Dachshund Dog Music --- Murray Weinstock






There's No Better Song Than "The Dachs Song"

Those of you who have attended the festivals in Washington Square Park have heard "The Dachs Song" and probably wondered where it came from.

Murray Weinstock, coauthor of "The Dachs Song" is currently a member of The Planotones, a singing group that has been the warm-up Jay Leno, Rita Rudner, Dennis Miller, The Drifters, Johnny Maestro and Bo Diddley, to name a few.

Murray appeared in the feature movie, "Looking For an Echo" as -Orchid Blue, a lounge singer who gives a musical tribute to Vinnie and The Dreamers. (Vinnie is played by Armand Assante). He also has appeared as the on-camera musical director for Diane Keaton and Carol Kane in "The Lemon Sisters."

In addition, Murray has appeared and recorded with Manhattan Transfer, Richie Havens, Esther Phillips, Don Covay and Chuck Berry. His singing and piano playing can be heard on John Sebastian's hit record, "Welcome Back, Kotter." Murray has written and sung on many national commercials such as Kix Cereal, KFC, Wendy's, Flex and Fisher Price's Construx. several years ago, he wrote the network theme for CBS-TV ("We've Got The Touch" and "Share The Spirit.")

Inspired by "The Dachs Song," Murray has written and performed songs for a CD titled "Tails of The City" which also features performances by Dr. John and Phoebe Snow. The CD is going to be released on Furry Murry Records in the near future. Please visit www.dogtunes.com more info.

Paul de Vries, the coauthor, was born and raised in a small town Massachusetts parsonage. After the merchant marine and army in the 1940s, he came to New York City in 1952. At first he worked as a court Stenographer, then, in the 1960s and 1970s, he worked as a photographer for the Pix Agency, doing assignments for leading periodicals.

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