Jazz singer/pianist of "The Great American Songbook". He has absorbed the lessons of the great masters from Nat Cole through Mabel Mercer to become a master himself. His piano playing and his singing is a kind of class you do not find much anymore. "Mark Carroll sings, plays and swings with great taste, perfect musical timing, and the kind of class you don't find anymore. It's a rare treat to hear him."–- Rex Reed, New York Post columnist…
Explore Lebanon's Ain el-Helweh refugee camp, established in 1948 as a temporary refuge, through this passionate, bittersweet account of one family's multi-generational experience of living as permanent refugees.
The purveyors of the past at Collectors' Choice Music deserve major props for their top-shelf restoration of the 5th Dimension's Soul City and Bell Records catalogs. Contained on this CD are the vocal quintet's fifth and six studio titles, 1970's Portrait and 1971's Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes. These projects find the 5D boasting the considerable talents of Lamonte McLemore, Ron Townson, Billy Davis, Jr., Marilyn McCoo, and Florence Larue at the peak of their prowess, building upon a streak of pop hits that had already yielded such timeless entries as "Stoned Soul Picnic," "Wedding Bell Blues," and the definitive '60s anthem "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)."
This brand new CD album, A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, infuses Orbison’s best original vocal performances, consisting of hits and fan favourites such as “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Crying” and “Only the Lonely,” with the emotion and world-class musicianship of the Royal Philharmonic, London’s most notable orchestra. In addition, Roy’s sons Wesley (guitar), Roy Jr. (guitar) and Alex (drums) provided instrumental backing on selected tracks, along with ten-month-old grandson Roy III (guitar, tambourine).