Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
"Hooked!" showcases Woodward's engaging, expressive vocals and witty, insightful songwriting on such memorable originals as "He Got Away," "Purple Heart," and "Slow Recovery." Another highlight is "Another Woman," especial... more »
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"Hooked!" showcases Woodward's engaging, expressive vocals and witty, insightful songwriting on such memorable originals as "He Got Away," "Purple Heart," and "Slow Recovery." Another highlight is "Another Woman," especially written for Lucy by admirer Nellie McKay, who lends her harmony vocals to the track. Woodward's gifts as an interpreter of outside material are showcased on her readings of such vintage tunes as the obscure Peggy Lee number "Sans Souci," Hoagy Carmichael's 1930s pop standard "Stardust" and "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)," originally sung by Louis Prima in Disney's The Jungle Book. Hooked! was produced largely by veteran studio legend Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T. Rex, Paul McCartney, Morrissey), with additional tracks produced by Justin Stanley (Nikka Costa, Eric Clapton) and longtime Woodward collaborators Tim K.and Itaal Shur. In addition to her own albums, Woodward has also contributed songs to the soundtracks of several films, including Disney's Ice Princess and the recent Sandra Bullock hit The Blind Side. She's also devoted considerable energy to several charitable projects, making multiple trips to Africa on behalf of relief organizations, and singing for Bishop Desmond Tutu at a benefit for his foundation in Dallas.
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Takes some getting used to
Stephon Devante | Nashville, TN | 06/15/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was very hyped when I realized Lucy was coming out with a new album. But after listening to the album twice through, I feel like her songs are either hit or miss.
A lot of that has to do with, I think, her shift towards a jazz or big band style. Her first album was really good but was definitely pop oriented. Her second album was a lot more towards the jazz end of the spectrum. Jazz is not my really my thing, but Lucy definitely pulled it off well and I liked Hot and Bothered better than her first cd.
Hooked! continues this progression, which in some instances is a very good thing. For example, listen to Babies or Another Woman. However, some of the songs just don't quite do it for me yet.
What I am trying to say is, this album may be one where some of the material has to grow on you. At least, I know it is going to be for me."
A new discovery on how to sing the oldies with new feelings
Wolters Castillo Carlos Boanerges | Guatemala | 08/05/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This brand new singer-songwriter has moved my soul with her special seductive nuances and lyrics. I really love this album.
Pocha Dot | Los Angeles | 06/15/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a huge difference from the debut album once again, I's not as much of a shock as it was when "...Hot & Bothered" was released.
Anyone who heard the first album would be confused about the next two. I knew what I was up for this time around so my rating is higher indeed.
"Hooked!" is more acceptable... as it is a third release, When most artists decide to take chances. With "...Hot & Bothered" I just felt it was a but too soon to be experimenting and the songs on that album didn't have as much flavour as the ones on "Hooked!".
"Hooked!" has alot more personality/character than "...Hot & Bothered", the music alone is entertaining, dramatic yet soothing. It's like a gumbo of all kinds of delightful instruments Xylophone, Trombone, chimes, Bells etc. Topped with Lucy's creamy vocals.
Lucy also re-recorded two songs from "...Hot & Bothered" for this release which are "Too Much To Live For" which is better than the original, It's a mellow version of the song & "Slow Recovery" which is also better than the original recording, "Slow Recovery" on "Hooked!" is the exact same song and style she just re-sings it alot better. I actually like the song now.
Although this album is good it "does" take some getting used to. "He Got Away" "This Empty Room" & "Rag Doll" are my favorites. "This Empty Room" reminds me alot of The Dresden Dolls, Has that Dark Cabaret sound."