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Captain Hollywood

Captain Hollywood   (USA)

AKA : Tony Dawson-Harrison
EuroDance member
Added : 24/01/2000
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Do That Thang
20 years Greatest Hits Album
Shirley
Debora
Jaybee / Tribute
Soulsister
Do That Thang
Rock Me
Soulsister remix 93
Do That Thing (Remix '93)
Over And Over
Love And Pain
The Afterparty
Danger Sign
Axel F 2003
Flying High 2003
More And More 2008
It Hurts With You
Grand Piano
You Are A Superstar
I Can't Stand It
Are You Dreaming
Street Moves
More And More
Only With You
All I Want
Rhythm Of Life
Piece Of My Heart
Impossible
Flying High
Find Another Way
The Way Love Is
More And More
Heat (Turn Me On)
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Latest Captain Hollywood news

26/09/2014 : Today sees the release of Captain Hollywood's collaboration with Marc Lime & K Bastian Heat (Turn Me On). Single comes along with plenty of remixes, including one by Sash! (Thanks to Krasi)

21/04/2014 : Discover a rare video from 1987 of a duet of Captain Hollywood and TT Fresh entitled Ladies of the 80s, featuring Tanja (3-O matic), Nancy (DJ Bobo) and Myriam.

21/12/2013 : Captain Hollywood was featured on Marc Lime & K Bastian's Turn Me On (Thanks to Krasi)

03/06/2013 : Scotty made a new version of Captain Hollywood's hit More And More, featuring Tony's raps. Single includes mixes by Movetown, Killmode vs Fun(k)house, Tom Belmond and Housemaxx and CJ Stone (thanks to guillaume)

13/12/2012 : End of January, Captain Hollywood will release the versions of his greatest hits on which he performs on stage. There will be Stage versions available for More and More, Flying High, Impossible and Find Another Way, as well as his show intro titled Head Bangers Ball. These songs will be available for purchase from Captain Hollywood official online store only. Meanwhile, you can already check this store to complete your collection...

13/03/2012 : The official Captain Hollywood online store is now open : singles, albums (incl. 20 Years Greatest Hits as physical CD), autograph cards... everything you need to complete your collection.

20/08/2011 : Captain Hollywood was interviewed by WebDJs. Read the interview here.

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Captain Hollywood albums

Do That Thang Do That Thang 1985
20 years Greatest Hits Album 20 years Greatest Hits Album 12th May 2010

 

Captain Hollywood singles

Shirley Shirley 1984  
Debora Debora (with TT Fresh) 1984  
Jaybee / Tribute Jaybee / Tribute (with BPM) 1986  
Soulsister Soulsister 1989  
Do That Thang Do That Thang 1990  
Rock Me Rock Me Oct 1991  
Soulsister remix 93 Soulsister remix 93 1993  
Do That Thing (Remix '93) Do That Thing (Remix '93) 1993  
Over And Over Over And Over 1996  
Love And Pain Love And Pain 5th Mar 1996  
The Afterparty The Afterparty 7th Oct 1996  
Danger Sign Danger Sign 14th May 2001  
Axel F 2003 Axel F 2003 (vs Murphy Brown) 2003  
Flying High 2003 Flying High 2003 5th Aug 2003  
More And More 2008 More And More 2008 2008  
It Hurts With You It Hurts With You 9th Jan 2009  

 

Featurings and collaborations

Grand Piano Mixmaster - Grand Piano  
You Are A Superstar Boom Boxx - You Are A Superstar  
I Can't Stand It Twenty 4 Seven - I Can't Stand It Sep 1989  
Are You Dreaming Twenty 4 Seven - Are You Dreaming Dec 1989  
Street Moves Twenty 4 Seven - Street Moves (album) 1990  
More And More Captain Hollywood Project - More And More 29th Jul 1992  
Only With You Captain Hollywood Project - Only With You 8th Jan 1993  
All I Want Captain Hollywood Project - All I Want 18th May 1993  
Rhythm Of Life Captain Hollywood Project - Rhythm Of Life 1994  
Piece Of My Heart Intermission - Piece Of My Heart 10th Jul 1994  
Impossible Captain Hollywood Project - Impossible 1st Oct 1994  
Flying High Captain Hollywood Project - Flying High 1st Nov 1994  
Find Another Way Captain Hollywood Project - Find Another Way 1995  
The Way Love Is Captain Hollywood Project - The Way Love Is Apr 1995  
More And More Scotty - More And More 31st May 2013  
Heat (Turn Me On) Marc Lime and K Bastian - Heat (Turn Me On) 26th Sep 2014  

