Here’s ONE of the songs on our play list – The Honor Roll of Hits
Kenny Karen’s singing talent landed him a recording contract with Columbia records. After three releases he was let go as an artist, but managed to survive and keep alive his budding writing career. Kenny paid his rent by singing demo recordings for a variety of music publishers who were attempting to place their music with major selling artists. During this period he became friends with Neil Diamond and Tony Orlando and spent a great deal of time in the “other” Brill Building. This background proved to be just what he needed to break into the jingle business.
Kenny was the recipient of NARAS’ “Most Valuable Player” award for six consecutive years, and is the only male studio singer ever to be honored with MVP Virtuoso Award, acknowledging his many years of achievement in the jingle industry. Kenny’s voice has ultimately been heard on more than 15,000 radio and television commercials. He remains the last link of studio singers combining the artistry of the “golden years” with the ever-changing world of pop music.
Today, Kenny is a devoted husband and father and devotes his musical attentions to the music of his upbringing and heritage, Jewish music. Long ago however, Kenny co-wrote with Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller one of the best “teen” songs I never heard before. You’ll get to hear and enjoy this tune on TUNEDEX MEMORIES