Barry White first made his mark in the music business in the 1960s as a session musician, even serving for a spell as an A&R man for a small, independent Los Angeles record label. He first hit it big in 1973 with a series of albums and singles emphasizing lush orchestrations and elaborate production values, over which he laid down his big bass voice.
In 1973 and 1974 alone, he sold US$16 million worth of records--not only on his own but also as the conductor and composer of instrumental records (as The Love Unlimited Orchestra) and as the primary producer and songwriter of the female vocal trio Love Unlimited (one of whom, Glodean White, became his second wife). 1974 was a prolific year for White, during which he composed the score of Together Brothers (1974) and acted in Coonskin (1974).
Barry's greatest success came in the 1970s as a solo singer and with The Love Unlimited Orchestra, crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs such as his two biggest hits: "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" and "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe".
White recorded 19 studio albums during the course of his career, but multiple versions and compilations were released worldwide that were certified gold, 41 of which also attained platinum status. White had 20 gold and 10 platinum singles, with worldwide record sales in excess of 100 million records, and is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His influences included James Cleveland, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, The Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye.
After a particularly pronounced fallow period in the 1980s, he rebounded in the 1990s with a series of critically and commercially acclaimed records and he beefed up his presence on TV somewhat with a famous guest appearance on The Simpsons (1989), a recurring role on Ally McBeal (1997), and a series of commercials in which he parodied his image and persona.
"New Kid in Town" is a song by the Eagles from their 1976 studio album Hotel California. It was written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther. Released as the first single from the album, the song reached number one in the U.S. and number 20 in the UK. The single version has an earlier fade-out than the album version. The song features Glenn Frey singing the lead vocals, with Don Henley singing main harmony vocals. Randy Meisner plays the guitarrón mexicano, Don Felder plays electric guitars, and Joe Walsh plays the electric piano and organ parts.The song won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices.
Carefully listen to this beautiful song ny The Eagles, and it's easy to see why the song Won a Grammy Award for the BEst Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices. It's so very beautiful, "I Love it."
Henry Mnacini was an American Composer, Musical Arranger, Conducter, musician, Piano Player, and Flautist. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest composers in the history of Film. Mancini Won 4 Oscars, a Golden Globe, and 20 Grammy Awards. His most famous works include :
Moon River and the musical score of Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Pink Panther Theme Song and musical score of the movies and TV Show, The Theme of Peter Gunn, and the Love Theme of Romeo
Henry Mancini recorded 90 albums in the styles of the Big Band Era, Light Classical, and Pop Music.
Music by Henry Mancini
Moon RIver always brings me back to my early childhood when I was a little boy of just 4 years old when Andy Williams recorded Henry Mancini's great theme of Breakfast at Tiffany's in 1962. The movie starring Audrey Hephurn came out in 1961, and Audrey sang Moon River in the film.
It was Andy William's recording of the song that would become a huge hit record in 1962, and is the most loved and well known version of the song. Andy Williams had a wonderful voie and did a great job with it.
When I was a young boy, I thouhgt that the Delaware Water Gap and the Delaware River was the actual Moon River, as my father had taken us for a picnic at the Delaware Water Gap in 1962 and I heard Andy Williams singing Moon River on the radio in my fathers car (a Plymouth).
It would be about 12 years later the first time I saw the movie Brakfast at Fiffany's, starring Audrey Hephurn. I had fallen in love with Audrey a few years before when I saw her in Sabrina, and that was it for me, Love at 1st sight. Breakfast at Tiffany's was only the second film I had seen by Miss Hephurn, and I loved it. The movie also starred George Pepard, and featured Buddy Epson, MartiN Balsam, and Mickey Rooney, and the beautiful music of the great musical arranger Henry Mancini.
Me and the Rolling Stones. Yes, me and the Rolling Stones, we go way back. Way back to near the beginning of the bands career and the first time I ever saw them play. Play on televison that is. Yes the Ed Sullivan Show, one of the greatest shows of all-time. There was much more arpound at the time. Thre was no internet, no cel phones, and no cable TV. Heck all we had TV-wise were 6 channels. Yep six telivision channels, no Netflix, no Amazon Prime Video, no DVDs or video tapes, and no cable televison, just 3 network stations and 3 local ones, and on Sunday nights, just about every family in America watched the Ed Sullivan Show. It was more or less the only game in town as they say. And we loved it. As a young boy, I loved seeing all the weekly guest stars, like : Stevie Wonder, Barbara Steisand, Flip Wilson, James Brown, The Beatles, The 5th Dimension, The Byrds, Louis Armstrong "Satchmo," The Doors, The Animals, The 4 Seasons, Tony Bennett, Brown Brown, and, the list goes on and on. And there were regulars like Topo Gigo, who was my favorite as a very young boy.
And on the Sunday night of October 25th 1964, The Rolling Stones. Wow, they blew my mind, especially the lead singer Mick Jagger with his very cool look he had at the time. They sang TIme is On My Side, and I remember not what else they did, all I know is that I loved it. This was one of the only ways to see current acts like The Beatles, The Stones, The Doors, and other musical acts of the day.
Yes the Rolling Stones and I. The Rolling Stones have been around just about all of my life, they been a constant, and they're still there. Yes, we lost Brian back in 1969. Mick Taylor joined the Stones that same year, and was in The Rolling Stones for about 5 years. Mick was great, but his stint wasn't that long. Mick left the band in December of 1974 and Ron Wood joined the band a few months later, on April 14, 1975, and it has been a perfect fit ever since. Yes Ronnie fit right in there, and I'm sure just about every Stones fan would agreehe has been a perfect fit for the band.
Yes, the Rolling Stones have been with me a long time. About 9 months after I first saw the Rolling Stones on the Ed Sullivan Show, the band gave birth to one of their biggest hits ever, and at the time, certainly their biggest Hit of all. That song of course was Satisfaction, which was released in the Summer of 1965 .. It played on the radio a lot, and I loved it every single time it ccame on the air, I was just 7 years old. The Stones have been with me all my life. I got my first Rolling Stones record of any kind about 3 years later, in 1968, when my sister Barbara and I sent away for 8 albums for just
.99 Cents from The Columbia Record Club that had this deal for years. It was an insert in the weekly TV Guide, another thing that was around for a good part of my life, but not like the Stones. TV Guide was aroudnfor me for about 20 years, in comparison to The Rolling Stones who have been around for me for 55 years now, and counting. Wow, that's really something. Anyway, my first Rolling Stones album was Through The Past Darkly which was a Greatest Hits album ( the Stones 2nd one). We played that album all the time, my brother Jimmy and I. There were lost of great songs on the album. Songs like : Paint It Black, Jumping Jack Flash, Ruby Tuesday, Street Fight Man and others. We played the album over and over again.
I remeber the first time I heard Can You Hear Me Knocking, with that awesome opening riff by the great Mick Taylor. My buddy Chucky and I were walking around town, and Chuck said, "let's stop by Dave Farrells house," and so we did. We knocked on the door, and Dave's Mom told us David is downstairs. We went down, and Dave was lifting weights. We were cahtting, and Dave says, "Listen to this." He put on the Stones new album