Arrangements by John Capek
Produced in Toronto by Ann Hunter
Engineered by Keith Duncan
If you're looking for a jazz ballad, don't bother to listen to these four cuts by Jodie Drake.
This is a first for Jodie on disc and we are pleased to be able to say that it is the CBC who gave her this chance to record something other than jazz ballads.
It's Jodie at her delightful best - singing four soulful songs. Two are new: "Nobody But You", a soft swinging love song, and "Ain't Gonna Live That Way No More", an up-tempo funky song. They were both written by John Capek, an extremely talented composer from Australia. The background vocals were supplied by Cathy Young and Bev D'Angelo, a young lady about whom you'll be hearing more in the near future. These are solid songs - they should fit beautifully into any style of program.
Jodie Drake: vocals
John Capek: keyboards
Brian Russell: guitars
Kevan Staples: guitars
Barry Keane: drums
Steve Hogg: bass
Edwards & DeVilliers:
Produced in Toronto by Paul Mills
Engineered by Larry Morey
Bobby Edwards and Art DeVilliers are two talented guitarists who have teamed up to make this recording for us.
Bobby Edwards has played on television and radio in Toronto for many years and on more than 10 major networks as well as being featured on most of the recordings in Toronto. He has composed three of the songs on our album, "Poolside", "Beefeater Samba", and "Benz Ride".
Art DeVilliers is a French-Canadian musician who has been prominent in Toronto's recording industry, night clubs and jazz circuit for quite some time. His curiosity for Brazilian music earned him an extra dimension musically and it was in Rio de Janeiro that he wrote the tune "Cafe Zinho" (a little cup of coffee). Art's unique electric guitar solo work is, in his own words, "my way".