I wrote "SHINE ON YOU" for a dear friend of mine. She was a young mom,
named Tresa Phillips, had 4 children, and was very unselfish and supportive of
my career. I often marveled at how well she juggled her domestic life with her
songwriting. Suffice it to say, she was a wonderful friend and and a beautiful
person. She was stricken with cancer at such an early age and was gone within
months. I sat down the day before she died and wrote the song in one draft,
words and melody. I'm sure it was a gift from her and God. I truly believed
that if everyone she touched in her short life would give back some light to
her, that she would make it. It was very sad.
About Eddie's Songs!
I wrote like 80 songs in 5 years for us and we did get to record most of them.
I love writing swing, as well as pop, country...well, you name it. If I feel it
I write it. The most famous singer that has cut one of my songs is Bobby
Vinton. I'm still looking for that monster smash that I can retire on..(ain't
we all!!) I've had several recordings of Shine on You. I enjoy them all.
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MORE THAN A SPECIAL SONGWRITER!
Eddie is also a musician
Eddie also sings and plays guitar.His band also appears in a Starz movie:
Check out the movie on Starz. You may have missed two showings of the movie
already but you still have eight more chances to view the movie. Click
on the link below to find out when the movie will air again.
AN INSPIRATION TO ME!
Eddie is a majoir inspiration to me and I'm sure to many artists. I thank
God for the honor to record one of his songs. "Shine On You"
has deep meaning to me.
Read some of the reviews this talented artist and his band has received
for their music!
Live Show Reviews
"...they manage to put a modern spin on a
timeless style by emphasizing the rapturous delight of the music's rhythm and
harmony.... and tap into the vibe with talent and intoxicating verve."
-- Michael McCall, Nashville Scene
than a food fight at an Italian restaurant. A mix of clever songwriting, tight
harmonies and excellent musicianship make these guys one of our new faves."
– Bluebird Cafe News
"These guys have terrific vocals
as they play nothing but original tunes, and have one of the best rhythm
sections in town. Go see them soon--and wear your dancing shoes."
– Charles Earle, In Review
"With Mecyssne being the final performer at Henry's that night, I
cruised across the street to Wolfy's to catch one of this reviewer's favorite
local acts; Badabing Badaboom.
Badabing Badaboom has built a rabid local
following in Nashville playing a decidedly un-southern style of music. Taking
the stage after C.O.O., Bandleader/guitarist/part-time vocalist Eddie Mugavero
(a common southern name, no?) lead his ragtag group through a set of big
band-era jazz tunes with a decidedly uptown feel. Augmented by trumpet and
fiddle, and fronted by a talented vocal duo reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters,
the group teaches the town of twang how to swing. Being originally from the
Chicago era, this reviewers personal favorite tune of theirs is called "That's
What I like About The North." I can't see them landing a record deal out of an
NEA Showcase, but to any rock weary A&R due who might have been in
attendance, this could have been the most enjoyable show he or she saw all
By Rick de Yampert
BadaBing BadaBoom sings "Shake hands and come out swinging," the band isn't
talking about fisticuffs. They're talking swing, as music, as in Duke
Ellington's "it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing." But the
Nashville group doesn't need any help from the Duke. The Badas play original,
but very 1940s-sounding, swing music, with a line-up that includes guitar,
trumpet, upright bass, viola, "blonde vocals" and "brunette vocals."
Another line from the band goes "head downtown for a little
BadaBinging." We'd change that lyric a bit--make it "head downtown for a *lot*
Is there a more ebullient club band in Nashville than
BadaBing BadaBoom? Offering sweetly tempered swing packed with wit and sass, the
seven-piece band pits trumpet and fiddle solos against a sprightly rhythm
section of electric guitar, acoustic bass, and brush percussion. But the real
starts of the show are Eddie Mugavero's sharply tuned, timeless songs and the
burnished, bell-like notes of singers Rebecca Sayre and Maureen Mohr, who whine
both as soloists and as jazzy harmonizers.
BadaBing BadaBoom's music is
refreshing partly because it's so out-of-step with current trends. The local
group plays vibrant swing tunes that lean more toward the vocals harmonies of
the Andrews Sisters than toward the big-band jive of Count Basie. On its recent
cassette of four bright Christmas originals, all written by bandleader/guitarist
Eddie Mugavero, BadaBing BadaBoom sounds light, sparse, and playful. Mugavero
writes in colorful, distinct images, and his words are as snappy as the dialogue
from a classic Hollywood comedy. Vocalists Maureen Mohr and Rebecca Sayre
deliver the songs with just the right mix of rhythmic sass and class, while
trumpeter bob Dellaposta and fiddler Stephan Dudash offer inventive solos
without crossing over into self-indulgence.
||"Listening to this album gives every music lover
something... like swing, boogie, western swing, pop/jazz swing. The vocalists
really stand out on this album. Rebecca Sayre and Maureen Mohr really give this band a
Chuck Chellman, Jazz & Blues News
||This CD by BadaBing BadaBoom is a 14 - original
song offering that takes the "neo-swing" movement to a new level. Imagine a band
with the Andrews Sisters trading lead vocals with Commander Cody; Stephane
Grappelli trading solos with Louis Armstrong...well, you get the picture! And
when your feet get too tired to dance, relax with a martini and have a listen to
lyrics that will make you smile, reminisce, and fall in love over and over
again. So leave your fedora with the hat check girl... If you're JONESIN' TO
SWING, you've come to the right place!!!
||Delightful. Think up-to-date Andrews Sisters,
complete with shimmying shoulderpads and saucy jazzbo attitude. Fiddle, trumpet
and drumkit swing big time. Love, love, love this. Album is called "Volume
II." You need this music in your life.
– Robert K. Oermann, Music Row
||Letter to Santa:
Dear Elvis of Elves,
Silent Night. Jingle Bells. Rudolph, Frosty, et al. Classics, yes, but I
yearn for the new. My family's the same, my gifts are the same, my tree looks
the same...hell, I can't tell one Christmas from the next. If only I could hear
some different music this year, Grandma in her nightie would be easier to take
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You can buy their music just visit their website!
Eddie Signed My Guestbook! I'm Still Excited About It!
I am the writer of "SHINE ON YOU"...hope it meant as much to you as it did to
Peace Eddie ;)