Sally, the new album from Sally Kellerman will be released on February 10, 2009. One of the most recognizable voices in the world of film, television and voice-over, Sally maintains her signature sound in the recording studio and the result is a richly layered album, mixing jazzy blues and adult standards with a touch of soulful rock.
Sally will be celebrating the CD release of Sally with three performances at The Rrazz Room in San Francisco on February 16, 17 and March 17. Major retail promotions are being planned for the album, which is being released, on the Music Force label. Sally will be available in stores nationwide via Ryko retail distribution as well as through major online retailers. Jazz/Adult Standard veteran, Don Graham has been retained for radio promotion.
Sally was produced by Grammy Award-winner Val Garay whose illustrious list of credits includes recordings with Kim Carnes, Linda Ronstadt, the Motels, Neil Diamond, Jackson Browne, Marvin Gaye, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and Jennifer Warnes, among others. Sally's distinctive voice connects the songs on this album, says Garay. Having worked with many of the greatest female vocalists over the last few decades, Sally falls in with the best of them."
The album also features a stellar lineup of musicians including Russ Kunkel (drums), Leland Sklar (bass), Dean Parks (guitar), Jerry Peterson (Saxophone) and Andrew Gold (percussion/guitar). Sally's music director, Chris Caswell, who just received a Grammy nomination for Jazz Album of the Year (Karrin Allyson) played keyboards on Sally"and contributed three songs on the album: Nobody's Perfect, Somebody Call the Cops" and the beautiful ballad, By Heart."
Another standout song on the album is Say It Isn't So, written by five-time Grammy Award-winner and Take 6 artist, Mervin Warrens. Other cuts include the blues classic, I Put a Spell on You" (Screamin' Jay Hawkins), Sugar in My Bowl" (Nina Simone) and a smoky rendition of the Leiber and Stoller hit, Love Potion #9."
Sally has kept good company with some of the most prestigious names in the music industry, having done various singing projects with both Hal David and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers, Leiber and Stoller, among others. In the 70s, while working with Robert Altman on her Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated role as Hot Lips Houlihan in M*A*S*H, Sally also teamed up with Lou Adler (Mamas and Papas, Carole King, Sam Cook). This led to her debut album, Roll With the Feeling on Decca Records, produced by world-class arranger/producer Gene Page (Barry White, Lionel Richie) and his brother, songwriter Billy Page.
Throughout her film and television career, Sally has had the opportunity to sing in numerous film and television productions. She has sung at Carnegie Hall and the Los Angeles Music Center and has appeared regularly on the concert club circuit, performing at such popular venues as The Roxy and Catalina Bar & Grill in Los Angeles and The Metropolitan Room in New York.
Sally has come full circle with the release of this long awaited album. The seductive combination of words and music shine through on Sally, and fans will undeniably agree that what makes the album even more special is the unmistakable presence of the voice.