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John Altenburgh

Home: Mosinee, Wisconsin US

For 30 years, Wisconsin musician, composer, and producer John Altenburgh has been creating memorable songs in the Jazz, Blues, RnB, Classical, and Rock genres. Three of his albums have charted on the Billboard Jazz charts, and he's been featured on NBC’s Poker After Dark, Comedy Central, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and many more. Playing frequently live and on national syndicated Blues programs, John has been heard on Blues Deluxe, At The Crossroads, and Dan Aykroyd’s House of Blues. He has also produced albums for numerous Jazz artists, including Mike Metheny.

John Altenburgh is also leader of the band Johnny & The MoTones, and three of their albums have appeared high on Billboard's Blues charts. During 2011, their recent album, Nothin’ To Lose, has been featured on several syndicated Blues shows. John's commercial clients include Ski Doo Snowmobiles, US Cellular and JI Case.

John runs his own record label, Altenburgh Records, and has written and performed the theme song for Wisconsin Public Radio’s Route 51. Over his illustrious career, John has recorded and produced many albums, including 9 with the John Altenburgh Ensemble, and three with Johnny & The MoTones. His most recent release charted for several weeks on the World Blues Chart in 2011. In addition to producing albums for Mike Metheny, John's production talents can also be heard on albums by Rebecca Paris, Melvin Rhyne, John Greiner, and numerous others.

Altenburgh is also a music historian and has on loan, antique recording devices to the legendary Sun Studio museum as well as their recording studio. In addition, he has archived and produced recordings of the history of Wisconsin Rock Music and has been head of collections for museum exhibits

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SOUL'S ON FIRE   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2006
John Altenburgh A medium tempo gospel flavored song about a burning desire to change one's life. My soul's on fire is a statement of redemption and a cry from the "road" remembering a different time and a plea to those around to just "keep it light." Male Vocals, RnB Music, Southern Soul
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Preview Track Full Track 461707 5:01 Med Slow

NOT FORGOTTEN   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1996
John Altenburgh Upbeat instrumental contemporary jazz piece. Strong beat and powerful saxophone. The song is in 3 parts, basic melody with a hook line intro followed by a slower bridge, followed by a very aggressive solo section. Would be a good choice for anything from a stroll down the sidewalk to a chase scene, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Jazz Fusion
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Preview Track Full Track 464115 6:20 Med Fast

WISH YOU WERE YOUNG AGAIN   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2010
John Altenburgh A heartfelt song about an inspirational person (male or female) growing old. Sung in the first person, the singer asks the question "Can you do it again" wishing the person could turn back time and give us hope again, one more round of greatness. parents, grandparents, teachers, sports heroes etc. Male Vocals, Pop Music, Pop Ballad
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Preview Track Full Track 461622 5:02 Med Slow

AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR!   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1995
John Altenburgh A heartfelt contemporary jazz ballad that stirs emotion and sets a reflective mood for anywhere from lost love, to remembering your childhood or an old friend. The muted trumpet, along with the distinctive drum groove, gives it a contemporary urban feel. Beautiful melody. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Nu Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 461975 5:19 Med Slow

SEVEN SUMMER NIGHTS   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1996
John Altenburgh Medium tempo Urban Jazz. Muted trumpet and hip hop beat gives this song a big city feel. Walking down the Avenue, sulty, romantic. Excellent Theme song music. Rainy nights, warm Summer air, city lights. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Nu Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 461892 6:31 Slow

CRAZY PEOPLE   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2010
John Altenburgh A med. tempo song about being surrounded by "Crazy People." No matter where you go, where you sleep, they are all around you. When you are at the crossroads of life, don't listen to the (crazy people) about what to do. Follow your own path and, if you make mistakes, at least they are your own! Male Vocals, RnB Music, Contemporary RnB
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Preview Track Full Track 461627 5:40 Med Slow

BLUES NEWS   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2010
John Altenburgh A medium tempo piano blues trio piece. Good for just about anything. A classic 12 bar blues with a bright bouncy feel to it with good piano riffs. Instrumental, Blues Music, Jump/Piano Blues
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Preview Track Full Track 467477 2:19 Medium

KEELERVILLE   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1996
John Altenburgh A contemporary jazz song that switches from melancholy to uptempo, dramatic and aggressive rhythms with plenty of burning solos. A slower bridge that creates tension to a driving solo section. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Nu Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 464117 6:42 Med Fast

