NEWS   MY CATALOG OF MUSIC FOR FILM & TV

* All music was written, produced & performed by Les July *


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This is a song about lucid dreaming, creative visualization, astral projection, all that cool stuff...
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This song went to # 1 on the Adult Comtemporary Pop charts. It is also the first song of mine that Kate Bush ever heard and the song that got me featured in Bassplayer magazine with Prince on the cover.
A SoundClick Top 20 song
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' Just in case you're wondering...'
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This song went to # 3 on the Acoustic Rock charts. The song is meant to illustrate that chivalry is NOT dead and it's chock fulla hooks. It WILL stay in your head.
A SoundClick Top 50 song
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For some reason, this particular song really touches people as I have witness many a listener moved to tears.
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A # 1 Latin Pop/Balada song on SoundClick, it broke my heart to write this. Originally written for her ears only, I decided to share it with any die-hard romantics out there.
A SoundClick Top 10 song
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This song has an 'Island' feel. What Island ?... I'm not sure. You tell ME.
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This is a song about a trip my friend Krysia took me on. A decidedly Pink Floyd/Beatles influenced song because to keep it real, it could be no other way. Warning : You could get addicted to this song.
A SoundClick Top 50 song
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' Your mind is a wasteland, but your body is a miracle...' One listener said, 'This line speaks volumes. Its complimentary, concerned, appreciative, motivational and condescending all at one time.' * I wasn't trying to be condescending *
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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A #3 song on the Adult Comtemporary charts, it is musically influenced by Joni Mitchell & Peter Gabriel and was written for Carrie Hamilton, my former musical partner, close friend and late daughter of Carol Burnett.
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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With lyrics in English & Spanish, I thank Nancy Wilson (Heart) for the intro. She said I could use it so it's cool. Plus, she ripped it from Paul Simon anyway.
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This is a 'new conscious' rock song I wrote & produced for Dirty Messenger. This MAY be the best thing I have ever done.
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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This is probably the most subliminal sonic paranormal spiritual journey you can take between yor ears. This song IS a drug. Enjoy the trip.
A SoundClick Top 50 song
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This song went to # 2 on the Acoustic Vocal charts. A beautiful 12 string acoustic guitar was delivered to the studio and I wrote this song right outta the box. Cocteau Twins meets The Dream Academy. Very lush & metaphysical.
A SoundClick Top 50 song
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This is what it is and it works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgSMOewsjeY
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A # 2 song on the Instrumental Rock charts, if Miles Davis had jammed w/ The Pretenders in 1981, it would have sounded like this. Listen for the 'Honeyman' tone, specifically.
A SoundClick Top 10 song
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If Peter Gabriel & Tony Levin had written a track for Miles Davis, if may have sounded something like this.
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This song is for someone special...whoever she turns out to be. Musically speaking, if Jaco & Miles ever did a duet, it might sound a lot like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYgZFzUBX8I
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This is the first production after setting up shop in New York. It was made to be played LOUD.
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Instrumental version of Dreamland featuring 'LJ Horn' on trumpet.
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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This was the # 1 song on the World Fusion charts. By design, I wrote music in a variety of genres to have the trumpet be the common thread. This piece combines Funk with a Middle Eastern vibe.
A SoundClick Top 20 song
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This is an instrumental version of a song I wrote with Carrie Hamilton. We never got to record it in the studio so my muted trumpet is playing her vocal part. This would make a GREAT theme song for a sit-com.
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In the tradition of Miles, who loved Spanish music and often named songs after people, here we have... I also have some Santana influence in there as well for good measure.
A SoundClick Top 50 song
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Hey Spike....this is for you. Hope it finds it's way to you.
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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A 1:41 vacation... Kathryn Klepak, an old friend I had not seen in over 25 years came by the studio and this is what happened, a spontaneous trumpet and piano duet.
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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Carrie Hamilton (late daughter of Carol Burnett) and me in the studio for the first time. One vocal track, one bass track, done live in one take. This is what magic is all about.
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This may be the best pop song I have ever written. I produced this version for Erin Hamilton, who absolutely nailed it. (Ok, so now it's a Country song.) lol
A SoundClick Top 20 song
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This is a neo-soul jazzy/pop kinda deal. I wrote, produced & played all the music. Lyrics and vocals by Amanda Deming. Corinne Bailey Rae meets Adele.
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This is a pure acoustic pop gem of a song, sung by Stacey Justis with raw, naked emotion.
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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I had a song with no lyrics, sent the track to Nancy and here are the magical results !
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A classic Pop/ R&B jam that you never heard before.
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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This is a HIT song for the New Country market I wrote with Jenny Marie. Bonnie, Faith, Shania...you need a HIT ?
A SoundClick Top 50 song
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This is a song I produced for Esther Deneau. She wrote the lyrics & melody and I did the music. All in a days work.
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Krissa Quill, inspired by this music, wrote lyrics and delivered an outstanding, heartfelt vocal. A MUST listen.
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This is my Bjork meets Portishead, Trip Hop kinda vibe featuring Stacey Justis.
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This is the song that led to my meeting with Barbara Eden and features the Cigarbox guitar and a few other hand-made instruments. NO machines were used in the production of this song.
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This is a subliminal mind f**k... in the most positive of ways.
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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This is a song I did for http://4donovan.info/music-from-the-movement-to-free-donovan-drayton/.
A SoundClick Top 50 song
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This is a song about Led Zeppelin. I wrote, produced and recorded the song in one setting in my studio in about 3 hours. Everything is first take. Kept it real, kept it raw.
A SoundClick Top 20 song
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" I wanna stay here...under the stars. I wanna be here. I need some time to find my home. "
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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This is a sexy, slinky, dirty, funky rock groove with an attitude & vibe made specifically for girls that like to move. It also goes great with a pole...
A SoundClick Top 50 song
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This is one of 2 songs I wrote in the tradition of classic Motown. Think Smokey Robinson meets (llittle) Stevie Wonder.
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This is the second song written in the tradition of classic Motown. Think The 4 Tops meets The Temptations.
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Hendrix-ian/ Vai influenced guitar rides a magic carpet that soars high above the desert to a place where Middle Eastern and Funk music get married... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEbMNyBEdao
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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Chris Clarke,son of bass legend Stanley Clarke has teamed up with Les July to create a blend of hip hop, jazz, funk and some kind of intangible 'magic' that makes this undeniably fresh and exciting.
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This song was # 1 on the Rock Instrumental charts. This is the account of the most significant abduction case in U.S. history, the Betty & Barney Hill case. This song contains Betty's actual testimony in her own voice.
A SoundClick Top 10 song
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This is an improvised duet with my friend Kathryn on piano and me on guitar.
A SoundClick Top 50 song
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This is the true story of my close encounter with my 'guardian alien'. This is NOT science fiction OR 'New Age'. There is no category for this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFPHCkmXt-4
Why this name?
Les July is my REAL name. I didn't choose it.

