Cocktail: Shakin' & Stirred

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All Music Guide - Chris Slawecki
Canada's champion of the lounge movement, Jaymz Bee & the Royal Jelly Orchestra has been releasing "cocktail" versions of contemporary pop and rock songs since the early 1990s for various Canadian independent labels. Cocktail: Shakin' and Stirred includes ultra-chic, glittery, and remarkably, utterly plastic versions of, among others, AOR rock classics such as "Takin' Care of Business" Bachman-Turner Overdrive and "American Woman" the Guess Who, and alternative rock favorites "You Oughta Know" Alanis Morissette and "Superman Song" Crash Test Dummies. Like a desert-dry gin martini with green olives, Cocktail: Shakin' and Stirred is definitely an acquired taste that ...
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June 17, 1997 CD Fine in fine packaging. Originally released: 1997. Milan (11 tracks)-CD is clean and unmarked-notes and jewel case are excellent

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All Music Guide - Chris Slawecki
Canada's champion of the lounge movement, Jaymz Bee & the Royal Jelly Orchestra has been releasing "cocktail" versions of contemporary pop and rock songs since the early 1990s for various Canadian independent labels. Cocktail: Shakin' and Stirred includes ultra-chic, glittery, and remarkably, utterly plastic versions of, among others, AOR rock classics such as "Takin' Care of Business" Bachman-Turner Overdrive and "American Woman" the Guess Who, and alternative rock favorites "You Oughta Know" Alanis Morissette and "Superman Song" Crash Test Dummies. Like a desert-dry gin martini with green olives, Cocktail: Shakin' and Stirred is definitely an acquired taste that requires considerable getting used to -- all the rock & roll has been distilled out of these songs and replaced with Englebert Humperdinck smarminess. Potent in small doses, but too much might make you sick.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/1997
  • Label: Milan Records
  • UPC: 731383581526
  • Catalog Number: 35815

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Safety Dance - Jaymz Bee's Royal Jelly Orchestra (2:40)
  2. 2 Turn Me Loose - Jaymz Bee's Royal Jelly Orchestra (3:33)
  3. 3 American Woman - Jaymz Bee's Royal Jelly Orchestra (3:51)
  4. 4 You Oughta Know - Jaymz Bee's Royal Jelly Orchestra (3:50)
  5. 5 Run to You - Jaymz Bee's Royal Jelly Orchestra (3:28)
  6. 6 Closer to the Heart - Jaymz Bee's Royal Jelly Orchestra (3:46)
  7. 7 Takin' Care of Business - Jaymz Bee's Royal Jelly Orchestra (4:46)
  8. 8 Superman's Song - Jaymz Bee's Royal Jelly Orchestra (4:27)
  9. 9 Spaceship Superstar - Jaymz Bee's Royal Jelly Orchestra (3:24)
  10. 10 Born to Be Wild - Jaymz Bee's Royal Jelly Orchestra (4:38)
  11. 11 Sunglasses at Night - Jaymz Bee's Royal Jelly Orchestra (3:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jaymz Bee Primary Artist
Peter Appleyard Mallets, Vibes
George Koller Sitar
Sarah McElcheran Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Colleen Allen Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Swan Violin
Jono Grant Organ, Guitar, Background Vocals, Moog Synthesizer
Jim Bish Flute, Tenor Saxophone
John Henry Nyenhuis Organ, Piano
Kyree Vibrant Background Vocals
Bob Scott Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals, Noise
Richard Underhill Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Victor Bateman Acoustic Bass
Sam Allison Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Keith Power Background Vocals
Jaymz Bee's Royal Jelly Orchestra Background Vocals
Heather Bambrick Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Gabriel Lee Engineer
Ivan Dorschuk Composer
Gene Hardy Horn Arrangements
Paul Myers Arranger
Ric Rokicki Engineer
Sarah McElcheran Horn Arrangements
George Graves Mastering
Jono Grant Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, Horn Arrangements, Tracking Producer
Paul Alofs Executive Producer
Scott Murley Mastering
John Henry Nyenhuis Arranger
Kurt Swinghammer Arranger, Icon
Walter Zweifel Producer
Richard Underhill Horn Arrangements
John Southworth Arranger
Jaymz Bee Arranger, Executive Producer
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