Musical Interlude: Happy Together

Posted by Peter Monticup on 9/9/2020 to Monticup's Music 1 Comments


The best-selling 1967 hit for The Turtles, "Happy Together" was written by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon, former members of the Magicians, a NYC garage band.
My friend and musical director Nick occasionally jams with me, piano to piano...

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Musical Interlude: How Deep Is Your Love

Posted by Peter Monticup on 8/31/2020 to Monticup's Music 3 Comments


"How Deep Is Your Love" is a pop ballad written and recorded by the Bee Gees in 1977>
It's most remembered as part of the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever.

In my opinion, Barry Gibb is one of the most talented songwriters who ever lived.
His compositions, like this one, are challenging to play, which makes it all the more enjoyable for me...

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Musical Interlude: Seven Singalong Favorites

Posted by Peter Monticup on 8/26/2020 to Monticup's Music 3 Comments

In my younger days, I used to hire myself out as a piano player, mainly to Elks and Moose lodges for their Friday night social gatherings.
I got a lot of work because I knew their favorites, the older songs that would get everyone in the place singing and clinking their glasses.
Whenever I had to audition for a different club, I would play this medley- and I'd get the gig every time...

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