Take a listen to some great music this week. A great new hit song from Michael Buble titled Holywood. The uplifting Michael Franti song sounds of sunshine and we finish up withthe seventies super group Smokie.Who are still touring and they bring back so many memories.Anyway hope you enjoy our highlighted music this week.
Grammy Award Winning Singer.Michael Steven Buble is from Canada.
He was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. At the young age of 13, Michael displayed a talent for singing, which did not go unnoticed by his parents .Buble began his career by performing wherever he could: talent shows, malls, clubs, etc. His breakthrough in his career came when he was invited to sing at a wedding. Where he was introduced to the famous multi-Grammy award winning producer, David Foster. It was this event that took his career into an upward spiral,that is continuing to rise!
Michael Franti is a gifted and much-heralded spoken word artist and political activist. As leader of the politically and socially-charged group Spearhead, Franti is at the forefront of hip-hop's renaissance, expanding the music's boundaries as he draws on funk and soul-driven beats. Through his music and poetry, Franti tackles a range of issues--the criminal justice system, corporatization of our daily lives, AIDS, gay rights, homelessness, the death penalty, drug addiction and suicide.More.......
Sound of Sunshine
Originally formed in Yorkshire, England, in 1966, Smokie hit the British pop charts several times during the late '70s with updated psychedelic pop, influenced by the band's stay on Mickie Most's Rak Records as well as the writers of most of the band's hit material, Rak's Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. Vocalist Chris Norman, guitarist Terry Utley, and bassist Alan Silson had played in the Elizabethans, but formed the band Kindness in 1968, with the addition of drummer Pete Spencer. The quartet recorded many singles during the late '60s and early '70s, but failed to show any chart activity until 1975. That year, signed to Rak Records and billed as Smokey, the band hit number three in the U.K. with "If You Think You Know How to Love Me." After another Top Ten hit, "Don't Play Your Rock 'N Roll to Me," Smokey became Smokie; during 1976, the group scored with three Top 20 hits, including the number-five "Living Next Door to Alice." More....
Dont Play Your Rock'n'roll To Me
Needles and Pins
Cute Historic Clip of Jackie De Shannons original Needles and Pins! Sorry Chris and the boys Can't Beat Jackie.Such an original!
Lay Back in the Arms of Someone