Actress Molly Ringwald, best known for her starring roles in such hit 1980s films as Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, will release a jazz vocal album, Except … Sometimes, next April. The album, Ringwald’s debut, will be released by Concord Records. It’s described in a press release “an homage to the Great American Songbook,” and will include nine standards plus “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” from The Breakfast Club. Ringwald will also appear on selected tour dates.
Except … Sometimes was produced by Peter Smith and features Clayton Cameron on drums, Allen Mezquida on alto saxophone, Peter Smith on piano and Trevor Ware on bass.
Ringwald currently stars in The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family TV, and is also promoting her new novel, When It Happens to You.
1. Sooner Or Later
2. I Get Along Without You Very Well
3. I Believe In You
4. I’ll Take Romance
5. The Very Thought Of You
6. Exactly Like You
7. Where Is Love
8. Pick Yourself Up
9. Ballad Of The Sad Young Men
10. Don’t You (Forget About Me)
R2 - the ebook is 2.99 on Amazon, and it's very good, indeed.
R4 is a never-was.
She's such a Renaissance Woman.
What next? Cobbling shoes?
The e-book is excellent - it's a collection of interconnected stories, almost Altmanesque.
Her father was a jazz musician and she performed with his band when she was little. This isn't new to her.
I MUST get that book!
Correction. Her father, Bob Ringwald, is still an active musician
80s movie queen and sporadic stage star Molly Ringwald has revealed her affection for the Great American Songbook with the release of her new solo album EXCEPT SOMETIMES, out now, and discusses some of the inspiration behind the album in a new interview.
Ringwald says her song selection process was quite simple. "Usually when you see somebody's standards album you can count on hearing 'Someone To Watch Over Me' or 'My Funny Valentine' or 'I've Got A Crush On You'. All great songs, but [they've been] recorded so many times. So I tried to pick songs that are standards, like 'Ballad Of The Sad Young Men'. I think that was really the criteria for me, and that the lyrics really spoke to me in some way," she relates.
Read more about Molly Ringwald Chats Singing Standards & 80s Anthems by broadwayworld.com
THIS IS HUGE AND EXCITING NEWS
is what we would have said back in the 80s when she was relevant.
I wasn't crazy about her in 'Cabaret'. She seemed a little shrieky.
I downloaded the album from HDtracks.com and it's wonderful! I cried through every song. Molly can really sing!
I want this album! I also want to read her books.
When it happens to you was good. Molly can write.
Anyone who does American Songbook can't be any worse than Rod Stewart.
Tony Bennett says she's the greatest living jazz vocalist, that's something coming from bennett.
[quote]Tony Bennett says she's the greatest living jazz vocalist, that's something coming from bennett.
He said that about Ella Fitzgerald, and a month later she was dead. So, he then said that about Peggy Lee; several weeks later she was dead.
I am psychic. Not a very good one in that I never have flashes that can help anyone or are useful, and the come or not, I cant make them happen, but sometimes the happen,and I am never wrong. I know is may sound nuts ut when the dead-in-the-water revival of Hello Dolly happens, an we all knw it will, Dolly will NOT be Patti Lapone. It WILL be Miss Molly Ringwald. I've known this for at least a year. I always thought it was the nuttiest flash I've ever had, I didn't know till now that she sang, does Jazz and did Caberet. So maybe the psychic flash I had isn't so nutty after all. Trust me, this will happen. Sorry Patti, but Molly does Dolly.
R21...I can picture that.
This new album is so horrible, it, should be used to punish inmates for bad behavior, they would all be boy scouts, after 1 listen.
it's got nothing on my jizz vocal release
Probably the best album of jazz that I heard in a long time.
All that jazz! Molly Ringwald sizzles in a curvy red dress as she belts out classic tunes at Las Vegas jazz review
She's a jack of all trades...and a master of NONE.
R27 - She's a very good writer and a good actress. I haven't heard enough of her yet to comment on her singing.
I hope all these endeavours keeps her from returning to dancing.
Anyone catch that speech she did on NPR where she talked about her daughter's struggles to fit in? She sounded like Rhoda Penmark (aggression, lack of empathy, etc.), and Molly was in tears by the end.
Future headline: "Sixteen Candles" star bludgeoned by autistic daughter".