MP3 The Smooth Sound Singers - Stages Of Love: Wanted, Found, Lost And Forgiven
Songs that celebrate the many aspects of romance: love wanted, love found, love lost and love forgiven
18 MP3 Songs
POP: California Pop, EASY LISTENING: Love Songs
Here is another collection of songs from
Michael Ricciardi. Michael has written over
five hundred songs in the last twenty-five years.
This then is his silver anniversary in Songwriting.
His arranger for the last sixteen years has been
the very prolific and multi-talented Tim Doran.
Tim has been conducting, transposing and arranging
music professionally since 1975.
This is Tim''s 30th year.
Together they are working on a Broadway musical
called "ONCE MORE WITH SPIRIT" now bound for the
Broadway stageand premiering in Chicago in late
August of 2005.
Here is a musical tribute to the world of vaudeville
and the glorious past of the"great white way".
It is the classic story of Parker O''Day the
"Ghost Who Saves Broadway"
They have also begun work on yet another
musical-fantasy entitled "THE TRAVELING COMPANION"
based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian
2005 is the two hundreth birthday of the great
author. THE TRAVELING COMPANION has romance,
adventure, magic, loyality, friendship and a dash
of the macarbe!
For the subject of their latest album together,
Mike and Tim have chosen romance as their subject.
They were intriqued with the possibilities.
They asked themselves: What are the four stages
of this great wonderful word?
They had a four part answer: Wanted, Found, Lost
The songs and the singers they have chosen
represent a wide spectrum and a unique talent base.
Sometimes a singer comes along that can sell
any song he sells. That is the case here multiplied
GREG LASTRAPES has been singing all of his life
and in the public eye since he was ten years old.
his style is smooth, warm and incredibly melodic
whether he sings alone or in tandem with another
GREG has appeared in countless productions
throughout the years in such musicals as GOOD NEWS,
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and of course
the one musical in which he won the hearts of so
many SKYLARK. He is the proud new father of a
beautiful little girl named Scarlet.
Here GREG is featured in two incredible songs:
Solo he sings a romantic ballad entitled
HE''S FLYING TO YOUR WORLD
and with Bridget Purdy he sings
"HOW COULD WE FORGET?"
( (The Night We Stayed Together)
GREG''S talents can be heard also in another album
here on CD BABY entitled FLY ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.
MIKE CRISTE is another fabulous and wonderful singer
who has sung on Broadway and in musical productions
all over the world.
He has just finished an international tour of the
revival of the grand old musical HAIR.
MIKE sings here
LIKE LIMBO IN HEAVEN''S ARMS,
and with BILLY MURPHY two additionqal songs
GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING HERE and
I PROMISE YOU A HEARTBREAK TOMORROW.
There are many other great artists here as well
including recording star Alan Gunno who sings
THE CHEMISTRY OF LOVE and
SHE IS SO FAR FROM YOU.
One of the highlights of this album is the
rendition of MILES TO GO by BERNADETTE GEIB.
Her soaring lyrical soprano voice brings new life
to a song called MILES TO GO from the upcoming
BROADWAY production of the same name.
Be sure to listen to the sultry bluesy rendition of
TILL I FOUND YOU TONIGHT
by Joshua Kranz. Here is a talented young singer much
in the same style as Harry Connick Jr.
BILLY MURPHY sings several tunes including
TELL HER WHAT IS IN YOUR HEART,
I COULD LOVE YOU FOREVER and with Mike Criste
I PROMISE YOU A HEARTBREAK TOMORROW.
TONY WESTBROOK is heard once again on this CD.
WHAT WOULD YOU PROMISE?
I CAN''T EVER LEAVE YOUR LOVE and
NOW YOU BOTH BLAME LOVE.
A real highlight is the lyrical voice of TERRY SNYDER singing the song
in two different ways on the same https://www.tradebit.com will cry
during this song. Perhaps because its message
touches us all.
Michael has three additional albums on CD BABY.
HIGHWAY TO A DREAM,
THE ROADS I LEFT BEHIND and the new
FLY ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.
There''s even a delightful Christmas album for children
selling on CD BABY as well. That album is
MRS. MILLIGAN, THE CHRISTMAS MOUSE
All albums were recorded at the amazing SMOOTH SOUNDS studio in Van Nuys, Ca. ROBERT ROTH was the engineer.
Mike is a proud member of ASCAP. You can reach him
Tim Doran can make full orchestrated arrangements
and lead sheets of any song from any songwriter
who needs to put his creation in fixed form. He can
transpose and make published look ready lead sheets
as well. You may contact Tim at