Productions, co-production, executive production

Time Flies Young Internationals - Time Flies 1994  

Compositions

Time Flies Young Internationals - Time Flies 1994  

Songwriting

More And More Captain Hollywood Project - More And More 29th Jul 1992  
Only With You Captain Hollywood Project - Only With You 8th Jan 1993  
All I Want Captain Hollywood Project - All I Want 18th May 1993  
Time Flies Young Internationals - Time Flies 1994  
Rhythm Of Life Captain Hollywood Project - Rhythm Of Life 1994  
Impossible Captain Hollywood Project - Impossible 1st Oct 1994  
Flying High Captain Hollywood Project - Flying High 1st Nov 1994  
Find Another Way Captain Hollywood Project - Find Another Way 1995  
The Way Love Is Captain Hollywood Project - The Way Love Is Apr 1995  

 



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Captain Hollywood biography

Tony Dawson-Harrison was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1962. He spent the first year of his life in New York. Then his mother died and his father left him with his sister. They spent 2 years in Detroit in orphans institutions. Then Tony began a life as a streetchild, made a few money as breakdancer, and finally joined the army at the age of 16. He came to Germany as a soldier with the US Army in the 80s, near Frankfurt then in Nurnberg, and began to work as a choreogropher. His nickname Captain Hollywood was given to him by his military friends in 1982, because he danced even when in uniform.

During the week-ends he used to go to discos, that's how he was spotted by Andreas Thiesmeyer, producer of the TV-show Formel Eins, who immediately wanted to work with him. He did choreographs for La Toya Jackson and CC Catch and even went with them on tournee. He appeared in German cult movies with famous boxers, and represented Germany in Cannes for the breakdance movie premiere of Beat Street. He also contributed to increase breakdance's popularity in Germany.

Meanwhile he was a member in the competition juries for breakdance. That's how some of his colleagues suggested to Tony that he could sing. 3 singles, which entered the Clubcharts, came out. Among them was Grand Piano, on which he appears under the alias of The Mix Master. It was a hit, reaching # 4 in Great Britain, # 2 in France and # 10 in Germany.

In 1987 he met the producer Ruud van Rijjen and together with the female singer Nance they established the group Twenty 4 Seven. The first hit I Can't Stand It reached #7 in the UK chart and #1 in several European countries. He also took part to their first album. During 3 monthes they toured with MTV Europe, sponsored by the watch company Swatch.

That's how he began his cooperation with the two german dancers. Hanks (Giovanni Falco) & Jacks (Wolfgang Reiss), who followed him when he left the project in 1989 because of a disagreement with Van Rijjen.

In 1988 he released a vinyl single in collaboration with BPM (no relationship with the German project) : Jaybee / Tribute. It was produced by La Fong at Preussen-Studio, Berlin-West. Label : P1 Records.

He signed at the 'Get into magic' label and started a new project with Nosie Katzmann and Giora Schein : Captain Hollywood Project.

In 1995, he contributed to an eurodance project name The Vision. This project only released 2 singles. He was also featured by Jenny J for the single Eat Me.

Captain Hollywood also owns a dance school, the Hollywood Dance Academy.

During the years 1999 and 2000 Captain Hollywood spent his time between his own studio in the Rhine country and the USA, where he worked with the HipHop legend Pete Rock and with Ol' Dirty Bastard. He made some mixes for the Dance HipHop duo R'n'G (Alex Christensen & Toni Cattania), the Dance project Black Bone (Another Day in Paradise) and even DJ Bobo. And he produced the youngest Shooting star of the ex-N'Sync-manager Lou Pearlman, the Boy Quintett O-Town. Especially for this a 48-people television team of the ABC channel, not forgetting an MTV US team, traveled to Germany in order to shoot a report which became a series with 12 million spectators weekly. Tony's last production was a single for Tiffany featuring Krayzee Bone.

