Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tiongco Brothers

Christmas Greetings


Side A

White Christmas
The Christmas Song
Silver Bells
Jingle bells
Sta. Calus Is Coming To Town
Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Side B
Silent night
O little Town Of Bethlehem
Joy To The World
O Come All Ye Faithful
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
We Three Kings Of the orient Are
O Holy Night
The First Noel
Deck The Hall

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Long before the Jonas Brothers, there were the Tiongco Brothers — siblings Jun, Emil, and Arthur — who achieved pop star status because of their harmonious blending of voices. Belonging to the prominent Tiongco clan of Sta. Rosa, they brought Philippine music to the world with performances in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and the US.

They were star performers at the opening of the Tokyo Hilton, the first Filipino entertainers to sing at the iconic Sydney Opera House, performed for ARAMCO guests in Saudi Arabia, and gave a command performance for the King of Jordan, and were part of the Baliksaya Troupe sent by the national government to tour the US and Canada. They were named Ambassadors of Goodwill and were elevated to the country’s Tinig Hall of Fame.

While they have traveled extensively, their roots remain in their hometown, and here they share their remarkable musical and cultural tradition with us. This is their Sta. Rosa. This is their SM.

Music is very much part of the tradition of Sta. Rosa and our family. We would say that Sta. Rosa has the best brass band, as well as many rondallas and singers.

We also come from a family of musicians and singers. Our great grandmother, Maria Carpena, was the Zarzuela Queen of her time and the first Filipino recording artist of RCA Victor in 1912. Our father, Fernando Zavalla Tiongco was a notable piano and saxophone player of his time, and until his retirement, was the musical director of the Ateneo Glee Club. Our mother, Teodora Medina-Tiongco sang in Zarzuelas. Everyone in the family can sing.

We were able to develop our singing talents through constant practice and exposure. There were many opportunities to perform brought about by the rapid growth of Sta. Rosa, and these helped us in improving our voices.

If we would bring guests around Santa Rosa, we would bring them to the Santa Rosa de Lima Parish Church, which was built around 1796. It is known for its hexagonal belfry with a globe and its intricately carved doors.

We were all baptized in this church, and have been singing here at every Misa de Gallo during Christmas time for the past 54 years.

One important stop for our guests would be the town plaza, which was our playground when we were young. It is also the place where we started singing and playing the guitar.


Tots Tolentino

Tots Tolentino


Ikaw Lamang
Hanggang Kailan
Himig Natin
Natuloy Din

Inah 2.

Side A

Beep Beep
Tuloy Pa Rin

Side B
you Were Meant For Me
Fiesta Narito ka

Tolentino was born on July 2, 1959. Having heard the great Charlie Parker at the age of 16, Tots decided that the saxophone was to be his chosen instrument. He studied flute under Prof. Eric Barcelo at the University of the Philippines Conservatory of Music in 1977 to 1978. He continued his studies on soprano, alto and tenor saxophones under Joseph Viola at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Graduated magna cum laude in 1982, Tolentino has been a leading session musician on the Philippine concert scene from 1984 to 1990.

Tolentino also worked with several popular Philippine artists like Lea Salonga, Martin Nievera, Janno Gibs and Gary Valenciano. Although his musical origin was in the field of pop music and pop ballads, Tolentino pursued his passion for Jazz and emerged as a formidable solo artist. He release three albums between 1990 and 1993: namely; Tots Tolentino (1990), Inah (1991) and Color Real (1993) which highlight his saxophone skills.

His albums were critically-acclaimed. Tots Tolentino bagged a Gold Record Award and Ina won Best Jazz Recording in the 1991 Awit Awards. He also fronted for the Jazz group Buhay, which were composed of Wowee Posadas, Mar Dizon and Meong Pacana. The group has toured Asia and the US. His sound, described by critics as" passionate and energetic" as well as "articulate and authoritative" was strong enough to catch the ear of Asia's premiere jazzman, Terumasa Hino, who invited Tots to join the Asian Jazz Allstars.


Archie Consunji

Archie Consunji


Side A

After All These Years
Hello Tomorrow
Cinderella (Stay With Me)
Someday We'll Meet Again
Gumising Ka

Side B

Take Me Back
You Are My dream
It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
I Need You Love
Ikaw At Ako'y Pilipino

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Joey Pepe Smith, Speed Glue And Shinki



Side A

Mr. Walking Drugstore Man
Big Headed Woman
Stoned Out Of My Mind

Side B
Ode To Bad People
M Glue
Keep It Cool
Someday We'll All Fall Down

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Speed, Glue & Shinki


Side A
Sniffin' & Snortin' Pt.1 (Vitamine C)
Run and Hide
Bad Woman
Red Doll

Side B
Flat Fret Swing
Sniffin' & Snortin' Pt.2 (Vitamine C)
Don't Say No
Calm Down

Side C
Doodle Song
Search For Love
Wanna Take You Home

Side D
Life moon
Song For An Angel

Speed, Glue & Shinki was a Japanese psychedelic rock power trio formed in 1970 by guitarist Shinki Chen, and Ikuzo Orita, the president of Polydor Records.

