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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 9 .... by bob morello Fac ax reviewing the best :i ! tting the rest GLEN CAMPBELL - SEE YOU THERE Surf dog Alzheimer is a memory-robbing disease that devastates the mind. The mind of legendary recording artist Glen Campbell has felt the full effect, but his heart hasn't and that is where his music comes from. A successful 2012 'Goodbye Tour' was just a stop along the way, followed by what may be his final album 'See You There.' The dozen songs were sung by Glen and then enhanced with new accompa- niment and the result is an intimate album by a living leg- end. Enjoy songs that continue to shine, as, "Hey Little One," "Wichita Lineman," "Gentle On My Mind," "Postcard From Paris," "Waiting on the Comin' of My Lord," "What I Wouldn't Give." That's just the half of it, as Campbell continues with "Galveston," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "There's No Me ... Without You," "True Grit," "Rhinestone Cowboy" and the finale is a reprise of "Waiting on the Comin' of My Lord" featuring Jose Hernandez & Mariachi Del Sol De Mexico. Nine #I country albums, 21 Top 40 songs and 45-plus mil- lion records sold -- his fans won't forget -- that IS Glen Campbell! THREE KINGS - TGT Atlantic In a very short time, .TGT' the debut album from Three Kings has hit highs, including -- #1 on Billboard's .Top R&B/ Hip Hop Albums' chart and #3 on the "Top 200 Albums' chart. The super group trio's CD title bears the first letter of each member's name -- Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank. Their col- lection of songs features the hit singles, "Sex Never Felt Better" and "I Need." If you like sultry, smooth R&B, you're gonna love tunes as the opener, "Take It Wrong" featuring Black-Ty, the soulful "No Fun," the realization of "Next Time Around," the pleading "Hurry" and the search for "Weekend Love." TGT had a hand in penning the majority of songs for this album, which continues with the tender "Lessons In Love," the high-powered "Explode," followed by a pair of three- letter title songs -- "FYH" and "OMG" and the hurt of "Run- ning Back." The hot "Burn Out" is trailed by the sadness of "Tearing It Down" and ends with "Our House." Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank sound awesome, like they were meant to be together. THE FILM MUSIC OF HOWARD SHORE Silva Screen Howard Shore is the legendary composer whose lengthy credits are the soundtracks, for equally legendary films. Shore's compositions are performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and sound exquisite. From 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:' "Over Hill" and "Dreaming of Bag End." Taken from three .The Lord of the Rings' films are, 'The Fellowship of the Ring' comes "The Fellowship," 'The Two Towers' offers up "Forth Eorlingas" and "Isengard Unleashed" and I'he Return of the King' features "Finale." The movie songs have, "The Thief (Hugo). "Jacob Black" and "As Easy As Breathing" (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), "Eastern Promises" (Eastern Promises), plus "Cops or Crimi- nals" (The Departed), and "Brooklyn Heights" (Gangs of New York). Shore is also responsible for "Main Theme" (Ed Wood), "End Credits" (The Silence of the Lambs) and "Closing Cred- its" (Dead Ringers). This talented man has and continues to do it all -- Howard Shore's music shows no ebbing after a quarter century cinema career[ FRANK POTENZA - FOR JOE Capri For those already familiar with the late jazz guitarist Joe Pass, a true legend, they will easily connect with guitarist Frank Potenza's music and tribute album to Pass. This al- bum will introduce many to Pass's music and Frank's great talents. The tunes are lengthy and mesmerizing, opening with a trio of Pass-penned tracks -- the catchy "A Foxy Chick and a Cool Cat," the bossa nova beat of "For Django" and the fast-fingered "Catch Me." Former Pass band members: gui- tarist John Pisano, bassist Jim Hughart and drummer Colin Bailey complete Potenza's lineup. Pisano is the author of the complex gem "Blues for Joe," the classic Duke Ellington track "Do Nothin' 'til You Hear From Me," followed by Django Reinhardt's rhumba groove "Fleur d'Ennui." George & Ira Gershwin's standard "Love Is Here To Stay" gets royal treat- ment, along with Earl Hines's "Rosetta," the simply titled "Voce" is a Brazilian beauty, and Potenza ends his tribute with "Beautiful Love." Pass is well-received in memory and song! Super CO! GEORGE JONES - AMAZING GRACE Bandit Gospel music lost a powerful voice with George Jones's passing this past April. 'Amazing Grace' is the last album recorded with producer Billy Sherrill, and its release was a determined plan of Jones before his passing. The peace and calm it brought to George will be passed on to his fans via traditional slices as, "Amazing Grace," "In The Garden," "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee." Sandwiched amongst them are Kris Kristofferson's "Why Me Lord" and Thomas Dorsey's "Peace In The Valley." Additional traditionals include, "Lone- some Valley," "What A Friend We Have In Jesus," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Softly and Tenderly." The final slice "Great Judgment Morning" features Connie Smith, Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Ricky Skaggs, Travis Tritt and Marry Stuart. Amazing George! The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani HAPPY BOSTON BEAN BIRTHDAY