Move to Move
Move to Move is the debut album by Kon Kan, released in 1989. Released on Atlantic Records, it spawned the singles "Harry Houdini", "I Beg Your Pardon", "Puss N' Boots" and "Move to Move". "Arts in'D' Minor/Harry Houdini" - 6:42 "Bite the Bullet" - 4:27 "Move to Move" - 4:39 "I Can't Answer That" - 3:48 "I Beg Your Pardon" - 4:00 "Am I in Love?" - 5:06 "Glue and Fire" - 4:08 "It Doesn't Matter" - 3:51 "Puss n' Boots/These Boots" - 3:46 "Arts in'D' Minor/Harry Houdini" - 6:51 "I Beg Your Pardon" - 6:40 Kevin Wynne - vocals Zulu Nation - rap vocals BX Style Bob - rap vocals Mark Goldenberg - acoustic guitar, programming Danny Pel - saxophone Danny Pelfrey - saxophone Luc Zoccolillo - piano Russell Ferrante - piano Simeon Pillich - bass Afrika Islam - scratchesProgrammingDennis Matkosky Tom Gerencser Jim LangBackground vocalsJulia Tillman Waters Leslie Hall Jon Lind Julia Waters Maxine Willard Waters Debra Dobkin
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, blues and popular music styles such as pop, electronic dance music and filmi. Singing arranged or improvised, it may be done as a form of religious devotion, as a hobby, as a source of pleasure, comfort or ritual, as part of music education or as a profession. Excellence in singing requires time, dedication and regular practice.
If practice is done on a regular basis the sounds can become more clear and strong. Professional singers build their careers around one specific musical genre, such as classical or rock, although there are singers with crossover success, they take voice training provided by voice teachers or vocal coaches throughout their careers. In its physical aspect, singing has a well-defined technique that depends on the use of the lungs, which act as an air supply or bellows. Though these four mechanisms function independently, they are coordinated in the establishment of a vocal technique and are made to interact upon one another. During passive breathing, air is inhaled with the diaphragm while exhalation occurs without any effort. Exhalation may be aided by lower pelvis/pelvic muscles. Inhalation is aided by use of external intercostals and sternocleidomastoid muscles; the pitch is altered with the vocal cords. With the lips closed, this is called humming; the sound of each individual's singing voice is unique not only because of the actual shape and size of an individual's vocal cords but due to the size and shape of the rest of that person's body.
Humans have vocal folds which can loosen, tighten, or change their thickness, over which breath can be transferred at varying pressures. The shape of the chest and neck, the position of the tongue, the tightness of otherwise unrelated muscles can be altered. Any one of these actions results in a change in pitch, timbre, or tone of the sound produced. Sound resonates within different parts of the body and an individual's size and bone structure can affect the sound produced by an individual. Singers can learn to project sound in certain ways so that it resonates better within their vocal tract; this is known as vocal resonation. Another major influence on vocal sound and production is the function of the larynx which people can manipulate in different ways to produce different sounds; these different kinds of laryngeal function are described as different kinds of vocal registers. The primary method for singers to accomplish this is through the use of the Singer's Formant, it has been shown that a more powerful voice may be achieved with a fatter and fluid-like vocal fold mucosa.
The more pliable the mucosa, the more efficient the transfer of energy from the airflow to the vocal folds. Vocal registration refers to the system of vocal registers within the voice. A register in the voice is a particular series of tones, produced in the same vibratory pattern of the vocal folds, possessing the same quality. Registers originate in laryngeal function, they occur. Each of these vibratory patterns appears within a particular range of pitches and produces certain characteristic sounds; the occurrence of registers has been attributed to effects of the acoustic interaction between the vocal fold oscillation and the vocal tract. The term "register" can be somewhat confusing; the term register can be used to refer to any of the following: A particular part of the vocal range such as the upper, middle, or lower registers. A resonance area such as chest voice or head voice. A phonatory process A certain vocal timbre or vocal "color" A region of the voice, defined or delimited by vocal breaks.
