01. Back In Your Own Back Yard
02. J'Ai Deux Amours
03. Flambee Montalbanese
04. Got You On My Mind
05. Jealous Guy
06. The Way You Look Tonight
07. Rag For Madi
09. Shoulda Known
10. Heaven To Me
11. Heaven Help Us All
Two accomplished, hard to classify musicians with a mutual history in street music spent some time together making what they thought would just be a "demo." But the results were too good, and while vocalist Madeleine Peyrous was already on her way to fame with a big contract deal and plenty of tour dates, her harmonica-wielding collaborator was still flying below the radar screen. So William Galison added a few more tracks and the result is the magnificent Got You On My Mind (2004, Waking Up Music). Initially available only through Galison's website, the recording has finally found the light of day, aka Amazon.com and other distributors.
I admit that, until a few months ago, I was a total stranger to the music and art of William Galison. An internationally acclaimed innovator on the unlikely jazz instrument, the harmonica, Galison was born and raised in New York City. After early study of classical piano, at age eight he switched to guitar, inspired by the Beatles. Developing a love of jazz in high school, he went on to Berklee College of Music in Boston where he again changed instruments because "I was one of a million guitarists at Berklee." With Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder as role models, he became Berklee’s only harmonica player and played "till I got dizzy." Click to see more...
Full Madeleine Peyroux Biography:
Peyroux (pronounced 'Peru' or 'Pear-roo') is noted for her vocal style, which is highly reminiscent of Billie Holiday.
Peyroux was born in Athens, Georgia. Her family was in academia, and she has described her parents as "hippies". Her father moved the family to Brooklyn when Peyroux was six, so he could pursue a career in acting. She grew up in New York City and southern California, and when her parents divorced, she moved with her mother to Paris. Click to see more... or Click here
Madeleine Peyroux — Official site for Madeleine Peyroux
Madeleine Peyroux on MySpace — Official MySpace page for Madeleine Peyroux
Madeleine Peyroux — Peyroux's UK record company site
Madeleine Peyroux — brief biography by Richard Skelly for All Music Guide
Madeleine Peyroux Fan site — Information on Madeleine and discussion board
Madeleine Peyroux singing I'm All Right on YouTube