Sembello has recorded his vocals in six languages. The album consists of American pop songs given new arrangements with a strong Brazilian influence. Born in Philadelphia duringSembello got his start as part of Stevie Wonder's band Sunny 2005 (Video Edit) - Bob Sonic Feat. Mary M - Sunny 2005 (CD) the early '70s, later doing session work for the likes of Sergio Mendes, the Jackson 5, Stephen Bishop, Randy Crawford, and David Sanborn, among others.
But it was the soundtrack to the aforementioned movie Flashdance that brought Sembello his greatest acclaim, as the album has since gone on to be certified six times platinum. Sembello's solo albums have included such titles as 's Bossa Nova Hotel which also included "Maniac"'s Without Walls, 's Caravan of Dreams, and 's Backwards in Time, while he also found the time to launch a jazz outfit, the Bridge, in the late '90s having issued a lone, self-titled debut.
He went on to perform with many American pop, rock and jazz musicians and participated in thousands of albums, with DownBeat jazz magazine naming Sunny 2005 (Video Edit) - Bob Sonic Feat. Mary M - Sunny 2005 (CD) "one of the most talented percussionists of our time. He has also toured with Diana Krall.
He plays over instruments professionally, and has worked in a variety of music genres including Brazilian, blues, Christian, country, disco, gospel, hip hop, jazz, Latin, pop, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, and world music.
He became one of the most internationally-known percussionist to emerge from the Samba Schools of Brazil Escola de Samba. His association with these groups offered him the opportunity to participate in music festivals around the world, Sunny 2005 (Video Edit) - Bob Sonic Feat. Mary M - Sunny 2005 (CD), in a troupe led by Jorge Goulart and Nora Ney. He took to it naturally, with little instruction.
When he was fourteen, the school band teacher gave him a book that taught him some of the basics. Buddy Rich was his favorite drummer until he heard the album Ego by Tony Williams, an event that changed his life. He joined a brief tour organized by Al Kooper, then worked in California on an album by Christopher Morris, which Kooper was producing.
Although he returned to Boston, he was drawn back to California by friends and his experience recording. He took the bus from Sunny 2005 (Video Edit) - Bob Sonic Feat.
Mary M - Sunny 2005 (CD) to Los Angeles during the blizzard of After performing in jazz clubs, he won the audition to play drums for Frank Zappa. Opportunities arose with saxophonist Tom Scott and bassist Larry Klein, who invited Colaiuta to play on a record by his then-girlfriend, Joni Mitchell. When Klein and Mitchell got married, Colaiuta was the best man at their wedding. During the s, he toured with Mitchell. By the end of the s he was living the busy life of a studio musician, recording albums, doing TV and film work during the day, and playing clubs at night.
These include ten awards in the "Best Overall" category. It has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best selling albums of all time.
The film's three singles feature on the album. Two of these singles, "Flashdance Billboard Hot The track "Romeo" by Donna Summer was released as a promo video to MTV prior to the film's release, composed only of outtakes from the film. However, the song was not released to radio as Summer was on the verge of releasing her album She Works Hard for the Money, and the title track was already becoming a major hit.
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