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Below  you will find a robust selection of books and CDs for sale, including music in a variety of genres: pop, rock, jazz, folk, Christian, Spanish, Mexican, salsa, classical and holiday. PayPal, Amazon, CDBaby and iTunes are available (click the CD cover image for options).

Pop, Rock, Jazz and Folk:

Walkin' On Beale Street - CD


1. Peaceful Easy Feeling
2. Hotel California
3. The Gambler
4. Princess Bride
5. Me & Bobbie McGee
6. Tennessee Waltz
7. Ragtime Rambler
8. Ragpickin'
9. Bloozinay
10. Coney Island Cakewalk
11. Classical Gas
12. Eleanor Rigby

This recording, Walkin' on Beale Street, is the first in a collection titled "Americas, Continental Grande Tour." The series showcases music indigenous to popular regions known for their unique character. The regions include:

  • Nashville's Music City Row & Beale Street Memphis with its colorful blues clubs
  • New England - Nova Scotia Sea Far'n Shanties
  • The Southwest Tex - Mex Spanish - Salsa Flavors
  • The Toe Tappin' Riverboat Rags including New Orleans "Dixieland" Traditional Jazz Styles
  • Romantic Chansons from the French Chateaux Frontenac, Quebec City
  • Irish Celtic Magic of Boston

Strings That Swing - CD


1. Take the "A" Train*
2. Moonlight Serenade*
3. Night And Day
4. All of Me*
5. Summertime
6. As Time Goes By
7. Misty
8. I'll Be Seeing You
9. The Man I Love
10. All Or Nothing At All
11. What Kind of Fool Am I
12. White Roses by James Kalal
13. Smoke Gets In Your Eye
14. There Are Such Things
15. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
16. Almost Like Being in Love



An American in Europe - CD

by James Kalal

Acoustic Rock Classics - CD


1. Hotel California (The Eagles)
2. Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
3. Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)

perf. & recorded by Jeff Kalal
4. Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out (Eric Clapton)
perf. by Jeff Kalal & Robert W. Fraser
5. Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits)
6. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (Led Zeppelin)
perf. Jeff & James Kalal

7. Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles)
8. Beale Street Blues
9. Classical Gas
10. Memphis Rag

11. Spanish Caravan - Leyenda
(The Doors)

12. Celtic Rock

13. Joy (Leo Kottke)
14. Days of Yore
perf. by James Kalal & Aneta Binienda
15. Europa (Carlos Santana)
perf. by Robb Jared Kalal & Rolando Pizzana

16. Mambo #5 (Lou Bega)
17. Blues (inspired by Red House Blues)
by Jimi Hendrix


Musicians: James Kalal, Robert W. Fraser, Aneta Binienda, Jeff Kalal, Robb Jared Kalal and Rolando Pizzana

Lida Rose - CD


1. Oh Suzanna
2. I Dream Of Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair
3. Lida Rose
4. Daddy's Little Girl
5. Alexander's Ragtime Band
6. Ragtime Ramble
7. Tennessee Waltz
8. A Dixie Melody (Coney Island Cakewalk)
9. No One Knows When You Are Down And Out
10. Rag Pickin'
11. Oh Suzanna - Extended Arrangement


Musicians: James and Sylvia Kalal, Robert W. Fraser

Ragtime, barbershop classics with banjo and guitar, reminiscent of the old New Orleans and the paddle-wheelers that plied the great Mississippi. Visit this fun time in American history with its toe-tapping rhythms and dance!

