Sat. Jul 11th, 2020

A Little ‘Happy Days’ For The Holidays At Catalina Jazz Club In L.A. With Don Most On Dec. 21ST

“Happy Days”” star, Don Most, announces plans for three new pre and post holiday season music releases and a Los Angeles engagement on …   Donny Most may be best known for his role as Ralph in the long running television series “Happy Days,” but he was singing long before he started working with Ron Howard, Henry Winkler and Garry Marshall.
“Mostly Swinging is not Ralph Malph goofing around vocally at Arnold’s Drive In Restaurant on Happy Days. Donny Most’s voice is deep and rich, with a sincere delivery, complemented by crisp big band and lush orchestral arrangements. In addition to covering many standards, be sure to check out the original “Any Other Way,” which sounds like it could have been from a classic black and white film and stands up with the best of them.”-Warren Kurtz/Contributing Editor for Goldmine – The Music Collector’s MagazineDM_CardboardSleeve_FrontCover
Yes, it’s true. Don truly has vocal chops and he has a wonderful way of delivering each standard in a way that no one else can. No matter how often you have heard that song before, it is as though your are hearing it for the first time, and loving every second of it! Whether it is a ballad, or swinging favorites like Clementine and Mack the Knife, audiences know they are in for a treat with the first note. Donny has been touring regularly with his band, performing his “Sings and Swings: Sinatra, Dino, Darin & more” show. In this performance, Donny delivers music from Sinatra and Darin, to Dean Martin and Nat King Cole and others from that era. He even shares a few stories and quips from his tenure on the television hit series Happy Days.

As an actor, Don was seen in a recurring role on the hit TV show “Glee”, as well as recently starring in the indie film, “The Yankles” and “Chez Upshaw” with Kevin Pollack and Illeana Douglas. He starred in “Campin Buddies,” appeared in the independent film “Remember Isobel,” and the short film “Duality.” Most’s other feature film credits include “ED TV,” directed by Ron Howard; “Crazy Mama,” directed by Jonathan Demme and “The Great Buck Howard” starring John Malkovich. In television, his other guest starring roles include “Men Of A Certain Age,” “Century City,” ‘Star Trek: Voyager,” “Yes, Dear,” ‘The Crow,” “Sabrina,” “Sliders,” “Dark Skies” and “The Family Guy.” Following in the footsteps of some of his peers, Don has now directed three feature films, including “The Last Best Sunday,” which had its World Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival and was a feature film winner at the Telluride IndieFest. “Moola,” starring William Mapother, Shailene Woodley, Treat Williams, Daniel Baldwin, and Curtis Armstrong, premiered at The Newport Beach Film Festival, where it earned Most The Outstanding Achievement In Directing Award. Don also directed “Harley’s Hill,” his first family film, which was recently seen on Showtime, Starz and Encore.
However, Don’s first love will always be singing. Don has always loved the standards/swing/big band style of music, and continues to perform his own stage show – “Donny Most Sings And Swings.”

Don’s event will be on  Dec 21st at  8:30pm, at the Catalina 6725 West Sunset Blvd.  For tickets, go to: Ticketmaster, or 323-466-2210
***TV Icon, Don Most, will release C’est Si Bon, digitally as a “single” on iTunes on Nov 1, in anticipation of a special Christmas CD titled “Swinging Down The Chimney Tonight” ($7.99) available, through Summit Records, on December 9.***“Swinging Down The Chimney Tonight” will contain five tunes, including It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, The Man With The Bag, The Christmas Song and Santa Baby (duet with Becky Martin) and C’est Si Bon, which will also be included as a bonus track in the Feb 10th CD release of “D Most: Mostly Swinging.”

***”D Most: Mostly Swinging” will include Blue Skies, Let’s Fall In Love, Lover Come Back To Me, After You’ve Gone, Day In Day Out, The Tender Trap, I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good, Clementine, Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered, I Wish I Were In Love Again, Any Other Way (original) and bonus tracks of C’est Si Bon and One For My Baby (with piano only).

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Don Most Private Collection
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