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Judy Marshak

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I'm really turned on by the prospect of this new artistic cycle, and the possibility of collaborating with songwriters of all ages and genres.

Sounds Like:

Norah Jones, Blossom Dearie

Influences:

Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Mellisa Manchester, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Blossom Dearie, Aretha Franklin, Barbara Streisand, Etta James, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, James Taylor, The Boswell Sisters, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Band, Peter Paul and Mary, Paul Simon, Peggy Lee, Gillian Welch, Rickie Lee Jones, Laura Nyro, Randy Newman, Leonard Cohen, Emmylou Harris, Harry Manx, Marc Jordan, Dionne Warwick, Dinah Washington, Dave Frishberg, Carly Simon, Bob Dylan, Anita Baker, Alice Peacock

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Neil Young

Contact Email:

judemarshak@gmail.com

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Songs by Judy Marshak

Broken Radio

1.Broken Radio

Late at night, I'm drivin home,
Radio's broken, I'm all alone,
Empty streets
Feels like I'm goin' nowhere,
Because I've got no music,
To get me from here to there.

Too much time, behind this wheel,
Streetlights glarin', it makes me feel
Lonelier.
Wish I was at my front door,
'Cause when you've got no music
Driving's a big, bad bore

Sittin' all alone
I can't help reminiscin',
Got the blues in stereo,
'Cause the melody's gone missin',
From my broken radio.

My hand keeps reaching to turn it on,
Wishin' and a hopin' for Sarah Vaughn,
No such luck
But I do want the be-bop she sings,
'Cause when you've got no music,
You really ain't got a thing.

Sittin all alone
I can't help reminiscin',
Got the blues in stereo,
'Cause the melody's gone missin',
From my broken radio.

My motor keeps hummin' the same old tune
It's a one-note overload,
And there's a mad light from the full moon,
Hangin up over the road.

Conversations with myself,
My eyelids are closing,
Its almost twelve,
Home at last,
Almost went off the deep end,
'Cause when you've got no music,
It feels like you've got no friend.

Sittin all alone,
I can't help reminiscing,
Got the blues in stereo,
'Cause the melody's gone missin',
From my broken radio,
This ol' broken radio,
Oh, my broken radio. ?

[Lyrics]


Dont' Lose It

11.Don’t Lose It

Can you see the fairies dancing round your porch light?
Do you talk to angels in your bedroom at night?
Will you wish upon a star, skip a stone to see how far,
Or, more importantly, would you like to?

Will you sing your heart out though the shower's turned off?
Spend a lazy Sunday watching rose petals drop?
Keep those notes from Santa Claus,
Stamp your cards with puppy paws,
Or, more importantly, would you like to?

Don't lose it, don't lose it, emphatically refuse,
To let the adult put the child in you to sleep.
Embrace it, don't waste it, there's no such thing as grown up,
'Cause the kid you were, you still are way down deep.

Do you keep your treasures in an old cigar box?
Memories in seashells, bits of robins egg and rocks,
Do you rescue living things? Feed them milk and fix their wings?
But, more importantly, would you like to?

Have you formed a friendship with the man in the moon?
Laid down on a hilltop, just to watch your balloon
Disappear into the sky, as you're whispering "Goodbye"?
But, more importantly, would you like to?

Don't lose it, don't lose it, emphatically refuse
To let the adult put the child in you to sleep.
Embrace it, don't waste it, there's no such thing as grown-up,
'Cause the kid you were you still are way down deep,
And dreaming is a habit you can keep. ?

written by: Judy Marshak & John Alcorn ©2009

[Lyrics]


Island Paradise

No Lyrics

[Lyrics]


No Turning Back

8.No Turning Back

The teenage princess, so bleached and sad
She grew up yesterday
So tall, so small, so faraway
Forgot her name and was led astray
And there's no turning back
There's no turning back

Approaching manhood, the boy won't cry
Except when he's alone
He truly yearns to stand with pride
But, oh, that's such a big world outside
And there's no turning back
There's no turning back

'Cause up ahead is a scary place
And backwards is a sad disgrace
Stuck in the middle and forced to face
That there's no turning back

The smiling lady who says "Not me"
Afraid to drop her guard
It aches and stings the hurt's so deep
The tears creep up when she tries to sleep
And there's no turning back
There's no turning back

'Cause up ahead is a scary place
But backwards is a sad disgrace
Stuck in the middle and forced to face
That there's no turning back

The darks and lights
Of days and nights
A work of art
Must break your heart

His castle's crumbling beyond repair
The king's a broken man
Today he beats his chest and roars
Tomorrow faces the next closed door
And there's no turning back,
There's no turning back

'Cause up ahead is a scary place
But backwards is a sad disgrace
Stuck in the middle and forced to face
That there's no turning back
There's no turning back
There's no turning back
There's no turning back ?

