January 2013 News

In Memory Of Miss Patti Page

I'm very saddened by the death of music legend, Patti Page. I had the pleasure of producing a song with Patti that will appear on an album being released later this year. What a gracious, classy, grand lady she was, she will be sorely missed.

Patti told me that she began singing professionally on the radio in Tulsa, OK, singing Gospel Music. The day I worked with her she was recording a Gospel song and she felt as if she had came full circle. To my knowledge she hasn't recorded since our recording, so it is probably her very last recording, if not, one of her last.

Ms. Page died January 1, in Encinitas, CA. In September of last year she posted a note on her website, for her fans stating that she would no longer be traveling on the road to do performances as it was physically hard on her body. In the letter she remised of the days she traveled all over the world, explaining she never thought that would end, and while she still had her God given voice, the rest of her body was limited.

The Tennessee Waltz, How Much Is That Doggy In The Window, Mockingbird Hill, Cape Cod, so many great songs will always be associated with this beautiful woman's legacy. Legends like Patti Page, should be in every Hall Of Fame you can think of. Hopefully, one day, The Country Music Hall Of Fame will take notice of all these incredible fixtures in the fabric of their music and honor them with inductions, while they are still here to say thank you. It seems that they are more interested in honoring people who weren't known until late 80's and/or 90s. I take nothing away from those inducted, congratulations to them, but legendary females like Patti Page, Dottie West, Martha Carson, and many others should be inducted posthumously.

The angels have some competition now that Patti has joined them.

Lulu Roman's upcoming Album "AT LAST" All Orders placed before July 4 are considered pre-orders and will come with a beautiful 8x10 photo of Lulu.

1. At Last
2. Fever
3. You Are So Beautiful To Me (with T. Graham Brown)
4. Summertime
5. Killing Me Softly
6. Til I Can Make It On My Own (with Georgette Jones)
7. You Don't Know Me
8. In My Life
9. You Needed Me (with Linda Davis)
10. Get Here
11. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
12. I Will Always Love You (with Dolly Parton)

Nashville, Tenn. (January 4, 2013) – LULU ROMAN , one of Hee Haw 's most iconic and memorable faces, is set to release her first-ever musical standards album titled, AT LAST.  The album is scheduled for a national sales release on January 15 , via Homesick Entertainment.

The 12-track pop / jazz / country standards album is chock full of some of Roman's personal favorites including “Summertime,” “Fever,” “You Are So Beautiful” and “Killing Me Softly (With His Song).”

“This album was an absolute joy for me to record,” notes Roman.  “We had talked about recording it for so long and now we've finally got it in the can and ready to unveil!”

Country music fans will find some familiar voices on Roman's new compilation.  The legendary Dolly Parton joins Roman on “I Will Always Love You,” T. Graham Brown chimes in on “You Are So Beautiful,” Linda Davis makes a guest appearance on “You Needed Me,” and Georgette Jones ' voice can be heard on her mother's (Tammy Wynette) original hit, “'Til I Can Make It on My Own.”

On singing with Parton, Roman notes, “What can I say?  This one is ‘da bomb.'  I was so honored to have my precious friend Dolly come sing with me.  It was truly one of the most awesome days of my life.  She lights up the room, spices up the atmosphere, and clears the air you breathe.  She is just as lovely as you think she is!”

Roman adds, “I'm so incredibly thankful for everyone who joined in to help me sing on this project.  And I also want to thank Larry Ferguson and Chris Barnes who produced the album.   Larry and Chris have supported me in my ‘dream' to sing the standards and classics, with great enthusiasm and great belief in my ability.”

At Last will be available for purchase next Tuesday, January 15 in retail stores as well as online via iTunes, Amazon.com and homesickent.com.

About Lulu Roman

Lulu Roman is an award-winning comedian and singer, best known for her comedy skits and musical performances on the hit television show, Hee Haw .  To date, Roman has recorded more than 20 albums and continues to perform at live concert venues across the nation.  Roman is a Dove Award and TV Land Award recipient and is a member of The Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame.  She has also appeared in many acting roles including Touched By Angel and Love Boat .

For additional information on Lulu Roman, visit  www.luluroman.net.

At Last  Track Listing:

  1. At Last
  2. Summertime
  3. Get Here
  4. Fever
  5. You Needed Me – featuring Linda Davis
  6. In My Life
  7.  You Don't Know Me
  8. ‘Til I Can Make It On My Own – featuring Georgette Jones
  9. Killing Me Softly (With His Song)
  10. You Are So Beautiful – featuring T. Graham Brown
  11. I Will Always Love You – featuring Dolly Parton
  12. Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Carol Channing's new album "True To The Red White & Blue" is available now! Buy both of Carol's CD's get a free 8x10 of Carol Channing all for 26.99 postage included! A $7 savings!!

1. Dear Old Glory
2. God Bless America
3. Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (with T. Graham Brown)
4. Amazing Grace
5. Before The Parade Passes By
6. Yankee Doodle Dandy / Grand Old Flag
7. Over There
8. St. Louis Blues
9. America The Beautiful
10. His Eye Is On The Sparrow (with Lulu Roman)
11. Battle Hymn Of The Republic


Carol Channing's "True To The Red, White, and Blue" coming soon.

