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Molly Ringwald to release jazz vocal album

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.

Track listing:

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)

by Anonymousreply 3806/28/2013

Her novel is very good.

by Anonymousreply 101/19/2013

I've been meaning to buy her novel. I may get it next weekend.

by Anonymousreply 201/19/2013

She looks really good!

by Anonymousreply 303/13/2013

Crying as I type.

by Anonymousreply 403/13/2013

R2 - the ebook is 2.99 on Amazon, and it's very good, indeed.

by Anonymousreply 503/13/2013

R4 is a never-was.

by Anonymousreply 603/13/2013

She's such a Renaissance Woman.

What next? Cobbling shoes?

by Anonymousreply 703/13/2013

The e-book is excellent - it's a collection of interconnected stories, almost Altmanesque.

by Anonymousreply 803/13/2013

Her father was a jazz musician and she performed with his band when she was little. This isn't new to her.

by Anonymousreply 903/13/2013

I MUST get that book!

by Anonymousreply 1003/13/2013

Correction. Her father, Bob Ringwald, is still an active musician

by Anonymousreply 1103/13/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 1205/09/2013


is what we would have said back in the 80s when she was relevant.

by Anonymousreply 1305/09/2013

I wasn't crazy about her in 'Cabaret'. She seemed a little shrieky.

by Anonymousreply 1405/09/2013

I downloaded the album from and it's wonderful! I cried through every song. Molly can really sing!

by Anonymousreply 1505/09/2013

I want this album! I also want to read her books.

by Anonymousreply 1605/09/2013

When it happens to you was good. Molly can write.

by Anonymousreply 1705/09/2013

Anyone who does American Songbook can't be any worse than Rod Stewart.

by Anonymousreply 1805/09/2013

Tony Bennett says she's the greatest living jazz vocalist, that's something coming from bennett.

by Anonymousreply 1905/09/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2005/09/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2105/09/2013

R21...I can picture that.

by Anonymousreply 2205/09/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2305/09/2013

it's got nothing on my jizz vocal release

by Anonymousreply 2405/09/2013

Probably the best album of jazz that I heard in a long time.

by Anonymousreply 2505/10/2013

All that jazz! Molly Ringwald sizzles in a curvy red dress as she belts out classic tunes at Las Vegas jazz review

by Anonymousreply 2605/11/2013

She's a jack of all trades...and a master of NONE.

by Anonymousreply 2705/11/2013

R27 - She's a very good writer and a good actress. I haven't heard enough of her yet to comment on her singing.

by Anonymousreply 2805/11/2013

I hope all these endeavours keeps her from returning to dancing.

by Anonymousreply 2905/11/2013

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".

by Anonymousreply 3005/11/2013

Molly preforming Exactly Like You.

by Anonymousreply 3106/28/2013

Talking about the album and other things. Molly singles out Channing Tatum and Jennifer Lawrence as the leading young actors of today.

by Anonymousreply 3206/28/2013

Doesn't she like Bradley Cooper?

by Anonymousreply 3306/28/2013

R33 - I think she was talking about young Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 3406/28/2013

I love the "Pick Yourself Up" song...wonderful album!

by Anonymousreply 3506/28/2013

Why should I feel sorry, r30? It was Claude Daigle who got drowned, not me!

by Anonymousreply 3606/28/2013

Don't you forget about me

by Anonymousreply 3706/28/2013

[quote]I think she was talking about young Hollywood

Channing is 33, so he's not exactly in the early 20s set

by Anonymousreply 3806/28/2013
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