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Solo

by Bill Popp

this Cd is in the classic tradition of The Beatles, REM, and XTC, delivers melodic hooks, combined with poetic, infectious clever lyrics for the broken hearted, and his passionate piano phrasing keep a timeless hold on the hearts of his fans
Genre: Pop: Britpop
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1. In My Head
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2. Cecilia Elizabeth
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3. Sucker for Pretty Face
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4. To Build a Wall
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5. One Door Slams
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6. Rock to My Roll
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7. My Little World
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8. Garden Wall
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9. Love and Lust
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10. Rosemary Sweet Dream
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11. Old Gray Men
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12. When I Was Stoned
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13. A Girl No One Loves
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Bill Popp was born in June 5th 1953, raised in College Point Queens New York City
From the time Popp could talk he wanted to sing .
as a child his early influences were Elvis Presley, Dion and Ricky Nelson.
In first grade when most kids were too shy to sing in front of the class , Popp got up and sang “Hound Dog”.
By second grade he was singing in the church choir.
In 1964 Popp saw The Beatle on The Ed Sullivan show and his musical hero’s change along with his attitude. Wanting to be the next Ringo Star Popp’ convinced his parents to buy him a drum set so for his 13th Birthday. While bashing his way on the drums, that following Christmas his father and sister chipped into by his mother Cecilia a piano for Christmas, for in her youth she used to play by ear.
Now in her early 50s and beating the odds of cancer, the drugs she was taking made her arms swell with pain when she tried to play.
So the piano collected dust until a friend of Popp’s taught him how to play The Beatles Hey Jude.
From those four cords Popp learned to play Hey Jude with and a broken heart, Popp wrote his first song.
Never keeping up with the more progressive drumming of the late 60s , Popp’s drumming was limited. So at age 16 he got tossed out of the band he joined after only two rehearsals.
Feeling discourage as a drummer his interest moved more to songwriting which also gave him more of an opportunity to sing.
In the early 70’s Popp tried to put bands together to showcase his songwriting. in most cases the bands never made it out on the living room . Mostly because his of his lack of commitment and not owning an electric keyboard.
His mother was always proud of how her son could sing, play the piano and write songs
Popp’ promised her that he would that he would always try to get somewhere with his music and never give up his passion.
His mother’s death in 1978 was an eye-opener, which made him realize to get anyway in the music Business he would have to make the music the center of his life.
So Popp’s started to showcase where every he could to the point where he developed his craft enough get gigs at local café’s in Greenwich Village and elsewhere.
In 1979 he formed a duet which grew into the new wave cover band.
Using members of the cover band, Popp formed what was supposed to be a sideband doing his original. So in 1981 Popp debut his all original band call The Tapes better known today as Bill Popp and The Tapes . With more than over three decades of live performances, personnel changes, eight CDs released , writeups in publication from Billboard to The New York Daily News, the band is still going strong.
All through the years besides performing with The Tapes Popp would do an occasional solo performance. In recent years Popp performed solo shows more frequently as well as touring on his own
When it came the Selling CDs at his solo shows, the only Cd’s he had to sell, were with the band which was not representing what he was doing solo. So it became apparent to record a Solo album with just Popp at the Piano singing --- BILL POPP SOLO

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