Boca Raton News (yes, they’re in my Google Reader RSS feed) has a sweet profile of local realtor Dennis Lambert. Dennis is also the subject of the SXSW 2008 premiere documentary, Of All The Things, directed by his son Jody. It’s not about real estate, though, it’s about the amazing impact and influence Dennis has had as a songwriter. Especially in the Philippines. From the profile article:
Dennis Lambert was a singer and very successful songwriter before he began a new career in real estate eight years ago. On his own and with his partner Brian Potter he wrote such pop classics as “It Only Takes a Minute,” “Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got),” ‘Rock and Roll Heaven,” “Baby Come Back,” “She’s Gone,” “One Tin Soldier,” and for British group Freddie & The Dreamers, “Do the Freddie.”
Lambert is 60 now, but suddenly his musical career is hot again, thanks in no small part to his son Jody, 36.
Jody Lambert is writer and director of the documentary “Of All the Things,” which was filmed in Boca Raton and the Philippines in July of 2007.
“I always felt there was a good movie in the story of my dad’s life,” said Jody Lambert in New York. “The tour of the Philippines had all the elements of a good road trip comedy. We are really excited about the reception we’ve had so far.”
After 25 years of resistance, Dennis Lambert agreed in December 2006 to an offer from Philippines promoter Renan de Guia. Along with fellow singer-songwriter Paul Williams, Lambert agreed to do four dates in the Philippines, where Lambert is a cult hero and his sole solo album, “Bags and Things,” is revered.
Leading up to SXSW, Dennis and his band will play a gig at the Viper Room in L.A. this week.