Whenever I am in town, I stop by Boston Bean, a neat little coffee shop at 45 Bromfield Street not far from Tremont Street. Tommy Barnes opened up this little coffee place almost two years ago and he apparently has found many customers tired of being chained down to chain coffee. Here the coffee is always getting brewed and tastes the way coffee should always taste. Don't believe me, try it for yourself and tell Tom that Sal sent you. THE RACE FOR MARKEY'S SEAT October 15 th is the date for the primaries in the Fifth District. A number of Demo- cratic candidates are lining up as the primary date quickly approaches. With all the attention lately going to Boston's race for mayor and all the news over Syria, this race to replace Ed Markey in Congress is flying under the radar of many voters in the Fifth District. Among Demo- crats running is Rep. Carl Sciortino, D-Somerville; Senator Will Brownsberger, D-Belmont; Kathy Clark, D- Melrose; Karen Spika, D- Ashland and Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian of Waltham. On the Republican side, there is Tom Tierney of Framingham and Frank Addivinola, Jr., who by the way is also running for Bos- ton City Council at Large and by the way again, his wife is also running for District 8 city council. That family must be quite busy with all these campaigns going on at once. WALSH WANTS ALL BOSTON CABS TO LOOK ALIKE Rep. Marty Walsh says if elected mayor he would re- quire all Boston licensed cabs to look alike with a "uniform appearance." It would be an effort on his part to make hailing cabs safer for women after two recent sexual assaults by gypsy cab- bies. He believes this idea would make it a little safer and easier for folks who see a cab to know instantly that the cab they hailed was a Boston licensed cab and not a gypsy cab or a livery ve- hicle posing as a cab. Some cab companies are opposed to giving up their distinctive color schemes and logos. However, some- thing has to be done to make the cab riding public as safe as possible. In the end, what needs to happen is a complete reor- ganization of the Boston Hackney Division. I see too many cabs on Boston streets trying to steal rides away Eddie Barker, Joy Granata and Steve "Virgil" Virgilio from "Vinyl Groove were grooving at the recent annual Madonna Della Cava End of Summer BBQ on Battery Street on Sunday, September 1 t. Solid Gold and Soul filled the air down at the end of Hanover Street as the North End said goodbye to the Summer of 2013. from Boston cabbies. I also think the issue is all these unmarked livery vehicles out there also trying to find customers on the streets late at night. Bringing up the discussion by Walsh should be seen as a first step in protecting the public who often assume things not to be assumed. SPIKA SOUNDS LIKE KERRY Rep. Karen Spika, D- Ashland, is now trying to lead the charge to repeal the so-called tech tax weeks just weeks after she voted for it three times. Run- ning in the race to replace Markey in Congress probably had something to do with her flip-flop say most of her Democratic rivals in the October 15 th primary election. Sometimes there's something good to say about how politicians start re- thinking their positions before the voters get their say at the polls. Can she pull this off is a whole "nuther" thing. JOEY VOICES SINGING IN QUINCY Singer/entertainer Joey Voices will bring his one- man show to the Kennedy Center on October 11 th. Joey Voices does Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nell Diamond, Elvis Presley and more. You close your eyes and Blue Eyes is actually singing to you. Or close your eyes and the King is onstage. He is that good. For further information, please call the Quincy Council of Aging at 617-376-1506. HONORING POWS AND MIAS On September 20 th, the Saugus Veterans Council will host its annual POW/ MIA ceremony. It all starts at 7:00 pm. The short, but meaningful, ceremony will honor former prisoners of war and those still missing- in-action. VETERANS PARADE SEPTEMBER 22 nd The City of Lynn will be hosting a military veterans' parade that is open to all veterans and is expected to include nearly 10,000 par- ticipants. I am told there will be a ceremonial paratrooper landing after the parade. Something else to check out. WENDY MURPHY WRITER IN PATRIOT LEDGER When I lived in Quincy, I would read Wendy Murphy's commentaries in the Patriot Ledger faithfully. Wendy is a professor at New England Law/Boston and she always shows up on the TV news with her legal analysts. She's a former prosecutor and spe- cializes in representing crime victims in civil and criminal litigation. She authored her first book, "And Justice for Some" back in 2007. She recently did a great commentary on the Remy case where she said the district attorney had a duty to protect the victim. The prosecutor said she did nothing wrong when she allowed Jarred Remy to walk out of court a free man only hours before murdering his former girlfriend. Murphy thinks all of society needs to get a better understanding of violence against women. You can read this and other com- mentaries by Wendy Murphy at She's got good common sense and she's half Italian too. RAVESI RISTORANTE REVERE'S NEWEST DINING EXPERIENCE Brother and sister duo Angela and Joe Ravesi recently opened Ravesi Ristorante on Revere Street in Revere. The place is filled with framed pictures of their family's hometown in Sicily. Their father owned "Angelo & Sons" in East Bos- ton which was known for its seafood dishes.