Tony Reynolds | Full Circle ...A Musical Legacy

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Full Circle ...A Musical Legacy

by Tony Reynolds

A powerful combination of ballads, rhythm and blues and light rock that will both please and surprise the listener. The artist provides an intimate cabaret-like flavor that entices and keeps you coming back for more.
Genre: Pop: 50's Pop
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1. Arrivederci Roma
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2. Don't Take Your Love From Me
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3. Love Me Tender
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4. Flip Flop And Fly
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5. Blue Of The Night
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6. I Might Have Known
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7. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
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8. A Ray Of The Sunshine
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9. When They Dance The Tarantella
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10. Don't Blame Me
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11. How Little We Know
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12. Old Devil Moon-Old Black Magic
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13. Let's Be Friends
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14. Somebody Somewhere
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15. Hearts And Hands
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16. King Of The Stars
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17. The Glory Of Love
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18. In Your Arms
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The Tony Reynolds Story - Full Circle...A Musical Legacy

Full Circle is a return to a simpler time. A time when music and lyrics were a work of art and singers performed their music in intimate settings live, in person and unplugged. Full Circle is a collection of music representing the artistic work of Tony Reynolds, a rising singing sensation during the late 50s and early 60s.

The Full Circle recording project started as Reynolds' personal commitment to leave a musical legacy for his family and friends. The reaction to the initial release was overwhelming. This positive feedback convinced Tony to produce a CD for the general public thereby enabling him to come full circle and close the gap in his singing career. A dream he had always had and could not pursue until now.

During the mid to late 50s, Tony was very active and recorded a variety of songs produced at recording studios located in New York, Atlanta and Nashville. During these recording sessions, Tony worked with some of the eras great musical arrangers, singing groups and musicians including: Sy Oliver, The Ray Charles Singers, Bob Armstrong, The George Shearing Quintet and Roy Clark. These records provide a musical snapshot of the kind of music America listened to during that period.

Tony was born Edmund Antony Dante and raised in Brooklyn, New York. As a young boy, his singing role model was his father who had a beautiful tenor voice. Poppa constantly encouraged him to sing Italian songs for visiting family and friends. Reynolds's early musical training came from the Saint Ephrem Parochial School Choir. The Choir Director, Sister Henrette, was a formidable musician who instilled a love of music and personal discipline in Tony that would sustain him all his life.

On his sixteenth birthday, Tony's father bought him a Martin acoustical guitar. This magnificent instrument started him on the road to show business and was his faithful travel companion on tours across the US. The guitar is alive and well and is affectionately called "Poppa".

Reynolds was a true entertainer in the context of the 50s. He was a singer, guitarist and nightclub performer. His lyrical tenor/baritone voice enabled him to artistically render a wide range of songs rich both in content and variety. He was equally at home with popular ballads, old standards, folk songs, Broadway show tunes, rock and roll and rhythm and blues. Reynolds' singing debut began with an appearance at the Apollo Theater in New York. He was active as a performer and starred as the headliner or opening act at many popular 50s vintage nightclubs, supper clubs, theaters and dance halls across the eastern seaboard.

He was a featured artist with a number of entertainment legends including comedians Jimmy Durante, Joe E. Lewis, Rowan and Martin and Maury Amsterdam. Reynolds also appeared at world famous New York Resorts including Grossingers with Red Buttons and The Nevele with and Morton Downey, Jackie Mason and world famous violinist Florian Zaybach. During this period, Tony also worked with well-known orchestras of the period including Charlie Speviak, Ray Anthony and Dick Mullner.

Reynolds appeared on a number of popular 50s TV productions including the Jacqueline Suzanne Show, Phil Robbins, The Joe Franklin Show, The Big Payoff and The Bess Meyerson Show. In addition, He also made numerous appearances on two radio shows sponsored by the United States Air Force, Manhattan Melodies and Music In The Air.

Reynolds never forgot his show business roots. The opportunity to close the loop on unfinished business happens once in a lifetime. And so, this musical legacy represents Tony's way of honoring his commitment to himself, his family and his fans. The time was right to come Full Circle and finish what he started as a young man.

It is an American story.


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DENNIS FERRARA FROM NYC

TONY'S MUSIC BRING BACK THE LOVING 50'S
THE SONGS BROUGHT BACK MANY HAPPY MEMORIES OF THE PEACEFUL LOVING 50'S, WHEN FAST CARS, BOBBY SOCKS, SLICK DOWN HAIR AND MOTOR CYCLE JACKETS WERE "COOL". CD CONTAINS MANY MEMORABLE LOVE SONGS WHICH WILL COMPLETE YOUR 50'S MUSIC COLLECTIONS.

Bill Honeyman

Memories of Growing up in a simpler time
The songs reminded me of growing up in a simpler time, listening with my parents to wonderful sounds of the 50's. These pleasant memories are refreshing in todays times and will be enjoyed by anyone who acquires this CD.

Teresa McCullough

Superlative! Brings you back to a simpler, better world!
This CD sets a mood reminiscent of the good old days, when life was sweeter, simpler and a better place. The music puts you in a good mood and Tony's clear and strong voice comes through whether it's a fast song, a ballad or anything inbetween. Simply superb!

Jim Iannone

Brought back great memories of songs and times I loved the 50's 60's
This CD is a fantastic culling of the music of our youth during the 50's and 60's. Tony's voice is rich and full along the vocal lines of the greats of the time Vic Damone, Senatra and Tony Bennett. All locals of the NYC area. I think Tony's renderings are richer and show a great range!! I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Joan and Jack Miller

We love it!
WE have our CD on every day. It brings back memories of our youth. Tony's voice is wonderful and his arrangments are great. We are anxiously waiting for his next CD.