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“Cab Driver (Live)” 1973

The Lou Jolli Trio performing “Cab Driver” live in 1973 at the Framingham Motor Inn in Kayes’ native state of Massachusetts, featuring Arthur “Butch” Pimentel, Frank Barberio, and Michael Kaye.

“That’ll Be The Day (Live)” 1976

Drummer and vocalist Gary Feldman joined Kaye to form the Michael Kaye Duo. Their version of “That’ll Be The Day” by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty was recorded live at the Helm in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1976.

“Evil Ways / Chicago Medley: Make Me Smile / Colour My World (Live)” 1976

The Michael Kaye Duo featuring Joey Andrade recorded live at the Red Coach, Portland, Maine in 1974 featuring “Evil Ways,” written by Clarence “Sonny” Henry, and “Make Me Smile / “Colour My World,” both written by James Pankow of Chicago.

“Twist & Shout Medley (Live)” 1976

Michael Kaye’s arrangement of the “Twist & Shout Medley” recorded at the Southwind in Rye, New Hampshire in 1976.

“Nothing From Nothing (Live)” 1977

Michael Kaye, Gary Feldman, and Gary Hicks’ version of “Nothing From Nothing,” written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher. This was recorded at the Manor Restaurant in Waterville, Maine in 1977.

“Fiddler on the Roof Medley” 1978

In 1978, Michael Kaye arranged and performed the music for a stage presentation of the musical Fiddler on the Roof. This is a medley of some of the highlights from that production, mixed by Barry Kaye.

“Those Oldies But Goodies Medley / Splish Splash Medley / Runaround Sue Medley / Elvis Presley Medley (Live)” 1985

A newly digitized recording from the final night’s engagement at the Town House in Chelmsford, Massachusetts in 1985 includes “Those Oldies But Goodies Medley,” “Splish Splash Medley: Splish, Splash / Walk, Don’t Run / Wipe Out / Splish Splash (Reprise),” a “Runaround Sue Medley,” and an Elvis Medley with “Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog / Jailhouse Rock (Reprise).”

“Medley: Splish Splash / Walk, Don’t Run / Wipeout / Splish Splash (Reprise)” (Live) 1985

Michael Kaye performing a medley including “Splish Splash,” “Walk, Don’t Run (Instrumental),” “Wipeout (Instrumental),” and a reprise of “Splish Splash.” This was recorded live at The Driftwood in Revere Beach, Massachusetts in 1985.

“Sierra” 2009

Michael Kaye performing “Sierra,” written by Boz Scaggs. This unreleased recording is the same version Kaye sang at his wedding in 1997 (photo of Kaye singing “Sierra” to new bride at wedding).

“Chantilly Lace (Live)” 2009

Michael Kaye performing “Chantilly Lace,” written by Jerry Foster, Bill Rice, and The Big Bopper (J. P. Richardson, Jr.). This unreleased live recording was made at a function around 2009. All vocals and instruments by Kaye except the saxophone by Peter Stefan.

“Medley: Georgia on My Mind / Baby Grand (Live)” 2009

Michael Kaye performing “Medley: Georgia on My Mind / Baby Grand,” written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell and Billy Joel. This live unreleased recording was made around 2009.

“I Can’t Fight This Feeling (Live)” 2009

Michael Kaye performing “I Can’t Fight This Feeling,” written by Kevin Cronin. This unreleased live recording was made around 2009.

“New York State of Mind (Live)” 2009

Michael Kaye performing “New York State of Mind,” written by Billy Joel. This unreleased live recording was made around 2009 and also features Pete Stefan on saxophone.

“Leader of the Band (Rehearsal)” 2009

Michael Kaye performing “Leader of the Band,” written by Dan Fogelberg. This solo production was recorded in a rehearsal at a home basement studio around 2009.

“A Lullaby for Emily” 2010

Michael Kaye performing “A Lullaby for Emily,” an original composition dedicated to his youngest grandchild. Barry Kaye engineered this unreleased multi-track home recording in 2010.

“Natalie” 2015

Michael Kaye performing “Natalie,” an original composition dedicated to his newest grandchild.

Leader of the Band: A Michael Kaye Sampler 2009-2015

The following LP contains eight unreleased tracks performed by Michael Kaye between approximately 2009 and 2015. The four live tracks were recorded in 2009 on New Year’s Eve at the Sheraton Monarch Place in Springfield, Massachusetts and at a private party at the Ocean Edge Resort, Brewster, Massachusetts around the same time period. The remaining tracks are home recordings made by the former Whirlwind pianist, keyboard player, and vocalist.

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