The heavily anticipated follow up to Carol Channing's "For Heaven's Sake" project is on it's way and just like the performer it's sure to please. "True To The Red, White, and Blue" is a collection of patriotic songs that will remind listeners of the great values of patriotism and faith. These performances will be much like a visit from a long time friend and focus on unity in a time when the country tends to be so divided with political rhetoric.

Track Listing
1. Dear Old Glory
2. God Bless America
3. Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (Duet with Country Star T. Graham Brown)
4. Amazing Grace
5. Before The Parade Passes By
6. Over There
7. George M. Cohan Medley (Yankee Doodle Dandy/Grand Ole Flag)
8. St. Louis Blues
9. America The Beautiful
10. His Eye Is On The Sparrow (with Special Guest Lulu Roman)
11. Battle Hymn Of The Republic

Dottie Rambo Tribute Coming Soon.....

On May 11, 2008 the world lost the greatest Gospel Music singer/songwriter that the world has known in a tragic tour bus crash. Dottie Rambo was the composer of over 2,500 songs and the reigning Queen of Gospel Music. Dottie's manager, Larry Ferguson along with her product manager, Chris Barnes survived the tour bus crash but suffered injuries that left them permanently wounded. Both Ferguson and Barnes wanted to create a special tribute to show their love and respect for the woman who was so dear to their heart. The consists of 19 songs from Dottie's pen and over 30 incredible artists.

"Dottie Rambo was my second Mom and there can never be too many tributes or accolades bestowed upon her. This album was great healing and I felt Dottie with us the entire time. Many of the artists on the project were on a "wish list" that Dottie had shared with me of artists she always hoped would record her songs. We have enlisted members of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame, Broadway, Bluegrass Royalty, as well as Southern Gospel, Contemporary Christian, and traditional black Gospel. Dottie's writing reached well beyond any one genre and with this tribute we wanted to showcase just how much her music impacted artists from all walks of music. If this doesn't light your fire, your kindling is wet!" says Ferguson.

Lulu Roman in production with new Classic/Torch Project

Hee Haw star Lulu Roman is currently in production with a new project of classics and torch songs sure to amaze and stir your heart. Lulu's vocal melts with the melodies into an angelic spin on some of the most well know songs in popular music. This is Lulu like you've never heard her before but you will want to hear it again and again!

Lulu's album is yet to be titled but the track listing is:
1. I Will Always Love You
2. Killing Me Softly
3. At Last
4. You Are So Beautiful To Me
5. You Don't Know Me
6. Summertime
7. Get Here
8. In My Life
9. Fever
10. Precious Lord Take My Hand
11. You Needed me
12. Til I Can Make It On My Own

Carol Channing CD Now Available at iTunes!
Click here to download Carol Channing's For Heaven's Sake CD at iTunes!

Carol Channing Interview on Sirius channel 77 and XM channel 75 Saturday at 8pm Eastern, Sunday at noon, and then again the following Thursday (8/19) at 9pm. If you have friends who don't subscribe, they can get a free 30-day online listening pass at http://shop.sirius.com/ (scroll down and the link is on the lower right side).

Carol Channing took the Big Apple by storm!!!

Carol Channing recently promoted her new CD, For Heaven's Sake in NYC making stops at The View, The Wendy Williams Show, Fox and Friends, The Joy Behar Show, The Today Show, many Sirius/XM radio programs and NYC media outlets.

Ending the promotional tour with a huge CD signing at the Lincoln Center Barnes and Noble she signed for over 3 hours straight!

Carol's Wendy Williams Show appearance re-airs on August 24.

Click here to purchase a physical copy of the For Heaven's Sake CD.


Mamie Van Doren goes Country!

You read the title right folks! Mamie Van Doren has gone country. Whether you remember her by her over 40 feature films, her classic tight sweaters and poney tails, or as one of the "Three M's" Marilyn, Mansfield and Mamie, you are going to excited to hear about her latest project.

Mamie is no stranger to music. She has recorded numerous albums over the years and sang many soundtracks for her feature films. In an age that Rock-N-Roll was just being birthed, Mamie was starring in a film singing the first rock-n-roll music in a motion picture and said "Let's Do It!"

Sharing with me that her childhood was filled her father's fiddle playing and singing country music both inside the family and also taking his fiddle to church where they country up the church service gospel tunes. This type of music was carried tightly and strongly within her heart for years until she and I got together and said Lets Do it.

The album "Still A Troublemaker" features some incredible original songs. One song which is an autobiographical tune of Mamie's life, another I Have a Heart continues that deep personal feelings of Mamie, while Troublemaker takes those beautiful blonde locks to test. Mamie releases the Cowgirl in her with Cowgirl High a fun rocking cowgirl dance tune. These 4 fine pieces were originals for Mamie.

Mamie also took a song that Deborah Allen pitched her "Vibrate" and made it her own. Tony Jo White wrote an incredible song "Steamy Windows" that is probably my favorite tune on the CD so far. Some classics paid homage to Nashville Queens like Tammy Wynette's "I'm Not A Candle In The Wind" and Loretta Lynn's once band from radio song "Rated X". The classic Linda Ronstadt tune "Silver Thread and Golden Needles" is going really fiddle it up and get you clapping and stepping. One of the other stand out cuts is a Dolly Parton penned tune "The Best Woman Wins". The song is written as a duet and we're hoping for a special someone to be able to sing it with Mamie but we're not to that process yet.

We are going to go all out with the release. Television, CD signings and concerts. We'll be near you soon.

Warmest Wishes,

Larry Ferguson
Ferguson Music