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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Wednesday

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
 Meet other: Mystery Guests HERE

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Saturday

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 Crô: 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)


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"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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Friday

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.
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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
"Easy"
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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Sunday

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.

😎😍😇❤✌


Monday

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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Tuesday

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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Thursday

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

Funk:

 ...is 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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Friday

StreetcredMusic: Mystery Guest, September 14th, 2018??

One of the most captivating artists you will ever see...
      Lara Bello

  
vocalist, artist, composer, dancer, writer, actress, ambassador of music for her homeland, Spain. PhD, activist for women. 

        enjoy this video....Beatles Classic "Michelle"

        Follow Lara:   On The Web HERE              
       
       Lara's Music:   Available HERE

       See other "mystery guests" HERE!


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Tuesday

StreetcredMusic: Tomoko Omura & The Post Bop Gypsies

Streetcred recently shot a music video with...
 Tomoko Omura & The Post Bop Gypsies
  The band is now touring, presenting their self titled album.

I met Tomoko about two years ago. While at a gig for Yula Beeri.
The album is a mix of standards by Charlie Parker, "Monk", Charlie Chaplin, Lionel Hampton...
and two of the tunes are Tomoko's compositions. Ten tunes is all.

Tomoko, violin. Alex Goodman, guitar & George DeLancey, bass
Please enjoy this just released video: "Relaxin' At Camarillo" (Charlie Parker)


 Tomoko Omura on Facebook HERE
upcoming dates for the band..Calendar HERE










Tomoko Omura on Twitter HERE

Monday

StreetcredMusic: Two Forthcoming Divas. North and South America. Ivete Sangalo, Mariah Carey.

Please enjoy two Divas who have inspired millions of other songstresses all over the world.

The have become household names in an industry that is full of rejection.

Their talents have no match, their voices and stage presents are second to none. 

Mariah Carey & Ivete Sangalo

 Here is Ivete at MSG: The largest crowd ever for a non English speaking performer:
    
 Video:: Ivete Sangalo "Easy"

                                 

 
"Easy Like Sunday Morning" 1977, The Commodores, Motown.
    Written by Lionel Richie
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Video, Here is Mariah with: "I'll Be There"



"I'll Be There" 1970, The Jackson 5, Motown.
   Written by: Berry Gordy, Bob West, 
      Willie Hutch & Hal Davis.


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Saturday

Preview.

 If my film makes one person feel they are not alone in their struggle to be seen in this world, it will have done all it needed to do.

Enjoy the film....
      StreetcredMusic, HERE


















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StreetcredMusic: Cat Women Videos


In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods: 
They have not forgotten this.

Cat woman video HERE 

Tracy Thorne
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Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.”

 Cat woman video HERE

Le Meow Gin Bourgeois


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Tuesday

StreetcredMusic: Why I Left New York City Part Vl


  So many of the creative and talented women friends I've gained through this blog, doing shows, making videos and a film, are now gone. Like in, they left NYC. In most cases priced out, by the cost of housing.

  I asked a few of them if they would like to write about it here.
Some do, and I will be posting their words. Some will post their name, others want to do it anonymously, here's the latest in the series...
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 Emily, is a friend of Streetcred for six years, 
...She came to NYC from Idaho in 2012

"Boy have I wanted to do this, how long, 4 years or so.

I want to focus on one area, being a performing musician in New York City.

It sucks. Unless you want to teach, work a day job, a service job, or as I did,

drive for Lyft. Any of the above kill your creative time and desire.


I'm greedy and wanted to earn some money performing, and step up to the next level.
Level: Living off my music alone.
I did, once I acquired a 'reliable' agent. Which required money from my pocket, which required more money coming in. So it was a war of attrition. Yes there were lots of jobs working for others, for a starvation fee.


So an all out war ensued. I lost, well, I retreated.
The enemy had too many weapons. Weather, transportation, parking, taxes,
competition, time, and corporate venues overwhelmed my emotional forces.

And, yes, I retreated. To of all places New Mexico. I was fighting a war on too many fronts.
Now, I was able to make a CD (coming at U soon)
I work for a music company, can pay my bills and still have lots of time to create for myself.

I don't miss NYC, I miss you, and a handful of others. I kept my AirTrain pass on my farewell flight from JFK.
I sleep with my windows and door open all year. I have a residency at two clubs, and write on my own scheduled.

The glitter if you will, of NYC, to me is just a reflection bouncing off the big companies and distribution moguls.
Rejection is their way of keeping control."

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Here is a link to Previous Op/Eds in this series

StreetcredMusic: The Most Beautiful Royal Women in the World, Queens.

I am lucky to be a friend of royalty. Queens, to be precise. 
Queens from different worlds.

The Queen from the land of milk and honey, the Queen Bee. 
Queen of TheHiveNYC Yula Beeri 



Video: An Oldie but Goody, from the Rock Opera "Yulix".
Produced by Yula at TheHiveNYC. The story of a fallen angel, who saves the world by spreading love and joy with her music.:  
   Video:: Enjoy, "Yulix"
 
Yula, Queen Bee of: The HiveNYC
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 Meet the Queen of R&B...HERE: Arika Kane

Meet the Queen of Image...HERE: Olga Kuraeva

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Saturday

StreetcredMusic; Introducing Adam Baker, Unfiltered



Maybe I'm an addict
No morals for me
Maybe I'm a psychopath
That you made me be

I crave for you
Down to my heels
Can't help but feel the gasp
Between my knees
My hands are petrified
From what I've put them through
In your absence I'm calling your name
Guess I’m an addicted, too,
Addicted to you. 


Video:"Polar Bear"


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 I can’t pretend I’m not disgusted
By the visions in my 
mind
You come and go and I keep touching
All 
the scars you left outside 
I can’t pretend 
I need protection
Wouldn’t matter if I’d try
You said 
you’d kill me if I’d leftYou
So why the fuck am I alive 


Video: "EPA"


                          
  

Music: And CDs Here
Facebook page: HERE   
Youtube Page: More Music








One of my very favorite artists. I love her compositions. Her stage presence. In addition to the amazing musical sounds, the visual is so very entertaining. She's wonderful....Pete Carma.
  

 
 

StreetcredMusic: Montreux Jazz Divas, Through The Years.

1987, Nina Simone (Eunice Waymon)

Video::"To Be Free"



Simone recorded more than 40 albums, mostly between 1958, when she made her debut with Little Girl Blue, and 1974. She had a hit in the United States in 1958 with "I Loves You, Porgy".
Simone's musical style fused gospel and pop with classical music, in particular Johann Sebastian Bach, and accompanied expressive, jazz-like singing in her contralto voice.

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2012, Cezara Lucia Vladescu

Video:
"Don't Think Act Blues"


 

Cezara-Lucia Vlădescu started her piano studies with her mother, also a pianist, Carmen Giorgiana Vlădescu. At the age of fourteen she was admitted under exceptional circumstances and with the
highest score at the Music Academy in Karlsruhe. 
Here she pursued her studies at the special division of ´Young Students` with Prof. Günter Reinhold. She completed her studies earning her Bachelor degree and Artist Diploma at the Music Academy in Karlsruhe (Germany) in the piano class of Prof. Dr. h.c. Fany Solter.
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  Nikki Yanofsky, 2012

Video: "I'd Rather Go Blind"

Nikki on FB



Nikki began her professional singing career by performing at the 2006 Montreal International Jazz Festival. Only 12 at the time, this performance made her the youngest performer ever to headline at the festival.

She has returned each year since, including a special outdoor performance for the festival's 30th Anniversary in 2009 and a performance with l'Orchestre Métropolitain in 2011.


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Sunday

StreetcredMusic; Why I Left New York City. Part V

  So many of the creative and talented women friends I've gained through this blog, doing shows, making videos and a film, are now gone. Like in, they left NYC. In most cases priced out, by the cost of housing.

  I asked a few of them if they would like to write about it here.
Some do, and I will be posting their words. Some will post their name, others want to do it anonymously, here's the latest in the series...

Elle:
 How many times have we talked about this Pete? OK, here goes.
 Unless you have a trust fund, being in New York in your 20s can feel more like surviving than living.


...Yes to free/cheap theatre! also great ethnic food. If you take housing out of the equation, NYC can actually be really affordable, and even more interesting than the full-priced variety.

When I arrived from Canada, nothing was irrevocable; everything was within reach. Just around every corner lay something curious and interesting, something I had never before seen or done or known about. I could go to a party and meet someone who called himself Mr. Emotional Appeal and ran The Emotional Appeal Institute or Tina Onassis Blandford or a Florida cracker who was then a regular on what they called the Big C.


In fact it was difficult in the extreme for me to understand those young women for whom New York was not simply an ephemeral Estoril but a real place, girls who bought toasters and installed new cabinets in their apartments and committed themselves to some reasonable furniture. I never bought any furniture in New York. For a year or so I lived in other people’s apartments;
Yeah, I played all the venues that don't pay artists. I was a fool. That's one of your pet peeves, and a great one to pass on, cuz it only delays the inevitable.
So, the cost of rent wore me out. A centrally located apartment, ground level one subway stop from Grand Central, if you didn't mind the smell of the trash cans in Summer...went from $1700 a month to $2300 a month in 2 years. Bye Bye. So I'm off to Montreal (Oh, did I mention Health Care) and I'll soon be able to get 100 bucks when I perform.  
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Elle, is a woman who became a friend of mine after we met at a Keren Botoro show on the upper west side. She left NYC, August 2018. 
See the other articles in this series:: HERE!

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