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This album of overlooked gems reveals JD Walter's skills as a composer, his mastery of the intimate ballad, his talent for reinventing Pop and Jazz Standards to bring a new depth to these songs, and his ability to swing, scat, and harmonize like no one else. The album delivers a mix of a) three JD original compositions, b) reinterpretations of three pop hits (Stevie Wonder's Golden Lady, Lennon and McCartney's And I Love Her, Burt Bacharach & Hal David's What the World Needs Now, and c) four poignant romantic Jazz Standards. The implicit hope for this album is a plea for peace and love, as highlighted by the title song What the World Needs Now. Although the words seem quite simple as a pop hit, it took Hal David two years to complete them, given that the controversy of the Vietman War was an underlying meaning of his lyrics.
This album of overlooked gems reveals JD Walter's skills as a composer, his mastery of the intimate ballad, his talent for reinventing Pop and Jazz Standards to bring a new depth to these songs, and his ability to swing, scat, and harmonize like no one else. The album delivers a mix of a) three JD original compositions, b) reinterpretations of three pop hits (Stevie Wonder's Golden Lady, Lennon and McCartney's And I Love Her, Burt Bacharach & Hal David's What the World Needs Now, and c) four poignant romantic Jazz Standards. The implicit hope for this album is a plea for peace and love, as highlighted by the title song What the World Needs Now. Although the words seem quite simple as a pop hit, it took Hal David two years to complete them, given that the controversy of the Vietman War was an underlying meaning of his lyrics.
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What The World Nneds Now
Artist: J Walter .D.
Format: CD
New: Available $12.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Golden Lady
2. I Was Telling Her About You
3. What the World Needs Now
4. Dressed In A Song
5. Beautiful Moons Ago
6. Tell Her I Said Hello
7. And I Love Her
8. Keisha's Coy
9. It Never Entered My Mind
10. Now It's Time To Go

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This album of overlooked gems reveals JD Walter's skills as a composer, his mastery of the intimate ballad, his talent for reinventing Pop and Jazz Standards to bring a new depth to these songs, and his ability to swing, scat, and harmonize like no one else. The album delivers a mix of a) three JD original compositions, b) reinterpretations of three pop hits (Stevie Wonder's Golden Lady, Lennon and McCartney's And I Love Her, Burt Bacharach & Hal David's What the World Needs Now, and c) four poignant romantic Jazz Standards. The implicit hope for this album is a plea for peace and love, as highlighted by the title song What the World Needs Now. Although the words seem quite simple as a pop hit, it took Hal David two years to complete them, given that the controversy of the Vietman War was an underlying meaning of his lyrics.
        
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