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Old 03-23-17, 08:53 AM
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Re: Music albums by actors/actresses: Which do you own? Are they any good?

Originally Posted by BobO'Link
Cybill Shepherd's "Cybill Does It...To Cole Porter" is a good album of Cole Porter standards. Nothing spectacular but she does a more than passable job. It's never been released on CD.
I was quite surprised at how well she acquitted herself with album. "More than a passable job" I think is an understatement.

Had both of these when I was just hitting puberty.

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I'd rate Dance Forever as the stronger of the two, but they were both decent adult contemporary vocal collections.

She was a more than capable singer (her first credit I think was providing vocals for the song portions on Josie And The Pussycats) and I actually still enjoy listening to both of these from time to time- though it's probably more nostalgia than the material or execution.
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Re: Music albums by actors/actresses: Which do you own? Are they any good?

Originally Posted by Paul_SD
Had both of these when I was just hitting puberty.

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I'd rate Dance Forever as the stronger of the two, but they were both decent adult contemporary vocal collections.

She was a more than capable singer (her first credit I think was providing vocals for the song portions on Josie And The Pussycats) and I actually still enjoy listening to both of these from time to time- though it's probably more nostalgia than the material or execution.
I didn't know she made any albums.

I did have a poster of Cheryl on my bedroom wall though, when I was a young lad.
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Anything by Jenny Lewis or fronted by Jenny Lewis is great.
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Originally Posted by sportsfan64
Not Eve's Plum, or even Eve Plumb, but Marcia Brady herself, Maureen McCormick. I actually have the CD. Here's the title track. No video, just audio.
I have this, its decent... she has a good voice. IMHO, its worth finding the now out-of-print Brady Bunch albums to get her solo songs, such as Little Bird, Ben, and Just A Singin' Alone... She performed Little Bird on American Bandstand...
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Re: Music albums by actors/actresses: Which do you own? Are they any good?

Originally Posted by dhmac
Robert Downey Jr. - "The Futurist" ( Album's Wikipedia entry )



I only recently found out about this album that Robert Downey Jr. released back in 2004 (so a few years before his acting career resurgence starting in 2008).

From this video on the album, it seems like the album is mostly slow songs:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xsDuYkC8OPk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I wonder how good it is. Has anyone heard the whole album?
He is great with Sting...
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Her output from the 1980s is probably more like guilty pleasure fluff, but I always thought Pia Zadora had a good singing voice. She was nominated for the Grammy for this song:

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Originally Posted by bd007h
Anything by Jenny Lewis or fronted by Jenny Lewis is great.
I agree!
Old 04-03-17, 11:07 AM
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Re: Music albums by actors/actresses: Which do you own? Are they any good?

Originally Posted by hbilly
Her output from the 1980s is probably more like guilty pleasure fluff, but I always thought Pia Zadora had a good singing voice. She was nominated for the Grammy for this song:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xCZ6DrQ5wuA?ecver=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Meh. Her vocal has too many effects applied to it to be able to tell if she has a truly good voice. Luckily she was always eye candy, so it pretty much didn't matter.
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I actually saw Pia Zadora live, she was the opening act for Frank Sinatra. I remember her having a surprisingly passable voice (I thought it was gonna be horrible).
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Originally Posted by Mike86
She & Him is one of my favorite bands. I own all their albums and really enjoy them. Nice laid back listening and I enjoy Zooey's voice a lot.
Thought we had a She & Him thread but as limited as the Search function is for this particular band name, this was all I could find.
I really like them as well. They have a new album coming out and are touring. Their new album Darlin’ is a tribute to Brian Wilson. I like the first single


As luck would have it, I will be in San Diego when they perform, so I got front row center seats — They were reserved for people who bought the dinner package, so I figured why not, I had to eat dinner anyway. By the time she actually performs I will be totally stalking…er, starving.
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I saw that She & Him have a new album coming out. I think there are threads for their individual albums (think I may have started one of them actually). I’ll have to listen to the new album. I’d like to see them, but they’re nowhere near me.
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Originally Posted by Decker
As luck would have it, I will be in San Diego when they perform, so I got front row center seats — They were reserved for people who bought the dinner package, so I figured why not, I had to eat dinner anyway. By the time she actually performs I will be totally stalking…er, starving.
Humpreys is a nice venue by the water. Should be fun. I've followed her Instagram for years and she'll sing on there every now and then.
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Humpreys is a nice venue by the water. Should be fun. I've followed her Instagram for years and she'll sing on there every now and then.
Cool. I've never been to that hotel but I think I know where it is. I'll be staying at the Hotel Del Coronado which is lovely. Should be a good time.
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Cool. I've never been to that hotel but I think I know where it is. I'll be staying at the Hotel Del Coronado which is lovely. Should be a good time.
I guess you didn't want to get a room there at Humphreys. Hotel Del is awesome and historic. Did you request their most requested room 3327? It's supposed to be haunted.

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I was a bit surprised to find out Minne Driver has a pretty good singing voice.

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That actor David Bowie did pretty well in music.
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Not an actress. A royal that was a former model.

Princess Stephanie of Monaco released two largely forgotten albums. (The daughter of american actress Grace Kelly).

The first album from 1986 sounded like a third rate madonna copy, sung in french/english. The second album from 1991 is slightly more "listenable", albeit sounding rather generic like Wilson Phillips, Belinda Carlisle, etc ... from that time period of the early 1990s.





She even recorded a song with Michael Jackson "In the Closet" on Dangerous.

https://monacoresidentsmagazine.com/...chael-jackson/
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It's like a dream come true!

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Taylor Swift you have competition



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Like any self-respecting 11-year-old in the late 70s, I had a crush on Kristy McNichol and begged my parents for a copy of her & brother Jimmy's just-released record album ... which I played quite a bit before selling it off once my taste in music changed in junior high. I still find myself singing along to Box On Wheels to this day as it will randomly pop into my head for some reason. Saw a copy of the album not long ago in one of our local record stores and was (almost) tempted to re-buy it ... yeah, no. Lol.

Warning: To be listened to at your own peril ...

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Ah yes, Kristy McNichol, a celebrity crush destined to remain forever unrequited for reasons that had nothing to do with the fact that I'm not famous or anything like that.

I once saw a record by Michael "Earl McGraw" Parks in a bargain bin, kinda bummed I didn't buy it
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Ah yes, Kristy McNichol, a celebrity crush destined to remain forever unrequited for reasons that had nothing to do with the fact that I'm not famous or anything like that.
Was it because you asked her for a lock of her hair? My sister did that when she wrote a letter to Leif Garrett ...
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Taylor Swift you have competition



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_PYfpRFQbs

Watched this on YouTube the other night. A lot better than I expected.
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Originally Posted by The Infidel
Juliette Lewis - Terra Incognita (2009)
She also sung a couple of tracks (written by PJ Harvey) on the Strange Days soundtrack well before this. Hard to believe that movie is almost 30 years old now.

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