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You are listening to a "You Are My Sunshine" by Trini Lopez. (See Below)
 

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Mamas & Papas
 
 
Sing Along With The Stars
 
Nothing gets guests into your event
more than their willingly singing
the chorus of an easy tune,
such as Trini Lopez's "You Are My Sunshine"
We'll let Trini sing the tough part...
guests sing-along to the easy chorus.
 
All together now...
 
"You are my sunshine,
my only sunshine..."
 
 
Some artists' music excels in "causing" sing-along!
 
Trini Lopez | Peter Paul & Mary | Jose Feliciano | The Kingston Trio
Mamas & Papas | Mitch Miller & His Gang | Tony Orlando & Dawn | Bob Dyland
Joan Collin | Kenny Rogers | Toby Keith | Shania Twain | James Taylor 
and so many more artists and tunes that provoke
Group Sing-Along
 
to such tunes as
Lemon Tree | Puff The Magic Dragon,
Blown In The Wind | Knock Three Times 
The Day They Drove Old Dixie Down
Charlie On The MTA | The Gambler
Mack The Knife
and hundreds of Top 40 tunes.
 
There's no forced participation.
The music makes it happen!
 
 
Karaoke is for individuals.
Sing-along includes the entire group!

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TRINI LOPEZ
 
Trini was born Trinidad López III in Dallas on May 15, 1937.  Before becoming famous, the Mexican-American singer/guitarist established his "chops" and reputation on the club circuit of the southwest.
 
He was "discovered" by Don Costa, record producer, while playing at the PJ Club in Hollywood.  Costa liked Lopez's latinized renditions of contemporary hits and signed him up to Frank Sinatra's Reprise Records.

Trini's debut album, Trini Lopez Live at PJ's, was released in 1963. The album included Lopez's most famous song, "If I Had A Hammer" (#3, 1 week- Top 40, 11, first charted August 10, 1963), which reached #1 in 25 other countries. While nowhere on a Top Anything Chart, it remains recognizable and popular, today.

Trini then recorded covers of other popular songs, including "Kansas City" (12/63), "Lemon Tree" (02/65), "I'm Coming Home Cindy" (05/66).  All made it to the Top 40, ranking #23, #20, #39, respectively. 

During the 60s & 70s, Lopez got into acting though his film career was nothing compared to his music which he continued within his Latin music genre.

In 2003, Trini was inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame.

Lopez has been involved with charity work and has received many honors. In 2004, he announced a new CD and performed in a benefit concert to raise money for the victims of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

The song, "You Are My Sunshine" to which you are listening is from Trini's "Best Of" album to the right.

Johnny

 
MAMAS & PAPAS
 
The Mamas and Papas were the epitomy of the mid sixties "happening."...  From their cobbled hippie countenance of different fashions, actions, and personalities to their harmonies, enhanced by the unique timbre of their combined voices, they exuded the look, attitudes, and sound of the times.  As a musical group, under the aegis of Lou Adler, Dunhill Records, they forged a new, multi-layered sound -- often up to 16 tracks. Of course, this new technology, in effect, imprisoned them to be a studio group, for without mere lip-synching to a recording, it was not possible back then to recreate the sound, "live."
 
The group was composed of  Denny Doherty (born 11/29/41), Cass Elliot (born 9/19/41, died 7/29/74), John Phillips (born 8/30/35, died 3/19/01), Michelle Phillips (born 4/6/44).  Denny Doherty and Cass Elliot, "Mama Cass,"  were the real leads of the group.  Though Michelle Phillips sang soprano, she most often sang in harmony to Mama Cass' strong alto voice.  John Phillips,  was the leader, singer, and principal composer of the songs.  John and Michelle were married.
 
The group had a meteoric rise... but a short orbit before crashing back to earth. They had it all.. not just in the United States, but worldwide. However, internally, personalities, an inter-group extra marital romance, and other "substances" got in the way.  Externally, this country was also crashing from assinations to protests over the lingering Vietnam War that was consuming tens of thousand lives even by 1968.  The laid-back "California Dreamin," of which they once respresented and sung, was no longer.  Seemingly, everyone was marching for some cause and the colleges campuses were as electric.
 
Nonetheless, the Mamas and Papas' contribution to music was AND REMAINS a phenominal milestone. On January 12, 1998,  The Mamas and the Papas were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the thirteenth annual induction dinner. Shania Twain was their presenter. 

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