Friday, February 8, 2008

Joe Raposo, songwriter

Joseph Guilherme Raposo Jr., OIH (February 8, 1937 – February 5, 1989), right, was an American composer, pianist, television writer and lyricist, best known for his work on the children's television series Sesame Street. Joe Raposo's sonic trademark was his authentic live replication of the tonal quality and exact playback cadence of the 20th-century self-operating player piano when composing for and performing on a grand, baby grand or upright piano. He appears to have specifically tuned his Children's Television Workshop pianos not only to blatantly mimic the player piano in its antique tonality, but to achieve and then maintain what became a signature ragtime tack or "saloon" piano sound by them.

"There Used to Be a Ballpark"
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Words and Music by Joe Raposo

"Everybody Wash"
Performed by Ernie (Jim Henson) & Bert (Frank Oz)
Words and Music by Joe Raposo

"Batty Bat"
Performed by Count von Count (Jerry Nelson)
Words and Music by Joe Raposo

"Three's Company"
Performed by Ray Charles & Julia Rinker
Words and Music by Joe Raposo

"Bein' Green"
Performed by Ray Charles
Words and Music by Joe Raposo


At February 9, 2008 at 9:07 AM , Blogger Fantômas said...

Bajate toda la discografía de Dylan acá.



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