Cocktail: Shakin' & Stirred

Cocktail: Shakin' & Stirred

by Jaymz Bee



Canada's champion of the lounge movement, Jaymz Bee & the Royal Jelly Orchestra has been releasing "cocktail" versions of contemporary pop and rock songs since the early 1990s for various Canadian independent labels. Cocktail: Shakin' and Stirred includes ultra-chic, glittery, and remarkably, utterly plastic versions of, among others, AOR rock classics such as "Takin' Care of Business" (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) and "American Woman" (the Guess Who), and alternative rock favorites "You Oughta Know" (Alanis Morissette) and "Superman Song" (Crash Test Dummies). Like a desert-dry gin martini with green olives, Cocktail: Shakin' and Stirred is definitely an acquired taste that requires considerable getting used to -- all the rock & roll has been distilled out of these songs and replaced with Englebert Humperdinck smarminess. Potent in small doses, but too much might make you sick.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/1997
Label: Milan Records
UPC: 0731383581526
catalogNumber: 35815

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jaymz Bee   Primary Artist
Peter Appleyard   Mallets,Vibes
George Koller   Sitar
Sarah McElcheran   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Colleen Allen   Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jono Grant   Organ,Guitar,Background Vocals,Moog Synthesizer
Jim Bish   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
John Henry Nyenhuis   Organ,Piano
Kyree Vibrant   Background Vocals
Bob Scott   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Noise
Richard Underhill   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Victor Bateman   Acoustic Bass
Sam Allison   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Keith Power   Background Vocals
Jaymz Bee's Royal Jelly Orchestra   Background Vocals
Heather Bambrick   Background Vocals
Jimmy Swan   Violin

Technical Credits

Gabriel Lee   Engineer
Ivan Dorschuk   Composer
Gene Hardy   Horn Arrangements
Paul Myers   Arranger
Ric Rokicki   Engineer
Sarah McElcheran   Horn Arrangements
Jono Grant   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements,Tracking Producer
Paul Alofs   Executive Producer
John Henry Nyenhuis   Arranger
Kurt Swinghammer   Arranger,Icon
Walter Zweifel   Producer
Richard Underhill   Horn Arrangements
John Southworth   Arranger
Jaymz Bee   Arranger,Executive Producer

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