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"If Al was around to write songs for Sinatra, we would've

been blessed with at least a few more hits."

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What:       "I Got a Song - Words & Music of Al Hammerman"

                  A CD debut of ten (10) new songs featuring the hit "Almost Christmas"

Soloists:  Alan Ox, Kim Fuller, Debby Lennon, Dawn Turlington, Vince Martin, Arvell

                 Keithley, Javier Mendoza with 12-piece orchestra accompaniment

How:        Make check payable to the "Make-A-Wish Foundation" and send to

                 WhistleWind Productions, P.O. Box 31292, St. Louis, MO 

                 63131-0292.  Soon available on iTunes and CD Baby

Cost:       FREE with a $15 or more donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® --

                100% tax deductible

Info:         Visit www.alhammerman.com

 

St. Louis, MO, USA - December 6, 2011 Whistlewind Productions presents the new album titled "I Got a Song - Words and Music of Al Hammerman." Composer / Lyricist / Producer, Al Hammerman, premiers ten (10) songs on his third CD to benefit children served by the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

 

"Almost Christmas," a new holiday hit single, sung by vocalists Dawn Turlington and Vince Martin, plus nine (9) other brand new Hammerman "standards" make this a great holiday gift for a great cause. You can receive a FREE copy of the CD when you donate $15 or more to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

So what makes Al Hammerman's songs so popular? His style has appeal that is far reaching and timeless, combined with words and music that are smart, sophisticated, contemporary and classic. "I find that a good memorable melody, as well as meaningful and sometimes clever lyrics, usually go hand-in-hand making for a great song," remarked Al Hammerman.

In March Al debuted his music in a full-scale concert benefit called "Night After Night" at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis. Fresh, original songs of the composer were performed by a 12-piece orchestra featuring the area's finest vocalists Debby Lennon, Alan Ox, Arvell Keithley, Kim Fuller, along with the St. Louis Muny Kids. While the latter are not a part of the recording, Javier Mendoza, Dawn Turlington, and Vince Martin sing Hammerman's music for the first time on "I Got a Song."

To receive a FREE copy of "I Got a Song," please send a check made payable to the "Make-A-Wish Foundation," donating $15 or more, and mail it to: WhistleWind Productions, P.O. Box 31292, St. Louis, MO 63131-0292. The album will soon be available on iTunes and CD Baby. Visit AlHammerman.com for more information.

CDs are 100% tax deductible, and all profits benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.  The foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

About Al Hammerman

A composer, physician, Washington University educator, collector of antique musical instruments, Al Hammerman is a modern day Renaissance man who is never bored and rarely at a loss for inspiration.

On faculty at Washington University, Hammerman has worked on projects with the performing arts department as well as lent assistance to both local and Off Broadway theater groups. He even did a short free lance advertising stint as a jingle writer.

Called both contemporary and classic, many of Hammerman's charming melodies and clever lyrics quickly capture the heart and imagination of the listener; songs meant to be remembered and endure.

Three movies -- "Becoming Santa," "Demoted," "The Entitled" -- have featured Al's music, which has also been heard on Fox television's "The Good Guys" and CBS's "The Defenders."

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Missouri has been the recipient of all funds raised by Al Hammerman's St. Louis area music efforts. A relationship that "all started with a song" and that has allowed him to gain a much greater meaning and pleasure from his musical endeavors.

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For more information, promo requests or to set up an interview, please contact:  Dawn DeBlaze - DeBlaze & Associates - Tel:  314.766.JAZZ (5299) or email:  deblazeassoc@centurytel.net

 

AUDIO SONG SAMPLES

Almost Christmas (Dawn Turlington / Vince Martin)

I Got a Song (Javier Mendoza)

 

VIDEO SONG SAMPLES

Night After Night (Al Ox)

It's True (Debby Lennon)

Crazy Kind of Love (Kim Fuller)

Funny Feeling (Arvell Keithley)

Guys Like Us (Al Ox / Al Hammerman)

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