Alone Together (Donny Osmond album)
Alone Together is the fifth studio album by American pop singer Donny Osmond, released in 1973. It reached number 26 on the Billboard pop albums chart on May 12, 1973. Two singles were released in support of the album, "The Twelfth of Never" and "Young Love," reaching No. 8 and No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart respectively. The album was certified Gold in the U. K. on December 1, 1973
Electric Lady Studios
Electric Lady Studios is a recording studio in Greenwich Village, New York City. It was built by Jimi Hendrix and designed by John Storyk in 1970. Hendrix spent only ten weeks recording in Electric Lady before his death, but it has since been used by many notable artists. Electric Lady Studios' current address has a long history; the basement housed The Village Barn nightclub from 1930 to 1967. Abstract expressionist artist Hans Hofmann began lecturing there in 1938 retiring from teaching in 1958 to paint full-time. In 1968, Jimi Hendrix and his manager Michael Jeffery bought a newly defunct nightclub called The Generation in New York's Greenwich Village—a venue that Hendrix had frequented for impromptu performances and late-night jam sessions; the Generation had been known for live acts as diverse and legendary as Big Brother & the Holding Company, B. B. King, Chuck Berry, Dave Van Ronk, Sly & the Family Stone, John Fahey. Instead of renaming the club and continuing with the live venue business model, advisors Eddie Kramer and Jim Marron convinced Hendrix to convert the space into a professional recording studio, as studio fees for the lengthy Electric Ladyland sessions were astronomical, Hendrix was in search of a recording environment that suited him.
Architect and acoustician John Storyk designed each structural detail, from there Electric Lady Studios were born. It was the only artist-owned recording studio in existence at the time. Construction of the studio took nearly double the amount of time and money planned: permits were delayed numerous times, the site flooded due to heavy rains during demolition, sump pumps had to be installed after it was determined that the building sat on the tributary of an underground river, Minetta Creek. A six-figure loan from Warner Brothers was required to save the project; the studio was made for Hendrix, with round windows and a machine capable of generating ambient lighting in myriad colors. It was designed to have a relaxing feel to encourage Hendrix's creativity, but at the same time provide a professional recording atmosphere. Engineer Kramer upheld this by refusing to allow any drug use during session work. Artist Lance Jost painted the studio in a psychedelic space theme. Jimi Hendrix hired Marron to run the studio.
Hendrix spent only ten weeks recording in Electric Lady, most of which took place while the final phases of construction were still going on. An opening party was held on August 26, 1970; the following day Hendrix created his last studio recording: a cool and tranquil instrumental known only as "Slow Blues". He boarded an Air India flight for London to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival, died less than three weeks later. Into the following three decades, Electric Lady was used to record albums by such artists as Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, AC/DC, the Clash, Weezer; the start of the 2000s saw the studio acting as a home to the Soulquarians, but soon Electric Lady faced a period of financial hardship. By 2010, the studio was taken over by investor Keith Stoltz and studio manager Lee Foster, under whose leadership the studio hosted sessions by Adele, Kanye West, Daft Punk. Electric Lady was renovated and expanded, with a new mixing studio added to the second floor and the third turned into a self-contained unit including Studio C, a private lounge, another mix suite.
Following is a list of some notable artists who recorded at Electric Lady Studios. Category:Albums recorded at Electric Lady Studios Official website
Diane Eve Warren is an American songwriter. She rose to prominence in 1983, has since written songs for and co-written songs with multiple singers, as well as for several films. Warren has had 32 top 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Additionally, two of the top 13 hits in the Hot 100's 57-year history were written by her. Warren's career catapulted in the late 1980s shortly after joining forces with the UK music company EMI when Warren became the first songwriter in the history of Billboard magazine to have seven hits, all by different artists, on the singles chart at the same time prompting the UK's former Chairman of EMI Music Publishing Peter Reichardt to credit her as "the most important songwriter in the world", she has been rated the third most successful female artist in the UK. Warren has won a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three consecutive Billboard Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year, has been nominated for ten Academy Awards, she has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Her UK success saw her win an Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters and Authors when she received the Special International Award in 2008. Warren owns a publishing company, which gives her control over her compositions. Warren, the youngest of three daughters, was born to David, an insurance salesman, Flora Warren, in the Los Angeles community of Van Nuys, where she said she felt misunderstood and "alienated" as a Jewish child growing up, her family's surname "Warren" was "Wolfberg", but her father changed the name because it sounded too Jewish. Warren says she was rebellious as a child and told NPR's Scott Simon that she got into trouble and ran away as a teen but returned because she missed her cat; as a child, Warren loved dreamed of performing on the radio herself. She was influenced by music through her parents and her sisters who would play music, she began writing music when she was 11 but took a more serious approach at 14, commenting "music saved me." Warren has said that her mother asked her to give up her dream of a songwriting career and take a secretarial job.
