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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Embers - This one's for you 1982 Lp

The Embers are one of the most popular bands of beach music scene. The band was started in 1958 by Bobby Tomlinson and Jackie Gore. The Embers have released eighteen albums and numerous singles.
In 1982 the group released an album entitled "This one's for you" on Ripete Records.

At that time members of the group were Johnny Barker on keyboards and vocals, Gerry Davis on bass, Jackie Gore on guitar and vocals, Johnny Hopkins on trumpet, Bobby Tomlinson on drums and Craig Woodlard on sax.
Additional musicians were Tony Hayes and Don "Cannonball" McClure on baritone and alto sax, Ziad Rable on tenor sax, Doug Burns and Don Eisamann on trumpet, Jeppy White and Brad Kelly on trombone, David Brussel on french horn, David "Bongo" Newson on congas and percussion. Background vocalists by Terri Gore (daughter of Jackie Gore), Debbie Dobbins, Joyous Perrin, Carolyn Moore and Butch Stone.
All string arrangements by Allan Kaufman. Produced by The Embers and David Henson.

I have chosen two tracks entitled "Love Me" and "Canadian Sunset".

"Love Me" was written and performed by Johnny Barker. Johnny Barker had previously joined the group in 1980. In 1991 he joined another group of the beach music scene called The Entertainers where he was music director, keyboartist and vocalist for the next 14 years.

"Canadian Sunset" is a popular song with music written by jazz pianist Eddie Heywood and lyrics by Norman Gimbel. An instrumental version by Heywood and Hugo Winterhalter reached #2 on the Billboard chart in 1956. A version sung by Andy Williams was also popular that year, reaching #7 on the Billboard chart
Lead Vocals by Jackie Gore.

I had the pleasure to present some years ago, another album called "The show must go on" by The Embers which was released in 2008.

Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full.

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