Rich, smooth vocals and sophisticated chords showcase his collection of adult easy listening songs from decades past. With a selection of favorites from the "Great American Songbook" and Classic Oldies, you'll have an enjoyable trip down memory lane. Listen and you may just pick up some interesting facts as Greg shares interesting stories.
Available for any event where "adult easy listening" music can be enjoyed, restaurants, wine tastings, private celebrations or just an evening to enjoy music from the "Great American Songbook" as well as some classic oldies. Email me for further information. Greg Hines
Greg Hines is an experienced musician, playing acoustic guitar and singing standards and classic oldies with expressive chord voicings and an old style crooning voice, you will enjoy your musical trip down memory lane. - Tom Simms
I have heard Greg play saxophone with some of the best bands in Cincinnati and listening is always a treat.
His tone is warm and smooth but he sure can blow! - Erica Dublin
Great American Songbook
These songs are always a hit the nostalgia groups! Here is a compilation demo video of a concert at the Cincinnati Art Museum Theater
Don't Fence Me In, Cole Porter 1934
Makin' Whoopie, Gus Kahn 1928
June In January, Ralph Rainger 1934
If I Only Had A Brain, Harold Arlen 1937
We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me) 1940
Do You Wanna Dance, Bobby Freeman 1958
A Wink and A Smile, Marc Shaiman 1993
Songs and Stories
When Louis B. Mayer (co-founder of MGM movie studios) heard the preview of the Wizard of Oz, he wanted "Over the Rainbow" taken out because, "slowed down the picture". Kind of surprising since he essentially started Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm) in the movies.
Louis had heard of her as she performed in a vaudeville act with her Sisters and soon sent someone (the songwriter, Burton Lane) to go to the Orpheum Theater and report back to him. That resulted in an audition where Judy sang the popular 1934 song, "Zing! Went the Strings to My Heart"!
Hear my version recorded live:
Classic Oldies and More
Plenty of the favorite classic oldie hits from the 1950's, 60's and 70's...and beyond.. to satisfy your oldies cravings...from artists such as Eagles, Beatles, Sting, Linda Ronstadt, Eric Clapton, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, Pure Prairie League, George Strait, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Firefall, Cascades, Dave Clark 5...
Here is a short demo video featuring songs from Ray Charles, The Boxtops,The Ronettes, and James Taylor: