Author Carol Dabney presents Veteran’s Day Program Video

Hear Elementary School children at Valley View in Jonesboro Arkansas on Veteran’s Day 2011 led in the pledge of Allegiance by author recording artist Carol Dabney. Story of Lieutenant Melissa Dabney and her son Noah, entitled “Military Mommy” at a huge school assembly on Veteran’s Day 2011. Hear full program video with music to honor veteran’s “Imagine that America” song composed and sung by author. Creative sign language and all singing “God Bless America”
Learn about the American Soldier and military lifestyle for families. See LT. Dabney’s first duty station and see photographs of an awesome active volcano, plus other sights and sounds of the Hawaiian Islands. Songs with the Hawaiian instrument ukulele and some hear Hawaiian words. Learn how to salute and see an M16 riffle. True story and touching conclusion in song. Honor the America Soldier.
book available at http://www.amazon.com
Military books by Carol Dabney
Military Mommy and Dance Me Home

Music Video “You Are The One I Love” by Carol Dabney

Music video (only a portion of song) “You Are The One I Love” composed and recorded by Carol Dabney. Photos set to music on youTube. Sending out a Happy Valentines to all! Especially to my grown children-Aloha Carol Dabney.
Recorded on the Big Island of Hawaii at RKS Studios Randy Sugata (engineer) Alwyn Erub (arranger) on the Picture of You Cd Album copyrights 1998.
Pictures taken in California and Poland; and the beautiful bride in the video is now my daughter in law.

I always love to go into the studio and record music. I especially like to see something new unfold. I hand over some words on a piece of paper and hum a melody to my very gifted arranger Alwyn Erub and puff like magic the music comes alive. On this song engineer Randy Sugata decided to try out his new voice machine as the back-up voices. I sang the musical line and this machine matches and harmonizes with you (well sort of.) Not sure this was the best way to do this, but the lead voice is all mine and the words are for those of you who are in love. “You are the one I love. You are the one I need. We go together like the river to the sea. Just know forever its you and me.”

Waimea Bay has a waterfall you hike back into and its really cold, but amazingly awesome to swim under. The falls is on a mountain and the river flows downstream all the way to the Pacific Ocean to North Shore where the fresh river water meets the huge pounding ocean sea water (this is where some of the greatest surfing happings in Oahu.) The fresh and salt water mix and there is no separating them after they have found each other.

The river must flow to the sea, like those in love must be together. Its just the way of love isn’t it? aw……Isn’t it romantic! Happy Valentines to all.

Music Video by Carol Dabney

My Heart is Your Home is a musical CD album set to wedding pictures on YouTube (a portion of the song is here)
composed and recorded by Carol Dabney with duet singer Ku’ulei Ahuna in the Hawaiian Islands
arranger Alwyn Erub with Tom Moffatt Productions, Honolulu Hawaii.

This love song was in the making for a decade. I started writing some of the chorus in Arkansas in the 80’s and would pull it out from time to time to add more words and music. Even changing a few words and the male vocalist after we stepped into the recording studio. Ku’uleu did a wonderful job with his powerful male vocals and I am glad we did this project together. What a dear sweet Hawaiian man. The guys in the studio were so fun: Randy Sugata (Engineer), Clayton Mau (lead guitarist), Alwyn Erub (arranger) Then this song became the title and lead song for the album, which musical reviewers found confusing, since it was an album of all originals introducing two new female singer-song writers: myself and alto Margie Perez. We had one other male/female duet on the album “Secret Place” with noted male singer Kaulana Pekele of Ehukai, and that is the song that took off on the album. It was also a love song which some say sounded like it should have been a Disney movie soundtrack. Well even though it didn’t get to Hollywood, it did do quite well locally, playing on radio rotation about every 3 hours. A & R agent George Chun gets all the credit for making that happen. 1997 was a fun year for hearing my songs play on the radio. And who knows maybe “My Heart is Your Home” is being used as that special wedding song for other couples in love, I sure hope so. I have been asked to sing it many times but was very very honored when my own son John asked me to sing it at his wedding in 2008. If you like the song and want to use it at your wedding, I have it at my online shop at ETSY.com and https://www.amazon.com/author/dabneycdbooks

“I prayed God would lead me to the one he made for me is you. Feel the beating of my heart, never again to be apart, my heart is your home” -Carol Dabney