Paul and Friends – “Hang On to Your Dreams”

“Paul” is Paul Summers (Paul W. Sammarco).  Paul has been writing music since the age of 11.  He has been arranging, performing, recording, and producing music for himself, his own groups, and others for over 45 years. His works span a wide range of categories, including ballads, easy listening/soft rock, acoustic rock, country-rock, blue-grass, jazz-rock, Christian, etc. Paul’s tunes have been published by three music publishers in the US and Australia – Chappell-Intersong (now Warner-Chappell; APRA), Sydney, Australia; Len Fischer Music (APRA), Canberra, Australia; and now Endless Shores Music Publishing, USA (ASCAP).

Paul and Friends’ premiere CD – “Hang On to Your Dreams” – is truly eclectic, providing a cross-section of numerous styles.  The album falls into the general category of Light Rock or Soft Rock, but spans a wide range of categories, including ballads, easy listening, acoustic rock, country-rock, blue-grass, jazz-rock, Christian, etc.  Paul is Paul Summers/Paul W. Sammarco.  This CD features many of the talented musicians with whom Paul has worked over the years.  Some are derived from the bands he has led in the US and Australia over the years; others are equally talented friends and colleagues who did session work for these P&J projects. In all, there are 19 musicians featured on the premier CD – and their talents shine.

Hang On To Your Dreams - Paul and Friends

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1 You Are My Island

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2 What Christmas Really Means To Me

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3 Beautiful Day

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4 Footprints

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5 Hang On To Your Dreams

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6 Billy Run

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7 Reflections

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8 Maybe I’m Right

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9 Lady Of The Night

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10 Set You Free

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11 Summer’s Night

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12 Comin’ Home

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13 Thanks For Being There

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“Hang on to Your Dreams” is not your average CD. This is not music to be aired today and placed on a dusty shelf or trashed several months from now. It is quality music designed to be played by generations of listeners. The songs on this CD appeal to listeners ranging from 5 to 85 years of age. The music is beautifully crafted and engineered to be readily accepted by the ear – with haunting melodies, meaningful lyrics, and soothing vocal and instrumental arrangements.  The tunes have been recorded in cities all around the US and Australia. In the US, the songs were recorded in Los Alamitos, CA; New Orleans, LA; and Syracuse, NY. In Australia, in Kuranda, Cairns, Townsville, and Brisbane, Queensland; Sydney, New South Wales; and Perth, Western Australia.

All music and lyrics written by Paul Summers/Paul W. Sammarco, unless otherwise noted.  All songs published by Endless Shores Music Publishing (ASCAP), unless otherwise noted.

Here are the credits for “Hang On to Your Dreams”.

  1. You are My Island
    Lead Vocal and Percussion Programming: Leigh James
    Background Vocals and Bass: Paul Summers/Paul W. Sammarco
    Guitar: Cedric Geia
    Keyboards: Jimmy Pollard
    Engineer: Peter Jago
    Recorded at Jago’s Place, Cairns, Qld. and Big Ears Studios, Kuranda, Qld., Australia; mixed at Big Ears Studios.
  2. What Christmas Really Means to Me
    Vocal and Guitar: Paul Summers/Paul W. Sammarco
    Spoken Vocal: Dustin P. Sammarco (age 8)
    Engineer: John Vestman (WA) & Steve Sinclair (NAAV)
    Recorded at Worldwide Audio, Los Alamitos, California; and North Australian  Audio-Video, Townsville, Qld., Australia; mixed at NAAV.
  3. Beautiful Day
    Lead Vocal, Guitar: Paul Summers/Paul W. Sammarco
    Keyboards: John Haupt
    Base: Dave Henry
    Percussion: Kai Underwood & Jeff Raymon
    Engineer: Joe Riposo
    Recorded at Riposo Studios, Syracuse, New York.
  4. Footprints
    (Music: Paul Summers/Paul W. Sammarco; Lyrics: Margaret Fishback Powers1 & Paul Summers/Sammarco)
    Vocal and Guitar: Paul Summers
    Engineer: Steve Reynolds
    Recorded at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana; 1Copyright control.
  5. Hang on to Your Dreams
    Lead Vocals: Paul Summers/Sammarco & Martin Hart
    Background Vocals: Martin Hart, Des Anthony & Paul Summers/Sammarco
    Guitars: Martin Hart & Des Anthony
    Mandolin: Des Anthony
    Bass: Paul Summers/Sammarco
    Percussion: Mark McLean
    Engineer: Jeff Sinclair (NAAV) & John Bee (EMI)
    Recorded at North Australian Audio-Video, Townsville, Qld., and Suite 16 Studios, Brisbane, Qld; Mixed at EMI Studios 301, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  6. Billy Run
    Lead Vocal, Bass: Paul Summers/Sammarco
    Background Vocals: Martin Hart, Des Anthony & Paul Summers
    Guitars: Des Anthony & Paul Summers/Sammarco
    Banjo: Martin Hart
    Mandolin: Des Anthony
    Percussion: Mark McLean
    Engineer: Jeff Sinclair
    Recorded at North Australian Audio-Video, Townsville, Qld. and Suite 16 Studios, Brisbane, Qld. Australia; mixed at Suite 16 Studios.
  7. Reflections
    Vocal, Guitar: Paul Summers/Sammarco
    Engineer: John Vestman
    Recorded at Worldwide Audio, Los Alamitos, California.
  8. Maybe I’m Right
    Lead Vocal: Sandy Stephens
    Background Vocals, Bass, and Percussion Programming: Paul Summers/Sammarco
    Keyboards: Jimmy Pollard
    Engineer: Peter Jago
    Recorded at 4AY Studios, Townsville, Qld., Australia.
  9. Lady of the Night
    Vocals, Bass, and Percussion Programming: Paul Summers/Sammarco
    Keyboards: Jimmy Pollard
    Guitar: Victor Purkiss
    Engineers: Jeff Sinclair & Ann-Marie Lynch
    Recorded at 4AY Studios, Townsville, Qld., Australia.
  10. Set You Free
    (Music: John Van Deusen & Paul Summers/Sammarco; Lyrics: Paul Summers)
    Lead Vocal: Paul Summers/Sammarco
    Background Vocals: Martin Hart, Des Anthony & Paul Summers/Sammarco
    Guitars: Martin Hart & Paul Summers/Sammarco
    Pedal Steel Guitar: Des Anthony
    Percussion: Mark McLean
    Engineer: Jeff Sinclair
    Recorded at North Australian Audio-Video, Townsville, Qld. and Suite 16 Studios, Brisbane, Qld. Australia; mixed at Suite 16 Studios.
  11. Summer’s Night
    Vocal, Guitar: Paul Summers/Sammarco
    Engineer: Steve Reynolds
    Recorded at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  12. Comin’ Home
    Vocals, Guitar, and Finger-Poppin’: Paul Summers/Sammarco
    Engineer: Peter Jago (NAAV) & Peter Stagg (Soundwest)
    Recorded at 4AY Production Studios, Townsville, Qld. and Soundwest Studios, Perth, WA, Australia; mixed at 4AY.
  13. Thanks for Being There
    Lead Vocal: Bobby Petrie
    Piano: Donna Sammarco
    Synthesizer: Larry Martin
    Soprano Sax: Roger Kimball
    Percussion: Steve Theriot
    Bass: Paul Summers/Sammarco
    Background Vocals: Lindsay Melancon & Paul Summers/Sammarco
    Engineer: Mark Hewitt
    Recorded and mixed at Sound Services, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

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