2016-10-26 / Front Page

Hit iTunes Song Celebrates Fresh Meadows History

By Jason D. Antos

A Fresh Meadows author and historian along with a local musician have created a best selling single on iTunes celebrating the neighborhoods past.

This past summer Fred Cantor and Charlie Karp released, Endless Home Movie, to iTuens, cleebrating the nostalgia of Fresh Meadows for a time that has long since passed.

Sung by Karp with lyrics by Cantor, the origins of the song began as a project to promote the book Images of America: Fresh Meadows, which Cantor had co-written with Debra Davidson with two hundred images of the neighborhood in which he had grown up in.

In recognition of its second printing, Cantor and Karp, friends for more than half a century, created a promotional video Cantor with the music set to pictures from the book.

The song, Endless Home Movie, reminisces about a simpler time when growing up in the suburbs was an innocent and carefree time.

The video, which was first launched on Facebook and it generated a following from there.

Karp has been playing music professionally since he was a teenager and even toured and performing around the world with Buddy Miles, Jimi Hendrix’s drummer. Karp now works with young singers helping them to release their own music. Karp released his first 45 single, “Welcome to the Circle,” on ABC Records at the age of 15 with his band The Fun Band.

The book, Images of America: Fresh Meadows was published in 2011 by Arcadia Publishing and is available on amazon.com.

The song, Endless Home Movie can be found on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/endless-home-movie-single/id1130767522

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