Fly Amero | Paint It Blue

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Paint It Blue

by Fly Amero

Classic blues, soul - and even folk finds its way acoustically into an extremely focused mainstream package with this member of the legendary American pop group, Orleans.
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Winding Boy (winin' Boy Blues)
3:46 $0.99
2. Paint It Blue
4:01 $0.99
3. In My Dream
3:41 $0.99
4. You Gotta Know What You Want (to Get What You Need)
2:57 $0.99
5. Go Down Sunshine
4:51 $0.99
6. Love Light
3:34 $0.99
7. You Win Again
3:37 $0.99
8. Make All My Blues Go Away
5:05 $0.99
9. Nobody Knows You (when You're Down And Out)
3:42 $0.99
10. I Wanna Know
3:49 $0.99
11. The Water Is Wide
3:29 $0.99
12. I Can't Stop Loving You
4:59 $0.99
13. Mall Cop
9:20 $0.99
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Album Notes
Left-handed, upside-down guitarist/singer/journeyman Dennis "Fly" Amero finds his musical roots deep within the vast genres of the '60's pop revolution. Influences range from Bob Dylan to James Brown to Roy Orbison to Aretha Franklin... and just about everything in between.

As a young teenager, Fly was already capturing public attention, performing on the hallowed stages of 1967's Newport Folk Festival with Buddy Guy & Jr. Wells and - from the completely opposite end of the musical spectrum - the notorious Jim Kweskin Jug Band, then featuring Maria and Geoff Muldaur.
Growing up, Amero honed his stage skills with his brother's local, hard-working '70's soul band, J.B. & Water. Later, he moved to New York City, joining in on musical projects with members of the pop/rock bands, Foreigner and Meatloaf.

In the early 1980's, Fly struck upon the start of what would become a lifelong friendship with the classic pop singer, Larry Hoppen of Orleans. He joined, toured and recorded with the famed group for the better part of 3 years before returning home to focus on his own writing.

His remarkable versatility led to the writing and co-producing of Atlantic's holiday comedy album classic, Twisted Christmas, which quickly became certified gold in 1995.

Two "Twisted" sequels and a long-awaited solo album later, Fly Amero finds himself onstage as a dynamic solo and frontman performer, and offstage as a writer and record producer.

Fly is currently touring as a member of Orleans and fronts the thrilling rock/blues act known as "The Big Strum".



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Patty Morgan

Paint It Blue
Fly you have surely out done yourself.

Nancy Griffin

The Best
This album is a wonderful mix of songs, from the hauntingly beautiful "Paint It Blue" to the hysterically funny "Mall Cop," both written by Fly Amero, whose big, nuanced voice and genius guitar-playing make this CD a must-have for anyone who loves music.

Barbara Meyer

A new fan
After seeing Fly Amero at a recent Orleans concert in Connecticut, I had to hear more -- the man was simply stunning onstage, clearly a guitar virtuoso PLUS an unforgettable voice PLUS a fabulous entertainer. So I bought "Paint it Blue" (and "Fly Solo"), and was totally smitten. He recorded "Paint it Blue" live on location, and seems like that's the way he should be listened to. Fy has so many facets to his voice, so whether he's doing uptempo, gritty numbers or sweet, slow ballads, he can sing soulful, powerful, and raw, or sultry, smooth, and simple. The title track of "Paint it Blue," which he wrote, has touching lyrics that he sings with such longing -- really a heart-wrenching song. "In My Dream" is another winner, with the music and lyrics showing off Fly's range and versatility. "Make All My Blues Go Away," a haunting ballad that Fly wrote, tells a story with such soulful emotion that it puts you right there at the scene. His storytelling ability makes it clear that he should write more songs (please!). But even the covers, such as "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," and "I Can't Stop Loving You," (the two that were familiar to me) sound like they were written just for him, as he works his magic to transform them and make them his own. Oh, he not only wrote or co-wrote six of the songs, but also produced the album and did the cover layout and design. To paraphrase a line from his hilarious "Mall Cop," the song (and video) that shows off Fly's amazing sense of humor, "It's his's what he does...":) One more thing: Although I listen to a many different music genres, I've never been a big fan of the blues. However, that's all changed now -- or rather, I know I'll be a Fly Amero fan for life.

Sue Kaiser

The feeling with which this whole cd is filled is breathtaking! When I listen to "Paint it Blue" my emotions run the gamut from a wonderful sense of peace to an aching sadness.