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This challenge is open to all. It runs from Tuesday, 19 January 2010 until Tuesday, 26
 January 2010 at 6PM EDT.



 

 PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES AND THEME DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY BEFORE POSTING.



PURPOSE - The purpose of the EAW Music Challenge is to encourage people to create and/or promote new music each week and to give them a forum to have their songs heard. There is no judging involved.

 

HOW IT WORKS - Every Tuesday at 6PM a topic featuring a new theme will be posted on this board. Those wishing to participate are invited to post links to their songs that match the theme. You may post a song with a link from any online music/singing site you belong to. Over the years a nice little community has sprung up around these challenges. We invite you to participate but be aware that here everyone is very supportive of each other. Amateurs and professionals are both welcome. You do not have to be a great singer to participate. No flaming is allowed on this board. This is not a contest. There is no judging. It is merely an opportunity to hear and be heard by others. You can post or merely listen and interact with the others who post here. Please follow the detailed guidelines which are posted below and at the top of each new challenge thread. Have fun!

 

CHALLENGE GUIDELINES -

 

1. Post links to ONE OR TWO songs that fit the theme. You may post a THIRD one on or after Thursday.  You may post a FOURTH song link on or after Saturday.  Your song can be a new song or one that was previously recorded.

 

2. For EACH song link you post, listen to at least SIX other peoples songs and leave feedback. That means, if you post 2 song links you should listen to 12 others over the course of the 7 days of the challenge, a little less than 2 a day. If you post 3 song links, listen to 18 others and so on. You may, of course, listen to more if you choose. Listening is the most important part of this challenge. Supporting and experiencing others is what it's about.

 

3. We prefer to listen to the whole song. Try not to listen to the same people every day. Give new people a chance as well.

 

4. You don't need to post a song to listen but you need to listen if you post a song. It's best to post earlier in the challenge. But you can post up until the end.

 

5. Please avoid making multiple posts in a row (spamming) by going back and modifying your posts if you left something out.

 

6. Remember to post the name of your song. For easy instructions on how to HOT LINK and post your song title, click EAW FAQ.

 

7. Please do not post glitter or large graphics as feedback or in the thread. Please keep to the standard font, size and color that is already provided - this helps prevent your songs and comments from getting lost in a sea of shifting fonts and colors. For your song title only, use 14pt font size and bold. This will help your song stand out. For more information on how to do this, check the EAW FAQ.

 

New challenge themes are announced every Tuesday at 6PM EDT.  This current challenge will run until Tuesday, January 19, 2010 @ 6PM EDT.




The theme for this challenge is The Everyone's A Winner  Crooner's Challenge  Thingy  CXXXX

Crooning is a style that has its roots in the Bel Canto of Italian opera, but with the emphasis on subtle vocal nuances and phrasing found in jazz as opposed to elaborate ornamentation or sheer acoustic volume found in opera houses. Before the advent of the microphone, popular singers, like Al Jolson, had to project to the rear seats of a theater, which made for a very loud vocal style. The microphone made possible the more personal style. Crooning is not so much a style of music as it is a technique in which to sing.
Some crooners, most notably Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin and Andy Williams, incorporated other popular styles into their music, such as blues, dixieland and even native Hawaiian music[citation needed]. Crooning became the dominant form of popular vocal music from the late 1920s to the early 1960s, coinciding with the advent of radio broadcasting and electrical recording. For example, Crosby's radio show, Kraft Music Hall (1935-1946) was heard by 50 million listeners every Thursday evening [1]
The genre enjoyed popularity within the former Soviet Union with Leonid Utyosov, Georg Ots, Oleg Anofriyev and Muslim Magomayev leading the way. Their performances had a variety of influences including ballads and swing and was included in popular film soundtracks.
Main article: List of crooners
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crooner#List_of_famous_crooners
Male Crooners            
Al Martino   Andy Williams   Barry Manilow   Billy Eckstine 1 2   Bing Crosby
Bobby Bare   Bobbie Curtola   Bobby Vee   Bobby Vinton   Brook Benton 1 2
Buddy Clark   Burl Ives   Charley Pride   Charlie Rich   Dave Dudley
Dean Martin   Dick Haymes 1 2   Dion   Eddy Arnold 1   Eddy Fisher
Englebert Humperdinck 1 23   Frankie Lane   Frank Sinatra1 2   Gene Pitney   Glenn Yarbrough
Gordon Lightfoot   Jack Jones   Jerry Vale 2 3   Jerry Wallace   Jim Nabors
Jim Reeves 1 2   Jimmy Rodgers   John Gary   Johnny Mathis 1 2   Marty Robbins
Matt Munro   Mel Tillis   Mel Torme   Nat King Cole1 2   Neil Diamond
Neil Sedaka   Pat Boone 1 2   Perry Como   Ray Charles 1 2   Ray Price 1 2
Ricky Nelson   Rod McKuen   Rodger Whittaker   Roger Miller   Ronnie Milsap
Roy Orbison 1 2 3 Alt   Roy Rogers   Sam Cooke 1 2   Slim Whitman   Sonny James
Steve Lawrence   Tom Jones   Tony Bennett 2   Valdy   Vic Damone
Webb Pierce
               
