Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Filming of "I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do" storyline video begins Saturday, June 29, 2013.



    Due to the online reaction to the Claude Chaney and Friends song  "I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do" which has 5,226 views (4,002 Reverbnation, 1,139 Fandalism and 85 You Tube) There will now be a storyline video featuring Alana Dismukes, Miliken Dowdell and Claude Chaney. Filming will begin Saturday, June 29, 2013 and Sunday, June 30, 2013. This video will be directed by Axel Rivera who previously worked with Claude Chaney and Friends on the "You Had To Let Your Good Thing Go" video.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

E Com Esse Que Eu Vou (c)1973 P. Caetano

  E Com Esse Que Eu Vou  (c) 1973 P. Caetano

Com esse que eu vou sambar ate cair no chao
Com esse eu vou desabafar na multidao
Se ninguem se animar
Eu vou quebrar meu tamborim
Mais se a turma gostar vai ser pra mim

E com esse eu vou sambar ate cair no chao
E com esse que eu vou  desabafar na multidao
Se ninguem se animar
Eu vou quebrar meu tamborim
Mais se a turma gostar vai ser pra mim

Quero ver o ronca-ronca da cuica
Gente pobre, gente rica, deputado, senador
Quebra quebra eu quero ver
Uma cabrocha boa
No piano da patroa batucando
E com esse que eu vou
Mas quebra, quebra que eu quero ver
Muita cabrocha boa, no piano de patroa

E e com esse que eu vou
E e com esse que eu vou
Mas e com esse que eu vou
Sambar ate cair no chao
Com esse eu vou desabafar meu coracao
Sambar na multidao
Com esse eu vou
Desabafar meu coracao
Com esse eu vou
Desabafar na multidao
Meu coracao, eu vou
Eu vou, eu vou, eu vou
E com esse que eu vou
Eu vou
Come esse eu vou
Sambar na multidao
Desabafar


Thoughts 6/23/13



 I am ecstatic to see the Claude Chaney and Friends has a collective 40,500 internet views.....
                                                17,105 - Fandalism
                                                15.537 - Reverbnation
                                                  7,858 - You Tube 
and yesterday 50 people visited the CCand;F Lyric Page. It is regrettable that because of distractions
we haven't been able to take advantage of this kind of publicity. I am hoping that this situation
changes in the next week or two. The situation is the same as described in the previous "thoughts".
The only band member I have seen in the last three weeks has been my wife...and we haven't been
discussing music. We are in need of an agent.....if anyone out there has any suggestions please let
me know.
      As previously mentioned only one song is ready for the next lp and that is "The Turtle Song" another
recently completed original composition called "Work To Do" is ready to be brought to the studio but nothing has happened yet.  Peace, Claude

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Claude Chaney & Friends - Views on Reverbnation as of 6/22/13

                         Claude Chaney and Friends - Reverbnation views as of 6/22/13

   1. I HAVEN'T GOT ANYTHING BETTER TO DO (Live)          4,002
   2. I Will Be Here For You                                                             2,010
   3. Life Is But A Dream                                                                  1.016
   4. Summer Breezin'                                                                           921
   5. You Had To Let Your Good Thing Go                                          868
   6. A Rainy Night In Georgia                                                              646
   7. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)                                       468
   8. I Will Be Here For You    @Saltwaters                                         362
   9. Ou Est La Paix?                                                                            295
  10. Wishful Thinking                                                                           281
  11. Cissy Strut  @Saltwaters                                                              261
  12. Our Day Will Come                                                                      195
  13. Plazos Traicioneros                                                                       118
  14. La Mujer Que Yo Quiero                                                               92
  15. Faith                                                                                              87
  16. At The Club                                                                                   69
  17. Under The Boardwalk                                                                    67
  18. Safiyyah                                                                                         64
  19. Compadre Pedro Juan - Primera Parte                                           52
  20. Compadre Pedro Juan - Segunda Parte                                          37
  21. Cissy Strut   @ Don't Tell Mama                                                    36
  22. In Concert                                                                                      13

Claude Chaney and Friends - Fandalism views as of 8/22/13


         Claude Chaney and Friends - Views on Fandalism as of 6/22/13


          1. YOU HAD TO LET YOUR GOOD THING GO            1476
          2. I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do                                1139
          3. I Will Be Here For You                                                    1071
          4. At The Club                                                                     1025
          5. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)                           1009
          6. A Rainy Night In Georgia                                                    898
          7. Ou Est La Paix?                                                                  852
          8. La Mujer Que Yo Quiero                                                    815
          9. Plazos Traicioneros                                                             802
         10. Wishful Thinking                                                                 788
         11. In The Night                                                                       708
         12. Summer Breezin'                                                                 685
         13. I Will Be Here For You @Saltwaters                                  640
         14. Our Day Will Come                                                            636
         15. Safiyyah                                                                              607
         16. Under The Boardwalk                                                         603
         17. Cissy Strut            @Saltwaters                                           598
         18. Life Is But A Dream                                                            543
         19. Faith                                                                                   509
         20. Compadre Pedro Juan - Segunda Parte                               483
         21. Compadre Pedro Juan - Primera Parte                                452
         22. In Concert                                                                          314

