on broadway

on broadway

On Broadway - Mauricio Garay - Brice Cross - Paul Hoppe

2w ago
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A Fandalism Collaboration: "On Broadway" is a song written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil in collaboration with the team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The song was a hit for the Drifters in 1963, reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been recorded by many artists such as the Coasters, the Dave Clark Five, the Chipettes, Bobby Darin, Percy Faith, Tom Jones, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Neil Young, George Benson's version of "On Broadway," from his 1978 album Weekend in L.A., hit #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the soul chart. The George Benson version also has had substantial adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio airplay ever since. It won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance. Recently Mr. Brice Cross and "Senior" Paul Hoppe recorded a great instrumental version and Brice asked if I would be interested in doing some vocals on it, I almost said no because this is a deceptively difficult tune with 2 modulations and how easy George Benson made it sound with his smooth high range voice, needless to say I am no George Benson, that’s for sure, but I do love the song and my fellow Fando-mates and so down to Broadway we went. We hope you will enjoy this cover of George Benson's version of On Broadway with the one and only Brice Cross on The Guitars and my buddy Senior Paul Hoppe on all the other noise as he likes to say :O) It was my honor to play with these two great musicians and friends!! As always Thanks for stopping by and peace and love. =M=