Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Listen NOW to the Enoch Anderson Special on The Paul Leslie Hour

15 Minutes is the new album from the legendary Barry Manilow. Over the past 10 years, Barry Manilow has been wildly successful releasing collections of his renditions of popular songs, including The Greatest Songs of the Fifties, Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. He's recorded songs that make the whole world sing, but his last album of original music was the 2001 release Here at the Mayflower. In 2011, Barry Manilow has shown he's willing to take a chance again. He's released his latest album 15 Minutes, on his own independent label, Stiletto Entertainment. 15 Minutes is a concept album about a 23 year old guitar player who gets caught up in the world of fame. Because it is about a guitarist, the album is more guitar and rock oriented than Manilow's normally piano-driven albums. The album title 15 Minutes is a reference to the 1968 Andy Warhol quote saying "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."

Barry Manilow co-wrote the songs on 15 Minutes with lyricist Enoch Anderson. Enoch Anderson, or Nick as Barry calls him, has been writing lyrics for Barry Manilow since almost the very beginning of Manilow's career as a recording artist. He wrote songs like "I Want to Be Somebody's Baby" and "Sandra" from the album Barry Manilow II, "Break Down the Door" from the album "If I Should Love Again," as well as four songs from the Here at the Mayflower, among others. We are very honored to welcome lyricist Enoch Anderson as our special guest. He joins us to share his story and to talk about the new Barry Manilow album 15 Minutes.


  1. Tried playing the interview and it doesn't work.
    Any suggerstions?

  2. We had so many listeners that it maxed out our bandwidth! Try it now!

  3. As a fledgling writer myself, Mr. Anderson has been a hero of mine for many years, as are many of Mr. Manilow's other collaborators.
    It was a pleasure to be able to hear his take on things and what his thought processes are as a lyricist.
    Wonderful interview, excellent music. I really enjoyed it.
    Thank you!

  4. Glad you liked it! Stay tuned for upcoming radio specials with Marty Panzer, Adrienne Anderson and other lyricists.

  5. I'll definitely be looking forward to hearing those as well.
    Thanks again!

  6. What a wonderful interview! I have always loved Enoch Anderson's work but have to say that the more I listen to '15 Minutes' the more I respect his talent. It was a pleasure to get his perspective on the songs he's written for Barry. I'm looking forward to their future projects and send out my congratulations of a job well done! Thanks for sharing this interview Paul.

  7. What a great interview!! It was interesting to hear the thoughts behind the songs. The lyrics to all the songs on 15 Minutes is pure genius. I shall listen more regularly to your programme Paul , just have to find a way to make sure I don't miss the blogs like this.

    From Joanne in the UK!

  8. Thanks for the great Interview.