Bill Overton | The Sun Will Shine

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The Sun Will Shine

by Bill Overton

Tenor sax, alto flute, electric and acoustic baritone guitars and soul-toned vocals presenting great songs whose only connection is that they are not heard often enough, recorded along with two veteran trios.
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dream Dancing
3:51 $0.99
2. Two for the Road
3:26 $0.99
3. The Lamp Is Low
4:44 $0.99
4. Born to Be Blue
6:05 $0.99
5. So Many Stars
4:44 $0.99
6. Twilight World
4:06 $0.99
7. Sophisticated Lady
2:29 $0.99
8. My Baby Just Cares for Me
4:48 $0.99
9. You Don't Own Me
2:37 $0.99
10. Falling in Love With Love
3:43 $0.99
11. Fools Rush In
3:03 $0.99
12. Wichita Lineman
3:08 $0.99
13. Harlem River Blues
2:57 $0.99
14. A Case of You
4:25 $0.99
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Bill Overton was born in Memphis in 1954 and grew up there immersed in its blues, jazz and soul music. After receiving his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana, he moved to New York City in 1981 where he performed with such artists as Mel Lewis, Doc Cheatham, Mickey Roker, Major Holley, Vic Dickinson, Rosemary Clooney, Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, Howard Alden, Bo Diddley, the Temptations, the Spinners, the Orchestra of St. Luke's and many others while teaching at the Brooklyn Conservatory, William Patterson College, and the Aebersold Jazz Clinics, as well as in the public schools. He has recorded extensively and conducted clinics, master classes and seminars throughout the U.S. and abroad. Bill and his family moved to Libertyville, Illinois, in 1998, and, for the past fifteen years, taught band, guitar and music technology at Oak Grove School in Green Oaks, IL. Bill is now fully focused upon his playing career and continues to perform with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, his own quartet, and many others. His debut recording as a leader, "The Sun Will Shine", has just been completed and released.

“Music is a blessing and a gift and I am so proud and thankful to be a musician. I’ve had so many great experiences with music throughout my life and I’m glad to be able to share my joy with others through music. There are many people who have been kind to me and I want to thank them: My family (Marilou, Roseanne, George, Nellie, and Sissy). Bobby Newton, Billy Crouch, my true brother who has always reminded me, over the years, when I got distracted or discouraged, that “Always remember, you are an ARTIST!”. Larry Raspberry, Randy Sandke, Art Davis, Dave Huber, Jeff Lindberg, Jeff Stitely, David Onderdonk, Vince Giordano, Jason Overton, Travis Rosenthal, Douglas Lemmon, Bill Conway, Jeanne O’Connor, Ron Dewar, Jerry DiMuzio and all of the wonderful musicians with whom I’ve had the good fortune to play. The music contained here is about faith and hope. No matter how bad things may seem to be, one day soon “The Sun Will Shine”.



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