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Melody Gardot

Melody Gardot was the star performer on Later….with Jools at the weekend. I first came across her via her proper debut album “Worrisome Heart” which gained a re-release in 2008.

“My One and Only Thrill ” was her second formal release which first hit the shops in April 2009 via Verve Records. 

The key single was “Baby I’m a Fool” and this was one of the songs chosen for the recent Later…….with Jools Holland appearance which had been scheduled to promote a relaunch of the album.

All tracks are original, except “Over the Rainbow” (originally sung by Judy Garland in 1939’s The Wizard of Oz), which is included as a tribute to her grandmother which you can listen to below.

“Over The Rainbow” – Melody Gardot

It features string arrangements by Vince Mendoza, who, along with producer Larry Klein, is known for his works with Joni Mitchell. The album received three Grammy Award nominations: Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for the titular track (Vince Mendoza), Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (Helik Hadar & Al Schmitt) and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical (Larry Klein). The album has sold over 500,000 copies to date.

This is her earlier debut on Jools Holland from 2008

To buy the music of Melody Gardot click HERE

April 27, 2010 Posted by | Jazz Vocal, New Music, Video | | 1 Comment


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