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Frank McNulty Anthology Volume I

by Frank McNulty & Colleen McNulty

Frank McNulty began playing boogiewoogie in the 1930s, and over the decades his songs topped charts worldwide. Today at 92 he has gone digital and sounds like Jimmy Durante. Here is a stunning selection from 5 decades with an esoteric blend of genres.
Genre: Pop: Piano
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1. Flop Eared Floozy
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2. Over and Done
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3. I Look At You
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4. Vals En F Menor
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5. Mama's Getting Married
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6. My Life Begins and Ends With You
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7. That Was Long Ago
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8. She's Right for Me
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9. So Nice
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10. It's You
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11. Did He Speak My Name
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12. Count On Me
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13. Just Another Time
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14. Byebye Baby Goodbye
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15. I Love Chicago
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16. Barcelona (Instrumental)
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17. Think of Me
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18. You're Never Too Old
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19. You're Beautiful
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20. My Girlfriend
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21. Goodnight Goodbye
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22. Burning My Bridges Behind Me
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23. Why Oh Why
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24. Behia Bay
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25. I Don't Wanna Be the King
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26. Fight You Ugly Bastards
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27. The Line Was Busy
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28. Showoff
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29. Something Wonderful
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30. That's What I'm Gonna Do
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31. Talk to Me
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32. In Love With You...
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33. I'll Remember
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34. Light of Love
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35. Forget You Never
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36. Here Comes Tomorrow
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Frank McNulty was with ABC/NBC in Chicago for 57 years in the music department. The last 20 plus years as the musical director. In the 1960s he produced a hit show called American Swing Around where he featured the top names in country music, including Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton and Charlie Pride to name a few. His song Byebye Baby Goodbye reached number one for 3 different artists in 3 different countries and royalty checks still come in the mail to this day. American television star Teresa Brewer had a top ten hit with it and Col Joye in Australia had half a dozen top ten hits with Frank's compositions, including a number one gold record with Bye Bye Baby Goodbye.

Frank's music was recorded by dozens of musicians and vocalists over the decades, and that story has just been made into a new movie called Perfectly Frank, a musical documentary. This 2 disc anthology features much of the soundtrack from the film. Frank is a musical genius whose demo recordings from the 50s and 60s, featured here, are very reminiscent of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, and today, ol' Hazel eyes Frank sounds like Jimmy Durante.

Frank's song, "You're Never Too Old" is an anthem for the aging and who better to carry that flag than a 92 year old man who has entered the digital age recording with cakewalk and sonar, with electronic instruments, pushing out several new songs a week.

His wife for 58 years, Colleen, who was a silk voiced vocalist herself, is also featured here, with heart moving ballads and whimsical country recordings that are Patsy Clinesque, and even call to mind Peggy Lee.

But it is Frank's new music that steals this show, his prolific output seems to find classical influences and then doubles back to find his country roots, boogiewoogie, rag, blues, rockabilly, and big band... and everything in between. One can try and describe it but listening makes way more sense. The word play, and melodies will definitely get stuck in your head and it depends on which song you listened to last.

His new offerings tackle everything from love to war and if you think some of it sounds like it should be in a Broadway show, well Frank would agree with you. He never stops envisioning grandiose staging of his musical scores. And uses Youtube to try and convey what's in his head to any producer out there looking to stage a musical rich with catchy numbers.

In short, anyone who meets Frank McNulty is struck by his endless energy and rushing river of talent. He truly is a character that should be an American icon, for he has led an exemplary life, with 5 talented kids and 7 grandchildren who also look at him with awestruck eyes as he presents new music to them every day. They take his CDs and listen in the car and offer feedback, and if you could see the adoration in their faces you would understand how much they love this man who has made music as much a part of their life as breakfast, lunch and dinner.

So listen to these tracks, purchase this Frank McNulty Anthology Volume I and share it with the first person who gripes about being old, because Frank is testimony that the means to reach the world is at our fingertips, young or wrinkled. If you download the entire album you will essentially be getting an additional 6 tracks for free. Or pick and choose from the 36 to make your favorite compilation.

And keep an eye out for the musical documentary, Perfectly Frank, on Facebook-- offering more information and clips. Also some sneak preview shorts on Frank's Youtube channel which is youtube dot com slash Frank McNulty.

And remember, "You're Never Too Old." Well maybe you will feel old when you try to keep up with Frank.

As his publicist, trying to keep up with his volume of work, over 1000 songs to date, I need another nap.

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