Michael Cavacini

An award-winning arts and culture blog.

Archive for the tag “Now”

A Conversation with Chicago and REO Speedwagon – Part 2

Chicago & REO SpeedwagonI recently took part in an interview with Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon and Robert Lamm and Lee Loughnane of Chicago. Below is the second part of this interview. It features their thoughts on a variety of topics, including their summer tour together, which is one you don’t want to miss. You can read part one here.

Read more…

A Conversation with Chicago and REO Speedwagon – Part 1

006

I recently took part in an interview with Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon and Robert Lamm and Lee Loughnane of Chicago. Below is the first part of the interview. It features their thoughts on a variety of topics, including their summer tour together, which is one you don’t want to miss. You can read part two here.

Read more…

Dionne Warwick: Now

20121106-014531.jpg

James Bond isn’t the only one celebrating a 50th anniversary this year. Dionne Warwick’s new album, Now, marks the five-time Grammy Award winning music legend’s 50th year as a performer. Considering she’s had more than 60 hit songs and sold more than 100 million records, Warwick has plenty to be proud of.

Now features 12 songs, old and new, by Burt Bacharach and the late, great Hal David. As if that wasn’t enough, the album was produced by the legendary Phil Ramone. What sets Now apart from Warwick’s previous albums is while she covers a few of her biggest hits, she also offers beautiful renditions of lesser known songs that are sure to please longtime fans as well as those that enjoyed Warwick’s recent foray into Jazz with Only Trust Your Heart.

This week I plan on celebrating two 50th anniversaries: James Bond’s and Dionne Warwick’s. It may seem like an unlikely combination. However, in the 1960s Warwick recorded her own version of “Mr. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.” This song was first recorded by Shirley Bassey and was supposed to be the theme song for Thunderball prior to Tom Jones’ classic song being chosen for the film.

Below you’ll find two videos. One is of “Mr. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang” and the other is a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Now. Enjoy!

Post Navigation

%d bloggers like this: