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MELINDA DOOLITTLE from L.A.Times
« on: December 28, 2008, 12:38:45 am »
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MELINDA DOOLITTLE

She was the little engine that could on the sixth season of "American Idol," her prodigious talent and sincerity getting her only so far in the face of Blake Lewis' novel approach and Jordin Sparks' teen appeal. But now is the time for listeners to remember that this gospel-bred former backup singer has an earth-shaking gift, one that places her beyond trends and television watchers' whims.

Doolittle might have stuck with praise and worship music or tried to update her style with hip-hop beats. Instead, she went with vintage soul, and man, does it work. Her solo debut, "Coming Back to You" (coming out in February on Hi Fi Recordings), connects her to venerable elders like Gladys Knight and, yes, early Aretha, but instead of sounding trapped within an antique box, Doolittle comes across as vital and vibrant.

Producer Mike Mangini helped Joss Stone launch her career, and with Doolittle he's found a partner who delivers not only on technique but also with powerful emotion. The retro-soul trend has primed listeners to appreciate the warmth of live instruments and a strong voice, so Doolittle has a chance to find her place among the airbrushed pop queens of the mainstream.
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Re: MELINDA DOOLITTLE
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008, 12:42:38 am »
Great article!  Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!


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Re: MELINDA DOOLITTLE
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2008, 12:45:24 am »
YEAH!!   banana dance Dancing Banana   Keep 'em coming!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2008, 12:52:03 am »
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Re: MELINDA DOOLITTLE
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2008, 01:11:30 am »
Thank you Desiree to have post the picture. She look awesome.  banana dance banana dance banana dance and great articles

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2008, 01:49:59 am »
What a great review from L.A. Times!

I just came here to post this and I was just about to post this article in the CD News section when I remebered to check this section first!

Thanks for posting, Louise!

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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2008, 01:51:06 am »
Thank you Louise for that wonderful review and thanks Des for posting the picture, she looks beautiful... so exciting!

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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2008, 02:10:54 am »
How cool is that? And did you see the article it's part of -- "2009 Faces to watch: Film, TV, Music and Web
Our take on who will be worthy of attention"   Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2008, 02:28:28 am »
No, I had not realized it was part of that article.  Same picture and same text.  The LA Times picked 15 people to watch in 2009 and Melinda was one of them!  Rock On sign

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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2008, 02:35:35 am »
That is fantastic!!!   Wonderful press from a major newspaper in an important entertainment town!!!  banana dance Dancing Banana

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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2008, 02:36:38 am »
No, I had not realized it was part of that article.  Same picture and same text.  The LA Times picked 15 people to watch in 2009 and Melinda was one of them!  Rock On sign

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-faces-watch-2009-film-music-tv-web-pg,0,2140976.photogallery?index=13

Thanks Desiree to find more!!!!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2008, 02:52:29 am »
Wow, that's quite an elite list!  So proud of Melinda!  2009...here comes Melinda! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2008, 02:55:33 am »
That is fantastic!!!   Wonderful press from a major newspaper in an important entertainment town!!!  banana dance Dancing Banana

Right on!  And you can bet that the NY Times will be as glowing in praise since they loved her during the season as well.   Super excited Super excited Super excited

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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2008, 03:43:38 am »
Another great review!!

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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2008, 04:13:39 am »
Thanks, Weezzy!!   Thanks, Desi!!  Melinda is so AWESOME!! A great review!!  Rock On sign
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