Gennarofrom Cool to Hot
- Artist: Gennaro
- Format: CD
- Release Date:1/27/2004
GENNARO...FROM COOL TO HOT Anthony Federov, American Idol season four finalist, was inspired by singer Gennaro (Tedesco) to start a singing career. (From 'Anecdote: Anthony Federov,'- "Starry-Eyed-16 Stories that Steal the Spotlight," edited by Ted Michael and Josh Pultz)'....One night I was out partying with my friends and I heard one of the singers, this guy called Gennaro (Tedesco). He had one of the most beautiful voices I'd ever heard..... He sounded so incredible. I had a moment like, I want to sound like that, I want to do that, I want to work here. I remember just standing there and saying to myself, I want to do that.".... Gennaro, a master of vocal styles, has 'a voice to fall in love with.' Go 'From Cool to Hot' with the exciting Gennaro. YOU CAN LISTEN TO FREE SAMPLES OF SONGS ABOVE ('PREVIEW') Enjoy love songs for girls named 'MARISSA'(11) and 'LEUNORA'(5). This unique CD of all new songs of various genres by award-winning songwriters has laughs, surprises, and luscious love songs---set to catchy musical arrangements--easy listening and eclectic. Songs are mostly pop-- with a touch of jazz, swing, Latin, country, and satire. Hear funny songs (samples on left) like "A MOOSE WITH MOXIE (7) about a nervy moose who falls in love with a cow, other amusing searches for love, and topical "THE POLITICIANS' POLKA" (12)-- they 'dance around the issues...' Do 'THE HUB CITY HOP,' (1)-"You can't fly to places non-stop..." chosen by ASCAP to be showcased; used in film, 'Mango Tango.' GENNARO (Gennaro Tedesco)-Singer/Award-Winning Composer/ Arranger/CD Producer *worked with Rod Stewart, Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan *appeared on 'STAR SEARCH' *was CBS recording artist *Composed songs for DVD for winners of 'Dancing with the Stars' ('Learn to Dance with John and Charlotte') *arranged music for hit film 'MAD HOT BALLROOM' Gennaro is also a competitive Latin and Swing dancer. In addition, he founded GenTeddy Music, a production company, that has composed and arranged music for films and award-winning commercials (AT&T, Budweiser, Chrysler, etc) for TV and radio. He has produced and directed many cabaret shows in which he performed. FUN SONGS: THE HUB CITY HOP (1) -- Showcased by MAC/ASCAP--'You can't fly to places non-stop--you gotta do the Hub City Hop...' HIGH AND LOW (6) -- An amusing search for love A MOOSE WITH MOXIE (7) -- A tale about a fearless (?) moose who competes with a bull for a cow's love DOCK MY DINGHY (8)-- How a rascal/romeo got a yacht 'real cheap' NEED MY WEEKEND BREAK (9)-- Country--'Unwind from the grind/Relax to the max...' Sung by guest Cheryl Ann Allen. THE POLITICIANS' POLKA (12)-- Some politicians like to do 'fancy footwork' behind the scenes. All voices done by Gennaro (except the female 'senator,' sung by songwriter Gloria) ...And other moods of LOVE: RECAPTURE THE RAPTURE (2) GIVE HOPE ONE MORE CHANCE(3)-- Brazilian flavor--'Should I start this romance...?' WE GOTTA TALK IT OUT (4)--Jazz/Blues- Let's communicate. LEUNORA (5)-- Pop Ballad IF YOU CAN TELL ME, 'I DO' (10)-- Pop/Country-- 'Do I have a chance /to be your lifelong romance...?' MARISSA (11)-- Pop Dixie OTHER VOCALISTS Cheryl Ann Allen (9) is a talented country singer. OTHER SONGWRITERS Richard & Gloria Rinderman wrote all the lyrics and some of the music. Their songs of many genres are performed on the radio and in nightclubs. 'The Hub City Hop.'(1) was selected by MAC/ASCAP to be showcased and will be in new movie, 'Mango Tango.' The Rindermans have also written the book, lyrics and some of the music for 'BUBBLEBEE ( or, Aladdin was my Grandpa)', a children's musical. BUBBLEBEE: Songs For The Young at Heart,' a CD of songs about sibling rivalry and the 'Land of the Extremely Silly,' etc., sung by Gennaro, is available on cdbaby (cdbaby.com/gennaro2). They have co-authored with Burton Goodman an audio book, 'THE TALE OF ALADDIN AND BUBBLEBEE: How It All Began,' available on cdbaby. (cdbaby.com/CD/gennaro3) 'BE A BUDDY, NOT A BULLY,' upbeat songs with positive messages for kids, including Bubblebee's favorites, is also available on cdbaby. LINKS TO OTHER CDs on left. The Rindermans are members of ASCAP and participated in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. Gloria has been writing lyrics for many years. She is a member of MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs). Dick is a member of the Dramatists Guild. Gloria has an MS in Education. Dick has an MBA. OTHER COMPOSERS Gennaro (1,7,11) Edward Kalendar (3,4,5,6) is an accomplished composer, who was Honored Artist of the Republic in Russia, and scored over 20 films and many musicals there. Elaine Chelton (8) is an award-winning composer, who is also a lead piano soloist for the New York City Ballet. She plays her song on the CD. ARRANGERS Gennaro- tracks 1,2,3,7,10,11,12 Edward Kalendar- tracks 4,5,6 Elaine Chelton- track 8 Ian Finkel- track 9 Vinnie Zummo, formerly with Joe Jackson, arranged and plays all the instruments on track 12, except bass (Paul Fiorino). Misha Tsiganov, talented pianist, did instrumentals on tracks 1,2,7,9,10,11 DIGITAL SITES: The complete individual songs can each be downloaded now on Apple iTunes, Sony Connect, Napster, and over 50 other digital sites. Links on left.
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