A 1) Archive of ORIGINAL SONGS Written by Dennis Chandler = Raw Demos / Drafts / Misc.

Update November 18, 2023 

Tom Schuck  &  Dennis Chandler    

Backstory of their EPIC REUNION 

For these past TEN YEARS … TEACHER-DC has been a Continuing Education Instructor. He is at … ICD … Institute for Career Development located at United Steelworkers Local 979 in Cleveland. 

The reunion happened at the above-mentioned Local 979. All because of DC’s fellow ICD Instructor Willie Bailey. This past Spring saw Willie arrange for the surprise reunion of Dennis Chandler and his long lost collaborator, Tom Schuck. Who’s he? The hubby of Diane Schuck … a longtime USWA employee. That Summer day in June … brought the two back in touch with one another … after losing contact for 40-plus years! Thank you, Willie and Diane. 

It has been a Blessing …and … alot of work … MAKING THIS PAGE. But wait’ll you hear their songs. Enjoy some other miscellaneous songs, too.

Click on the song’s title … to hear that particular song.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW  … (reprised below along with backstory)  

WE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN


DON’T STOP THE MUSIC -35 SEC CUT

DON’T STOP THE MUSIC – 51 SEC CUT

DON’T STOP THE MUSIC – FULL DEMO 2 37

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CATCH YOU LATER

I LOVE MAKING MUSIC

I’LL JUST GO ON SINGING

CROWD PLEASER

JUST KNOWING YOU’RE THERE 

PLAY MY SONG

IT’S A BEAUTIFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

THE BOY IN THE MAN I LOVE 

JUBILEE

I WANT TO BE WITH YOU

MUSIC TAKE ME HOME

I CAN’T STOP SEEING US

TIME TO LOVE AGAIN 

KEEP ON TRYING

LET ME YOUR SONG

WE’RE THE SINGING ANGELS – Theme for the Choir of the same name

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW

BACK STORY about … “Right Here, Right Now (Turn Love On)”  

The song was inspired by Gladys Knight. As a matter of fact, I found in the files … contracts that included this song. Some of the other contracts offered … were for my hubby Dennis, my brother Phil Smoluk and me. Read on …

1977 … those contracts were of the kind that I previously mentioned. The ones called … Contracts of 360 Degrees. Again … defined by many as … “A lock on all that one does”. Who would that “one”  be, so to speak? The driving wheel of our creative endeavors … Chandler-the-Chameleon.  Dennis would not have been able to do many of the various and sundry “stuff” …. that he wanted to do … (at that time). Is it any wonder many declined this type of deal. Musician Dennis did. Wordsmith Phil did (and me, too).    

2023 … Spring cleaning has me finding these raw demos. I am prioritizing … playing back the reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes. Trying to figure out what to transfer so I can upload … for your listening and dancing pleasure. Wish me luck. 

I shredded the other correspondence … rom SAS Publishing … management for BB King and Gladys Knight. The files were too faded, (so to speak). But, the songs are not. I will not let them fade away.    

Speaking of the above-mentioned musical giant … the great songstress … Gladys Knight! Perhaps a past musical tie … might come back into our life. Dennis could deal … with Elijah. Who? The great Gladys’ … grovey percussionist … Elijah Gilmor. We once had the pleasure of hosting him … here in our home in Solon, Ohio. It was at one of our Musicales that I dubbed … “A Salon in Solon”. Maybe we can do it again … right here … right now … after their road trip. (OK, maybe after Gladys Knight gives him a night off … from touring with her. Maybe make it … more than one night … I found lots of songs in the loft!)    

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BACK STORY about …  “Keep On Trying”  …

AN ALL INCLUSIVE CHOIR. That’s what we wanted. We invisioned Gladys Knight … BB …  Mary Bridget Davies and others. (MBD was at the time a up and coming singer … later nominated for a Tony award for Best Lead Actress in a musical. That was in 2014. Perhaps here in 2023 we could interest her and GK to do a duet?   

Words by Tom Schuck and Dennis Chandler. Music by Composer Chandler. Instrumentation, arrangement and recording by DC. Vocals by Dennis and Tom. Click on the title to hear the song …

KEEP ON TRYING

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“(I See)  The Writing on the Wall”

Lyrics were written by my brother Phil Smoluk and my hubby Dennis Chandler. Music was written by Composer Chandler. Instrumentation … arranged, produced and recorded by Dennis … who also sang the song.