In linguistics, a register language is a language which combines tone and vowel phonation into a single phonological system. Within speech pathology, the term vocal register has three constituent elements: a certain vibratory pattern of the vocal folds, a certain series of pitches, a certain type of sound. Speech pathologists identify four vocal registers based on the physiology of laryngeal function: the vocal fry register, the modal register, the falsetto register, the whistle register; this view is adopted by many vocal pedagogues. Vocal resonation is the process by which the basic product of phonation is en
Clyde Jackson Browne is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne has written and recorded songs such as "These Days", "The Pretender", "Running on Empty", "Lawyers in Love", "Doctor My Eyes", "Take It Easy", "For a Rocker", "Somebody's Baby". In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and given an honorary doctorate of music by Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. In 2015, Rolling Stone ranked him as 37th in its list of the "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time". Browne was born October 9, 1948, in Heidelberg, where his father Clyde Jack Browne, an American serviceman, was stationed for his job assignment with the Stars and Stripes newspaper. Browne's mother, Beatrice Amanda, was a Minnesota native of Norwegian ancestry. Browne has three siblings. Roberta "Berbie" Browne was born in 1946 in Germany, his younger sister, Gracie Browne, was born a number of years later.
At the age of three and his family moved to his grandfather's house, Abbey San Encino, in the Highland Park district of Los Angeles. In his teens, he began singing folk songs in local venues such as the Ash Grove and The Troubador Club, he attended Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, graduating in 1966. After graduating in 1966, Browne joined the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, performing at the Golden Bear where they opened for The Lovin' Spoonful; the band recorded a number of Browne's songs, including "These Days", "Holding", "Shadow Dream Song". He spent a short time in his friend Pamela Polland's band, Gentle Soul. Browne left the Dirt Band after a few months and moved to Greenwich Village, New York, where he became a staff writer for Elektra Records' publishing company, Nina Music before his eighteenth birthday, he reported on musical events in New York City with his friends Adam Saylor. He spent the remainder of 1967 and 1968 in Greenwich Village, where he backed Tim Buckley and singer Nico of the Velvet Underground.
In 1967, Browne and Nico were romantically linked and he became a significant contributor to her debut album, Chelsea Girl and playing guitar on several of the songs. In 1968, following his breakup with Nico, Browne returned to Los Angeles, where he formed a folk band with Ned Doheny and Jack Wilce, first met Glenn Frey. Browne's first songs, such as "Shadow Dream Song" and "These Days", were recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tom Rush, Steve Noonan, Gregg Allman, Joan Baez, the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, the Byrds, others. Browne did not release his own versions of these early songs until years later. Soon after this, Rolling Stone mentioned Browne as a "new face to look for" and praised his "mind-boggling melodies". In 1971, Browne signed with his manager David Geffen's Asylum Records and released Jackson Browne produced and engineered by Richard Orshoff, which included the piano-driven "Doctor My Eyes", which entered the Top Ten in the US singles chart. "Rock Me on the Water", from the same album gained considerable radio airplay, while "Jamaica Say You Will" and "Song for Adam" helped establish Browne's reputation.
Touring to promote the album, he shared the bill with Joni Mitchell. His next album, For Everyman – while considered of high quality – was less successful than his debut album, although it still sold a million copies; the upbeat "Take It Easy", cowritten with Eagles' Glenn Frey, had been a major success for that group, while his own recording of "These Days" reflected a sound representing Browne's angst. Late for the Sky consolidated Browne's fan base, the album peaked at #14 on the Billboard album chart, the 84th-best-selling album of 1974. Browne's work began to demonstrate a reputation for memorable melody, insightful very personal lyrics, a talent for his arrangements in composition, it featured a Magritte-inspired cover. Highlights included the title song, the elegiac "For a Dancer", "Before the Deluge", "Fountain of Sorrow"; the arrangements featured the violin and guitar of David Lindley, Jai Winding's piano, the harmonies of Doug Haywood. The title track was featured in Martin Scorsese's film Taxi Driver.
