The Best Is Yet to Come (album)
The Best Is Yet to Come is a 1982 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by a studio orchestra arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle. The last of Fitzgerald's six collaborations with Riddle, their work together on the Verve label more than fifteen years earlier is considered some of Fitzgerald's finest, both musically and critically. Fitzgerald's performance on this album won her the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, one of three Grammies she won for her work with Riddle. In his biography of Riddle, September In the Rain, Peter J. Levinson wrote that the album "...simply wasn't the best. In fact it was a near disaster; the raggedy tone of Ella's voice couldn't be disguised". "Don't Be That Way" – 4:03 "God Bless the Child" – 4:42 " Where Our Love Has Gone" – 3:48 "You're Driving Me Crazy" – 3:27 "Any Old Time" – 4:19 "Goodbye" – 3:58 "Autumn in New York" – 3:24 "The Best Is Yet to Come" – 5:19 "Deep Purple" – 4:04 "Somewhere in the Night" – 3:07 Ella Fitzgerald - vocals Christine Ermacoff, Barbara Hunter, Dennis Karmazyn, Jerome Kessler, Robert L. Martin, Judith Perett, Frederick Seykora, Nancy Stein - cello Bill Green, Ronnie Lang, Ronald Langinger, Hubert Laws, Wilbur Schwartz - flute David Duke, Joe Meyer, Gale Robinson - french horn Marshal Royal - alto saxophone Al Aarons - trumpet Bob Cooper - tenor saxophone Bill Watrous - trombone Tommy Tedesco, Joe Pass - guitar Richard Klein - guitar, french horn Art Hillery - organ Jim Hughart - double bass Shelly Manne - drums Jimmy Rowles - piano Nelson Riddle - arranger, conductor
Sting in the Tail
Sting in the Tail is the seventeenth studio album by German hard rock band Scorpions. It was released on 19 March 2010 on 23 March in North America. At the time it was a farewell album, released prior to their farewell tour. Band members explained that the sound of the album would have been similar to that of the classic releases of the 80s, but with a modern twist; the album features a duet on the song "The Good Die Young" with the Finnish symphonic metal singer Tarja Turunen, best known as the former lead vocalist of Nightwish. A tentative title for the album was Humanity: Hour II, however this was scrapped. First week sales in the United States were 18,500 copies sold placing the album at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 chart. In Germany the album debuted at No. 2, but fell in its second week to No. 3, in France at No. 16 and in Greece at No. 1. The album peaked at Number 2 on the Billboard Rock Charts; the Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour promoting the album was reported to be the band's last tour, though this proved not to be the case.
In interviews given after the tour had started, at least two band members stated that the band was not going to stop touring and was in fact, working on new material. In the early April 2009, Scorpions fan club ScorpNews.com announced that Scorpions would have entered the studio in the fall of the same year to record a new album. A couple of weeks Klaus Meine confirmed that the band was working on new material in an interview for Deutsche Welle, he explained that "after a turbulent 2008 with 60 shows in 22 countries, we're now trying to breathe a bit and charge our batteries — but to be creative". Two months the band had extended their record deal with Ariola Records; the band prepared about 18 songs for the album and teamed up with Swedish producers Mikael Nord Andersson an Martin Hansen. All the songs from the album are new written material, except four songs: "Slave Me", "No Limit", "Turn You On" and "The Best Is Yet to Come" which were written during the recording sessions for Unbreakable.
During those sessions "Turn You On" had a different title. James Kottak in the interview for Sleaze Roxx explained: "The first four songs that we wrote for this record were dark. I call them dark songs because they were too heavy compared to the stuff we've done in the past, they were in the vein of "The Good Die Young". I love "The Good Die Young" but I'm glad the way things evolved took us away from where we were headed in the songwriting process. We co-wrote with our producers, Martin Hansen and Mikael Andersson, who took the whole thing to an different level". Recording process took place in four different recording studios. Main recording was done at Scorpio Sound Studio in Germany. Vocals were done in The Garage Studios in Stockholm, while additional vocals were recorded in Vocal Land Studio. Drum parts were recorded at Atlantisstudion in Stockholm. By the mid-December 2009, the band had finished with the recording of the album. Just before Christmas, they invited people from the European record company people to a listening session.
