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Joss Stone: Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City


Joss Stone "Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City" DVD. Joss Stone's words may come as a surprise to fans of the seventeen-year-old singer from Devon, England: Her first S-Curve recording, "The Soul Sessions," established Joss Stone as perhaps the most precociously gifted vocalist of her generation. But that September 2003 release, Joss Stone admits, "started out as a side project and turned into this huge thing."

"I didn't mean it to," Joss Stone adds with a cheerfully self-deprecating laugh, "but people just kept buying it."

Some of those buyers were intrigued by the disc's surprising selection of rarely-covered soul gems. Others were converted by heavy VH1/MTV/MTV2 airplay for her first video, "Fell in Love with a Boy," or by Joss Stone's increasingly confident and exciting live shows. Still more were won over by her scintillating performances on NBC's "The Tonight Show" and the ABC network special Motown 45; and by the inclusion of Stone songs in such popular television series as "The West Wing," "ER," and "Third Watch."

By the summer of 2004, The Soul Sessions was certified gold in the US (with sales in excess of 675,000 units) and had sold more than two million copies worldwide. The disc reached Number One on Billboard's "Heatseekers" chart in February 2004; breached the US Top 40 in April '04, and hit the Top Ten in thirteen countries around the world.

Listen to the dynamic and assured performances that comprise "Mind, Body and Soul"—from the feverish first single "You Had Me" to the playful dance track "Don't Cha Wanna Ride" to the impassioned rock-soul ballad "Killing Time."

Joss Stone "Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City" DVD to be released December 14 (on S-Curve) features a concert captured September 9 at New York's Irving Plazza including covers of the White Stripes' "Fell in Love With a Boy" and a acoustic cover of Bobby Miller's "Dirty Man."

Additional content on Joss Stone "Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City" DVD: music videos for "Fell In Love With A Boy", "Super Duper Love" and "You Had Me." Mini-documentary filmed while traveling the US and Europe in 2003 & 2004. "Mind, Body & Soul" documentary video.

Joss Stone will be Nov. 29 at ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" .

Joss Stone "Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City" DVD tracklisting:
1. Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin' On Me)
2. Jet Lag
3. Don't Know How
4. The Choking Kind
5. You Had Me
6. Spoiled
7. Don't Cha Wanna Ride?
8. Victim
9. Less Is More
10. Right To Be Wrong
11. Fell In Love With A Boy
12. Some Kind Of Wonderful
13. Dirty Man (acoustic)

Joss Stone new tour dates:
Dec. 4: San Francisco (Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium; KLLC's Alice in Winterland)
Dec. 7: Richmond, Va. (Virginia Science Museum; Q94 A"Q"stic Christmas)
Dec. 11: Oslo (Osolo Spektrum; Nobel Peace Prize Concert)
Dec. 14: Kansas City, Mo. (Uptown Theater; Mix 93.3 Jingle Jam)
Dec. 16: Indianapolis (Vogue; WZPL 99.5 Jingle Jam)
Dec. 18: Inglewood, Calif. (Forum; Stevie Wonder's House Full Of Toys)

Joss Stone "Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City" DVD : ORDER IT NOW.

A Clay Aiken Christmas DVD, Clay Aiken Christmas on NBC


A Clay Aiken Christmas DVD, A Clay Aiken Christmas on NBC at 8/7 pm - Wednesday, December 8, Clay Aiken: The Joyful Noise Tour. Clay Aiken welcomes guest stars Barry Manilow, Megan Mullally and gospel singer Yolanda Adams for his first solo television special! The holiday hour is filled with intimate performances set against a traditional Christmas backdrop, and includes songs off of Clay Aiken's new holiday CD: "Merry Christmas With Love". Featured performances include "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," and "Happy Holidays." Four-time Emmy Award winner Louis J. Horvitz executive produces and directs.

Clay Aiken's holiday CD made history by selling 270,10 units in its first week, making it the biggest debut week sales figure for a Christmas album in the SoundScan era. The CD debuts at No. 4 on The Billboard 200, the highest debut for a holiday album in six years since Celine Dion.

In addition, "Merry Christmas With Love" is Clay Aiken's first Christmas CD. The follow-up to his triple-platinum album "Measure of a Man," the holiday set features classic Christmas songs like "Silent Night," "Winter Wonderland," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)," and "Sleigh Ride," as well as some of Clay Aiken's personal favorite tunes of the season, like "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day" and "Mary, Did You Know?" He also covers Sandi Patty "Merry Christmas With Love." Clay Aiken's holiday album was produced by Walter Afanasieff and Phil Ramone.

