Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Claude Chaney and Friends - You Had To Let Your Good Thing Go

     This is a song Claude wrote from the CD "I Will Be Here For You" entitled "You Had To Let
Your Good Thing Go". At the present time we're working on a Kickstarter project (Visit www.
Kickstarter.com and type "You're in my heart" in the website search engine to see what this is
all about. We've got only 17 days to raised $2,500 dollars. I thank those of you who have contributed
to this project and I ask those who haven't to help us out. You can donate any about you wish that is
at least one dollar, but a $5.00 donation would go a long way.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Update #4 New Donors

Vincent Bellizia   $25.00*

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Update #3 New Donors

Patricia Young                          $25.00
Aaron Hall                                $10.00

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Update #2 - New donors. . . . Thank You

    With only 39 days left to collect $2,500 to reach the Kickstarter goals we thank the following
people for their contributions.
            1. Rex Burns                        $25.00*
            2. Chaya Caryn Spector       $25.00*
            3. Andrea Wertheimer         $  5.00
            4. Dennis Wertheimer          $  5.00
            5. Evette Chaney                  $25.00*
            6. Joy Chaney                       $  5.00
            7. Penny Prince                    $   5.00

*Those who give $25.00 or more with get free copy of CD "You're In My Heart" by Claude
Chaney and Friends

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

You're In My Heart CD Kickstarter Project Update

      The first completed song for the CD is "The Turtle Song" written by Claude Chaney, Tom Monte and Paula Zimmerman-Taylor. This novelty song is unique, child friendly and comical. It also appears on Tom Monte's CD. I have been somewhat reluctant to perform it in public because there is a dance that should go with the song. When you hear the lyrics you'll know exactly what I mean.
     At this time we have 5 backers, who I tentatively believe to be Rex Burns, Penny Kalfus, and Joy Chaney. I do not know who the other two backers are at this time because Kickstarter doesn't officially post the names of the backers until the number reaches ten. So far we're half way there.
We have a grand total of $85.00 with 42 days to raise $2,500. As Confucious once said "The thousand mile journey begins with a single step. We have made the single step, I thank all early
contributors.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Claude Chaney and Friends gets Kickstarter Project

                        Attention friends of Claude Chaney and Friends, the band has a Kickstarter Project and
needs to raise $2,500.00 in 47 days(as of August 25, 2012. Go to www.kickstarter.com and identify yourself as a "backer". You can make a small donation ($5.00 , $10.00 or whatever you like) that would be greatly appreciated. The money will go towards the completion of the upcoming Claude Chaneyand Friends CD "You're In My Heart". You can log on the this site in the coming weeks so see the current status reports.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

At The Club - by Carole King and Gerry Goffin (c)1965 Screen Gems-Columbia Music


               This is a scene from our recent appearance (7/31/12) at The Underground, where we
did a top ten R&B hit from the Drifters.........At The Club.

                                   

                     Well Friday night has finally come around
                     And me and my baby gonna head to a spot we found
                     We're gonna forget our cares and dance on into the night
                     Down at the club (Down at the club)
                     Where everything is out of sight (Down at the club)
                     Down at the club, we're gonna say that it's alright

                     For two bits and a dollar they got a swingin' show for you
                     And the band won't quit 'til everybody tells them to.
                     And when they play that slow dance you can hold your baby tight
                     Down at the clab (Down at the club)
                     Where everything is out of sight (Down at the club)
                     Down at the club, we're gonna say that it's alright

                     Well, they've got lots of pretty dancing girls for the fellas
                     Oh, you better watch out in case your baby gets jealous
                 
                     Now some people might like to sit and watch a picture show
                     Well if that's what your plans are don't ask me to go
                     I'll be where the music plays 'til the early morning light
                     Down at the club (Down at the club)
                     Where everything is out of sight (Down at the club)
                     Down at the club, we're gonna say that it's alright

                     It's alright (it's alright), let me hear you say it's alright (it's alright)
                     Down at the club, we're gonna say that it's alright