After they listened to the whole album the next day the management told the band that the record company loved it and that it was the best record in years. The management proposed the idea of this album being the last studio album and announcing a final tour. Matthias Jabs explained "We had never spent a second thinking about this. For us, subconsciously, we thought. We were taken back a bit, but after a couple days living with the thought we decided together – that would be the right thing to do. We want to go out on top while we are still healthy and can still do a high-energy show that’s two, sometimes three hours a night." Rudolf Schenker explained. He said "If you take the best song elements from the ‘80s albums, put these on one album, you come up with the Sting in the Tail album. So in this case we tried to re-invent the Scorpions sound from the ‘80s, using the same DNA after putting in a modern twist, to make it sound like today’s music". Lyrics on the album deal with various subjects. "Raised on Rock" is a song about Scorpions' philosophy of life.
Meine explained "We all started listening the music and growing up with the music back in the 60s". Schenker added ""Raised on Rock" is our soundtrack and it will be our soundtrack until the end of our days. It's the reason why we formed the band." Songs "Let's Rock", "Rock Zone" and "Spirit of Rock" deal with the same subject. "Sting in the Tail" is a song about attitude and as Schenker said "it is a great symbol of what the Scorpions are all about". "The Good Die Young" is an anti-war song about soldiers in Afghanistan and all the people around the world who stand for freedom and peace. Meine explained "We all live in trouble times. I think that song is trying to express that kind of feeling". Lyrics for the song were inspired by the conversation between Meine and his friend, preparing to go to Afghanistan for eight months. Meine said: "In between the lines I could hear,'Well, let’s hope I come back home alive'." "Lorelei" is a song about the legend of the water-spirit Lorelei who lives on the top of the rock Loreley above the river Rhine.
"SLY" is the fictional song about a girl named Sly. Meine explained "When "Still Loving You" was a smash hit back in the'80s, many folks made love to that song, obvi
The Best Is Yet to Come (Grover Washington Jr. album)
The Best Is Yet to Come is a 1982 studio album by American jazz musician Grover Washington Jr. released via Elektra label. The album includes. A reviewer of Billboard wrote "When a musician of unassailable integrity and commitment makes a bold, adventurous statement about his art, what do you do? You believe him". Ron Wynn of AllMusic stated "On The Best Is Yet to Come, the title cut was a major R&B hit, with Patti Labelle doing vocals; the rest is formulaic fusion". Grover Washington, Jr. – alto, soprano, tenor Billy Childs – piano, synthesizer Jon Faddis – horn Victor Feldman – percussion Alex Foster – horn Eric Gale – guitar Leonard Gibbs – percussion Mona Goldman-Yoskin – flute Paul Griffin – synthesizer Yogi Horton – drums Kevin Johnson – percussion Patti LaBelle – vocals, vocals Abraham Laboriel, Sr. – bass James K. Lloyd – keyboards, piano Ralph MacDonald – bells, shaker Harvey Mason, Sr. – drums Bobby McFerrin – vocals, vocals Marcus Miller – bass Cedric A. Napoleon – bass Lee Ritenour – guitar James Herb Smith – guitar Richard Lee Steacker – guitar Richard Tee – clavinet, fender rhodes Dexter Wansel – synthesizer Darryl Washington – drums Frank Wess – horn
Ivana Marie Trump is a Czech former model and businesswoman, the first wife of Donald Trump. They married in 1977 and divorced in 1992, they have three children together, Donald Trump Jr. Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump. Ivana Zelníčková was born on February 20, 1949 in the Moravian town of Zlín, the daughter of Miloš Zelníček, Czech, Marie Francová, Austrian. From the age of 13, her father encouraged her skiing talent. In the early 1970s, she attended Charles University in Prague. According to Zelníčková, she was selected as an alternate on the Czechoslovak ski team during the 1972 Winter Olympics, her specialties being the downhill and slalom. However, in 1989, Petr Pomezný, Secretary General of the Czechoslovak Olympic Committee, said, "Who is this Ivana woman, why do people keep calling us about her? We have searched so many times and have consulted many, many people, there is no such girl in our records." In 1971, Zelníčková married Austrian ski instructor Alfred Winkelmayr to enable her to leave Communist Czechoslovakia.