The Clay Aiken Christmas DVD is in Stores December 14 (on RCA Records). Featuring all the showstopping performances from his December 8 NBC Special: "A Clay Aiken Christmas on NBC", plus never before seen exclusive footage from behind the scenes! Includes songs from his new CD: "Merry Christmas With Love".

Tour Dates: Clay Aiken: The Joyful Noise Tour:
Nov. 29th :: Salt Lake City, UT - Abravenal Hall (
Dec. 2nd :: Sewell, NJ - Commerce Bank Arts Center (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 3rd :: Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center (
Dec. 4th :: Baltimore, MD - Myserhoff Symphony Hall (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 8th :: Lowell, MA - Lowell Memorial Auditorium (
Dec. 9th :: New York, NY - The Theater at Madison Square Garden (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 10th :: Wallingford, CT - Oakdale (
Dec. 12th :: Raleigh, NC - Meymandi Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 13th :: Raleigh, NC - Meymandi Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 15th :: Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 16th :: Melboune, FL - King Center (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 17th :: Atlanta, GA - Symphony Hall - evening show (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 18th :: Atlanta, GA - Symphony Hall - afternoon show (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 20th :: Chicago, IL - Chicago Theater (on sale 11/20 -
Dec. 21st :: Cleveland, OH - Playhouse Square (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 22nd :: Pittsburgh, PA - Heintz Hall (
Dec. 23rd :: Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple (
Dec. 28th :: Pasadena, Ca - The Pasadena Civic (
Dec. 29th :: Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theater (
Dec. 30th :: El Cajon, CA - East County Performing Arts Center (SOLD OUT)

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Madonna Tassi: Christmas Tree of Hope

Madonna Tassi "Christmas Tree of Hope".

Madonna Tassi's "Christmas Tree of Hope" was recently released to country radio stations. Free download to visitors to who make a contribution to Boys and Girls Club, Children's Miracle Network or the Salvation Army through December 31st.

Up and coming country music singer/songwriter Madonna Tassi believes that Christmas is the best time of year for giving, so she's teaming up with IMMI Records to give away a special song that she co-wrote with Destiny Music's Antonio Pulsone to benefit three outstanding charities. The song showcases Madonna's extraordinary voice, which is both sweet and powerful.

The charities are the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Children's Miracle Network and the Salvation Army. A donation to any one of the three organizations will get visitors to a free download of Madonna Tassi's new single on IMMI Records, "Christmas Tree of Hope."

"I picked these charities because they all have the mission of offering HOPE to the people they serve," said Madonna Tassi. "While they all provide much-needed services, giving hope for a better tomorrow is one of the greatest gifts one can offer those in need."

Madonna Tassi adds, "Christmas is my favorite time of year, and I love the idea of giving away a song that has the potential to touch so many different people, givers as well as recipients."

"Christmas Tree of Hope" was produced by notable Nashville producer Norro Wilson, who has produced hit records for country stars such as Kenny Chesney ("No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems"), Reba McEntire ("Room to Breathe"), Con Hunley ("Sweet Memories") and projects for Sara Evans, George Jones, Shania Twain and Charlie Pride, among others.

The single was released to country radio just before Thanksgiving and stations are being encouraged to direct listeners to the web site to download the song through December 31st.

Kenny Chesney "When the Sun Goes Down" new album: ORDER IT NOW.

WFUV releases City Folk Live Volume VII feat. Joss Stone, Jamie Cullum, Rickie Lee Jones...


WFUV releases "City Folk Live Volume VII" compilation feat. Joss Stone, Jamie Cullum, Rickie Lee Jones... Influential New York City public radio station WFUV (90.7 FM, WFUV) releases the seventh volume of City Folk Live, a compilation of live in-studio performances recorded at WFUV's famed Studio A, on November 24, 2004.
City Folk Live captures the American radio debuts of The Thrills, Joss Stone, Jamie Cullum, Rachael Yamagata and Ricky Fante.

Available at the $90 membership level with the Sampler CD; at the $120 level with a Time Out New York subscription; or at the $240 level with the WFUV Fleece Scarf. Payment options for the $120 and $240 options include a monthly installment on your credit card.

