Another CD by Dancetime With Linda & Roland. Okay, it is only Linda now as Roland passed away in 2007. But he is still an inspiration and he did discover cdbaby.
I am Linda Herman and yes I play a Roland V Accordion midi to a Ketron SD3 sound module. The Roland Accordion is a very interesting instrument. If you are not familiar with it I will enlighten you. It is completely electronic. It consists of many different types of accordions from Italian, to German to Jazz to Irish, etc - 30 some total and you can edit and modify each one. There are also orchestral sounds which you will hear on this CD. One of my favorites is the trumpet. You will hear it on the song Love. I have to admit that in the beginning I did not like the sound but after learning how to actually manipulate playing it, I grew to love it. There are also organ sounds, clarinet, piano, guitar, well, you get the picture. Lots of options. The Ketron module is awesome also. That is where the drums are coming from plus unlimited options in orchestral sounds.
This CD has several original songs by me. For some unknown reason the cd seems to have a "love" theme. It was not designed that way. The song "Such Is Life" is about my many moods. We all have them. For me when I get down I seem to become sort of creative. The song "Love's Struggle" is about the problems we have finding love. "When Do You Put The Pictures Away" for me is about death and when you let someone go who has died. It also could be for a lost love. "Yahoo" is a song about meeting someone on Yahoo Personals which is what happened to me. Yes it is possible! I hope that you will enjoy this cd.
My style of music is designed for ballroom dancing. Everything I play has a beat for DANCING. So kick up your heals and have some fun. Dancing keeps you young!!!!
I have several other cd's on CDBABY. Hope you will check them all out. Remember you can download the whole cd here at cdbaby. Soon I'm told you will be able to download individual songs. For now you have to go to places like Itunes, Amazon, Napster, etc to do that.
I'm still passionate about a bridge in Iowa called the Sutliff Bridge. I have a cd on cdbaby called Ode To The Sutliff Bridge. It is a 110 year old bridge that partially collapsed in 2008 due to a flood. It is a true BRDIGE TO NOWHERE. But it is a place where people gather and have fun. I'm hoping it will be saved and possibly rebuilt. You can check out a video on Youtube showing the Bridge as it was, as it was collapsing and as it is now.
On all of my cd's you will find a variety of music including foxtrots, waltz, swing, west coast swing, rhumba, cha cha, tango, samba, polka, country, and yes even line dancing.
You can dance to my music at such places as the San Gabriel Elks, Seal Beach Leisure World, Laguna Woods Leisure World, 49ers Club in Lancaster, Weingart Senior Center in Lakewood, Paramount Senior Center in Paramount, Duarte Elks, Sunrise Senior Living in Seal Beach and Huntington Beach. The list goes on and on. I've been doing this seems like all my life. Since 1984 in Los Angeles. Before 1984 I was in Iowa with a 7 piece band-Glen Kelley and the Little German Band, Glen Kelley Orchestra. We traveled all over the midwest. Played in many of the great old ballrooms including-
Surf Ballroom Clear Lake Iowa
Medina Ballroom Minnesota
Bel Rae Ballroom Minnesota
Dance Mor Ballroom Swisher Iowa
Ponderosa Ballroom Walford Iowa
Inwood Ballroom Spillville Iowa
Majestic Ballroom Minnesota
New Tower Inn Omaha Nebraska
Matters Ballroom Decorah Iowa
Gibbon Ballroom Minneosta
Too many to remember them all but it was great.
I have other cd's available on cdbaby and also ones that are not on cdbaby. Here is a partial list.
Shake Rattle & Roll
1 Shake Rattle N Roll 7 They All Asked For You
2 Blue Bayou 8 Kiss Of Fire
3 In The Mood 9 Route 66
4 Before I Met You 10 Cuanto Le Gusto
5 Perhaps 11 No Not Much
6 My Little Corner of the World
12 Piano Roll Blues/Sukiyaki
Let’s Line Dance
1 New York 8 Achy Breaky Heart
2 Tush Push (Pretty Woman) 9 Elivra
3 Old Time Rock N Roll (Electric Slide) 10 Alley Cat
4 Waltz Across Texas 11 Winchester Cathedral
5 I Wanna Dance With You (Cowboy Cha 12 I Love RainyNight
6 Mambo #5 13 Cab Driver
7 Boot Scootin Boogie 14 Polka Celebration
1 Crystal Chandeliers 9 Could I Have ThisDance/Eidelweiss
2 Yakety Sax 10 Somewhere My Love (Lara’s Theme)
3 Wind Beneath My Wings 11 Wooly Bully
4 Perfidia 12 Ya Sure Ya Betcha Polka
5 Elmer’s Tune 13 Jealousy
6 Nosey Joe 14 Tequila
7 Under The Boardwalk 15 Harbor Lights
8 Love Potion #9 16 Louisiana Saturday Night
All That Jazz
1 All That Jazz 9 Blue Suede Shoes
2 Sabor Ami 10 Rambling Fever
3 I’m Walking After Midnight 11 There’s A Reason
4 Rock N Roll Waltz 12 Hey
5 If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body13 On The Wings OfDove
6 Hold Me 14 Sit Right Down & Right Myself A Letter
7 Since I Met You Baby 15 Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie
8 Don’t Cry For Me Argentina 16 Sweet Caroline