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New Release - "Sweet Memories"




                            Sweet Memories

                                                                                                                           Sweet Memories is a collection of classic country songs that I enjoy listening to. I have especially come to appreciate the vocal talent of the late Dawn Sears and have covered three songs she sang with the Time Jumpers including the title song, “Sweet Memories”. I have also included songs by legendary songwriters such as Kris Kristofferson, Bill Anderson, Buck Owens, Mickey Newbury and Jeannie Seely, to name a few. My musical heritage is rooted strongly in Gospel.  I have selected a beautiful tune , “I’d Rather Have Jesus”, a song which is a favourite of mine, and was often performed by my late Father, Roy Norton (1937 - 1990).

I would like to dedicate this CD to my sisters, Laura and Lisa... always sisters, forever friends! And to all the country fans I have met over the years who have requested I record a country CD... Sweet Memories is for you!
I appreciate your kindness and encouragement. I trust you will enjoy my renditions of some great country
classics.

Linda Evans





I would like to thank each of the musicians who played such an intregal role in this recording: To my son Robin... your musical ability surpasses all I could hope for! Thank you for writing and arranging all the tracks, and for playing the most beautiful Fiddle, including 3 part harmony on “Sweet Memories” and “Leaving and Saying Goodbye”. Those years at University have really paid off! Thank you for all your hard work... I am really proud of you and I love you! Steve Piticco... you are nothing short of amazing! It had been a wish of mine to have you play guitar on my recording... thank you for making this dream come true! I appreciate your friendship and talent and for making this session so special! To Frank Woodcock... you played drums on my first cassette recording in 1984 and have been on all myrecordings since then. You have been a part of so many  sessions at Ambassador Records over the years and Paul and I thank you! Your beautiful harmonies have added so much to this recording... thanks for the  memories! Last, but not least, to my husband Paul... thank you for the countless hours spent in the Studio, recording, mixing and mastering! You are a genius! When I first met you in 1983, I had never seen a Steel Guitar but I have come to love your skill and heart when you play. Your legacy will live on in your music. You have played on so many recordings over the years and it is a thrill for me to hear you play on mine... I love you!


Recorded at:
• AMBASSADOR RECORDS •
185 Oshawa Blvd. S, Oshawa, ON  L1H 5R6
905-579-7476
www.ambrec.com  •  email: ambassdr@ambrec.com
Engineered by: Paul Evans
Produced by: Paul Evans - Robin Evans

MUSICIANS

Frank Woodcock - Back-up Vocals:


                                                                                        



Frank Woodcock has been with Ambassador Records for many years. His amazing talent for both Drums and back ground vocals still amaze me. Thanks Frank for doing such a great job!


Steve Piticco - Lead Guitar & Bass

                                                                                              



Thank you Steve for the amazing guitar playing... as always! It is a privilege to know you and call you my friend and to have you work on this album.

You have make

 it a very special recording...
Paul
                                                                                                       


Robin Evans - Fiddle & Track Arrangements



                                                                                                          Robin is such a talented young man and  is entering his 4th year at Carleton University majoring in Bachelor of Music and Celtic Fiddle Studies. Robin's goal is to become a music teacher after obtaining his degree.

Robin wrote all the arrangements for this CD and played three part fiddle on the session. Linda and I are so proud of Robin!
His love of music is a constant inspiration to me and I always love having him by my side at a gig.
                              
Paul Evans - Steel Guitar


                                                                              


Paul has been playing Steel guitar since he was a teenager.
Paul and Linda own and operate Ambassador Records, in Oshawa,  and working together  have produced this fine CD for the fans to enjoy. Thanks to everyone that has been involved in the production of "Sweet Memories"




Sweet Memories
1. Let Me Be There 3:08
ROSTILL, JOHN / AL GALLICO MUSIC CORP
  2. Apartment #9 2:39
           AUSTIN, BOBBY FOLEY & PAYCHECK, JOHNNY OWEN /
            OWEN PUBLICATIONS, DREAM CITY MUSIC   
  3. Leaving and Saying Goodbye 3:04
           SEELY, JEANNIE / SONY/ATV SONGS D/B/A TREE PUBG CO   
  4. Don’t You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me 5:00
           COCHRAN, HANK / SONY/ATV SONGS D/B/A TREE PUBG CO
  5. I’d Rather Be Sorry 3:39
           KRISTOFFERSON, KRISTOFFER / UNIVERSAL MUSIC - CAREERS   
  6. Once A Day 2:43
         ANDERSON, BILL / JOHNNY BIENSTOCK MUSIC
  7.  I’m Still Not Over You 4:05
           NELSON, WILLIE / SONY/ATV SONGS D/B/A TREE PUBG CO
  8. Together Again 3:37
           OWENS, BUCK / BEECHWOOD MUSIC CORPORATION
  9. Someone Had To Teach You 3:28
             HERVEY, BILL & HOWARD, HARLAN / SONY/ATV SONGS D/B/A TREE PUBG CO
 10. If You’re Gonna Do Me Wrong, Do It Right 4:56
             BARNES, M, & GOSDIN, VERN / BLUE LAKE MUSIC COMPANY, HOOKEM MUSIC
 11. Sweet Memories 5:26
             NEWBURY, MICKEY / ACUFF-ROSE MUSIC PUBLISHING INC
 12. I’d Rather Have Jesus 4:34   
             MILLER, RHEA, & SHEA, GEORGE BEVERLY / RODEHEAVER CO 


 
Here is a sound bite of Linda Singing "Sweet Memories"
Here is another sound bite of Linda Singing "Let Me Be There"

Graphic Design by: Linda Evans
Cover Photography by: Sarah Markus
Sarah Markus Photography
Corbyville, ON  (519) 320-8210
Hair styling by : Esther Stephens

Linda is available to sing at special functions including:
Churches, weddings, funerals, conventions and jamborees.
For bookings and CD’s contact:
Linda Evans at 905-579-7476

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