Ray Charles heard Barbara Levy Daniels sing when she was only 12 years old. He'd been asked by the President of ABC Paramount Records to listen in asshe auditioned for a label deal. Charles said, "Sign her right away", and they did.
Over the next few years, Barbara Lyons (as she called herself then) traveled back and forth from her family home in Buffalo to New York City where she performed and recorded singles written by Carole King and arranged by Dick Wess ("Mack the Knife") among other Brill Building luminaries. She also recorded a children's album for Chubby Jackson, Woody Herman's bass player.READ MORE
This CD was released at my performance at The Metropolitan Room in NYC in October. It was a great evening.
My backup on the CD and at the release event were John DiMartino (Piano and Music Director), Warren Vache' (Cornet), Shinnosuke Takahashi (Drums), Paul Meyers (Acoustic Guitar), and 2 time Grammy Award winner Boris Kozlov (Bass).Available at: GRAB ONE TODAY