BABY DON'T JUMP   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2010
John Altenburgh An up tempo song about a hot girl with long legs who can dance/jump so hard. Sexy, the hottest thing in the club. Everybody wants her, no one can have but me, and I can't keep up with her! Swingin' jump blues/jazz with hot solos. Male Vocals, Blues Music, Jump Blues
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Preview Track Full Track 461638 3:31 Very Fast

USE THE STEPS   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2006
John Altenburgh Uptempo jazzy/blues instrumental. Bright, bouncy, with a driving beat. Perfect for creating an image of determination and hope. Saxophone driven with a gritty guitar section in the middle. Confidence, determination and moving forward. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Jazz Rock
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Preview Track Full Track 461870 4:48 Fast

GET THE FUNK   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1994
John Altenburgh Medium tempo instrumental funky jazz song. The song is segmented into two parts. The "A" section identified by the funky wah wah pedal of the guitar followed by a more straight back beat rock feel. Solos by guitar, organ and muted trumpet. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Nu Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 469392 4:49 Fast

THE LAST DAYS OF MR. KEEGAN   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1994
John Altenburgh This slower composition combines a non-standard form of rhythm with dark, mysterious sounds and delivers an ominous setting. The middle section breaks away to a more melodic standard form providing a false sense of security as it suddenly moves back to the dark side. Suspense, mystery unease, Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Dangerous Music
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Preview Track Full Track 464167 5:36 Med Slow

CUDA   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2006
John Altenburgh Uptempo, Instrumental featuring piano. Upbeat canjun style blues. Great for any kind of Mardi Gras or New Orleans themed project. Also features solos by harmonica, saxophone and slide guitar. Instrumental, Blues Music, Delta Blues
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Preview Track Full Track 461706 4:31 Fast

COASTIN' HOME   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1990
John Altenburgh A bluesy R&B tune in the style of the old Saturday Night Live theme. Perfect for closing credits. Saxophone and guitar drive this gospel type blues in three/four time. Emotional and driving, sentimental and emotional. Romantic drama, slow dancing, urban nights in big cities. A bit lonely and bluesy. Instrumental, RnB Music, Chicago Soul
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Preview Track Full Track 464230 4:58 Med Slow

THREE-ONE   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1994
John Altenburgh Medium tempo instrumental jazz tune with a rock beat. The song features bright saxophone to set an up-lifting mood. The bridge provides a slower feel and creates tension to the solo sections which kicks into a feverish full production of instruments. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Jazz Rock
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Preview Track Full Track 464161 5:07 Med Slow

NO BETTER DAYS THAN THESE   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1994
John Altenburgh A light contemporary jazz song with a latin beat. Hope, good will, sentimental, love and comfort are just some of the emotions produced. Middle solo piano section does create a little tension but quickly comes back to the care-free feel to the song. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Orchestral Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 464162 5:23 Med Fast

WISH YOU WERE YOUNG AGAIN (ALTERNATE)   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2010
John Altenburgh The scaled down version (piano & vocal & strings) of the heartfelt song about an inspirational person (male or female) growing old. Sung in the first person, the singer asks the question "Can you do it again" wishing the person could turn back time and give us hope again, one more round of greatness, Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Lounge Jazz Vocals
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Preview Track Full Track 469314 3:54 Slow

TIME FLIES   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1988
John Altenburgh Times Flies is a song about the singer's observations of life. Confusion about what he thinks he sees and what's in fact, reality. A song of hope and also disappointment and the paradox of life in general. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Soft Rock
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Preview Track Full Track 469324 2:49 Fast

1960   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1991
John Altenburgh Uptempo traditional jazz selection featuring saxophone and vibraphone. Good where the traditional small group jazz sound would be appropriate. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Cool Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 464214 5:26 Medium

MAIN STREET '38   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1994
John Altenburgh Whimsical up-tempo jazz waltz. Creates a sense of hope, happiness, contentment and satisfaction. Saxophone and piano solos are bright and clear. Would be good displaying family and home themes. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Nu Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 464163 3:55 Very Fast

COLD STORAGE BLUES   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1992
John Altenburgh A gritty Organ and drums duet. A classic 1940s, 50s & 60s sound. Right out of the Mel Rhyne (Wes Montgomery Trio) organ sound bag. Mel actually set the stops of the organ up for me before I recorded it. Although my playing would never be confused with the legendary jazz organist, the tone is classic, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Swing Ensembles
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Preview Track Full Track 469995 3:45 Medium

