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Babies And Balloons

by Darryl Tookes

Sometimes an artist has so much to say that words get in the way. You've just got to let go. Returning from a lengthy world tour and craving a new CD, Darryl looked deep inside and again went to his collaborators
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Babies & Balloons
3:58 $0.99
2. Five Years
4:31 $0.99
3. Heaven Sent
4:20 $0.99
4. Cross The Line
3:26 $0.99
5. He Showed Me Paradise
4:07 $0.99
6. Heartbreak Time Again
4:07 $0.99
7. Midnight To Midnight
4:46 $0.99
8. One Last Kiss
5:42 $0.99
9. Relax & Unwind
4:54 $0.99
10. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
2:53 $0.99
11. Touch Me PLease
4:59 $0.99
12. Living Without You
3:59 $0.99
13. Im Gonna Make You Love Me
5:18 $0.99
14. The Phoenix
5:34 $0.99
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Album Notes
Darryl Tookes composes and sings songs about life. These run the spectrum from love to pain, with pit stops in between that touch people's hearts and lift our spirit. Romantic songs salute loyalty between lovers. Haunting songs salve the broken hearted. Sexy numbers dance our feet. Peaceful pieces reassure the spirit. Gentle numbers bring us home to the goodness in our hearts.

People say they want to hear this kind of music. Answering this need, Darryl has been composing and singing his beautiful music for two decades. Honoring his vision, he has been through the refiner's fire and come out burnished gold, a treasure for audiences worldwide!

Fans and musicians, music aficionados admire and love Darryl and his music for its harmonically compelling, daring, creative beauty. His gift for romantic, melodic music that paints powerful images will lift you, too.

Darryl has arranged for and performed with scores of the world's music greats, as well as composed and performed love songs for his solo albums. He adds heart and class to advertising jingles. In preparation for "New England Morning," his first album with full orchestra, he is fulfilling the dream of his fans globally, who shout: "Darryl, your time has come."

Darryl performs solo in cabaret or supper clubs, accompanied by himself or Joseph Joubert. With his ensemble, Darryl is available for concerts, chamber and jazz festivals, as well as special events. He also excels as a guest artist performing with a symphony, and, depending upon the songs and arrangements chosen, accompanied by Mr. Joubert.

Darryl worked on Sting's Grammy-Award-winning "Brand New Day" and performed with its Europe 2000 tour. He also has the distinction of singing on both Grammy-Award-winning "West Side Story" albums, one, the last produced by Leonard Bernstein; the other produced by Dave Grusin. Darryl was the pianist and musical director for "In Performance at the White House-The Singer and the Song," a PBS Special. His voice is a favorite among "Sesame Street" fans. He recorded the sacred gospel epic "Revelation" with Judith Jameson for the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Darryl has sung in Spanish with Mexico's legendary Juan Gabriel, in French with superstar Patricia Kaas, and in Japanese with jazz great Katsumi Horii. He has also worked with Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Barry Manilow, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, Cristina Aquilera, Natalie Cole, Peter, Paul & Mary, George Benson, Burt Bacharach, Luther Vandross, Toninho Horta, Lionel Ritchie, and Maya Angelou, among others.

An award-winning composer and performer of vocal solos for ad campaigns, his voice launched AT&T's It's All Within Your Reach. He was also the featured soloist for the U.S. Army recruitment campaign, joined by the Harlem Boys Choir. He has sung on literally thousands of spots for companies including McDonald's, Chrysler, Continental Airlines, Olive Garden, Miller Brewing, The NBA, New York Mets, Major League Baseball, Mobil Oil, Waldbaum's, A&P, Hershey's, Kellogg's, and Proctor and Gamble.

Babies and Balloons, 2000, Lifeguard Inc.
Red Bird, 2000, MCA Universal, the Philipines.
Travels of An Ordinary Man, 1996, Dondido Music, five star rated independent record.
Rendezvous, 1994, Capitol Records.
Darryl Tookes, 1989, SBK Records, featuring Billboard hit "Lifeguard."



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This is Romance
Here is a CD one i love along the lines of Tom Grant and these are really favorite artists of mine since the 80s and I have some of their cds. I have 2 of darryl tookes. In the old dboard i had posted lyrics to his songs, Why Not Believe In Me and Lifeguard from an old album. His new one is New England Morning which sounds nice too. Here's a couple of complete MP3 for download and streaming that I found from his website but just want to share and you can listen to it!


I want to buy all your CDS!!!
I've been listening..and listening to your Babies And Balloons' and
am loving it SO much!
Just wanted you to know..


I have been buying all your music and sharing it with my friends. I loved the music I heard on your web site and this has made me want all your music. So within the next few weeks I'll be trying to find and buy your music. God Bless you for the soothing voice that you have and the ever so calming music. I've been looking for an artist with this type of soothing music.