Victor Wood

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Victor Wood
Birth name Victor Wood
Born (1946-02-01) February 1, 1946 (age 68)
Origin Buhi, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Genres Manila sound
OPM
Occupation(s) Singer, actor, politician
Years active 1960s-present
Labels Vicor and Plaka Pilipino(1970-1977)

Victor "Vic" Wood (born February 1, 1946 in Buhi, Camarines Sur, Philippines) is a [1] singer, actor and politician. His voice earned him various titles, including "Jukebox King" and "Plaka King".[citation needed]

Before becoming a singer, Wood starred in some productions of Sampaguita Pictures.He is a member of Iglesia Ni Cristo.

Biography[edit]

Victor Wood was born on February 1, 1946 in Buhi, Camarines Sur, Philippines[citation needed] to Sgt. Kocky Wood and Rosario "Tiyang Saring" Nobleza. His mother was well known in Buhi and neighboring towns for selling herbal medications and perfumes. He studied and finished secondary school at Jose Abad Santos High. His voice earned him various titles, including Jukebox King and Plaka King.[citation needed] In the 1970s, his career bloomed. He loved the adulation and admiration of his fans and the media.

He and his family migrated to the US in 70’s, where he co-owned four gasoline stations and was into real estate and landscaping. In addition, he managed the $i.5-million Palm Plaza Restaurant.[citation needed]

He ran for the Senate of the Philippines during the 2007 Philippine general election, under the KBL banner, but lost.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Wood has two children with his second wife, Ofelia Mercado Ponce, whom he met during his stay in the United States.[2] Together they have a son, Simon, and a daughter, Sydney Victoria.[2][3]

LP Albums with Tracks[edit]

"In Despair"[edit]

In 1972, Philippine singer Victor Wood released In Despair. Wood was a very popular singer of that era, and recorded many albums for Vicor Records. In Despair is dominated by remakes of popular American songs from the 1950s and 1960s. Three songs here were originally hits for Little Richard in the 1950s, and include "Jenny Jenny," "Rip It Up," and "Good Golly Miss Molly." The album has an assortment of slow and fast songs, and the ballads include "In Despair," "Vaya Con Dios," "Have a Good Time," "Hurt," and "Return to Me." The album's ballads are highly conducive to karaoke singing, and a number of them are often heard in karaoke nightspots. Throughout In Despair, Wood sings in a strong but soothing voice. His performances are always passionate and very sincere. Another of the album's upbeat songs is the remake of Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman." Wood's version retains the famous guitar line of the original, but adds a distinctive fuzz tone to it. On Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula," Wood sings in a rough-edged, gritty style, imbued with much passion and spirit. Wood's version of Del Shannon's classic "Runaway" is markedly different from the original, and is performed at a much slower pace and has a more introspective demeanor. The arrangement contains a hypnotic guitar riff not heard in the original. In Despair is very enjoyable, although it doesn't bode well that every song is a remake of an American song.

  • 1. In Despair
  • 2. Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You)
  • 3. Hurt
  • 4. Return To Me
  • 5. Have A Good Time
  • 6. Exodus
  • 7. Be-Bop-A-Lula
  • 8. Rip It Up
  • 9. Pretty Woman
  • 10. Jenny, Jenny
  • 11. Runaway-Happy Together
  • 12. Good Golly Miss Molly

"Blue Christmas"[edit]

  • 1. Blue Christmas
  • 2. Silver Bells
  • 3. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
  • 4. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
  • 5. Little Christmas Tree
  • 6. O Holy Night
  • 7. Silent Night
  • 8. Christmas Story
  • 9. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • 10. It Is No Secret
  • 11. White Christmas
  • 12. Joy To The World

"Mr. Lonely"[edit]

  • 1. Eternally
  • 2. Crying Time
  • 3. Sweet Caroline
  • 4. Where Is Your Heart
  • 5. One More Chance
  • 6. Mr. Lonely
  • 7. Release Me
  • 8. I Wish You Love
  • 9. Lonely Teardops
  • 10. Cold, Cold Heart
  • 11. The Way Of A Clown
  • 12. Till

