My first concert was February14, 1977 at the Bayfront Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. The performer? None other than the King himself, Elvis Aron Presley. Not a bad start, wouldn’t you agree?
Since then I’ve been fortunate to see many of the people whose work defined the Great American Songbook. Frank Sinatra. Sammy Davis, Jr. Wayne Newton. Barbra Streisand. Johnny Mathis. All masters at their craft and several of them no longer with us. If you feel the void I sometimes do, I would like to suggest the vocal stylings of one Jerry Pearce.
His latest CD, entitled “This is Jerry Pearce,” is a beautiful trip down memory lane. Accompanied by the Alan McPike Trio, Pearce puts his own signature on such classics as “Always,” “From Here to Eternity” and, one of my all time favorites, “Fly Me to the Moon.” He also tackles lesser known songs, like “Watch What Happens” and “Girl Talk.” In all, there are (10) selections on this disc, and all of them are trips down memory lane. (No, I’m not THAT old, but this is the music my mother played when I was growing up).
If you’re interested in learning more about Jerry, or would like to order one of his many CDs, click HERE
You can read my recent interview with Jerry HERE