He also provided the deep spoken-voice passages on the Ofra Haza song One Day from her album Ofra Haza. An interesting coincidence is that in this spoken passage Tony very clearly stresses the words "more and more", which was the title of one of his best-selling song.

2001 : Captain Hollywood is back ! He released his first new single Danger Sign under his own name since 1995, on May 14th. After a live show in Köln on the 20th of May, he took part to the broadcast "Disneyclub" on RTL on the 26th, and on the 3rd of June, he was present at "The Dome" on RTL II.

2003 : Captain Hollywood is back with a remake of Axel F. theme. He released it under the name of Murphy Brown vs. Captain Hollywood. The single is entitled Axel F. 2003 (under the label BigRoom). He reached #17 in the German DJ Playlist Charts (which has 200 places in total). Pushed by this success, he teamed up with Boom Boxx (Alex, Jesse and Max) and released Flying High 2003, an excellent remixed version of his old hit. Then in October, they covered the Outhere Brothers' track Boom Boom Boom, which was used as anthem for the German event Berliner YOU 2003.

2006 : Tony Harrison does not make records anymore : "I had a great time and a great career so im very satisfied with that" he explains. He is now vice-president of an American record company by the name of Skreem Records U.S.A in Orlando Florida, and they are currently working on projects such as 3rd Wish (a latino band), Patmoe (from the dirty South of Atlanta), and SKREEM.TV (the number 2 online streaming video channel in the U.S, playing 24 hours 7 days a week all of the best U.S videos from hiphop rock country pop RnB). He settled in St Pete Beach, a beautiful beach in sunny Florida, but he still comes from time to time to Nuremberg. He married his girlfriend Shirin von Gehlen.

2008 : Captain Hollywood released More And More Recall 2008. In September, Captain Hollywood teamed up with DJ Base from Dubai and in October, they just finished the new video to the 2009 More And More recall. The video was shot in his home town Nürnberg Germany. Captain Hollywood and DJ Base will be performing live on national Television in Dubai late october 2008.

Captain Hollywood has finally decided to go back into the studio and record an original track entitled Love Dot Sex.

2009 : Paraisko's did a remix for Captain Hollywood's hit : this is Only With You 2009.

Projects and artists produced by Tony Dawson-Harrison :

2000 productions :
Captain Hollywood - Danger Sign, Axel F
O town (U.S charts top)
Bone Thugs & Harmany,
Old dirty bastard
Nick Carter
3rd Wish
U.S dirty south rapper : Pat Moe, Willy Will

90s productions
Alpha Beta - Love And Extacy
Captain hollywood Project : Love Is Not Sex (singles : More & more, Only With You, All I Want, Impossible - US charts top 10), Animals Or Human (Flying High, Find Another Way, That's The Way Love Is - charts top 20)
Cuppicino - (top 20 in germany)
DJ Bobo - The very first and Original megamix
Intermission - Peace of my heart (charts top 10)
Jenny J - Eat Me Eat Me (Club charts top 20)
Magic System
Movie sound track : for the documentary Mahamid Ali (featuring Wyclef), Godzilla.
Young Internationals - Take Me Away (charts top 100)

80s productions
Mix master - Grand Piano (1986 - charts top 5)
Captain Hollywood & TT Fresh - Debora (charts top 40)
Captain Hollywood - TV show Formel Eins theme song (1983), album Do That Thang (insiders and DJs only), Soul sister (charts top 40), Tribute to James Brown (insider and DJs only), Rock Me - charts top 40
Twenty 4 Seven feat Captain Hollywood - I Can't Stand It (charts top 5), Are You Dreaming (charts top 5), album Street Moves (charts top 20)

He has received 1 Diamond Award, 12 Platinum records and 14 Gold records.

Thanks to Rogier Verkroost, Anton "MC Kasper" Skaletsky, Christian DTM NoLimits, DJ Aaron 'Euromaster'
Thanks to Shimon O'Hana for the charts positions
Captain Hollywood Offical website
Thanks to Captain Hollywood himself

Captain Hollywood biography was last updated Sat, January 31st 2015

Charts (singles)

Austria Finland Germany
Over And Over #35 #13 #45
Love And Pain #9 #50
Danger Sign #61
Axel F 2003 #18
Flying High 2003 #44

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