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My Music – Track 1 Musical Reunion – Dave Colvin & Greg Pryor

In March of 1974 my longtime friend, Greg Pryor, and I were part of a group of kids from the MacArthur High School Choirs in Decatur, IL that appeared on the local morning TV show, Looking In, to promote the spring choir program, Musical Revolution 2!

Greg and I opened the show with the Loggins & Messina tune, My Music. An upbeat number that came off pretty well for a couple of 18 year olds!  Fortunately my sister audio recorded the show on cassette tape that we have to this day!
Fast forward 40 years to October of 2014. Greg, who now lives in Michigan, came for a visit to Nashville. Prior to arriving, I had asked him if he would reprise our singing Mu Music on the CD I was working on, Musical Reunion. He said yes! We had not sung together in years. I had pre-recorded the guitar track so we could focus on the vocals. After maybe 3 rehearsals of the song, we made three or four full recordings that I could work with in mixing it all together. But from the first opening of our vocals, we were transported back to 1974! Both of us felt the magic! We even changed a couple of things around – at the phrase “God knows that I love…” we used to sing it together but I got distracted messing with the recording software and missed the cue to sing so only Greg came in on time! I decided it sounded pretty cool so we left the change in!  Also at the end we used to just sing the “Do-do-do’s” and never sing the last word, “Tune” – I decided to add that back in and it really gave the song a good closer line!
As I said earlier, we have the original recording so on the CD, not on this clip, you can hear the first 30 seconds the 18 year old Dave & Greg!
Music has always been so important in my life and the lyrics reflect that so I decided that it needed to be the first track on the CD!
Hope you enjoy – “My Music”!!
Dave
My Music Clip – Dave Colvin And Greg Pryor

Musical Reunion

Musical Reunion – new CD by Dave Colvin!!

Go to “MUSICAL REUNION” to buy the CD or use these links to download the Mp3 album or individual songs! “iTunes” – “Google Music” – “Amazon Mp3” – “CDBaby

(from CD liner notes)

This CD has been a labor of love some 40+ years in the making! Join me as I reunite with the songs I learned to play guitar and piano on – songs I would continue to perform in public all these years! Not only am I reuniting with these songs, but also joining me on some of the songs – two of my best friends from my high school days! On a recent visit to Tennessee, Greg Pryor agreed to record the 1st song on the CD, “My Music”, reprising our performance on a local TV show in Decatur, IL back in March of 1974! The first 30 seconds of the song are from a recording of that show!
Also joining me on 6 other songs is Vince Thomalla! Back in 1973 Vince and I came up with a concept for a Spring high school choir program called “Musical Revolution”! Instead of singing the Gershwin or Berlin standards many choirs were singing back then, we put together a program of more current songs! Some of the songs in “Musical Reunion” are from that show and its 1974 sequel, MR-2!
Some of the songs are simply ones we loved singing from that era! This has been a wonderful journey going back through time to reunite with the music we’ve loved for so long! I hope you enjoy it too and it becomes YOUR – MUSICAL REUNION!
Song list:  Dave   * with Vince Thomalla ** with Greg Pryor #solo by Vince
1) MY MUSIC** 2) VERY LAST DAY* 3) COUNTRY ROAD* 4) DANNY’S SONG 5) I WILL* 6) IMAGINE 7) IN MY LIFE 8) YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND
9) LONELY PEOPLE 10) TIME IN A BOTTLE 11) APRIL COME SHE WILL
12) IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND*# 13) SWEET BABY JAMES*
14) BOOKENDS *

All instruments played by Dave Colvin and recorded at Arnybarn Music Studios, Brentwood, TN. Songs noted with * recorded & mixed by Kyle Sweet at The Audio Sweet, Marshfield, WI. Some songs mixed by Gary Lancaster, 83Media, Nash#ville, TN.“Imagine” and “You’ve Got a Friend” recorded at Sunset Blvd. Studios Brentwood, TN.

Check back to this blog in the future as I detail why each song is important to me/us and the history behind each song!

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