"Memories"[edit]

  • 1. It's Now Or Never
  • 2. No Other Love
  • 3. The Voice Of Love
  • 4. Fraulein
  • 5. Come Back To Me
  • 6. In My Little Room
  • 7. She Wears My Ring
  • 8. More Than I Can Say
  • 9. Send Someone To Love Me
  • 10. Slippin' And Slidin'
  • 11. Malagueña
  • 12. Everyday (Buddy Holly Song)

"Knock On Wood"[edit]

  • 1. Teenage Señorita
  • 2. Cheryl Moana Marie
  • 3. Daddy Cool
  • 4. Take Good Care Of Her
  • 5. No Arms Can Ever Hold You
  • 6. You Are My Destiny
  • 7. Everyday
  • 8. Let Me Be With You
  • 9. Little Darlin'
  • 10. I Went To Your Wedding
  • 11. For The Good Times
  • 12. Knock On Wood

"His Majesty"[edit]

  • 1. Innamorata
  • 2. Tom Dooley
  • 3. My Serenade
  • 4. It's Too Late
  • 5. The Wonder Of You
  • 6. Carmelita
  • 7. I Can Only Cry
  • 8. Girl In The Wood (Remember Me)
  • 9. Dear Teresa
  • 10. (Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You
  • 11. Love Me Tender
  • 12. The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

"Victor Wood Music"[edit]

  • 1. Pa Pa Oom Mow-mow
  • 2. I'm Walking Behind You
  • 3. It's A Sin
  • 4. Satisfaction
  • 5. Greenfields
  • 6. Oh! My Papa
  • 7. Rave On
  • 8. Love Letters In The Sand
  • 9. The Last Mile Of My Life
  • 10. Sweet, Sweet Love
  • 11. Don't Tell My Heart To Stop Loving You
  • 12. Anniversary Song

"Wood, I Love You"[edit]

  • 1. Jezebel
  • 2. Love Me
  • 3. Only You
  • 4. I've Gotta Be Me
  • 5. Peggy Sue
  • 6. Happy Birthday, My Darling
  • 7. Remember You're Mine
  • 8. My Promise
  • 9. Black Is Black
  • 10. You Gave Me A Mountain
  • 11. All My Loving
  • 12. Am I That Easy To Forget

"I'm Sorry My Love"[edit]

  • 1. I Won't Let You Go
  • 2. Some Rainy Days
  • 3. I Want You To Love Me
  • 4. Love Me Once More
  • 5. Don't Change Your Mind
  • 6. I'm Sorry My Love
  • 7. A Tear Fell
  • 8. Lies
  • 9. Keep On Runnin'
  • 10. In The Beginning
  • 11. Don't Fight It
  • 12. To Be Loved

"Ihilak (Plaka Pilipino)"[edit]

In 1974, Philippine male singer Victor Wood released Ihilak. Eleven of the album's 12 songs are Philippine folk/love songs sung in Visayan language (the Visayas region is the central group of islands in the Philippines). The remaining song uses the melody of Neil Diamond's "Song Sung Blue," but replaces the original English lyrics with those of the Visayan dialect. The album opens with the tender "Ihilak," which moves in a slow, shuffle-like pace. Victor Wood sings "Ihilak" with depth and tenderness, and puts much warmth into his voice. "Ihilak" tells of a man's despair for the loss of his love: "What is the real reason/You just forgot good memories/You left me/I did not abandon my love for you." The following song, "Gugma Ko," uses the melody of Neil Diamond's '60s hit "Song Sung Blue" over new lyrics in the Visayan dialect, which tell about a man offering love to a girl during courtship. "Hain Nang Panumpa Mo" (Where Is Your Promise) tells of another love affair that left a man with a broken heart. Most of the songs are performed in a mournful minor key and have a mournful tone in both the melody and lyrics. The opening melody of the slow-paced "Mahimong Biya-an Mo Ako," for example, sounds as though it belongs at a funeral, but is about a love that went wrong. "Ika-Duhang Bathala" (The Second God) is a pretty, tender song. "Tuba" (Wine) isn't about love, but is about wine that some people are enjoying. The song uses a folkish, polka-like rhythm that has an appealing quality. This album is very different for Victor Wood, who often performs remakes of American songs, but the difference is very much appreciated.