Click on the title to hear the song … 

WRITING ON THE WALL

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BACK STORY  about … “Where Are They Now” 

A Collage & A Song for Chameleon Chandler’s Crazy Quilt of Life Experiences

It was inspired by TRAVELING TROUBADOURS DOLLY PARTON, WILLIE NELSON, etc. Dennis has YET to meet Willie … but those peeps that he DID meet … are in the collage below. This song is DEDICATED to them. Most all of those pictured … taught Dennis … FIRSTHAND … and … IN THE AGE OLD … ORAL TRADITION. What’s that? They had him sitting at their knee … saying to him, “Alrighty. Good. Good. Now try this way …” They gave so lovingly and freely to him … their music. Rare for those times, those places. Many are gone now. But their Memory is a Blessing.  And we know where they are, now.

Lyrics were written by my brother Phil Smoluk and my hubby Dennis Chandler. Music was written by DC. Instrumentation … arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer DC … who also sang the song.

Click on the title to hear:  WHERE ARE THEY NOW

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BACK STORY about … the song down below … scroll down to photo and link of    “Plymouth Rock”

It was on the A side of a 45 record that this band had way back. The 1964 song was done by DC and a group of his hometown friends. The formed a band and called themselves, “The Pilgrims”. Perhaps the name was fortuitous … for they seemed aptly named. Playing around … in the Detroit / Windsor area … in those places and in those times … in Detroit’s musical history? It was, “Priceless”, Dennis said.  Why? They became the houseband for the legendary powerhouse Radio Station “CKLW”.

In support of the station’s musical format … they entertained at their many various live events and promotions … all around the area.  As … Pianist-Dennis … he also became arranger and accompanist  for even more diverse audiences. House parties of fond memory … included the ones at the residences of Rev. Cecil Franklin (Aretha’s father) … and … Hank Ballard of “Hank Ballard & The Midnighters”, to name just two. (Talk ‘bout “Stand and deliver!”) 

The lyrics were written by Dennis Chandler and bassist Pete Dragas. The music was written by Bandleader Chandler. The other band members on the record … were drummer Ron Harkai, guitarist Glenn Schwartz and Dennis (who doubled on keyboards and guitar). Instrumentation arranged by DC … who also sang the song.

Click on the title to hear:  Plymouth Rock

On the B side of this 45 record of the Pilgrims is a song … originally written and recorded by the iconic Bluesman … John Lee Hooker.

This “cover” … was done by Dennis and band. One can hear on lead vocals … Glenn Schwartz … with some shout-singing background by the rest of the band.  

Click on the title to hear the song …  Maudy

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BACK STORY about … “Dancin’ to Bo Diddley”

It was inspired by DENNIS’ FIRST GUITAR TEACHER … the ICONIC … ROCK PIONEER … BO DIDDLEY. The song won one of the AMERICAN  SONG  FESTIVAL  AWARDS … shown below. 

Lyrics were written by Phil Smoluk, Tom Schuck and Dennis Chandler. The song is in tribute to TEACHER-BO. STUDENT-DENNIS’ doin’ it … DIDDLEY STYLE.  Arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer DC … who also sang the song.

Click on the title to hear the song. 

 Dancin To Bo Diddley


BACK STORY about … “If I Had It To Do Over Again” 

It was another AMERICAN SONG FESTIVAL WINNER. Lyrics were written by Phil Smoluk. Music written by Dennis Chandler. Instrumentation … arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer DC … who also sang the song. Click on the title to hear the song.

If I Had It To Do Over Again

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About THE SONGWRITING CONTRACT … offered us on … “If I Had It To Do Over Again” 

Bears repeating … this is another song we were offered a contract on … from SAS Publishing aka BB King’s management.They handled Gladys Knight, at the time.

1977 … contracts were of the kind that I previously mentioned. The ones called … Contracts of 360 Degrees. Again … defined by many as … “A lock on all that one does”. Who would that “one”  be, so to speak? The driving wheel of our creative endeavors … Chandler-the-Chameleon.  Dennis would not have been able to do many of the various and sundry “stuff” …. that he wanted to do … (at that time). Is it any wonder many declined this type of deal. Musician Dennis did. Wordsmith Phil did (and me, too).    

