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From California With Love by The SSJ All-Stars
From California With Love by The SSJ All-Stars at Eastwind Import
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Artist/Band:The SSJ All-Stars
Name:From California With Love
Cat No.:SSJ-USA002
Performed by:Sue Raney (vocal)
Alan Broadbent (piano)
Johnny Holiday (vocal)
Leslie Lewis (vocal)
Kurt Reichenbach (vocal)
Diane Hubka (guitar,vocal)
Christian Jacob (piano)
Tierney Sutton (vocal)
Jim Cox (piano)
Dick Noel (vocal)
Chris Connor (vocal)
Frankie Randall (vocal)
Pinky Winters (vocal)
& others
Release Date:07/15/2011
Description:From California With Love is a wonderful charity CD born out of love. Responding to the earthquake/tsunami disaster which struck Japan in March 2011, jazz musicians and singers who had been associated with SSJ Records of Japan came together to help and send a positive musical message to their friends. Most of the artists on this album had their CD or CDs released in Japan by SSJ Records and had performed in Japan via SSJ's invitations.

The idea came from wonderful singer/guitarist Diane Hubka, and renowned producer Bill Reed helped getting the project together. Andy Waterman of Umbrella Media donated their studio time and recording, mixing and mastering services. All proceeds will be donated directly by SSJ to the Japanese Embassy for the continuing relief efforts.

The stellar lineup includes singers Sue Raney, Johnny Holiday, Leslie Lewis, Kurt Reichenbach, Diane Hubka, Tierney Sutton, Dick Noel, Frankie Randall and Pinky Winters. Pianists Alan Broadbent, Christian Jacob and Jim Cox contributed instrumental numbers.

Most of the tracks were recorded in April and May, 2011. The late Chris Connor makes a special appearance on "I Feel A Song Coming On" in the form of a 1987 live recording generously donated for this CD by her estate.

Go here to listen to a sample audio "collage."

List of performers by track
1. Sue Raney and Alan Broadbent
2. Alan Broadbent
3. Johnny Holiday and Sam Most
4. Leslie Lewis and Gerard Hagen
5. Kurt Reichenbach and Jim Cox
6. Diane Hubka and Dan Sawyer
7. Christian Jacob
8. Tierney Sutton and Christian Jacob
9. Jim Cox
10. Dick Noel
11. Chris Connor
12. Frankie Randall
13. Pinky Winters and Jim Cox

Most tracks recorded in April and May, 2011, at Umbrella Media, Chatsworth, California.
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$20.00
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Album Tracks:
1. Blue Skies
2. Sweet And Lovely
3. Strike Up The Band
4. Skylark
5. Here's To Life
6. Sweet Happy Life (Samba de Orfeu)
7. Ue Wo Muite Arukou (Sukiyaki)
8. Beautiful Love
9. We Can Work It Out
10. Dream
11. I Feel A Song Coming On
12. The Wave
13. You'll Never Walk Alone
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