Female Crooners            
Anne Murray   Aretha Franklin   Barbra Streisand   Bette Midler   Betty Carter
Betty Everett   Billie Holiday   Bobby Gentry   Brenda Lee   Catherine McKinnon
Connie Francis   Crystal Gayle   Deanna Durbin   Debbie Reynolds   Della Reese
Dinah Shore   Dinah Washington   Dionne Warwick   Donna Fargo   Doris Day
Dottie West   Dusty Springfield   Ella Fitzgerald   Gale Garnett   Giselle MacKenzie
Helen Reddy   Joan Baez   Jo Stafford   Julie London   Kitty Wells
Lena Horne   Leslie Gore   Loreena McKinnet   Loretta Lynn   Melissa Manchester
Nana Mouskouri   Natalie Cole   Nina Simone   Patsy Cline 1 2   Patti Page
Peggy Lee   Petula Clark   Rita MacNeil   Rosemary Clooney   Sarah Vaughn
Shirley Bassey   Skeeter Davis   Sue Thompson   Teresa Brewer   

Groups            
Ames Brothers   Andrew Sisters   Four Aces   Four Brothers 1 2   Four Freshmen
Four Tops   Ink Spots 1 2 3   Lennon Sisters   Limeliters 1 2   New Seekers
Mills Brothers   Platters   Righteous Brothers   Weavers   
                

Now Crooning is meant to cause the listener to swoon or melt so pick a song and just maybe it will strike home with the one your fond of  ;D . I think duet's would be wonderful specially with the new split screen , how many would like to see a Bruce & Janet duet  ::) and remember duet's are not limited to boy girl, I think this is my favorite genre of music so I hope you will all make Bella and I swoon and melt lol, you may add Michael Buble , Eva Cassidy , and Harry Connick Jr, and Diana Krall and even Rod Steward to the list


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Re: Walt and Bella’a Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 09:24:20 PM »
My Favorite crooner is Dean Martin so here are two of his

That's Amore'

Ain't That A Kick In The Head
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Re: Walt and Bella’a Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 09:44:07 PM »
PLAYLIST FOR THIS CHALLENGE: 

