Josie Falbo "You Must Believe in Spring"
"Josie’s made a stunning record, big beautiful voice with extravagant orchestral arrangements. And it’s jazz." – Howard Mandel (journalist, author, jazz critic)
"Whether she is scatting bop or singing standards, Falbo hits every note with the pitch, clarity and joy of church bells celebrating
a thousand weddings." – David Witter, author
Vocalist Josie Falbo is Chicago Taylor Street's Songbird! She returns with a new opus, "You Must Believe in Spring." Falbo sings and swings her way through 13 must-hear tracks with new recordings of classic material from The Great American Songbook, including Billy Strayhorn's "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing", Harold Arlen/Truman Capote's mesmerizing "A Sleepin' Bee" and the title track, "You Must Believe in Spring" where she soars with complete authenticity.
Producer/Arranger Carey Deadman delivers tracks for full orchestra (50+ strong!) to splendid effect, with a “who’s who” of Chicago recording artists: Jeremy Kahn on piano, Mark Colby, Jim Gailloreto, Dave Onderdonk, Mike Smith, Ernie Denov, Andy Baker, Roger Ingram, and Rob Parton. Veteran Jim Massoth (recording/mixing at Crystall Recorders) swings the tenor sax solo on "Just You, Just Me." Liner Notes are by esteemed journalist Howard Mandel.
Signed to Vee-Jay Records in 1963, Falbo released a '45 "Leave Me Alone/Easy To Love" which served as an early catalyst for her life in music and recording. Josie's vocal career began singing in Italian and English when she was 19 months old! As one of Chicago's most frequently heard studio singers for over 35 years, Falbo has sung on countless radio and TV commercials, including McDonald's, Sara Lee, Green Giant... the list goes on and on.
Josie Falbo's 2010 Southport debut CD "Taylor Street" is filled with her love of many forms of music, especially R&B and Jazz. Vocally she delivers with a style and sound that will amaze and impress any audience. The annual “Festa Italiana” on Taylor Street in Chicago always brings back a ‘slice of life’ for the neighborhood of Falbo’s youth, where she performs each year.
JOSIE FALBO – YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING: UPC 700797015026
STREET DATE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020
1. You Must Believe in Spring (5:04) 8. Just You, Just Me (2:21)
2. A Night in Tunisia (3:58) 9. Midnight at the Starlight Haunted Ballroom (4:26)
3. Joy Spring (4:35) 10. Estate (5:00)
4. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing (5:25) 11. Devil May Care (2:40)
5. A Sleepin' Bee (3:45) 12. 'Tis Autumn (5:13)
6. Manhattan (3:28) 13. Tristeza (4:13)
7. Heaven (4:31) ~ TOTAL RUN TIME 53:39 ~
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AFTER HOURS WITH RICK KOGAN Singer Josie Falbo shares new album ‘You Must Believe in Spring’
WGN Radio’s Rick Kogan is joined b
y returning guest and amazing singer, Josie Falbo! Josie share’s stories, memories and most importantly, her new CD “You Must Believe in Spring.” Learn more about Josie, hear her beautiful voice or purchase her music at http://josiefalbo.net/