2023 … Spring cleaning had me finding these raw demos. I am prioritizing … playing back many…  reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes. I am trying to figure out what to transfer so I can upload … for your listening and dancing pleasure. Wish me luck. 

I shredded the other correspondence … rom SAS Publishing … management for BB King and Gladys Knight. The files were too faded, (so to speak). But, the songs are not. I will not let them fade away.    

Speaking of the above-mentioned musical giant … the great songstress … Gladys Knight! Perhaps a past musical tie … might come back into our life. Dennis could deal … with Elijah. Who? The great Gladys’ … grovey percussionist … Elijah Gilmor. We once had the pleasure of hosting him … here in our home in Solon, Ohio. It was at one of our Musicales that I dubbed … “A Salon in Solon”. Maybe we can do it again … right here … right now … after their road trip. (OK, maybe after Gladys Knight gives him a night off … from touring with her. Maybe make it … more than one night … I found lots of songs in the loft of our studio!)     

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BACK STORY about “Let Me Be Your Song”.

It was … inspired by the ICONIC Barbra Streisand … with whom we have yet … to make a connection. I say “yet” because … we can always hope, no? How so?  A FAN of PIANIST-DENNIS … said she might have a way … via a relative of hers … to connect DC to BS. But first I was asked … by that fan of DC’s … “What has been written about DC that I could share?”  Hence all this info here … and on Face Book.

BTW:  Back in the day … we told BB King about DC’s admiration for her talents. Her voice, in particular. It plays in Dennis’ mind, (so to speak). Poppa BB implied that BS would be easy to talk to. Why? BB said when the two of them met … she was warm and gracious. He offered to help with a hookup, (so to speak) … from one artist to another, he said. But, it wasn’t meant to be … sadly, Poppa BB passed (in 2015).

BB is gone … but Barbra is still here. That’s why … we say, “we have yet to meet her”. It seems like a long way to go … however … there is an axiom … that … all-politics-is-local syndrome. I think it just might be in play here. How so? That someone who proferred the info … about a relative of hers … having done a Broadway project with the songbird? Well, that-fan-of-Pianist-Dennis … she moved not too far from us. (Three miles away… “close enough for rock and roll”, as the saying goes). See, all politics is local.

BTW  she’s one of the many fine folks who asked for info (on DC). That’s why I decided to data-enter all this stuff … the songs … the stories. Hence me signing off often as  … web writer Liz Chandler aka Mrs. Dennis aka  Archivist.

Wish us well. So we get to hook up again with that-fan-of-Pianist-Dennis. Maybe when he gets to play at the new residence of Fan-Marcie. And hope that …. Archivist-Me … gets more knowledgeable about how to present the music. Maybe even how to Zoom … Stream … Upload. Make … Click Reels, Videos, etc. Why? Well … to quote another song … that Composer-Chandler did for playwright Larry Brenner’s stage play, “Just We Two” … “Maybe Someday” … the music will get to … The Great White Way.  To learn more … go to this website’s page … titled, “As Composer Chandler:  2 Staged Musicals Thus Far”. Click on this link … https://dennischandler.com/index.php/just-we-two-the-musical/

Until then we will … to paraphrase Barbra … “Keep chasing … dreams” … (Barbra, can you hear me?”) …

 

More Back Story about … “Let Me Be Your Song”. The lyrics were written by my brother Phil Smoluk and me … aka Liz Smoluk Chandler. Music was written by my hubby and Soulmate … aka … Composer Chandler. Instrumentation … arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer-Dennis. The melodious vocals for this demo are by Tom Schuck.

LET ME YOUR SONG

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BTW: What won this song’s … first GOOD GRADE and RAVE REVIEW … was not a recorded demo. It was a live rendition. How, where, when, who … made that happen? The great GAMBLE & HUFF. Who? Learn about them at …

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamble_and_Huff 

https://www.songhall.org/awards/winner/kenneth_gamble_leon_huff

Back story is … the great Gamble & Huff held several series of SONGWRITING SEMINARS. The LEGENDS from the label called THE SOUNDS OF PHILLY … were in NYC … this time. There they conducted classes for composers.

