Although Artie Kornfeld “The Father Of Woodstock” and I have been friends since the ’60s, until recently I never asked him about the story behind some of his biggest hits as a songwriter. In 1966, he had “The Pied Piper” which made it to  number four on Billboard’s Charts, which was one the most optimistic protest songs of the era…now here’s the story behind it.

“The song, “The Pied Piper” was the result of my being an avid reader since pre-natal period.”, says songwriter / producer Artie Kornfeld (“Dead Man’s Curve, “The Rain The Park, and Other Things”).

“I remember Paul Simon telling me how he wrote the “59th St. Bridge Song (“Feelin’ Groovy)” while driving into the city. I was heading into Manhattan to write with my dear friend and co-writer Steve Duboff. I was the Director of A and R at Mercury and had a 3 hour demo session booked for a young folk rocker named Jonathan.  We were scheduled to cut 3 songs.

I made my way to the city in my “Dead Mans Curve” Corvette that Donny Kirshner gave me an advance to buy, when DMC  went top 5.  I kept a tape recorder in the car.  As I drove towards the 59th Street Bridge I thought of the Fable about a mythical Pied piper who through music, rid his Nation of the Bad Rats that had the children living in fear. There were no freedoms and no expression allowed.  The lyric and skeleton song came 1, 2, 3, so fast.

By the time I reached the office-studio Duboff had a dynamo melody on the way.  We sat, as my production session was an hour away. I turned the lyric almost anarchistic saying follow me as I promise to rid the earth of The Rats that had us going into Viet Nam.  I had the sort of vision I knew the way out.

The Pied Piper by playing his flute had the bad guys (the RATS) follow him into the Sea and freed the land. Music and the right to free expression were returned!

The only reason the song was recorded, as you Artie Wayne know, we were masters at recording.   I finished the three demos for Jonathan in two and a half hours and took out chord sheet and 3 hour old lyric, handed it to Hugh McCracken.  Then I had Artie Kaplan get his flute out and in 1 hour had cut the demo to complete record status.

At the time, I did not realize this was premonition of the role I would play seven years later creating Woodstock and really freeing the children.

Charles Koppelman and Don Rubin, professional managers at Screen-Gems Columbia music, had without my knowledge been approached by Phillips Records, and had put out the Pied Piper we cut, and called us The Changing Times.  I knew nothing about it until it hit the charts and Steve and I were booked for the 1st Sonny and Cher Tour.

I disliked the Crispian St. Peter version since it knocked us off the charts.  Recently I heard a Del Shannon version on YouTube, the song had become the motto for my political and musical agenda free the kids and bring back to this cold world the right to express yourself.

The Pipers Wail is still working it’s magic in all my projects including my book, “The Pied Piper of Woodstock”.  It tells about the life of us who are chosen to bring the music to the World. The Book could have been called “THE PIED PIPER”, without Woodstock in the title since the message has always been in the song. Free the children to create music.

I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge my late Dear Friend and writing Partner, Steven Duboff. The two of us, based on a bond of love and pure fun, writing together and even touring for 20 cities doing the original version as The Changing Times.  We stayed great pals until his death in the late 90s..We had an incredible over 60 songs released as a team.

I often wish my buddy Steve was here today as I miss him and the way we collaborated very much.”

Artie Kornfeld

Photo at top…L to R Steve Duboff, Artie Kornfeld, Sonny and Cher

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WHOPPY AND STREAKER’S 99 CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEOS!

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10 HOLIDAY MUSIC VIDEOS THAT DON”T SUCK!

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Written by George S. Clinton Jr and Artie Wayne, “LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE” Originally released in 1973 on Motown Records,  as part of  “A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS”,  is currently is on the new “Ultimate Jackson 5″ Christmas album available now at http://over50music.com

THE STORY BEHIND MICHAEL JACKSON”S “LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE” http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/michael-jackson-and-the-story-behind-little-christmas-tree/

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After reconnecting with a lot people from my past and making new friends on Facebook, I discovered that many were more productive than ever in music, while some had expanded their horizons into other fields. Here are some things I’ve seen and heard that’s impressed me.

