Patrick Ranasinghe

 George Benson absolutely Live by Patrick Ranasinghe George Washington Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American guitarist and singer. He began his professional career at the age of 19 as a jazz guitarist. A former child prodigy, Benson first came to prominence in the 1960s, playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. He then launched a successful solo career, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing. His album Breezin’ was certified triple-platinum, hitting no. 1 on the Billboard album chart in 1976. His concerts were well attended through the 1980s, and he still has a large following.[4] Benson has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. George Benson is one of the great live performers and this concert filmed at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast captures him at his very best. With guest appearances from the Crusaders Joe Sample, the BBC Big ...

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Neil Diamond Hello Again with Carol Burnett & Stevie Wonder – by Patrick Ranasinghe Mark West  Thirty-two years ago, I edited this show with Gary Smith, Dwight Hemion, Kenny Solms and of course, Neil Diamond.  It remains one of the most pleasant experiences of my career.  Everyone was respectful of the others’ talents and friendships were established from our daily experiences in the editing room.  Neil didn’t want or need to make money on this show… it was planned to coincide with the release of “Headed to the Future.”  Consequently, we got to make a good show without the inevitable question:  “Yeah but is it going to cost us a lot?”  In the concert section, “September Morn” is probably the sequence I am most proud of in my career.  Shots are stolen from other songs and work beautifully with that wonderful song.  Three performances were shot, cameras moved in each ...

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Ricky May Fats Enough With Juilien Lee Orchestra -By Patrick Ranasinghe Richard Ernest May (22 November 1943 – 1 June 1988) was a New Zealand-born jazz singer and musician, best known for singing cover versions of numerous pop songs or jazz standards. He moved to Australia in 1962 where he worked mainly in theatre and cabaret and had TV appearances on The Don Lane Show, The Midday Show and Hey Hey It’s Saturday, as well as taking over hosting from Mike Walsh on pop music show, Ten on the Town  May was born as Richard Ernest May in New Zealand in Onehunga, Auckland, of Māori descent.[2] His father, Keith May, was a jazz band leader and played alto saxophone.[2] May grew up with his siblings, and from the age of 15 he performed at Picasso, a café/nightclub in Auckland.[2] Apart from vocals, May played drums and piano but generally worked as a variety entertainer. He would introduce unconventional vocalisations, improvisation, and the spoken word into performance. In 1961, jazz ...

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Remembering San Michele ( Sandra Joseph ) 1960 – 2018 – by Patrick Ranasinghe   I share this post with a very heavy heart tonight, as today I had to say goodbye to my dear friend Sandra Joseph. You were taken from us so suddenly that I feel I’m still dreaming, I’m lost for words, but what I can say is thank you for all the memories and fun times and there were many over the years. (Sandra Joseph) Daughter of Betty Joseph  San Michele & Savore Latin Jazz Quartet performing at The MC Showroom. Feel the rhythm take over your body … Let the bass and percussion extend firm roots in your being … Be awestruck by the mastery shown on guitars … Get intoxicated by the smooth elixir of the voice you hear. Latin Jazz at it’s finest … Samba, Bossa, Bolero, Rumba, Cha Cha & Tango. Savore, ...

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Tony Brent Collection – by Patrick Ranasinghe The saddest part of a show is the overture. What begins must come to an end. And Tony Brent knew this well. For most, it is a forgotten, if not unheard name. He did the disappearing act from music charts many decades ago. But he recorded in a few years what most contemporary singers would record in a few lifetimes. Walkin’ to Missouri, The Game of Love, In My Little Room, Cindy, Oh Cindy, Forever My Darling, Don’t Save Your Love for a Rainy Day… Brent records are classics. After all these years we wonder where he is. What happened after the 1960s? Where did he begin? How did it all end? There are questions galore but answers, none. Not even the best music encyclopedias or Internet search engines will answer your queries. First, the sad news. Tony is no more. He died ...

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Helmutt Lotti Latino – by Patrick Ranasinghe Helmut Lotti Latino Classics – He sings some of the Latino classics  songs this video was done in Spain and musicians and backup singers all from that part of the country, All the Songs popular Latino favourite.   Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negro, Guantanamera   Solamente Una ,  La Golondrina,  Malaguena,  Barca De Ora ,    Eso Beso,   La Bamba,  La Cucaracha,   Basame mucho,  Sangue De Beisona,   Argentine Tango,  Esta Nocbe Serena,  Cuando Cauenta El Sol,  Adios Mujen, Helmut Lotti   The Crooners  Helmut Lotti (born Helmut Barthold Johannes Alma Lotigiers; 22 October 1969), is a Belgian tenor and singer-songwriter. Lotti performs in several styles and languages. Once an Elvis impersonator, he has sung African and Latino and Jewish music hit records, and he crossed over into classical music in the 1990s. The son of Luc and Rita (née Lagrou), Helmut Barthold Johannes Alma Lotigiers was ...

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Elvis Presley A All Star Tribute 2019 – by Patrick Ranasinghe Yolanda Adams, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Alessia Cara, Mac Davis, John Fogerty, Josh Groban, Adam Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Jennifer Lopez, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Pistol Annies, Darius Rucker, Ed Sheeran, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban Are Set to Perform To Accompany the Telecast, Sony Music Entertainment Will Release “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special,” Featuring Original Elvis Performances, and “If I Can Dream” by Elvis with New Vocal Performances from Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker and Blake Shelton The music industry’s biggest stars, including Yolanda Adams, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Alessia Cara, Mac Davis, John Fogerty, Josh Groban, Adam Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Jennifer Lopez, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Pistol Annies, Darius Rucker, Ed Sheeran, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, will take the stage for NBC’s ...

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Dedicated to the memory of Gerard Nihal Lionel Pancratius 1951-2020 – by Patrick Ranasinghe Carmel Road Main Road   Nihal Pancratius         Nihal Joseph Pancratius, was a leading light among the Tamil diaspora in the United Kingdom. He was a Tamil pop musician, a composer and a performer. An artiste par excellence in the music field, he was yet a very humble Old Boy of St.Patricks College Jaffna where he received his secondary education in the 1960’s. He came to the United Kingdom to further his career and he was often seen with his sound equipment and musical instruments mainly at concerts and charitable fund-raising events, raising moneyfor charitable causes and his College. Especially during the difficult times of the civil war, when the College was more than an educational institution.it was a place of refuge, Nihal used his guitar to entertain the Old Boys of the College at all occasions, to liven memories of ...

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Remembering Radcliffe Anthony Athelstone Ferreira 1946-2011 – by Patrick Ranasinghe   Radcliffe Anthony Athelstone was Born in Sri Lanka on 24 September 1946 and Passed away in New York NY United Starts on 16 May 2011. Born and educated in Colombo Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Raddy was active throughout college with a career in music drama and sports. Raddy began public performing in a small band at age 16 which led to a burgeoning career as a dance band musician that began at 17 playing piano and guitar with some of Ceylon’s larding rock/jazz bands of the 1960s. He eventually fronted his band “ The Raddy Ferreira Combo” which eight of the country’s finest musicians performances included ballroom dancers, concerts, and radio broadcasts, He was touring and played with international artists such as Dionne Warwich, George Benson, Andy Williams, Jack Jones, Neil Sedaka, and the Village People during their Hilton Cabaret ...

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