Claude Chaney and Friends - You Tube Views as of 6/22/13



         Claude Chaney and Friends - Views on You Tube as of 6/22/13

         1, I WILL BE HERE FOR YOU                           2,241
         2. Life Is But A Dream                                           1,117
         3. Summer Breezin'                                                  918
         4. You Had To Let Your Good Thing Go                 868
         5. A Rainy Night In Georgia                                     643
         6. Wishful Thinking                                                  467
         7. I Will Be Here For You @Saltwaters                   360
         8. Cissy Strut  @Saltwaters                                      256
         9. Our Day Will Come                                              190
        10. Plazos Traicioneros                                              114
        11. Faith     @The Underground                                111
        12 .La Mujer Que Yo Quiero                                      89
        13. I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do  (Live)         85
        14. Faith  @Don't Tell Mama                                     82
        15. At The Club                                                         67
        16. Under The Boardwalk                                          62
        17. Safiyyah                                                               59
        18. Compadre Pedro Juan - Primera Parte                 48
        19. Compadre Pedro Juan - Segunda Parte                32
        20. Cissy Strut  @Don't Tell Mama                            31
        21. In Concert                                                            18
video

Friday, June 21, 2013

Funny You Should Say That




Funny You Should Say That
                                 by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter
                                 ABC Dunhill Music Co/Soldier Music Co.

 I got up early this morning
 I guess I just couldn't sleep
All my arrangements are made, I've got appointments to keep
The chairs and tables are covered
I took our name off the door
That's what you told me to do but you can't carry it through ...anymore

Funny you should say that baby
Tell me did you read my mind
Funny you should say that baby
That's how I felt all the time

I'd like to make a confession
I haven't always been fair, no
Sometimes I think of myself before I notice you there
Well I could wait for the taxi
Tell him that I didn't call
That's what you want me to do unpack and stay here with you...after all

Funny you should say that baby
Tell me did you read my mind
Funny you should say that baby
That's how I felt all the time            


Parker's Mood
                                     by Charlie Parker, King Pleasure
                                     (c) EMI Music, Atlantic Music

               Come with me if you want to go to Kansas City
               I'm feeling low down and blue, my heart's full of sorrow
               Don't hardly know what to do
               Where will I be tomorrow?

               Going to Kansas City
               Wanna go too?
               No you can't make with me
               Going to Kansas City
               Sorry that I can't take you

               When you see me coming raise your window high
               When you see me leaving baby hang your head and cry
               I'm afraid there's nothing in this squeamish dreamy town
               a honky tonky, monky woman can do
               She'd only bring herself down.

               So long everybody, the time has come and I must leave you
               So if I don't ever see your smiling face again
               Make a promise you'll remember like a Christmas day in December
               that I told you all through thick and thin on up until the end, Parker's been your friend
           
               Don't hang your head when you see, when you see those six pretty horses pulling me
               Put a twenty dollar silver piece on my watch chain, look at the smile on my face
               Sing a little song to let the world know I'm really free
               Don't cry for me cause I'm going to Kansas City

               Come with me if you want to go to Kansas City
                             

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)


           



   How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)


               by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland
               (c)1965 Jobete Music Co.

               How sweet it is to be loved by you
               Yes it is baby
               How sweet it is to be loved by you
               Ooo baby
               I needed the shelter of someone's arms and there you were
               I needed someone to understand my ups and downs
               and there you were with sweet love and devotion
               gently touching my emotions

               I want to stop, stop and thank you baby
               I want to stop, stop and thank you baby
               Hey now, how sweet it is to be loved by you
               I tell you the truth baby
               How sweet it is to be be loved by you
               Yes it is

               I close my eyes at night and I wonder where would I be without you in my life
               Everything was just a bore, all the thing Ive done, seems I've done them before
               But you brighten up all my days with love so sweet in so many ways
               I want to stop, stop and thank you baby
               I want to stop, stop and thank you baby
               Hey now, how sweet it is to be loved by you
               Yes it is baby, how sweet it is to be loved you
               Oh yes it is baby, how sweet it is to be loved by you
               Well, it's like sugar and spice baby
               How sweet it is to be loved by you

Stubborn Kind of Fellow

                           Stubborn Kind of Fellow
                            by Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson and George Gordy
                            (c)1963 Jobete Music Co