My brother Phil took it upon himself to travel to Manhattan to pitch some of our songs. He had no demo to present … just the song. Phil is not a musician … he is a lyricist.(I call him a wordsmith … a sounding board on all things written!) Fortunately for us … the judges were real creative-types. The song was presented with just sheet music … and sung by an unknown.

Upon hearing this song … Gamble & Huff … gave it  A RAVE REVIEW. We were told they loved the song so much … they used it as an example to others at their events.

So what happened after? The producers offered the kind of contract I previously mentioned above. Recall the one with BBK & Gladys’ management? The ones often called … Contracts of 360 Degrees? Again … defined by many as … “A lock on all that one does”. Who would that “one”  be, so to speak? The driving wheel of our creative endeavors … Chandler-the-Chameleon.  Dennis would not have been able to do many of the various and sundry “stuff” …. that he wanted to do … (at that time).

We were considering them. (After all, it was Gamble & Huff!)  Then we got diverted … different directions, etc. Life took us all down … and loaded us down … with our respective familia responsibilities. Of course, later down the road … came those health hurdles I wrote about on this website’s page titled, “A Journey: Dennis Beats AML Leukemia”. Here is the link … https://dennischandler.com/index.php/the-journey/

Down, down, down … words used too much back then. But … wait!  Those words became lyrics for a song … (Check out, “Don’t Be Feelin’ Down … Don’t Be Feelin’ Low”). But back to … “Let Me Be Your Song”.

So albeit belatedly, I posted the CRITIQUE from PRODUCERS GAMBLE & HUFF. Why? Because I believe it is … IT’S NEVER TOO LATE. Another believer was a neighbor from our North Hill community … Lou Kassouf, of Blessed Memory. After seeing jogger-Dennis back to running again … she said she wrote out what she “was given from Above” … then mailed it. (Although she could have dropped it off to our mailbox. I’m glad she did … the postmark of her “discernment” is  invaluable. It was after Dennis did beat cancer … and those experimental chemo treatments! Here is the link to read on this websites’ page,  “A Heavenly Prophecy for Dennis” … https://dennischandler.com/index.php/prophecy-for-dc/

By the way, these notes I only recently found while decluttering Dennis’ files. Seems Spring came a little early this year … Spring cleaning, that is. But blossoms do bloom … and they sometimes bloom late … and I hear a songbird. Yes, Babs is buzzin’ in my brain.     

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Up’s The Only Way I Can Go

BACK STORY about … “Up’s The Only Way I Can Go” 

Speaking of  ICONIC … Bluesmasters … that’s BOBBY BLUE BLAND. He asked Dennis to write something for him. Dennis did. Sadly, BBB did not get to record this song. The words and the music were written by Dennis Chandler in homage to “DAD BLUE”, as we affectionately called him. His memory is a Blessing. Instrumentation … arranged, produced and recorded with vocals by musician-composer DC. 

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BACK STORY about  … “Hard On Me”

The lyrics were written by Phil Smoluk. Music by Dennis Chandler. Instrumentation … arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer DC.

Click on the title to hear the song.    

Hard On Me – Dennis Chandler


Here’s the Backstory … about the song titled …(“You’re) Never Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll”. Yes, today … in 2023 …  it appears to be more of an “anthem” … when done by Dennis (and others who are … “never too old to rock and roll”). Read about it and the other two songs DC did for a special reunion.  

Summer ’93: Reunion of The Secrets. After the ’60’s girl group reunited … there was another reunion. The girls who had the ’63 hit song “The Boy Next Door” reunited with the boy behind them … their past accompanist, Dennis.

ROCK HALL GIRL GROUP SECRETS IN STUDIO DC ON HAMMOND B 3 1

That Secrets reunion session in 1993 … yielded a sort of mini-album, made up of original songs written by Dennis. Besides “Can You Feel It (That Rock ‘n’ Roll)” … the other songs included were … “Just a Rock ‘n’ Roll Melody” … and … (You’re) Never Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll”. 

Never actually released, these songs did get some airplay by the legendary disc jockey Norm N. Nite on his then-WMJI radio show. But, that station’s Program Director felt forced to nix any more airplay. His reasoning? This material, albeit old sounding, was new and … did not fit the format of “Oldies” aka “Classic Rock”. He feared a floodgate effect of writers … submitting unpublished songs.

