Saturday, 27 June 2015

'Loving you always came easy' by The Delgonives



PRESS RELEASE

'Loving you always came easy'
Written by: Carl Dixon
Published by: Carl Dixon/CHD Publishing (PRS) © 2015

Performed by
THE DELGONIVES
                         Bandtraxs Records – Release date 29th June 2015.  Listen now on Soundcloud                                                  

The official release date is the  29th June 2015 and the track can be purchased from

CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and all leading download and streaming services.





IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Following on from this year’s earlier release of  'Soul Girl' Parts 1 & 2 which was a collaboration with US writer/producer/performer Robert Paladino, The Delgonives perform a new original song with a familiar beach and 1960's feel again. The song was written by Carl Dixon and the melody takes the clock back to around 1965 to give it a ‘Carolina Beach’ sound with a sprinkling of Motown here and there. This is the sixth 'Delgonives' release in two years and this time, a new composition seemed very appropriate rather than a cover to exploit the groups passion for singing both old and new songs. A number of vocal and instrumental versions are available to download, including the shorter organ and vibraphone recordings. All current Delgonives vocals are recorded in London/England, but the guitars, bass and horns for example on this song are recorded in LA.

In the past, Carl Dixon co wrote and produced Spyder Turner and Cherokee Pree in the ‘Motor City’ with legend Dennis Coffey and some of the great ‘Funk Brothers’ back in 2008. Later that same year Carl teamed up with Philly legend Bobby Eli where they co wrote, along with singer songwriter Chiquita Green, four new songs in his ‘Grooveyard’ studio. The two released songs from that session are ‘There I go falling in love again’ sung by Chiquita and ‘Soul Recession’ by legendary Salsoul recording harmony group ‘Double Exposure’ famous for such releases as ’My love is free’, ‘Ten percent’ and ‘Every man’.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: Loving you always came easy
Writer: Carl Dixon
Published by: Carl Dixon/CHD Publishing
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
Production: Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE1500011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
UPC: 889211678945
Artwork photo: Michelle Dixon
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 29th June 2015
Recording location: London/LA

Produced by
Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Carl Dixon

For more information about Bandtraxs releases please visit
www.bandtraxs.com or contact carl.dixon@bandtraxs.com

© Carl Dixon 2015

Thursday, 5 February 2015

'Soul Girl' parts 1 & 2 by The Delgonives



'SOUL GIRL' Parts 1 & 2
Written by: Robert Paladino/Mike Paladino
Published by: Pala One Publishing (ASCAP) - © 2014

Performed by
THE DELGONIVES
Bandtraxs Records – Release date 1st February 2015


Listen now on Soundcloud: Soul Girl (Part 1)
Listen now on Soundcloud: Soul Girl (Part 2)
                                                                                                             

TWO LEGENDARY US AND UK WRITER/PRODUCERS TEAM UP TO PRODUCE A NEW AND EXCITING LONDON GROUP, THE DELGONIVES!

‘Soul girl’ part 1 & 2 is destined to follow in the well-loved and respected Southern USA ‘Beach Music’ genre. Part 1 is the shorter version of this happy fun loving and catchy melody with a straight - four ‘Beach Music’ dance beat. Part 2 is “dedicated to all the soul girls out there” and simulates an in studio production with a cappella vocalising interspersed throughout. This 2015 performance by ‘The Delgonives’ marks number five in their recent releases and reminiscent of those 60’s classics from The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Catalinas and The Embers.

‘Soul girl’ is co written by the Paladino brothers, Robert and Mike. Mike was drummer with ‘The Epitome of Sound’ and some times personal drummer with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Robert Paladino is the famed writer/producer of Northern Soul #4 rated anthem ‘You don’t love me’ by ‘The Epitome of Sound’ on Sandbag records. ‘YDLM’ is also included on the recently released hit compilation album ‘Northern Soul The Film’ soundtrack and the soon to be released ‘Odyssey Time Capsule’ which is the definitive celebration of the phenomena called ‘Northern Soul’. Robert and his 60’s vocal group ‘The Brooks Four’ are inductees into the prestigious ‘Jersey girls sing – Hall of Fame’ with his penned doo-wop collectors classic recording ‘I’ll be faithful’ on Sinclair records. ‘The Brooks Four’ also recorded as ‘The Four Winds’ and ‘The Teamates’ and were produced by Tommy Devito and Nick Massi of the world famous Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on the recording ‘A Chance to Live’ and sang background vocals on the Bernadette Carroll release ‘Nicky’.

