Murray Weinstock CD "Tails of the City" now Available on iTunes Internationally

Share Article

12 Original Songs Chronicling Unconditional Canine Love Feature Outstanding Talent, Including Dr. John, Phoebe Snow, John Sebastian and Others

Renowned singer/songwriter and canine enthusiast Murray Weinstock, whose new CD, Tails of the City was featured recently on NPR’s All Things Considered and was a holiday favorite on, is now available for download on the iTunes web site around the world.

The whimsical CD featured in the New York Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle and Billboard magazine contains a dozen original songs that address pressing life issues such as what’s for dinner, how best to while away a lazy afternoon and what it’s like to be bad to the bone—all from a canine point of view.

Weinstock, a fixture on the New York City music scene whose work includes collaborations with Manhattan Transfer, Esther Phillips, Richie Havens, Don Covay, Buddy Miles and Kenny Vance & the Planotones, says the CD grew out of a 15-year love affair with his late dachshund Sparky. “It came out of just hanging out with Sparky, trying to express musically what was going through his mind as he sniffed his way around Manhattan.”

For Tails of the City, Weinstock called on a variety of friends and musical colleagues, including New Orleans superstar Mac Rebbenack (aka Dr. John), multi-talented jazz vocalist Phoebe Snow, Soozie Tyrell of Bruce Springsteen’s band, Johnny Farina of Santo & Johnny, NRBQ’s Joey Spampinato, Barbara Harris of the ’60s girl group The Toys, Rainbow’s Joe Lynn Turner and former Lovin’ Spoonful lead singer John Sebastian, with whom Weinstock sang and played keyboard on the theme song for the ’70s TV show Welcome Back, Kotter.

Weinstock “borrowed” the title for the CD from San Francisco author Armistead Maupin, whose Tales of the City was the basis for the Showtime miniseries of the same name. In fact, when Weinstock sent a copy of his Tails to Maupin, the writer liked it so much he responded: “Your humane, free-wheeling, feel-good sound—along with the life-enhancing honesty of dogs themselves—has helped me survive the Republican Convention. I’ve been playing Tails of the City every morning, bouncing around the house with Sophie, my Australian shepherd mix, who identifies with your work completely. And thanks for paying tribute to my own work this way.”

Hear samples from Tails of the City and order the CD at and retail stores everywhere. Hear Murray Weinstock’s NPR interview with All Things Considered’s Melissa Block at

Murray Weinstock is available for interviews. He can be reached at: 1-866-DOGTUNE



Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Murray Weinstock
Visit website