However, her father encouraged her. In addition, he bought her a 12-string guitar and a metal shed for her to practice and took her to music auditions, she wrote Celine Dion's 1996 song "Because You Loved Me" as a tribute to her father for his encouragement. She attended college at Los Angeles Pierce College and California State University, Northridge but considered it a waste and spent more of her time writing songs while attending. On the February 12, 2016 edition of All Things Considered, Warren said that she had been molested at age 12, had experienced sexual harassment and assault by a sound engineer during her working career. Warren's first hit was "Solitaire", which Laura Branigan took to No. 7 in the U. S. pop charts in 1983. She's more like the Emily Dickinson of Pop; as in the case of the great nineteenth-century reclusive New England poet known for her simple yet eloquent verses, Warren leads a life focused entirely on her art. The original name for her publishing company, was "Warren Piece" because "War and Peace" was taken.
In 1998, Realsongs and its international partner, EMI Music Publishing, distributed A Passion For Music, a six-CD box set that showcased her music. EMI Music's London office assisted in distributing 1,200 copies of the box set to the film and television industry for consideration in soundtracks and other commercial endeavors, it was not marketed to consumers. As of 2011, Warren's music has appeared in the soundtracks of over sixty films, she was awarded a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001. The Diane Warren Foundation, in conjunction with the ASCAP Foundation and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation created a joint initiative, beginning in 2000, called Music in the Schools; the initiative provides sheet music, band arrangements and method books to each of the schools that are recipients of musical instruments from the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. In 2004, Warren released a compilation album of love songs, titled Diane Warren Presents Love Songs, which includes several of her award-winning hits.
Warren continues to write hit songs for and with artists of all mainstream genres, including Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Marcia Hines, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, TLC, Elton John, Tina Turner, Bryan Adams, Jessica Simpson, Air Supply, Olivia Newton-John, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Roy Orbison, Trisha Yearwood, Patti LaBelle, Michael Bolton, NSYNC, Gloria Estefan, Reba McEntire, Enrique Iglesias, Paloma Faith, Russell Watson, Rod Stewart, RBD, The Cult, Ricky Martin, Faith Hill, Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Exposé, Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer, LeAnn Rimes, Kierra Sheard, Lady Gaga, Claire Richards, Westlife and so on, producing some of the songs as well. Her songs have been covered by artists including Joe Cocker, Edwin McCain, Milli Vanilli, Mark Chesnutt, so on. Warren wrote three songs for Carrie Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts that were "Lessons Learned", "Whenever You Remember" and the title track. In 2009, Warren co-wrote the United Kingdom's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest with Andrew Lloyd Webber the song "It's My Time".
It was sung by Jade Ewen and achieved 5th place, the best for the U. K. since 2002. In 2010, Warren partnered with Avon Products as a celebrity judge for Avon Voices, Avon's first global online singing talent search for women and songwriting competition for men and women. For the competition, Warren wrote a
Puppy Love (Paul Anka song)
"Puppy Love" is a popular song written by Paul Anka in 1960 for Annette Funicello, with whom he was having an affair during a package tour. Anka's version reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 behind Percy Faith's "Theme from A Summer Place" and #33 on the UK Singles Chart. Twelve years the song was revived by Donny Osmond, it was released on February 19, 1972, reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 1, 1972. It peaked at #1 in April 1972 on both the Canadian RPM singles chart for three weeks and the UK Singles Chart for five weeks the following July. Billboard ranked this version as the #67 song for 1972; the song was covered by British pop group S Club Juniors in 2002. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on March 24, 1972. On March 15, 1972, DJ Robert W. Morgan played the Donny Osmond version for 90 minutes straight on KHJ in Los Angeles. After receiving numerous calls from listeners, LAPD raided the station studios. Confused, the officers left without making any arrests; the song is referenced in the 1962 Academy Award nominated animated short Disney musical film A Symposium on Popular Songs with the song "Puppy Love Is Here to Stay."
It was written by Robert & Richard Sherman who wrote many of Annette Funicello's biggest selling hits. Disney used the song in the 1987 TV special "DTV Doggone Valentine" set to clips from 101 Dalmatians; the song is used in the 2008 Gromit short, A Matter of Loaf and Death. The song was covered by teen pop singer Myra from the Disney film soundtrack 102 Dalmatians in 2001; the song was covered by Lado Leskovar in 1963, Bebi Dol in 2006, Damian McGinty in 2007 and Amy Winehouse in 2009. The song can be heard in the 2005 family/comedy film, Son of the Mask. Long after being ignored and yelled at by his own master Tim Avery, Jack Russell Terrier dog Otis puts on the mask he found in a river and plays the song "Puppy Love" for his girlfriend named Venus; the song can be heard during a scene in Zombieland with Woody Harrelson in a flashback scene. The song plays in the film Man's Best Friend in the scene where Max the dog mates with a collie and the song plays during the film's closing credits; the song plays in an episode of The Simpsons over a montage of the romance between Agnes Skinner and Comic Book Guy.
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Paul Jackson Jr.