Unforgettable Love - CD


1. Moonlight Serenade
2. I'll Be Seeing You - T. O'Brien
3. The Man I Love - M. Black
4. Spanish Eyes
* French Medleys
5. Medley One

La Vie En Rose (Life Is a Rose)
I Love Paris
Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves)
V'La L'Bon Vent (The Good Wind)
Dites Moi

6. Medley Two

I Will Wait For You
Hymne A L'Amour
Je t'Appartiens (Let It Be Me)

7. As Time Goes By - T. O'Brien
8. Night & Day "You Are The One"
9. Lover Man - A. Rae
10. Almost Like Being In Love - J. Mabry
11. All Or Nothing At All
12. Someone To Watch Over Me
13. Misty
14. In My Solitude - A. Rae
15. Skylark - A. Rae
16. White Roses


Musicians: James and Sylvia Kalal, Robert W. Fraser, Jaquie Mabry, Alison Rae, Trish O'Brien, Marianne Black

This is a compilation of tender love songs presented by various vocalists from Northeastern Ohio. Playlist includes As Time Goes By, Skylark. The vocals are mixed with duo guitar arrangements of romantic French favorites.

White Roses - CD


1. Largo - "Concerto D" by Vivaldi
2. Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
3. Siciliano
4. Sheep May Safely Graze
5. Prelude for Cello
6. Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 First Movement Abridged
7. The Prayer - Celine Dion & Josh Groban
8. A Time For Us - From the Motion Picture "Romeo and Juliet"
9. Sunrise Sunset
10. Princess Bride
11. Story Book Love (from Princess Bride)
12. Laudate Dominum
13. Moonlight Sonata
14. Pachelbel Canon
15. An Olde English Galliarde
* Christian Hymns and Music
16. Be Not Afraid
17. Panis Angelicas
18. Ave Maria (Shubert)
19. Ave Maria (Bach - Gounod)
20. White Roses by James Kalal
21. Spring Movement "The Four Seasons" by Vivaldi


Musicians: James and Sylvia Kalal, Robert W. Fraser


On the Wings of Prayer - CD


1. Be Not Afraid
2. Give Thanks
3. As The Deer
4. I Love You Lord
5. Amazing Grace
6. Jesus Loves Me
7. Be Thou My Vision
8. Panis Angelicus
9. Ave Maria
10. Sheep May Safely Graze
11. Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
12. Prelude in C
13. Prelude in D
14. Prelude in D Minor
15. Chaconne
16. Alleluia
17. On Wings of Prayer
18. You'll Never Walk Alone
19. He Is Exalted


Musicians: James and Sylvia Kalal, Robert W. Fraser, A. Binienda, C. Kovacavich, M. Davis, M. Shiri, A. Nutt, B. Rockwell, J. Peterson

Spanish, Mexican and Salsa:

Two to Tango: Afro-Cuban Salsa - CD


1. Afterglow (Sophia's Smile)
    by Sylvia Kalal
2. La Vida Feliz (Song for Jimmy)
    by Sylvia Kalal
3. Moorea
    by Gypsy Kings
4. Barcelona nights
5. Surrender To Love
    by Ottmar Liebert
6. Cafe Granada
    by Sylvia Kalal & R. W. Fraser
7. Mambo #5
     by Prez Prado
8. Mambo #8
    by Prez Prado
9. Where Shadows Fall By
    by James Kalal
10. Bulerias
11. Tango el Bongo
      by George Van Eps
12. Europa
      by Carlos Santana
13. Hotel California
      by the Eagles
14. Samba De Orfeu


Musicians: James & Sylvia Kalal, Robert W. Fraser, Tom Fries, Dallas Coffey, Robert Jared Kalal, Rolando Pizzana

A great "margarita mixer!" Ripe with nuances of authentic Cuban Salsa characteristic of "Son Montuno" rhythm. This music will captivate you with it's scintillating pulse, and have you and your friends in a fun mood on your favourite cruise ship. Excellent musicians create spellbinding magic on this Caribbean, Salsa, and Brazilian flavoured CD.

