Sings Circus Songs / kids family music
Dennis Massa Sings Circus Songs, Childrens music, a collection of original circus songs, a dozen bouncy, unforgetable tunes, that will dance young hearts into the happy world of the Circus.
All songs Written by John Tartaglione & DENNIS MASSA.......... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Available on CD Baby and Apple itunes, and Amazon.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dennis Massa
Dennis Massa, composer, narrator, and principal talent, is a graduate of Nassau Community College, NY (Applied Science in Criminal Justice) and David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN. (BA : in Counseling/ Theology, Languages: Koine Greek, German & Classical Hebrew). He has pursued and been active in Music all his life and is currently writing and recording for children of all ages.Dennis first started playing guitar at the age of nine, inspired by Elvis Presley’s “ Blue Suede Shoes”. He went on to study music in Nashville, becoming part of a traveling troupe of musicians, playing to audiences throughout the south and Midwest. His wide range of interests included fund raising for anti- drug youth groups. Dennis, best known for his original Circus Songs, and off-beat children’s music such as : WACKY WACKY WABBITTS, ISH KABIBBLE, AND THE KOOKABORO JAMBOREE, delivers a refreshing new sound to children’s music. He approaches each song or group of songs, as a visual idea. First he invents a character or situation and then designs songs around his characters & creations. In addition to writing songs, playing guitar & violin, he also sell guitars and violins, and creates original Sumi-e watercolor art. Dennis has been a past president of the NY Sumi-e Watercolor Association of America, under the tutelage of Master Sumi-e Artist , Mitsuko Bickham.
Whose works have been exhibited at the National Arts Gallery in NYC. Dennis’s potential in music video and performing offer strong opportunities for creating a comprehensive multi-media product, including coloring books, animated / live music video’s, sing-along books, audio CDs’ T.V. /cable kids show, and much more. His fresh approach to childrens music, entice youngsters of any age to sing and learn as they are drawn into the world of his marvelous creations. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Special thanks to Producer Chris Pati for Mastering, at Guru Projects. For great recordings and mixing, they can be contacted at www.guruproject.com
Circus album Produced & Recorded by Dean Kraus, Dean Kraus on keyboards. Dennis Massa on guitars and vocals.
Nick Di Mauro background vocal, and engineered by John Tobacco and Nick DiMauro, on "Peanuts, Popcorn & Cotton Candy".
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Recently remastered by Chris Pati of Guru Projects, NY
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Historical Biography for John Tartaglione (co-writer) :
- Veteran comics creator John Tartaglione lost his battle with throat cancer, Nov. 12th 2003. He was 82. Born in the U.S. in 1921, Tartaglione began his illustrious career as a production artist for Harvey Comics.
He soon moved on to Atlas Comics, the forerunner of Marvel Comics, where he worked on such titles as Journey Into Mystery and Spellbound in the 1950's. During the 1960's, he worked on such titles as X-Men, Daredevil, and Sgt. Fury for Marvel. Tartaglione also illustrated numerous romance comics for both Marvel and DC, inked for Archie Comics, and eventually became Art Director of Marvel.
Tartaglione's best known work came in 1982 with the Life of Pope John Paul II one-shot from Marvel Comics which sold millions through various religious channels. This led to a follow-up one-shot chronicling the life of Mother Teresa. In recent times, Tartaglione worked on the Spider-Man syndicated daily newspaper strip with Larry Lieber/Stan Lee. Other works include, the Mickey Mantle Comic book, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, & the Joe Di Maggio Comic book.
And Johns last comic book created in 1995, was the unauthorized biography of Pete Rose titled , 'PETE ROSE #1: "His Incredible Baseball Career", with Editor/Publisher Dennis Massa. He was also a prolific lyricist, who wrote many songs, on Baseball Heroes, Circus music, country ballads & Americana Folk music.
In 1991, He teamed up with Dennis Massa to form MASSTAR CREATIONS, INC, dedicated to producing and creating fine art and music that stand the test of time. Despite losing his ability to speak due to his illness, he managed to finish inking a week's worth of Spider-Man strips the day before he passed away. A great family man, & one of Americas's greatest comic book artists, a Unique American icon. Thanks for "being there", you are missed by the many lives you have touched & changed for the better....... - Dennis Massa/MASSTAR CREATIONS, INC........thanks for listening & hope you enjoy the "Dennis Massa Sings Circus Songs" CD album, as much as we enjoyed creating & producing it. John Tartaglione's dream to share music through the wonder of the internet, is being realized & offered here for the first time via the world wide web by CDBABY.COM ..... -//MASSTAR CREATIONS, INC.
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