Nonetheless, writer-Dennis was pleased that the iconic Norm N. Nite played the songs. After all, Norm was first to go to Ahmet Ertegun … to “pitch” Cleveland as the home of the rock hall. He was pleased to hear on air again the … by-then-ten-year-old … specially written song. It was very fulfilling to hear such positive feedback. Those listeners loved the old-sounding new songs … and told Norm so. Rock on, Den did.

“Rock and Roll Melody”

“Can You Feel It (That Rock ‘n’ Roll”)

“(You’re) Never Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Female Vocals by The Secrets …

“(You’re) Never Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll” … Click on the title above to hear the song sung by ’60s girl group called “The Secrets” … 


Male Vocals by Dennis Chandler …

“(You’re) Never Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll” … Click on the title below to hear the song sung by Dennis …

“You’re) Never Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll”

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BACK STORY about … “Don’t Be Feelin’ Down, Don’t Be Feelin’ Low”

Upon meeting and melding musically with the iconic Harold Bradley … a GUITAR HERO to Dennis … HB asked to hear some original songs. We obliged him. Then he asked Dennis to do DEMOS for him. We did.

Who was Harold Bradley? For starters he was one of the “Nashville Cats”… celebrated and memorialized in song. Why? They were members of the “A Team” … early recording session musicians. In fact, Harold and his brother Owen Bradley built the Quonset Hut … which started Nashville’s landmark Music Row. To learn more … go to … https://www.countrymusichalloffame.org/hall-of-fame/harold-bradley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzmBzbu40ys

So naturally when Harold said he loved them and wanted demos sent down South … to his home. (See his biz card, etc). Well, we started to … then … sadly Harold passed.

Life took us down a different direction … that included sprinting over new health hurdles. But, now … having overcome them … we race on.

It’s 2023 … As I wrote above … to paraphrase Oscar Hammerstein’s song … “June is busting out all over” (still). As up in OUR RECORDING LOFT. That’s where I found the files of raw demos of our original music. That included these dubs from old reel-to-reel tapes and cassettes, etc. So … perhaps it’s not too late … to plant the seeds of melody … and bring to Harvest what Harold wanted to hear. He wanted MELODIC MUSIC to make a comeback. He wanted hooks … as in … “ear worms” … meaning something a listener could latch onto.   

I ponder and wonder to whom … dear Harold … would have presented these tunes? Hence this page where I have begun to post and upload the raw demos. I could only guess what Angel Harold would like to hear … from AboveI dunno how to do You Tube … yet. But I plan to learn … Zoom, too. (Calling on Angels!)   

Lyrics were written by Phil Smoluk. Music written by Dennis Chandler. Instrumentation… arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer DC… who also sang the song. Click on the title to hear the song. 

Don’t Be Feelin’ Down, Don’t Be Feelin’ Low

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BACK STORY about … “Catch You Later” …

The lyrics were written by Dennis Chandler and Tom Schuck. Music by Dennis and Charlie Adams. Instrumentation … arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer DC. Vocals by Dennis Chandler.  Click on the title to hear the song … 

CATCH YOU LATER

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Too Much Too Soon

Coal To Diamonds

Below are three songs of Dennis’ … that he re-recorded in 1993. They were for one very special reunion … and for one very special group. “The Secrets”. Who? (A girl group from the ’60s … who had the hit titled “The Boy Next Door”)

So what made this so special? These tunes brought back some rockin’ memories … for them and for himself. Why? Bandleader Chandler aka “the boy behind them”… did many a gig with the girls … back in the day, (as they say). But, what day? Shhh … it’s a secret.

Words and music written by Dennis Chandler. Instrumentation … arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer DC. The vocals were done by the girls.

Click on the title of each song … to hear that particular song.   

Rock and Roll Melody

Never Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll

Can You Feel It (That Rock ‘n’ Roll)

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ABOUT … “Universe Park” – A homage to Cleveland’s iconic amusement park … Euclid Beach Park. The lyrics were written by Phil Smoluk. Music by Dennis Chandler. Vocals and instrumentation … arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer DC.