Echoes of St. Augustine - CD


1. Pavan (Milan 1500-1561)
2. Fantasia (de Mudarra 1508-1580)

Late Baroque
3. Fandango (Boccherini 1743-1805)
4. Folias
5. Gavotte

Cinco Vignettes (Sor 1780-1835)
6. Estudios Bm
7. Estudios D
8. Estudios Em
9. Estudios A
10. Estudios Dm
11. Grande Sonata (Sor 1780-1835)

12. Romance de Amor
13. Lagrima (Tarrega 1852-1909)
14. Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Tarrega)
15. Spanish Lullaby (Calleja 1891-1950)
16. Leyenda (Albeniz 1860-1909)
17. Malaguena (Lecuona 1896-1963)

18. Soleares (Traditional)

Nuevo Flamenco
19. My Memories of the San Francisco Parador (Kalal)
20. San Miguel (Kalal)
21. Where Shadows Fall (Kalal)


Musicians: James & Sylvia Kalal

The golden age of Spanish music began with the publication of the works of Luys Milan (1536) written for an instrument called the Vihuela de Mano. In his musical collection "El Maestro", Milan exploited all the technical and artistic possibilities of the vihuela to fine effect. The vihuela had six double strings and was probably adapted from the Renaissance lute and tuned the same way. 

From the Baroque period, Gaspar Sanz wrote the charming Folias, a favorite dance. 

With the classic era and transition to the concert hall age, a group of guitarists appeared who strove for recognition of the instrument in these new surroundings. Notable among them, both as virtuoso and composer for the guitar, was Fernando Sor (1778-1839) called the "Beethoven of the guitar". His studies are like the Chopin Etudes in their musical beauty. Estudio V (broken chords) are from a collection of twenty studies by Sor edited by Segovia.

Near the end of the 19th century the phenomenal Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909), as virtuoso who wrote Recuerdos de la Alhambra recorded on this CD.


Echoes of St. Augustine II - CD


1. Pavan (Duet)
2. Folias (Performed with Baroque Lute)
3. Gavotte II (Performed with Baroque Lute)
4. Sevillanas (Moorish)
5. Granada
6. The Canon in D - Pachelbel
7. Irish Cabin
8. Greensleeves
9. Renaissance Merriment
10. Danza (Robin Hood's Lament)
11. Packington's Pounds
12. La Rosignoll (Duet)
13. Kemp's Jig (My Bonnie Lass)
14. Alman (Robin is to the Greenwood Gone)
15. Now, Oh Now I Needs Must Part (Frog Galliarde)
16. Prelude in D Minor
17. Gailarde (My Lady Gwynevyre)
18. Two Pavanas (C Major)
19. (D Major)



Musicians: Jim and Sylvia Kalal, Robert W. Fraser

Jim & Sylvia perform repertoire that reflects the historic English and Spanish periods of olde St. Augustine. They have showcased this lovely period music at the famous Menendez Festival often attended by King Juan Carlos. The baroque lute is a special feature on this CD with its gossamer, strident tone.

Two to Tango: Six Seasons at the Cloister - CD

Musicians: James Kalal, Robert Fraser, Aneta Binienda, Robert Kalal and Guenevere Kalal

Flamenco Ole! - CD


1. Ritmos Malaguena
2. Bulerias
3. Where Shadows Fall
4. Bolero 
    written by Maurice Ravel
5. Sevillanas
6. Cancion Para Santiago 
    written by Sylvia Kalal
7. La Sonrisa de Sophia 
    written by Sylvia Kalal 
8. Cafe Granada 
    written by Sylvia Kalal & RW. Fraser 
9. Sabras Que Te Quiero 
10. Farruca 
11. Columbiana 
12. Granadinas 
13. Soleares 
14. Rhumba
15. Menena Mocha 
16. Bulerias 
      performed by Sylvia Kalal 
17. Bulerias 
      performed by James Kalal




Kalal: Flamenco Ole!

