|2||A Taste Of Lie|
|6||You Don't Know|
|9||Out Of My Mind|
|10||Say Goodbye (remix)|
|11||What We Do|
Jan 1, 2000
Sharon Brooks (a.k.a. Brooksie) – a journey through a singer’s life as a woman!
That is how she best describes her life when asked. Growing up on the island of Barbados, Sharon took her first steps into music at an early age, concerts, competitions, weddings, and funerals, anything that allowed her to sing.
Sharon has also represented her country as a National Ambassador (short-lived, as she was kidnapped by her husband and now lives in Canada) and as Miss Barbados in the 1995 Miss Carival Competition in St. Vincent & The Grenadines.
In 2000, Sharon put pen to paper and took her life experiences and created “A Taste of Life” her first independent project. The album was produced by Andrew Craig, in Toronto, Canada and all songs were written or co-written by Sharon Brooks. The album boasts some of Canada’s most renowned musicians and singers, and was recorded at Prisma Sound Studios, Toronto.
Although she may no longer retain the title of National Ambassador, she still has the spirit. Brooksie has had the fortune of gracing stages in Toronto, Los Angeles, Beijing – China, and more recently Montreal, her new home. And with all these experiences, she always brings the flavor of Barbados to the stage – “…that makes her unique!”
All lyrics and melodies by Sharon Brooks except * & **
* lyrics by Sharon Brooks and Andrew Craig
* lyrics by Sharon Brooks and Andrew Craig and Renee King
All arrangements and programming by Andrew Craig. Additional arrangements by Henry Heilig (A Taste Of Life, You Don’t Know, Ce Soir)
All lead vocals by Sharon Brooks except Say Goodbye.
Say Goodbye:- lead vocals by Sharon Brooks and Andrew Craig.
Background vocals by Dallas James, Katie Burgess, Lorraine Lawson, Andrew Craig, Saidah Baba Talibah and Lizzy Mahone.
Spoken word (Woman) by Lizzy Mahone.
All acoustic and electric guitars by Adrian Eccleston.
Es135 guitar by Adrian Eccleston.
All keyboards, loop programming & acoustic piano by Andrew Craig.
All bass and fretless bass by Rich Brown.
All acoustic bass by Henry Heilig.
All drums by Mark McLean
Tenor Saxophone by Neil Brathwaite.
Soprano Saxophone by Demo Cates
Trombone by Roscoe Christie
Trumpet by Howard “The Reverend” Moore
Bells, Shekere, Congas, Djembe, Surdo, Clave, Jun Jun (talking drum) & Blekete by Quammie Williams and Kofi Aka.
© 2000 Jairo Entertainment Corporation except * & **
* © 2000 Jairo Entertainment Corporation and Andrew Craig
* © 2000 Jairo Entertainment Corporation and Andrew Craig and Renée King
Recorded at Prisma Sound, Toronto, Canada.
Engineered by John “J.C” Clarke, asisted by Brian Gagnon and Bed Edgar
Vocals recorded at Pipeline Studios and Soundtree Studios, Toronto, Canada
Engineered by Andrew Craig
Edited by Andrew Craig and Ben Edgar
Mixed at Prisma Sound, Toronto, Canada by John “J.C” Clarke, Brian Gagnon and Andrew Craig: assisted by Ben Edgar and Chris Cobain
Mastered at Numerix by Stefan Figiel (firstname.lastname@example.org)