Stan Martin was another of those gifted Jamaican musicians that emigrated to Canada in the 1960's. And he did it in style, arriving in Canada on July 1, 1967 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. In Stan Martin, Canada received a musical gift. Stan Martin was to become a Canadian recording pioneer. After moving his family to Hamilton, he proceeded to create his own music label, to write the music and lyrics for nine of the ten tracks on his album, and to produce the record himself. He did it all because he loved music.
Stan Martin’s monster recording of “Stan Martin is Dr. Cool” is a gem from start to finish and includes the much sought-after single cut "Big Mouth Woman". This is a solid session spanning dancefloor grooves to soulful ballads all with Mr. Martin's unmistakable Island-tinged touch - and all on Stan's private Ram Records label.
“Thanks to some wonderful friends who helped to make this album possible”.
Stan Martin’s family are now making this album available for the first time since it was originally released 32 years ago. It was originally released in quantities of about 500 pressings. Listening to this album will bring enjoyment to your life.
John T. Davis: keyboards
Bobby Boyer: bass
Dimitri Brown: guitar, vocals
Jimmy Heineman: alto, flute, fife
Bobby Brough: tenor, baritone, soprano
Rick Cameron: drums, percussion
Billy Blackburn: drums
Eric Heineman: vocals
“Tiki” Mercury-Clarke: vocals
Arrangements by John T. Davis and Stan Martin
Horn arrangements by Jimmy Heineman and Bobby Brough
Produced by Stan Martin
Engineered by John Dell and Doug McKenzie
Mix-down engineering by John Dell
Recorded at Masters Workshop Studio, Rexdale, Ontario
Mastered at JMF LTD., Toronto, Ontario
Photo by Dale Creasy