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Cocktail Piano Salutes the 70s   Sound Samples:
If (MP3)
By the Time I Get To Phoenix (MP3)
Yesterday (MP3)
Wind Beneath My Wings (MP3)
Lady (MP3)

If: Sound Sample, I Want To Make It With You David Gates
Close To You, A House Is Not A Home, This Guy's In Love With You Burt Bacharach & Hal David
I Left My Heart In San Francisco George Corey & Douglas Cross
Unchained Melody Alex North & Hy Zaret
Feelings Morris Albert, T.Fundora, L. Gaste, M. Felix
By the Time I Get To Phoenix: Sound Sample Jimmy Webb
Wichita Lineman Jimmy Webb
You Needed Me Randy Goodrum
Yesterday: Sound Sample John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Yesterdays Otto Harbach & Jerome Kern
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart Barry Gibb & Robin Gibb
If It's Magic Stevie Wonder
For All We Know ("Love Look At The Two Of Us") Fred Carlin, Rob Royer & James A. Giffin
Wind Beneath My Wings: Sound Sample Jeff Silbar
We've Only Just Begun Roger Nichols & Paul Williams
Lady: Sound Sample Lionel Ritchie

The songs in this album were suggested by my son, Jud, who was born in 1956 and grew up in the era of the Beatles and Stevie Wonder. My daughter,Heather, 5 years younger, agreed. They said we needed something for their generation, and here it is. Opening with If and I Want To Make It With You (made famous by Bread) and closing with Kenny Rogers' Lady (written by Lionel Richie), it visits along the way with Jimmy Webb's Wichita Lineman and By The Time I Get To Phoenix. It pays tribute to Burt Bacharach, with a medley including Close To You and A House Is Not A Home. When I did the Beatles' Yesterday, I couldn't resist quoting from another generation with Jerome Kern's nostalgic Yesterdays which treats the same subject.

Two songs turned out to be special as I got into them. First, was Wind Beneath My Wings, which sort of played itself after I got into the arrangement. It was true also of Lionel Richie's beautiful and haunting Lady made famous by Kenny Rogers. The latter had an almost classical sounding minor key melody all through the first section which resolves to the major key in the final passages near the end of the song.

My conclusion is that standards come in every generation which is what Cocktail Piano is all about. My kids were not alone in asking for a more contemporary album. Many of you have made the same request over the years. We take your suggestions seriously and request that you continue to suggest songs for future albums. You can do this either by filling out one of the postage paid cards inside each CD and mail it in or by coming to our web site at and sending us an e-mail.

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