Matt Forbes' 'Coulda Woulda Shoulda’ Hits Top 10 On Amazon’s Hot New Releases For Vocal Jazz Pre-Orders

9/30/2015 12:46am EDT
Matt Forbes' 'Coulda Woulda Shoulda’ Hits Top 10 On Amazon’s Hot
Matt Forbes sure isn't having a "Gloomy Sunday."

The Canadian crooner's debut full-length album, Coulda Woulda Shoulda, just hit #8 on Amazon’s Vocal Jazz “Hot New Releases." Forbes lands among Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse on the chart.

Forbes describes his debut album, which features original arrangements of hits like "Beyond The Sea," "Gloomy Sunday," and "I Get A Kick Out of You," as a "niche collection of classic pop tunes and standards."

Coulda Woulda Shoulda, due out on October 9, is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Musicians Dealing With Death Through Song

9/26/2015 4:00pm EDT
Songs About Death: 10 Songs About Dying Young
Death is dark, depressing subject matter to say the least. Honestly, it’s not the best topic for dinner conversation, dates, or generally happy occasions. Call it what it is – deadly, morbid and definitely buzz kill. Still, there have been plenty of songs that have tackled the topic of dying young. Some are literal, but many are figurative and branch out to various other topics, most prominently love. Here are 10 songs about dying young for your reading pleasure…yeah, that didn’t sound right at all!

1) The Band Perry, “If I Die Young” (The Band Perry, 2010)

To reiterate, pondering ...

Matt Forbes Discusses His Start In Music And Debut Album

9/23/2015 12:15pm EDT
Matt Forbes Discusses His Start In Music And Debut Album, 'Could
Matt Forbes is redefining the genre of vintage pop. The 27-year-old Canadian born and raised, Los Angeles based crooner has had the opportunity to headline some of the city’s top jazz venues with his Big Little Band, also known as “The Horn-y Sextet,” and has served as a regular front man with the Influence Jazz Orchestra. The self-admitted “old soul” shows no signs of stopping, providing audiences and listeners with captivating, sensual and soulful tunes. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Forbes about his origins in music and his upcoming full length debut album, Coulda Woulda Sh...

41 Sexiest Album Covers We've Ever Seen

9/19/2015 3:00pm EDT
Eye Candy: 41 Sexiest Album Covers
Ah, is there anything that’s tastier than candy? While the answer to that question is debatable, few will argue about the power and beauty of the kind of candy that you DON’T eat, but rather view with the eyes. That ladies and gents is “eye candy” which taps into lustfulness, innuendo and unapologetic naughtiness among a variety of other characterizations. Eye candy has been around for years and we, as humans never seem to tire of its power. Its shock value keeps us talking and keeps our eyes glued considering we “can’t get enough.”

Music can be the ultimate “ear candy,” featuring the...

'Live In Cuba' Is A Tour De Force That Should Have All Jazz Fans Excited

9/2/2015 10:13am EDT
Review: Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra And Wynton Marsalis Shi
What better way to celebrate a new record label (Blue Engine Records) than to drop a hot new album? Why, there’s no better way of course! The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra has been a hot commodity for years and years for good reason – it’s an exceptional collective of truly prodigious musicians without question. The already ferocious jazz orchestra gets even fiercer with Wynton Marsalis joining for the musical party. Can you say epic?

“Epic” is certainly the best way to describe the orchestra’s live two-disc album, Live In Cuba, which was recorded in 2010. If there was some jazz defi...

Harry Connick Jr.'s Daughter Arrested -- See Details

8/19/2015 10:12am EDT
Harry Connick Jr.'s Daughter Arrested For Allegedly Hosting Unde
Harry Connick Jr.'s daughter Georgia was arrested after a house party at her family's New Canaan, Connecticut home.

Neither the "American Idol" judge nor his wife, former Victoria's Secret model Jill Goodacre, were home at the time.

Georgia Connick, 19, was charged with permitting minors to possess alcohol and procuring alcohol for minors, as reported by NBC, via People Magazine.

According to the Hartford Courant, Georgia Connick was charged with permitting minors to illegally possess alcohol and procuring liquor for minors, according to New Canaan police Lt. Jason Ferraro..

"This is a...

Music Artist Who Were In A Bad Place When Writing These Songs

8/2/2015 4:00pm EDT
17 Most Depressing, Gloomy And Morbid Songs
OK, OK! There's no sugarcoating it! These songs totally SUCK….THE LIFE RIGHT OUT OF YOU! Well not literally, but metaphorically. Basically, these songs are gloomy, sad songs that definitely won’t lift your spirits. So if you’re already sad yourself – you may want to save this downer for a happier day.

1) Nina Simone, “Strange Fruit” (The Essential Nina Simone, 2003)

“Strange Fruit” satisfies all three characteristics necessary to make this playlist – it’s truly depressing, gloomy, and morbid. The morbid aspect is the most disturbing as the “Southern trees / bearing strange fruit / b...

New Jersey Newbie Brynn Stanley Is The Real Deal On Debut Album 'Hell, California'

7/20/2015 11:00am EDT
Brynn Stanley, Hello, California © Madison Records
There’s nothing like fresh blood in the music industry, sigh! New Jersey gives music its next potential star with bubbly pop singer/songwriter Brynn Stanley. The best way to characterize Stanley’s musical persona is a blend of classic and contemporary; a brand of pop incorporating jazz, retro pop, and a dash of blue-eyed soul.

Stanley describes her debut album Hello, California as “Upbeat and fun, with deep personal meaning and music that everyone can relate to.” Relatable being the key word, Hello California encompasses common human experiences such as the dastardly broken heart, makin...

New Album Releases To Check Out This Week

7/7/2015 8:49am EDT
R5 And Tyrese Among Albums To Check Out This Week
Music lovers everywhere, we are in new, unfamiliar territory– there is a new global music release day! No longer is Tuesday THE new music day, *sigh. The new global music release day that has been adopted is now Friday – that’s right, go on and crank up Rebecca Black. So those of you who anticipate spending your hard earned money to enhance you music collections on Tuesdays will now have to get use to shopping on Friday.

Now the question is, will Friday’s releases be worthwhile? Well, there’s a lack of big names/highly anticipated releases you might say. Is there a reason for this? May...

50 Songs To Celebrate The 4th Of July

7/4/2015 9:00am EDT
Katy Perry
Ah, the wonderful country that is the United States of America – sigh? What better way to celebrate the great USA than through song? Music moves, and these 50 songs – one for each state – should ‘move’ you. Well, maybe not all of them ‘move’ and maybe not even all are celebratory, but these 50 songs should tickle your fancy and potentially beef up your playlist. There’s also plenty of diversity here – veteran artists, obscurer lesser known artists and a variety of genres. So, here goes nothing!!!

But first, how about a little “Fifty Nifty United States”… “From 13 original colonies!”


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