Orita had previously produced an LP featuring Shinki Chen; who was considered the Japanese equivalent of Jimi Hendrix. The self-titled album Shinki Chen featured other notable musicians, including George Yanagi and Masayoshi Kabe. To many in Japan, it is now considered a classic, and is a part of Universal Music's "Naked Line" series of legitimate digitally-remastered reissues. After the release of Shinki Chen's debut solo LP, Orita took over the Japanese division of Atlantic Records and brought Shinki over to the label. Orita formed the trio "Speed, Glue & Shinki" with former Golden Cups bassist Masayoshi Kabe, and Filipino singer-drummer Joey Smith, whom Shinki had discovered performing at a shopping centre in Yokohama. The band took their name from Smith's use of amphetamines, and Kabe's interest of sniffing Pro-Bond glue during the 1960s. Speed, Glue and Shinki released their debut album Eve in 1971, but immediately split up due to mixed reviews, low sales  and as Shinki and Kabe couldn't tolerate Smith's personal life. After they disbanded, a large double-LP was independently released by Smith, titled Speed, Glue & Shinki, which was mostly the work of Joey Smith; sampling guitar recordings of Shinki from previous studio work. However, it also featured two unreleased songs titled Sniffin & Snortin, and Run & Hide which had been recorded for Eve but cut from the final release, as they did not fit the album's overall sound. Thereafter, Shinki took a disliking to recording music, and decided to become a live musician only; which he continues to present day. Kabe continued his own successful music career, while Smith reinvented his stage persona as "Pepe Smith" and returned to the Philippines, where he has become something of a phenomenon with his Pinoy Rock group, Juan Dela Cruz Band.

Lettermen (with OPM songs)

Now And Forever


Side A

Touch Me In The Morning
The Way We Were
The Most Beautiful Girl
Top Of The World
Just One Smile

Side B
Isn't It A Shame
We Will Meer At The Ocean
Eres Tu
Dahil Sa Iyo

There is no Greater Love

Side A
No Arms Can Ever Hold you
I'm Glad There Is You
Please Love Me Forever
For All We Know
How About Me
World Without Love

Side B

There Is No Greater Love
Some Came Running
I Remember You
Love Me With All Your Heart
That's All

Jerry Dadap, The Andres Bonfacio Concert Chorus

The Pariotic Filipino
The Andres Bonfacio Concert Chorus


Side A
Abak Pawis
Pilipinas Kong Mahal
Handang Magbuwis Ng Buhay
Marangal Na Dalit
Kayumanggi Malaya

Side B
Sa Sariling Bayan
Bayan Ko
Alay Sa Inang Bayan
Nasaan Ka O Bayan
Sa Lupang Sarili
Lupang Hiniriang

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Special Edition

Disco Christmas


Side A

Joy To The World
Jingle Bell Rock
Sleigh Ride
Deck The Halls
Rockin Round The Christmas Tree

Side B
Twelve Days Of Christmas
Hark The Herald Angel Sing
We Three Kings
Oh Christmas Tree
Good King Wenceslas

Disco Magic 3


Side A
We Are family
Good Times
Disco Nioghts
Bad girls
Ring My Bell
One Way Ticket
Hot stuff
Love You Inside Out

Side B
Haven't Stopped Dancing yet
Boogie Wonderland
Shake Your Body
Go West
Dance With You
Love Is Ultimate
One More Minute
Light My Fire
Fly High Little Butterfly

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Rafael Centenera

Starry Saturday Night


Side A
Starry Saturday Night
Just A Love Song
Moody blue
You Have Taught me Love Again
Handy Man
You Make Loving Fun

Side B
You'll Never Find
Another Love Like Mine
Once In My Life before
Missing You
Have You Ever Seen The Rain

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Singer-recording artist Rafael Centenera has been away for more than three decades, during which he stayed in Malaysia where he was a recording artist of EMI Malaysia and where he met his Malaysian wife, Jenny Hui, a boutique owner and fashion designer.

Although born and raised in the Philippines, it was in Malaysia where Rafael's singing career blossomed.

He recorded three albums in Malaysia, two in English and one in Malay. He sang in clubs and made a name in the entertainment circuit there.

But now that their children have all grown up, Rafael Centenera has returned to the Philippines to share his singing talent once more with his kababayans.