  • 1. Ihilak (I Cried)
  • 2. Gugma Ko (My Love)
  • 3. Mahimong Biya-an Mo Ako
  • 4. Inday (Girl)
  • 5. Sa Imong Adlaw (In Your Day)
  • 6. Oh! Kinabuhi (O Life!)
  • 7. Ikaduhang Bathala (The Second God)
  • 8. Tuba (Wine)
  • 9. Hain Nang Panumpa Mo (Where Is Your Promise)
  • 10. Sa Pahiyum Mo (Through Your Smiles)
  • 11. Sura Inday (Where Is Inday?)
  • 12. Inday, Kapait Mo (Inday, You're So Bitter)

"Pilipino"[edit]

  • 1. Birheng Walang Dambana
  • 2. Ibig Kong Magtapat
  • 3. Maruja
  • 4. Malupit na Pag-ibig
  • 5. Bakit Di Kita Malimot
  • 6. Pilipino
  • 7. Dungawin Mo Sana
  • 8. Halimbawa
  • 9. Umiiyak Ang Puso Ko
  • 10. Dalangin Ko Sa Maykapal
  • 11. Ikaw Lamang
  • 12. Panaligan Mo Sinta

"Kalyehon 29"[edit]

  • 1. Kalyehon 29
  • 2. Bughaw Na Buhangin
  • 3. Ay! Pag-ibig
  • 4. Ngumiti (Nakakadyi)
  • 5. Nasa Diyos Ang Awa (Nasa Tao Ang Gawa)
  • 6. Ikaw, Giliw Ko
  • 7. Pagsikat Ng Araw
  • 8. Baryo San Jose
  • 9. Sa'yo, Aking Inay
  • 10. Tapat Na Pag-ibig
  • 11. Pagsapit Ng DapitHapon
  • 12. Kalyehon 29 (Reprise)

"Love Is"[edit]

  • 1. Don't Play That Song
  • 2. Let Me Try Again
  • 3. Island In The Sun
  • 4. Say You're Mine Again
  • 5. Take Your Time
  • 6. Green Leaves Of Summer
  • 7. I Believe In Love
  • 8. Sonata Of Love
  • 9. The Loco-Motion
  • 10. Help Me
  • 11. I've Got A World Of Faith In You
  • 12. Day-O

"Wooden Heart"[edit]

  • 1. Wooden Heart
  • 2. Twilight Time
  • 3. Good Morning, Son
  • 4. If You Go Away
  • 5. Baby Take Care
  • 6. Essence Of Your Love
  • 7. Feelings
  • 8. Medley: You're The First, The Last, My Everything / Oh! Carol
  • 9. Oh My Mama
  • 10. Time Passes Away
  • 11. I Love You Even More
  • 12. If You Foolin' My Heart

"Sincerely"[edit]

  • 1. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
  • 2. Medley: Sunshine / My Sweet Lady
  • 3. I Feel Love
  • 4. Tennessee Waltz
  • 5. Paper Roses
  • 6. Sincerely
  • 7. Forever And Ever
  • 8. Silver Threads Among The Gold
  • 9. Medley: I Won't Last A Day Without You / Let Me Be The One
  • 10. From The Candy Store On The Corner To The Chapel On The Hill
  • 11. Come Love Me Again (Annie's Song)
  • 12. I'll Be Seeing You

"Follow Me"[edit]

  • 1. I'll Just Sing A Song
  • 2. Sealed With A Kiss
  • 3. Sa Bawat Sandali
  • 4. Mr. Blue
  • 5. Follow Me
  • 6. Take Me Home, Country Road
  • 7. Beautiful Love
  • 8. I Sorry If I Hurt You
  • 9. Dito Sa Balat ng Lupa
  • 10. Before The Next Teardrop Falls

"Karon or Visayan Hitsongs Collection Vol. 2"[edit]

