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misty rain

by ralph napolitano

great standards including ballads, bossas and swinging tunes sung in the artists own personal style. big band sound that swings.
Genre: Easy Listening: Crooners/Vocals
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1. Let Me Love You
2:09 $0.79
2. Isn't It Romantic
2:09 $0.79
3. Time After Time
3:42 $0.79
4. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
2:33 $0.79
5. The More I See You
2:20 $0.79
6. Sometimes I'm Happy
2:36 $0.79
7. Misty Rain
4:51 $0.79
8. Once in a While
2:22 $0.79
9. How Insensitive
4:27 $0.79
10. Oh Look At Me Now
2:17 $0.79
11. Laura
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12. You Are the Sunshine of My Life
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Album Notes
This album represents a very listenable collection of some popular standards and some lesser heard ones.
Making an album like this has been a dream for a long time. Like many musicians, music touched my heart and soul at an early age. I started on percussion instruments and began singing soon after. I worked as a musician in my college years (majoring in Behavioral Psychology and minoring in Music) and after, at many Clubs in the Chicagoland area and in particular, the Manheim Road strip in its heyday.

The Songs:Let Me Love you not heard often, was written by Bart Howard known for Fly Me To The Moon and one of my favorites. Sometimes I'm Happy is a bouncy tune written by VinceYoumens also better known for Tea For Two. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life is a Stevie Wonder tune done in a big band style that really swings. Isn't It Romantic, The More I See You, Once In A While and Oh! Look At Me Now swing in the style of Johnny Hartman. Baubles, Bangles And Beads is done in a Bossa style as is the beautifully sad, How Insensitive. Time After Time and Laura, two of my favorite ballads are performed at a little faster tempo than usual. Misty Rain is a beautifully haunting ballad that was written by my friend, Roger Pauly who I have known since my teenage years. Roger is one of the finest Multi-talented musicians I have worked with. We had some great times together on the road and on the "Strip".
Many thanks to my Family and Friends for the support they gave me and for putting up with my "artistic tantrums".
Produced by: Ralph Napolitano Recorded and mixed at: RJN Studios
All Arrangements and keyboard performances by: Alan McPike Alan McPike is undoubtably Scotland's finest keyboard player.Alan has worked with some of Europe's top vocalists and musicians, playing all genres of music including his favorite, Jazz. Alan works as a stand-alone musician as well as with various size groups. In addition to his excellent playing skills,Alan is an excellent arranger and arranged all the songs on this album. Alan's mastery of the keyboards and synthesizers is evident by his inspired performance. Alan is definitely a musician's musician. Great job Alan! Vocals by: Ralph Napolitano



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Bill Donofrio

Another great effort from Ralph!
An inspired and eclectic selection of standards. Especially loved the title tune and Time after Time.

Frank Bradley

Great! Who is this new talent? Great mix and new sound.
This is one of the best new CD's I've heard. I relly enjoyed the new twist on the Great standards.

Carl Anthony

Awesome job
Ralph Napolitano is one of those people who has a great tone to his voice and it is pleasant and wonderful! His talent cannot be missed! Awesome job!

Gene Sochor

Refreshing renditions of timeless songs. Smooth, senusal delivery!
Ralph has done a great job of interpreting some timeless favorites in a refreshing, smooth, sensual way. Most enjoyable!

cheryl hivon

Songs are timeless. Pleasure to hear the sons the way they were meant to be song but someone who obviously "gets it"

Ippolito Recording Company / Vince Ippolito

I really like "misty rain"
The sellections on the cd were well planned and executed very well,with nice arrangements.(Ralph is also an accomplished jazz drummer) Good Luck Ralph!!