A friend of mine has released his CD on iTunes. It was originally produced a few years ago but he has recently been looking at reviving his music career and decided to put his CD “Now” up on iTunes. You can find it here Bobby Kris “Now”. In case you’ve not heard of Bobby Kris, he was the frontman for Bobby Kris and the Imperials in the early ’60’s. They released a successful cover of “Walk on By” which was originally penned by Burt Bacharach/Hal David and turned into a hit by Dionne Warwick. The Imperials covered the song in 1965 and it charted well for them.
The band split when some of the members joined Bruce Cockburn’s Flying Circus in 1967. Bobby went on to become a teacher in Toronto and now owns an organic and natural food store that delivers to customers around the GTA. The store is called The Clean Food Connection and customers are welcome to visit any of the three locations or place orders through the website.
Now by Bobby Kris is a rhythm and blues based disc featuring a new cover of Walk on By as well as a couple of songs written by Bobby Kris. The disc was produced by Sam Reid, keyboardist for Glass Tiger. Keep an eye open for new releases from Bobby Kris.
For the last couple of years, we have been purchasing organic and natural foods from The Clean Food Connection which is an organic and natural foods grocery store based in Mount Albert, Ontario but with stores in Uxbridge and Newmarket Ontario also. The owner’s name is Bob Burrows and he is a great guy who is quite passionate about the service his store provides. We have had many discussions about the food and agriculture business and I can only admire his dedication in the tough and competitive business of selling food.
The Clean Food Connection sells organic and natural fruit, vegetables, and meats from three brick and mortar locations as well as the website. One of the biggest pluses about buying from Bob and his friendly staff is that The Clean Food Connection will deliver to the Greater Toronto Area and even as far north as Barrie and out to Oakville and East of the GTA as well! Similar to another online grocer, Bob’s customers login to the website, browse the electronic aisles, make their selections and then check out. Bob and his faithful delivery truck then show up at the customers door with bags and boxes of organic and natural foods.
We have gotten to know Bob over the past couple of years and he has a very interesting past including his time as front man for Bobby Kris and the Inperials. I’ve written about him in a previous post but if you’re interested, here’s a link (01-walk-on-by) to a song which he recorded and released on his CD “Bobby Kris, Now”