                    This is way it was originally done back in 1965. Johnny Moore,
                   Charlie Thomas, Gene Pearson and Johnny Terry a.k.a The Drifters
                    do At The Club on tv show "Shindig"

                                   

Monday, August 6, 2012

Compadre Pedro Juan por Luis Alberti



                       
                            Joaquin Maria (guitarra y vocal), Rogelio Teran (congas),
                            Tom Monte (piano), Evette Chaney, Miriam Barab y
                            Claude Chaney (vocales)


Compadre Pedro Juan baile el jaleo
Compadre Pedro Juan que esta sabroso
Aquella niña de los ojos negros que tiene el
Cuerpo flexible baila en empaliza
II
Compadre Pedro Juan no pierda el tiempo
Compadre Pedro Juan saque su dama
Se acabara el merengue y si no anda con cuidao
Se quedara como perico atrapao
III
Baile: Compadre Juan
Baile: Baile el merengue
Baile: De medio Lao
Baile: Apambichao
Baile: Saque su dama
Baile: No pierda el tiempo
Baile: Amo de un Lao
Baile: Baile el merengue
Baile: De medio Lao
Baile: Apambichao
Baile: Empaliza
Baile: Medio jincao
Baile: Este merengue
Baile: Si que esta bueno
Baile: Baile Compadre
Baile: Compadre Juan
Baile: Compadre Juan
Baile: Baile el Merengue
Baile: De medio Lao
Baile: Apambichao
Baile: Saque su dama
Baile: No pierda el tiempo
Baile: Amo de un Lao
Baile: De empaliza
Baile: En la empaliza
Baile: Baile el merengue
Baile: De medio Lao
Baile: Medio jincao
Baile: Este merengue
Baile: Si que esta bueno
Baile: Dele paya
Baile: Compadre Juan
Fuente: musica.com
Letra añadida por Enyer Raymond

Compadre Pedro Juan by Luis Alberti (c) Peer International Corporation

                              Joaquin Maria (guitarra y vocal), Rogelio Teran (congas)
                              Tom Monte (piano), Evette Chaney, Miriam Barab y
                              Claude Chaney (vocales)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Under The Boardwalk by Arthur Resnick and Kenny Young

(c) 1964 T.M. Music

Oh, when the sun beats down
And burns the tar up on the roof
And your shoes get so hot
You wish your tired feet were fireproof
Under the boardwalk
Down by the sea, yeah
On a blanket with my baby
Is where I'll be

(Under the boardwalk) Out of the sun
(Under the boardwalk) We'll be having some fun
(Under the boardwalk) People walking above
(Under the boardwalk) We'll be falling in love
(Under the boardwalk, boardwalk)

In the park you hear
The happy sound of the carousel
You can almost taste the hot dogs
French fries they sell
Under the boardwalk
Down by the sea, yeah
On a blanket with my baby
Is where I'll be

(Under the boardwalk) Out of the sun
(Under the boardwalk) We'll be having some fun
(Under the boardwalk) People walking above
(Under the boardwalk) We'll be falling in love
(Under the boardwalk, boardwalk)

[Instrumental Interlude]

Oh, under the boardwalk
Down by the sea
On a blanket with my baby
is where I'll be

(Under the boardwalk )ut of the sun
(Under the boardwalk) We'll be having some fun
(Under the boardwalk) People walking above
(Under the boardwalk) We'll be falling in love
(Under the boarwalk, boardwalk)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Good Times (c)1964 Kags Music, ABKCO by Sam Cooke

                                         Sam Cooke - Good Times
Lead Vocals: Claude, Greg


Whoa,La, da, da, da, da, da, da
Whoa, la, da, da, da, da, da, da
La, da, da, all night long

Yeah,
La, da, da, da, da, da, da
La, da, da, da, da, da, da
La, da, da, all night long

Yeah, come on and let the good time roll
We're gon' stay here 'til we soothe our souls
if it take all night long

