Category Archives: Melody Gardot

A Little of This and a Little Blues

Josiah Leming – Cover of James Taylor’s Fire and Rain

Bobby Blue Bland – Stormy Monday Blues

Noisettes Every Now And Then Live Abbey Road Oct 2009

Melody Gardot at Abby Road – Because (This is very special)

Melody Gardot and the Cell Phone

Melody is in Europe playing several Jazz festivals to rave reviews.  During her set at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, someone’s cell phone starts ringing.  Watch the video to see what happens.

She also did a great rendition of Ain’t No Sunsshine (Sorry but it’s a short cut)

Bonsai TV: Melody Gardot in “Somewhere over the Rainbow”

For all you Melody Gardot lovers –

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Melody on Letterman

Melody Gardot appeared on Letterman a couple of days ago.  I missed it, but I found the clip on Youtube.  Dave and Paul seemed to love Melody.  Melody is showing us how to build a career.

Who Will Comfort Me (On Letterman)

Change in Blog

American Idol certainly isn’t what it once was.  Season 5 reinvigorated my love of music and I began to use the web to search out new music and new artists.  But then came Season 6, Season 7, and now Season 8.  How uninspiring AI has become.  Adding a 4th judge was one of the dumber things Idol has done.  I understand Idol was never just about the music, but the last few seasons Idol has been about everything but the music.   Continue reading

My One and Only Thrill – Number 12 on Amazon

Melody Gardot’s My One and Only Thrill released today (April 28) and is #12 on Amazon.  Pretty good for an unknown jazz/blues singer on her debut major label album.  I’m a little late to order, it so I can only go by the samples, the live performances she did during her chat last week, and Youtube performances.   Love it.  I wonder if her perfect pitch is a result of her severe Hyperacusis/Tinnitus?

Give the album a try and let me know what you think.

ETA: Free Listening Party

ETA:  It hurts me to say this, but I don’t think this album is as good as Worrisome Heart.  The stripped down versions of the songs she performed during her chat were fantastic.  The songs with the full orchestra – not so much.  I love the rawness of Melody’s music and it seems to be lost on this album.  Really disappointed in Who Will Comfort Me.  Compare it to this version on Youtube and I think you might agree the Youtube version is better.

Melody Gardot – Video Chat and Performance – April 23

Melody Gardot’s My One and Only Thrill will be available on April 28. Melody is one of my hot picks for 2009. A little Blues, a little Jazz, a little Folk, a little Pop – Melody is making some beautiful music and was recently signed by Verve Music group.

“Melody will be taking part in a live video chat and giving an exclusive acoustic performance later today.” April 23 – 6 pm ET Click here for performance and chat.

ETA:  Hope some of you were able to hear Melody today.  She is very funny.  And she has an absolutely amazing voice.  She sang 4 songs accompanied by just her guitar.    Really nice version of Over the Rainbow, Who Will Comfort Me with a lot of scat thrown in – excellent, Goodnight – nice way to end her chat session, and I’m drawing a blank on the 1st song she did.  I’m hoping someone will get them up on YouTube in the next day or 2.  Definitely got to see her live in concert.