I like Barry Manilow.
There, I said it.
I’m a grown man with a beautiful wife and 4 growing children, and I’m a professional piano player.
And I like Barry Manilow.
I can still remember listening to an 8-track tape of his Greatest Hits and playing his songs on the piano as a teenager… watching his numerous TV specials and variety show appearances.
I mean, c’mon. The guy is arguably one of the greatest songwriters of the last 50 years.
He actually sang, “I Write the Songs”!
He also wrote the famous McDonald’s jingle, “You deserve a break today,” the “Stuck on Band-Aid” jingle, AND the “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there” jingle, which is still used today!
These days, I still get requests for “Copacabana,” and every now and then I’ll play “Weekend in New England,” which usually gets the women reminiscing and singing along 🙂
But I digress…
I promised you some boogie-woogie piano licks, so that’s what I’m gonna deliver!
One of Barry’s lesser-known tunes is called, “Jump Shout Boogie,” and I always enjoyed playing it on the piano – mainly because it uses some very simple right- and left-hand piano licks that sound really fancy.
I’m guessing Barry Manilow isn’t a name that comes to mind when you hear the words boogie-woogie piano,” but this tune really cooks, in my opinion.
That’s why I decided to make this ANOTHER free bonus video lesson to go along with my Boogie Woogie Piano… FAST! online/DVD video piano course. Click Here For Details
And now, Barry Manilow’s boogie-woogie piano licks… enjoy!