JIM AND ELLY'S SUMMER VACATION   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1991
John Altenburgh A New Orleans style song with piano and drums. A whimsical, fun, celebratory mood. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Dixieland
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Preview Track Full Track 464228 2:44 Very Fast

ANOTHER GRAY MORNING   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1977
John Altenburgh A Pop ballad similar to "Lately Days." A sleepy, heartfelt, emotional song about life's struggles and the hope of singing a simple song..."I won't have it that way." Sentimental, questioning life, nostalgic, sweet and moody. Uplifting hopeful and elegant. Loving caring and stirring entertainment, Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Lounge Jazz Vocals
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Preview Track Full Track 469323 2:31 Very Slow

FALLS CITY   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1996
John Altenburgh Latin jazz song with various rhythmic changes to the beat. The minor key used gives the listener a mysterious feel, but has moments of uplifting thoughts when arriving at the bridge of the song. May be a good fit for a "searching for someone" in a spy or detective scene. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 464159 4:45 Fast

LIGHT ON IN THE WINDOW   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1988
John Altenburgh Medium slow rock ballad about someone who leaves a light on to signify they are waiting for another to return. Alone and getting older, she waits and waits. realizing she made mistakes but still has hope that the person she is waiting for will return. It never happens and she eventually passes on. Male Vocals, Pop Music, Alternative Pop
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Preview Track Full Track 469334 3:27 Med Fast

SUMMER   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1992
John Altenburgh A very moody piece that can create a backdrop from anything from love to remembrance. Piano, percussion backed by strings and layered sounds. A creation of fantasy and dreams. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Ethereal Music
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Preview Track Full Track 464238 3:36 Very Slow

LAST TIME I SAW CHICAGO   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1994
John Altenburgh A jazz ballad about lost love in the City of Chicago. Remembering the last time the singer was in that city and the heartbreak that ensued. Very emotional with piano, orchestra and percussion. Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Lounge Jazz Vocals
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Preview Track Full Track 464168 4:47 Mixed

HITCHED TO MY STAR   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1994
John Altenburgh Slow rock ballad that sings about a lover that had to have him, and was deceived in the process. An aspiring singer who's new found love threatens to destroy the free spirit of the singer by his lover crushing his spirit with lies, deceit and demands. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Soft Rock
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Preview Track Full Track 467532 5:09 Slow

GENERATIONS   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1991
John Altenburgh Jazzy latin rock song. Featuring the tenor saxophone. This medium tempo is bright and energetic. The mood set is one of determination and moving forward. The second section of the song is a little darker but quickly comes back to opening them. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Jazz Fusion
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Preview Track Full Track 469996 5:35 Med Fast

BIG ORANGE FACE IN THE SKY   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2003
John Altenburgh One of two versions of this song (Orange Face.) This song is basically in two parts, the first a slower more reflective feel. It transitions to a more uptempo rockish feel. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 470754 4:50 Medium

IT'S ONLY A RENTAL   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1994
John Altenburgh Up-Tempo jazz tune with a rock beat. Strong solos by guitar, piano and saxophone. Hard driving, strong and forceful. Complete with full horn section. Would be good for sports, dramatic and powerful. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Jazz Rock
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Preview Track Full Track 464165 4:44 Medium

SONANDO (ALTERNATE VERSION)   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1989
John Altenburgh Up-Tempo contemporary jazz with saxophone and synthesizer solos. Kind of space age sounding. A slower short bridge serves to rev up remainder of the song. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Jazz Fusion
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Preview Track Full Track 469801 4:22 Fast

BIG ORANGE FACE (REPRISE)   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2003
John Altenburgh Latin guitar duet. This slower/medium tempo song creates images of emotional subjects... love, regret, missing someone, sorrow or perhaps melancholy remembrance's and love. Instrumental, Latin Music, Flamenco
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Preview Track Full Track 467511 2:14 Medium

NO COMPENSATION   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1993
John Altenburgh An medium uptempo jazz latin instrumental. Uplifting and energetic. The Middle section brings the feel to a more reflective, dark type of listening atmosphere. It comes back to the general theme with plenty of solos and instrumentation's along the way. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 464239 4:28 Medium

EXPENSIVE DELANO   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2003
John Altenburgh Medium slow Latin jazz instrumental song featuring classical guitar, soprano saxophone, upright bass and percussion. Strolling through an inner city, late night at the beach. A little bit darker in flavor with it's minor chords and lazy tempo. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 467507 4:39 Medium

