“Fab Fan Memories – The Beatles Bond“, a Beatles tribute CD produced and recorded in Nashville, Tenn., has received a Grammy nomination as one of five Grammy nominees in the “Best Spoken Word” category. Official Grammy balloting will begin on Dec. 14.
The CD/audio book, features songs, stories, recollections and fond thoughts about The Beatles from celebrities and everyday fans. The project, which was recorded and mastered by Dennis Scott Productions, features narration by George Harrison’s older sister, Louise Harrison, with performances by The Liverpool Legends of Branson, Mo., and The WannaBeatles of Nashville.
“The recording helps tell The Beatles’ story from the fans’ perspective,” said Louise, who recently appeared on several national TV programs to reflect on her brother’s life. “I hope all who listen will recognize the love and sincerity.”
Released on WannaBeats Records, “Fab Fan Memories” was produced by Scott and WannaBeatles band mates Bryan Cumming, David Toledo and Nathan Burbank. The Liverpool Legends, hand selected by Louise and led by Marty Scott, provide several Beatles covers. Heartfelt and amusing introspections are provided by fans, including special guests such as Nancy Lee Andrews, Janis Ian, Phil Keaggy, Melissa Manchester, Ken Mansfield, Alan Menken, Wesley Orbison, Bruce Spizer, Bill Swan, and Rod Davis of The Quarrymen. The WannaBeatles perform original Beatles-flavored songs on the CD.
“Fab Fan Memories” was released in November, just in time for The Beatles 50th anniversary. John, Paul, George and Ringo formed in 1962, making 2012 the “Year of The Beatles”. The project, which is distributed by MDI, is available through iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and other retailers for $14.99. A portion of the proceeds will support Louise Harrison’s newly formed organization, Help Keep Music Alive.
“It is quite gratifying to be part of a recording that tells the story of The Beatles through the eyes of their fans,” said band member Dennis Scott, who has won two Grammy Awards for various children’s projects. “The Beatles are forever. We can’t wait to get to the Grammys and, with any luck, get to meet Sir Paul McCartney himself.”
Scott added that the CD contains 68 minutes of dialog and music, with fans sharing their most important Beatles memories or experiences. Performances by The Liverpool Legends and The WannaBeatles serve as introductions to the segments and/or act as transitional pieces.
“For almost five decades, I have been known as the ‘Global Mum’ and ‘Hugger-in-Chief’ to the many thousands of devoted Beatle People who were born into different cultures all over this Planet,” Louise added. “Their reaction to The Beatles’ positive message helped them ‘Come Together’ as one loving Global Family. I was asked to take part in this project, which is dear to my heart.”
To learn more about the “Fab Fan Memories” CD/audio book, visit http://www.FabFanMemories.com, or send an e-mail message to DSMusic@comcast.net.To learn more about the organization Keeping Music Alive, visit http://www.HelpKeepMusicAlive.org.