Los Gringos Mariachi Band Demo - CD


1. Hay Jalisco - Vocal Harmony
2. Hay Jalisco - Instrumental
3. Amor De La Calle - Vocal Harmony
4. Amor De La Calle - Instrumental
5. Menina Mocha version 1
6. Menina Mocha version 2
7. Moorea by Gypsy Kings
8. Surrender to Love by Ottmar Liebert
9. Una Paloma Blanca
10. El Paso by Marty Robbins
11. Cielito Lindo Mexican Traditional
12. Besame Mucho
13. Malaguena


Musicians: James & Sylvia Kalal, Robert W. Fraser, Rick Shaw, Ron Shaw

Mexican Mariachi - CD


1. Menina Mocha (version 1)
2. Menina Mocha (version 2)
3. Lonely Bull / Fiesta & Fanfare
by H. Albert
4. Malaguena 
by Lecuona
5. Cielito Lindo
Mexican Traditional
6. Spanish Eyes
by Burt Kemphfert
7. El Paso
by Marty Robbins
8. San Miguel
by James Kalal
9. Maria Elena
Los Indios Trabajaras
10. Granada
by A. Lara
11. Bolero (nouveaux)
12. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
by E. Morriconi
13. Images of Cancun
14. Santa Fe
15. Spanish Lullaby
16. Romance de Amor
17. Images of St. Augustine, FL
Pedro Menendez Birthday festival
Tribute to King Juan Carlos of Espana 

Quatro Canciones

18. Leyenda
19. Snake Charmer by James Kalal
20. Fandango
21. Missionera
22. Besame Mucho
23. El Vito & Fanfare 


Guitar Greats in Concert - CD


1. E Major Lute Prelude
2. Gavotte II
3. Air on a G String

Two Cantatas

4. Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - A Duet
5. Sheep May Safely Graze
6. Siciliano
7. D Major Cello Prelude 

Two Vignettes

8. Miniature Lute Prelude
9. C Major Prelude
10. A Minor Invention
11. Third Brandenburg Concerto

First Movement (abridged)

12. Bourree
13. Gavotte At Musette - English Suite
14. Chaconne
15. Prelude
16. Fugue
17. Allegro



Musicians: James and Sylvia Kalal, David Kalal, Robert W. Fraser, Alison Nutt

Magical, timeless favourites of the great baroque master J. S. Bach. Arrangements are set on the edge of extraordinary with fresh performances on the baroque lute, acoustic steel string and classic Spanish guitar creating spellbinding, shimmering nuances of colour. Recording includes Air on a G String, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring.

Jim & Sylvia: Guitar Greats In Concert

High Tea At the Greenbrier - CD


1. Fugue in A Minor
from Violin Sonata No. 1 
BMV 1002 

2. Cantata
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring 
BMV 147 

3. Minuet in G Major
from the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach
BMV 114 

4. Bourree
from Lute Suite in E Minor
BMV 996

5. Prelude No. 1 (Ave Maria)
from the WTC
BMV 846

6. Prelude in C Minor for Lute
BMV 999

7. Prelude in D Major
from Cello Suite No. 1
BMV 1007

8. Allemande
from Lute Suite in E Minor
BMV 996

9. Chaconne
Violin Partita No. 2
BMV 104


Musician: E. James Kalal

Timeless favourites of this famous baroque composer. Selections include: G Major Minuet, Ave Maria and Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring.

James Kalal: High Tea At The Greenbrier

High Tea - Relais Resorts and Grande Hotels - CD

by James Kalal

James Kalal: High Tea - Relais Resorts & Grande Hotels


Silver Bells


1. Deck The Halls
2. Carol Of The Bells
3. Mary Did You Know
4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
5. Do You Hear What I Hear / Little Drummer Boy

6. Nutcracker: Arabian Dance
7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas  / I Will Be Home For Christmas / White Christmas
8. Ding Dong Merrily On High
9. Two Carols:
    Carol From The Irish Cabin / Winter Solstice In Arles
10. Silver Bells
11. Silent Night

12. Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming
13. O Holy Night
14. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
15. Coventry Carol
16. Lullay My Liking
Two Hymns:
17. The Lord's Prayer
18. Give Thanks
19. What Child Is This
20. Soal'n


Musicians: James Kalal, Robert W. Fraser, Aneta Binienda

Spellbinding magic! Best of Noel favourites. Selections include:

  • Mary Did You Know 
  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • Do You Hear What I Hear
  • Carol of the Bells

Each selection is cloaked in a special beauty and warmth that is so characteristic of the acoustic guitar. You may want to kiss the winter blues good-bye with your favourite companion, a frothy nog and this CD as a backdrop.  