    1. That's Amore'-Walt
    2. Ain't That A Kick In The Head-Walt
    3. I Have But One Heart- Frank
    4. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - Sandy
    5. My Way - Frank
    6. Old Cape Cod - Lani
    7. Primrose Lane - Angie
    8. She Believes In Me - Mike
    9. I Don't Want To Talk About It - Anne
  10. Blue Velvet - Gordie
  11. What The World Needs Now - Tas
  12. Imagine That - Jenny
  13. You Raise Me Up - Jenny
  14. I Can Dream,  Can't I - Rich
  15 Embraceable You - Kat
  16 What's Forever For? - Rich
  17. Birth Of The Blues - Cathy
  18. Since I Fell For You - Bella
  19. Unforgettable - Jimmy
  20. Someone To Watch Over Me - Rachel
  21. One Good Love - Mike & Pup
  22. Can't Help Falling In Love - Terry
  23. Lost - Phil
  24. La Vie En Rose - Lavinik
  25. What A Difference A Day Makes - Angelina
  26. And I Love You So - Terry
  27. This Guy's In Love With You - Mark
  28. I Like A Sad Song - Layla
  29. I've Got You Under My Skin - Tommy & Jubi
  30. You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You - Walt
  31. Peel Me A Grape - JJ "musicofthenight"
  32. For The Good Times - Chuck
  33. At Last - Janet
  34. Long Long Time - Marigot
  35. Volare - Frank
  36. Something Stupid - Ruby and Walt
  37. Moonglow - Rich
  38. Orange Colour Sky - Roberta
  39. Embraceable You - Deb
  40. Vincent - JJ (musicofthenight)
  41. Blue Bayou - Anne
  42. The Way You Look Tonight - Tommy the Crooner
  43. The Right Thing To Do - Karen
  44. Dreamin' -Bella & Watl
  45. Jenny's Walk About - Jenny & Hubby
  46. Que Sera Sera - Lavini
  47. You Raise Me Up - Jenny, Bella , and Walt
  48. I'll Be Seeing You - Terry
  49. Cruisin' - Mike & Darkdreamer
  50. I Who Have Nothing - Jubi
  51. From A Distance - Caz
  52. I Love You For Sentimental Reasons - RGee
  53. Puppy Love - Gordie
  54. Portrait Of My Love - Terry
  55. The Heart Of The City - JacquieJeanne
  56. Nice'n Easy Does It - Angie
  57. This Can't Be Love - Walt
  58. Midnight Sun - Sandy Ella Fitzgerald  ;D
  59. Kiss Me In The Rain - Bella
  60. Moonlight Cocktail - Rich
  61. My Buddy - Rich
  62. At last - Implosion
  63. It's Just A Matter Of Time - Sandy & Sugarbear
  64. I've Got Rhythm - Walt
  65. With You I'm Born Again- Mark & Bella
  66. Baby It's Cold Outside - RGee & Bella
  67. Cry Me A River - RGee
  68. Moondance - RGee
  69. Mary In The Morning - Frank
  70. Turn Me On - Jacquie
  71. Unforgettable - Dina_H & Chuck
  72. My Island Home - Titapro
  73. My Love IS Like A Red Red Rose - Janet
  74. Come Rain Or Come Shine - Kat

*edit* tee hee, does a little tinkle in Walt's playlist...  ;)
I liked it the way it was  :-*
 
« Last Edit: January 26, 2010, 02:21:04 AM by waltko »
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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2010, 10:59:52 PM »
Great theme Walt, right up my alley!!!
Old Italian Proverb: A lavar la testa all'asino si perde tempo e sapone...
(If you attempt to wash a donkey's head you'll waste time and soap)

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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2010, 11:05:06 PM »
Yippeee, Walt and Bella, together again....you forgot so many onya list up der Walt, what about Kermit the frog?  Gemini Cricket??  ok ok..so I know you can't name them all...let me look around and see if I can find some cooner stuff.  Do I have to coon any one in particular..or just act like there's someone like I usually do?  lol


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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2010, 11:07:24 PM »
Cool theme Walt & Bella  8)...it's too early for me to croon just yet ...would a croak do?
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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2010, 11:09:13 PM »
Yippeee, Walt and Bella, together again....you forgot so many onya list up der Walt, what about Kermit the frog?  Gemini Cricket??  ok ok..so I know you can't name them all...let me look around and see if I can find some cooner stuff.  Do I have to coon any one in particular..or just act like there's someone like I usually do?  lol


WAIT WAIT WAIT..HOLD YA HORSES!!!  I AM NOT GONNA MELT WALT....THAT'S HOW RUMORS START!!