One more time, come on and let the good time roll
We gon' stay here 'til we soothe our souls
if it take all night long

Gotta tell you
Evening sun is sinking low
The clock on the wall say it's time to go
I got my plans I don't know 'bout you
I'll tell you exactly what I'm gonna do

Get in the groove and let the good time roll
I'm gon' stay here 'til I soothe my soul
if it take all night long
Yeah, everybody let the good time roll
We're gon' stay here 'til we soothe our souls
if it take all night long


Yeah, it might be one o'clock and it might be three
Time don't mean that much to me
I ain't felt this good since I don't know when
and I might not feel this good again

So come on and let the good time roll
We gon' stay here 'til we soothe our souls
if it take all night long


and all night (all night)
all night (all night) and all night (all night)
all night long (all night)
Somebody said it might take all night long (all night)
and all night (all night) and all night (all night)

So, come on and let the good times roll
We gon' stay here 'til we soothe our souls
if it take all night long

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Claude Chaney and Friends - Top Lifetime views of You Tube as of 4/30/12

1. I Will Be Here For You  2,172 
2. Life Is But A Dream          923
3. Safiyyah                             846
4. In The Night                      765
5. A Rainy Night In Georgia 571
6. Feels So Bad                      559
7. I Will Be Here For You
   (live @ Saltwaters)             302
    How Sweet It Is                 302
8. Cissy Strut                         208
9. Our Day Will Come          118
10. Wishful Thinking            113
11. Plazos Traicioneros           75
12. Faith                                  48

Saturday, April 14, 2012

video
Safiyyah (c) 1984 by Keith Marks (Keith Marks Music Co.) and Claude Chaney (New Continuum
Music Co) Performed by Claude Chaney and Friends. Claude Chaney (lead vocals), Miriam
Barab (background vocals), Tom Monte (keyboards) Rogelio Teran (congas), Dylan Kaminkow(bass)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Claude Chaney and Friends Collection - Volume Two was the second EP released in late 2008. The featured single was "Children" co-written by Claude's former student Claudine Samedi.The lead
vocalist was another former student Caridad Castro.
   "Pretend" "A Rainy Night In Georgia" "I Believe In You And Me" and "Hope In Every Season" were included in this five song set.  Claude's wife and bandmate Evette is shown on the cover in the Canary Islands.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Reposting of the "City of Angels" video

   Recently it came to my attention that more people have visited the "City of Angels" post than any other in my collection, 462 (as of 4/10/12)....and this was with only the lyrics. So this proves without a doubt that I am not the only one who loves this song.
   It is of special significance to me because it reminds me of my first visit to California, 36 years ago
to meet my in-laws and the rest of my wife's family. The images of palm trees that I saw were almost
identical to those on the "City of Angels" album cover. This was a very special time for me that I will never forget.
   The Miracles have always been one of my favorite groups since they recorded "Shop Around" back in 1960, of course their biggest hits had legendary performer and writer Smokey Robinson as
lead singer. Robinson left the Miracles in 1972. It is now 1976 and The Miracles are trying to establish
their own identity. The late Freddie Perrin (composer of "Reunited" and "I Will Survive) produced the
Miracles' first and only concept album to date "City of Angels" that tells the story of a world reknown superstar named Michael (The parallels to Michael Jackson are numerous, but keep in mind this was 1976)
   This album becomes one of the Miracles most successful, but the beautiful title song "City of Angels" did not chart. I am not even sure if it was released as a single.  "Love Machine" however was the #1 song from this landmark album, which also happens to be one of my all time favorites. Strange as it may seem The Miracles, the original Motown group is still performing today with one original member, Bobby Rogers and on some occasions the former Mrs. William "Smokey" Robinson, Claudette Rogers sings with the Miracles. The original You Tube video posted by Crossover 70s now has over 44,000 views and now has been re-posted. Mr. Robert324 has posted another version that is also memorable.  ENJOY.
City of Angels  by William Griffin and Warren Moore (c) 1976 Grimora Music
                         Vocals: The Miracles


