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LAILA BIALI

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March 10, 2020

New Single, Take Me To The Alley + Amazon “Fresh Jazz”!

My new single, a cover of Gregory Porter’s Take Me To The Alley, is now available everywhere. This one is especially personal. It was one of my late friend Wendy’s favourite songs, which Ben and I played at her memorial service.  The track features a beautiful group of background singers including Jo Lawry (Sting, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel) Michelle Willis (David Crosby) and Dennis Collins (Aretha Franklin), GRAMMY nominee John Ellis on saxophone, Glenn Patscha on organ, George Koller on bass, and Ben on drums. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for listening, and sharing. Click here to stream and download to Take Me To The Alley.

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Last month, we filmed a live acoustic performance of Take Me To The Alley, captured by one camera in one take by Southern Souls at Trinity St. Paul’s in Toronto. It features the same rhythm section as the studio track, plus special guest Rob Neal Christian on tenor and keys. (Rob will be touring with us this spring!) Thanks so much for watching, and please know that your likes, comments and shares go a long way to help artists like me. Click here to watch Take Me To The Alley on YouTube.

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This week, I was thrilled to get the news that Amazon Music’s Editors selected Take Me To The Alley for the top position on their Fresh Jazz Playlist. This is a huge honour! You can check out the playlist here.

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