The Molly Johnson Songbook

Her latest release The Molly Johnson Songbook (A440 Entertainment/Universal Music Canada) represents the most beloved & well-known recordings from her catalogue. The Molly Johnson Songbook includes 14 studio recordings and 2 previously unreleased tracks – featuring the Daniel Lanois’ song Still Water from his acclaimed album, AcadieThe Molly Johnson Songbook also features a Cole Porter composition not included in the Juno Award Winning Lucky sessions. A truly distinctive voice – a unique mixture of soul and jazz – Molly delivers luscious interpretations of jazz standards & original repertoire such as “Lush Life”, “Ode to Billie Joe”, “Melody” & “Rain” on this beautiful collection of music. Also featured as an iTunes exclusive track is the Daniel Lanois composition, St. Ann’s Gold.

“Songs are lucky when Molly Johnson records them” ~ Ross Porter. CEO JAZZ.FM 91

“…sultry mixed-race chanteuse has the kind of sweetly sardonic voice that doesn’t need glossy studio production to sound good… she wowed Soho a few years back and will by very welcome at this November’s London Jazz Festival.” ~ UK Evening Standard

“Bless Molly’s heart for supporting my Canadian stories” ~ Daniel Lanois

“…the soul of Billie Holiday with the inflections of a Canadian voice” ~ France 2 Radio

To celebrate the release of the album, Molly took to her favourite Canadian cities, Toronto & Montreal. To an intimate crowd of contest winners on release day, Molly Johnson delivered a Live-To-Air performance & interactive discussion with Jazz FM 91.1 President Ross Porter. Joined by her quintet, Molly played cuts off the new record in between an interview that spawned comedic anecdotes about her career & life story. On the Friday of release week, Molly made a trip to Montreal (the city which inspired her hit, “Rain”) to perform a SOLD-OUT show at Salle L’Astral. 

01 My Oh My (5:00)
02 Lucky (2:41)
03 Rain (4:00)
04 Diamond In My Hand (4:49)
05 Summertime (4:21)
06 Ode to Billie Joe (5:25)
07 Tristes Souvenirs (3:38)
08 Melody (3:46)
09 Lush Life (5:35)
10 Let’s Waste Some Time (4:33)
11 It’s Only Love (And I Believed You) (4:48)
12 But Not for Me (3:25)
13 I Loves You Porgy (4:35)
14 Ooh Child / Redemption Song (3:52)
15 Still Waters (4:52)
16 Just One of Those Things (3:58)
17 St. Ann’s Gold (3:02)