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Was Chuck Mangione a One-Hit Wonder, or did he do something more than "Feels So Good"?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Chuck Mangione is a composer and bandleader with a long discography. He recorded as early as 1960 for Riverside with his older brother Gaspare ("Gap") as The Jazz Brothers. He moved to NYC in 1965, playing with Maynard Ferguson, Kai Winding, and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Chuck had five (5) hits on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart:

    (1) Feels So Good - Peak #4, 25 weeks on chart, debut 1978-02-11

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hi22Tp-uBg

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    (2) Give It All You Got - Peak #18, 16 weeks on chart, debut 1980-01-19

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBmlliHmG84

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    (3) Hill Where the Lord Hides - Peak #76, 6 weeks on chart, debut 1971-07-03

    Live with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (in Rochester, NY); Gary Niewood (flute)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VAlPq2dc4w

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    (4) Land of Make Believe - Peak #86, 3 weeks on chart, debut 1977-06-11

    Live with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (Massey Hall, Toronto, 1973); Esther Satterfield (vocal)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ_8dESzBiM

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    (5) Chase the Clouds Away - Peak #96, 4 weeks on chart, debut 1975-07-19

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmrAe30Xqz8

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    Charles Frank "Chuck" Mangione (born November 29, 1940) is an American flugelhorn player and composer who achieved international success in 1978 with his jazz-pop single, "Feels So Good." Mangione has released more than 30 albums since 1960.

    Early life and career:

    Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Mangione and his pianist brother Gap led the Jazz Brothers group which recorded three albums for Riverside Records. He attended the Eastman School of Music from 1958 to 1963, and afterwards joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, for which he filled the trumpet seat, previously held by greats such as Clifford Brown, Kenny Dorham, Bill Hardman, and Lee Morgan. Mangione served as director of the Eastman jazz ensemble from 1968 to 1972, and in 1970, he returned to recording with the album Friends and Love, recorded in concert with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and numerous guest performers. His quartet with saxophonist Gerry Niewood was a popular concert and recording act throughout the 1970s. "Bellavia", recorded during this collaboration, won Mangione his first Grammy.

    Mangione's composition "Chase the Clouds Away" was used in the 1976 Olympic Games, with a later composition, "Give It All You Got", being used as the theme to the Winter Olympic Games of 1980, held in Lake Placid, New York. He performed it live at the closing ceremonies, which were televised globally. A 1980 issue of Current Biography called "Feels So Good" the most recognized tune since "Michelle" by The Beatles. Recently, smooth jazz stations throughout the United States have recognized Mangione's "Feels So Good" as their all-time number one song. He raised over $50,000 for St. John's Nursing Home at his 60th Birthday Bash Concert, held at Rochester's Eastman Theatre.

    Acting career and Television Appearances:

    In addition to music Chuck Mangione has had a recurring voice-acting role on the animated television series King of the Hill. In it he portrays himself as a celebrity spokesman for Mega Lo Mart, although his animated form looks much younger than his age would indicate. The first episode of King of the Hill featuring Mangione originally aired on Valentine's Day, 1997. The episode featured an original score specifically recorded for the occasion. He continued to appear in episodes, a total of ten more up until 2003. After a long hiatus, the character of Chuck Mangione returned in a later episode entitled "Lucky's Wedding Suit", in May of 2007. A recurring joke is that whatever tune he plays on his flugelhorn inevitably shifts into "Feels So Good" after a few bars.

    In the Magnum, P.I. episode "Paradise Blues," Chuck Mangione portrays a fellow night club act along with TC's (Roger E. Mosley's) former girlfriend. Chuck performs two singles and has lines near the end of the show.

    On July 4, 1983 Chuck Mangione was in attendance as the New York Yankees played the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. On this date Dave Righetti pitched a no-hitter for the Yankees. After playing the national anthem on the flughelhorn, Mangione, a Yankees fan, joined Phil Rizzuto and Bill White in the broadcast booth. Mangione gave his thoughts on the Yankee players and played a few bars of Feels So Good.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Chuck Mangione Greatest Hits

  • 3 years ago

    Chuck Mangione Youtube

  • 1 decade ago

    Chuck Mangione has released more than 30 albums since 1960

    he isn't a "pop star", so big hits isn't what he's after,

    Mangione's composition "Chase the Clouds Away" was used in the 1976 Olympic Games, with a later composition, "Give It All You Got", being used as the theme to the Winter Olympic Games of 1980,

    Mangione served as director of the Eastman jazz ensemble from 1968 to 1972, and in 1970, he returned to recording with the album Friends and Love, recorded in concert with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and numerous guest performers

    Then, "Bellavia", recorded with Garry Niewood, won Mangione his first Grammy, during the '70's.

    He's had a great career

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  • 1 decade ago

    Check out Chuck's Greatest Hits and get back to me: Chuck Mangione - Greatest Hits

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He also wrote "Land of Make Believe" and "Bellavia". The TV stations around here used to play Bellavia whenever they showed the list of school closings on a snow day.

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