksdale, Johnny Carter, Verne Allison, Marvin Junior and Mickey McGill) are backing Barbara Lewis on the original 1964 issue of "Someday We're Gonna Love Again" (Sharon McMahon). Barbara had lunch at Sharon Tate's home just hours b…


Frankie

During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic Neil Sedaka posted a number of exceptional mini-concerts on YouTube. In one of those episodes he sang the Connie Francis hit "Frankie" (Neil Sedaka - Howard Greenfield). Back in the d…


The Way You Love Me

Keith Follese performing "The Way You Love Me" (Michael Edward Dulaney - Keith Follese) at the 2010 Durango Songwriter's Expo in Santa Barbara. The next year Keith was named Songwriter of the Year by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Pub…


Who Are You

Apparently Pete Townshend was in NYC fighting the powers that be for royalties. After a lengthy meeting he emerged a winner and went to a bar to celebrate. It was there that he accidently met members of the Sex Pistols who inspired "Who Are You". Thi…


Behind Blue Eyes

It's been said that the idea for "Behind Blue Eyes" happened after Pete Townshend was tempted by a groupie following a Denver concert. Instead Pete went to his room alone and wrote "when my fist clenches, crack it open". In 1970 Pete Townshend worke…


Adios

The Glenn Miller Orchestra recorded "Adios" (Enric Madriquera) in 1941 and reached number seventeen with the instrumental. For the four years before his death Glenn's band was the best-selling act of the day. In that time the orchestra had sixteen nu…


Head Over Feet

Grammy winning Glen Ballard (Jr.) at the piano singing "Head Over Feet" (Glen Ballard - Alanis Morissette) from the Grammy Album of the Year album he co-wrote and co-produced. Glen's resume is a hit list. From her 1995 album "Jagged…


Disco Lucy (I Love Lucy Theme)

The CBS television show "I Love Lucy" starred Lucille Ball and then husband Desi Arnaz. The program ran for six years and was the top show on television for four of those seasons. The production ended when the show was still number one in the U.S. Th…


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