My old friend, Ann Munday, who used to run Chrysalis Music in the US, has posted some of her excellent Artwork. She says,“You know that time at school, when you’re supposed to work out what you want to do. My passion was painting. Home life was a nightmare and the art classroom was where I spent as much time as possible. Except for the first 2 months working for a bank, all jobs I took, related to art in some way. And I ended up in the art dept of Charles Hansen music books. From there the music biz fed my creative need, working with songwriters and artists.” The watercolor, “Tea with Klee”, I painted as a gift for my sister in law and brother living in the UK, as a thank you for my visit.”

When I saw some of Ann’s artwork, I thought it would a great way to kick off my list this year of last minute gift suggestions. She has limited editions of her work available. To see more and get more information you can contact Ann Munday at ann.munday@gmail.com

ART MUNSON OVER50MUSIC.COM

My longtime friend and sometime collaborator, Art Munson has an excellent website where you can find new and old releases from “demographically challenged artists” (anyone older than Miley Cyrus). You can also access “The Music Library Report” his wildly popular new free service where music creators rate music libraries.  http://over50music.com

Alicia Keys, who’s a fan of WHOPPY AND STREAKER”S 99 CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEOS, has a new album that would fit nicely under anybody’s tree. Here’s the first single “It Doesn’t Mean Anything”

ALLEE WILLIS

Who knew that songwriter Allee Willis (“Boogie Wonderland”, “I’ll Be There For You” (the theme from “Friends”) would someday have a museum dedicated to “Kitsch”? Many of her own remarkable works of art are available here. http://www.alleewillis.com/

ARTIE KORNFELD “PIED PIPER OF WOODSTOCK”

My old pal Artie, in his new book, “The Pied Piper of Woodstock”, not only gives us the inside scoop on his songwriting career (“Dead Man’s Curve”, “The Rain, The Park, and Other Things”), but also how he and his partner Michael Lang created the cultural event of our generation, WOODSTOCK 1969. http://www.artiekornfeld-woodstock.com/


HILLBILLY HOLLYWOOD

In addition to being inducted this year into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, Doug Dillard of the Dillards, has one of the best sites for everything country on the web called “Hillbilly Hollywood”. He and his wife Vikki Salee are always turning me on to something interesting! hillbillyhollywood@comcast.net

B. J. THOMAS

One of the top singers of our generation, B.J. Thomas (“Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head”, “Hooked On A Feeling”) has a great new CD out that’s worth at least a hundred listens. “ONCE I LOVED”, Includes a remake of “Rock and Roll Lullaby”.

KENNY SCHAFFER TV2ME

Now thanks to inventor Kenny Schaffer (Wireless Guitar and Wireless Microphone) you can take your TV programs with you everywhere you go!

Move every channel of your home TV across the Internet to where you are. Only TV2Me can bring you a picture of this quality and clarity. TV2Me has been crafted and produced since 2003 by the company that created the concept of placeshifting. Kenny will talk to personally and even arrange  a free demonstration on line! http://www.tv2me.com/

Michael Buble posted his new video up on Facebook several times. Since then “Haven’t Met You Yet”, has become my favorite! Here it is from his Number One Album “CRAZY LOVE”

And finally here’s an idea for a one of a kind Christmas Card you can have for free! I’ve gotten hundreds of e-mails asking permission to send out my video of a song I co-wrote for Michael Jackson “Little Christmas Tree” (Clinton Jr./Wayne) as a Christmas card.

Here’s the video, directed by Sebastian Prooth. If you like it please feel free to share it with a friend, but if you LOVE it feel free to share it with your entire address book!

“Little Christmas Tree” by Michael Jackson is available at http://over50music.com

Merry Christmas,  ENJOY To The World! From Artie Wayne On The Web http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

THE STORY BEHIND MICHAEL JACKSON”S “LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE” http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/michael-jackson-and-the-story-behind-little-christmas-tree/

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Sebastian Prooth http://tektrekgamer.wordpress.com/

B. J. Thomas http://www.bjthomas.com/

Michael Buble http://www.michaelbuble.com/

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Whether you’re stranded in the snow, the rain, in an airport or by boredom, here are hundreds of ways to kill time, amuse, and/or educate yourself . There are hours and hours of Christmas, Hanukkah, and holiday videos. Complete movies, TV Specials, games, and film clips for the entire family!

