JOHN DOTE' MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE?

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JOHN DOTE' & THE THEME FROM THIS IS SAN FRANCISCO
"MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE?"

JOHN DOTE' - "MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE?" THEME SONG FROM PARAMOUNT THEATER
WRITTEN & PRODUCED BY JOHN DOTE' ON PENTHOUSE RECORDS

If plot is what’s on the surface of a film or television theme, easily visible to the audience, then the theme is what’s under the surface… kinda hidden like a secret gem, waiting to be uncovered. Themes are sometimes called a life lesson or a message, and the best ones are always subtle. “The theme of a story is the aspect of the ‘human dilemma’ that it will explore. Betrayal, loyalty, self-worth, ambition, jealousy, hypocrisy, obsession, alienation — these are all valid themes that one could explore. Note that there are no verbs involved, no value judgements inherent in potential themes. Something like “love conquers all” or “jealousy destroys from the inside” is a value-charged thesis rather than a theme.” In this issue, we take a closer look at "The Theme Man" also known as "Five-0" (because he was the drummer of the hit t.v. series "Hawaii Five-0), John Dote' and the instrumental album titled "May I Have This Dance?" which was recorded live with world class musicians including the 6 time grammy award winning group Toto. The John Dote' instrumentals were well executed and there is a message that lies deep within each track.

John Dote', born June 7, 1955 in the Bronx, New York is a dynamic American recording producer, engineer, songwriter, drummer, keyboardist and record promoter who helped launch the multi platinum hit single "What Have You Done For Me Lately" by Janet Jackson as well as "Bad" by the king of pop Michael Jackson. But his career really advanced in 1976, when record executive and promoter for Warner Bros. Records, Pete Marino signed him to Penthouse Records to write the theme "May I Have This Dance?" for the hit television series "This Is San Francisco" which featured such stars as Liberace, Tony Bennett, Pearl Bailey, The Solid Gold Dancers and Dote' himself. The theme was also featured on the CBS television series "Wide World Of Sports as seen around the globe. Dote' took "Disco" music to a new level even with the limitations of the technology back then and invented his style of "european disco". He lived in the bay area for over 32 years.

JOE SARACENO / Joe Saraceno was hailed in Billboard magazine as one of the top 100 record producers of all time. He was given the distinction of being named the #1 Producer of instrumentals. This is an account of a few of his achievements. The Beach Boys with Joe Saraceno /

ABEL ZARATE  / Malo was a Latin teenaged rock and roll group.. The San Francisco, California based ensemble was led by Jorge Santana, the brother of Latin-Rock guitarist, Carlos Santana.

    

THE BAND

John Dote': Drums and Percussions

Larry Carlton: Guitar

Ben Benay: Guitar

Abel Zarate: Guitar

Jerold Reavis: Guitar

Gary Rowe: Keyboards

Pat Devono: Keyboards

Jerry Hall: Trumpet

Mel Jones: Saxaphone

Felix Magtoto: Percussions

The Soundtracks were Produced and arranged by John Dote' for Penthouse Records

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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