Click on the title to hear the song … 

Universe Park – Homage to Euclid Beach Park

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About … “Willow Lady” … Written, arranged, produced and recorded by Dennis Chandler … sung by Dale Solly, of Blessed memory. Click on the title to hear the song.  

Willow Lady

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About … “Smilin’ That’s Her Way” …  This was written for a video farewell tribute to Jan Jones. It was aired on her last day hosting TV5’s Morning Exchange show. Lyrics by Liz & Dennis Chandler. Vocals and instrumentation … arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer DC. Click on the title to hear the song … 

Smilin’ That’s Her Way

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Spring 2023 … His Memory is a Blessing … Cleveland Baseball’s Iconic Fan

Drummer John J. Adams

About the First Song Below:  John Adams always found favor … wherever and whenever he added his drum beat. Savor this musical homage to fans of this city’s baseball team … (previously called the Indians). Words written by Liz & Dennis Chandler. Music by composer-Dennis. DC arranged, produced and recorded this tune. 

Click on the title to hear:  Ride With The Tribe

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About the Second Song Below:  Drummer John Adams’ good vibrations were always felt … whenever that fan of all things, Cleveland … came ’round. So Bandleader Chandler oftentimes would egg him onstage to sit in with his Stratophonics. That worked to the advantage of WHK Radio’s Houseband (DC & Strats) … when they were gathering signatures for the First Petition Drive and Campaign to … “Bring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to Cleveland” …  (as the slogan on the banner reads).

And gather they did! Local television news anchor Denise Dufala … announced “Dennis and his band were responsible for collecting over 200,000 of the 660,000 petition signatures” (total collected in 30 days). Confirmation came from her news producer Bob Lewis. In an on-air audible “aside” … he exclaimed … “I ought to know … I had to count them all”. The song was also played for the later USA Today Phone Poll. So it”s not a stretch to say “DC & Strats” had a little help from some friends. Drummer John Adams. 

Words and music written by Dennis Chandler. Instrumentation … arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer DC. Vocals by DC and drummer Ernie Nachtigal.

Click on this link to hear:  Dennis Chandler Intro

Click on the title to hear:   Can You Feel It (That Rock ‘n’ Roll)


About … “Ride With The Tribe” … A back-in-the-day homage to our baseball team. Then called The Cleveland Indians … they are now known as The Guardians. Music by Dennis Chandler. Lyrics by Liz & Dennis Chandler. Vocals and instrumentation … arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer DC. Click on the title to hear the song. 

Ride With The Tribe

About … “Go Browns” …  A homage to Cleveland’s football team. Music by Dennis Chandler. Lyrics by Phil Smoluk. Vocals & instrumentation … arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer DC. Click on the title to hear the song.  

Go Browns

About … “Woolly, Me and You” … Written for Dick Goddard and his Woollybear Festival. The title is “Woolly, Me and You” aka “The Woollybear Song”. This lullaby was the 1st Woollybear song. Music by Dennis Chandler. Lyrics by Phil Smoluk. Vocals by Dale Solly, of Blessed memory … with a chorus of Woollybear Watchers. Instrumentation… arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer DC. Click on the title to hear the song. 

Woolly, Me and You

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ABOUT … Bill “Smoochie” Gordon’s Theme:  Written for the media pioneer to use for his radio and television talk shows. Plus at his personal appearances … Musical Director Dennis often played along, so to speak. Bill’s memory is a Blessing.    

DC Full Orchestration

DC Piano Only

About … “Oh, How We Love Those Pierogi” … Written for Joel Rose and his friends. Music was written by Dennis Chandler with Lyrics by Phil Smoluk. The vocals are by then-popular media-types … who are listed on the 45 record jacket. (Remember those?) I’ve included the back of the record jacket … with the words. In case you want to do a Karaoke session. Check out JR’s recipe. You can bake as you sing along. Vocals and instrumentation… arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer DC. Click on the title to hear the song. 

Oh, How We Love Those Pierogi

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PARTIAL LIST BELOW … is for a few past musical projects.

I will be adding more music … as I acquire knowledge of how to do so. Speaking of what one should know (SO NEW WORK MAY COME HIS WAY) … all the projects were written, arranged, produced and recorded by musician-composer DC. 

