THE END OF A LOVE AFFAIR
Written by Edward C Redding in 1951, this is another American Songbook standard recorded by vocalists and jazz artists too numerous to mention. My favourite version is by Billie Holiday, who included it on a brilliant album 'Lady In Satin', recorded late in her career. Here then is a 21st century take on the song with hip-hop beats and taken from the album 'Songs For Suicidal Lovers', available at Apple Music, Spotify and all good internet download and streaming services.
Filmed on the waterfront, Hoboken NJ and at Caffe Reggio, Macdougal Street, Greenwich Village NYC.
Arranged and Produced by Pete Millward Trumpet by Michael Kurtz
Latest news September 2020
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW!
A previous version of this iconic Joy Division song is available on the album 'Songs For Suicidal Lovers' (see below). This new recording retains the metronomic drum beat, but now has added reggae bass and a plethora of electric guitars, courtesy of Paul Harvey. The result is a gradual build-up of tension until the final breathless release... "don't walk away".
Available for downloading and streaming everywhere.
And here's the video.....
STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT
SINGLE DUE FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 2020
A very different version of a song made famous by Frank Sinatra way back in the 1960's.
NIGHT AND DAY
This video features one of Cole Porter's most famous songs, first published in 1932. There are hundreds of versions out there, including recordings by Frank Sinatra, U2, The Temptations, Ringo Starr, Everything But The Girl and Bing Crosby. After viewing, a friend posed the question "yes, OK, but what does the video have to do with the song?" I have to confess that I was unable to come up with an answer. All I can say is that it's noir-ish, WW2-ish and trip-hoppy-ish. So shoot me!
From the 2019 album 'Through A Glass Darkly'
Arranged and Produced by Pete Millward
Mute trumpet by Michael Kurtz