Here is the tracklisting:

Side 1:
Eddie Brickell - 'Take A Walk' (accompanied by Charlie Sexton on guitar)
Fountains of Wayne - 'Hackensack'
The Thrills - 'Santa Cruz'
Steve Forbert - 'The Pretend Song'
Old 97's - 'Won't Be Home'
Dixie Hummingbirds - 'Someday' (accompanied by Larry Campbell on guitar)
Emmylou Harris - 'Can You Hear Me Now' (accompanied by Buddy Miller on guitar)
Rachael Yamagata - 'Worn Me Down'
The Damnwells - 'I Will Keep the Bad Things From You'
Willy Mason - 'Oxygen'
Suzanne Vega - 'Penitent'

Side 2:
Ani DiFranco - 'Bliss Like This'
Rufus Wainwright - 'Beauty Mark'
The Bad Plus - 'Now We Test Our Powers of Observation'
Rickie Lee Jones - 'Mink Coat at the Bus Stop'
Ricky Fante - 'I Let You Go'
Jamie Cullum - 'Twentysomething'
Mocean Worker - 'Right Now'
Joss Stone - 'Super Duper Love'

You can listen to 30-second samples of the songs with Windows Media Player (32K) and order it at this address.

Simon & Garfunkel: Old Friends Live on Stage


Simon & Garfunkel "Old Friends Live on Stage" 2-CD and 1-DVD set is released November 30 (Warner Brothers). For an entire generation, the concert event of the new millennium was the 2003 Old Friends tour from Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Their first national concert tour in two decades, performing songs that rank among the most memorable of the ’60s, was a sold-out sensation in more than 30 cities across the country. Now many of those unforgettable performances are heard on the 2-CD set "Old Friends Live On Stage," as well as a DVD and a Deluxe Edition with both the DVD and the CDs. The songs of Simon & Garfunkel have never sounded better.

Simon & Garfunkel "Old Friends Live on Stage" two-CD plus DVD live set (recorded in December 2003 at the Meadowlands and Madison Square Garden) shows their musical chemistry has transcended the years--and no small amount of acrimony. But while their '80s live reunion was marked by an aura of celebration, this one floats on an undercurrent of bittersweet resolve. There's no mistaking the elegiac tone of the title track, while stark readings of "Hazy Shade of Winter" and "Sounds of Silence" can't help but evoke the scars of 9/11. A musical circle is completed as the Everly Brothers step in for a joyous "Bye Bye Love," while elsewhere Simon's musical restlessness inspires a subtly jazzy reworking of "Slip Slidin' Away" and Garfunkel adds his stately grace to his partner's "American Tune." The album concludes with S&G's first new studio recording in 30 years, the plaintive, irony-studded plea, "Citizen of the Planet."

Simon & Garfunkel "Old Friends Live on Stage" (2 CD/1 DVD) tracklisting:
Disc 1:
1. Old Friends/Bookends
2. A Hazy Shade of Winter
3. I Am A Rock
4. America
5. At the Zoo
6. Baby Driver
7. Kathy’s Song
8. Tom and Jerry Story
9. Hey, Schoolgirl
10. The Everly Brothers Intro
11. Bye Bye Love (The Everly Brothers with Simon & Garfunkel)
12. Scarborough Fair
13. Homeward Bound
14. The Sound of Silence

Disc 2:
1. Mrs. Robinson
2. Slip Slidin' Away
3. El Condor Pasa
4. The Only Living Boy in New York
5. American Tune
6. My Little Town
7. Bridge Over Troubled Water
8. Cecilia
9. The Boxer
10. Leaves That Are Green
11. Bonus Track: Citizen of the Planet

Disc 3:
1. Opening Montage (America inst.)
2. Old Friends/Bookends
3. A Hazy Shade of Winter
4. I Am A Rock
5. America
6. At the Zoo
7. Baby Driver
8. Kathy's Song
9. Tom and Jerry Story
10. Hey, Schoolgirl
11. The Everly Brothers Intro
12. Wake Up Little Susie
13. All I Have To Do Is Dream
14. Bye Bye Love (The Everly Brothers with Simon & Garfunkel)
15. Scarborough Fair
16. Homeward Bound
17. The Sound of Silence
18. Opening Montage
19. Mrs. Robinson
20. Slip Slidin' Away
21. El Condor Pasa
22. Keep The Customer Satisfied
23. The Only Living Boy in New York
24. American Tune
25. My Little Town
26. Bridge Over Troubled Water
27. Cecilia
28. The Boxer
29. Leaves That Are Green
30. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)

Simon & Garfunkel "Old Friends Live on Stage" two-CD plus DVD live set: ORDER IT NOW


Huey Lewis and The News DVD for their 25th Anniversary. Huey Lewis and The News are going to be filming a DVD on the occasion of their 25th Anniversary!! The filming will take place on December 14 and 15 in Chico, California, at "The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company." For tickets and information, folks can call the brewery at (530) 345-2739. Exciting times ahead!! No further details are available at this time.

