Listen to John Singing

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Please listen to the voice recordings above of John singing. Here he sat at the piano, placed his iPad next to the piano and recorded Ave Maria and Unforgettable.

These recordings were made when John was 91 years old…yes you read that correctly…91.

The song Ombra Mai Fu was recorded some years ago on a simple cassette recorder and you will hear that the quality of the recording has degraded over time. However the singing is good and expresses the song well.

The recording of Mattinata – is a live radio broadcast back in the 1960’s and was recorded from the radio, again on a simple cassette recorder, and you will hear the quality of the recording has weakened over time but still enjoyable today.

We also included two spirituals Deep River and Steal Away. Here John is playing the piano and Shaun is singing the songs with some harmony from John at the end of Steal Away. This is an ‘off-the-cuff’ recording so it might be a bit rough around the edges but we hope you enjoy the banter, piano playing and the singing.