In the post-war 1950’s and 60’s, men were men, strong, silent and true. Musically, crooners became a new breed of man. They were a suave generation of musical stylists; masculine yet sensitive. Their velvety voices and musical story-telling made the ladies swoon, soon making the crooner “the King”. They were cast as handsome devils and gentlemen. They were pitching optimistic songs and seductive ballads in their story-telling.
We welcome you to return to the days of romance, hope and optimism and the musical styling of James Carnelli. Mr. Carnelli has been described as “a great American crooner” in the mould of Vic Damon, James Darren, Tony Bennett, Johnny Fontane, Steve Lawrence, Dean Martin, Al Martino and yes, Mr. Sinatra.
A evening with Jimmy Carnelli will take you on a musical journey of those romantic and optimistic days.
His heartfelt story-telling of his career as a touring and session musician comes with a unique perspective from a drum set and not the front of the stage.
This drummer turned reluctant front-man will share his musical diversity from being a touring and in-house studio session drummer for bands like Player, Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night), Iron Butterfly, Blues Image, The Platters, The Coasters, Spencer Davis, Stevie Winwood, Little Anthony, Al Wilson and even Joan Rivers.
Samples of song you may expect to hear include:
• Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
• Autumn Leaves
• Beyond the Sea
• I’ve Got You Under My Skin
• I’ve Got the World on a String
• Luck Be a Lady
• Rainbow Connection
• Summer Wind
• Tender Trap
• The Best is Yet to Come
• You Raise Me Up
• many more..
JimmyCarnelli - live sampler