Huey Lewis, whose real name is Hugh Anthony Cregg III, (born July 5, 1950) is a musician and singer. He does lead vocals and plays harmonica for his band Huey Lewis and The News, a Rock group based in San Francisco, California that was particularly popular during the 80s. He also played with the band Clover from 1972 to 1979. He attended the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, and spent one year at Cornell University where he majored in engineering.

Huey Lewis and The News' third LP, "Sports" (1983), was one of the best-selling pop releases of the 1980s. It was followed up by another big seller, "Fore!" (1986). In 1985, Huey Lewis had a cameo role in the popular film "Back to the Future," and he had two songs on the soundtrack, including the hit "The Power Of Love".

In the mid-1990s Huey Lewis was in the movie "Short Cuts," and in 2000 he starred in "Duets" with Gwyneth Paltrow. In "Duets," Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow did a rendition of Smokey Robinson's "Cruisin'". His mother, Magda Cregg, was the partner of the poet Lew Welch.

Huey Lewis & The News "Rockpalast Live" DVD: ORDER IT NOW.

Eagles Tour Dates 2005

The band The Eagles are in Australia for a Tour that will end December 4, at which they have been performing the new songs "No More Cloudy Days" and "One Day at a Time.".

Here are the Eagles' 2005 tour dates announced very recently:
Mar. 5: Charleston, S.C. (Coliseum)
Mar. 6: Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Arena)
Mar. 8: Greenville, S.C. (Bi-Lo Center)
Mar. 10: Atlanta (Gwinnett Center)
Mar. 11: Raleigh, N.C. (RBC Center)
Mar. 18: Reading, Pa. (Sovereign Center)
Mar. 19: Providence, R.I. (Dunkin' Donuts Center)
Mar. 28: Montreal (Bell Centre)
Mar. 29: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Mar. 31: East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)
Apr. 3: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
Apr. 9: Atlantic City, N.J. (Boardwalk Hall)
Apr. 11: New York (Madison Square Garden)

Eagles "Box" 9-CDs (limited edition): ORDER IT NOW.

Doobie Brothers and Michael McDonald?


From Arrow-FM Los Angeles Classic Rock radiostation:

"Doobie Tidbit
(11/22/04) -- While some band break-ups are so damn dramatic, when Michael McDonald left the Doobie Brothers it was no big deal. He says he pops on-stage with the group from time. Just something to look, and hope for, next time the Doobies come to a stage near you."

The Doobie Brothers "Live at Wolf Trap" DVD (release date: Nov. 9, 2004): ORDER IT NOW.

The Doobie Brothers "Live at Wolf Trap" CD (release date: Nov. 9, 2004): ORDER IT NOW.

Alicia Keys helps Keep A Child Alive, HIV positive and AIDS children in Africa


Alicia Keys helps Keep A Child Alive, HIV positive and AIDS children in Africa. Alicia Keys is urging fellow American celebrities to follow in her footsteps and sponsor HIV positive children in Africa. The multi award-winning artist, who sponsors two children and two women through the charity organisation "Keep a Child Alive," says that she is very happy with the progress that these AIDS patients have made and she wants others to know how simple it is to make a difference.

"I also sponsor two mothers, Anne and Veronica. Before Keep A Child Alive came to the clinic, no one had access to treatment. I've seen pictures of the four people I'm sponsoring before and after their treatment - and, at first, they looked emaciated and beaten down. Today they are happy and healthy and living positive, hopeful lives," Female First quoted her as saying. It blows me away, because it was so easy to do something so incredibly important. Now I'm trying to involve as many people as possible in combating this pandemic. I've written to celebrities like Halle Berry and Cher, who is looking to sponsor five mothers and their child," she added.

Alicia Keys will host An Evening With Alicia Keys and Special Guests, a Worlds AIDS Day benefit to be held at New York's Angel Orensanz Center. The December 1 concert will feature performances by Keys, Common and Angie Stone. Proceeds will benefit Keep a Child Alive, an organization dedicated to providing life-saving medicine to children and families with HIV/AIDS.

Alicia Keys encourages support of Keep a Child Alive, which has established treatment programs in Kenya, South Africa, Uganda and Rwanda. Other artists affiliated with the group include Rod Stewart, Good Charlotte, Cher, Nelly, Josh Groban and Avril Lavigne.

Alicia Keys "The Diary Of Alicia Keys" DVD: ORDER IT NOW.