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PERKY in the recording studio. He also scats and does a beat-box carol.




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INQUIRER EXCLUSIVE
Charlie Green records local CD

By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 21:42:00 09/22/2008

Filed Under: Entertainment (general), Music

MANILA, Philippines?Charlie Green, the 11-year-old jazz singer who wowed Simon Cowell on the UK reality show ?Britain?s Got Talent? makes his big solo CD debut in the Philippines, his mom Cecile Sumargo?s country.

In late September, Star Records, music arm of ABS-CBN, will release the kid?s self-titled debut album, according to Nixon Sy, Audio Marketing unit head.

Sy said Star Records is finalizing the line-up of 10 to 12 tracks, including an original composition by crooner Richard Poon, ?Mama Said So.?

Audition piece

Sy said ?Summer Wind,? Charlie?s audition piece on BGT, is also included, along with two other standards, ?What a Wonderful World? and ?In My World.?

When Charlie and his parents Cecile and Roger were in Manila over a month ago, they told the Inquirer about the kid?s dream of recording his own album.

Charlie?s only previous recording was a single, the Christmas song ?Hands Around the World,? for the benefit of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

?Apart from the usual ballads and standards, Charlie can also scat and do beat box,? dad Roger said.

Beyond his dad?s jazz classics, Charlie has very modern, and eclectic tastes. ?I have Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis and Black Eyed Peas on my iPod,? he said.

?In one of the tracks, he showed off his beat-box skills,? Sy said. ?That?s in the Christmas carol ?Santa Claus is Coming to Town.??

There?s another holiday song in the album, ?Rockin? Around the Christmas Tree,? said Sy.

The inclusion of the two Yuletide songs is just appropriate; Green will fly back to Manila in December.

?It?ll be my first Christmas in the Philippines,? Charlie told the Philippine Daily Inquirer last month. ?We are planning to visit my mom?s relatives in the province.?

Charlie?s mom Cecile hails from Dumanjug, Cebu.

Pinoy holiday

He is looking forward to the Pinoy holiday. ?I?m used to the English way of celebrating [the holidays]. After church, we have a regular British meal of Yorkshire pudding, turkey, carrots and broccoli. But I heard Filipino Christmases are more festive and spectacular. I?m excited!?

E-mail: bayanisandiego@hotmail.com



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