The album is notable for including the title track, which became Warwick’s eighth top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 6. It was produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. In 1971, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
What the World Needs Now is popular song with lyrics by Hal David and music composed by Burt Bacharach. First recorded and made popular by Jackie DeShannon, it was released on April 15, 1965, on the Imperial label after a release on sister label Liberty records the previous month was canceled. It peaked at number seven on the US Hot 100 in July of that year.
Originally the song was offered to
Dionne Warwick, who turned it down at the time, saying she felt it was “too country” for her tastes and “too preachy”though she later recorded it for her album (Warwick also recorded a second version in 1996, which scraped the lower reaches of the US Hot 100.)
Dionne Warwick sung “What the World Needs Now” during part one of The Masked Singer season three finale (Warwick previously competed on the same season as the Mouse) with the finalists Night Angel, Frog and Turtle as a tribute to the healthcare workers working on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Kiss from a Rose” was written in 1987, several years prior to the release of Seal’s eponymous debut album from 1991. After writing the song, Seal felt… Read more “Seal “Kiss From A Rose””
As a studio musician, Sam has contributed to recordings by such legendary artists as The Neville Brothers, Michael McDonald, Andy Williams, Etta James, Clint Black, Amy Grant, and many more.
Sam Levine is known for his tender and heartfelt renditions of contemporary hits.
Sam has been featured in live performances with such superstars as Whitney Houston and Al Jarreau, has recorded with Michael McDonald, The Neville Brothers, and Amy Grant, and has contributed musically to such motion picture soundtracks as Honeymoon in Vegas and Sweet Dreams.
The musical sides to Sam Levinestudio musician, solo artist, band leader, arranger, composerdraw upon an eclectic musical background and masterful performances on saxophones, flutes, piccolo, clarinets, penny whistles, and recorders. Sam Levine is one of the most sought after musicians in Nashville¹s music industry.
He can also be heard on the motion picture soundtracks for Honeymoon In Vegas and Sweet Dreams. Being an eclectic listener and player allows him to swing from jazz to blues to country to pop and back again when necessary. As a solo artist and performer, Sam has collaborated with Christopher Cross, Whitney Houston, Al Jarreau, Liza Minnelli, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony¹s Pops Series, Mel Torme, and CeCe Winans to name a few. Sam serves as band leader for the Nashville-based dance band, City Lights Orchestra.
Levine names David Sanborn, Cannonball Adderly, and Phil Woods as his major influences. He soon began making the rounds in the recording scene where he immediately met success as a session player. Sam continues to play a prominent role in the recording industry and is known for his tender and heartfelt renditions of contemporary hits. -bio excerpts-
Hallelujah, song written by Leonard Cohen. In this second edition, I present this version to you, with great friends, colleagues and saxophone teachers: Mr Eric Marienthal, María Zotova, Ismael Dorado, Angelo Torres, Adrian Crutchfield, Bayu Isman. And I leave you this message:
IN TIMES LIKE THIS, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT WE ARE UNITED. WE ALL MUST COMPLY WITH WHAT IS ASKED OF US, BE AWARE SO WE CAN GO FORWARD. WE ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER WORLD. Let’s take care of what matters, our people, nature, our planet.
Let’s stay with what really matters in this life and we will be very happy. With this video, we want to give you peace, tranquility, and show you how beautiful music is, that it can cross borders and unite to demonstrate the best we know how to do. I hope you enjoy it and share it.
Thank you God for always allowing me to daydream and achieve my goals little by little. For giving me health and strength. Thanks Eric, Adrian, Angelo, Maria, Bayu, Ismael for accepting the invitation and giving your all! MUST BE REPEATED! Audio and video produced by me. Enjoy and share.YT
The projects presented over the years range from the jazz reinterpretation of the Beatles repertoire, to the fusion of the classics of literature with jazz music proposed with the actor Arnoldo Foà and Enzo De Caro up to the classic-contemporary recovery of the songs Italians of the 30s and 40s. Two new projects have been proposed since 2009: “In the blue painted by Jazz”, a tribute to the Italian songs of the 50s, 60s and 70s and the “Escenas Argentinas” project conceived and proposed together with the Argentine saxophonist Javier Girotto.
La New Project Orchestra ha inciso numerosi CD: nel 1995 “Across the Beatles’ Universe”, nel 2000 “Onde Mediterranee”, nel 2003 “New Project Jazz Orchestra Here Comes”, allegato alla rivista “Audiophile Sound” in 20.000 copie, “La Natura dell’Amore” con la voce recitante di Arnoldo Foà, nel 2004 “Mille lire al mese” distribuito dalla IRD in tutta Italia, Europa e Sud-Est asiatico (Hong Kong) e nel 2005 “Canzoni dipinte di Jazz”. yt