“Go, Go Bananas” Jesmax Music, BMI

By on 12-06-2006 in Jesmax Music, BMI

The Jungle is Jumpin’ CD Art

 
Jesmax Music, BMI, owned by Austin composer Gary Powell, is pleased to have placed the song Go, Go Bananas by Texas songwriters, Chris Martin and Gary Powell on the Walt Disney Records album The Jungle is Jumpin’. The album will be released October 2, 2007 as a Wal-Mart exclusive product celebrating The Jungle Book’s 40th Anniversary Edition.

Originally written in 1997 for a George of the Jungle project which was never realized, Powell easily adapted the “Go, Go Bananas” lyric for the new and obviously more jammin’ and jumpin’ jungle.

The song was produced in Austin, Texas by Gary Powell and all the vocals were sung by longtime Walt Disney World performer David Wise who luckily for us is now residing and singing in Austin.

The Jungle is Jumpin’ will also include three other Chris Martin and Gary Powell songs, “He’s a Lucky Snake”, “Queen of the Jungle”, and “Dino Beat” all published by Wonderland Music Company, Inc. (BMI).

Album Executive Producer: Ted Kryczko
Mastering Engineer: Jeff Sheridan, Soundworks, NoHo, California
Song Producer: Gary Powell for The Bare Necessities, I Wan’na Be Like You, He’s a Lucky, Lucky Snake, Queen of the Jungle, Never Smile at a Crocodile, Baloo, Go Go Bananas and Dino Beat

(Please note that I sell no Disney products on my site.
This CD will be available exclusively at Wal-Mart stores across the country.)

Jesmax Music Signs “The Laughing Song”

By on 12-06-2006 in Jesmax Music, BMI

 
Jesmax Music, BMI, owned by composer Gary Powell, is pleased to have placed the Craig Toungate song “The Laughing Song” on Walt Disney Records’ CD entitled “Disney’s Merry Little Christmas” which is exclusively sold at retail Target stores.

Craig Toungate, a frequent vocalist for Walt Disney Records, is appropriately credited on this album as “C.T. the Elf” and a very happy elf he is. Craig’s performance is a live recording which was captured at an “In the Studio with Gary Powell” performance earlier in the year. This is the first song for Craig Toungate to be released by Jesmax Music on a Walt Disney Records’ project. Please click here to visit Craig Toungate’s site.

Please note that I sell no Disney products on my site. This CD can be purchased exclusively at Target stores across the country.

Jesmax Music Screams “Hey Santa”


for Christmas 2006

By on 12-06-2006 in Jesmax Music, BMI

 
Jesmax Music, BMI, owned by composer Gary Powell, is pleased to have placed two songs, “My Gift is You” and “The Laughing Song”, on the album “Disney’s Merry Little Christmas” for Walt Disney Records. Also sharing credit on this album is a third song written by Powell and Gates, “Hey Santa”, from the catalog of Wonderland Music and performed by Huey, Dewey and Louie. The loveable nephews of Donald Duck first made their appearance for Disney in 1938 and Mr. Powell is excited to have a song sung by such veteran performers. Amazing talent Russi Taylor, a long-time Hollywood voice actress, might deserve a little credit as well.

Please note that I sell no Disney products on my site. This CD can be purchased exclusively at Target stores across the country.

“My Gift is You” Jesmax Music, BMI

By on 12-06-2006 in Jesmax Music, BMI

 
Merry Little Christmas CD ArtJesmax Music, BMI, is pleased to have placed a Gary Powell song, “My Gift is You”, on the album “Disney’s Merry Little Christmas” on Walt Disney Records.

The song is performed by singers Craig Hella Johnson, director of vocal ensemble Conspirare in Austin, and Leslie Whiteley, a Killeen, Texas school music teacher.

Album Producers: Gary Powell, Ted Kryczko, Ed Mitchell
Song Producer: Gary Powell
Piano: Gary Powell
Guitars: Larry Seyer

The Austin String Quartet
Violin 1: Richard Kilmer
Violin 2: Elise Winters
Viola: Bruce Williams
Cello: Douglas Harvey

Please note that I sell no Disney products on my site.
This CD can be purchased exclusively at Target stores across the country.

The “Pirates of the Black Tide” Record in Austin

with Gary Powell

By on 12-06-2006 in Jesmax Music, BMI

Pirates come and go. Most are vicious, marauding theives, yet occasionally one pirate might have a kinder spirit. As a group, they are “deplorable and horrible” as stated in Gary Powell’s new song “Pirates of the Black Tide”. Powell’s music publishing company, Jesmax Music, BMI, is proud to have placed this song on Walt Disney Records’ new CD release entitled Disney’s Ultimate Swashbuckler 10-Song CD Collection, a new product inspired by the movie series Pirates of the Caribbean.

Six of the ten pirate song vocals were produced in Gary Powell’s Austin recording studio. Arranger Jerry Cleveland wrote the orchestral arrangements for many of the new songs except “Pirates of the Black Tide”, which was wholly produced and recorded in Austin.

“The Pirates of the Black Tide” are played by Austin session singers Craig Toungate, Larry Seyer, David Wise, David Breeding and PBS TV Stars of “The Biscuit Brothers”, Jerome Schoolar and Allen Robertson.

The string orchestra parts were performed by this wonderful group of players whom I hold in the highest regard: Bruce Williams, Lana Harris, Richard Kilmer, Elise Winters, Jamie Desautels, Elizabeth Blackerby, and Elizabeth Girko.

All songs on the album are listed below. Underlined song titles were recorded exclusively with Austin pirates. Please note that I sell no Disney products on my site. This CD can be purchased exclusively at Walmart stores across the country.

1. “A Pirate’s Life”
2. “The Legend of Davy Jones: Forty Fathoms Below”
3. “Shiver My Timbers
4. “Yo Ho Ho! (And a Bottle of Rum)” Solo by Craig Toungate
5. “Sailing for Adventure
6. “Blow the Man Down” Solo by Allen Robertson
7. “The Pirate King” Solo by David Wise
8. “Pirates of the Black Tide” Solos by Craig Toungate,
Jerome Schoolar, Allen Robertson
9. “A Whale of a Tail”
10. “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)

Album Produced by Ted Kryczko and Jeff Sheridan

(Fortunately for you and as you might understand,
all pirates refused to be photographed)