StreetcredMusic...This blog has followed a quote I heard many years ago..."Sometimes you must leap first, and build your wings on the way down". From nothing it has become a blog containing dozens of Indie artists. Follow me as I introduce you to them, from the place where they breed, New York City! ....and come with us as we document it on film!!

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StreetcredMusic: She Said~He Said. Jasmine Thompson~Joe Alterman. "You Are My Sunshine"

Music knows no gender..."You Are My Sunshine"
Another in my series She Said~He Said.

Jasmine Thompson
 Jasmine was born to a Chinese mother and English father and spent her childhood living in low-income housing. Her parents divorced early on because of her father’s alcoholism and Jasmine found herself facing the reality of a split home as a young kid, and Jasmine turned to music to get her through the hard times.

She Said: VIDEO: You Are My Sunshine

Jasmine Thompson
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Joe Alterman

Ramsey Lewis
The wonderful Joe Alterman, one of my favorite young pianists, came by for an afternoon visit this weekend between his shows at Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago. As you can see, we managed to play some music and have quite a few laughs!

He Said:  VIDEO "You Are My Sunshine"


"You Are My Sunshine" is a popular song written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell and first recorded in 1939. It has been declared one of the state songs of Louisiana because of its association with Davis, a country music singer and governor of the state in the years 1944–1948 and 1960–1964.
The song has been covered numerous times — so often, in fact, that it is "one of the most commercially programmed numbers in American popular music." The song, originally country music, has "virtually lost" its original country music identity, and represents both the national flowering of country music and its eventual absorption into the mainstream of American popular culture.

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StreetcredMusic: Mystery Guest December 13th, 2018

This week's mystery guest...

 Yula Beeri...
Frontwoman for, The eXtended Family, ReAl ZeRo, and Seasonal Beast.
Musician, bassist, keys, drums. Composer, writer.

  ...born Yuli Yael Be'eri, is an Israeli composed, musician, and performer. She has been performing music in New York City for the past ten years.

Yula is the founder of the music and arts collective Yula & The eXtended Family an ever-morphing poetic tribe based in Brooklyn. The group's members not only produce music but also theater, film, photography, painting, literature, and dance.

VIDEO~~Mouth Full Of Diamonds

Yula Beeri

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StreetcredMusic; Merry Christmas Moms, With Ivete Sangalo and Gloria Estefan

My favorite Christmas tunes?
This is more like my favorite mom vocalists doing Christmas tunes.

First Ivete Sangalo 
...Who gave birth to twins this year, and mother of three.
... Ivete Sangalo was born on May 27, 1972 in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil as Ivete Maria Dias de Sangalo. She is an actress, known for Gabriela (2012), Uga Uga (2000) and Crรด: O Filme (2013). She has been married to Daniel Cady since May 12, 2011. They have three children.

Enjoy this video:: Natal das Criancas (Children's Christmas)

Ivete sangalo web site


"Christmas Through Your Eyes" by Gloria Estefan is another wonderful Christmas tune written and sung by a mom. She expresses how children sometimes make we adults feel "like a kid again"

Enjoy this video of::Christmas Through Your eyes

Gloria Estefan
From #StreetcredMusic:::: Merry Christmas

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StreetcredMusic: "With Love" New Album From Greta Panettieri

Get your copy here:Order "With Love"
The latest album from Greta Panettieri "With Love" is now available.
The album is somewhat of a departure from the jazz, Brazilian rhythms that she masters so well.

Greta takes a look back at the 70s and 80s classic rock and pop tunes, along with some Italian standards, to deliver this easy listening work. I say it's long overdue. And it may be her best and most popular work.

Surrounded as always by some of the best musicians available today: Flavio Boltro, trumpet, Andrea Sammartino, piano/organ, Itaiguara Brandao, guitar, Rocky Salento, guitar/cello, Daniele Mencarelli, bass and Alessandro Paternesi, drums. The album has 11 tunes and runs 53 mins.

I love the selection of tunes. Greta has added her unique interpretations to some classics from a generation ago. A generation when all genre of music were available on radio, unlike today being force fed what the record companies decide you should hear.