SUMMER SWEAT   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2003
John Altenburgh An uptempo Latin Jazz piece and electric classical guitar. Plenty of percussion and creates the feel of a 1950's Cuban club. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 470756 3:38 Medium

GJ   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1991
John Altenburgh Traditional jazz song written in the style of the small jazz combo groups of the 1950's. Imagine an old smokey night club in the inner city. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Bebop
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Preview Track Full Track 469994 4:11 Fast

SPACE & TIME   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1988
John Altenburgh A dark, sinister avant-garde piece that uses all kinds of synthesized musical sounds to create an ominous feel. Would be great to create thrilling, looking over your shoulder type scenes. The main part is a floating collection of sounds for suspense. The last part with heavy drums for chase effect, Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Dark Music
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Preview Track Full Track 467513 3:14 Medium

ONE EVENING LONG AGO   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1993
John Altenburgh This song has numerous sections. The first, a melodic, slow vocal interlude transforming into a jazz combo with vocals. The middle sections feature a vocal chorus then to a big band instrumental. A swinging tune about sailors going to sea... one evening long ago. Wrote this song from a wartime photo, Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Swing | Big Band
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Preview Track Full Track 470313 4:22 Med Fast

PETE THE PONTIAC   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1992
John Altenburgh Jazz in 6/8 time featuring the sounds of the Electronic Wind Instrument EWI. A somewhat haunting, irregular sound that creates a special mood of intensity. Also features a piano solo and a "trading of fours" between the EWI, drums and eventually the bass and piano. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Nu Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 464217 5:27 Very Fast

SIMMER DOWN   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1994
John Altenburgh Instrumental jazz/blues with strong back beat. Horn section to give it some sophistication and driving solos by guitar, piano and saxphone Good crusin music,, Instrumental, Blues Music, Modern Electric Blues
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Preview Track Full Track 461910 5:42 Med Fast

HERKIMER COUNTY   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1991
John Altenburgh Medium tempo jazz with swing beat. Saxophone quartet with upright bass, piano and drums. Some scat type singing following melody for a little different flavor. A feel good, light-hearted piece. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Cool Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 464237 5:28 Very Fast

FEEL IT   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1988
John Altenburgh A medium slow rock song with esoteric lyrics off the beaten path about a lonely person who wants to know, "Why didn't anyone ever tell me." A song of dispair, loneliness, a comentary of what the singer has witnessed in his life. Plenty of symbolism and double meanings. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Art Rock
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Preview Track Full Track 467529 2:53 Slow

SORRY, CAN'T WAIT   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1994
John Altenburgh Uptempo jazz waltz. Bright, sophisticated track with horn section, saxophone, vibraphone and piano backed by drums, upright bass. A contemporary jazz feel. Solos by organ, saxophone and bass. A lively song suited for hope, high spirits, traveling, exploring. A feel good song with big finish. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Nu Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 464160 5:35 Fast

KEEPIN' ALIVE   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1999
John Altenburgh Medium tempo rock song about going through the years. Starts in the 60's and works up to the present. Remembering various events through the singers' life. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Roots Rock
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Preview Track Full Track 469800 3:24 Med Slow

LAZY JANE   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1995
John Altenburgh A song about the fictitious Lazy Jane. This medium tempo country song asks the question, "Can you tell us where he is my dear?" In response to her lack of caring and doing. "You told us you care!" The life of times of the little gold-digger, Jane. Male Vocals, Country Music, Country Rock
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Preview Track Full Track 467534 3:37 Med Slow

SEE MY BREATH   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1992
John Altenburgh Up tempo jazz vocal with horns and vocal ensemble. See My Breath is a song about being so cold..."I can see my breath!" Great for any kind of Winter scene where snow and cold are dominant. Plenty of instrumental solos in the middle for musical interludes and segways. Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Swing Ensembles
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Preview Track Full Track 469992 3:59 Medium

FRAN'S BACK!   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1991
John Altenburgh A melancholy, traditional jazz piece. It features a happy-go-lucky feel with saxophone, piano, bass and drums. Lush urban vibe, late night club scene, new romance. Elegant chic 1960s 1970s entertainment, floor show, country club dance. Candlelight dinner, slow dancing. Sweet flirty and fun. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Lounge Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 464219 4:58 Medium

OCEAN BLVD.   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2003
John Altenburgh Light Latin flavored instrumental. The sound of a classical guitar mixed with various percussion instruments, bass and tenor sax. Imagine a tropical setting or perhaps something you may hear in a back club in South Beach. A 1950's to 60's small group latin/jazz combo sound. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 467482 3:47 Med Slow