WHOPPY AND STREAKER’S 99 CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEOS!

They’re all here, REINDEER SINGING “WHITE CHRISTMAS”, Bob Dylan!, NEW MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO!!, Aretha, Nat “King”Cole, Bing, NEW ARCHIES, Elvis, Rudolf, EXCLUSIVE JOSH GROBAN FROM NOEL!, NEW ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, Alan O’Day, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, PAUL EVANS, Jingle Cats, Neil Diamond, Band-Aid,…and much much more!

THE TOP THIRTY MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEOS!

“BILLIE JEAN”, Beat It”, THRILLER”, “Black and White”, “I WANT YOU BACK”, “Man In The Mirror”, and 20 more! Rare Clips, Home Movies, demos, rehearsals, and private videos from Michael Jackson, “The King Of Pop!”

BEST “OLDIES” AND “NEW MUSIC” WEBSITES OF 2009!

I grew up listening to Top 40 music, where I could hear Pop, R&B, Country and oldies side by side. Today, to get that kind of diversity from one place is impossible , so now I must get my music from many different sources.

NOOKIE’S TOP CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH VIDEOS!

Adam Sandler’s, “Hanukkah Song”, NEW Carrie Underwood”, NEW MICHAEL JACKSON, Christina Aguilera, WHAM,Toby Keith, PAUL EVANS, Andy Williams, The Smurfs, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS”. Not to be outdone by his rivals, Whoppy and Streaker, Nookie made up his own list of favorite Holiday videos and asked me to pass them along to you.

TEN HOLIDAY MUSIC VIDEOS THAT DON”T SUCK!

ROCK AND ROLL SANTA RIDES HARD! Springsteen, UNCENSORED “DICK IN A BOX!”, U2,  NEW BLONDIE!, ELVIS, Twisted Sister, RAD DUDES, Singing Reindeer, NEW Michael Jackson, KILLERS, Brian Setzer, and WILLIE NELSON.

EVERY BEATLE VIDEO AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET FOR FREE!

An amazing collection of all of our favorite songs! MICHAEL JACKSON”S “LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE” IS AVAILABLE AT http://over50music.com

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“Back in 1966 I was working as a staff writer and producer for Scepter Records. Florence Greenberg who owned the company decided to re-release “SOLDIER BOY” by the Shirelles which had been number one a few years earlier, and asked me to write and produce a new b-side for it.

She also suggested that to save time and money I should write the new song over the old Shirelles track, “A THING OF THE PAST, which she owned and was in the girls key. It was during the Vietnam War and I decided to write a song about a soldier returning from the front at Christmas. It’s called “MAMA, MY SOLDIER BOY IS COMIN” HOME”

As far as I was concerned there were no b-sides and even though I only had three hours to write and record the song with Shirelles I was determined not to make it a throwaway. I flirted with Shirley while she was on mike until she gave me the playful performance I was looking for.

We recorded just one verse at a time and while she was singing one, I was writing the next. At the end of the session, everything was finished and was released the next day!”


If you liked “MAMA, MY SOLDIER BOY IS COMING HOME, please feel free to share it with a friend…but if you loved it, please feel free to send it to your entire address book! MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH, HAPPY KWANZA…ENJOY TO THE WORLD!

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I grew up listening to Top 40 music, where I could hear Pop, R&B, Country and oldies side by side. Today, to get that kind of diversity from one place is impossible , so now I must get my music from many different sources.

I’ve made a list of BEST ”OLDIES” AND “NEW MUSIC WEBSITES OF 2009 which I hope you enjoy. Here they are in no particular order.

