Hi everyone, I'm feeling whimsical today and thought I'd start a new blog all about my music discoveries, opinions, news etc. My news are based on what I hear on the radio and/or find by accident on either Amazon or YouTube so don't set your clock by my findings! lol I just want to talk about music, because music is like oxygen to me and I've been, ever since I was a little girl, a music "pusher". :D If you're a music lover, hope you enjoy reading or feel Free to bring in your own discoveries, especially if you’re passionate about them. Hope you enjoy my choices. Take care and hugs to all, sincerely, Sylvie <3

 


 

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Comment by sylvie boisvert on April 30, 2013 at 5:24pm

Hi once more, I'm on a roll so will post a third comment for today. :D I recieved this week, in my Amazon recommendations, the news that A I 2012 A I runner-up Jessica Sanchez is releasing her first CD today called "Me, you and the music". I've listened to the samples and will definitely need to hear more. As expected, since she modeled her singing style on Beyonse, she is releasing an urban album. I rooted for her last year and love her voice, but I'm not expecting many surprises. While checking Amazon, I came across another A I contestant: Crystal Bowersox, who was one of my 2010 favorites. I didn't know she already had 2 albums out: 1 in 2010 called "Farmer's daughter" and her latest: "All that for this" released last March 26th. She is labled as "folk" but to my ear, it sounds John Mayer bluesy, with a touch of new country, from the samples I've heard. I'm very curious to hear that one. I'll be borrowing her first CD from my local library and will be suggesting her latest as a purchase for the library. I've discovered about 5 or 6 years ago, maybe closer to 7, that you could borrow audio-visual materials from the library, when I flung myself in the world of opera. I bought my first "Opera for dummies" audio book, which is quite simplistic, though surprisingly informative. Anyway, since opera CD's are so expensive, the library was a Godsend when I started wanting to learn about it. I'll elaborate more on Crystal's CD's once I've heard them. Thank you for reading, sincerely, Sylvie <3  

Comment by sylvie boisvert on April 30, 2013 at 5:07pm

Hi again all, the piece of news that prompted me to start this blog today is that my hubby read on our local news channel that Corneille, the French/Quebec singer will be releasing a new album and I couldn't be happier, except if it were a Michael Bolton album... :D He's the only francophone contemporary artist I buy and listen to unconditionally. He's only released 1 anglophone album (The birth of Cornelius) and to my knowledge 4  francophone studio albums and 1 live one and he's an R&B singer. I once wondered why he was the only one and got my answer when I heard him sing "Sexual healing": some elements in his voice remind me of Marvin Gaye. Oh he has  some ways to go and Marvin he is not, but his tone and delivery are beautiful, rich, sweet and sincere. He also has a life story as a Rwanda genocide survivor that makes him very grounded and real to me. There was an article in "O" magazine about him once. Anyway, I'll write more as I hear more on his new CD. Thanks for reading, sincerely, Sylvie <3

Comment by sylvie boisvert on April 30, 2013 at 4:53pm

Hi all, one of the reasons I wanted to start this blog is that I feel I have so much to share and I have done so in the past on the "What song are you listening to right now" thread, in the "Off topic" section of this site, but since I'm taking a lot of space, I thought I'd leave space for others and take all the room I needed here. :D

 

All right, today, I want to share my latest discovery: Mel Torme, or maybe Tormé, I'll need to check Wikipedia. I first heard of him thanks to the sitcom "Night Court", since the judge was such a fan, but was never particularly curious about him, though I thought he was a lot of fun, when

he appeared on the show himself. Anyway, a while back, I bought a Xmas compilation various artist CD and heard his song, though I can't remember which one it was. I remember thinking: OMG, he sounds so much like Michael Bublé! It's just in his crooner/balladeer delivery. I hadn't thought of him much until I got Michael Bublé's new CD last week, which is fabulous, by the way. So I looked Mel up on my library's site, borrowed a couple of CD's and now want to share this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhrPxmZsJuU

It's the old standard: "That's all" and it's very similar in delivery as Mr Bublé's version. I find that Mel has everything in his voice that I love about Michael Bublé's voice, without the cocky element. Don't get me wrong: I buy and love pretty much everything  he releases, but I mostly love the sweetness in his tone. I can't say that I'm a  huge jazz fan and don't care for vocal acrobatics, but just revel in old jazz standards and artists like Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Dinah Washington  and Frank Sinatra. I just might take the time to review Michael Bublé's "To be love" soon. Well there's my first entry for today, thanks for reading, sincerely, Sylvie <3

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