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. PagelO POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 Fac reviewing TREY SONGZ - CHAPTER 5 Songbook Ent. Atlantic To nobody's surprise, Trey Songz's fifth studio album, "Chapter 5" debuted at top of several charts, including Bill- board's Top 200 Albums chart. Already boasting hits, "Heart Attack," "2 Reasons" featur- ing T.I., "Dive In," "Simply Amazing" and more. The 18- track library of songs opens with the title cut, "Chapter 5," turning the pages via "Panty Wetter," the aggressive "Play- in Hard," teaming up with Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne for the fast-paced "Hail Mary," plus the encouraging "Don't Be Scared" with Rick Ross, and hits the halfway mark with "Pretty Girl's Lie." The decisive "Bad Decisions" maintains the mood, followed by the pretty "Forever Yours," the haunting "Inside Inter- lewd," dropping the ball of love with "Fumble," and picking up the pieces with the pain of "Without A Woman." Songz slows the pace with the pretty "Interlude4u," and the high energy "Never Again," putting the wraps on his raps with "Check Me Out" featuring Diddy & Meek Mill. Trey co- wrote all 18 songs on '5'! JAMEY JOHNSON - LIVIN' FOR A SONG: A TRIBUTE TO HANK COCHRAN Mercury Hank Cochran is a country music legend who died at age 74 in 2010, a legend because he had songs on the country charts for nearly 50 years. Singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson shared a profes- sional and personal relation- ship with Cochran, each a mutual admirer of the other's music. Johnson invited coun- try artists to each record one of Cochran's songs of their choice with him. The result is 16 songs that capture the essence that was Cochran. Alison Kraus joins Johnson for "Make the World Go Away," trailed by "I Fall to Pieces" (Merle Haggard), the spirited "A Way to Survive" (Leon Russell & Vince Gill), the ten- der "Don't Touch Me" (Emmy- Iou Harris), the hurt of "You Wouldn't Know Love" (Ray Price), and the tongue-in- cheek "I Don't Do Windows" (Asleep at the Wheel). The confident "She'll Be Back" (Elvis Costello), the soaring "The Eagle" (George Strait), the honky-tonk gem "A-I l" (Ronnie Dunn), the romantic "I'd Fight the World" (Bobby Bare), and Willie Nelson sings with pain on "Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me." Lee Ann Womack contributes "This Ain't My First Rodeo," followed by the poignant "Love Makes a Fool of Us All," the smooth "Everything But You" features Nelson, Russell & Gill, finishing off this excel- lent album with "Livin' For a Song" with Haggard, Nelson, Kristofferson and Cochran. Country music doesn't get any better than this7 ARBITRAGE - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK Milan The music for the suspense thriller "Arbitrage" is by Cliff by bob morello ax the rest Martinez who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame {2012) as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Martinez also worked on mu- sic for "Traffic" and "Lincoln's Lawyer," and his music for "Arbitrage" smacks of tension and intrigue. Along with his score are songs by Bjork ("I See Who You Are"), along with the Laura Palmer's Prom offering "You Say Party," while Stan Getz gets into it with "Para Manuchar Meu Coracao" joined by Antonio Carlos Jobim & Joao Gilberto, the late Billie Holiday contrib- utes the sultry "Just One More Chance," and jazz pia- nist Robi Botos has the final say with an instrumental version of the standard "My Foolish Heart!" DAN BLOCK - DUALITY Miles High With horn sounds that blow like a balmy tropical breeze, Dan Block's work on saxo- phone and clarinet sets the pace for eleven cuts that will deposit in your memory bank, and pay dividends for a long while. Double your pleasure with 'Duality' cuts as Jerome Kern's "Long Ago and Far Away," the bass-driven "I'm Bringing a Red Red Rose," Block's tribute to American jazz double bassist Dennis Irwin, titled "Chorino for Den- nis," plus the tender "If You Could See Me Now," and Block is back with "Out of Touch." Duke Ellington's "Pitter Panther Patter" takes flight, along with the smooth moves of "Lyric Waltz," the genius of Bix Beiderbecke lights up "In the Dark," and Jule Styne's beautiful "My Own Morning." The final two strokes to com- plete Block's masterpiece are the fleet-footed "Jazz Samba" and George Gershwin's "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise." Block is super! AIMEE WILSON - UNTO US THE SUN www. Aimee Wilson recently re- leased her debut album 'Unto Us the Sun' and just recently completed a successful tour in New York and Philadel- phia. Her compositions were created mostly on sitar and guitar, and deliver fresh sounds replete with a feeling of spirituality. Wilson uses the Sacred Harp tradition, a practice that uses specific notation and a striking ap- proach to harmony and vocal production. Wilson wears her heart on her sleeve as the lyrics and music pour out in the form of, "Ascent," plus the joys of "Celebration," the soulful "Thin Shoes," the supportive "Down Came a Rock," followed by the encour- aging "Royalene." The power of "Crux" continues the roller coaster ride, along with the anticipation of "Have My Way," the spiritual "Detroit," and singing the praises of "Suri." On the title cut "Unto Us the Sun," Wilson manages to create a crescendo of sound that is inspiring, and it all comes to life with the playing of "The Wheel." Wilson's music is deep, and so are her emotions! 