scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2019 Edition - Day 23 - 06/18/19 10:52 AM
The Electric Light Orchestra is another one of those bands that seems to have become more popular as time has gone on. The band was formed in 1970 by Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne, Rick Price and Bev Bevan. They wanted to pick up where The Beatles left off. But Wood and Price soon left the band. Jeff Lynne became the driving force behind the band producing such hits as Evil Woman, Can't Get You Out of My Mind, Mr. Blue Sky and more.
From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated fifteen Top 20 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100.The band has the … (1 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 22 - 06/14/19 07:55 PM
Well, we made it to day seven of Carole King week. We have already showcased some of the songs that made other artists famous. So it is only fitting that we include one of Carole’s performances. In addition to her songwriting ability, Carole King demonstrated a knack for performing as well, becoming one of the world’s most recognizable voices.
Her 1971 album Tapestry cemented Carole in our minds as a performer. The album won four Grammy Awards and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame.
Yesterday we had the pleasure to see a snippet from the Kennedy Center Honors were she … (2 comments)

scottsdale homes: Scottsdale Treasures - Don Bluth Front Row Theatre - 06/14/19 01:23 PM

Scottsdale Arizona is a place that is often recognized for outdoor activities such as golf or hiking. But Scottsdale has so much more to offer than outdoor activities. I have lived and worked in Scottsdale for 18 years. Still, I am always finding new adventures and activities that remind me why we relocated here. I call them hidden treasures.
One such hidden treasure is the Don Bluth Front Row Theatre. For over ten years, the cast members have been performing insightful comedies and musicals that have delighted audiences both young and old. Located just off Shea Blvd and the Loop 101 Freeway, … (1 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 21 - 06/14/19 09:17 AM
What could be more appropriate for my Soundtrack, than a song written by one of our pre-emanate song writers Carole King and performed by The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin? Aretha Franklin’s career was absolutely amazing. When you consider not only did she release 112 singles, she sold more than 75 million worldwide. But she wasn’t just a singer. She was a composer, world class pianist and an actress.
Just some of the notable moments in her career include her performance of Nessun dorma, the aria from the opera as a last minute replacement for Luciana Pavarotti at the 1998 Grammy Awards? … (4 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 20 - 06/14/19 08:19 AM
The Drifters were one of my favorite singing groups when I was growing up. With huge hits like On Broadway, Under the Boardwalk, Saturday Night at the Movies and today’s song Up On the Roof.
Up on the Roof was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. The song has been recorded by numerous artists including James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, and of course King herself. But the most popular version has been the 1962 version by The Drifters. The Drifters' recording of "Up on the Roof" has been named number 114 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.
I had … (3 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 19 - 06/14/19 07:43 AM
So really, The Monkees? With so many great songs and bands how did The Monkees become so popular? Why television of course. The Monkees were a pop and rock band that was comprised of actor-musicians that were formed to produce a television show. The show was a comedy that featured the band singing their way through a variety of humorous situations. The show caught on and the music they produced became very popular. In the end, the music outlasted the TV show.
When you think of The Monkees, you do not think of Carole King. But, one of The Monkees' biggest hits … (4 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 18 - 06/13/19 08:35 PM
One of Carole King’s longtime friends and collaborators is James Taylor. Taylor who is a major star in his own right has often performed with King live on stage. He can also be found helping out on several of King’s recordings.
Today’s song is You’ve Got a Friend. Carole King told Taylor  the inspiration for the song was in part derived from the line "...I could not find a friend", in Taylor's song Fire and Rain.
Taylor and King both recorded the song in 1971. Remarkably, they did it in simultaneous recording sessions. With Taylor recording his version for his album Mud Slide … (3 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 17 - 06/13/19 07:49 AM
Yesterday we stepped back to the 1960s. As long as we are back there, let’s hang around and take a listen to one more of Carole King’s early songs that became a hit for a different popular performer.
Bobby Vee was another of those good looking, teenage heart throbs that rose to stardom in the early 60s. He put together a string of hits like Run To Him and The Night Has a Thousand Eyes. But his biggest hit was a Carole King song Take Good Care of My Baby. The song reached number one on the Billboard pop chart in 1961.
Bobby … (5 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 16 - 06/13/19 07:30 AM
Its Carole King week on the Soundtrack. One of the most iconic songwriters of our generation is undeniably Carole King. When I decided to include Carole as an artist, I began to look at which of her songs to feature. As I looked at the long list of song choices I decided to focus not only on Carole King, but also on some the artists that made her songs famous.
It is somewhat hard to grasp how many great songs she wrote with her then husband and collaborator Gerry Goffin and a host of other stars. Her first number one hit “Will You … (3 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 15 - 06/11/19 04:00 PM
In 1978 the disco scene was still reigning over pop music. Dancing was back in vogue and the result was a plethora of dance songs. Most of these songs and dances did not stand the test of time, but one song somehow caught the attention of crowds and evolved out of the disco scene into an anthem for parties, weddings, and sporting events all over the world.
"Y.M.C.A." was the song written and performed by the Village People, and made it to number 2 on the pop charts in the U.S.
The song which is based on a double meaning lauds the … (4 comments)

scottsdale homes: AVMs – You Can't Live With Them, You Can’t Live Without Them. - 06/10/19 07:52 AM

