MELISSA MANCHESTER GROOVES INTO THE DANCE
WORLD FOR THE FIRST TIME!
FORTY YEARS AFTER RELEASING HER FIRST ALBUM,
THE LEGENDARY GRAMMY WINNING SONGSTRESS
IS BACK WITH “TWO COURAGEOUS HEARTS,”
AN INSPIRING TRACK CO-WRITTEN WITH VETERAN
SONGWRITER GORDON POGODA AND PRODUCED
AND RE-MIXED BY MIKE RIZZO (BEYONCE,
ADELE, JASON DERULO)
Hey dance music fans, “Don’t Cry Out Loud” – Melissa Manchester is back and hitting the floor for the first time in her legendary career!
Forty years after releasing her debut album and 30 years after scoring a Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Performance for her #5 Billboard hit “You Should Hear How She Talks About You,” the powerhouse singer and songwriter—best known for towering ballads like “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “Midnight Blue” and “Though The Eyes Of Love”—is already receiving airplay around the world for her explosive and infectious new track “Two Courageous Hearts”!
Written by Manchester and veteran songwriter Gordon Pogoda, whose songs have been featured in numerous films (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Josie and the Pussycats”) and over 120 TV shows (“American Idol,” “The Voice,” “ER,” “CSI”), “Two Courageous Hearts” was produced and remixed by Mike Rizzo and released by Dauman Music in association with Rizzo’s Global Groove Entertainment.
With over 30 Billboard #1s to date, Rizzo has produced and remixed for a wide array of pop superstars, from the late Whitney Houston, Beyonce Britney Spears and Adele to Jason Derulo, Chris Brown, Natasha Bedingfield, Akon and Jason Mraz.
“It is an honor to work with a veteran artist of Melissa’s caliber, and a great privilege to have the opportunity to share her songwriting and incredible vocal talent with the dance world for the first time,” says Jason Dauman of Dauman Music, which recently scored its first Billboard Dance/Club Play chart “Hotshot Debut” with Danish singer Veronica Jensen’s “Indestructible.”
“Melissa and Gordon have written a compelling song about the courage it takes from both partners to make relationships work, and Mike Rizzo has turned it into an exciting dance track.”
Manchester brings an extraordinary, multi-faceted history as a singer, songwriter, recording artist and stage performer to her latest venture. As founding member and “toots in the middle” of the Harlettes, the infamous girl group behind Better Midler, the new York native fulfilled her childhood fantasy of playing Carnegie Hall. Six months later, she had a recording contract, and went on to headline at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, and performed for sold-out audiences across the country.
Her debut releases Home To Myself and Bright Eyes positioned her as a dynamic new talent, and Melissa launched the smash hit single “Midnight Blue.” Manchester and Kenny Loggins co-wrote Loggins’ hit duet with Stevie Nicks “Whenever I Call You Friend,” and over the years her songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Kathy Mattea, Peabo Bryson, Cleo Laine, Barbara Cook and Mel Torme, among many others. Her trademark hits “Through The Eyes Of Love” and “Don’t Cry Out Loud” were written for her by her friend and frequent collaborator Carole Bayer Sager, along with the late composers Marvin Hamlisch and Peter Allen.
Nominated for her first Grammys in 1978 and 1979, she became in 1980 the first artist in the history of the Academy Awards to have two nominated movie themes in a given year – “Through The Eyes Of Love” and “The Promise” — and went on the make Oscar history by performing both songs during the worldwide telecast.
Since her pop chart heyday, Manchester has combined her acting and singing talents in starring roles in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Song And Dance” and “Music Of The Night, in addition to appearances on TV shows (“Blossom”) and film (“For the Boys,” with Midler). She composed the score for the musical “I Sent A Letter To My Love,” with book and lyrics by Jeffrey Sweet. The show debuted off-Broadway at Primary Stages. Manchester later returned to the stage when she co-starred with Kelsey Grammer in Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” at The Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, and she recently starred in the Chicago premiere of “HATS!,” a new musical that contains several songs she co-wrote with Sharon Vaughn.
