1983 Barron Longfellow – Barron Longfellow

Andrew Youakim, performing as Andy Kim, is a Canadian pop rock singer and songwriter. He grew up in Montreal, Quebec. He is known for a number of hit singles that he released in the late 1960s and early 1970s such as “Rock Me Gently”, which topped the US singles chart. In 1968, he co-wrote “Sugar, Sugar” for The Archies. It was #1 for four weeks and in 1969 was certified “Record of the Year” by the RIAA.

By the end of 1976, Kim stopped recording and disappeared from public life. He returned under the stage name ‘Baron Longfellow’ with a self-titled album Baron Longfellow in 1980 and, also under the same pseudonym, in 1984 released Prisoner by Design. Both of these albums met with moderate success. In 1991, Kim again went by the name ‘Longfellow’ and recorded the single “Powerdrive”, which received radio airplay on several radio stations across Canada.

He has recorded under the stage name Baron Longfellow since the mid-1980s or just as Longfellow in the early 1990s.


1  Amour (Baron Longfellow) 4:04
2  Uptown Love Downtown Love (Baron Longfellow) 3:08
3  Chicago’s Queen (Baron Longfellow) 3:13
4  And Now That’s Over (Baron Longfellow) 4:13
5  Shady Hollow Dreamer (Baron Longfellow, Dean Hofheinz Mann) 4:07
6  Go It Slow (Baron Longfellow) 3:38
7  The Couch (Baron Longfellow) 4:01
8  Femme Fatale (Baron Longfellow) 4:23
9  Harlem (Baron Longfellow) 3:34
10  Sugar Sugar (Baron Longfellow, Jeff Barry) 3:00



Bass Mike Porcaro
Bass Scott Edwards
Drums Mike Baird
Drums Willie Ornelas
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Marty Walsh
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Dean Parks
Guitar Jay Lewis
Keyboards Michael Omartian
Keyboards David Foster
Keyboards Bill Cuomo
Background Vocals Sally Stevens
Background Vocals Carol Carmichael

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Omartian, Baron Longfellow, Armin Steiner
Arranged By – Michael Omartian
Conductor – Michael Omartian
Recorded By, Mixed By – Armin Steiner

Design – Baron Longfellow
Photography – Richard Hodges

Manufactured By – TELDEC
Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Mixed At – Sound Labs, Hollywood