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Billy Joel

Born: 1949. Living in: United States

Joel recorded many popular hit songs and albums from 1973 (beginning with the single "Piano Man") to his retirement from recording pop music in 1993. He is one of the very few rock or even pop artists to have Top 10 hits in the '70s, '80s, and '90s. A six-time Grammy Award winner, he has sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide and is the sixth best selling artist in the United States, according to the RIAA. Joel's induction into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame (Class of 1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Class of 1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (Class of 2006) has further solidified his status as one of America's leading music icons. He has continued to tour occasionally (sometimes with Elton John) in addition to writing and recording classical music.

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Berlin Voices : States of Mind : 00  1 CD : CHR 71401

Berlin Voices : States of Mind

Esther, Marc and Kristopher first sang together in the Vocal Section of Germany's Federal Jazz Orchestra in 1998 under the direction of Peter Herbolzheimer. By 2000 they met Sarah and began performing as a mixed vocal jazz quartet, from small jazz clubs to the largest concert halls in Germany; performing in the Munich Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the CCH1 in Hamburg and the Friedrichstadtpalast in Berlin. "States of Mind" is a mostly-accompanied, jazzy, fun collection of 11 Billy Joel hits like "Just the Way You Are," "Piano Man," a nice a cappella cover of "Honesty," "New York State of Mind," "James," "Allentown," "He's Got a Way," "Summer, Highland Falls," "And So it Goes" and "We Didn't Start the Fire." The Voices have a fresh, beautifully harmonic sound, and they perfectly capture the sophisticated, moody New York feel of Billy Joel's music. "States" is a wonderfully entertaining tribute to a remarkable composer and performer.

Songlist: Just The Way You Are, Piano Man, You're My Home, Honesty, New York State Of Mind, James, Allentown, He's Got A Way, Summer, Highland Falls, And So It Goes, We Didn't Start The Fire

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7666c | 1 CD | $16.95 | Some a cappella


Close Harmony For Men : The Longest Time - Parts CD : TTBB : Parts CD : 884088138677 : 08746914

Close Harmony For Men : The Longest Time - Parts CD

Billy Joel is an American pop music icon who has written and recorded Top ten hits over three separate decades. He has won six Grammy awards for his music, and has sold over 100 million records. Because the melody of 'The Longest Time' has a wide range, be sure to keep the singing light, supported, and free in the upper ranges. Feel free to add finger snaps on the off beats to keep the flow and feel of the original recording. The background 'oo' and 'ah' parts should support the melody with legato articulation. The CD features part-predominant tracks, sung with lyrics.

Songlist: The Longest Time, Part-predominant CD, Full Performance, Tenor, Lead , Baritone, Bass

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Voicing: TTBB | 9539c | Parts CD | $24.95 | A Cappella

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