[Lyrics]


Open Up

Open Up by Judy Marshak & Gordon Wong

i wanna know your real name
i wanna know who lives inside your house
I wanna know your real name
I wanna know you

I wanna write a love song
I wanna sing it right outside your door
I wanna write a love song
I wanna know you

Hey baby, let me in, knock knock, knock knock
Open up and let me in, knock knock
Hey baby let me in knock knock
Can you see me?
Open up, open up, open up

I wanna be your best friend
I wanna hear what makes you cry at night
I wanna be your best friend
I wanna know you

i wanna meet your mom and dad
I wanna see what’s on your breakfast plate
I wanna meet your mom and dad
I wanna know you

Hey baby, let me in, knock knock, knock knock
Open up and let me in, knock knock
Hey baby let me in knock knock
Can you see me?

I’ve got time but I can’t wait much longer
Cause I’m losing hope
But one more day, I’ll wait just one more day
Until tomorrow comes and then…..

Hey baby, let me in, knock knock, knock knock
Open up and let me in, knock knock
Hey baby let me in knock knock
Open up, open up, open up

I wanna be your true love
I wanna be the only one you tell
I wanna be your true love
I wanna know you
I wanna know you

[Lyrics]


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Region:

Newmarket/Toronto, ON

Level of Experience:

PROFESSIONAL

Genre:

Folk | Jazz | Other

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others | For others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns

Songs Recorded:

Broken Radio; Don't Lose It; Island Paradise; How Do You Know; No Turning Back; A Matter of Time; In the Name of Love; Circle of Love; Will It Be Alright

Albums Released:

"A Matter of Time"

Awards:

Songwars Grand Quarterly Prize; First place in the Jazz Category of the West Coast Songwriters Contest

Other Credits:

Please check my website for more info.

I am interested in:

Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label | Getting a Publishing Deal

Other Jobs:

Actress, singer

Biography:

Over the years, Judy Marshak has gained respect and admiration in many facets of the entertainment industry - theatre, television, film, voiceover, and music. She has graced jazz clubs and concert halls across the country, and starred in such hit stage musicals as "Beauty and the Beast"(winning her a 'Best Actress in a Musical' nomination), "Anne of Green Gables", "The Drowsy Chaperone", "The Full Monty", and many more. The release of her long-awaited first solo CD "A Matter of Time"in 2009 was perhaps the most gratifying project in a long career. Acclaimed as a gifted song interpreter - her vocal style often compared to the likes of Norah Jones and Blossom Dearie - she is now recognized as a fine songwriter as well. With esteemed jazz artist John Alcorn as producer/collaborater/arranger, and featuring some of Toronto's A-list musicians, "A Matter of Time" is a lushly produced album of soulful, sexy, feel-good music, featuring 9 original compositions and 4 cover tunes. CBC's George Anthony said, "...at long last, veteran showstopper Judy Marshak has finally released her first album, and as expected, it's a musical bonbon to savour.....". Rob Fogle (CHRY-FM) says "Marshak's voice is right on the money". The Toronto Star's Richard Ouzounian calls it "slyly sexy and often touching..... a wonderful surprise on many fronts", placing it alongside Michael Feinstein's and 6 others as his prime picks for the 'Broadway' crowd. Mike Pinder of the Moody Blues named Judy's song "Broken Radio" Outstanding Jazz Winner in his 'Songwars' Songwriting Competition. Toronto's JAZZ.FM91 included "A Matter of Time" on their list of 'Favourite New Releases of 2009'. It is currently on the regular playlists at JazzFM91, CBC Radio, CHRY105.5FM, WOSR-Radio, and many live streaming internet stations around the world.

Judy's most recent musical passion revolves around the ukulele. Her Solo Ukulele Show has been drawing crowds in clubs around Toronto and as far away as the Isle of Tobago. With 3 ukes and a banjolele, Judy treats her audiences to a repertoire covering everything from Dinah Washington to Santana, demonstrating the incredible musical potential of this little instrument. Her increasingly popular 'UKEOLOGY' Workshops for beginner ukulele studies have been sending fledgling players out the door feeling on top of the world. She has gained notoriety for being an innovative and inspiring teacher.

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