Jacob Interviews Ozzi Troiano

Welcome to the latest feature on jacobelyacharjournalist.com.   “Jacob Interviews” is where I sit down with people just starting out their careers in music, television and more.   My first interview is with singer-songwriter Ozzi Troiano. To watch the interview, head to my YouTube page:http://youtu.be/8gFcFfg6_dg To listen to Ozzi’s music, visit his website at: ozzitroiano.bandcamp.com.  Also […]

Jacob Reviews…My Life II by Mary J. Blige

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has released her tenth studio album.  Mary J. Blige is back in top form and had some help from the A-List including collaborators Beyoncé and Drake, legendary songwriters Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and powerhouse producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.   Blige continues to soar in this album and as usual here […]

Jacob’s Eye On…The 2011 American Music Awards-The Best Performances

Last night’s American Music Awards had 17 performances which included eight different collaborations.  When it came to performances there were eight that stood out to the author that received an “A” rating.   In order to receive an “A” rating, artists had to pull some risks which included revising the song, transporting the viewer from the […]

Jacob’s Eye On…The 2011 American Music Awards-The Nominees

On Sunday night, music’s biggest stars will come out to celebrate the best in music for the recording industry’s second biggest night outside of the Grammys…. the American Music Awards.    Performers include Pop Diva Jennifer Lopez, Dance Maestro David Guetta, Country Queen Taylor Swift and R&B Superstars Mary J. Blige and Chris Brown.   While the […]

Jake’s Take remembers Michael Jackson’s BAD

Welcome to the first edition of Throwback Tuesday.  This is a new feature that will focus on classic albums, movies, T.V. shows and comics. This first entry focuses on the King of Pop’s seventh studio album Bad.  Released August 31, 1987, Bad featured nine out of 11 Jackson-written songs and two songs from the songwriting […]

The Five Stevie Wonder Collaborations That You Need to See

Since the 1960s, Stevie Wonder has entertained millions of people across the world. He has collaborated with legends including Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin and the late Ray Charles to superstars like Celine Dion, Usher and Mariah Carey.   This entry focuses on the collaborations that Stevie Wonder fans should see while they are on YouTube. 5. […]

Jacob Takes On…Originals v. Covers

Earlier this week, worldwide sensation Susan Boyle, released her third studio album Someone to Watch Over Me.  This album was filled with a range of songs from the Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody” to Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence.”   This got me thinking about covers versus original songs.   Now do not get me wrong but sometimes […]

Jacob Reviews….Someone to Watch Over Me by Susan Boyle

Since her debut on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, Susan Boyle has evolved from Internet Sensation to Worldwide Superstar.  Boyle has put out a CD every year and breathes new life into each song that she touched.   Her third studio album: Someone to Watch Over Me proves that Boyle is not going away anytime soon. […]

Jacob Reviews….Stronger by Kelly Clarkson

Another big release this week was Stronger, the fifth studio album, by the original American Idol Kelly Clarkson.    Clarkson has become Stronger as a singer since 2009’s All I Ever Wanted and this album proves it. As usual I have provided five key tracks that the listener should invest time listening to while working through […]

Jacob Reviews….Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto

One of the most anticipated albums of 2011 dropped on Monday, October 24, 2011.  Coldplay released their fifth studio album: Mylo Xyloto.   While this author was not originally a Coldplay fan, this British alternative rock band has won me over completely with their intriguing and fantastic new album. This blog post will provide you with […]

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