DINING WITH MRS. BLAIR   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1995
John Altenburgh A jazz waltz featuring trumpet back by a jazz quartet and orchestra. The song opens with a haunting, love lost type of feel. Dramatic, yet charming. It moves to standard jazz waltz and finishes with full orchestra. Moving and inspirational! Love, romance and sentimental over-tones. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Nu Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 464118 6:29 Medium

DOWN ON THE AVENUE   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1986
John Altenburgh Bluesy slower swing type song. A down and outer feels the pain of lost love. She faded away as he did nothing to stop it. Piano and raw saxophone are the featured solo instruments. Very visual lyric content about city scenes. Urban scenes, guy sad over lost romance, now alone and lonely. Sentimental, Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Lounge Jazz Vocals
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Preview Track Full Track 469998 5:42 Slow

LATELY DAYS   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1978
John Altenburgh A slow sentimental ballad with piano, strings and male vocal. A melancholy song remembering a past place, a friend and/or lover. Perhaps it is a dream...."was I just dreaming?" A song about past loss and hope for the future... "It's going to be alright." Male Vocals, Pop Music, Soft Pop
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Preview Track Full Track 467564 2:59 Slow

SECRET FEAR (ALTERNATE)   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1993
John Altenburgh The 2nd of 2 versions of this song. This version features light guitars, rhythm and solos to give it a lighter edge. One man's quest for individuality and to beat status quo! Even though he has a secret fear of doing this, he prays for help and travels onward in-spite of those in his way. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Soft Rock
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Preview Track Full Track 467526 3:50 Med Fast

THE FINAL SONG   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1994
John Altenburgh This sentimental orchestral piece was written to invoke the reflective nature of people as they remember their youth or at the very least, a better time. As the title suggests, it could be one's final thoughts as they reflect upon their life. Instrumental, Classical Music, 20th Century
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Preview Track Full Track 464182 3:17 Slow

THE '66 SUPER 90 BLUES   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1991
John Altenburgh A piano jazz trio piece with a New Orleans flavor. Great for any Mardi Gras, Carnival type scenes. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Swing | Stride
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Preview Track Full Track 464184 2:53 Medium

RETURN TO THE CASBAH   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1996
John Altenburgh Jazzy groove with a twist of an East Indian flavor. Plenty of rhythmic changes and following melodies. A song of adventure, searching, traveling, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Nu Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 461899 6:54 Med Fast

SILHOUETTE   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2003
John Altenburgh A Latin Jazz tune featuring classical guitar and piano as the featured soloist. Plenty of percussion. A bright, uplifting feel as the song works it's a way through the various sections with good solos and solid authentic Latin beats. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 470752 2:56 Med Slow

SECRET FEAR   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1993
John Altenburgh The 1st of 2 versions of this song. This version features heavy guitar, rhythm and solos to give it a harder edge. One man's quest for individuality and to beat status quo! Even though he has a secret fear of doing this, he prays for help and travels onward in-spite of those in his way. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Melodic Rock
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Preview Track Full Track 467516 3:52 Slow

SEIZE THE MOMENT   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1991
John Altenburgh Dramatic, contemplative, dark and mysterious. Evolves from the opening of church bells to orchestral harmonies complementing the piano. Mysterious moody and bittersweet. Romantic drama, betrayal, left at the altar, side-tracked, flashbacks. Composition comes full circle as the opening theme returns. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Contemplative Music
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Preview Track Full Track 469993 3:32 Slow

THE CHRISTMAS STORY   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1997
John Altenburgh An uptempo, jazzy tune straight from the jazz meets poet of the 1960's. Lyrics have an edge, with touch of sarcasm but yet the ending meaning... amazing grace, is fittingly the Christmas message. Male Vocals, Christmas Music, Christmas Jazz Vocals
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Preview Track Full Track 464280 2:46 Medium

LONELY CHRISTMAS   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1997
John Altenburgh A medium tempo bluesy Christmas song about being lonely at Christmas. A little tongue 'n cheek with some humorous lyrics. Male Vocals, Christmas Music, Christmas RnB Vocals
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Preview Track Full Track 464240 3:09 Slow

AMAZING GRACE   (by John Altenburgh )
John Altenburgh The traditional standard, Amazing Grace done with a jazz quartet, gospel style. Instrumental solos from organ and trumpet, Male Vocals, Christmas Music, Christmas Jazz Vocals
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Preview Track Full Track 470328 4:04 Very Slow

GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN   (by John Altenburgh )
John Altenburgh The traditional classic, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, done in a funky Rhythm & Blues way. Uptempo with a beat that makes this very much a nontraditional way to perform it. Male Vocals, Christmas Music, Christmas RnB Vocals
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Preview Track Full Track 470327 3:12 Med Fast

SILENT NIGHT   (by John Altenburgh )
John Altenburgh The tradition, classic Silent night, recorded in a non traditional bluesy gospel way. Piano and vocal with alternate harmonic structure gives it a nostalgic feel. Male Vocals, Christmas Music, Christmas Vocals
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Preview Track Full Track 470324 3:13 Slow

AWAY IN A MANGER   (by John Altenburgh )
John Altenburgh The Christmas classic starts off with piano and drums with a standard opening that is melancholy and true to the basic principle of the song. However, don't be fooled, I just couldn't let it go like that! It transforms into a boogie woogie piano piece. Perfect for closing credits. Instrumental, Christmas Music, Christmas Piano
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Preview Track Full Track 470745 2:01 Med Fast

THE FIRST NOEL   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2011
John Altenburgh The First Noel is a Christmas classic! Done here in a slower, heartfelt, emotional way. A smaller combo compliments a small chorus of voices in a call and answer type arrangement. Male Vocals, Christmas Music, Christmas Vocals
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Preview Track Full Track 470362 3:30 Med Slow

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS   (by John Altenburgh )
John Altenburgh The classic Christmas Carol, We wish you a merry Christmas has been around forever. Countless renditions of this song have been done by thousands of artists, but I dare say.... not like this. Uptempo in 6/8 time completely gives this song a new dimension and a brand new feel. Male Vocals, Christmas Music, Christmas Jazz Vocals
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Preview Track Full Track 470432 2:13 Very Fast

O CHRISTMAS TREE   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2011
John Altenburgh The Classic Christmas carol, O Christmas Tree done as a piano/vocal. A slower, heartfelt version that stirs the emotions. Alternative harmonic structure puts a different spin on it and creates a reflective, pensive scene. Male Vocals, Christmas Music, Christmas Jazz Vocals
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Preview Track Full Track 470361 2:42 Slow

BLUES FOR THE KILLER   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2005
John Altenburgh Upbeat piano based boogie woogie song recorded at Sun Studios on Jerry Lee Lewis' piano. High energy shuffle blues. Also featuring the greasy sound of the tenor sax to round out this 50's type sound. Instrumental, Blues Music, Jump/Piano Blues
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Preview Track Full Track 472108 6:57 Very Fast

CHRISTMAS AT BUZZ'S RESTAURANT   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1998
John Altenburgh A little story about Christmas at Buzz's Restaurant. Although it is name specific, portions certainly could be used for general Christmas use. It's about remembering a place from a long time ago. Nostalgic theme about an adult who wants to find the places of their youth and the people who were there, Male Vocals, Christmas Music, Christmas RnB Vocals
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Preview Track Full Track 473042 3:34 Slow

ELLEN'S WALTZ   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2011
John Altenburgh A solo piano piece with jazz influences. A medium slow tempo waltz with a happy, melancholy feel. Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Piano
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Preview Track Full Track 474274 3:13 Slow

FORGOTTEN   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2011
John Altenburgh Quiet, mysterious piano solo song that serves as a backdrop to any type of mild, reflective, kind of application. Instrumental, Classical Music, 21st Century
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Preview Track Full Track 476379 3:01 Slow

I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING (NO ONE'S THERE)   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2012
John Altenburgh A medium slow gospel blues feel with a full horn section. A song describing waking up in the morning and being alone. She left and most likely won't be coming back. She's crazy but crazy is ok if she would only come back. A sequel to the song "Woke up in the morning (she's not there)" Male Vocals, Blues Music, Modern Electric Blues
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Preview Track Full Track 554028 4:05 Slow

I'M GONNA RUN   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2012
John Altenburgh A medium up tempo song about someone who wants to get away. Perhaps fed up with life as he or she knows it. Maybe a broken relationship, bad job etc., but whatever the case is, they are leaving and in no uncertain terms. Could be a musician looking for a new gig. Male Vocals, RnB Music, Memphis Soul
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Preview Track Full Track 554030 4:21 Med Fast

