2016


#11 My Top Ten Modern Day Crooners: No 9…Johnny Mathis

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Although Johnny Mathis is described as a romantic singer, he has recorded jazz, pop, Latin, soul, to name just a few, and sold of 350 million records worldwide. It is also good to know that he is still touring at the age of 81, and like other artists in this genre, it’s very clear that […]

#10 My Top Ten Modern Day Crooners: No 8…Buddy Greco

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Buddy is a living legend , he joined the Benny Goodman orchestra at the age of 16 for four years, he played piano, arranging and singing. As a solo artist he recorded great hits such as “Up Up and Away” “Around The World” and his most successful single “The Lady Is a Tramp” which sold […]

#9 My Top Ten Modern Day Crooners: No 7…Tom Jones

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The career of our Tom has spanned six decades beginning with hits in the sixties “Its Not Unusual” “What’s New Pussycat” “Delilah” “Green Green grass of Home” In 2008 The New York Times called Tom am musical shape shifter, who could slide from soulful rasp to pop croon with a voice as husky as it […]

#8 My Top Ten Modern Day Crooners: No 6…Rick Astley

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The song that brought Rick to the Limelight was “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Stock Aitkin and Waterman, 1987. By the time of his retirement in 1993, Astley had sold approximately 40 million records worldwide. Coming right forward to April 2016 Rick released, “Keep Singing” from his album titled  50, because he had just […]

#7 My Top Ten Modern Day Crooners: No 5…Matt Dusk

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What is it about Canada that keeps on producing top rated artists in every genre of music. After doing some research on You Tube I came across Matt Dusk for the first time, now he might have been in the UK and I never heard about it, but I’ve got a feeling that he hasn’t. […]

#4 My Top Ten Modern Day Crooners: No 2…Harry Connick Jr

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Harry Connick Jr, has sold over 28 million albums worldwide, and is ranked among the top 60 best selling male artists in the United States. He’s  had seven top 20 US albums, and ten number-one US jazz albums, earning more number-one albums than any other artist in US jazz chart history. I like Harry a […]

#6 My Top Ten Modern Day Crooners: No 4…Robbie Williams

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Robbie Williams first shot to fame was in 1990 with Take That, Robbie left the group in 1995 and had huge success as a solo artist. Robbie is a fantastic artist, I just wish he would stop all his boyish antics, I find it all a bit tiresome now, but there is no question about […]

#5 My Top Ten Modern Day Crooners: No 3…Tony Bennett

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Tony Bennett must go down as one of the all time American greats, he’s done it all and is still working at the age of ninety and showing no signs of slowing down, I Got a newsletter this week with his latest tour date’s. He has recorded and performed pop songs, to the big band’s […]

#3 My Top Ten Modern Day Crooners: No 1…Michael Buble`

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Michael Buble` is one of the few artists that has the ability to get a universal thumbs up from almost everybody and it comes as no surprise that he is hugely popular. To be honest I think this is due to his personality, he just seems like the kind of guy that you would love […]

#2 My Top Ten Modern Day Crooners: The Rules

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Rule 1First lets deal with the song, in my experience crooners like most musicians enjoy diversifying but there needs to be some kind of balance on what works and what doesn’t work.  So if one week he’s a crooner and the next week he does a rap song he can’t be a crooner. Rule 2To […]

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