Jingles … are listed in no particular order …

PLAYHOUSE SQUARE JINGLE Version 1

PLAYHOUSE SQUARE II

TV 8’s “Winners” Promotion … “We’re TV8, Home of The Winners”.

TV 5’s Morning Exchange … “Start Your Day With Us”.

Bass Chevrolet … “Home of Bass Chevrolet”.

Rinaldi Jewelry …  “Where Little Things Mean a Lot”.

WERE’s Joey Jay Radio Show … “Jazz for Joey Jay” (Instrumental).

After Five Magazine … “There’s a New Way of Looking at Cleveland After Five”.

Midpark Chrysler Plymouth … “You Are Someone Special”.

Morrell Music … “If You Want More Than Just A Music Store”.

Audio Outlet … “There Is Only One”.

Kitchen Queen … “Kitchen Queen, Your Dream Kitchen Store”.

Bobby Gee Stores … “You and Me and Bobby Gee”.

Randall Park Mall … “The Best of Them All”.

Cleveland Copy and Printing … “When You Need More Than One”.

More Specialty Songs (list is in no particular order)

NBC TV3 Weatherman’s theme … “Waylon Boot’s Bodacious Blues”.

Politico Bob Hughes Tribute Song … “Hats Off To Hughes”.

Eastside Irish American Club Theme for Grand Opening … “And Yet We’ve Just Begun”.

Kidney Foundation Chili Cook-Off Winner Rafe Goldbach’s song … “Ode To Rotten Rafe’s Chili”.

M.D.A. Poster Child, Damian Claudio’s Poem (laid to video) ….”Hoping For A Miracle”.

First Rock Hall Song (all media, USA Today Phone Poll, Petition Drives) … “Can You Feel It -That Rock ‘n’ Roll”. (a cover re-recorded by “The Secrets” was mentioned earlier). 

Chamber of Commerce/Growth Association Farewell Songs: Pres. Bill Bryant & Ex.VP K. Michael Benz …”Blues for Benz”.

TV8’s Dick Goddard & Dale Solly … The Woollybear Song aka “Woolly, Me and You”. (mentioned earlier). 

Media Types … Joel Rose, Jan Jones, Dale Solly, The Ghoul, Tana Carli … Joel Rose’s Polka aka “Oh, How We Love Those Pierogi”. (mentioned earlier). 

TV5’s Morning Exchange 10th Anniversary Song … “Start Your Day With Us”.

Morning Exchange: Farewell Song for show’s host Jan Jones (laid to video) … “Smilin’ -That’s Her Way”. (mentioned earlier). 

Morning Exchange: Farewell Song for show’s host Joel Rose (laid to video) …. “Joel’s A Rose”.

Song in tribute to television personality Fred Griffith … “Always Fred”.

Cleveland Indians Song … “Ride With The Tribe”. (mentioned earlier). 

The First Cleveland Browns Song (laid to video by Gib Shanley for WEWS) … “Go Browns”. (mentioned earlier). 

Themes for Local Television Shows

NBC TV3 Dale Solly’s Half-Hour Special on Lake Erie titled “Dark Water, Deep Secrets” … Complete Score … (Instrumental)

TB added 

CEDAR RAG

CH 19 Dale Solly’s “Cleveland Homes Magazine” Show … Theme … (Instrumental)

Bill “Smoochie” Gordon’s TV Show …”Stay Smoochie You Rascal, You” …. (Instrumental)

Betsy Saltzburg’s TV Show “Positively Speaking” … Theme … (Instrumental)

Stage Music 

Music written for A Tribute to Icabod Flewellen, Founder of African-American Museum …  and performed by former Wings Over Jordon Baritone, Web Fleming. 

Words & Music for “Maltshop Memories” (a rock ‘n’ roll roadshow that toured locally, played community theatres i.e., Gates Mills Straw Hat Theatre, etc. )

Music written for Playwright Deborah Osment Ryan’s “Ruling Passion – A Musical Comedy About Richard III”. (mentioned earlier).

Music written for Playwright Larry Brenner’s “Just We Two” – a musical comedy about a man in a coma. (mentioned earlier). 

Liz Chandler, Web Writer aka Mrs. Dennis aka Archivist 2023