Carl Dixon co wrote and produced Spyder Turner and Cherokee Pree in the ‘Motor City’ with legend Dennis Coffey and some of the great ‘Funk Brothers’ back in 2008. Last year Spyder performed ‘Tell me (crying over you)’ one of those recordings, live on stage for the very first time in the UK at the famous Prestatyn Soul Weekender. ‘Glory Fleeting’ by Spyder, ‘Suddenly there’s you’ by Pree and ‘Detroit (city by the river) by Bandtraxs were the other recordings from that exceptional session. Later that same year Carl teamed up with Philly legend Bobby Eli where they co wrote, along with singer songwriter Chiquita Green, four new songs in his ‘Grooveyard’ studio. The two released songs from that session are ‘There I go falling in love again’ sung by Chiquita and ‘Soul Recession’ by legendary Salsoul recording harmony group ‘Double Exposure’ famous for such releases as ’My love is free’, ‘Ten percent’ and ‘Every man’. ‘Soul Recession’ has recently been remixed and included on the ‘Philly ReGrooved 3 Tom Moulton Remixes’ double CD. Carl has also recently collaborated with UK soul singer Diane Shaw on a song called ‘Good lovin man’ which is currently receiving airplay in the UK and US and in addition been pressed on to 7” vinyl along with her excellent rendition of the classic ‘Leave a little love’ originally performed by Lulu. Carl has also written most of The Delgonives songs such as ‘Libby, let’s leave it at that’, ‘Never should have kissed you’, ‘Santa, let’s leave it at that’ and written ‘Guess he’s just an old friend’ which is performed by ‘Leah Cammell featuring The Delgonives’.


This Delgonives recording of ‘Soul girl’ is a throwback to those times when harmony vocal   groups would compete hoping to hit the big time by my making the charts and getting national radio airplay and TV appearances. We hope you enjoy it!

The official release date is the 1st February 2015 and the track can be purchased from
CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and all leading download and streaming services. 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Title: Soul girl
Writers: Robert Paladino/Mike Paladino
Published by: Pala One Publishing (ASCAP)
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
ISRC numbers: GBXNE1500009/1500010
UPC: 889211357147
Artwork: Andrew Goldie
Sleeve art compile: Michelle Dixon
This release: 1st February 2015

For more information about Bandtraxs and ‘The Delgonives’ releases please visit


Lead & backing vocals
Carl Dixon

Arranged by
Robert Paladino & Carl Dixon

Produced by
Robert Paladino & Carl Dixon

Recording location
London

Engineered, mixed and mastered by
Carl Dixon

© Bandtraxs 2015

Monday, 22 September 2014

'Guess he's just an old friend' featuring The Delgonives


‘Guess he's just an old friend'

Featuring The Delgonives
Bandtraxs Records – Released: 19/9/2014

Listen now on SoundCloud


Leah Cammell performs this original song written in 2002 and commercially available for the very first time with updated instrumentation and backing vocals featuring 'The Delgonives'. Originally this song was entered into the Eurovision Song Contest over ten years ago, but has had a refurbishment in recent months with a view to making it available to retro beach music fans and those with a discerning ear for good music just like it used to be. The song is extremely danceable and fits in nicely with a 1960/70's playlist. There is a Motown undercurrent throughout the song similarly to something the studio may have come up with around 1966. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: Guess he's just and old friend
Featured artist: Leah Cammell
Writer: Carl Dixon
Published by: CHD Publishing
Artist: Leah Cammell featuring The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
Production: Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE1400003
UPC:889211060757
Artwork photo: Carl Dixon
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 18th September 2014
Recording location: London

Musicians
Carl Dixon

Drum elements for The Drummers of Motown
Uriel Jones/Pistol Allen/Jack Ashford

Arranger
Carl Dixon

Produced by
Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Carl Dixon

For more information about Bandtraxs releases please visit
www.bandtraxs.com or contact carl@bandtraxs.com

© Carl Dixon 2014

'Festival of Love' by Bandtraxs


‘Festival of Love'
By
BANDTRAXS
Bandtraxs Records – Released 22/9/2014

Listen now on SoundCloud

 

If you enjoy retro sounding mid 1970’s soul, this Bandtraxs release features a new instrumental that captures the spirit of disco music prevalent around that time. This production has been carefully crafted with respect to a period that gave us the likes of The Love Unlimited Orchestra, Barry White, Gene Page, The Sound of Philadelphia, The Salsoul Orchestra and MFSB. The instrumentation remains faithful to a more traditional style of arrangement from the days when sequencing and midi did not exist. Although using modern techniques to record these tracks, the essence of the music here still sounds organic and collaborative.

