MUSIC – Jazz: “Halie Loren – A Whiter Shade of Pale” / Video by Marie Maurice ☮

Halie Loren – A Whiter Shade of Pale Lyrics By – Gary Brooker; Music By – Keith Reid Album – They Oughta Write A Song Released – 2008 Label – White Moon Productions Credits – Bass – Mark Schneider; Drums – Brian West; Piano – Matt Treder; Trumpet – Tim McLaughlan; Vocals – Halie Loren _____ Winner of the Best Jazz Vocal Album Just Plain Folks Award out of over 42,000 entries as well as countless critics raves from around the world . (..). They Oughta Write A Song deserves to take a place among the great vocal jazz albums.’ (Wildy Haskell, Wildy’s World). _____ “A Whiter Shade of Pale” is the debut single by the British rock band Procol Harum, released 12 May 1967. The single reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 8 June 1967 and stayed there for six weeks. Without much promotion, it reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. One of the anthems of the 1967 Summer of Love, it is one of the best selling singles in history, having sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. The original writing credits were for Brooker and Reid only. On 30 July 2009, Matthew Fisher won co-writing credit for the music in a unanimous ruling from the Law Lords.

MUSIC – POP: “Music To Watch Girls By” / The Bob Crewe Generation / Andy Williams / Released December 1966 ☮

Released in December 1966, the song peaked at #15 on Billboard on February 11, 1967 and at #9 on Cash Box on February 18, 1967. Due to the popularity of the song’s title theme, it remained a radio favorite throughout the spring and summer, especially for the beach crowd.

Music to Watch Girls By(1967) sung by Andy Williams. Video includes scenes from several 1960’s movies. Actresses include Natalie Wood, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh, Sue Ane Langdon, Sharon Tate, Lee Meredith, Annette Funicello and Diana Rigg.