Walking your seashores and staring in to space
Dreaming of your people that possess your charm and grace
Oh I love you L.A. (City of Angels)
Please don’t go away (Please don’t go) (Please don’t go away)
Will you fall into the sea? (Will you fall into the sea?)
And forsake me.
City of angels you have faults in your land
People say you’ll crumble and your beauty will no longer stand
Oh I love you L.A. (City of Angels)
Please don’t go away (Please don’t go)(Please don’t go away)
Will you fall into the sea? (Will you fall into the sea?)
And forsake me.
Will you disappear from the earth just like Atlantis did?
Each and every night I’ll say a prayer for heaven to forbid
I could never live without you my salvation I would give to you
If you stay (please stay) don’t go away (don’t go away)
Your soft breeze through the palm trees whisper longing goodbyes
Vibrations say you’re fading as the tears nestle in my eyes.
Oh I love you L.A. (City of Angels)
Please don’t go away (Please don’t go) (Please don’t go away)
Will you fall into the sea? (Will you fall into the sea?)
And forsake me.
No please don’t go away
Oh I love you L.A. (City of Angels)
Please don’t go away (Please don’t) (Please don’t go away)
Will you fall into the sea? (Will you fall into the sea?)
And forsake me.
Ahh…….Ahh…..Ah..Ah..Ah


** These are the vocalists who perform this song with Claude Chaney & Friends.
     The vocalists you hear in the video are William Griffin, Warren Moore, Robert Rogers and
     Ronald White accompanied by the Miracles' background vocalists



Monday, April 9, 2012

video
Faith  by Claude Chaney (c) 2012 New Continuum Music Co.

Yes this is a celebration
a realization our dreams come true
and from every indication
from this moment on the sky will be blue

You've won a place here in my heart
and nothing can tear us apart
as long as we have faith, faith in our love

Yes we have an understanding
There's no problem too big that we can't face
And when times get demanding
With your hand in mine we'll set the pace
We've sacrificed to build our love
that has been blessed by Jah above
That's why we've go to have faith
Faith in our love

You know you've got to have faith, in the morning
You've got to have faith, when day is dawning
You've got to have faith
Everytime to see the people try to bring me down

You've got to have faith, let me hear you shout it
You've got to have faith, there's no doubt about it
You've got to have faith, faith in our love

Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Something that you and I both understand
There's no need for us to ponder
If you are my woman and I am your man

We've sacrificed to build our love
that has been blessed by Jah above
that's we've got to have faith, faith in our love

You've got to have faith, in the morning
You've got to have faith, when day is dawning
You've got to have faith
Every time you see the people try to bring me down

You've got to have faith, let me hear you shout it
You've got to have faith, there's no doubt about it
You've got to have faith, faith in our love

You know you've got to have faith
Faith, you know you've got to have
Yes you've got to have, faith
You know you've got to have
Yes you've got to have, faith
Everytime you see the people try to bring me down
You've got to have faith
Let me hear you shout it
You've got to have faith
There's no doubt about it
You've got to have faith
Faith in our love

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Claude Chaney and Friends - You Tube Views as of 03/15/12

1. I Will Be Here For You 2,160
2. Life Is But A Dream 871
3. Safiyyah 826
4. Summer Breezin' 803
5. In The Night 762
6. A Rainy Night In Georgia 547
7. I Will Be Here For You* 293
8. How Sweet It Is (To be loved by you) 269
9. Cissy Strut 203
10. Our Day Will Come 133
11. Ou Est La Paix? 75
12. Plazos Traicioneros 62
13. Wishful Thinking 59

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tribute

If you believe in forever then life is just a one night stand. If there's a rock and
roll HEAVEN then you know they have a HELL of a band."
-Alan O'Day