She received her Austrian passport in March 1972 and left for Canada in September 1972. The marriage was formally dissolved in 1973. In Canada she lived with her boyfriend George Syrovatka whom she had been dating since 1967 and who had emigrated to Canada in 1972 and owned a ski boutique in Montreal. For the following two years, she lived in Montreal, improved her English by taking night courses at McGill University, worked as a model, her modeling jobs included promoting the 1976 Summer Olympics. In this capacity Zelníčková was in New York City with a group of models in 1976 where she met Donald Trump, they were married in 1977 in a lavish wedding officiated by Norman Vincent Peale. Donald and Ivana Trump became leading figures in New York society during the 1980s, they worked on several large projects, including the renovation of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, construction of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
They had three children: Donald Trump Jr. Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump. Donald Jr. learned to speak fluent Czech, while daughter Ivanka has only basic understanding of her mother's native tongue and Eric was not exposed to the language because at the time of his birth his grandparents were comfortable enough in using English. Ivana has nine grandchildren. Ivana took a major role in The Trump Organization, she became the Vice President of Interior Design for the company, leading the signature design of Trump Tower. Afterwards, her then-husband appointed her to head up the Trump Castle Hotel and Casino as president, she became a naturalized U. S. citizen in 1988. In October 1990, Ivana Trump's 63-year-old father died from a heart attack. According to The Guardian, her father - Miloš Zelníček - was an informer for Czechoslovakia's Státní bezpečnost intelligence service and relayed information from Ivana Trump, including a prediction that George HW Bush would win the 1988 presidential election. Ivana stood side-by-side with her husband Donald at the funeral in Zlín.
Jaroslav Jansa, codename "Jarda" and secret collaborator to the StB attended the funeral. That Christmas, when the family was on vacation in Aspen, Ivana Trump encountered Marla Maples on the ski slopes; the Trumps' divorce proceedings appeared on New York tabloid newspapers' covers for 11 days in a row, Liz Smith wrote about nothing else for three months. Their divorce, in a deposition for which she accused him of rape and of pulling out handfuls of her hair, was settled in 1991. However, in 2018, in a TV interview on Good Morning Britain she stated that Donald Trump never touched her badly and that it was in fact the lawyers who had suggested to make these false accusations. A condition of settlement was; the divorce was finalized in 1992. In 1995, she married Riccardo Mazzucchelli, she filed a $15 million breach of contract suit against Mazzucchelli for violating the confidentiality clause in their prenuptial agreement. In 1997, Mazzucchelli sued Donald for libel. In the summer of 1997, she began dating Roffredo Gaetani.
In April 2008, Ivana 59, married Rossano Rubicondi 36. The $3 million wedding for 400 guests was hosted by ex-husband Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Daughter Ivanka Trump was her maid of honor. On December 1, 2008, Ivana confirmed to the Associated Press that she had filed a legal separation agreement three months previously. In December 2009, she said. Soon after her divorce from Donald Trump in 1992, she developed lines of clothing, fashion jewelry and beauty products that have been sold through television shopping channels. In 2005, Trump was involved in several proposed condominium projects that failed, including the never-built Ivana Las Vegas, the Bentley Bay in Miami, Florida. In 2010, she sued the Finnish fashion company, Ivana Helsinki, accusing it of selling women's clothing that incorporates her name without permission, she has written several novels, For Love Alone, Free to Love and a self-help book called, The Best is Yet to Come: Coping with Divorce and Enjoying Life Again.
In June 1995, she began writing an advice column for Globe, titled Ask Ivana, ab
Sheppard is an Australian indie pop band from Brisbane, formed in 2009. Their debut studio album, Bombs Away, was released on 11 July 2014, peaked at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association, while their second single, "Geronimo", spent three weeks at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified 5× platinum. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2013, Sheppard were nominated for Best Independent Release for "Let Me Down Easy". At the 2014 ceremony, they were nominated for Album of the Year, Best Group, Best Independent Release, Best Pop Release, Song of the Year, Producer of the Year, Best Video; the Sheppard siblings grew up and attended an international primary school in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The family relocated to Brisbane where Amy attended Somerville House for secondary education and, by 2009, she was studying a music course at TAFE Queensland Brisbane. After attending Brisbane Boys College in 2004, George had shifted to Sydney where "he was toying with a career in acting" before returning to Brisbane six years later.
