Music With Monticup: Desperado

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/6/2020 to Monticup's Music 1 Comments


DESPERADO

One of my wife Jackie's favorite songs, so I had to learn it!
Enjoy and mellow out as you listen...

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Music With Monticup: Get Up and Dance!

Posted by Peter Monticup on 9/22/2020 to Monticup's Music 0 Comments


Come on- GET UP AND DANCE!

Enough of the sitting on the sofa, binge watching Netflix!
Take a dance break!
Here, let me play a little something to get you moving...

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Musical Interlude: Happy Together

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

HAPPY TOGETHER

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

"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

SEVEN SINGALONG FAVORITES
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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Musical Interlude: "Your Momma Don't Dance"

Posted by Peter Monticup on 8/18/2020 to Monticup's Music 1 Comments

YOUR MOMMA DON'T DANCE
And your daddy may not rock and roll, but Nick Andre and I got rockin' when we played this little duet during a break in our show rehearsal back in 2014...

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Musical Interlude: "Love's Theme"

Posted by Peter Monticup on 8/11/2020 to Monticup's Music 2 Comments

LOVE'S THEME
Written by the legendary Barry White, recorded by White's The Love Unlimited Orchestra, released in 1973 as a single- and another favorite of mine!

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Accordion Adventures: Jersey Polka Richie

Posted by Peter Monticup on 8/5/2020 to Monticup's Music 0 Comments

JERSEY POLKA RICHIE

From time to time, I've performed in big shows with various other artists and performers.
The most memorable shows were the ones where I think I might have had a better time than the audience...

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Musical Interlude: "Blackbird"

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/28/2020 to Monticup's Music 1 Comments

BLACKBIRD
"Blackbird" was written by Paul McCartney in 1968, and released on their legendary "White Album".
It is among the top ten most recorded songs of all time.
And here is another recording by me!

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Accordion Adventures: Enzo and Elvis

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/21/2020 to Monticup's Music 1 Comments

TORNA A SORRIENTO

An Italian classic! Here's the story about playing the song for Enzo, the Catskills club owner who was also Elvis' Number One Fan...

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Musical Interlude: "Kansas City"

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/15/2020 to Monticup's Music 3 Comments

KANSAS CITY
"Kansas City" is a popular song composed in 1952 recorded over 300 times by many of the giants in the popular music world.
And it's probably my favorite song to play!

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Musical Interlude: "Stardust"

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/7/2020 to Monticup's Music 1 Comments

STARDUST
"Stardust" is a popular song composed in 1927 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics added by Mitchell Parish in 1929.
It is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, with over 1,500 recordings.
And it's a lot of fun to play!

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Accordion Adventures: "Beer Barrel Polka"

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/23/2020 to Monticup's Music 0 Comments

BAVARIAN MANOR AND THE BEER BARREL POLKA

Everyone knows the "Beer Barrel Polka"!
Here's the story about the summer I performed magic at the Bavarian Manor in the Catskills, and got to play with the house oompa band...

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Musical Interlude: "Steppin' Out"

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/16/2020 to Monticup's Music 6 Comments

STEPPIN' OUT
An oldie but goodie!
I really enjoy the vintage tunes, especially lively melodies like this one.
Go ahead- get up and dance!

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