It is still relatively rare for a son to follow his father on an identical instrument and reach an equal level of expertise, but guitarist Doug Raney (son of the late Jimmy Raney) is one of the few. This accomplished bopper leads a trio date with bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Billy Hart, exploring standards of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. His intense up-tempo reworking of Cole Porter's "What Is This Thing Called Love?" starts the date with a flourish. Raney is at his most lyrical during the foot-tapping rendition of the ballad "Tenderly." The leader's elaborate yet subtle fills in "You Go to My Head" contrast with his potent interpretation of Charlie Parker's "Barbados." Recommended.
American actor, singer and producer played the role of rock singer Danny Romalotti, on the American daytime soap opera, The Young and The Restless, on the CBS-TV network. The best album that Michael Damian ever recorded in his career. “Rock On” was the #1 single on the Billboard charts in June 1989. Michael also released the follow-up single, “Was It Nothing At All” which won a BMI songwriting award. The album move to danceable pop songs and artists like Rick Astley and Paul Young in the 80s so if you are familiar with that style maybe not like it but still worth your attention.
1976's Where Will You Go When the Party's Over, featured two minor hits in "Don't Let Love Get You Down" and "Everybody Have a Good Time," but the title track also would go on to be a cult classic at such famous discos as the Paradise Garage and Studio 54 as well as David Mancuso's famous Loft parties in New York City.