Emma started learning to play bass while still enrolled at Somerville House, would join the band after graduating in 2011. In 2009, Sheppard were formed as a duo by Amy Sheppard. Amy had asked for help on a music assignment: "I had to write a song, I wanted to put in harmonies, but I'd left it to the last minute. George was the only one at home". For the duo Amy provided vocals. In 2011, Jay Bovino – George's friend from Sydney – joined as the third songwriter and rhythm guitarist. By 2012, their six-member line-up included Emma on bass and backing vocals, Michael Butler on lead guitar, Jared Tredly on drums. Greg was Linda their tour manager. Sheppard released a five-track extended play of the same name on 17 August 2012, with recording label Empire of Song, distributed by MGM. By September that year, they had performed at festivals in South Africa and United States; the EP peaked at No. 18 on the ARIA Singles Chart in July of the following year. Its lead track, "Let Me Down Easy", was nominated for Best Independent Release at the ARIA Music Awards of 2013.
Its second track, "Hold My Tongue", was issued as the group's debut single in August but it did not reach the top 50. All five tracks were produced by Stuart Stuart at Analog Heart Studios, co-written by Amy, George & Bovino. Kat Hunter of The AU Review felt that the EP "serves up a delicious helping of pop goodness filled with danceable melodies, catchy sing-along lyrics in addition to light and whipped harmonies and group vocals"; the group played at the Sonic Bang Festival in Bangkok on 24 August 2013, sharing the roster with Placebo, Far East Movement, Jason Mraz, Owl City. The band appeared at Sullivan Hall in New York City on 18 October for the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon. On 1 December 2013, they presented an award at that year's ARIA Music Awards. By that time, the band had enlisted Dean Gordon to replace Tredly on drums. Sheppard's second single, "Geronimo", was issued in February 2014 on Empire of Song/Chugg Music, it was recorded and produced at Analog Heart Studios in Brisbane by Stuart Stuart and written by three of the band's members, George Sheppard, Amy Sheppard and Jay Bovino.
Brendan Plowman of AdamNotEve noted that the "lyrics throughout the song suggest an idea of taking the plunge together. Risking it all in the hope of something bigger and better that lies ahead if it is'through the curtain of a waterfall' and you don't know what's on the other side" while "the music and repetitive chorus are uplifting and exciting and everyone still can't get enough of it, but it appears this is no accident". George told Plowman how he wrote songs with Amy and Bovino: "We all have different music tastes... the important thing to remember when collaborating with two other writers is compromise... you have to work together to find the common ground... all of us being happy with it means it will have the widest appeal, if that makes sense". From late April to early May, "Geronimo" spent three weeks at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, knocking Pharrell Williams' single "Happy" from the top spot after its 12-week run. It is the first single, recorded in Brisbane, to reach number one.
Internationally the track reached the top 10 in Austria, Italy, New Zealand, Poland. "Sheppard" was certified 5 × platinum for shipments of over 350,000 units. In March 2014, Sheppard became the first Australian band to sign with Decca Records for their international releases. By that time they were recording their debut album, Bombs Away, at Analog Heart with Stuart producing, again, it was peaked at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Toby Creswell of Rolling Stone felt it had "beautiful and sweet songs dripping with emotion and more hooks than a tuna fleet" which contained "sturdy pieces that could have been made any time since the Brill Building opened its doors". In April, Sheppard opened for Michael Franti & Spearhead at The Metro Theatre in Sydney and the Prince of Wales Ballroom in Melbourne; the band was the support act for Australian appearances during Keith Urban's Light the Fuse Tour in June. The album's second single, "Something's Missing", was issued to coincide with that tour, which peaked at
Martha Denise Munizzi is an American Gospel music singer, songwriter and actress. A native of central Florida, Martha Munizzi was born into a Christian musical family; the daughter of evangelists and her twin sister Mary Alessi were born in Lakeland and grew up traveling and ministering through music with her family. She began performing at age 8, touring the country with her family in concerts and crusades around the United States and Canada. Martha and their older sister Marvelyne were born with their parents' talent for music and became a part of the traveling family group as kids; the family settled in Orlando, Florida when Mary and Martha were 12, so that the children could attend formal, public school. At age 16, Mary and Marveline helped form a praise and worship band at the urging of a church friend; that group evolved into Testament and became popular enough to travel around the state of Florida performing in churches and at conferences and other events. One year after completing high school, Martha married Dan Munizzi, a keyboard and bass player in the band Testament.
