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  • Artist: JaLaLa

    Album: That Old Mercer Magic

    Label: Dare Records, 2009

    (Miami, FL-April 21, 2009) Janis Siegel, Laurel Masse and Lauren Kinhan share more than their intense passion for passionate sounds that resonate with the listeners of their respective groups, The Manhattan Transfer and The New York Voices. The three pop vocalists share admiration for the late Johnny Mercer, one of the true American songwriters and poets. Thus, their collaborative effort, "That Old Mercer Magic," which is being released on Dare Records, June 16, 2009, is an irresistible body of work that speaks to the empowerment of today's female singers while paying tribute to Mercer's genius.

    According to Michael-Anthony Taylor, President of Dare Records, the forthcoming CD, "That Old Mercer Magic" brings sheer magic to discerning listeners who will fall under the entrancing spell of songs created by the late Johnny Mercer, a musical icon whose work inspired countless songwriters and composers. Some of Mercer's biggest fans, Janis Siegel, Laurel Masse and Lauren Kinhan's whimsical stage name is an acronym of their real names. The three women forged a solid musical bond, having worked together for many years. Siegel, who is the leader of the quintessential trio , describes Kinhan (an original member of The Manhatttan Transfer) and Masse (a member of The New York Voices) as her favorite singers.

    As the female singers independently tour the world with their respective groups there’s no doubt that they will continue to carry on that oh-so-important legacy etched out by Johnny Mercer whose compositions withstand the test of time. With such tunes as "Spring, Spring, Spring" and "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby", JaLaLa's unique harmonies on "That Old Mercer Magic," will remind its listeners that true talent will always withstand the test of time.

    "That Old Mercer Magic" is available on Dare Records , a subsidiary of VM Entertainment Group, Inc. Dare Records, formed in 2007, in association with Taseis Media Group, is distributed by ADA/WEA Distribution (a Warner Music Group Company).