Lol you might want to croon to Sandy but if you want to live dangerously :))

You can do it anyway you want to Jenny and it will come out beautifully
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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2010, 11:10:34 PM »
OK I'll be cruising and crooning on my way to work tonight while I give this some thought
unless I get a brainstorm ( or possibly seizure) in the next hour.

Cool theme, Walt & Bella.
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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2010, 11:17:29 PM »
OK without further ado, here's my first entry:

I Have But One Heart - Al Martino
Old Italian Proverb: A lavar la testa all'asino si perde tempo e sapone...
(If you attempt to wash a donkey's head you'll waste time and soap)

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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2010, 11:22:30 PM »
And for my second entry I wouldn't be Frank if I didn't do a Frank

My Way - Frank Sinatra
Old Italian Proverb: A lavar la testa all'asino si perde tempo e sapone...
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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2010, 11:41:33 PM »
Oh Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :)))
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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2010, 11:51:54 PM »
Off to a good start thanks to all you wonderful folks , but wait thats not good enough I want all of you to contact those EAW members who haven't been around in quite some time and ask them to drop by with a song , I have already sent several emails out and have one confirmed will do , if each of us can get one that would be fantastic.  I asked a very young friend of mine to sing a song for me that fits in this challenge so I'm going to put it in for her , I hope she joins us someday.

Old Cape Cod - Lani
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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2010, 11:53:59 PM »
So happens I found a guy on your list whose song I did some time ago.
So I redid it.

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Are you sure Dion's a crooner ???
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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2010, 11:57:55 PM »
First off, Walt, you need to get on the ladder and change the sign...this is challenge #140 or translation to CXL in Rome...Why we think we are in Rome I have no clue, but it's tradition now!!!

Here is a song that I like to think I am crooning, but I might just be whine'n.....whatevah..<---learned that word from Sandysongbird...it's a favorite of hers



She Believes In Me  by Kenny Rogers
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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2010, 12:15:32 AM »
So happens I found a guy on your list whose song I did some time ago.
So I redid it.

Primrose Lane

Are you sure Dion's a crooner ???

I think some of the names only go with certain of their songs I however came up with the list over the internet  ::)
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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2010, 12:47:23 AM »
Hi Walt......hi everybody........I'm working on it Walt he he he, it's coming up but the mixer is not cooperating at this moment

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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2010, 12:53:39 AM »
Hi Anne thank you so much for being here I'm melting already and you haven't even sung yet lol, I'm still waiting for my crooning buddies Phil and Tommy and Terry their so good at making the ladies swoon
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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2010, 01:00:31 AM »
Mike, thanks for a great challenge last week. Lots of fantastic songs and I need to thank Adam for adding those fantastic harmonies on my late entry, Helplessly Hoping, absolutely perfect my friend!

Walt, looking forward to hearing the crooners this week. Should be fun! Good thing Bobby Vinton was on the list cause he's about all I got so far.  :-\

Blue Velvet

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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2010, 01:17:11 AM »
LOL Walt.....okay here's my entry


I Don't Want To Talk About It ~ Rod Stewart

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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2010, 01:20:32 AM »
hi everyone...

here is my contribution

What the World Needs Now
Tom Jones
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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2010, 01:31:25 AM »
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Here y'are crooners ...hot off the press ...I didn't even make the bed...hell it still had a husband in it...LOL it's a dull rainy day so why go outside at all
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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2010, 01:34:39 AM »
Anne's song was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes  :'(   :-*

Tas that was just a brilliant use of the split screen function really enjoyed that
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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2010, 01:35:17 AM »
Cool theme Walt & Bella !

I am soooo gonna be in my element this week!


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Re: Everyone's A Winner Crooner’s  Week Challenge/Showcase Thingy CXXXX
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2010, 01:41:53 AM »
Anne's song was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes  :'(   :-*

Tas that was just a brilliant use of the split screen function really enjoyed that

Awww I wuv ya Walt