THE LIFE AND TIMES OF
Red recorded this classic in 1994 with a full orchestra accompanied by the legendary, Alan Pinchloaf Singers. The song license was refused and rejected by the publisher and it never made it onto Red's debut album, "I Laughed, I Cried, I Fudged My Undies!".
BUT YOU CAN LISTEN TO IT HERE!!!
The Patti Page and Bette Midler classic hit, "Old Cape Cod", was always a favorite of Red Peters. The salty air, the numerous 2nd-degree sunburns and boners on the beach were all pleasant memories for Red growing up and vacationing on the Cape. In fact, early in Red's career, he met one of the writers of the song, Milton Yakus, at a yard sale in Quincy and they really hit it off. Little did Red realize then, that this brush with greatness would later result in a personal, artistic experience with the song a few years later.
In the summer of 1994, Red, along with the Alan Pinchloaf Singers, recorded bandleader Babe Marino's masterful arrangement of the song, "New Cape Cod". Babe had just returned from a five-year stay in Hollywood and saw Cape Cod in a whole new light. Cape Cod had changed in his absence. The new lyrics seemed to just pour out of his head after a brief, unpleasant vacation with his whole family. Red thought the beautiful tune would be perfect for inclusion on his debut album, "I Laughed, I Cried, I Fudged My Undies!" The album was set for a Fall 1995 release.
But that was not to be. On August 15, 1995, Red's high-priced, Boston attorney, Javier Pico, received a rejection notice from the George Pincus Publishing Company in New York. It was a flat-out refusal to issue a mechanical license and denied Red permission to include the recording on his album!
For some strange reason, they said no. And to rub it in, they insensitively stamped the lyric sheet, NO LICENSE, faxed it back, shut off their phones, and left the office for the day! There was absolutely no room for negotiation.
Just before the manufacturing was set to begin, Red had to pull it out at the last second!
In the90's. Red and Tracy Bonham worked together at the same studio, Handsome Brothers and Tracy sang and played violin on several of Red's tracks. In 1997, Red and Babe surprised Tracy live, on-air at WGRD, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with this big band arrangement of her hit, "Mother, Mother"!
After 9/11, Red and Ed felt patriotic and vengeful, and proceeded to record a parody of "Can't Find The Time" by the Massachusetts, folk-rock group, ORPHEUS. It premiered on The Howard Stern Show in 2002, and when Orpheus leader, Bruce Arnold, heard the version, he graciously gave it a thumbs up!
The Greg Hill Show on WAAF 107.3 FM was a very popular morning show. One feature was the annual Miss Mantown beauty, hottest chick contest, including a calendar photoshoot and gala event. In 2004, Red, Ed, and Art put their heads together and wrote and recorded an original theme song for the event.
Red and Ed are HUGE Sinatra fans. Ed knows every song by heart, inside and out. So when he couldn't control the urge and decided to create a mash-up using samples from Frank's biggest hits and mixed in a little Red, this is what you get! "You're blowing me..."
In 2003, Lyndon Byers, ex-enforcer for NHL's, Boston Bruins, was a sports announcer on WAAF 107.3 FM and went by the nickname, "LB". He lived and partied hard and before long he ran into trouble with the law and ended up serving 6-months in jail. Red, Ed, and Art recorded, "The Ode To Lyndon Byers".
"Have A Wonderful Hawaiian Christmas!"
Red Peters & The Delicious Dips
In 2006, director/producer, Greg Roman (aka Titler, Carol), asked Red to co-star in a short film he wrote called, "CAROL". This enchanting story closes with a freeform production number choreographed to Red's hit, "How's Your Whole... Family?" Greg wrote the lyrics + co-wrote the show theme with Ed Grenga , who also produced the song. It was filmed at Roger Williams Zoo + at the home of video artist, Dave Waller, who curates an expansive neon collection in an old fire station in Medford, MA.
On August 11, 2004, K-Rock, NYC, Stern raves about a video Red sent him that describes who Red is and his whole comedy operation. His team. The creativity. The writing and recording process.
It also shows a portion of behind the making of, "I Can't Say These Things". It's pretty cool. Watch here!