MP3 Perfect Match - Perfect Match
Original Arrangements of favorite songs.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (35:24) !
Related styles: EASY LISTENING: Vocal Pop, ROCK: 60''s Rock
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Jay started playing guitar at age 14. By age 17 he was already in his first professional group, "Johnny Carroll and the Texas Moonlighters". By age 19 Jay had already recorded with Johnny and appeared in the movie "Rock Baby, Rock It", now a cult classic, even scoring some original music for the sound track. Shortly after this, he appeared on a tour with Johnny Horton.
After a stint with the Air Force, he became a factory representative for Rickenbacker guitars, traveling in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada and California. During this time he met Roger Shaw, a fine vocalist and rhythm guitarist and Sam Desmond, Roger''s bassist. The three later worked in the San Francisco Bay Area as a trio.
After a couple of years in the Bay Area, a recording opportunity opened up in Denver, Colorado. The next few years saw Jay as a part owner in Summit Studios, as well as performing nightly and eventually putting together the well remembered group Synchrony, arguably the best show group that Colorado has ever seen.
Jay subsequently appeared in several other groups including Impulse in which he worked with Patty for the first time. Several groups later Jay and Patty were still together in more ways than music, getting married in 1976. A four piece group named Perfect Match that was doing very well, but proved to be a revolving door for drummers and bass players, was the final straw for trying to keep together competent, sober and serious musicians. From that four piece group came the duo which is still together today. They kept the name and it has proved to be true.
Patty Salam showed her early promise as a winner of "Stars of Tomorrow". But life and marriage intervened. So it was after a divorce that she decided to do what she had always wanted to do -- sing.
She auditioned for and won a job with Lee Sims and the Platte River Band performing with them for several months before moving on. She was working with Tim Peterson when she was seen by Jesse Dawkins of Impulse and he decided on the spot that she would be right for that group. That was the first of several groups in which she worked with Jay.
It was during the stint with Impulse, performing at Taylor''s Supper Club that the group opened for the Four Freshmen, long time heroes of hers. That was the confidence booster that confirmed her life-long love of singing.
After marrying Jay in 1976, they went on to play in many places in Colorado, and eventually moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to perform there for eight years.
After moving back to Denver from Las Vegas in 1996, Jay and Patty perform occasionally and as they say, "only for the fun of it". One of their favorite places to perform is at the Raven Hill Restaurant in Geogetown. Catch them there.