In 2012, nine of Manchester’s songs were highlighted in the Weinstein Company’s feature film “Dirty Girl,” including the original theme song “Rainbird” which the singer recorded and co-wrote with the movie’s star, Mary Steenburgen.
|Amy Weber feat Sean Kingston – “Dance Of Life” – Dauman Music
Genres: Club Dance, EDM, House (electro house)
Sean Kingston and Amy Weber Hit the Club in New Music Video for “Dance of Life”. This former WWE Diva has come a long way since the wrestling ring.
Model, actress and songstress Amy Weber is following up her first single “Let It Rain” with what’s sure to be another chart-topper entitled “Dance of Life,” featuring superstar Sean Kingston.
The energetic single is everything you’d want in a track and the music video doesn’t disappoint — cue the bright lights, L.A. skyline, smoke-filled club, slow motion moves, party-hoppers, and, of course, plenty of dancing.
“Music is my life and I put my heart and soul into it,” Weber told CB! “My legacy is to inspire, uplift and create feel-good moments that people can revert to whenever they need a good pick me up.”
Dance Of Life – Amy Weber ft. Sean Kingston. Written by Amy Weber, Sean Kingston and the Grammy Award Winning Jackie Boyz, Beat Produced by Niko the Kid.
KINGS OF SPINS REVIEW: TAJA SEVELLE – ‘LITTLE DIVA” – DAUMAN
MUSIC. LE 1O DECEMBRE, 2013
KINGS OF SPINS REVIEW: TAJA SEVELLE – ‘LITTLE DIVA” – DAUMAN
MUSIC. LE 1O DECEMBRE, 2013
QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY – The amazingly talented, beautiful and voluptuously perfect TAJA SEVELLE delights us with her new release “Little Diva” courtesy of hot remixes from Mig & Rizzo in EDM, Electronic power plus the Super Stylers progressive house mixes which are also excellent and the Radio mix for you daytime playlist guys. Video to follow, good job its not today I don’t think my screen could take the heat.https://twitter.com/taja_sevelle https://www.tajasevelle.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Taja-Sevelle/128010027278930?ref=hl
By the time Taja Sevelle was 17, she had lived in the city, on a farm and in a remote forest near the Canadian border with no running water, electricity or access by car. She had studied in her own science lab, plowed fields on a farm, tapped maple trees, sung in several church choirs, and learned the Morse code. She also received a 4.0 in voice at the University of Duluth. A Minneapolis native, Taja graduated early from high school, managed a health food store, and produced radio programs including a program on food and nutrition. She was a prime time music DJ, and news reporter. During this time Taja built her recording career, singing in four jazz bands and two R&B bands. She also put her own band together, managed it, recorded a single with the group, distributed it to local stores in Minneapolis, garnered local airplay and reviews, and handled all logistics including rehearsal space, equipment, recording sessions and shows, and she funded the entire endeavor. Taja then applied to the Berklee College of Music. Her life took a twist when, in the same week that she was accepted into the Berklee College of Music, she was offered a record deal from Prince.
From Minneapolis to Hollywood, the first song Taja Sevelle had ever written, “Love is Contagious,” became a charted Billboard hit in America and Europe. Suddenly she was promoting her debut CD and rapidly becoming a well mentored songwriter for Warner/Chappell Music, writing with legends Prince, Burt Bacharach, Thom Bell and Nile Rodgers among others.Including her own CDs, Taja has songwriting and singing credits on over 2.5 million records sold including Prince, Johnny Mathis, Badly Drawn Boy, Arrested Development and the original soundtrack of the motion picture “Lean on Me.” Taja released her debut, self-titled CD on Paisley Park/Warner/Reprise, her second CD, Fountains Free on the same label and her third CD, Toys of Vanity, on Sony 550. She has several music videos and over 300 songs in her song catalog. Additionally, Ms. Sevelle invented a kitchen appliance. She partnered on the invention with Larry King and his wife Shawn, and she holds 3 Patents for her invention. Taja is the author of a novel titled Rain on a River, and is working on two new books, Roll This Thing Around and The Joke, the latter with a screenplay adaptation.
