New York At Christmas (Jazz) - Paul Safy Jr





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Uploaded on Oct 31, 2008

music: Richard Currier
words: Jim Piazza

Traffic, rent and fear make me wonder why I'm here
When a home bound train sounds like music to me
But come December I suddenly remember
That Manhattan is the only place to be...

A Santa Claus on every block, Radio City
Skyscrapers wrapped with a bow
It's Christmas Eve around the clock In New York City
Wish you were here for the show

Thought it won't be as merry without you tonight
I've still got Broadway to make Christmas bright

The neon glow of falling snow lights up the city
New York is Christmas to me
If dreams come true and here they do
Soon I'll be seeing
New York at Christmas with you

If you long for the song of a snow crested lark
It's just a subway to old Central Park

The neon glow of falling snow lights up the city
New York is Christmas to me
If dreams come true and here they do
Soon I'll be seeing
New York at Christmas, New York At Christmas,
© 1984 currier/piazza music

27 year old PAUL SAFY, JR. recorded "New York At Christmas" in 2008.

"Paul, you've got a great way with you, I like you a lot!" - Sharon Osbourne (America's Got Talent 2010)

As a boy, Paul got into "the crooners" when he found a tape of "Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits" in his fathers collection. I remember listening to "That's Life" and "Forget Domani" over and over because I loved them so much. As he grew up, so did his musical interests, expanding to Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Motown, Country and the other hits of the 50s and 60s. So with a very diverse background in music genres by the time he entered high school at the age of 15, he fell in love all over again with the great crooners of the mid 20th Century. He bought up whatever he could get his hands on from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Sammy Davis Jr.

After winning the Fox affiliated (American Idol), Buffalo Idol in 2007, Paul was invited to sing with the Buffalo Philharmonic as a special guest star with The Duke Ellington Orchestra. Paul moved to NYC last spring. He's a very talented young man and I really like his recording. Piano: Benjy King "Scandal". (God Bless You Benjy ...ROCK ON)

Jim Piazza and I wrote "New York At Christmas" in 1984. I first preformed the song that year, at "Night of 100 Trees" Event to Benefit AIDS Victims, at the Hammerstein Ballroom on West 34th Street in New York City.

"New York At Christmas" was first recorded by SEAN McDERMOTT (Chris / Miss Saigon) on his debut album "New York Nights" and first released in Australia on Larrikin Records in December of 1995. Buy now @: http://cdbaby.com/cd/smcdermott2

ED RAMBEAU recorded the song for his "Season of The Heart" Album in 1999.
Ed is one of those rock & roll vocalists from the mid-'60s who ruled for a few years, until the band acts overwhelmed him on the radio and as live attractions. A rival to such pop/rock crooners as Tommy Roe, Gary Lewis, Johnny Tillotson, Bobby Vinton, Joe Tex, (Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons) and Bobby Vee. Rambeau had only one major national hit (ironically, a cover of "Concrete and Clay") but was a reasonably successful songwriter for much of the 1960s.
Ed's recording @: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unWdbj...

TOMMY TUNE, Legendary (9 time Tony Award winning "Broadway Star"), along with "The Manhattan Rhythm Kings", preformed "New York At Christmas" in Tommy's New York City production of "White Tie And Tails" in 2002 and 2003. It was the first show ever to be booked at the "Little Shubert Theater" on West 42nd Street, New York.
It snowed onstage!
Watch Tommy's video @: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxUZ-i...
Discover Tommy @: http://www.tommytune.com/

I really love this song. I hope that you do...
Richard Currier
@: http://www.richardcurrierfilms.com

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