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Molly Johnson: The Molly Johnson Songbook CD

Molly Johnson

Universal Music Canada, 2011

Acclaimed Canadian singer Molly Johnson stakes her claim as one of the foremost interpreters of jazz standards on 2011’s “The Molly Johnson Songbook,” tackling tunes by George Gershwin, Cole Porter and others - including a sumptuous take on Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life,” featuring an appearance by legendary drummer Ben Riley. She also shines on more out-of-the-way cover versions including Bobbie Gentry's “Ode To Billy Joe” and Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song,” and proves herself a fine lyricist on a handful of thoughtful originals.


  1. My Oh My
  2. Lucky
  3. Rain
  4. Diamond In My Hand
  5. Summertime
  6. Ode To Billie Joe
  7. Tristes Souvenirs
  8. Melody
  9. Lush Life
  10. Let's Waste Some Time
  11. It's Only Love
  12. But Not For Me
  13. I Loves You Porgy
  14. Ooh Child / Redemption Song
  15. Still Waters
  16. Just One Of Those Things


  • Molly Johnson - vocals
  • Andrew Craig -piano, electric piano, organ
  • Robi Botos, Steven Mackinnon - piano
  • Phil Dwyer - piano, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Vern Dorge - bass clarinet, alto flute
  • Bruce Cassidy - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Guido Basso - flugelhorn
  • Doug ‘Doc’ Riley - organ
  • Rob Piltch, James Bryan - guitar
  • Kevin Breit - dobro
  • Arnaud Méthivier - accordion
  • George Koller, Mike Downes, Rich Brown - bass
  • Colleen Allen - alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, backing vocals
  • Davide Direnzo, Mark McLean- drums, percussion
  • Ben Riley - drums
  • Billy Newton, Dutch Robinson, Glen Lewis - backing vocals