He came home most specifically to record a Tagalog album. "Iba kasi 'pag Tagalog songs ang kinanta mo, you can feel the emotions with your heart. Akala ko nga at my age 'di ko na kayang mag-record pa. But I am physically fit pa naman, so eto ako with my Tagalog album which I dedicate to all Filipino music lovers."

His eponymous album is produced by Vehnee Saturno and released through Viva Records. In the album are six tracks, five of them original compositions of Saturno himself. These are "Sumayaw Ng Salsa," a duet with Ms. Pilita Corrales; "Bakit Ikaw," "Andrea," "Basta't Ikaw," "Sa Kanya Ba?" and "Ako Pa Rin Sa Iyo" (this was Rafael's hit single "Missing You" in Malaysia in the '80s which Vehnee translated into Tagalog and which is the album's carrier single).

Rafael has high esteem and respect for Vehnee whom he met when the former was promoting an album he recorded in Malaysia which a Filipino recording company distributed in the Philippines. Back then, Vehnee wasn't the successful composer that he is now. Rafael ended up as first to record a Vehnee Saturno song, "Ang Dahilan," which he recorded before Vehnee's compositions "Be My Lady" and "Sandakot Na Lupa" made him a household name.

Rafael realized now that Tagalog songs are really different in conveying messages and feelings. The songs in his comeback album prove his point. "Iba ang songs in our own dialect or language. We can project and play more on our culture and traditions."

-yahoo news April 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Su Sherrie (Constance Macaraeg)

The Mellow Touch of  Su Sherrie


Side A
Raining In My Heart
For No Reason At All
When We Love
We Don't make Love Anymore
Fire In The Morning

Side B
I'm The One
I'm Still Thinking of You
The Hurtin' Doesn't Go Away
Don't Wanna Do It Alone
I Just Can't Leave Your Love

Produced by Ronnie Villar/Su sherrie
Arranged by Dante Trinidad
Technical by Edwin Luna
Supervision by Babsie Molina, Jun Regalado
with Participation of
  Rudy Lozano -Guitar
  Roger herrera - Bass Guitar
  Jun regalado - Drums, Percussions
  Dante Trinidad - Keyboards, Synthesizer

Jonathan Potenciano

Close To Me


Side A
You're Closer To Me
My Lonesome Past
I Think Of You
Stranger In The Crowd
I Would Be In Love (Anyway)
Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head

Side B
(Where Do I Begin) Love Story
Why Are You So Cruel
Love's Been Good To Me
All I Need Is Love
Sleepless Night
Don't Give Your Love Away


Lovingly Yours, Jonathan


Side A
Don't Be afraid
You've Got A Friend
Loss of Love
And I Love You So
Morning Girl
Your Precious Love

Side B
Help Me Make It Through The Night
You're My world
Only Friends
Take Good Care of Her
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

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Precious and Few


Side A
The Love You Showed In Your Eyes
What Good Could It Do
Precious And Few
Say You'll Never Leave Me
Always Mine Alone
Speak Softly Love

Side B
Be A Good Wife
Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)
Everything I Own
My Darling Remember
A Poor Man's Roses
Music From Across The Way



Side A
Anna (Dream Of My Life)
Sunlight's Here
My Life Is You
Angelica Mia
Withoput You
You May Need Me Soon

Side B
Brian's Song (The Hands of Time)
 While We're Still Young
The Me I Never Knew
Song, Sung Blue
 I've Found someone Of My Own

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I've Got Love


Side A
Love Music
Love Won't Let me Wait
I've Got Love
If We Pnly Have Love
Now That We're in Love

Side B
Love's Theme
 Fallin' In Love Again
Love Will Keep Us Together
My Love

“Voted ‘The Best Lounge Show in Vegas’ by BMA (Black Music Award) 2011″

Jonathan Potenciano (Lead vocals, guitar) is an international musician starting from the Philippines to Hawaii and is now one of Las Vegas’s favorites for almost 20 years. With Jonathan’s deep rich vocal ability he will capture your heart on tunes by Elton John, Luther Vandross, Lionel Ritchie, and his favorite Frank Sinatra. Jonathan’s voice is truly amazing and will captivate you every time he sings!

Jonathan has recorded and released more than 120 songs (forty five singles and five albums). Obviously a hit on records, Jonathan is an international known STAR of the highest magnitude.

To sum it all up, these are the grand feathers to his cap:
Tawag Ng Tanghalan Champion
Recording Artist, with 45 singles and 6 albums
Co-starred in three hit Philippine Movies
Best talent performer in Musiclandi, Philippines
Hosted his own television show in the Philippines
Guest at the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant held in the Philippines

But he has a golden feather to his cap: He has a Mechanical Engineering degree.