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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Second Spin: Chuck Mangione, Fun and Games

Posted By on Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 9:52 AM

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Best Track: "Pina Colada." But unfortunately for Chuck, it will always be the second greatest song about Piña Coladas after

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Who you can thank for the amazing cover art: Art Direction and Design: Junie Osaki. If you look closely, Mangione gives a special thanks to

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The Facts:  

-Mangione is best known for the 1978 song "Feels So Good." In 2000, smooth jazz radio stations named it the number one smooth jazz song of all-time, saying it was the "most requested instrumental of the past 20 years." A bitter, tearful Kenny G could not be reached for comment.

-He voices a caricature of himself on the show King of the Hill. He is the celebrity spokesman for Mega-Lo-Mart. Each time he appears a different songs plays, then turns into "Feels So Good."

-Two members of his band, saxophonist Gerry Niewood and guitarist Coleman Mellett, died on February 13, 2009, when their plane, Flight 3407, crashed near Buffalo.

-He's released nearly 40 albums, starting with The Jazz Brothers in 1960 and ending with "The Best of Chuck Mangione" in 2002.

(Info from his official site and Wikipedia)

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