Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Time Together by Michael Franks: Don't Miss This Song and Video
Who? Michael Franks is an American smooth jazz singer and songwriter. He has recorded with a variety of well-known artists, such as Patti Austin, Brenda Russell, Art Garfunkel, and David Sanborn. His songs have been recorded by The Manhattan Transfer, Patti Labelle, Carmen McRae, Diana Krall, Shirley Bassey and The Carpenters. And oh yeah, he's a Dachshund Lover.
We were excited to get a note from Michael's wife, Claudia, announcing Michael's new song Time Together, a piece he wrote about his beloved Dachshund 'Flora,' and the title track off his new album. Claudia writes:
dear joey and maggie...
we just found your blog and LOVE it!
i thought you might like to see the video that the record company put together for my husband's new cd, "time together".
the title song is for our dachshund flora who passed a year ago. in every interview he does-people ask about flora and dachshunds.
we rescued her in 1998. more info on flora is available on my husband's website...michaelfranks.com. if you click on "flora's page" it has another slide show that we made...and a short little bit on our love story! she was from a puppy mill in kansas. we have since rescued 2 more with HUA...certified doxieholics!
love you guys! you are just gorgeous!
We're honored to share such a fine song and video with incredible lyrics. Brought us to tears. The video notes: The title track from Michael's "Time Together" CD -- a touching tribute to his beloved dog, Flora. He dedicates it to all of you who have lost a much loved companion. Michael is donating the royalties from this song to Hearts United for Animals in Flora's memory. Produced by Gil Goldstein. Featuring Gil Goldstein and Romero Lubambo. Video production by Peter Nevill.
There are links to purchase the song and album on itunes, eMusic, and Amazon on youtube.