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Release Info: Wess and the Airedales - Senza Luce (A Whiter Shade of Pale)
Hello people. I know I aint been around much of late but it looks like that is going to change, at least a little bit. My lady friend JJB just got a new computer. So with any luck i will be able to start uploading and "blogging" more frequently. I personally have been computer free for a few months now hence the sparse posting of late. Of course she got the fancy ass imac thingy and its a little bit like learning Chinese to an old codger like me who could barely handle a regular PC. But i will get there slowly but surely. I still have a bunch of record rips ready to go in my "draft" que from when we had a computer and those are all MP3's but this new iMac rips everything to MP4. Hell if i know what the difference is? I hope that won't be a problem with some folks. So that is why you will start to see mp4's as well as the old mp3's....
Anyway, enough chatter... Here is my 1st post on the new Comp. and something i am a big fan of. And that is cover songs of classics that veer of the path a bit. And while musically this is pretty true to the original the singing in Italian makes this a pretty odd cover. I donвЂ™t know any of the Italian language other than Pizza (is that even real Italian?) but having been lucky enough to be in Italy on more than one occasion they do have some of the finest looking ladies in all the landвЂ¦. You can bet they donвЂ™t look like Snookie from MTVвЂ™s Jersey ShoreвЂ¦.
Anyway I hope you dig the tune and i hope to see you around a little more often.
As for Wess here is his deal: Wesley Johnson, or simply Wess (Winston, North Carolina, August 13 1945 - Winston, September 21 2009) was an American born naturalized Italian.
Born in North Carolina, as a boy he lived in New York, where he was trained musically.
In the early sixties he was bassist in the orchestra of Rocky Roberts And The Airedales in which he was also an arranger and later lead singer, discovered in 1966 by Boncompagni Arbore and arrived in Italy they were the first to bring R & B to Italy and sung in Italian (Tonight I throw 1967).
In 1967, due to a disagreement with the leader, the group broke away from Rocky Roberts, and Wess became the lead singer, debuting with his own version of Without a light cover of A Whiter Shade Of Pale Procol Harum brought to success.
edit: ok i figured out how to convert to mp3! for those that need that format here you go!!!
Wess and the Airedales - Senza Luce (A Whiter Shade of Pale)
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