Friday, February 8, 2013
I Need Your Body (Hot DJ Mix)/ I Need Your Body (Radio Mix)/I Need Your Body (Mini Mix)/Stagefright
Tina Arena (born Filippina Lydia Arena; 1 November 1967) is an Australian singer, songwriter, musical theatre actress, talent show judge and record producer. She is one of Australia's highest selling female artists in history and has won several awards, most notably 6 ARIA Awards and in both 1996 and 2000 she received the World Music Award for the world's best selling Australian artist. She has sold over eight million records worldwide to date. Tina accepted the position of judge on the 2012 reboot of Young Talent Time in Australia. The original 1977 series made her a household name.
I Need Your Body was the second single issued by Australian pop singer Tina Arena, originally released in 1988 in Scandinavia and issued in Australia two years later in 1990. Despite receiving little success in Scandinavia, it was Arena's first single to receive commercial success in Australia and was certified Platinum. It peaked at #3 on the ARIA Top 50 Singles chart, and charted at #17 on the ARIA 1990 End of Year Top 50 Singles chart. This made it the second highest selling single in Australia from a local artist that year.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Thinking Of You/There's No Kentucky Anymore/When Was The Last Time/ I Recall A Gypsy Woman/The Dreamer/Queen Of The Silver Dollar/The Shelter Of Your Eyes/Mama Lou/It Sure Was Love/Gunman's Code/Hubbardville Store
Lee Conway is an Australian country singer. Brought up in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia. Born in Poland, Lee started playing guitar in his early teens. He joined local Melbourne band 'Bobby Cookson and The Premiers. Around the mid sixties this came to an end when Lee entered into the trucking business which was very successful.
Lee was the manager of 'The Laurie Allen Revue' in the sixties giving the band major success especially in Adelaide, at the then popular 'Twenty Plus Club'.
In 1968 he was dared to get up and sing at the 20 PLus Club and from then on he has never looked back. His debut record was with the Adelaide record company 'Sweet Peach' releasing 'Fine White Stallion'. In 1970 Lee supported Jerry Lee Lewis in Australia becoming friends and would later stay at the Lewis home in the U.S.A. in the years to follow.
He toured most cities in England with Slim Whitman and later spent time in the United States appearing on many television shows. Lee was awarded most promising singer at The London Palladium. Returning to Australia Lee was honored by 'The Federation of Broadcasters of Australia' for best album.
Lee has shared the bill with top line acts such as Rick Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Hank Snow, Loretta Lynn. He and Slim Dusty were the fist two country acts to perform before the Queen and Prince Phillip.
Monday, February 4, 2013
If I Were A Carpenter/Foul Play
John Swan was born in Scotland. Swan joined his first professional band, Happiness, as a drummer when he was 14. When he was seventeen, Swan enlisted in the Australian Army, and was discharged after two years of service. In early 1974 he was the drummer with the James Wright Band, moving on to Jim Keays' Southern Cross for a short time. By late 1974 he was playing in Fraternity, the Adelaide band best known as AC/DC singer Bon Scott's former group. Brother Jimmy Barnes had replaced Scott as Fraternity's singer but his stay was brief before he left to join Cold Chisel and Swan took over on vocals. He also appeared live with Cold Chisel from time to time, providing backing vocals and percussion.
After Fraternity, Swan became the vocalist with Feather in 1977. This band had previously been known as Blackfeather in the early 1970s but by 1977 no original members were left so the name was shortened. Feather recorded one single, "Girl Trouble" with Swan before he left in 1978 to establish himself as a solo artist.
Under the name Swanee, by which he was already known, he released his first solo single "Crazy Dreams" in 1979. An album, Into the Night, and several other singles followed but met with little commercial success. In late 1981, however, his version of "If I Were a Carpenter" became a national hit reaching #5 on the charts it was backed with the single only B-side "Foul Play". The single was a precursor to the 1982 album This Time is Different that spawned another two hits, "Temporary Heartache" and "Lady What's Your Name", propelling Swanee to national fame. While later releases failed to achieve the same level of success, Swanee has remained one of Australia's best known live acts. Over the years, his band has maintained a floating membership. Among those who have played in Swanee over the years are guitarists Stuart Fraser (Feather, Noiseworks), Harvey James (Sherbet, Ariel) and Bradford Kelly (Heaven) and bass player Mark Evans of AC/DC and Finch, among many others.