Julia and the 'Breakaways'
1. Your Name (J. Laffranchi)
2. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue (R. Leigh)
1. A Handful of Flowers (J. Laffranchi)
2. Here You Come Again (Mann, Weil )
Recorded by Graham Quinton-Jones
Oakwood Studios, Herne Bay, Kent
Produced by Ron Milner
Disc Mastered by Stephen Angel
Trident Recording Studios Ltd.
St. Annes Court, London, W.1.
Liner notes from the sleeve:
Julia Frances lives in the holiday resort of Margate in Kent. She has performed professionally as a vocalist since the age of 16 singing solo accompanying herself on guitar and banjo and with various bands. She eventually decided to form her own band 'THE BREAKAWAYS' with her brother Douglas (drums, glockenspiel and melodica) and Chris Randall (organ, electric piano, synthesiser) and they have become very popular in hotels and clubs.
The song 'A Handful of Flowers' is from the musical 'Princess Snowdrop' composed by Julian Laffanchi who runs the Ristorante Al Porto in Dover. Julian financed the L.P. of the musical sung by Dover children, profits from which are for the International Year of the Child. He also composed 'Your Name' and was helped in both songs by the famous jazz pianist Mike McKenzie and the lyrics are by the equally famous J. Alexander Ryan. The other two songs are popular with Julia's audiences. All the songs were arranged and directed by Chris Randall.
Julia wishes to thank session artists Ted Barrett (pedal steel guitar); Richard Lecar (bass, rhythm and lead guitar); Dave Corsby (saxaphone); Bill Bowden (trumpet) and Paul Legrave (flute).