James A. Fragale is really “Jim:” writer, journalist, record producer, songwriter with five five-star novels on amazon.com; four GQ Cover stories, a column there, too; not to mention five pieces (blogs) on Huffington Post. Jim’s credits include discovering Tony Winner Melba Moore before she had an agent; long before her lead in Purlie, and then he produced her first two albums. Moore recorded ten of the songs Jim wrote with Angelo (Twin Peaks Badalamenti. And, let’s not forget the advertising jingles and his collaboration with famous Four Seasons conductor-arranger Charlie Calello with vocals by Valerie Simpson (of Ashford-Simpson fame.) Valerie now has a restaurant on West 72nd Street. (If you don’t know Calello’s extensive resume/work, he’s the guy who came up with those three notes for Neil Diamond on “Sweet Caroline.” “Sweet Caroline, Dah Dah Dah…”. And, C.C. arranged and conducted for The Four Seasons.)
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“Sure-Fire, Infallible, Solutions For Living”…The Answers to Life.”
“Seventy-Six Trombones, Life after Thirty-Nine Made Easy”
“F.U.! (Follow Up)! The Answer to Life Revisited”
“The Answer to Life”
**Five Blogs on “Huffington Post” by James A. Fragale
“Save the Music, Music, Music,”
“Books You Hold in Your Hand”
“Old! Old! We Hate Old!
“Is It Art? Or, Is It Soup?”
“My Huckleberry Friends and Me”
Four Gentlemen’s Quarterly Cover Stories by James A. Fragale
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