Colin James and the Little Big Band II [Canada]

Colin James and the Little Big Band II [Canada]

by Colin JamesColin James


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While the late '90s may be remembered as the era of the swing revival movement, Colin James was one of the first artists to rediscover this popular musical style of yesteryear. Although James started out first and foremost as a blues guitarist, he'd been a lover of swing since he was a teen, deciding to ditch his blues-rock for 1993's Colin James and the Little Big Band I. The switch proved to be the right move back home; the album was a double-platinum smash. But since the swing revival was a few years off in the early '90s, James returned to blues-rock with 1995's Bad Habits, before this release signaled a return to swing. Included are covers of such legends as Cab Calloway ("C'Mon with the C'Mon"), Ray Charles ("Mary Ann"), and Willie Dixon ("You Know My Love"), plus other highlights ("Jumpin' from 6 to 6," "I'll See It Through," etc.). And fans of James' earlier work will be happy to learn that he hasn't given up blues entirely, especially after hearing the tracks "Let's Shout" and "Tin Pan Alley." [A Canadian version of the album was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/2017
Label: Linus
UPC: 0639842301022
catalogNumber: 23010
Rank: 9611

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Colin James   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Soloist
Norm Fisher   Electric Bass,Vocals,Standup Bass
Greg Piccolo   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
George Rains   Drums
Reese Wynans   Piano,Hammond Organ,Soloist
Webster   Drums,Vocals
John Wolf   Trombone,Bass Trombone,Vocals,Soloist
Kaz Kazanoff   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Eric Webster   Piano,Hammond Organ,Vocals

Technical Credits

Colin James   Arranger,Producer
Joe Hardy   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Colin Nairne   Engineer
Alvin Johnson   Composer
James OMara   Art Direction
Pete Wozniak   Engineer
T. L. Scott   Composer

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