Catching Up with Collabro (The 2017 Edition)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Collabro back to Jake’s Take. Three years ago, the world was introduced to Michael Auger, Matt Pagan, Jamie Lambert, and Thomas Redgrave when they auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent (BGT)’s eighth season.  After receiving four “Yeses” from David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, and series […]

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Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews (Week of February 10, 2017)

Happy Grammy Weekend!  Welcome to Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews. We got a lot of music to get to, so let’s get this party started. Songs of Cinema by Michael Bolton Celebrated singer Michael Bolton is taking listeners to the movies in his latest offering, Songs of Cinema features some iconic songs from the silver […]

Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews-Week of February 3, 2017

Welcome to the first Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews for the month of February! We have a lot of material to go through so let’s get this party started. Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope by Reba McEntire I admit I do not listen to a lot of gospel music. It could be […]

The Five Question Challenge with The Kin’s Isaac Koren & Shakerleg

The Kin’s Isaac Koren and Mark “Shakerleg” Nicosia are the first musicians to tackle “The Five Question Challenge” in 2017! After over ten years in the music industry, Isaac, Shakerleg, and their guitarist/vocalist Thorald Koren) are saying farewell…for now.  The alternative rock trio just recently their last album: Modern Primitive.  Modern Primitive is the follow-up […]

Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews (Week of January 27, 2017)

Welcome to the latest edition of Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews! I got a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get this party started. The Love of Everything: Wave One by John Mayer It has been nearly four years since John Mayer released his 2013 album: Paradise Valley. After collaborating with Barbra Streisand, Dead […]

Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews (Week of January 13, 2017)

Welcome to Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews! We have a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get this party started.   No Plan by David Bowie It is hard to believe that David Bowie passed away one year ago this week. To commemorate this occasion, Sony and Columbia Records released a new four-song EP […]

Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews (Week of January 6, 2017)

Welcome to the very first Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews of 2017! Let’s get the party started. Trent Harmon EP by Trent Harmon I was very fortunate to meet Trent Harmon last year when I visited the American Idol set during Top Five week. He was very gracious, humble and had two spectacular performances: “Chandelier” […]

Jake’s Take: The Top 16 Songs of 2016

It is hard to believe that in just a few short days, the roller coaster year known as 2016 will wrap up. To commemorate the end of 2016, here are 16 of the best tracks that were released this year. #16: “Sleepover” by Kaya Stewart 16-year-old Kaya Stewart kicks off our countdown! “Sleepover” is a […]

Jake’s Take-The Best George Michael Collaborations

Yesterday, numerous media outlets such as ABC News, BBC, CNN & Entertainment Weekly reported the death of pop star George Michael. Jake’s Take salutes George Michael by remembering some of his greatest collaborations. “Careless Whisper” with Smokey Robinson (1985) 31 years ago, George Michael performed at the iconic Apollo Theatre with the King of Motown: […]

Jake’s Take: The Top 16 Albums of 2016

2016 was a big year for music! While we lost remarkable artists, hundreds of artists from four generations released excellent albums. Hypothetically, if we counted down every album that was released, we would probably be in the middle of the Top 400s of our countdown by the time Ryan Seacrest countdowns to midnight during Dick […]

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