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Rainbow Dance - Greg Englert featuring Sandie White

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Published on Apr 20, 2016

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To celebrate 25 years as a music producer Sydney based composer, producer, musician Greg Englert decided to re-visit his previously released music. Rather than re-mix and use alternate takes Greg started a project to have his favourite singers and musicians from around the world re-imagine his compositions in their own special ways. The result is a series of epic special edition recordings ranging from Pop and Rock, through Jazz and Swing to Civil War Movie genres.

Rainbow Dance was originally released as a latin/jazz song with vocals by Ms Jo Kenderes in 2013 as part of a 3 song EP - Days like these, (GEM007) available on CD baby and all good on-line stores.

Greg handed the re-imagining of this song to his dear friend and legendary Australian Jazz songstress Sandie White. Sandie took the song apart and re-built it using her unique ability to weave and scat, creating what Greg has called "the definitive version of this song". Sandie's scat chorus was recorded in one take, a testament to her amazing vocal abilities! The result is a beautiful, free and flowing swing song that keeps the listener entranced from the very start.

Sandie White’s biography is amazing - read on

Started her professional career in 1955 at the Australia Hotel, in Sydney under the name Sandra Louise.

November 55 saw her in London hired by Harry Roy at the Gargoyle Club with whom she worked for over a year. January 57 gave her first TV appearance and was hired by Ray Ellington to perform with his 4tet. 6 months later she left to freelance and worked with such jazz luminaries as Ike Isaacs, Dill Jones and Basil Kirchin. Dutch comedian, Max Tailleur booked her for 6 weeks at his “Cabaret de Doofpot” in Amsterdam in 57 and in 58 she worked for one year for the American forces in Germany, and was invited by such Jazz Giants as Lionel Hampton, Zoot Sims and Oscar Pettiford to perform with their bands in Wiesbaden, Paris and Stuttgart respectively.

1959 saw her return to Australia, where she landed a job with Jimmy Henney’s Orchestra at Princes Restaurant Sydney. 2 dates on Brian Henderson’s Bandstand culminated in being picked up by Channel 7 where she worked constantly for 3 years culminating in her own TV show “Cue for Music” with Tommy Tycho & his Orchestra. She also worked in Melbourne & Adelaide appearing on IMT with Graham Kennedy and The Light Show on ADS7 . She was a constant performer at Sammy Lee’s Latin Quarter. From there she was booked for Cabaret performances in Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Salisbury. Then travelled to London where she learnt another occupation for 4 years but continued to sing – turning more and more to jazz.

In 1966 she went to live in Mallorca, Spain, and worked in Cabaret both at Tito’s and Tago Mago night clubs plus many jazz gigs at the Jonquet Mills Clubs in Palma with the Bob Weeden Trio. She worked the Castelliana Hilton in Madrid before embarking on a tour through Europe with Los Lecuona Cuban Boys as their “English” singer.

Returning to Australia in 1970 she spent 11 years out of the industry.

In August 79 she started singing again when Jack Allen invited her to join his band at the Paddington Inn gradually working her way back into the jazz scene. She met up with Dill Jones in 1980 and they put down some tracks which got plenty of air play and has worked constantly ever since with Sydney’s top Jazz Musicians.

She is fortunate to work constantly with such luminaries as Judy Bailey, Craig Scott, Ed Gaston, Kevin Hunt, George Golla, Dan Barnett, Simon Tedeschi, Ray Alldridge, Steve Russell, Brendon Clarke, Ian Cooper, Glenn Henrich and many others.

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    • Rainbow Dance (feat. Sandie White)
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    • Greg Englert
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    • Rainbow Dance (feat. Sandie White)
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