Golden Globe Nominee Songwriter

Randy Mc Neill, a Golden Globe Nominee, is a proven master of timeless ballads. His extensive and extremely diverse catalog of words and music includes not only impassioned love songs, but also country, jazz, blues, rock, and songs of inspiration. In a way he is everybody’s personal tunesmith.
 
One of the most gifted songwriters of our time, his words and music capture the strong emotions of Life ... our lost loves, our longings, our hopes, our emptiness, our joys, our lonliness, and our dreams. Just ask Mariyyn McCoo, of The 5th Dimension who delivered the unforgettable lead vocal of Mc Neill's Top 10 classic "If I Could Reach You" , or arranger Bob Alcivar, who chose Mc Neill to write the lyrics for "Carry Me" (nominated as best original original song by the Hollywood Foreign Press/ Golden Globe Award) for the multi-award winning film "Butterflies Are Free" starring Goldie Hawn, Eileen Heckart and Edward Albert. 

Other artist recordings of his work include ''There Never Was A Day'' by The Fifth Dimension; ''Waiting For Love'' by Sergio Mendes featuring Bonnie Bowden; ''What For'' by Thelma Houston; ''A Mountain Above'' by B.J.Thomas; ''Lines'' and ''We Will Meet At The Ocean'' by The Lettermen; ''Colorado Rain'' by Billy Joe Royal, amoung many others including Ray Conniff, and Johnny Mathis's own beautiful rendition of Mc Neill's classic ''If I Could Reach You''.
 
Mc Neill's deep passion for music began in the East Texas town of Marshall where, instilled with his father Kenneth's love for music, he grew up playing a variety of instruments, including trombone, bass, and piano. A member of the Marshall Highschool band, he also performed in local bands that were quite popular in Marshall and the surrounding areas at the time.
 
Upon leaving college he headed to Hollywood where within two years he was working with some of the music industry's most influential people such as celebrated record producer ''Bones" Howe (Executive Vice-President and head of the Music Department at Columbia Pictures); Arranger Jimmie Haskel; Producer/Arranger Al Delory; Singer Englebert Humperdink who recorded Mc Neill's ''Louisana Lightnin'' (produced by Mike Post) and Acadamy Award winning Actress/Singer Shirley Jones whose recording of Mc Neill's ''Roses In The Snow'' was released on the 2008 ''Partridge Family'' Collectors Edition CD. ''Pop Diva'' Kuh Ledesma chose Mc Neill's ''If I Could Reach You'' for the ''carrier'' single from her album ''AKUSTIC'' and also included it in her ''18 Greatest Hits'' package that followed. Memorable performances of Mc Neill's romantic ballads include Lani Misalucha's ''chilling'' medley of Mc Neill's ''If I Could Reach You'' and Dolly Parton's ''I Will Always Love You'' in 2013.

Mc Neill's catalog of words and music has been well received by all generations of performing artists as the list of current performances and those that have stood the test of time continues to grow.

                                                                                    
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Photos of Randy by Jeremy Cowart



Volume One


A Romantic Blend Of Randy's "Pop Ballads" And "Tin Pan Alley" style Jazz


    Arthur Hamilton who composed the standard "Cry Me A River" has described 
     Mc Neill as ... "today's writer. He moves us in a way that few writers ever have."
                               

 
Featured artists include Shirley Jones, Sergio Mendes

 The 5th Dimension


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"Randy Mc Neill And The Sid Sharp Strings"
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  1. 1 A Lifetime 04:01 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Hughes With The Blues (In The Black But Feelin' Blue) 03:43 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Please Remember 03:44 Lyrics
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  4. 4 What Would You Do 03:27 Lyrics
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  5. 5 New England Magic 02:53 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Waiting For Love 04:14 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Oh Baby (I Would Love To Love You) 03:32 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Someone I Used To Know 04:45 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Scotch And Sinatra 02:47 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Roses In The Snow 02:59 Lyrics
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  11. 11 Don't Cha' Know 03:20 Lyrics
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  12. 12 All That's Left Is Love 03:22 Lyrics
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  13. 13 How Does It Feel 03:16 Lyrics
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  14. 14 There Never Was A Day 03:54 Lyrics
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  15. 15 Old New Orleans Rain 05:05 Lyrics
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  16. 16 Lets Start Over 03:53 Lyrics
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  17. 17 Carmel By The Sea 04:16 Lyrics
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  18. 18 Listen 03:08 Info
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  19. 19 Mavericks 03:15 Lyrics
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  20. 20 Louisana Lightnin' 03:10 Lyrics
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  21. 21 Murphy's Law 03:12 Lyrics
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  22. 22 The Great Frontier Crossing 03:11 Lyrics
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  23. 23 "I'll Wait For You" 03:43 Lyrics
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Volume Two


 Randy and Friends

A Diverse Collection of Favorite Current Performances by Noted Artists


Including

Andy Davis, Mica Roberts and Grammy Award Winning Artists Ran and Ricky Jackson

plus

Vintage Performances  by BJ Thomas, Thelma Houston and Randy Mc Neill

 
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  1. 1 Little Rich Boy 03:10 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Marry Me, Marry Me 03:22 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Let Me Be The World Around You 04:03 Lyrics
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  4. 4 One 02:54 Lyrics
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  5. 5 A Mountain Above 03:20 Lyrics
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  6. 6 The Flyin' Machine 04:13 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Someday You're Gonna Be A Star 03:26 Lyrics
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  8. 8 She 03:21 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Restless 03:00 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Shooting At The Moon 03:47 Lyrics
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  11. 11 Fire 06:21 Lyrics
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  12. 12 What For 04:51 Lyrics
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  13. 13 Rock & Roll Fever 03:26 Lyrics
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  14. 14 Just To Make You Smile 05:04 Lyrics
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  15. 15 I'm The Other Woman 04:13 Lyrics
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  16. 16 Left Behind 03:54 Lyrics
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  17. 17 Love Like Ya' Dance 03:33 Lyrics
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  18. 18 Sometimes I Can Almost See You 05:06 Lyrics
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  19. 19 Fast Women & Slow Horses 03:59 Lyrics
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  20. 20 Wanderlust 04:02 Lyrics
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  21. 21 "Knights In Shinin' Armour" 03:31 Lyrics
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  22. 22 Night Blooming Jasmine 04:28 Lyrics
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The 5th Dimension's "If I Could Reach You" featuring Marilyn McCoo

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Randy's hauntingly beautiful ''torch song'' written at age 19, climbed the charts to become the last ''Top 10'' hit for The 5th Dimension. One of many success stories in the music industry backed by the legendary ''Wrecking Crew''. Mostly known for being the musicians behind Phil Spector's ''Wall of Sound'', this behind the scenes group of studio musicians played on numerous ''greatest hits'' for single artists and groups including Frank Sinatra, Shirley Jones, The Partridge Family, The Monkeys, Sonny And Cher, The Righteous Brothers, George Harrison, Simon And Garfunkel, The Carpenters and The Beach Boys.

Wrecking Crew Credits


Drums: Hal Blaine        Guitar: Tommy Tedesco        Bass: Joe Osborne        Piano: Larry Knechtel


Production an sound by Bones Howe

 
             
A Photo Gallery Of The Much Appreciated Artists Mentioned Above
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         The 5th Dimension                    Sergio Mendes                Lani Misalucha                   Shirley Jones



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