The main influences for this music are the 1970’s and particularly the Philly Sound. Nobody will ever recreate that music successfully without the musicians who made it and arrangers that so eloquently added their parts to the songs in the first place. The likes of Bobby Eli, Earl Young, Vince Montana, Ronnie Baker, Norman Harris, Thom Bell, Richard Rome and Bobby Martin are a few names that come to mind, but there are so many other individuals responsible for that sound too numerous to mention. The writers, producers, musicians, arrangers and artists are greatly appreciated and celebrated here with my efforts to write and produce this material. And ultimately of course, it would be appropriate to write some lyrics and cut vocals on this song at some stage in the future. 

Carl Dixon
Bandtraxs Records - www.bandtraxs.com


The official digital release: 22nd September 2014

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: Festival of Love
Written by: Carl Dixon
ISRC: GBXNE1400004
Duration: 5’ 05”
Label: Bandtraxs
Artist: Bandtraxs
Production: Carl Dixon
Mixed and mastered by: Carl Dixon
This release © 2014
The sound recording copyright is owned by Carl Dixon

Friday, 5 September 2014

'Never should have kissed you' by The Delgonives




‘Never Should Have Kissed You’
By
THE DELGONIVES
Bandtraxs Records – Released 22/9/2014

Listen now on YouTube: 'Never should have kissed you'

 

The Delgonives perform a new original song with a familiar beach and 60's feel. The song was written by Carl Dixon who has now completed three numbers for The Delgonives. The melody swings and this release takes the clock back to around 1965 to give it a beach and sprinkling of Motown flavour. This is the fourth 'Delgonives' release in the last year and this time a a new composition seemed very appropriate to exploit the groups passion for singing old and new songs. Stay tuned for the update....

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: Never should have kissed you
Writer: Carl Dixon
Published by: CHD Publishing
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
Production: Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE1400003
UPC:soon
Artwork photo: Paul Topp (under license)
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 22/9/2014
Recording location: London

Musicians
Carl Dixon
Uriel Jones/Pistol Allen
Jack Ashford

Arranger
Carl Dixon

Produced by
Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Carl Dixon

For more information about Bandtraxs releases please visit
www.bandtraxs.com or contact carl@bandtraxs.com

© Carl Dixon 2014

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

'I've got you on my mind' by The Delgonives

‘I've Got You On My Mind’
By
THE DELGONIVES
Bandtraxs Records – Release date 22nd August 2014

Listen now on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9h5TCIsGNk



The Delgonives perform a beach cover version of this old classic made popular by the UK 1970's group 'White Plains'. The song was written by Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway who scored countless hits for various artists throughout the world. The melody swings and this interpretation takes the clock back to around 1965 to give it a beach music flavour. This is the third 'Delgonives' release and this time a cover version seemed very appropriate to exploit the groups passion for singing old and new songs. Stay tuned...there will be more from 'The Delgonives'!


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: I've Got You On My Mind
Writer: Roger Cook & Roger Greenaway
Published by: Universal/Maribus and world wide licence acquired
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
Production: Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE1400002
UPC: 888174994796
Artwork photo: Paul Topp (under license)
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 22nd August 2014
Recording location: London

Musicians
Carl Dixon

Arranger
Carl Dixon

Produced by
Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Carl Dixon

For more information about Bandtraxs releases please visit
www.bandtraxs.com or contact carl@bandtraxs.com

© Carl Dixon 2014






Thursday, 21 November 2013

'Santa, let's leave it at that' by The Delgonives


‘Santa, Let’s Leave It At That’
By
THE DELGONIVES
Bandtraxs Records – Release date 20th November 2013

Listen now on YouTube/Soundcloud:


A brand new Christmas song performed by ‘The Delgonives’ which sounds similar to those records released during the 1960's US west coast surfin' era. The orchestration particularly reminiscent of recordings that may feature the LA based 'Wrecking Crew' session musicians who performed on so many hits of the 1960's. Whether ‘The Monkees’, ‘The Beach Boys’ or Phil Spector’s wall of sound, ‘Santa, let’s leave it at that’ is hoping to capture the spirit so evident in the song writing and studio back then.



The official release date is the 20th November 2013 and the track can be purchased from CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and all leading download and streaming services.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: Santa, let’s leave it at that
Writer: Carl Dixon (PRS)
Published by: CHD Publishing (PRS)
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
Production: Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE1300013
UPC: 888174401089
Artwork photo: Paul Topp (under license)
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 20th November 2013
Original incarnation: September 2012 Music/November 2013 Words
Recording location: London

For more information about Bandtraxs releases please visit
www.bandtraxs.com or contact carl@bandtraxs.com

Artists and musicians on ‘Santa, let’s leave it at that’

Lead & backing vocals
Carl Dixon

Musicians
All instruments and handclaps: Carl Dixon

Arranged by
Carl Dixon

Produced by
Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

Recording location
London

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Carl Dixon
© Carl Dixon 2013