Taja Sevelle recorded a CD in Detroit for Sony 550 and she began to see the amount of poverty due to job loss in the city as well as the excess amount of unused land. In 2005, she founded Urban Farming™, an international 501c3 headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. The organization encourages people to grow their own food and in the first
phase of the mission, the group installed hundreds of free community vegetable gardens around the world for people in need. The charity began with 3 gardens in Detroit and there are now more than 62,100 gardens in over 20 countries around the world that are a part of the Urban Farming Global Food Chain®. Taja Sevelle and the work of Urban Farming has been featured on the Ellen Degeneres Show, Good Morning America, CNN, the Montel Williams Show, NPR National, the BBC, Fox National, USA Today, The Los Angeles, The New York Times and over 30,000 other media outlets. Urban Farming™ has also garnered support from the music and film industry: including Prince, T.I., Richard Lewis and his wife, Joyce Lapinsky, Zac Brown Band, Keke Palmer, Incubus and Ed Begley Jr., among others.
Taja Sevelle studied at the University of Judaism and for 2 1⁄2 years privately with renowned acting instructor, Howard Fine; 3 years privately with renowned choreographers Jimmy Locust and Marla Blakey; and over 15 years with top vocal instructor, Gary Catona. She speaks all over the world and has been a keynote speaker in over 85 press conferences including: the Yale Sustainable Agriculture Panel; The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Songwriters Panel in New York; the National Black Caucus Panel on Food Deserts in Washington, D.C.; The Farm Credit Council Convention in Washington, D.C.; Kellogg’s Panel in Michigan; The Race, Place and The Environment after Katrina National Symposium in New Orleans; Carvers Legacy: Food, Farming and the Future of Agriculture at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan; The MACT Conference of Michigan Treasurers; Monterey Bay Aquarium Cooking For Solutions Conference in California. Taja was appointed by the Honorable Mayor Bing to sit on the Detroit Food Policy Board in 2011. She has received several notable awards for her philanthropic work. -SGN
Top rated tracks – the Kings of Spins Top 20
- Taja Sevelle – ‘Little Diva” – Dauman Music
- Nelson Mandela Tribute 1918 – 2013
- World Aids Day – Michael Jackson Tribute – Part 2
- Mr Fluff & Excape – “Forever” – Vicious Recordings
- Jonathan Ulysses – “The Expess” – Ulybug Music
- Enzo Darren & Benjamin Franklin feat Ines -“Close To Me” – Remixes – Tommy Boy Entertainment
- Paul Woolford – “Untitled” – Ultra Music
- Oscar Lindahl feat. Alyxina – “Raise Your Glass” – Apart12
- Vice – “Down To Funk” – Black Hole Recordings
- Lifelike – “Night Patrol” – Computer Science
- Graham Knox Frazier – ‘C’Mon EP’ – Simply Deep
- Jam Xpress feat Charlie – “Open My Eyes” – Vicious Bitch
- Cary Nokey – “Incredible” – Last Quarter Records – New Mixes
- Audio Playground – “Hands Up In The Air” – Sony Canada
- Skyden ft. Saska – “Burning Light” – Vicious
- DJ Themi – “In The Air” – Amathus Music
- Kaskade & Project 46 – “Last Chance” – (Remixes) Ultra Music
- Deckrise & Keith Thompson – “We Rise” – Thompsonic Recordings
- Topher Jones feat. Katie Sky – “Talk About It” – Remixes – Ultra Music
- Funky Twinz feat N.Kay – “In Ecstacy” – Funky Twinz
Congrats to our artists Ralphi Rosario feat the fantastic Frankie blaze into top 10 billboard dance charts with 12-8 bullet single ”Forever”
Congrats to Veronica Jensen and her billboard power pick, billboard hot shot debut and number one billboard breakout debut hit single, “Indestructible” from her forthcoming album ”Gotcha”’
Great news for Amy Weber, Niko Prange and the Jackie Boyz. Amy’s Latest single “Dance of Life” just hit #5 on the US Billboard Breakout…