Do you play live?
I LOVE playing live ! As a solo performer, I have opened for a diverse group of established artists from Todd Rundgren to Ivan Neville.

As a bassist / guitarist and musical director, I have performed live with many top artists of all genres.

How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Easier access to talent. This is a GOOD thing...(most of the time.)

Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I'm not so sure about that at this time.
Band History:
Band ? What band ? Did anyone see a band ?

Your influences?
As a vocalist, my influences include Roland Orzabal(Tears 4 Fears), Peter Gabriel, Adrian Belew and Seal.

As a bassist, my main influences are Marcus Miller (who I grew up with), James Jamerson (Motown) and Jaco Pastorius.

As an electric guitarist, my main influences include Jimi, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Nile Rodgers, Steve Vai and Prince.

As an acoustic guitarist, my main influence is Nancy Wilson (Heart). I've known her for many years and a LOT rubbed off on me. I also dig Lindsay Buckingham and Michael Hedges.

My obvious trumpet influence is Miles Davis, although Al Hirt was the first trumpet player I ever heard and the reason I am a musician.

As an overall producer, my main influences are Prince, Kate Bush and Todd Rundgren.
I also LOVE Holland, Dozier, Holland and Brian Wilson.

Favorite spot?
46th & Broadway in New York City. The " Hum " near Times Square.
Equipment used:
Right...like I'm just gonna give away all my 'sonic secrets'! Nice try.

Anything else...?
I work...I get the job DONE.





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Multi-tasking...as usual.
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