Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Judy Lamppu: Producer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Singer, and Ms. Senior Santa Clara
Talk Show host Dr. Arlene Barro created her WIN Without Competing! show for candidates, employees, entrepreneurs and employers to learn about her Right Fit Method from her guest interviews.
On WIN Without Competing! Dr. Arlene will interview Judy Lamppu. For the past few years, Judy has been writing and producing a CD/book project dealing with the loss of loved ones entitled “Grief Rhymes with Thief,” as well as a book for young adults and a Sci-Fi Pop-Rock Opera entitled “Real.”
Working with Finnish Jazz star, Bianca Morales and her label, Beem Records International, Judy wrote all the English lyrics for two CD’s, the most recent, 13 songs on the newly released homage to “Roman Holiday” entitled “When in Rome.” This CD is considered to be a tribute to the great jazz classics of the fifties and sixties, with wonderful arrangements by Sven Nygard. Judy also completed an English version of songs for Bianca’s upcoming Christmas CD and an original holiday song, “Let’s Be Children for Christmas,” co-written with Bonnie Janofsky.
Early in her career Judy and her partner, Patricia Ford, had the good fortune of getting one of their scripts to Peter Falk, who, upon reading it, didn’t care that they were unknown writers, and “Caution, Murder Can Be Hazardous To Your Health” became the 2-hour ‘91 season opening of "Columbo."
Judy has written title songs for films and television with many projects in the works. Among her song credits are “Situation” for Jobete/Motown, released on London Records by artists Hodges, James & Smith, “Lulu” by the Jackson Five (available on the collection “SoulSation”), “Nobody,” a Capitol Records Nancy Wilson release, and “I Haven’t Got the Heart to Say Goodbye” and “Here I Am” (title song), special project for James Brown’s label Starday King, by the Mayor of Macon, GA, Ronnie Thompson and also recorded by both Dian Hart for Amaret Records and “The Group” for the Pete Records label. Both artists also recorded “If’s A Mighty Big Word” co-written by Ben Peters and “If You Don’t Love Me” co-written by Ben Wiseman (published by Melon MUSIC/Shelby Singleton Music). She also co-wrote “A Miracle” with CBS’s Morton Stevens for a TV special, “Antonio & the Mayor.”
Join Dr. Arlene as she uncovers how the reigning Ms. Senior Santa Clara fared in the Ms. Senior California State Pageant.