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