Greta Website
Released 1977 by the Commodores, is given tender care by Greta. One of my favorite all time tunes, and I was stopped in my tracks by this wonderful arrangement.

"Against All Odds" Greta offers a smooth velvet touch to this 1985 Oscar nominated tune. A tune of farewell. She makes it completely understandable, in that sometimes you have to part. It's a mellow tribute by Greta to a universal experience, a breakup.

"Please Don't Go" A 1979 chart buster for KC and The Sunshine Band. Greta takes it upbeat as the tune was meant to be. Her range and ability to scat delights. Some great instrumentation here as well.

Additional tunes include: Goodbye Stranger, Never Can Say Goodbye. 
Greta also includes the Italian classics: Attimo Per Attimo, Anonimo Veneziano, Se Io FossiUn Angelo, La Voce Del Silenzio, Anima.....and Vivere. (video below)

.....please enjoy this video the smooth voice of Greta Panettieri and the trumpet 
work of Italy's Flavio Boltro 

HERE IS THE VIDEO, Enjoy::: Vivere (To Live) 

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StreetcredMusic, 8 Year Anniversary. Thank You All.

2018. WOW, an eight year run. Just a Thank You, to all the artists who have played a part in this wonderful run that, well, I had no idea what would happen when I created this in my living room, 8 years ago. It was a Saturday morning and I was looking for something to do.

Thanks to all who trusted me, coming from, well, out of the blue.



StreetcredMusic; Mystery Guest: October 15th, 2018

This week's mystery guest: 

Gabriella Zanchi:

Lyrical soprano, actress and singer of great personality and stage presence. For some years her talent has been placed in the major productions of Italian and international musical and musical theater, such as: Beauty and the Beast, Aladin the Musical, La Strada and Concha Bonita of Oscar winner Nicola Piovani.
Recently she made her debut in "Cosi fan Tutte" by Mozart in the eclectic role of Despina, on tour in the Netherlands. Director: Dirk Vermeulen, Direction: Antonio Petris.

Enjoy this VIDEO::Gabriella with a Classic

See our other Mystery Guests...HERE

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StreetcredMusic: Mystery Guest. September 25th, 2018

This week's mystery guestJessica Marciel

Her expanded career in recording, for Capitol Records at age 12. Cast member of Hair 1969, (Chrissy)  Well, here is just some of what she has done

Her Bio Here: Jessica Marciel Bio

 Here's a video from her studio: Jessica "To Sir With Love"

With Bobby Vinton

Induction to Las Vegas Rock Hall of Fame

Jessica, left as Chrissy in Hair 1969.
 Here is an extended video containing all of the above in detail...
      ...and bits about Charles Manson and Bill Cosby
       VIDEO: Jessica Marciel's Career

Jessica's vocal training:: Contact her HERE
See other Mystery Guests...HERE!

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StreetcredMusic: TBT~Funk, Then and Now. SOS Band and Tom Tom Club

Funk: a music genre that originated in African-American communities in the mid-1960s when African-American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues. Funk de-emphasizes melody and chord progressions used in other related genres and brings a strong rhythmic groove of a bass line played by an electric bassist and a drum part played by a drummer to the foreground. Like much of African-inspired music, funk typically consists of a complex groove with rhythm instruments playing interlocking grooves. Funk uses the same richly colored extended chords found in bebop jazz, such as minor chords with added sevenths and elevenths, or dominant seventh chords with altered ninths.

The S.O.S. Band, Atlanta, Ga 1977-1991 
Original lead vocal: Mary Davis

Video: Enjoy
S.O.S. Band "Just Be Good To Me"

....and today, 
Tom Tom Club: 
 ... is an American new wave band founded in 1981 by husband-and-wife team Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, both also known for being members of Talking Heads. Their best known hits include "Wordy Rappinghood", "Genius of Love", and a cover of The Drifters' "Under the Boardwalk", all released on their 1981 debut album Tom Tom Club.

Enjoy video:
Tom Tom Club "Genius of love" 

Tina Weymouth, Tom Tom Club

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