CBS’s long standing legal and political drama, The Good Wife, snagged a vintage Fervor treasure for episode 514 which aired on 03.16.14. Teen Idol Frank Fafara’s 1960 hit, Only In My Dreams, was originally released on the MCI label. You can experience it on the Fervor title, Amazing Hits of the Transistor Era.Read More
In 1973 the Lenny Mack Band exploded on the LA scene. From the celeb hideout in Marina Del Ray, The Basement, to The Starwood and The Greek Theater, the band wowed crowds with their over the top Rock N’ Roll prowess. After 2 years of 70s excess and unable to score the elusive major label deal, the band called it quits. However, that was just the beginning of an impressive musical career for band namesake and front man, Leonard Macaluso, aka Lenny Mack. Lenny went on to land the prestigious gig as musical director for iconic diva Tina Turner. He penned chart topping hits for other A-listers including Rebbie Jackson, (You Send The Rain Away), Booker T Jones (Down To The Wire), Rita and Priscilla Coolidge (Down To The Wire), Robin Zander, and Taka Boom (Dancin’ Night). In 1987 Lenny ventured into TV writing You Can Count On Me, the theme song to the NBC hit sitcom My Two Dads. Fast forward to 2014… Fervor Records unearths an unbelievable treasure-trove of lost 1970s recordings from the bands’ sessions at LA’s Golden Sound Studios. Experience the original Rock and Roll Fever of the Lenny Mack Band, available here on iTunes.
The lush orchestrations of the late great vocalist Carl Coccomo will be heard in ABC’s science fiction sitcom, The Neighbors, this Friday March, 14th. Mr. Coccomo was dubbed, “The Singing Sicilian” by Frank Sinatra who was a big fan of Carl’s distinctive vocal stylings. Carl’s tune, When You Come To Me, was originally released in 1952 on the Starlite label and is now part of the Fervor archives, check it out on iTunes.Read More
One of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last works was in the indie film, God’ Pocket. The flick premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by IFC. Adding to the drama are 3 tunes from the Fervor Records archives including, 1971′s Fallen Angel by Jay Ramsey, the 1974 rocker Lookin’ For A Girl Like You by Lynn Ready and the 1976 Southern Rock masterpiece Farming Man by Tennessee River Crooks. Watch for God’s Pocket and click the song titles to check out the music.Read More
1960′s R&B great Roosevelt Nettles’ song, Drifting Heart, will be featured in the season finale (episode 218) of the CTV drama, Saving Hope. The tune, originally released on Mascot Records, was quickly licensed and re-released nationally by Chicago’s legendary Chess Records in 1962. Drifting Heart now resides in the Fervor Records archives. Experience this classic on Fervor’s, Mascot Records Retrospective Vol. 2.Read More