  • 1. Ikaw Ug Ako
  • 2. Ang Gugma Sa Tawo
  • 3. Hagki Sa Makadaghan
  • 4. Sa Palad Mo Pinangga
  • 5. Sa Imong Pagbalik
  • 6. Karon
  • 7. Una Paloma Blanca
  • 8. Walay Paglubad
  • 9. Hikalimtan Mo Na Ba
  • 10. Hangtod Sa Lubnganan
  • 11. Ikaw Ang Akong Gimahal
  • 12. Ikaw Ang Mga Damgo

"Moods"[edit]

  • 1. Ikaw At Ako Sa Daig-dig
  • 2. Honey, Forgive Me
  • 3. Happy Song
  • 4. Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera)
  • 5. Harbor Lights
  • 6. Sh-Boom
  • 7. Pretend
  • 8. My World Keeps Getting Smaller Everyday

"Victor Wood (Self-titled Album)"[edit]

  • 1. Tapatin Mo Ako
  • 2. Sayang Na Sayang
  • 3. Magdamag Nag-iisa
  • 4. Para Sa Iyo Kaibigan
  • 5. Inibig Ko'y Nakatali Na
  • 6. When There's No You
  • 7. Baby I Want You Back Home
  • 8. When I Was Young
  • 9. Maria Magdalena
  • 10. Beverly

"One Man Show (Live Album)"[edit]

  • 1. I Can See Clearly Now
  • 2. Rhinestone Cowboy
  • 3. I Am, I Said
  • 4. Love Medley: My Love You Make Me Feel Brand New / Love Me Tender / Love Is Real / Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
  • 5. Song For Beverly
  • 6. Malupit Na Pag-ibig
  • 7. Una Paloma Blanca / Cucu-rucucu Paloma
  • 8. Medley: Old Fashioned Love Song / I Believe In Music / I Write The Songs

"Bintana ng Puso"[edit]

  • 1. Bintana ng Puso
  • 2. Selos-Selosan
  • 3. Giliw, Maawa Ka
  • 4. Tinig ng Pag-ibig
  • 5. Lumipas Ang Pasko
  • 6. The Most Beautiful Girl
  • 7. Movie Theme Medley
  • 8. Bridge Over Troubled Waters

"Kumusta Ka, Mahal"[edit]

  • 1. May Kulang Ba?
  • 2. Uhaw ng Damdamin
  • 3. Kumusta Ka, Mahal
  • 4. Sampaguita
  • 5. It's Got To Be
  • 6. Rhinestone Cowboy
  • 7. Love Medley
  • 8. Mona Lisa
  • 9. I Can See Clearly Now
  • 10. You

"If I See You Again"[edit]

  • 1. Love Me With All Of Your Heart
  • 2. You Never Really Wanted Me
  • 3. Darling, I'll Be True
  • 4. Don't Ever Leave Me
  • 5. If I See You Again
  • 6. West Side Story Medley
  • 7. Old Man River
  • 8. Am I The Right Man For You

"Padre"[edit]

  • 1. Padre
  • 2. Kahapon Lamang
  • 3. Winasak Mo Ang Puso Ko
  • 4. Mahal Kita Higit Pa Sa Buhay Ko
  • 5. Di Na Mag-iisa
  • 6. Let Me Love You One More Time
  • 7. We Feel Only Love When It Hurts
  • 8. One Life To Live
  • 9. Babe Come True
  • 10. Lady Blue

"Inday Ng Buhay Ko"[edit]

  • 1. Superstar Ng Mahihirap
  • 2. Pangako Ng Taksil
  • 3. Hahabol-Habol
  • 4. Malas
  • 5. Mahal Pa Rin Kita
  • 6. Inday Ng Buhay Ko
  • 7. Mamahalin Kita Ngayong Gabi
  • 8. Babaing Mababang Lipad
  • 9. Bulong-Bulongan
  • 10. Isang Gabi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [Filipino people|Filipino]
  2. ^ a b Gil, Baby (May 27, 2009). "Simon Wood ready for stardom". PhilStar. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 
  3. ^ Lo, Ricardo (May 4, 2009). "Simon Wood: Truly his father's son". PhilStar. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 

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