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 2  ANNUAL GIRL FRIENDS OF THE NORTH END The second annual "Girl Friends of the North End" will be held on Saturday, September 29 beginning at 6:30 pm over at the Knights of Columbus on Medford Street in Charlestown. For more details, call Francine Gannon at 617-742-6912, Carol Catanzaro at 617-283- 1925, Diane Pesaturo at 781- 443-3624 or Christina Penta at 617-227-9568. EL PARISA RESTAURANTE IS A GREAT EAST BOSTON FIND I siopped,by E1 Parisa, a great little Colombian res- taurant, for the all-you- can-eat brunch buffet that happens every Saturday and Sunday morning. A great little Heights eatery located on Bennington Street right in the square across from Orient Heights MBTA sta- tion. You can't go wrong here or leave hungry. So much to see, so much to eat and I think a great way to start off a weekend morning. I mixed up my breakfast with some great Colombian foods. I ate my very first Colombian sausage. It was quite differ- ent and very good. If you go there, don't forget to check out all the different kinds of foods to fill up your plate with. It's the best deal in town. WHY IS THE "I-IITE" SIGN HISTORICAL AGAIN? The Boston Globe the other day ran a colored photo of "Hite Radio and TV" at the corner of Worcester Square and Washington Street. The sign itself stood atop this radio/TV shop for many years and had been lowered to the ground. The building will be razed and the sign was given to the South End Historical Society. As a kid growing up in the South End, I remember Hite across the street before it moved into where it has stood until now. Condos are coming to the comer. I myself don't see the historic significance of a radio/TV shop. My parents and most of our neighbors used to go elsewhere, often into Jordan Marsh for tele- vision sets because items at Hite were often too high for this working-class neigh- borhood I grew up in. I say just throw the sign away. It has little value except for nostalgia purposes. QUINCY VETERANS GOLF TOURNEY The Quincy Vietnam Com- bat Veterans are holding their I st Annual Golf Tourna- Your Ad Could Go Here For information about advertising in the Post-Gazette, call 617-227-8929. ment on Monday, Septem- ber 24 at the Presidents Golf Course beginning at 7:30 am. Entry fee includes: breakfast, green fees, cart, prizes and a lunch buffet at the Morri- sette American Legion Post in South Quincy. If inter- ested, contact Larry Norton at or Nancy Connolly by email at nancy1111, NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME 9 TM ANNUAL BOCCE TOURNAMENT l, from time to time, play a little bocce ball, but I clearly stink at it. One time I played this 75-year-old Italian over on Commercial Street and he whipped my you know what. At one point as I walked back from one end to the other for the next play, I forgot my bocce ball and he yells out for all to hear, "Sal, you have no %#&*." I turned and laughed and went back for mine. I am not exactly sure how to explain the game of bocce, but like por- nography I know it when I see it. However, for all those who know bocce and like it, don't forget that the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame will be holding their 9 th Annual Bocce Tournament at Lan- gone Park down on Commer- cial Street in Boston's North End this coming Sunday, September 16. SISTER MARY HONOR'S 7 TN GRADE CLASS, MAY 5, 1961 I was a member of that class back on that date at St. Rita's Grammar School in Lower Roxbury when the Mercury Space Program lifted off into the heavens. I remember when Sister Mary Honor brought in a TV for the class to watch as NASA astronaut Alan B. Shep- pard Jr., rode on the first manned flight into space on May 5, 1961, one day after my 13 th birthday. His capsule Freedom 7 arrived at the JFK Library for public display that began on September 12, the anniversary of President Kennedy's speech vowing to send a manned mission to the moon before the end of that decade. I CAN ALSO REMEMBER WHEN ... Recently Astronaut Nell Armstrong passed away at age 82. Back in 1969 he was a member of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. I still remember where I was when Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. It was late in the evening and I was walking my dog, "Rebel," a pure breed German shep- herd, carrying a transistor radio not to miss the land- ing. As I stood in front of Bunker Hill Health Center on High Street in Charles- town, I listened as Walter Cronkite announced that Armstrong had stepped foot on the moon. The promise made by President Kennedy had been kept. I ran towards Green Street to Thompson Square Station waiting for my ,ther to get off the train from work at City Hospital, He said passengers on his train had radios on too. When I got home, we put on the TV to see a replay of Armstrong and Aldrin plant the U.S. flag on lunar soil. As Walter Cronkite might have said, "That's the way it was on July 20, 1969." LAW OFFICES OF J. CIANO GENERAL PRACTICE OF LAW DIVORCE . WILLS * ESTATE PLANNING * TRUSTS CRIMINAL PERSONAL INJURY WORKERS COMP. 617-354-9400 Si Parla Italiano 230 MSGR. O'BRIEN HIGHWAY CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 02141 NORTH END- , MA 02113 Quality Printing for all your Commercial and Personal Needs Stationery * Business Cards * Menus Flyers Program Books * Wedding and Party Invitations Announcements Business Forms and Documents m COMPETITIVE PRICES 617-227-8929