The group originated in Ozone Park, Queens in 1957 when they were teenagers. The original members were Rosario Morice (aka Sonny Boy, Lead), though he left the group before recording he has always been recognized by the group when attending a performance. Nick Santamaria (aka Nick Santo, lead), Mike Mincieli (first tenor), Frank Reina (second […]Read More There’s a Moon Out Tonight | The Capris
Watermelon Man” is a jazz standard written by Herbie Hancock, first released on his debut album, Takin’ Off (1962). First version was released as a grooving hard bop and featured improvisations by Freddie Hubbard and Dexter Gordon. A single of the tune reached the Top 100 of the pop charts. Cuban percussionist Mongo Santamaría released the tune as a Latin pop single the next year on Battle Records, where it became a […]Read More “Herbie Hancock Watermelon Man”
ONE OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN BLUES ROCK BONAMASSA HAS TWENTY-TWO #1 BILLBOARD BLUES ALBUMS …AND COUNTING. Almost every album Joe has produced instantly rockets to the #1 spot. His previous studio albums have even debuted on Billboard’s Top 10 album chart, proving that a Blues album could debut next to the biggest names in […]Read More Joe Bonamassa | Live At The Greek Theatre
“‘Make it Summer’ is ultimately about escape. [And, *Singer/Songwriter Niina Soleil makes her premier.] Maybe your escape takes the form of a car, or a weekend getaway; maybe it’s a vivid daydream, or fantasy. But my song celebrates all summer escapes, the spirit of adventure, the impulse to break free from whatever holds you back. […]Read More Make It Summer – Niina Soleil
I was sitting at my desk this week, furiously bashing the keys to produce an article for a 5pm deadline, when a familiar smell caught my nostrils and my attention. It was the all too familiar and tantalising aroma of a fresh pot of coffee wafting across the office. It’s not just the smell of […]Read More WHY DOES COFFEE SMELL SO GOOD?
“Love’s Theme” is an instrumental piece recorded by Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra and released in 1973 as an A-Side single. It is one of the few instrumental and purely orchestral singles to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, which it did in early 1974. Billboard ranked it […]Read More Barry White “Love’s Theme”
Good Morning! Good Day… wishing all a safe, pleasant and interesting week! AmericaOnCoffee (AOC) …if Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz and Cannonball Adderley were reincarnated in the body of a rural Shropshire Lass…. Imagine no more, and meet Becki Biggins. The multi-award-winning singer, songwriter and saxophonist cites Donald Fagen and Michael Brecker as major […]Read More Becki Biggins – Jazz Singer & Saxophonist