IT'S GOING TO BE ALRIGHT   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1996
John Altenburgh An uptempo story about how everything will "be alright." Set with country flavorings with pop overtones. The instrumental bridge gives a bit of a latin feel but general country rock fits the description best. Male Vocals, Country Music, Country Rock
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Preview Track Full Track 471469 4:24 Fast

JAZZ & COOL TREATS   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2011
John Altenburgh Medium slow Bluesy/jazzy solo piano piece with plenty of of fast lines and strong chops. Gospel influences flavor this song. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Swing | Stride
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Preview Track Full Track 474271 2:04 Slow

LAST LONELY TRAIN   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1988
John Altenburgh Medium tempo blues type song that tells the story of an aging musician (or could be anyone) that is pretty much sick of the same old grind and just wants to get away from the road life being a musician and jump on that old Lonely Train and go back home. However, it never happens. Male Vocals, Blues Music, Modern Electric Blues
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Preview Track Full Track 474290 3:11 Slow

LIVING IN A NEST   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2011
John Altenburgh Solo piano piece incorporating classical and jazz elements setting a mood that is laid back, soulful, reflective and inspirational. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Smooth Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 476358 3:06 Slow

LONG DRIVE TO SOUTH BEACH   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2003
John Altenburgh Cuban Latin jazz inspired song. An upbeat instrumental featuring guitar backed by a rhythm and horn section. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 486510 2:25 Very Fast

ML   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1988
John Altenburgh An uptempo Latin jazz instrumental which portrays and uplifting and positive mood. Featuring, guitar, piano and flute and arranged with full band, percussion section and horns. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 474378 2:58 Fast

MOVIN'   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1989
John Altenburgh This uptempo cruising type song features a rock beat that transforms into a Latin rock beat and back again. Plenty of instrumental solos in the middle to complement the vocal sections. Lyrics speak of a person or group that keeps "movin'" forward and refuses to look back. Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Jazz Rock
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Preview Track Full Track 474329 4:41 Fast

OH MIAMI   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2000
John Altenburgh Uptempo country two step feel about finding the girl from the past named, Miami. After years of living life with the wrong one, he searches for the one that got away, 20 years later. Does he actually go and see her or is he dreaming? A bit delusional as he thinks he hasn't changed a bit nor has she. Male Vocals, Country Music, Country Rock
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Preview Track Full Track 472051 3:34 Medium

PRODUCTION MUSIC 1   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2011
John Altenburgh One of the various Production Music Tracks in my collection. Repetition by design and contemporary in sound, rhythm and production. These tracks have many functions. TV break away music, movie mood setters, commercial/industrial videos, corporate slide shows, gaming soundtracks etc. Use part or all. Instrumental, Corporate Music, Corporate Electronic Progressive
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Preview Track Full Track 492483 3:36 Medium

PRODUCTION MUSIC 3   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2011
John Altenburgh One of the various Production Music Tracks in my collection. Repetition by design and contemporary in sound, rhythm and production. These tracks have many functions. TV break away music, movie mood setters, commercial/industrial videos, corporate slide shows, gaming soundtracks etc. Instrumental, Corporate Music, Corporate Electronic Progressive
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Preview Track Full Track 492481 4:04 Medium

PRODUCTION MUSIC 4   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2011
John Altenburgh One of the various Production Music Tracks in my collection. Repetition by design and contemporary in sound, rhythm and production. These tracks have many functions. TV break away music, movie mood setters, commercial/industrial videos, corporate slide shows, gaming soundtracks etc. Instrumental, Corporate Music, Corporate Electronic Progressive
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Preview Track Full Track 492482 4:02 Med Slow

PRODUCTION MUSIC 5   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2011
John Altenburgh One of the various Production Music Tracks in my collection. Repetition by design and contemporary in sound, rhythm and production. These tracks have many functions. TV break away music, movie mood setters, commercial/industrial videos, corporate slide shows, gaming soundtracks etc. Use part or all. Instrumental, Corporate Music, Corporate Rock Guitar Music
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Preview Track Full Track 492489 5:53 Med Slow

PRODUCTION MUSIC 7   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2011
John Altenburgh One of the various Production Music Tracks in my collection. Repetition by design and contemporary in sound, rhythm and production. These tracks have many functions. TV break away music, movie mood setters, commercial/industrial videos, corporate slide shows, gaming soundtracks etc. Instrumental, Corporate Music, Corporate Electronic Progressive
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Preview Track Full Track 492494 5:54 Med Slow

