Josie Falbo

You Must Believe in Spring (Southport Records)

Josie is and has been one of Chicago’s busiest and most frequently heard studio singers in Chicago for over 30 years. Heard on over 1,000 commercials in various languages through the decades, many you know like McDonald’s, United, Nationwide, Midway Airlines, Great America, Green Giant, Oscar Meyer, Budweiser, Old Style, Sara Lee, Coke and countless others. Josie was also the voice behind the ‘Cruisin’ USA’ arcade game. Josie’s diverse vocal abilities have been heard “around” many a recording artist Her current release “You Must Believe in Spring” can be heard on radio stations countrywide and is receiving critical raves.

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Personnel

PRODUCER/ARRANGER
Carey Deadman
MUSIC PREPARATION
Marty Tilton
CONDUCTORS
Shawn Stengel
Colin Welford
VIOLINS
Michèle Lekas (concertmaster)
Bernardo Arias
Ying Chai
Mark Agnor
Katherine Hughes
Carol Kalvonjian
Whun Kim
Dmitry Melkumov
Renee-Paule Gauthier
Injoo Choi
Azusa Tashiro
Dawn Gingrich
Eric Pidulski
Lisa Fako
VIOLAS
Elizabeth Hagen
David Moss
Dominic Johnson
CELLI
Mark Lekas
Mark Brandfonbrener
Kerena Moeller
Sara Sitzer
DOUBLE BASS
Jeremy Attanaseo
Christian Dillingham
HARP
Kara Bershad
WOODWINDS
Susan Saylor: flute, alto flute
Janice MacDonald: flute, alto flute, bass flute
Mike Smith: alto flute
Amy Barwan: oboe, English horn
Steve Leinheiser: alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet
FRENCH HORNS
Jeremiah Frederick
Sharon Jones
Peter Jirousek
RHYTHM SECTION
Jeremy Kahn: piano
Eric Hochberg: bass
Bob Rummage: drums
Stewart Miller: bass on “Just You, Just Me”
Bob Lizik: bass on “Tristeza”
Dave Onderdonk : guitar on “Estate”
Ernie Denov: guitar on “Tristeza”
PERCUSSION
Geraldo De Oliveira
Jeff Handley
Austin Deadman
SAXES
Mike Smith (lead alto sax)
Steve Leinheiser
Mark Colby
Jim Gailloreto
Linda Van Dyke
Alex Beltran
Jim Massoth
TRUMPETS
Rob Parton (lead trumpet)
Tim Burke
Mark Olen
Fred Powell
Chuck Parrish
Marques Carroll
Roger Ingram
Carey Deadman
TROMBONES
Dan Johnson (lead trombone)
Steve Duncan
Ryan Miller
Tom Garling
Andy Baker
Tom Matta
John Blane
BACKGROUND VOCALS
Mike Molloy
Jon Negus
Susan Smentek
Melissa Wingo
Carey Deadman
Josie Falbo
Domenico DeChristopher
Lucia Maria Rose DeChristopher
VOCAL PRODUCERS
Bob Bowker
Joanie Pallatto
Carey Deadman
Jim Massoth
Josie Falbo

Track Listing

  1. You Must Believe in Spring (Michel Legrand / Jacques Demy)
  2. A Night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie / F. Paparelli / Jon Hendricks) soprano sax solo: Jim Gailloreto
  3. Joy Spring (Clifford Brown / Jon Hendricks) • piano solo: Jeremy Kahn
  4. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing (Billy Strayhorn)
  5. A Sleepin’Bee (Harold Arlen / Truman Capote) • alto sax solo: Mike Smith
  6. Manhattan (Rodgers/Hart)
  7. Heaven (Duke Ellington) • tenor sax solo: Mark Colby
  8. Just You, Just Me (Jesse Greer / Ray Klaghes) • tenor sax solo: Jim Massoth
  9. Midnight at the Starlight Haunted Ballroom (Victor Feldman / Milo Adama) solos: Jim Gailloreto Andy Baker
  10. Estate (Martino / Brighetti) guitar: Dave Onderdonk | tenor sax solo: Mark Colby
  11. Devil May Care (Dorough / Kirk) • piano solo: Jeremy Kahn
  12. ‘Tis Autumn (Henry Nemo) • piano solo: Jeremy Kahn
  13. Tristeza (de Souza / Lobo) • guitar solo: Ernie Denov

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