In 1993 she and Dan became the music directors and founding members of a new, fledgling church in Orlando, Florida leading a congregation of 250 and a choir of about 30 people that grew in 8 years into a 5000-member congregation and a 200-member music team. They remained there until 2001, she led worship at Lakewood Church. Along with figures like Ron Kenoly, CeCe Winans, Israel Houghton, Munizzi is pioneering cross-cultural worship music that not only connects with both black and white Christian congregations but reaches the masses. Munizzi's songs are self-published under the name Say The Name Publishing/Martha Munizzi Music, she released her first Praise & Worship/Gospel album, Say the Name, followed by The Best Is Yet to Come and When He Came, both of which debuted high on Billboard's Gospel chart. The Best Is Yet to Come peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Music Top Gospel Album charts in 2004 and remained on the charts for more than a year. In 2004 Munizzi had two music albums in the top five on Billboard's Gospel charts at the same time and Billboard Magazine named her as one of the top five Gospel Artists for 2004.
Additionally, her project The Best Is Yet to Come was named one of the top ten selling Gospel projects for 2004. In 2005 she signed a distribution deal with Inc.. Under this agreement her released albums The Best Is Yet To Come and Say The Name and all future releases were to be distributed to Christian retail outlets through Provident-Integrity Distribution and to general market outlets on the Epic Records. In 2006 Munizzi released her next CD entitled No Limits Live; this CD debuted on Billboard's Top Gospel Charts at No. 1 and remained at the top of the charts for 6 weeks. Munizzi has ministered with several popular Christian ministries including. D. Jakes, she has appeared on Trinity Broadcasting Network's Praise The Lord, on the Daystar Television Network, on Life Today with James Robison, on Black Entertainment Television's BET Celebration Of Gospel. Additionally she performed as a part of the 3rd annual "Sisters In The Spirit" tour with Yolanda Adams, Kelly Price, Juanita Bynum and Sheila E in 2005.
She was a featured performer with Kirk Franklin at the "Imagine Me" all-star celebrity benefit concert on January 11, 2007 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The concert was a benefit for the Children's Defense Fund. Munizzi performed with the Gospel trio Virtue on their 2006 album Testimony on the song Praises to You, she performs her song Glorious live on Donna Richardson-Joyner's 2006 exercise video entitled Sweating in the Spirit 2. Her twin sister, Mary Alessi, performs with her on her 2006 album No Limits Live; the CD/DVD project, Change the World was released on April 1, 2008. The project was recorded on December 7, 2007 and features Israel Houghton, Mary Alessi, Micah Stampley, Bishop Joseph Garlington, Ricardo Sanchez. On April 24, 2011 Martha Munizzi released Make it Loud her first self-produced CD; the new project features William McDowell, Michael Gungor, Jonathan Stockstill, Lori Morrison, Daniel Eric Groves and the debut of Danielle Munizzi, daughter of Martha and Dan Munizzi.
Munizzi has been nominated for Grammy, Dove and Soul Train Awards as both a performer and songwriter. In 2006, Munizzi was nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album, she has been nominated for the 2007 Stellar Awards' Artist of the Year and Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year. Munizzi married Dan Munizzi in 1987 and have three children Danielle and Nathan. Martha and Dan pastor Epic life church in Orlando, FL. Worship music List of Christian worship music artists Martha Munizzi - Official Website Cross Rhythms Artist Profile - Martha Munizzi Christianity Today Artist Profile and Interview - Martha Munizzi Martha Munizzi - Interview on BlackGospel.com