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Monday, April 28, 2014

Bob Anderson - I'd Love Making Love To You

Bob Anderson is a great singer, actor and entertainer. He started a genre in show business that became one of the most popular forms of entertainment on stage today. Merv Griffin, the well known talk show host discovered Bob’s unique talent one evening at his Hollywood Hills home and decided to introduce him to the world on the next taping of his TV show from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Griffin introduced Bob as “The Singing Impressionist”. The audience response to his performance was overwhelming. Griffin brought the young performer back for a second appearance and the response was the same.
Soon after that appearance he became a regular on the TV talk show circuit performing over 100 national TV shows including; HBO, Showtime, Regis, David Letterman, and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson where Bob again received such a grand audience response on his Tuesday appearance that Johnny invited him back just two days later for another appearance on Thursday. Bob is the only entertainer to ever appear on the Tonight show twice in the same week. Bob in all made seven tonight show appearances and became Johnny Carson’s opening act for a number of his Las Vegas engagements.
With all this acclaim the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas signed Bob to perform at the world famous Top of the Dunes for a two week engagement that turned into 156 weeks of sold out shows. He remained at the Dunes nightly for another twelve years. What can I say more for this great talent ?
After his long and distinguished career in the intimate room at the Top of the Dunes, Bob moved into the “main room” of other hotels on the Strip, sharing the marquee with the biggest names in show business: George Burns, Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope, Dom De Luise, Red Skelton, Nancy Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Shirley Bassey, Shirley Mac Laine, Johnny Carson, Don Rickles,and many others. Bob Anderson became a Las Vegas Headliner and managed to work every major hotel on the Vegas strip as well as Lake Tahoe, Reno and Atlantic City.
Bob Anderson except for major hotels, sang and recorded in the studio. He signed with Rap-City Records. He released for the label two singles entitled "Love Woke Me Up This Morning / I'd Love Making Love To You" and "Brother, Where Are You ? / She Didn't Tell Me She Was Married" respectively.

From the first single I chose the song "I'd Love Making Love To You". This song was penned by Hod David. Original recording by Hot David and Marc Allen Trujillo in 1972.

You can also enjoy Bob Anderson.

More information concerning Bob Anderson and his last album entitled "To Love And Be Loved" you can see here.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Jury - A Place For Love 1980

Today I decided to present an extremely unknown vinyl 45". Although it has been released on RCA Records, many people don't really know much about this record. There are not info concerning this band. I tried to find info, but it was really difficult to find anything. The band is called The Jury. They released a single "A Place For Love" on RCA Records in 1980. The lyrics were penned by Michael King and the music by Dereck Brooks. Arranged and produced by Erick King.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full

Monday, April 7, 2014

New Yorkers featuring Will Lee - I Believe In Love 1980

Will Lee on bass and vocals

This record was released only in Japan in 1980 on Warner-Pioneer Corporation. This project was created by session musicians under the name New Yorkers. The musicians were Will Lee on vocals and bass, Steve Gadd on drums, Michael Brecker on tenor sax, Randy Brecker and Jon Faddis on trumpet, Barry Rodgers on trombone, Warren Barnhardt on keyboards, Clifford Morris and George Wadenius on guitars, Crusher Bennet on percussion.

The song "I Believe In Love" was written by Tadao Inoue and Masao Yagi. Arranged by Hiromasa Suzuki. Vocals by Will Lee. Enjoy this masterpiece.

As far as Will Lee, I could write many info but the right thing is to see on Wikipedia or on his site.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full