During this period, Browne began his fractious but lifelong professional relationship with singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, mentoring Zevon's first two Asylum albums through the studio as a producer. When touring in 1975, Browne was accompanied by his wife Phyllis and one-year-old son Ethan. Browne added keyboardist Wayne Cook to the tour, they toured in a re-converted Greyhound. In the autumn of 1975, Browne performed shows with the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Toots and the Maytals. Browne's character was more apparent in his next album, The Pretender, it was released after the suicide of his first wife, Phyllis Major. The album features production by Jon Landau and a mixture of styles, ranging from the mariachi-inspired "Linda Paloma" to the country-driven "Your Bright Baby Blues" and the downbeat "Sleep's Dark and Silent Gate". "Here Come Those Tears Again", cowritten with Nancy Farnsworth, the mother of Phyllis Major, after the untimely death of Major, peaked at #23 on the Hot 100 one year to the week after that death.
Running on Empty, recorded on tour, became his biggest commercial success. Breaking the usual conventions for a live album, Browne used only new material and combined live concert performances with recordings made on buses, in hotel room
Melissa Lou Etheridge is an American singer-songwriter and activist. Her self-titled debut album Melissa Etheridge was released in 1988 and became an underground success; the album peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard 200, its lead single, "Bring Me Some Water", garnered Etheridge her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female. In 1993, Etheridge won her first Grammy award for her single "Ain't It Heavy" from her third album, Never Enough; that year, she released what would become her mainstream breakthrough album, Yes I Am. Its tracks "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window" both reached the top 30 in the United States, the latter earned Etheridge her second Grammy award. Yes I Am peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200, spent 138 weeks on the chart, earning a RIAA certification of 6× Platinum, her largest to date. In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, underwent surgery and chemotherapy. At the 2005 Grammy Awards, she made a return to the stage and, although bald from chemotherapy, performed a tribute to Janis Joplin with the song "Piece of My Heart".
Etheridge's performance was lauded, with India. Arie writing "I Am Not My Hair" about Etheridge; that year, Etheridge released her first compilation album, Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled. The album was a success, peaking at No. 14 on the Billboard 200, going Gold immediately. Her latest studio album is Soul. Etheridge is known for her mixture of "confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, raspy, smoky vocals." She has been a gay and lesbian activist since her public coming out in January 1993. She has received fifteen Grammy Award nominations throughout her career, winning two, in 1993 and 1995. In 2007, she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "I Need to Wake Up" from the film An Inconvenient Truth. In September 2011, Etheridge received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Etheridge was born in Leavenworth, the younger of two girls of Elizabeth, a computer consultant, John Etheridge, an American Constitution teacher at Leavenworth High School, her father was a high school psychology teacher and athletic director at her alma mater, Leavenworth High School.
He died in August 1991. Her mother is now retired. Etheridge attended David Brewer School, still located at 17th and Osage Streets, she graduated in 1979 from Leavenworth High School at 10th Halderman. She was a member of the first "Power and Life" musical/dance group at LHS, her childhood home was at 1902 Miami Street. Etheridge's interest in music began early, she began to play in all-men country music groups throughout her teenage years, until she moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee, Etheridge played the club circuit around Boston. After three semesters, Etheridge decided to drop out of Berklee and head to Los Angeles to attempt a career in music. Etheridge was discovered in a bar called Vermie's in Pasadena, CA, she had made some friends on a women's soccer team and those new friends came to see her play. One of the women was Karla Leopold, whose husband, Bill Leopold, was a manager in the music business. Karla convinced Bill to see her perform live, he was impressed, has remained a pivotal part of Etheridge's career since.
This, in addition to her gigs in lesbian bars around Los Angeles, led to her discovery by Island Records chief Chris Blackwell. She received a publishing deal to write songs for movies including the 1986 movie Weeds. In 1985, prior to her signing, Etheridge sent her demo to Olivia Records, a lesbian record label, but was rejected, she saved the rejection letter, signed by "the women of Olivia", featured in Intimate Portrait: Melissa Etheridge, the Lifetime Television documentary of her life. After an unreleased first effort, rejected by Island Records as being too polished and glossy, she completed her stripped-down self-titled debut in just four days, her eponymous debut album Melissa Etheridge, released in 1988, was an underground hit, the single, "Bring Me Some Water", a hit on radio, was nominated for a Grammy. At the time of the album's release, it was not known that Etheridge was a lesbian. While on the road promoting the album, she paused in Memphis, Tennessee, to be interviewed for the syndicated radio program Pulsebeat—Voice of the Heartland, explaining the intensity of her music by saying: "People think I'm sad—or angry.