Pricing a home for resale can sometimes be a tricky process. Price it too high and the house sits on the market too long. Even worse price it too low and the house sells for less than market value costing the seller thousands.
That is why performing a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) can often require more in-depth analysis than simply gathering up the last few sales in a particular area and averaging them out to find a median price. It is one of the reasons that I push back so often when a seller tries to use the value published by websites … (2 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 14 - 06/09/19 05:57 PM
Welcome to day fourteen of the Soundtrack. Hopefully, you have been following along and enjoying some of my favorite songs. It is a great way to take a couple of minutes out of your busy day to reflect on how we got to where we are now.
Today’s song is one that was performed by a band from my home town Chicago. Originally formed in 1967, they took the name Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) after the public transportation organization in the city. The real C.T.A. took issue with the band's use of their moniker so the band shortened the name to Chicago.
Chicago … (2 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 12 - 06/06/19 04:57 PM
Thanks for following along on my musical adventure. Today we feature the band, Fleetwood Mac.
Fleetwood Mac is named after Mick Fleetwood and John McVie founded along with original member Peter Green. Green left the group in 1969, leaving it to Fleetwood and McVie. Over the years the band has added a number of talented members. Christine McVie joined the band in 1970, with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joining in 1974.
Band members John McVie and Christine McVie have had an on again off again relationship as did Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. This sometimes caused turmoil during recording sessions and tours. … (3 comments)

scottsdale homes: What’s my price Alex? - 06/05/19 08:15 PM

 
For those of you that watch late night television you have probably seen the commercial featuring television personality Alex Trebeck where people ask “What’s my price Alex? It doesn’t matter who asks and what situation they are in, Alex always responds with the same price.
This commercial got me thinking the other day about pricing strategies for selling a home in the Phoenix market. The Phoenix market has been good for sellers for several years. I expect that to continue for the near term.
But one of the things that are very unique about the Phoenix market is the buyers. Buyers come to … (1 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 11 - 06/05/19 07:34 PM
In the early days of rock music came from a lot of different places, R&B, Pop, Country, etc. One of the more sultry voices to cross over from the country music scene to the pop charts was Patsy Cline. Born Virginia Patterson Hensley she adopted the name, Patsy Cline. Patsy had hit after hit with her Nashville sound.
Cline was just beginning to be recognized worldwide when she died at age 30 in the crash of a private airplane.
Today’s song, Crazy, was written and originally recorded by Willie Nelson. The story goes that in 1961, Clines husband heard the Nelson version … (4 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 10 - 06/03/19 07:46 PM
The Byrds band was first formed in 1964 by Roger McGuinn. They were one of the first groups to bring folk rock onto the pop charts. Anyone that listened to popular music in the early sixties will recognize the opening riffs from songs like Mr. Tamborine Man and Turn, Turn, Turn. The music, which emanated from a twelve string guitar played by McQuinn gave their melodies a distinct sound.
Over the life of the band personnel changes were frequent with only McGuinn being the consistent member.
Today’s song Turn, Turn, Turn was written by Pete Seeger and performed by many folk artists over … (3 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 9 - 06/02/19 12:37 PM
Time to hop into the Wayback Machine. Back to the 1950s a time when wholesomeness and good clean looks were a prerequisite to stardom. Teenage heartthrobs abound and one of the earliest was Ricky Nelson. Ricky the youngest member of the Nelson family starred in radio and TV on the popular show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Ricky was often featured singing his latest song on the show. It wasn’t long before Ricky became a popular recording artist placing over 50 songs on the Billboard Top 100 chart.
Rock and Roll was still in its infancy and not everyone took the … (4 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 8 - 06/02/19 09:15 AM
For me, it is often the same old song. So many of the great songs I listened to growing up still sound great today. It is remarkable how many young people listen to old songs that were written and performed before they were born,
Today's song It’s The Same Old Song by The Four Tops, a vocal group from Detroit, is a good example. 
The original group was composed of lead singer Levi Stubbs, Abdu Fakir, Renaldo Benson, and Lawrence Payton. One of the unique things about the Four Tops was that the lead singer, Stubbs, was a baritone. Almost all other vocal … (5 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 7 - 06/01/19 07:47 PM
The Soundtrack isn’t just about oldies. It also isn’t just about rock music. There are a lot of great bands and songs that come from all genus. Sometimes you just hear something that you like and it brings you joy. It may be R&B, Jazz or Country.
Have you ever had the chance to see a band play live just before they broke onto the national scene? I have been fortunate to see several. One band that I was fortunate to see in 2003 before they made it big is Sugarland. Sugarland is a country music band that consisted of guitarist Kristen … (2 comments)

scottsdale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 6 - 06/01/19 09:04 AM
In 1964 Soul music was still very much the most popular genre for pop singers. The Beatles and the British Invasion was just starting to sweep the nation, but a lot of people still liked listening to what was then termed blue eyed soul. The duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, who called themselves The Righteous Brothers, released a song produced by Phil Specter titled "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin". It became a number one hit in both the U.S. and the U.K.
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" has the claim of being the most-played song in the history of American … (3 comments)

 
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