That's Life

That's Life

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by Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
     
 
The winner of the sixth season of the NBC reality show America's Got Talent, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. keeps things light and swinging on his 2011 debut, That's Life. A vocalist in the traditional pop style of Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr., Murphy sticks to Great American Songbook

Overview

The winner of the sixth season of the NBC reality show America's Got Talent, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. keeps things light and swinging on his 2011 debut, That's Life. A vocalist in the traditional pop style of Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr., Murphy sticks to Great American Songbook standards here, including his version of "My Way," which helped secure him the top spot on America's Got Talent. Murphy also tackles such chestnuts as "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," "That's Life," "Witchcraft," "I've Got the World on a String," and others. Backed by a full big band and orchestra throughout the album, Murphy's burnished baritone voice is clearly the showcase here, and That's Life should appeal to fans who supported him on the TV show.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/2011
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0886979917828
catalogNumber:
799178
Rank:
51535

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Landau Eugene Murphy   Primary Artist
Pete Christlieb   Tenor Saxophone
Tom Kubis   Organ,Conductor
Sharon Bryant   Background Vocals
Darryl Tookes   Background Vocals
Charlie Bisharat   Concert Master
Denyse Buffum   Viola
Mark Cargill   Violin
Joel Derouin   Concert Master
Jeff Driskill   Alto Saxophone
Matt Fronke   Trumpet,Soloist
Trey Henry   Bass
Dan Higgins   Alto Saxophone
Greg Huckins   Baritone Saxophone
Randy Kerber   Piano
Gina Kronstadt   Violin
Charles Loper   Trombone
Sal Lozano   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Mann   Guitar,Keyboards
Andy Martin   Trombone
Bob McChesney   Trombone
John Oddo   Piano
Dean Parks   Guitar
Alan Pasqua   Piano
Jim Saporito   Drums
Allan Schwartzberg   Drums
Gayle Levant   Harp
Susan Chatman   Violin
Brian Scanlon   Alto Saxophone
Greg Fields   Drums
Ed Howard   Bass
Clifford Carter   Piano
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Peggy Baldwin   Cello
Darrin McCann   Viola
Cameron Patrick   Viola
Kathleen Robertson   Violin
John Otto   Piano
Jon Allen   Percussion,Celeste,Conductor
Aisha Dehaas   Background Vocals
Shalini Vijayan   Violin
Larry Hall   Trumpet
Craig Gosnell   Bass Trombone
Michele Richards   Violin
Karen Elaine   Viola
Chuck Berghoffer   Bass
Marisa McLeod   Violin
Daniel Fornero   Trumpet,Soloist
Kevin Connolly   Violin
Carrie Kennedy   Violin
Giovanna Clayton   Cello

Technical Credits

Paul Anka   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Tom Kubis   Adaptation
Harold Arlen   Composer
Kelly Gordon   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Dean Kay   Composer
John Kilgore   Engineer
Bob Mann   Arranger,Producer,Adaptation
Cole Porter   Composer
Bill Schnee   Engineer
Steve Tyrell   Producer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Jacques Revaux   Composer
Claude François   Composer
Gilles Thibault   Composer
Jon Allen   Producer,Engineer
C. Carson Parks   Composer
Darwin Best   Engineer
Josiah Hendler   Engineer
Bob Noone   Management
Peter Rudge   Management
Bart Howard   Composer
Jon Kubis   Arranger
Michael Matsumoto   Management
Burke Allen   Management

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That's Life 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous2012 More than 1 year ago
Does justice to Sinatra on every track while letting his own talent shine through. Backing band is fantastic. A must for Landau Eugene Murphy fans. Will have this one on the iPod for a long, long time. Thanks Landau!
BluesmanME More than 1 year ago
The whole Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. story is special. I enjoyed this album and would like to hear more from Landau with some music written for him. That said I thought he was a bit stiff on a few of these songs. He certainly has room for improvement yet I do enjoy when he lets loose. Nice arrangements and backup. Highlights here for me are That's Life, Ain't that a kick in the head, and especially his duet with Judith Hil on Something Stupid where he sounded so much more relaxed. Keep them coming Landau you class act!
atxreviewer More than 1 year ago
I am not one to jump on the "reality show" bandwagon but I watched Mr. Murphy on "America's Got Talent" and couldn't help taking an interest in his success. I was not suprpised that the nation agreed with me that he was phenomenal and deserved to win. I loved his performances so much I had to buy this CD. I'M SO GLAD I DID!! I have practically worn out my copy and am now purchasing another copy for my boyfriend. This music spans generations - I grew up hearing my folks listen to these hits and now my 11-year-old son sings along and thinks every song is great. Mr. Murphy's renditions are perfect and I cannot wait for his next collection of classics to be released. I am a fan for life! Buy this CD - it's fantastic!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago