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The Classic Reflections Band
A short history of the background of Classic Reflections gives some idea how the band was formed and how the purpose was established.
Pizziricco is a tune "The Mavericks" released and made popular through their unique style. Classic Reflections have developed their own interpretation and adapted it specifically to dance.
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Track 1 - Merry Widow Waltz Medley
The Merry Widow Waltz lends itself beautifully to be played alongside the traditional Strauss Waltz and therefore compliments this medley extremely well. The Merry Widow Waltz by Franz Lehar, begins this medley, slowly, sensuously, teasingly, in beautiful haunting overtones as it breaks gently into the lilting gay tempo of Vienna Blood. As (Wiener Blut" German) continues, it transitions and sets up the famous Blue Danube (An der schönen blauen Donau ) Waltz. This magical piece completes the medley with the famous Strauss tempo and ends with genuine appeal.
Track 2 - Fraulein Swing Foxtrot
This wonderful popular oldie written by Bobby Helms is played with a medium swing fox style and sung with English lyrics to reflect the "Old German's Daughter." It became very popular and serves as a traditional German/English song bringing back sweet memories of that era
Track 3 - Quando Quando Samba
. Quando, Quando, Quando" is an Italian pop song from 1962, music by Tony Renis and lyrics by Alberto Testa. American entertainer Pat Boone, recorded the song in 1962, and Michael Buble brought it back into modern popularity recently with his rich style. It is played as a samba and sung lively in an Italian singing style
The Classic Reflections Band have taken the Hank Williams famous song "Your Cheatin Heart" and came up with their own rendition.
Track 4 - The Happy Polka
This is a very lively polka played with vitality and vigor. It promises to give the polka dancer a work-out. It was written by Gary Wenzlaff, our accordion player.
Track 5 - Besame Mucho Tango
"Bésame Mucho" is a Spanish song written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez. She was one of Mexico's best known modern songwriters. Dozens of artists like The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Wes Montgomery, The Morton Gould Orchestra, Andy Russell, Pedro Vargas, Linda Ronstadt, Valentino's Sax, Diana Krall and Plácido Domingo, Sammy Davis Jr., Magdalena Zárate, Jose Carreras, Joao Alberto, Elvis Presley have sung this romantic tango and have made it very popular indeed.
Track 6 - La Vie En Rose Slow Waltz
Edith Piaf first popularized the song in 1946. The lyrics were written by Piaf and the melody of the song by Louis Gugliemi. This song immediately brings the romance of France and pictures of Paris to mind. It is played slowly with a haunting saltry gate and emphasis is placed on the accordian musette sound
In 1970 Tony Orlando and Dawn released "Knock Three Times" and it became a #1 hit on the Billboard Charts. Classic Reflections have adopted a version of this tune to suit the middle of the road pop rock sound of the 70s.