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We had a musical treat tonight. SAXAFI, with a blend of voice and saxophone performed tracks by Norah Jones and Nina Simone. Sarahbeth also brought Aaliyah who is having lesson with her through www.essexvocalcoaching.com Aaliyah demonstrated the warm up skills she has learnt before singing for us a track by Emile Sande. Sarabeth will also be involved at theatretrainleigh at Leigh on Sea this summer. Anyone who books for a summer workshop and mentions PhoenixFM will get a 20% discount. As Funkyvoices.co.uk we had a great extra song after the news.
Hunter Hayes – Rescue – he is playing at the C2C country festival at the O2 in March
We remembered Peter Tork with two Monkey’s tracks. I’m a believer, Hey hey we’re the Monkeys.
Mickey Wax – Never letting you go
We remembered producer Fred Foster who produced a number of artists and all the 1960s hits of Roy Orbison. We heard, Pretty woman & In dreams.
Diana Ross – I’m still waiting – a 1971 no1 requested by Patrick.
Emile Sandi – Next to me – for Aaliyah who told us she loves Emily’s voice.
Ramsey Lewis Trio – Wade in the water
Paul Carrick – These days
Zach Williams – two tracks from Zach’s Grammy award winning album Chainbreaker. Title track, Fear is a liar
Chart this week in 1963
No 1 Frank Ifield – The wayward wind
No 3 Diamonds – Jet Harris and Tony Meehan
No34 Kenny Lynch – Up on the roof – song written by Carole King and in the list of 500 songs that shaped Rock & Roll.
John Denver – Annie’s song – For Tim, Doug, Gerry and the whole crowd listening to us tonight in Waltham Abbey.
Ethel Ennis – My foolish heart – remembering Ethel whose first LP was released in 1955 and her last in 2005. Known as the “First Lady of Jazz” in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.
Oliver – Jean – a USA No 1 for William Oliver Swafford, who would have been 70 years old this day. His big hit in the UK was ‘Good morning starshine’.
Sophie Griffiths – Beauty. Sophie joined us last week to talk about this new track.
Kacey Musgraves – Wonder woman.
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