THE ALAN O’DAY VIDEO JUKEBOX

September 27, 2012

ONE OF THE HAPPIEST TIMES OF MY LIFE WAS WHEN I MOVED TO CALIFORNIA AND WORKED AS A SONGPLUGGER FOR VIVA MUSIC (WHICH WAS LATER BOUGHT BY WARNER BROTHERS). I WORKED WITH SOME OF THE MOST TALENTED SONGWRITERS IN THE BUSINESS, KENNY LOGGINS “THIS IS IT”, DEWAYNE BLACKWELL (“MR. BLUE”), JERRY CAPEHART “SUMMERTIME BLUES”, AND A TALENTED NEWCOMER WHO HADN’T HAD HIS FIRST HIT YET…ALAN O’DAY.

IN ADDITION TO KNOWING HOW TO PUT A POP SONG TOGETHER ALAN KNEW HOW TO MAKE INCREDIBLE DEMOS THAT SOUNDED GOOD ENOUGH TO BE ON THE RADIO AND WERE COPIED MORE OFTEN THAN NOT BY ARTISTS AND PRODUCERS! EVEN THOUGH I COULDN’T DRIVE AT THE TIME I GOT SO EXCITED WHEN I HEARD “THE DRUM” I HITCHHIKED TO METROMEDIA RECORDS AND GOT BOBBY SHERMAN TO CUT IT!

WHEN I HEARD “HEAVY CHURCH”, A RECORD “SNUFF GARRETT HAD PRODUCED ON HIM, ONCE AGAIN I GOT EXCITED AND HITCHHIKED OUT TO THE VALLEY TO RITCHIE PODOLOR’S AMERICAN RECORDING STUDIO…WHERE I GOT HIM TO CUT IT WITH 3 DOG NIGHT!

WHEN I FINALLY LEARNED HOW TO DRIVE  ALAN COULDN’T WRITE FAST ENOUGH TO KEEP WITH THE DEMAND FOR HIS SONGS, THE LAST PROJECT ALAN AND I WORKED ON WAS “ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN”. JOHNNY STEVENSON WROTE A SONG WITH A CHORUS THAT I LOVED, AND I ASKED HIM TO COLLABORATE WITH ALAN ON THE VERSES AND CREATE THE SONG YOU ALL ARE FAMILIAR WITH TODAY.

EVEN THOUGH WE TOOK DIFFERENT CAREER PATHS, WE’VE REMAINED FRIENDS FOR THE PAST 40 YEARS, WHICH MAKES ME ESPECIALLY HAPPY TO INTRODUCE THE ALAN O’DAY VIDEO JUKEBOX FILLED WITH SOME OF MY FAVORITES, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE BIGGEST HITS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s including, “UNDERCOVER ANGEL”, “ANGIE BABY”. ”ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN”, “FLASHBACK”, AND MORE!

THANKS AND REGARDS, ARTIE WAYNE   

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THE DRUM’ BY BOBBY SHERMAN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFCYh5y0Jy8

“HEAVY CHURCH” by 3 DOG NIGHT  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw-PJX19pBE

“FLASHBACK” (O’DAY/ WAYNE) by THE 5th DIMENSION http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfRXNoyo_F4

“ANGIE BABY by HELEN REDDY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQKyGt_I5L4

“ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN” (O’DAY/ STEVENSON) THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP2wWVasvVo

“UNDERCOVER ANGEL” by ALAN O’DAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-xRMw0NyW0

“SKINNY GIRLS”  by ALAN O’DAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XxFF2Znd4U

 “I HEAR VOICES” by ALAN O’DAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyG30MxOONw

DUET WITH HELEN REDDY ON “ANGIE BABY” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoWa_WLB1e4

UPDATED “ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN” (O’DAY/ STEVENSON) RONNIE KIMBALL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2cijNKu9qc

 ALAN O’DAY WITH HIS LATE MUSICAL DIRECTOR CHIPPER

“EASY EVIL” by ALAN O’DAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfBKjRmGxAU

“SPIN AWAY” THE LETTERMEN  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOKIiqNKRTk

“STARTED OUT DANCIN” by ALAN O’DAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u3saq0vo1s

“SKINNY GIRLS’ by ALAN O’DAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LJ6Z3dSh5c

“TRAIN OF THOUGHT” BY CHER  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCYXTGauVtg

Anne Murray “Blue Finger Lou”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOYX0xrY51c

“CHRISTMAS EVE” by TATSURO YAMASHITA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCYXTGauVtg

“MERMAID” by TATSURO YAMASHITA  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhznQhpeD-Y

“KEEP YOUR ANIMAL CLEAN” THE MUPPET BABIES SONG (O’DAY/LIEBHART)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad_IdcioG3o  (song starts at 7:32)

PHOTO L-R- JANIS LIEBART, JIM HENSON,”THE MUPPETS”, AND ALAN O’DAY

YOU CAN REACH ALAN O’DAY AT http://alanoday.com

and on FACEBOOK  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=113462684910&ref=ts

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne

WHILE FIGHTING LARGE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE TRYING TO KEEP ROYALTIES AWAY ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERSMY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WITH OVER 100 STORIES FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. I HOPE YOU’LL CONSIDER BUYING ONE DIRECTLY FROM ME THROUGH PAYPAL FOR ONLY $9.99 AT  artiewayne@gmail.com OR BY CHECK TO…ARTIE WAYNE  P.O. BOX 1105, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92240

THANKS AND REGARDS, ARTIE WAYNE http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

BACK TO ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB http://artiewayne.wordpress.com

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3 Responses to “THE ALAN O’DAY VIDEO JUKEBOX”

  1. Patti Dahlstrom Says:

    Fabulous Artie and Alan!

  2. whiteray Says:

    Nice work! But what about “Heavy Church” by Three Dog Night?

  3. Alan Says:

    WOW! I’m surprised & delighted at this gift, Artie. Please note, artiefans, that the 5th Dimension’s hit “Flashback”, above, was a co-write with Artie. As a publisher, he made suggestions for improving the lyrics of my song “The Drum”, which did well for Bobby Sherman. And more recently, he assisted me in honing the new version of Rock’n’Roll Heaven as well. U DA MAN, my friend!
    Alan O’Day


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