ROCKIN' RIVERSIDE   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2011
John Altenburgh This uptempo solo piano blues shuffle piece creates a sense of urgency to the listener. Instrumental, Blues Music, Jump/Piano Blues
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Preview Track Full Track 474275 2:20 Very Fast

SHAKE IT   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2012
John Altenburgh An up tempo fun jump blues tune about a guy trying to get the girl. She's hot, she's the one with the curves in all the right places and he will do whatever it takes to show his buddies, he still has what it takes! Male Vocals, Blues Music, Jump Blues
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Preview Track Full Track 554032 2:55 Very Fast

SIMPLE TOWN   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1989
John Altenburgh A contemporary sounding ballad about living in a small town and the restlessness of some of those that live there. Dreaming about getting away, to a new and exciting place. The middle section consists of a swinging jazz section and then breaks back into original ballad beat and style. Male Vocals, RnB Music, RnB Ballads
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Preview Track Full Track 474381 4:37 Slow

SONANDO   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 1989
John Altenburgh A sleepy dreamy Latin jazz type song. Sung in Spanish the title basically means, dreaming. Mostly and instrumental with a chorus line sung in Spanish. Main instrumental solos by saxophone with interludes by piano and guitar. Middle section uproots the sleepy type atmosphere with a different directio, Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 474335 3:55 Medium

SPANISH JAM   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2003
John Altenburgh A classical or flamenco guitar style driven song conjuring up images of brightly dressed flamenco dancers. This piece starts out in a slower more loosely framed composition as it eventually builds to the second part of the song that is lively, direct as the beat is defined and precise. Instrumental, Latin Music, Spanish Music
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Preview Track Full Track 486587 4:20 Fast

SUMMER SWEAT   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2003
John Altenburgh An uptempo Latin Jazz song brings an uplifting experience. Good for visuals of Latin America or any Latino community in the United States or others. Electric classical guitar is the featured instrument with plenty of authentic percussion sounds, piano, upright bass and drums. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 486522 3:39 Med Fast

THE BOYS OF COFFEE   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2003
John Altenburgh Medium tempo Latin jazz song featuring guitar, with piano, upright bass and plenty of percussion. This song creates a groove that provides the listener with an experience that could be anywhere from a stroll on the beach to a situation that calls for tension. Time period, 1950's to today. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 486518 3:36 Medium

THE UPPER SIDE OF DOWN   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2011
John Altenburgh Although certainly parts of this melancholy piano track could be considered classical, it is mixed with a bit of jazz improvisation. A medium slow ballad that directs the listener to a reflective, sentimental journey. Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Piano
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Preview Track Full Track 474109 2:50 Slow

TIP NOT INCLUDED   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2003
John Altenburgh An uptempo jazzy Latin song. The electric classical guitar is the main focus of this piece. It's strong riffs, chops and guitar virtuosity creates much tension, drive, drama and liveliness. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
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Preview Track Full Track 486525 3:01 Fast

TWO HITS FOR THE KITTY   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2005
John Altenburgh A story of Johnny & The MoTones' road trip to Sun Studios, Memphis, TN and the experiences thereof. Including the unfortunate, untimely demise of a cat that committed the ultimate sacrifice as it jumped out in front of our Caddy. Male Vocals, RnB Music, Memphis Soul
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Preview Track Full Track 472091 5:09 Fast

WALKING DOWN THE ROAD   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2012
John Altenburgh A carefree uptempo song about someone who just wants to see the world and walk away from the confines of everyday life. Done in a Cajun Louisiana style, the song features instruments like the Dobro, harmonica and slide guitar to give it more of an authentic sound. Male Vocals, Blues Music, Delta Blues
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Preview Track Full Track 554029 4:04 Medium

WOKE UP IN THE MORNING (SHE'S STILL HERE)   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2012
John Altenburgh Medium Up-tempo blues/swing song. Lyrics are about a man who wakes up in the morning, and to his surprise, she is still here! A one night stand gone wrong and she has no plans on going anywhere. The whimsical story about a bachelor who has seen his single life vanish with a one night stand. Male Vocals, Blues Music, Jump/Piano Blues
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Preview Track Full Track 554027 3:36 Med Fast

WONDERFUL   (by John Altenburgh )  Composed: 2012
John Altenburgh A slower heartfelt power bluesy ballad about someone who is basically wonderful!! A full band with horn section. It could be about a lover, a friend or a family member. Waiting for that time when they may be reunited. Instrumental, RnB Music, RnB Ballads
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Preview Track Full Track 554031 4:04 Med Fast

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