Paul Milton Jackson Jr. is an American fusion/urban jazz composer, arranger and guitarist. He was raised in Los Angeles. Jackson knew by the age of fifteen, he attended the University of Southern California. In addition to being a recording artist in his own right, Jackson is highly accomplished L. A. session player, with a career spanning multiple decades. He has supported artists ranging from Michael Jackson to the Temptations, Whitney Houston, Alexander O'Neal, Five Star, Howard Hewett, Thomas Anders, Patti LaBelle and Luis Miguel, to rockers such as Chicago and Elton John, to jazz-oriented players such as George Duke, George Benson, Dave Koz, Al Jarreau, David Benoit, Marcus Miller and Kirk Whalum, to Christian artists such as Leon Patillo and Don Moen. In 2013 it was revealed he contributed to several tracks on the album, Random Access Memories by Daft Punk and UK based singer songwriter Birdy's second album "Fire Within." He played guitar on Lisa Stansfield's 2014 album, Seven. Jackson can be seen playing guitar in a wide variety of styles on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and American Idol.
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Portrait of Donny
Portrait of Donny is the third studio album by the American singer Donny Osmond, released in 1972. The album reached number six on the Billboard Top LPs chart on July 22, 1972; the album had two hit singles. "Puppy Love" reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on December 30, 1972
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew on the genres of blues and blues, from country music. Rock music drew on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, incorporated influences from jazz and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar as part of a rock group with electric bass and one or more singers. Rock is song-based music with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become diverse. Like pop music, lyrics stress romantic love but address a wide variety of other themes that are social or political. By the late 1960s "classic rock" period, a number of distinct rock music subgenres had emerged, including hybrids like blues rock, folk rock, country rock, southern rock, raga rock, jazz-rock, many of which contributed to the development of psychedelic rock, influenced by the countercultural psychedelic and hippie scene.
New genres that emerged included progressive rock. In the second half of the 1970s, punk rock reacted by producing stripped-down, energetic social and political critiques. Punk was an influence in the 1980s on new wave, post-punk and alternative rock. From the 1990s alternative rock began to dominate rock music and break into the mainstream in the form of grunge and indie rock. Further fusion subgenres have since emerged, including pop punk, electronic rock, rap rock, rap metal, as well as conscious attempts to revisit rock's history, including the garage rock/post-punk and techno-pop revivals at the beginning of the 2000s. Rock music has embodied and served as the vehicle for cultural and social movements, leading to major subcultures including mods and rockers in the UK and the hippie counterculture that spread out from San Francisco in the US in the 1960s. 1970s punk culture spawned the goth and emo subcultures. Inheriting the folk tradition of the protest song, rock music has been associated with political activism as well as changes in social attitudes to race and drug use, is seen as an expression of youth revolt against adult consumerism and conformity.
The sound of rock is traditionally centered on the amplified electric guitar, which emerged in its modern form in the 1950s with the popularity of rock and roll. It was influenced by the sounds of electric blues guitarists; the sound of an electric guitar in rock music is supported by an electric bass guitar, which pioneered in jazz music in the same era, percussion produced from a drum kit that combines drums and cymbals. This trio of instruments has been complemented by the inclusion of other instruments keyboards such as the piano, the Hammond organ, the synthesizer; the basic rock instrumentation was derived from the basic blues band instrumentation. A group of musicians performing rock music is termed as a rock group. Furthermore, it consists of between three and five members. Classically, a rock band takes the form of a quartet whose members cover one or more roles, including vocalist, lead guitarist, rhythm guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboard player or other instrumentalist. Rock music is traditionally built on a foundation of simple unsyncopated rhythms in a 4/4 meter, with a repetitive snare drum back beat on beats two and four.
Melodies originate from older musical modes such as the Dorian and Mixolydian, as well as major and minor modes. Harmonies range from the common triad to parallel perfect fourths and fifths and dissonant harmonic progressions. Since the late 1950s and from the mid 1960s onwards, rock music used the verse-chorus structure derived from blues and folk music, but there has been considerable variation from this model. Critics have stressed the eclecticism and stylistic diversity of rock; because of its complex history and its tendency to borrow from other musical and cultural forms, it has been argued that "it is impossible to bind rock music to a rigidly delineated musical definition." Unlike many earlier styles of popular music, rock lyrics have dealt with a wide range of themes, including romantic love, rebellion against "The Establishment", social concerns, life styles. These themes were inherited from a variety of sources such as the Tin Pan Alley pop tradition, folk music, rhythm and blues.
Music journalist Robert Christgau characterizes rock lyrics as a "cool medium" with simple diction and repeated refrains, asserts that rock's primary "function" "pertains to music, or, more noise." The predominance of white and middle class musicians in rock music has been noted, rock has been seen as an appropriation of black musical forms for a young and male audience. As a result, it has been seen to articulate the concerns of this group in both style and lyrics. Christgau, writing in 1972, said in spite of some exceptions, "rock and roll implies an identification of male sexuality and aggression". Since the term "rock" started being used in preference to "rock and roll" from the late-1960s, it has been contrasted with pop music, with which it has shared many characteristics, but from wh