As she celebrates a remarkable 50-year career in show business, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester is looking back on some of her stunning achievements while she pursues new adventures on the concert stage, in the recording studio, and as a mentor to up-and-coming artists. Recently, Manchester attended the final preview of Bob Fosse's Dancin' at the Music Box Theatre in New York City ahead of the [read more...]
My precious friend, Barry Manilow, suggested this song, "For Me and My Gal". We both loved the original version, sung by Kelly and Judy Garland, from the film of the same name. Peter Hume did a wonderful orchestration. "Singing with Barry is always a treat as he is a consummate musician, we've known each other for so long. We were there at the beginning of each other's long, enduring careers and we are still devoted friends." Read Melissa's interview with BILLBOARD here.
Melissa Manchester is one of the greatest female vocalists of all time. Her velvety, soulful voice is unmistakable, and I always look forward to new music from this immensely talented songstress. More than 25 years after Melissa Manchester released Tribute, her 1989 album that honored the great female singers who influenced her, she turns the tables with The Fellas, a radiant encomium to the men, [read more...]
"The Fellas" is my tribute to several of the great men singers who rocked my world and informed my soul. Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, that crowd ... " I've been given the beautiful opportunity to collaborate with the Citrus College Blue Note Orchestra to bring this dream to life! You can be a part of the serious fun - AND help us launch this album in a big way.