Tony Orlando and Dawn, ewwww.

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    Richard is a brilliant arranger. I never noticed him being flat any more than I noticed Sinatra going sharp. ;)
     
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    Yeah, but Sinatra did it his way............................:D
     
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    It's something he learned while singing with Tommy Dorsey. Dorsey would go a bit sharp on his trombone at the end of a phrase. It'd stand out. Sinatra adapted it to his vocals.

    If Richard was slightly flat...he did it on purpose.
     
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    Hush
     
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    I meant Candida, not Karen Carpenter.
     
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    So the song should have been called Dorsey's Way??:D
     
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    Don't quit your day job. ;)

    You'd have to ask Paul Anka. He wrote it.
     
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    Such was my suspicion. Made the harmonies sound bigger.
     
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    Don't worry. My day job's in no danger...........................:D:D
     
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    thank the stars my mother had no idea that song was on that album when i was a lad of 12 and begged for it for christmas...
     
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    I did sound for Tony O and Dawn one time for some special event at some hotel. He was a total d!ck and primadonna. Hands me a CD they were to sing to, and he kept misjudging what song was next and kept getting screwed up. Then he’d blame the sound guy that I didn’t know what I was doing - never forget that one. So he can forever kiss my rear. I felt like giving him three knocks with a MS20 mic stand to the forehead :mad: . Some gigs just suck. That was one of them.
     
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    Ha, that brings back a memory…. In one of the weirdest gigs I’ve ever done, I was hired to provide sound for a :eek: funeral. A gal was honoring her rich, and well known very Italian uncle’s wishes . Now that doesn’t sound too bad but it was only for when they were wheeling out the deceased out of the very large church through the throngs of grieving folks. The service goes on and on and when it was done and they started to roll the guy out to the hearse, I hit “play” on a CD player and had to blast “My Way” while he was rollin on out. I’ll NEVER forget the mourners turning around in sheer horror and the collective giant WTF moment that was. But the old guy got his wishes. Can you imagine being the guy at the controls and seeing all those people looking at you like you’re some kind of world class A-hole at a church? Yeah…. Another great gig :( . Got to hand it to the old Italian guy though, he must have had a great sense of humor :sneaky:
     
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