Barbara Gryfe recorded this fabulous vocal jazz album when she was 18 years old, in 1969. It was released on CBC LM 68 / Dominion LPS 21011 and also on Radio Canada International 349. The orchestra was arranged and conducted by Rick Wilkins. Recorded at Eastern Sound Company in Toronto on May 12 and 28th, 1969. Produced by Dave Bird. Recording Engineer: Ian Jacobson. Executive Producer Jury Krytiuk. Photos: Modern Image Photos, Edward Green & Jury Krytiuk.
"When Barbara was 11 years old, she was preforming professionally with Tessie O'Shea in the "Christmas Carol". She already had first prize in Richard Tucker's search for Talent contest under her belt. At 13 she won first prize out of 500 contestants at Massey hall for the United Appeal. Since then it has been one professional job after another. She has appeared on most of the CBC Network Television shows including "Juliette", Malka and Joso", "In Person" (CBC-TV), "The Russ Thompson", Alarm Clock", and After Noon" Shoes (CBC Radio). She sang the winning song from the CBC Song Market '68 Contest..."Colours of the Rainbow" (included in this album, written by John Marier of Ottawa)"
Former child star Barbara was only 18 years old when she recorded this slice of sunshine pop for CBC Records. ‘What The World Needs Now’ was recorded at Eastern Sound Company in Toronto on May 12th and 28th, 1969. The orchestra was arranged and conducted by Rick Wilkins and the record was produced by Dave Bird. A regular performer for the CBC, Barbara had appeared on most of the CBC Networks shows and her winning song ‘Colours Of The Rainbow’ at the CBC Song Market 1968 contest is included on this album.
Producer: Dave Bird
Recording Engineer: Ian Jacobson
Executive Producer: Jury Krytiuk
Orchestra arranged and conducted by: Rick Wilkins
Recorded at Eastern Sound Company in Toronto on May 12th and 28th, 1969