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Edwards, Bobby with the Shufflebabies - Featuring Eugene Amaro and Bill Richards

Format: LP
Label: Canadian Talent Library CTL 5170
Year: 1973
Origin: Scarborough, Ontario
Genre: jazz
Value of Original Title: $25.00
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Release Type: Albums
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Playlist: Ontario, 1970's, Jazz, Canadian Talent Library


Side 1

Track Name
When You're Smilin'
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree

Side 2

Track Name
Who Was It?
Hey Mama Sing Me a Song
Ostrich Strut
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry


Bobby edwards shufflebabys back

Bobby Edwards-Shufflebabys BACK

Bobby edwards shufflebabys front

Featuring Eugene Amaro and Bill Richards


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New from the Canadian Talent Library is an attempt at reviving the "Shuffle Rhythm" of the 30's and 40's. This was a big sound of that era and was punched home by the big bands of Henry Busse, Jan Savitt and Ted Weems. An attempt to bring it back in the 50's was made by Johah Jones and Louis Prima. The Canadian Talent Library's hopes are pinned on Bobby Edwards, a multi-guitar specialist who played a prominent part in the recent CBC recording of Oscar Peterson's "Canadiana Suite". He is also leader of the Fat City Guitars who released an album not too long ago on the Canadian Talent Library label. Edwards penned the "Shufflebaby" side which was culled from the album as a single. He has brought together the shuffle and 2-beat rhythms with the pattern used by Gilbert O'Sullivan on his "Who Was It" and "Claire" releases. The album contains both these selections. Giving an up-front assist to Edwards is Eugene Amaro, one of this country's most sought after sax men. He's the lead sax in Rob McConnell's Boss Brass and is featured performer on the CTL release, "The Tenor Sax of Eugene Amaro. An assist also comes from Bill Richards, a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Richards is lead on most of the sweetening sessions in Toronto and is showcased in CTL's "The Bill Richards Quartet". With the Toronto Symphony he is known as a violinist but on the "Shufflebaby" deck he's a fiddle player. Actually the sweetening session featured four violins, a viola and cello.

On session, which was produced at Manta Sound, were:
Brian Browne: pano
Jack Zaza: bass guitar
Brian Russell: rhythm guitar
Don Vickery: drums
Peter Appleyard: vibes


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