                MAURICE WHITE, Dallas Taylor , Dale Griffin, Cubie Burke, David Bowie, Mic Gilette,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Glenn Frye, Natalie Cole, William Guest, Alan O'Day, Cynthia Robinson, Bobby Womack, Joe Cocker, Tim Hauser (Manhattan Transfer), Joe Sample, Randy Cain (Delfonics) Major Harris, Davy Jones, Major Lance,Tim Maia, Paul Revere, Lee Dorsey, Clarence Burke Jr, (Five Stairsteps), Richard Street, Bobby Smith (Spinners), Bobby Rogers (Miracles), Marvin Tarplin, Autry De Walt (a.k.a Jr Walker) Marvin Junior (Dells), Cecil Womack, Sylvester, Hector LaVoe, ,Fontella Bass, Robin Gibb, Chuck Brown, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Gil Scott-Heron, Milan Williams(Commodores), Nicholas Ashford, Levi Stubbs Jr., Renaldo Benson, Lawrence Payton, Floyd Butler, Ron Townson, Vesta, James Brown, Brook Benton, Rick James, Sylvester "Papa Dee" Allen (War), Ronald White (Miracles), Etta James, Johnny Moore (Drifters), George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Marvin Gaye, Tyrone Davis, Johnnie Taylor, Tina Marie, Bobby Byrd, Gary Shider (Funkadelic), Laura Nyro, Dusty Springfield, Teddy Pendergrass, The Levert Brothers, Otis Redding, David Prater, Rufus Thomas, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Richard Berry, Dee Dee Warwick, Betty Everett, Miriam Makeba, Aliyyah, Johnny Otis, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, Jackie Wilson, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Nat "King" Cole, Barry White, Luther Vandross, Harold Melvin, Ali-Ollie Woodson, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Little Willie John, Ike Turner, Jimmy Johnson, Big Joe Turner, Ray Charles, Bill Fredericks, Grant Kitchings, Rudy Lewis, Dock Green, Tammi Terrell, Purvis Jackson, Philippe Wynne, Dee Clark, Albert King, Bettye Carter, Ricky Nelson, Jimmy Dean, James Jamerson Sr., Shorty Long, Donny Hathaway, John Lewis, Percy Heath, Connie Kay, Milt Jackson, Stanley Turrentine, Grover Washington Jr., Charles Miller (War), Phyllis Hyman, Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cooke, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Robert Isley, Esther Phillips, Little Eva, Marv Johnson, Ernie K. Doe, Earl Wright, Louis Armstrong, Lou Rawls, Peggy Lee, Julie London, Stan Getz, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tito Puente, Jaime "Jimmy" Sabater, Jimmy Castor, Joe Cuba, Ray "Hard Hands" Barretto, Eddie Harris, Harry Ray, Sylvia Syms, Willie Tee, Sylvia Robinson, Professor Longhair, Florence Ballard, Billie Holliday, Linda Jones, Johnny Maestro, Jesse Belvin, McFadden and Whitehead, Art Blakey, Jorge Dalto, Elis Regina, Ron Banks (Dramatics), Larry Storball (Capitols),Nina Simone, Bobby Hatfield (Righteous Brothers), Eddie Cornelius, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Duke Ellington, Gladys Horton (Marvelettes), Eugene Record (Chi-lites), Barbara Acklin, Frankie Lymon, Johnny Ace, Billy Preston, Walter Jackson, Arthur Prysock, Lee Morgan, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, Leon Thomas, Cesaria Evora, Mongo Santamaria, LaVern Baker, Clyde McPhatter,Otis Blackwell, Bobby Darin, Horace Silver, Doris Kenner (Shirelles), Gene Pitney, David Peaston, Wilbert Harrison, Earl "Speedo" Carroll, Richard Harris, Cornelius Gunter (Coasters),  ........and others to numerous to mention.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

CD Baby requests more of "Claude Chaney & Friends - Collection Vol 2" CD

CD Baby has asked Electra-City Records for more copies of "Claude Chaney & Friends - Collection - Volume 2" which contains "Children" "I Believe In You And Me", "Pretend", "Hope In Every Season" and "Rainy Night In Georgia" (535 YouTube views presently)