SPECTROPOP

Spectropop… One of the main reasons I joined Spectropop, was the appreciation, by its members, of the well-crafted Pop song, the kind that dominated the Top 40 charts in the 1960s. The site is full of information and entertainment that has brought me back dozens of times this year! It’s one of the best interactive music sites on the web. http://spectropop.com


COVERVILLE

Coverville…Creator and host, Brian Ibbott, is one of the most consistent podcasters around. His twice weekly show spotlights new covers of older songs, never cease to amaze me!  Make sure to check out the archives http://coverville.com

FORGOTTEN HITS

Kent Kotal, has put together quite a remarkable website…I’ll let him describe it, “If you’re tired of the same old 200 oldies being drummed into your head over and over and over and over again…then GET ON THE LIST!!! Forgotten Hits is a free online oldies music newsletter that allows oldies music fans the opportunity to share their memories right alongside those of the deejays, who keep this music alive, as well as many of the great artists who created this great music in the first place.” Just click onto http://forgottenhits.com for more information and http://forgottenhits60s.blogspot.com/ to see new postings and features.

TOMMY JAMES

The “Classic Hit” Superstar is preparing to release a new album and a new book. “Me, the Mob and the Music” at the beginning of the year. http://tommyjames.com


OVER 50 MUSIC. COM

My longtime friend songwriter/ producer musician, Art Munson has put together a website that features music and articles of interest to our generation. He also is writing about his firsthand experiences as a musician, playing with Dick Dale as one of the Deltones, working on sessions with Glenn Campbell, and producing the Blossoms. I can’t wait to hear some of his stories about playing on Phil Spector and Righteous Brothers sessions. http://over50music.com

AMERICAN IDOL

See clips from past shows plus all the videos of winners and runners up from all seasons http://www.americanidol.com/

GLEE

The website of the hot TV show which tells the story of a High School Glee Club with great songs that make us sing along! http://www.fox.com/glee/

SCOTT SHANNON TRUE OLDIES CHANNEL

My pal from the past, Scott Shannon, not only is the top “Oldies” DJ in America, with millions of  listeners, but he’s become a champion of an era of music that is being systematically eliminated on radio. The pursuit of younger listeners by advertisers, is resulting in part of our musical history being all but wiped out. Check out Scott’s website. http://www.trueoldieschannel.com/html/what.html

MTV.COM

MTV is the pioneer in pop videos where you can see videos on line from early in the morning…until a little later in the morning. They are a bit heavy on puke-inducing alleged reality shows like “The Hills”, and the search for a new best friend by Paris Hilton, but you still can keep up with the latest hits as well as the drama http://www.mtv.com/


VHI.COM

VH1 is the equivalent of an MOR or Adult Contemporary station with very little rap, and a better quality of pop songs. They have some the coarsest shows on reality TV like “”FLAVOR OF LOVE” and “Tool Academy””. They probably have shows like “What’s Your STD?”, and “Who’s Your Baby’s Daddy” waiting in the wings. They also routinely have music specials that are pretty good, but my favorite show is the Top 20 video countdown. Check it out. http://www.vh1.com/


BET.COM

BET…The Black Entertainment network is a bit rap heavy, but diverse within the Genre. It’s also one of the few places where you can see the latest R&B videos. One of my favorite shows is “106th street And Park”, with its Top Ten Countdown hosted by the foxy, Rocsi and some guy. The site also archives favorite old videos of current chartmakers like Usher, Ciara, and TI, which has given me a new perspective on enigmatic artists like Tupac Shakur. Click http://bet.com go to videos…music and check it out.


ALAN O’DAY

I’m really love the CD “I Hear Voices”, by my longtime friend, sometime collaborator, and fellow Spectropopper, Alan O’Day (“Undercover Angel”, “Angie Baby”, “Rock and Roll Heaven”). My first impression…is I want to hear it again!

As relevant as the recent releases by Neil Diamond, Madonna and Brian Wilson, Alan has written, sung and produced the finest album of his career. Alan should have a few more hits added to his resume.  http://alanoday.com

ARTIE KORNFELD “PIED PIPER OF WOODSTOCK”

My old pal Artie, gives the inside scoop on his songwriting career (“Dead Man’s Curve”, “The Rain, The Park, and Other Things”) and how he and his partner Michael Lang created the cultural event of our generation, WOODSTOCK 1969. http://www.artiekornfeld-woodstock.com/

THE CLAY COLE SHOW

The top NY ‘60s Disc Jockey has just put out a book, “SH – BOOM”, which is like a trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Great pictures and stories. http://www.claycoleshow.com/

