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Ilonka: To Be Loved

Track List

>I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
>On the Sunny Side of the Street
>Extraordinary Life
>You Needed Me
>Real Emotional Girl
>Way You Look Tonight, The
>If You Stay
>Love's Work Is Never Done
>I Can't Imagine
>Getting Over
>Power of Love, The
>What Becomes of the Broken Hearted
>A Reason

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

South-African born singer Ilonka is jazzed about her latest project, a light jazz-pop record for Naxos' Suite 28 Records. At age 12 she won a national singing competition in South-Africa that landed her first recording deal, launching the next six years of casino tours. With a thousand shows under her belt, she then moved to the US to pursue the next chapters in her music story. Ilonka has nine previous records and tours the US as a singer, speaker, and author of her new book "Keeping Secrets". Her story chronicles the dramatic and abusive life of a young girl surviving the South-African music industry, of which parts are represented in this new Naxos project "To Be Loved". Her music, book and life truly map a personal journey from "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" to having an "Extraordinary Life"!

Album Notes

Personnel: Mark Douthit (saxophone); John Estes (upright bass, arco bass); Josh Hunt (drums).

Audio Mixer: Bill Deaton.

Recording information: Gambit Studios (05/04/2016-06/01/2016).

Photographer: Hester Coqui.


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