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All About My New Album - By Patricia Welch

I am excited at last to be able to showcase my album, 
"Music for Great Entertaining - Cocktails, Dinner and Dessert with Patricia Welch."

Dear Friend,

I love the old classics. And I listened to many of them as a little girl in West Virginia, longing even then for a life in music. When I was older, I got to work on Broadway, co-starring with Yul Brynner in a revival of “The King and I,” touring with Robert Goulet, singing in Wayne Newton’s show and many other wonderful venues. But despite all these gifts for expressing my talent and ambition, I wanted to create something challenging, exciting and yet entirely under my own creative control, something that paralleled the kind of shows I have been recently performing, showcasing the music I truly loved.

Presenting My New 3-CD Set
So now I am very happy to present to you my new 3-CD set filled with 46 songs, all of which were blockbuster hits from the 50’s to the 90s. These songs were so popular, they were covered sometimes dozens- and in some cases- even hundreds of times by the most popular singers of the twentieth century. This CD makes the perfect gift for anyone who wants to host a dinner party or to anyone who savors the greatest music from the romantic and talented writers and singers from a bygone era that continues to live vibrantly and powerfully through the magic of electronic media but also through the continuing work of singers and performers who sought to make these songs their own.

It wasn’t all that easy. This is what I did in order to make my own twenty-first century versions of the songs I loved: Nine nine months of intensive study of numerous versions of the songs and their history  and continual fourteen hour days, mostly in a recording studio or practicing at home,  to give my own polish and shine to these old standards. Could I create versions of these songs to equal or surpass the versions of artists ranging from great artists like Linda Ronstadt, Sheena Easton, Frank Sinatra, Gladys Knight, Gwen Verdon, Bing Crosby, Billie Holliday, Dione Warwick, Doris Day… Well, I thought I could. You tell me… Here is a short clip of one of my favorites “Unchained Melody”-
Now, many people think of the word, “unchained” in “unchained melody” as referring to the powerful range of sound and emotion in the song, but the reality is that the song originated as the key score in a movie called, “Unchained” but the singer, Todd Duncan.
Listen to the song sample

Another song that I loved working on was “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again.” It is a wonderful tribute to the eternal ambiguity of many love relationships. Not mine, thank God- but I still enjoy taking different roles in my songs- and this one came straight out of a musical, “Promises, Promises.”

It contains one of the world's strangest lyrical rhymes.

"What do you get when you kiss a guy? 
You get enough germs to catch pneumonia
After you do, he’ll never phone ya-"
Listen to the song sample
“Pneumonia-“ “Phone ya-“????????  This is a stretch, but such a clever, funny line, developed by lyricist Hal David while his composer/partner, famed composer Burt Bacharach, was in the hospital. David supposedly denied any connection, but who knows. Did I enjoy competing with the song performed by Dionne Warwick, which became an international best seller and won Dionne a 1971 Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Female Performance.
I'll Never Fall In Love Again
Here's my version of 
"I'll Never Fall In Love Again"

Nature Boy

It was first recorded by Nat King Cole but discovered under unusual circumstances. Ahbez, who knew Cole was playing at the Lincoln Theater, tried to give a copy of the song to him but couldn’t get the singer to pay attention so he left it with his valet. 

The valet delivered the music to Cole and Cole started playing it at his performances. When he wanted to record it, he knew he needed Ahbez’ permission. But he couldn’t find him until extensive networking found him sleeping under the Hollywood sign. 

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