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Critically Acclaimed Singer, Josie Falbo, To Release Long Awaited CD 'You Must Believe In Spring' On Southport Records, September 25


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Josie's made a stunning record, big beautiful voice with extravagant orchestral arrangements. And it's jazz.
—Howard Mandel
On You Must Believe in Spring, Josie Falbo sings and swings her way through from The Great American Songbook. “Spring" includes Billy Strayhorn's “A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing", Harold Arlen/Truman Capote's mesmerizing “A Sleepin' Bee" and the title track, “You Must Believe in Spring," by the late, Michel Legrand and his writing partners, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, where she soars with complete authenticity. Producer/Arranger Carey Deadman delivers tracks for full orchestra (50+ strong!) to splendid effect, with a “who’s who” of Chicago recording artists: Jeremy Kahn on piano, the late Mark Colby, Jim Gailloreto, Dave Onderdonk, Mike Smith, Ernie Denov, Andy Baker, Roger Ingram and Rob Parton. Veteran Jim Massoth (recording/mixing at Crystall Recorders) swings the tenor saxophone solo on “Just You, Just Me." The CD liner notes are by esteemed journalist Howard Mandel.

Signed to Vee-Jay Records in 1963, Falbo released a '45 “Leave Me Alone/Easy To Love" which served as an early catalyst for her life in music and recording. Josie's vocal career began singing in Italian and English when she was 19 months old! As one of Chicago's most frequently heard studio singers for over 35 years, Falbo has sung on countless radio and TV commercials, including McDonald's, Sara Lee, Green Giant... the list goes on and on.

Josie Falbo's 2010 Southport debut CD Taylor Street is filled with her love of many forms of music, especially R&B and jazz. Vocally she delivers with a style and sound that will amaze and impress any audience. The annual “Festa Italiana” on Taylor Street in Chicago always brings back a ‘slice of life’ for the neighborhood of Falbo’s youth, where she performs each year.


“Whether she is scatting bop or singing standards, Falbo hits every note with the pitch, clarity and joy of church bells celebrating a thousand weddings." David Witter, Author

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