PAUL EVANS

Co-writer of “Roses Are Red”, “When”, and platinum selling recording artist “Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat’, “Happy Go Lucky Me”, Paul has got the Christmas Novelty of the year “SANTA”S GOT STUCK UP IN THE CHIMNEY”, with over 100,000 views on YouTube!  http://paulevans.com

JERSEY GIRLS SING

Jersey Girls Sing is a website created by Denise Ferri and Bernadette Carroll, celebrating the artists and music of the 50s and 60s. Denise and Bernadette teamed with Peggy Santiglia Davison to do background work in for stars including Frankie Valli, Patty Duke, and Kitty Kallen; they are most noted for their work with Lou Christie on all his MGM hits including the #1 smash “Lightning Strikes.”  http://jerseygirlssing.com

RONNIE ALLEN OLDIES ARCHIVES

My Spectropop pal, Ronnie Allen, internet DJ, has put 65 of his best interviews online with the stars, and the people behind the scenes, who shaped the music of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Ronnie Allen is located at the Jersey Girls Sing site, and if you click onto the marquee with his name on it, you’ll see a list of his archives, which include rare interviews with Bob Crewe and Roy Orbison. http://jerseygirlssing.com/index.html

LAURA PINTO’S OLDIES CONNECTION

Laura calls her remarkable site, “the one-stop-shopping place to catch up with all your favorite actively touring artists from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. We cover the light pop music, ot the culture, not the politics, not TV, or the movies…just Rock&Roll!  Click onto http://lpintop.tripod.com/oldiesconnection/

MICHAEL JACKSON UPBEAT NEWS

A website devoted to positive news and stories about the “King Of Pop” http://www.mj-upbeat.com/UpbeatAdditionalNews.htm


THE NEWLY RE-MASTERED “LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE” BY MICHAEL JACKSON IS AVAILABLE AT http://over50music.com

SPECIAL THANKS TO MICHAEL GODIN AT TREASURE ISLAND OLDIES

On his 13th Annual Christmas Special Sunday, Dec. 20 for the live show from 6 to 10 pm Pacific, and later on the Archive), Michael will be playing “Little Christmas Tree” by Michael Jackson. It’s one of the longest running radio shows in the world online (since 1997) and also syndicated on FM, Am, and Online radio stations in the US, Canada, England and Sweden. http://www.treasureislandoldies.com/

If you have more sites that I should write about, please leave the info below in the comments section along with a url of the site..

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December 2, 2009

Beyoncé earns 10 nods, Taylor Swift lands eight, and Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell and Kanye West receive six each

Nominations for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight by The Recording Academy and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest over the past year in music, as determined by the voting members of The Academy.

Beyoncé topped the nominations with 10, Taylor Swift garnered eight, and the Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell, and Kanye West each earned six nods. David Guetta, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga received five each; and Colbie Caillat, Michael Giacchino, Kings of Leon, John Newton, RedOne, Bruce Springsteen, T-Pain, and Keith Urban each received four nominations.

“The nominations this year truly reflect the talented community of music makers who represent some of the highest levels of excellence in their respective fields,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “Once again, the GRAMMY Awards process has yielded a well-rounded and diverse group of impressive nominees across multiple genres. Coupled with the second year of our primetime nominations special, which featured stellar performances by past GRAMMY winners and nominees, the road to Music’s Biggest Night and the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in January is off to an exciting start.”

Following are the nominations in the four General Field categories:

Album Of The Year:
I Am…Sasha Fierce (Beyoncé)
The E.N.D. (the Black Eyed Peas)
The Fame (Lady Gaga)
Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King (Dave Matthews Band)
Fearless (Taylor Swift)

Record Of The Year:
“Halo” (Beyoncé)
“I Gotta Feeling” (the Black Eyed Peas)
“Use Somebody” (Kings Of Leon)
“Poker Face” (Lady Gaga)
“You Belong With Me” (Taylor Swift)

Song Of The Year:
“Poker Face,” Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
“Pretty Wings,” Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“Use Somebody, “Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
“You Belong With Me,” Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Best New Artist:
Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson
MGMT
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

For the complete list of GRAMMY NOMINATIONS http://www.grammy.com/grammy_awards/52nd_show/list.aspx

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