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You're listening to "Late In The Evening" by Paul Simon.  (See Below)
 
 
"Johnny One Note"
 
"I suppose that The JOHNNY HiHAT SHOW is just what one gets
when one takes a guy who was diagnosed as "melodically challenged" in first grade.
Since I couldn't - and still can't - carry a tune, I grew up focusing on rhythms 'n melodies
...not lyrics... which for me became the truly irresistible and memorable part of music."
 
The JOHNNY HiHAT SHOW is a Premium Entertainment Service.
It's not a part of normal DJ engagements or themed events.  

A Unique Show Of
Live Rhythms to Recorded Music 
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Hey, It's Musical Merriment!
 
 
A NEW DIMENSION IN MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT
( Even though JOHNNY still can't sing a lick. )
 
SO HOW DOES JOHNNY DO IT?
Simply... he focus on the audience,
not musical and rhythmic artistry
 
JOHNNY INVOLVES THE AUDIENCE
The best hits of the top recording artists
punctuated by live rhythms, chorus karaoke singing,
voice-overs, dancing, photos, and contests that all can enjoy.
JOHNNY HiHAT generates participation - doesn't leave it to chance.
 
JOHNNY SPINS MUSIC FROM THE DECADES...
RAGTIME TO RAP
Classic Hits, Pop Rock, Oldies, ountry, Spirituals
Concerts / Show Tunes / Patriotic Songs / National Favorites
Regardless of the beat, JOHNNY makes time to selected tunes
which evoke participation and fond memories.
 
THE JOHNNY HiHAT SHOW IS TRULY ENTERTAINING
JOHNNY captures the crowd by bending to it,
which in turn bends back to him.
Together they sing-perform-dance along.
 
"The Different Drummer To Whom
Many Are Marching, And All Are Dancing"
 
 

About The Show
 
THE SHOW:  The goal is to make original recording of
selected pop songs come "alive" through accompaniment
and the participation of the audience.
 
THE PARTY AUDIENCE:  The Show is geared for a club, lounge,
or a private party crowd -- usually mixed by gender and age --
but united by a desire to have fun!   Despite all the different
types of music, there are very few different beats.  For example,
just about every nationality has an uptempo 2-step beat and
dance... from the ubiquitous polka to the Texas 2-Step, itself.
HiHAT hooks into the common time elements and "crosses-over"
the music to entertain the crowd in the way that they wish to
interpret it.
 
THE BUSINESS AUDIENCE:  Go anywhere in American business,
government, or any campaign, and "sooner than later," someone
in a meeting will mention "orchestrating" events to coordinate a
crescendo-ing success!  With 7 simple notes, scaling about three
octives, modified by sharps or flats, and modulated onto no more
than a handful of tempos at varying beats, music is the metaphor
for building team success.  And, The JOHNNY HiHAT Show is the
"instrument" that plays-out this metaphor.  With custom content
development, The JOHNNY HiHAT can create the tempo
for your next corporate meeting's success.
 
HOW THE  SHOW WORKS:  Johnny normally spins for 4 hours
straight, of which the show is 1 hour which can be run straight,
or be broken into 15 minute segments each hour.  Either way,
there is no loss or break in the entertainment.
 
THE MUSIC:  The Show is produced in style modules with a
a menu of modules from which the audience may choose.  With
Cymbals, Congos, Bongos, and an assortment of other rhythm
instruments, HiHAT makes this music "live" by introducing, playing,
and most of all involving the crowd. Also, as there is no massive
drum set, HiHAT is able to stand in front of the audience... like
most other musician... and interact with the people.
 
THE CROWD:  The Show seeks people to play rhythms as a
chorus back-up to the leads who are obviously the recording
artists, themselves.  What happens next is undertermined until it
happens!  For example, Paul Simon's "Graceland."  It's a favorite...
With this song the goal is to find people that can clap to the
off-beat 3 and four, find others that mimic the congo rhythm...
and have all the rest sing as chorus to this electric event.
From individually simple rhythms evolves the same complex
rhythm of the song.  Even non-toetappers, tap to this tune!
 
THE CYMBALS:  JOHNNY HiHAT and his sizzling Status
Cymbals (tm) started The Show with with just cymbals.  In
music the cymbals are used to produce the rhythm of the tune,
and the bass drum the beat. THE HiHAT CYMBAL, however,
is capabable of producing both rhythm and beat -- or off-beat --
without the loud thumping of the bass drum and the banging of
the drums.  And, as the "brightest" rhythm section, the vibrations
of the hihat and other cymbals are the sounds that carry above
all else.
 
THE TRAPS & TRAPPINGS:  The JOHNNY HiHAT Show
provides all the music, cymbals, traps, tamborines, costumes,
props, and of course, hats.  Overtime, The Show has added
latin perscussion congo and bongo drums to accommondate
people's ability to hand tap better than controlling drum sticks.
As I said at the top...
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"It's Musical Merriement!"

™ "The Different Drummer To Whom Many Are Marching, And All Are Dancing"
is a trademark of JOHNNY HiHAT Entertainment.

PAUL SIMON
 
When I think of Paul Simon, I think "HITS," both with Art Garfunkle when it was Simon & Garfunkle, and as a soloist which he began being 1971, while still pounding-out tunes with Garfunkle.
 
Paul is yet another boy from Jersey.  He met Garfunkle in high school and for some reason, which can only be due to the cartoon characters, they recorded together under the name Tom and Jerry.  Simon went to England and returned in 1965 at which point he and Garfunkle re-teamed for some serious, chart-busting tunes starting with the #1 Gold Hit, "The Sounds of Slience." (#1, 2Weeks - Top 40, 12 Weeks first appearing 12/65).  They quickly knocked-off a couple of other Top 10 tunes; "Homeward Bound" (#5, 1 Week -Top 40, 10 Weeks first appearing 2/66) and "I Am A Rock" ( #3, 1 Week - Top 40 10 Weeks first appearing 5/66).
 
Then, though charting Top 40 hits... albeit unremarkable... they basically lost their "groove" for about 22 months.  They came back with "Scarborough Fair" in 3/68 (#11 - Top 40, 9 Weeks), which, as history shows, was but a "warm-up" for THREE GOLDS which include 2 #1 Hits in the next two years. First... the GOLD tune "Mrs. Robinson" ( #1, 23 Weeks - Top 40, 12 first appearing 5/68)... Next... the non-Gold "The Boxer" (#7 - Top 40, 9 Weeks first appearing 4/69)... AND THEN came TWO GOLD HITS BACK-TO-BACK: The monster hit "Bridge Over Troubled Water," (#1, 6Weeks - Top 40, 13 first charting 2/70) and "Cecilia" (#4 Top 40, 12 Weeks, first charting 4/70).
 
The duo had two more hits, "El Condor Pasa" (#18, 1970) and "My Little Town" (#9, 1975)... plus another with James Taylor "Wonderful World" (#17, 1978)... and finally "Wake Up Little Suzy" (#27 1982) before their sound dimmed, forever. 
 
Paul of course had a parallel, solo, career working which included TWO GOLD HITS.
"Love Me Like A Rock," (#2, 1Week -Top 40, 14 Weeks, 8/73) and "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" (#1, 3 Weeks - Top 40, 13, 1/76) ... 4 more in the Top 10 Hits; "Mother And Child Reunion," (#4, 2/72) "Kodachrome," (#2, 6/73)  "Slip Sliding Away," (#5, 11/77) and "Late In The Evening," (#6, 8/80) to which you are listening.  "Graceland" followed.
 
As mentioned at the start... when I think of Paul Simon... I think HITS.
And oh yes... I also think musical genius! 
 
Johnny

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