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Walk Away Renee (ver. 1) by Michael Brown - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"Walk Away Renée" is a song made popular by the band The Left Banke in 1966 (single release: July 1966, Smash Records), composed by the group's then 16-year-old keyboard player Michael Brown (real name Michael Lookofsky) and Tony Sansone. Bob Calilli is also credited as a writer, though he didn't actually write any of the lyrics or music - he received credit in exchange for setting up the session in which the writing stage of the song was completed. The song was also a chart hit for the Motown group The Four Tops in 1968. The song features a flute being played during the instrumental portion of the middle portion of the song. Michael Brown got the idea for the flute solo from The Mamas & the Papas song "California Dreamin'" which had been recorded in November of 1965 but wasn't a hit and in heavy rotation until early 1966.[1] The song also includes a lush Obbligato string orchestration,.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Michael Brown (born Michael Lookofsky in New York, April 25, 1949), is an American keyboardist-songwriter. The son of violinist and arranger Harry Lookofsky, he is best known as the principal songwriter for the 1960s baroque-pop outfit The Left Banke and for writing their two hits Walk Away Renee and Pretty Ballerina[1]. After internal band tensions saw Brown leave the Left Banke prior to the completion of their second record, he went on to become heavily involved in the band Montage[2]. Subsequently, he became involved with Stories and The Beckies. "Walk Away Renée" is a song made popular by the band The Left Banke in 1966 (single release: July 1966, Smash Records), composed by the group's then 16-year-old keyboard player Michael Brown (real name Michael Lookofsky) and Tony Sansone. Bob Calilli is also credited as a writer, though he didn't actually write any of the lyrics or music - he received credit in exchange for setting up the session in which the writing stage of the song was completed. The song was also a chart hit for the Motown group The Four Tops in 1968. The song features a flute being played during the instrumental portion of the.
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