  Say yeah, yeah, yeah, say yeah, yeah, yeah
  One more time now everybody
  Say yeah, yeah, yeah, say yeah, yeah, yeah

  I try to put my arms around you all because I want to hold you tight
  But every time I reach for you baby and I try to kiss you just jump plain out of sight
  Well I've got news for you, I tell you that I've made plans for two
  I guess I'm just a stubborn kind of fellow got my mind made up to love you

  Oh, sing now everybody
  Say, yeah, yeah, yeah, say yeah, yeah, yeah
  One more time now everybody
  Say, yeah, yeah, yeah, say yeah, yeah, yeah

  I'm gonna love you, gonna love you in every way
  In every way, gonna love you in every way
  Yes I'm gonna love you, gonna love you in every way
  In every way, gonna love you in every way

  With other girls I dated I waited just a moment
  With you I shall remain
  Now I know you've heard about me, bad things about me
  Baby please let me explain
  Well I have kissed a few, I'll tell you a few have kissed me too
  I guess I'm just a stubborn kind of fellow got my mind made up to love you

  Oh, sing now everybody
  Say yeah, yeah, yeah, say yeah, yeah, yeah
  Ah, ah, ah, sing now everybody
  Say yeah, yeah, yeah, say yeah, yeah, yeah
  Everybody sing
  Say yeah, yeah, yeah, say yeah, yeah, yeah
  I guess I'm just a stubborn kind of fellow got my mind made up to love you

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thoughts - June 13, 2013

      With over 4,000 views "I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do" is the most successful Claude Chaney and Friends video ever on Reverbnation and the most popular CC&F video on You Tube this week. Special thanks to the musicians on this piece Tom Monte (piano), Cassa Overall (drums) and Ray Parker (bass) who are mainly responsible for the songs appeal. We could take it to another level if we had more $ to put into promotion. There will be a second Kickstarter project coming up soon.
      I am happy with the response to this song so far and intend to make a new video which will be the first CC&F video with a storyline that is not a "live" performance. Stay in touch. Peace, Claude

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Thoughts: June 9, 2013

  It was Charles Darnay, a character in Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" , who said "It
was the worst of times and it was the best of times". That is exactly how I feel about "these" times.
Because I am an eternal optimist I choose not to focus on the bad, nevertheless there is a lot of 
good that has happened that I must acknowledge. First of all the new friends that I have made this
past year who have been supportive of my endeavors as a singer and an actor....people like Prudence
Paez, Divad Sanders and legendary Savion Glover. These three have made it possible for me to 
continue to play the role of Captain Barrett in the play "The Birth of Calamity Mitchell"
   I am thrilled to know that there are people who have shown genuine interest in my music and 
it is precisely because of them that I am inspired to create more.......Mary R. Moore, Dalia Negroni
Torres Rivera, Joy Sellman, Katy Ricci, Rebecca Webb, Desiree Henry, Carole Coughlin, Rex Burns, Ventura Leake, PJ Dustin, Elizabeth Vializ and Pedro Baez. If I left anyone out you know that it wasn't intentional and you know who you are anyway. 
  Through the miracle of Facebook I have been able to re-connect with old friends, some of which I haven't seen in over 35 years.....Lenda Hires, Ana Lana, Maria Velez, Thomas Tillery, Bernard Fowler  and Bruce Jackson. 
   Although musical tastes have dramatically changed since the seventies I am encouraged by the fact that my 22 videos are shown all around the world. I believe that CD sales will improve once I get the
exposure necessary to sell CDs. People can't buy what they don't hear in the age of Clear Channel. 
I am proud of the fact that in less than a two year period we have over 15 thousand views on Fandalism and we also have comparative numbers on Reverbnation and You Tube. 
    At a time when two songs have entered Revernation's top 20 (You Had To Let Your Good Thing Go #10 and I Will Be Here For You #11) I am frustrated because the group is unable to make any appearances at this time because of an assortment of issues that have nothing to do with music.
I am still determined and willing to wait out the storm. In the meantime there are several places you
can listen to and buy the music of Claude Chaney & Friends.

                                          1. The Claude Chaney & Friends Facebook Page Music Store
                                          2. www.cdbaby.com
                                          3. I tunes
                                          4. www.amazon.com
                                          5. www.reverbnation.com

                                                                                                        Peace, Claude 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

CLAUDE CHANEY AND FRIENDS - I WILL BE HERE FOR YOU
http://www.reverbnation.com/c./204607310
Thoughts: June 3, 2013
       I am very proud of the fact that the song "I Will Be Here For You" debuted as #19 for Franklin
Township R&B/Soul on ReverbNation http:reverbnation.com/c./poni/204607310. Thanks for listening! 
Claude and Evette Chaney in New Orleans.