Just Another Day in Paradise

Just Another Day in Paradise

by Bertie Higgins


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Just Another Day in Paradise

Sonically, Just Another Day in Paradise is standard-issue soft rock, featuring light, catchy melodies, cooing backing vocals, and lush arrangements that can blend into the background. What makes it distinctive is Bertie Higgins' bizarre obsession with '40s movies and Humphrey Bogart in particular. No less than two songs, "Key Largo" and "Casablanca," mention Bogie films by name, while the entire album is driven by a romantic fantasy of adventure and old-fashioned love affairs. Higgins' melodic skills might not be exceptional, but they are pleasant enough to make his cinematic obsessions engaging, particularly on the hit single "Key Largo," which has an exceptionally smooth chorus: "We had it all/Just like Bogie and Bacall." It doesn't really matter that the only thing Bogart and Higgins have in common is that they've both seen Casablanca, because Higgins' affection makes Just Another Day in Paradise an enjoyable soft rock artifact.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/1996
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074643790123
catalogNumber: 37901

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bertie Higgins   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Cymbals,Vocals,Background Vocals,finger cymbals
Norman Blake   Mandolin
Frank Walton   Violin
Gary Baker   Bass,Bass Guitar
Ken Bell   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mickey Buckins   Percussion,Conga
Gloria Higgins Burke   Background Vocals
Owen Hale   Drums
John Healy   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Piano (Grand)
Shelton Irwin   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Robert "Rumba" Jones   Viola
Marion Kent   Viola
Ed Leamon   Saxophone
Manny Loiacono   Background Vocals
Phyllis Loiacono   Background Vocals
Scott Maclellan   Flute,Background Vocals
Nancy Maddox   Cello
Bill Marshall   Drums
Wayne Mosley   Strings,Conductor
Lu Moss   Background Vocals
Steve Nathan   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Piano (Grand)
Lorentz Ottezen   Violin
Arch Pearson   Bass,Bass Guitar
Linda Pennebaker   Oboe
Benjamin Picone   Violin
Jeff Pinkham   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Barry Richmond   Electric Guitar
Patricio Salvatierro   Violin
Suzi Smith   Background Vocals
Bradley Stewart   Violin
Mike Sullivan   Background Vocals
Dona Vellek   Cello
Cheryl Wilson   Background Vocals
Dave Powell   Background Vocals
Doug Johnson   Background Vocals
Edward Higgins   Percussion,Conga
Mike Jones   Background Vocals
David Powell   Background Vocals
Patricio Salvartierro   Violin

Technical Credits

Bertie Higgins   Composer,Cover Design
Sonny Limbo   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Scott Maclellan   Producer,Engineer
Wayne Mosley   Arranger,String Arrangements
Jim Stabile   Engineer
Mike McCarty   Cover Design
Doug Johnson   Engineer
Columbia Jones   Direction

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