Archive for the 'Vocal' Category

Helen Merrill

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Here at Pates Place we like to introduce you to talent you might not be too familiar with. Meet Ms. Helen Merrill. People Will Say We’re in Love / Don’t Explain* You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To* / Born To Be Blue* You’re Lucky To Me / By Myself Yesterdays* / Falling In […]

Take Six

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

The six gentlemen you’re about to hear will leave you speechless. Pates Place is proud to present the brilliant offerings of the vocal group Take 6. So Much To Say (This is the title track on the So Much To Say CD) David & Goliath (On Take 6) I’m Always Chasing Rainbows (This song is […]

Natalie Cole

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

This lady has it in her genes. Pate’s Place is proud to salute the daughter of the late Nat Cole, Ms Natalie Cole. Soon (on “Ask A Woman Who Knows”) and Don’t Explain (on “Take A Look”). Tell Me About It (on “Ask A Woman” ) and Ahmad’s Blues (on “StarDust”). I Told You So […]

Male Vocalists

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

This edition of Pates Place we’re saluting some of our favorite male vocalists. It Might As Well Be Spring / L.A. Breakdown Grady Tate on his Body & Soul CD and Jack Jones singing his title track recording. Don’t You Love Me Anymore / Mandy Is Two Ray Charles on Disc 5 of Genius & […]

Duke Ellington

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) has often been called a genius and a number of fine biographies will illuminates the whys and where fors. Here’s a very short list: (1) Duke Ellington’s autobiography Music Is My Mistress; (2) Beyond Category: The Life And Genius Of Duke Ellington by John […]

Here’s To The Ladies

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

This special edition of Pate’s Place is proud to bring you some of the superbly talented ladies in our business.   DIVA, an all-female big band headed by drummer Sherri Maricle, playing You Stepped Out of a Dream and If I Should Lose You – both tunes are on Something’s Coming     Pianist Lynne […]

Great Lyrics

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Let’s listen to the words. Pate’s Pace is offering a special edition where we will concentrate on the lyrics. And to learn more about the songwriters, click on their pictures. Here’s To Life, written by Artie Butler & Phyllis Molinary (both pictured below), is the first song on Shirley Horn’s Here’s To Life CD.   […]

John Clayton

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

John Celebrates a birthday on August 20th. Can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to listen! Shout Me Out played by the Clayton Hamilton Orchestra, it’s the title track ~~ Sunday sung by Carmen McRae on her Dream of Life CD Take the ‘A’ Train on the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra’s Heart & Soul recording […]

B B King, RIP

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Riley B. King, known by the stage name B.B. King, was born September 16, 1925 and died May 14, 2015. We salute B.B. King, the undisputed King Of the Blues. Rest well, my friend. You logged a lot of miles and touched millions of lives! Every Day I Have The Blues (on Live at the […]

Thad Jones

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Thad Jones left us way too soon (he was only 63 when he died) but he gave us a recorded legacy of wonderful music, some with him as a player, and more by others who recorded his unique arrangements — the sound of a Thad Jones arrangement is unmistakable. Tip Toe on Consummation and H. […]