Jackie Washington – Midnight Choo Choo
More great tunes from one of Canada’s great swing legends. “There’s an irresistibly happy swing to Washington’s singing and guitar playing…”-Sing Out! After 75 years in music, Jackie Washington is still swinging. A living legend of the Canadian folk and jazz scenes, Jackie knows over 1250 songs, ranging from the last century right up to the present. Jackie’s new album Midnight Choo Choo spotlights his talents as a singer, scat vocalist, storyteller, pianist, and swing guitar player. From the sentimental side (“You Taught Me to Love,” “Dinner for One,” “Daydreaming”) to the sunny side (“Neighbours/Little Dutch Mill,” “Dinah,” “Please Keep Me In Your Dreams”) to the silly side (“Triscadecaphobia,” “The Snake,” “Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go?”), the nineteen tracks on Midnight Choo Choo all feature Jackie’s trademark humour and shining personality. The settings range from solo to full band with horn section and backup vocals. With a stellar cast of backup musicians, great songs, and Jackie’s marvelous presence, this is music that makes you feel good.