But my songs are written about the conflicts I have... I have no anger toward anyone else." She invited the radio syndication producer to attend her concert that night. He was surprised to find himself one of the few men in attendance. Etheridge followed up her first album's success by contributing background vocals to Don Henley's album The End of the Innocence, she went into the studio and recorded her second album Brave and Crazy, released in 1989. Brave and Crazy followed the same musical formula as her eponymous debut garnering a Grammy nomination; the album peaked at #22 on the Billboard charts. Etheridge went on the road, like one of her musical influences, Bruce Springsteen, built a loyal fan base. Etheridge has "Born to Run" during live shows. In 1992, Etheridge released her third album, Never Enough. Similar to her prior two albums, Never Enough didn't reach the top of the charts peaking at #21 but gave Etheridge her first Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female for her single "Ain't It Heavy".
Never Enough was considered a more mature album from Etheridge at that time. With rumors circulating around her sexuality (Ethe
Heart of Stone (Cher album)
Heart of Stone is the nineteenth studio album by American singer-actress Cher, released on June 19, 1989 by Geffen Records. As of January 1991, the album has sold more than 4 million copies sold worldwide; the album was supported by her 1989-1990 sold-out Heart of Stone Tour. Heart of Stone was her second studio album for Geffen Records; as with her previous album Cher, Peter Asher, Jon Bon Jovi, Diane Warren, Guy Roche and Desmond Child performed songwriting and/or producing duties. Bonnie Tyler and Michael Bolton performed background vocals on the song "Emotional Fire", an outtake from Bolton's 1987 album The Hunger, as was "Starting Over"; the album was recorded in late 1988/early 1989, during the third year of Cher's relationship with Rob Camilletti, to whom she dedicated the album. Heart of Stone reached number ten in the United States, number seven in the United Kingdom, by topping the charts in Australia, Heart of Stone became Geffen's first international number one album, it was her first solo album in the United States to reach the top 10.
Further on in her career, Cher would go on to have five more top ten albums - Believe, Living Proof, The Very Best of Cher, Closer to the Truth and Dancing Queen. The album has sold more than 3 million copies in the United States, with 964,000 of those units sold since early 1991, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which began counting actual sales that same year; the album was first released with artwork and re-released with more conventional studio photos. The original front cover album art is a painting by Octavio Ocampo that features Cher sitting beside a stone heart. However, when examined in its entirety and from a distance, it's clear this is a painting of a human skull in profile; the artwork was changed shortly after its release, making copies with the original artwork collector's items. She recorded two other songs for the album, "Don't Come Cryin' to Me" and "Some Guys", but neither made the final cut. A remixed version of "Don't Come Cryin' to Me" was included on the Geffen compilation album If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits.
The reissue of that album, per Cher's request, does not include the song. A demo version of "Some Guys" was included on the "If I Could Turn Back Time" 7- and 12-inch singles. "Heart of Stone" and "If I Could Turn Back Time" were both remixed for the single. The "Heart of Stone" remix is available on CD on the compilation If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits issued by Geffen Records; the album produced three top 10 hits as well as a top 20 hit with the title track. Adapted taken from CD Booklet, 1989 Geffen Records Track 1 Produced by Diane Guy Roche. Recorded & Mixed by Frank Wolf. Mixed by Mick Guzauski Drums: John Keane.
