THE LATEST NEWS!
….ARNE FOGEL is set for new, original theatrical presentations during the 2013 - 2014 season at BLOOMINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Next up, a new show presented in the Center’s main “Schneider Theater” on February 22nd: “THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE”: Hollywood’s favorite movie songs! This concert reteams ARNE FOGEL and MAUD HIXSON in a new presentation devoted to the songs that won and lost the Awards down through the years. - Further info and tickets, available HERE.
Bing Crosby Enterprises and HLC Properties, Ltd. Announce
New SiriusXM Satellite Radio Series
Bing’s Basement to Premiere July 4th
“If Bing Crosby wasn’t the single most important figure in 20th century popular music—and, in particular, the most influential singer of the great American songbook—it’s difficult to know who would be… [His is] one of the great careers in American music.” - Wall Street Journal, 2010
“… A perfect sense of time, swing and style.” – Jazz Weekly, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA - June 28, 2013 — Bing’s Basement, a series of 12 monthly one-hour radio specials comprised of rare and unknown material from Bing Crosby’s extensive tape archive, as well as more familiar Crosby recordings, premieres July 4th on SiriusXM Satellite Radio on channel 4 (40s on 4.)
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The shows feature never-before-available music, as well as highlights and guests from Crosby’s long radio career – including his time as a disc jockey in the 1940s and 1950s. Radio personality Arne Fogel hosts the series, which kicks off with an Independence Day show. Bing’s Basement debuted on SiriusXM with two one-hour Christmas specials in December 2012.
……“DREAMS IN APPARTMENTS”, the new CD by NANCY HARMS, is now available! The sessions were completed in early December at Michael Brorby’s Acoustic Studios in Brooklyn, NY, with ARNE FOGEL and NANCY HARMS co-producing, and Harms’ band featuring AARON PARKS (piano), JOHN HART (guitar), DANTON BOLLER (bass) and RJ MILLER (drums), plus a special appearance on one track by trombone legend WYCLIFFE GORDON. “DREAMS IN APARTMENTS” includes compositions by such tunesmiths as JAY LIVINGSTON & RAY EVANS, DUKE ELLINGTON, ALEC WILDER, JOHNNY BURKE & JIMMY VAN HEUSEN, ERIC SATIE, JOHNNY MERCER, LIONEL HAMPTON, SONNY BURKE, as well as four new songs composed by Harms, three of which were written in collaboration with Fogel. Mixing was completed in February of this year at CREATION AUDIO in Minneapolis. On the brand-new GAZELLE label. To hear previews, see video, and learn how to purchase via CD or download, visit NANCY HARMS’s website.
….A recent column by JIM WALSH in the STAR-TRIBUNE noted the success of Minnesotan Nicholas David on the NBC TV series “THE VOICE”, and then went on to list 25 other Minnesota vocalists whom Walsh would “love to hear on the big stage”, adding that “This state is crawling with great singers….Here are a few suggestions worthy of Carson Daly’s rapture…” ARNE FOGEL was one of the singers cited, with Walsh describing the “understated, elegant, and Sinatra-esque reading” of one of Fogel’s performances. To read the full article, which includes the 24 other singers, click HERE.
…..Arne Fogel, working under the supervision of BING CROSBY ENTERPRISES’ vice president for marketing and production ROBERT S. BADER, has written the extensive liner notes for the very first American release of Bing Crosby’s 1975 album “A SOUTHERN MEMOIR”. The album, produced by Crosby himself and originally released only in Great Britain, is now available in worldwide release. See BINGCROSBY.COM for further info about this and other great new Crosby CD and DVD releases. …..Arne has also written the text for the “RADIO” section of BINGCROSBY.COM, the official website….
……NOW AVAILABLE: “BLUE SKY DAY” - THE STUDIO RECORDINGS OF THE BATCH, 1970 - 1973 (VOLUME 2 OF “THE LOST MUSIC OF MID-AMERICA”). READ A REVIEW ON THE “BATCH - IRONWEEDS” PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE! ….Also available now at stores THE ELECTRIC FETUS and TREEHOUSE RECORDS in Minneapolis, or order NOW from CDBABY!!
…..”THE BATCH - WAIT ‘TIL TOMORROW” is the title for the special limited “Collector’s Edition” vinyl release of the “TRANSISTOR” CD. This special LP release from Europe contains a 4-page insert with bio, lyrics, photos, and a B/W poster. READ A REVIEW OR ORDER HERE! The original “Transistor” CD, a compilation of the “basement” recordings of THE BATCH, circa 1968-1971, is available at CD BABY, and also in the Twin Cities at ELECTRIC FETUS and TREEHOUSE RECORDS in Minneapolis, and now available at ROADRUNNER RECORDS in Minneapolis…..
….Selections from Arne’s CDs (“WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS” and “LET’S NOT BE SENSIBLE!”) are frequently being featured before a national audience on “MUSIC CHOICE”, the cable-TV network that serves the entire country. Listen on their “Standards & Swing” channel. …..NY-based internet music channel “THE PENTHOUSE” also continues to play tracks from both CDs….
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