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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bill King - Love And Affection 1980 (45)



William Morgan Bill King is a pianist, composer, publisher and producer. He was born on June 22, 1946 in Jefferson, Indiana, U.S.A. King began his career performing with local community orchestras and big bands in New York, in 1966. He was a member of The Shadows in 1966. 
King relocated to Toronto for the first time in 1969, signing a recording contract with Capitol Records. He released two albums over the next few years entitled ‘Goodbye Superdad’ and ‘Dixie Peach’ in 1973 and 1974 respectively.
He returned to Los Angeles in 1976 as Music Director for vocalist Martha Reeves. While on a European tour with Reeves, he was persuaded to join The Pointer Sisters and spent the next year touring Japan and the U.S as their Music Director.  In 1977 he also played piano for the saxophone player Sonny Criss on the album "Joy Of Sax". He also collaborated with other saxophone player John Handy and the gospel group Mighty Clouds Of Joy.
He moved back to Toronto permanently in the late ‘70s to form the rock group Kearney, King, and McBride (later known as ‘China’) and recorded a self-titled album for Epic/CBS. 

In 1980 he released a single on Change Records from Canada. Both tracks included are entitled "Love And Affection" and "Summer Heat (Symphonic Reggae)". Both tracks are exceptional. They were written by himself. The first track "Love And Affection" is a nice track with vocals and very nice solo sax.




By 1984, after a year-long stint with Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks, King launched his first independent jazz label known as Night Passage Records, recording several successful albums on that label over the ensuing four years. He also issued one release on Gaia Records (‘Magnolia Nights’). During the mid ‘80s, King began a career as a jazz broadcaster first at Toronto’s Q-107 and Q-Jazz, then creating ‘The Jazz Report’ which ran for almost three years at CIUT-FM, then nationally as ‘The Jazz Report Radio Network’ which was heard in 26 cities from 1989 to 1991. Bill also hosted and produced “Jazz Preview” a weekly show on Jazz FM for 4 ½ years. During that time he also produced and engineered Joe Sealy’s duets as well as acting as co-producer for Jazz FM Sound of Toronto series. In 1987, he established a parallel career as a publisher and record company president with partner Greg Sutherland, founding ‘The Jazz Report‘ Magazine. The duo went on to begin the Radioland record label in 1992, signing a major manufacturing and distribution deal with Verve/Polygram Canada a year later. 



In 1989 he released an album called "Magnolia Knights"on Gaia Records.


Information was taken by:

http://www.canadianjazzarchive.org/en/musicians/bill-king.html

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (13-5-2018)






Hello my friends, this Sunday I will have the pleasure to present a short tribute to Philadelphia International Records. We will listen to songs from famous artists and groups under the direction of Leon Huff, Kenneth Gamble and Dexter Wansel. Except for Philadelphia International Records, we will also listen to some rare songs from my personal vinyl collection. My broadcast starts from 8pm to 10pm (UTC/GMT+3) (Eastern European Summer Time). I'll be glad to see you on air!

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (6-5-2018)






Hello my friends, this Sunday I'll be on air on Coni-OnAir with a variety of songs. We will listen to songs from Soul, Old School Soul, Jazz and Jazz Vocals. I will present you some songs from The Controllers, due to the fact that the lead singer of Controllers, Reginald McArthur passed away some days ago. April 19. I will also have the pleasure to present you a great talent of jazz music, the young Matthew Whitaker. He is 17 years old and despite the fact that he was born blind, he started playing the piano at an early age, being only 3 years old.  My broadcast starts from 8pm to 10pm (UTC/GMT+3) (Eastern European Summer Time). I'll be glad to see you on air!

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (29-4-2018)






Hello my friends, this Sunday I'll be on air on Coni-OnAir with songs from Soul and Jazz music scenes. A week ago I discovered that Len Ron Hanks released a new single entitled "Wendy City". It was a big surprise for me. Due to this, I will have the pleasure to present a short tribute to composer and pianist Len Ron Hanks. He became known as a duet with his partner Zane Grey called Grey & Hanks. They have written songs for artists like Jerry Butler, Esther Phillips, Jean Terrell, L.T.D, Darrow Fletcher and many others. My broadcast starts from 8pm to 10pm (UTC/GMT+3) (Eastern European Summer Time). I'll be glad to see you on air!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tim Stevens & The High Energy Band - Blue Monday 1981 (45")


I had the chance to present Tim Stevens two times in the past. In 2009 I presented the album of Tim Stevens "Got To Be Free" and the Tim Stevens & Crystal Wilson duet entitled "Are You The One". These records were released on Pittsburgh International Records.


During these couple of months I discovered that my favorite song of the album entitled "Blue Monday", was also released as a single in the same year on the same label, Pittsburgh International Records. The flip side is the song "Sometimes I Wonder". Likewise this song is included on the album.
"Blue Monday" is a song written by himself. Kenny Blake featured on saxophone.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (22-4-2018)




Hello my friends, today I'll be on air, from 8pm to 10pm (UTC/GMT+3) (Eastern European Summer Time) on web radio called Coni-OnAir. I have chosen a variety of music genres. Soul, OldSchoolSoul, Jazz, SmoothJazz, everything. I'll be glad to see you on air!

www.Coni-OnAir.com

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Souldennis Live on Coni-OnAir (15-4-2018)






Hello my friends, this is the first broadcast after Easter. I'll be on air on Coni-OnAir with songs from Soul and Jazz music scenes. My broadcast starts from 8pm to 10pm (GMT+3). I'll be glad to see you on air!

www.Coni-OnAir.com

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Carter & Chanel - Together Forever / Don't Let Love Go 1981 (45')


Carter & Chanel are Al Carter & Pat Chanel. There is not much information about them. Pat Chanel is a lovely songstress and dancer. They recorded and released one and only album in 1980 on Sweet City Records from Cleveland, Ohio. Owner of the label was Carl Maduri. Some of the bands which released records on the same label were Wild Cherry and La Flavour. One more sought-after record 45' that was released on this label was by John Wilson in 1980.
The album includes the songs "Together Forever"and "Don't Let Love Go" which were included on the record 45' that was released a year later in 1981 on the same label, Sweet City Records. The song "Don't Let Love Go" was first recorded by Brian and Brenda Russell in 1977 and was included on the album "Supersonic Lover".




It is worthy to mention that in 1981 Carter & Chanel appeared in various clubs in New York and a year later they appeared at the Marriott in Pittsburgh. Together with them were the musicians C.J.Puhala on drums (who co-wrote the song "Together Forever"), Roger Kooser on piano and Larry Belli on guitar.

Drummer C.J. Puhala started with the Pittsburgh band Glory in 1968, opening for the likes of Rare Earth, Amboy Dukes, Jorge Santana, Grass Roots, Classics Four, and Little Feat. After attending Duquesne University in 1973, he joined BHQ, a funk/ show band that toured the country extensively until 1979. Post-BHQ in Los Angeles, Puhala joined Carter and Chanel, who recorded for MCA records and toured extensively throughout the U.S. Back in Pittsburgh, he has worked in jazz combos and with Vanilla Soul, Soul Village and Jimbo and the Soupbones.