Olde English Christmas - CD


1. Away in a Manger
2. Deck The Halls with Boughs of Holly
3. Coventry Carol
4. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
5. Greensleeves / What Child Is This
6. O Holy Night
7. Silent Night
8. Danza (Robin Hood's Lament)
9. Packington's Pound
10. We Three Kings of Orient Are
11. La Rosignoll
12. Kemp's Gig (My Bonnie Lass)
13. Alman (Robin is to the Greenwood Gone)
14. AG=Frog Galliard
15. Prelude in D Minor
16. French Gaillarde (My Lady Gwynevyre)
17. Two Pavanas (C Major and D Major)
18. Fantasia
19. Drewies Accordes


Musicians: James Kalal, Robert W. Fraser, Aneta Binienda

James Kalal: Olde English Christmas

Olde English Christmas II - CD


1. Deck The Halls with Boughs of Holly
2. Carol from the Irish Cabin / Winter Solstice in Arles
3. Coventry Carol
4. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
5. What Child Is This
6. Lullay My Liking
7. Lo How A Rose E're Blooming
8. Ding Dong Merrily on High
9. Renaissance Merriment
    Mounsiers Alman
    Days of Yore
    Now, Oh How I Needs Must Part (Frog Galliarde)


Musicians: James Kalal, Robert W. Fraser, Aneta Binienda

Sleigh Ride - CD


1. Jingle Bells
2. The Christmas Song
3. Winter Wonderland
4. Blue Christmas 

5. Jingle Bell Rock
6. Sleigh Ride
7. Christmas in Dixie
8. Let It Snow
9. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

10. Santa Claus is Coming To Town 

Three Selections from the "Nutcracker" by P.I. Tchajkovsky
11. Waltz of the Flowers
12. The Arabian Dance
13. Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy

14. Good King Wenceslas


Musicians: James and Sylvia Kalal, Robert W. Fraser

This CD features a wonderful, contrasting Christmas repertoire that ranges from fun, up-tempo holiday favorites to beautiful country classics. Included are our unique arrangements of the "Nutcracker."

James and Sylvia Kalal: Sleigh Ride

Yuletide Gathering - CD


1. What Child Is This
2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

3. Medley 

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / I'll Be Home For Christmas / White Christmas

4. A Two-Carol Vignette: 

Carol From The Irish Cabin / Winter Solstice In Arles

5. Renaissance Merriment:
Ye Old English Madrigal
Days of Yore
The Olde Bard From Canterbury

6. Nutcracker: Arabian Dance
7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / I Will Be Home For Christmas / White Christmas
8. Ding Dong Merrily On High

Two Carols:
9. Carol From The Irish Cabin / Winter Solstice In Arles

10. Silver Bells
11. Silent Night

12. Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming
13. O Holy Night
14. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
15. Coventry Carol
16. Lullay My Liking

Two Hymns:
17. The Lord's Prayer
18. Give Thanks

19. What Child Is This
20. Soal'n


Musicians: James Kalal, Robert W. Fraser, Aneta Binienda



Mel Bay Publications, Inc., world renowned for high-tech digital innovations in publishing (video, CD ROM, etc.), commissioned Jim as an author to write companion scores to his recordings for international distribution. Jim has authorship of the following books: A Renaissance Christmas (Original Title: Christmas Music for the Guitar from the 16th & 17th Centuries), Melodies of Spain for Acoustic Guitar, and Yuletide Gathering.