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Zak Smith - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

Zak Smith is an award-winning songwriter from the very hip community of Montclair, NJ, who acknowledges a certain other Jersey Guy by the name of Bruce as a an influence. Myself, I also hear echoes of Van Morrison in his soulful singing. Accompanied by a second guitarist and a pair of terrific backup singers, he performed a couple of songs from his latest CD, Signs of Life, as well as a new tune, in this session for the Sunday Breakfast.

About: Food Bank For New York City

by WFUV Staff
Photo of nice people:

WFUV is a community of music lovers — and a community of caring people. During our year-end campaign for WFUV, we're asking you to do something special: Give what you can to WFUV, and include an extra $5 for Food Bank For New York City, which will help provide 25 meals for New Yorkers in need. That's community in action.

Question of the Day: "Long" Songs

by Corny O'Connell
sheet music Shutterstock

It's going to be a long day for me. I've been up since the wee hours of the morning and I'll still be going through tonight's sold out Holiday Cheer for 'FUV at the Beacon Theatre. That's got me thinking of "long" songs - not long in length, but with "long" in the lyrics. If you can think of one, put it in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"It Won't Be Long" - The Beatles

The Big Broadcast For December 7: Here's Hoping

by Rich Conaty

Lyricist Harold Adamson was born in Greenville, NJ on December 10, 1906, one of five birthdays being celebrated on tonight's "Big Broadcast." One of Adamson's first songs is his most-enduring, "Time on My Hands," which was written with Mack Gordon and composer Vincent Youmans for an unsuccessful 1930 musical, "Smiles." Most of his early songs were written with Burton Lane, who was 18 when they first collaborated. An interesting exception is "Here's Hoping," where a comparative "old timer," J. Fred Coots, was composer.