Harry Julius Shearer is an American actor, voice actor, writer, radio host and producer. Born in Los Angeles, Shearer began his career as a child actor. From 1969 to 1976, Shearer was a member of a radio comedy group. Following the breakup of the group, Shearer co-wrote the film Real Life with Albert Brooks and started writing for Martin Mull's television series Fernwood 2 Night. Shearer was a cast member on Saturday Night Live between 1979 and 1980, 1984 and 1985. Shearer co-created, co-wrote and co-starred in the 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap, a satirical rockumentary, which became a cult hit. In 1989, he joined the cast of the animated sitcom The Simpsons. Shearer has appeared in films including A Mighty Wind and The Truman Show, has directed two, Teddy Bears' Picnic and The Big Uneasy, he has written three books. Since 1983, Shearer has been the host of the public radio comedy/music program Le Show, incorporating satire and sketch comedy. Shearer has won a Primetime Emmy Award, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the radio category, has received several other Emmy and Grammy Award nominations.
He has been married to singer-songwriter Judith Owen since 1993. He is "artist in residence" at Loyola University, New Orleans. Shearer was born December 23, 1943, in Los Angeles, the son of Dora Warren, a bookkeeper, Mack Shearer, his parents were Jewish emigrants from Poland. Starting when Shearer was four years old, he had a piano teacher whose daughter worked as a child actress; the piano teacher decided to make a career change and become a children's agent, since she knew people in the business through her daughter's work. The teacher asked Shearer's parents for permission to take him to an audition. Several months she called Shearer's parents and told them that she had gotten Shearer an audition for the radio show The Jack Benny Program. Shearer received the role, he described Jack Benny as "very warm and approachable... He was a guy who dug the idea of other people on the show getting laughs, which sort of spoiled me for other people in comedy." Shearer said in an interview that one person who "took him under his wing" and was one of his best friends during his early days in show business was voice actor Mel Blanc, who voiced many animated characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Barney Rubble.
Shearer made his film debut in the 1953 film Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, in which he had a small part. That year he appeared in The Robe. Throughout his childhood and teenage years he worked in television and radio. In 1957, Shearer played the precursor to the Eddie Haskell character in the pilot episode of the television series Leave It to Beaver. After the filming, Shearer's parents said. Instead they wanted him to just do occasional work. Shearer and his parents made the decision not to accept the role in the series if it was picked up by a television network. Shearer attended UCLA as a political science major in the early 1960s and decided to quit show business to become a "serious person". However, he says this lasted a month, he joined the staff of the Daily Bruin, UCLA's school newspaper, during his first year, he was editor of the college humor magazine including the June 1964 parody, Preyboy He worked as a newscaster at KRLA, a top 40 radio station in Pasadena, during this period. According to Shearer, after graduating, he had "a serious agenda going on, it was'Stay Out of the Draft'."
He attended graduate school at Harvard University for one year and worked at the state legislature in Sacramento. In 1967 and 1968, he was a high school teacher, teaching social studies, he left teaching following "disagreements with the administration."From 1969 to 1976, Shearer was a member of The Credibility Gap, a radio comedy group that included David Lander, Richard Beebe and Michael McKean. The group consisted of "a bunch of newsmen" at KRLA 1110, "the number two station" in Los Angeles, they wanted to do more than just straight news, so they hired comedians who were talented vocalists. Shearer heard about it from a friend so he brought over a tape to the station and nervously gave it to the receptionist, he found out. The group's radio show was canceled in 1970 by KRLA and in 1971 by KPPC-FM, so they started performing in various clubs and concert venues. While at KRLA, Shearer interviewed Creedence Clearwater Revival for the Pop Chronicles music documentary. In 1973, Shearer appeared as Jim Houseafire on How Time Flys, an album by The Firesign Theatre's David Ossman.
The Credibility Gap broke up in 1976 when Lander and McKean left to perform in the sitcom Laverne & Shirley. Shearer started working with Albert Brooks, producing one of Brooks' albums and co-writing the film Real Life. Shearer started writing for Martin Mull's television series Fernwood 2 Night. In the mid-1970s, he started working with Rob Reiner on a pilot for ABC; the show, which starred Christopher Guest, Tom Leopold and McKean, was not picked up. In August 1979, Shearer was hired as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live, one of the first additions to the cast, an unofficial replacement for John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, who were both leaving the show. Al Franken recommended Shearer to Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels. Shearer describes his experience on the show as a "living hell" and "not a real pleasant place to work." He did not get along well w