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Billy Philadelphia (2004)

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Billy Philadelphia is one of those rare performers who is equally at home on stage or behind the scenes. He has been Musical Director for several Bay Area television shows including a year and a half on KRON-TV's SFO with Steve Jamison (for which Billy wrote and recorded the theme song), over 60 appearances on KGO-TV's AM San Francisco, and numerous shows with Bill Raferty on Good Time Cafe, last seen nationwide on A&E. On these shows he had the opportunity to accompany such artists as Andy Williams, Nell Carter, Little Richard, Vanessa Williams, Ben Vereen, James Galway, et. al.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Errol Garner Concert by the Sea I'll Remember April (Columbia)
# 2 Joe Williams Every Day (LP) Every Day I Have the Blues (EMUS)
# 3 Dr John The Brightest Smile in Town Average Kind of Guy (Clean Cuts)
# 4 Gene Ammons and Dodo Marmarosa Jug and Dodo For You (Prestige)
# 5 The Sergio Mendes Trio So Nice (LP) Somewhere in the Hills (Pickwick)
# 6 The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin The Inner Mounting Flame Meeting of the Spirits (Columbia)
# 7 The Wild Tchoupitoulas The Wild Tchoupitoulas Hey Hey (Antilles)
# 8 Fats Waller Greatest Hits A Handful of Keys (RCA)
# 9 Bill Charlap, featuring Shirley Horn Stardust Stardust (Blue Note)
         
Book A dictionary
         
Luxury Item A coffee maker, and vodka
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 Ray Charles and Betty Carter Ray Charles and Betty Carter Baby, It's Cold Outside (Rhino)
Alt 2 Eddie Harris, featuring Les McCann Swiss Movement Cold Duck Time (Atlantic)
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