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Burt Conrad

Take My Hand

Webster’s Dictionary defines artist as “one skilled or versed in learned art”. A better definition would be Grammy Award Winner Burt Conrad

 

* Age 8, sings with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

* Age 13, The Four Seasons record Burt Conrad’s soul band Mocha in their Vantone Studios, Burt plays guitar, drums, sings and composes 4 songs

* Age 15, Burt Conrad’s band Mocha tours throughout New York, New Jersey metropolitan area

* Age 18, becomes assistant recording engineer at famed Record Plant Studios, NYC assisting on John Lennon’s Imagine and Mind Games, Lou Reed’s Berlin, Aerosmith’s Get Your Wings, Don Mclean’s Playing Favorites, Alice Cooper’s Schools Out, Manu Dibango’s Soul Makossa, Burt records and produces his rock band Skate

* Age 21, receives Grammy for engineering Paul Simon’s Still Crazy After All These Years, Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters records Burt’s composition “I will Understand”, R&B legend Z.Z. Hill records Burt’s songs “Let’s Have A Party” and “I Will Understand” with Burt playing guitar

* Age 21-24 engineered and mixed Liza Minelli’s The Act, Phoebe Snow’s Against The Grain, Herbie Mann’s Superman, Jonathan Cain’s Windy City Breakdown, Stanky Brown’s Stanky Brown, recorded Billy Joel’s The Stranger, Rod Stewart’s Atlantic Crossing, Stephanie Mill’s For The First Time, Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees, Barbara Streisand’s A Star Is Born, Art Garfunkel’s Breakaway, Lara St. Paul’s Like Love, Syreeta Wright’s One To One, John Ferrara’s Withering Heights, Horace Silver’s Silver N’Brass, Dave Sanborn’s Taking Off, Les Dudeck’s Les Dudeck, Lonnie Liston Smith’s Gotcha, cast albums Chicago and The Wiz and movie soundtracks Car Wash, Marathon Man and Stepford Wives

* Age 24, receives Platinum record for engineering Chic’s multi-platinum record “C’est Chic”, engineered Sister Sledge’s We Are Family, John Ferrara’s Withering Heights, engineered and mixed Herbie Mann’s Superman and Jon Hassell’s Earthquake Island

* Age 24, produces Disco classic “Love Insurance” by Front Page, produces, engineers, composes, arranges, plays guitar and keyboards on club records Coco Du Jour’s “Love Me Tonight” and “Dancin In The Darkness”, Pete Taylor’s “It’s No Secret”, “Anytime”, “Don’t Forget To Remember” and “One More Heartache”, John Gate’s “I Will Be There” and “Alone At Last”, Connie Cheathum’s (New York Community Choir) “It Can Happen to You, It Can Happen to Me”, “Right Between Your Eyes” and “Save A Place In your Heart”, Kevin Owen’s (Luther Vandross) “Give Me Your Love”, “Bring Out The Best In Me”, “If I Could” and “Who Are You”, Michael Gray’s (Fat Albert) “How Do You Know This It’s Love”, “Ask Yourself Why”, “Enough Is Enough” and “It’s all Lies”

* Age 25, forms Sea Bright Records, Inc. and makes a distribution deal with Profile Records releasing dance classics “How Many Hearts” by Evelyn Thomas, Quest for Life’s “Baby Don’t Stop Me”, Chubby Checker’s “Read You Like A Book” and Private Sector’s “Finder’s Keeper’s” and “We All Serve Time”

* Age 27-40, builds Toad Hill Recording Studios and engineers and produces John Kruth’s CDs Last Year Was A Great Year and Everywhere You’ve Never Been, engineers, produces and plays guitar on Stormin Norman and Steel Breeze’s CD House Special, produces, engineers and develops artists Jonathan Grove, Wulenze, Mark MacDonald, Joel Katz and Jodilyn

* Age 49-51, forms and leads Burt Conrad All Stars, members including the world’s most recorded drummer, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Pete Cummings (Michael Hills Blues Mob), E.J. “The Professor” Sharpe (Michael Hills Blues Mob), Jeff Levine (Joe Cocker) and Nelson Rodriguez (Ray Serrano Latin Orchestra), tours throughout the US leading the Burt Conrad All Stars singing, playing guitar and keyboards, engineers, produces, arranges, sings, plays guitar and keyboards including synthesizers on Burt Conrad All Stars CDs A Soulful Journey and Forward Looking Backwards, releases music video “Do I”

* Age 52, releases first solo CD Home At Last containing 13 original Burt Conrad compositions, produces, engineers, arranges, sings, plays guitar and keyboards with the rhythm section provided by the Burt Conrad All Stars

* Age 53, forms Burt Conrad’s Latin Explosion playing Burt Conrad compositions in Latin grooves, tours throughout the NY metropolitan area, produces, engineers, arranges, sings and plays guitar on EP “It’s A Sure thing”, enlists Latin music’s greatest arranger Angel Fernandez (Marc Anthony and David Byrne trumpet player and musical director) and Latin music child prodigy keyboardist Ricky Gonzalez as horn arrangers, releases music video “It’s A Sure Thing”

* Age 54, produces, arranges, engineers, composes, sings, plays guitar, keyboards and percussion on Burt Conrad Gospel CD Reaching Out To You assisted by the Burt Conrad All Stars and the Mount Olive Baptist Church Choir

* Age 55, co-produces, engineers, arranges and sings with production, arranging and engineering assisted by Latin greats Angel Fernandez and Ricky Gonzalez Latin pre-release EP Para Siempre Contigo – Forever With You containing 2 original Burt Conrad compositions with Burt singing in English on the merengue dance hit “Take My Hand” and in Spanish on his self-penned “Para Siempre Contigo”, also included on the EP are renditions of the Latin classics “Es Mi Nina Bonita” and “Como Nunca Nadie” with Burt singing in Spanish on both tunes, musical accompaniment is provided by Latin music’s finest musicians including Ruben Rodriquez on bass, George DelGado on percussion, trumpets by Angel Fernandez and Nelson “Gazo” Jamie, trombones by Ozzie Melendez and keyboards by Ricky Gonzalez, releases music video “Para Siempre Contigo – Forever With You” and “Take My Hand”

* Age 55, Burt, Angel Fernandez, Ricky Gonzalez and the rest of the great Latin musicians are in the recording studio completing the CD Para Siempre Contigo – Forever With You. It’s very hot!

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