Tony London Songs from the Heart with the Page Cav
LEONARD MALTIN (Film critic) says: 'Forget about Sinatra wannabes and savor the warm, expressive vocals of this wonderful singer, who brings his own approach to great standards. Tony London is the real thing' PAT BOONE (Actor, Singer) says: 'To my ear, Tony London could have walked off with the American Idol prize himself. Here's a fine, accomplished and mature -- but still young -- singer who appreciates the Great American Songbook and treats it with skill and care. I predict big things for him!' HUGH MARTIN (songwriter, 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas') says: Tony London has an exceptionally beautiful voice, but what makes him a great singer is his gift of singing every song straight from his heart'. RAY EVANS (songwriter, 'Mona Lisa') says: 'I am most impressed with your talent, vocal range and sensitivity'. SONGS FROM THE HEART brings you a new voice you'll want to keep hearing. Tony London sings songs twice his own age, as if they had just been written, and written just for him. Half a century of revved-up, hard-driving rock etc. Has left us all shook-up. We need a balance of relaxing beautiful melodies with lovely lyrics that touch us. So dim the lights, get comfy and surrender yourself to the leisurely, gentle mood of these haunting melodies and words from Tony's heart to yours. Who is this Tony London? Where has he been 'til now? Everywhere and for years, touring up to Alaska and down to Florida, but doing the rough, loud, defiant material that has dominated the scene for decades, the only work a singer could find. Then one day, he quit and determined to sing only the kind of songs he's always loved: melodic ballads and meaningful lyrics. The change-over took time, sacrifice and work re-training his natural voice, while developing his own true style. And now he's ready: a gifted, seasoned, unknown with a beautiful, appealing voice, making his new start in a crowded field. Will you make him welcome? You might remember Marsha Hunt from M.G.M.'s Golden Age movies, or more recently as author of the fashion picture book THE WAY WE WORE. But who knew, at 89, she'd turn into a record producer.?! How it happened is that when she heard some of her lifelong favorite songs sung by a voice that was beautiful, caring, appealing, ... and unknown, - she determined to help make it known. She brought him together with the great Page Cavanaugh Trio and SONGS FROM THE HEART is the outcome. She believes that Tony London is an important new talent the whole world should hear. She hopes you'll agree. Two great songwriters represented in this album are old friends of it's producer, actress Marsha Hunt. She asked them which of their numbers they'd like Tony to record. The result: LOVE CAN CHANGE THE STARS ( 9) and DIAMONDS IN THE STARLIGHT (12) by the matchless Hugh Martin ("Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, "The Trolley Song", etc.) and I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU (11) by the Oscar winner Ray Evans ("Mona Lisa"," Que Sera Sera", etc.). Once they had heard the CD both wrote to Tony as well as Marsha to express their delight with his renditions of their work. Tony also picked two songs written by Marsha, (3 & 4) giving them their first public performance, (She didn't argue.) See how you like them.