Strollin' is a compilation of timeless classics. They celebrate my emergence and recovery from a difficult personal period. The joy and excitement I felt singing these jewels with such talented musicians is conveyed throughout the album.
The 1990 recording session produced six songs in a "Live to DAT" tape format. There were only a few takes per song in this single daytime session. The masterful engineering of Dan Moretti and the artful arrangements of Mark Small made it possible. I want to thank them again for their friendship and collaboration.
My One and Only Love was recorded in 1997 as part of a compilation CD, Boston Sings Out, which featured twenty five Boston area vocalists accompanied by the wonderful Frank Wilkins Trio. It is a beautiful recording of a special song. I regularly close my shows with it as a dedication to my wife Virginia. Ginny inspired me to release this music to a wider audience.
So here it is, in all it's youthful exuberance. I sang my heart out. If asked, I'd say these are some of my best performances. I want to thank David and Cathy Correia of Celebration Sound and Rick Couto of Orange Dot Design for their help in making this album possible.
I am still singing and enjoying this wonderful life. One day at a time, one breathe at a time. I try to carry the musical message, that Peace is Possible and every day is a gift to be gratefully and joyfully opened.
All the best,