Music, What makes you happy?


Chris Mann and Jesse Campbell….The Voice

I don’t normally watch things like “The Voice” or shows like that but I have a couple friends who convinced me to watch, but I watched season 3 and found two people I would like to talk about this time out.
ChrisMann2Chris Mann who made it to the last four during the season is first up. His album “Roads” is now available and he was just on “Conan” showing it off. This singer songwriter hails from Kansas and sings pop, opera, and adult contemporary. If you like any of that style of music you should check out everything Chris Mann at his website.
Next up is Jesse Campbell.JesseCampbell
A number of people believed that believed he got the shaft from his coach (Christina Aguilera).
I’m one of those. He hails from Illinois and sings R&B, gospel. You can purchase songs he performed on his website and from iTunes. He is looking for help to get his new album out, but he does have three older albums out.
Both artist have there albums available on Amazon. Take a listen.

Two Music Movies, Pitch Perfect and Joyful Noise.

perfectpitchBoth these movies were released in 2012, and yes they are music driven movies. But both of these movies have something going for them.

Pitch Perfect, is the story of a college a capella singing group and the competition. Although I never want to give the whole plot away I would like to say that the start of this movie was what caught me. Know one expects someone to “blow chucks” as the phrase goes during a competition right onto the audience. From that moment on I figured this had to be a funny and surprising movie. Stars Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp (from True Blood) and more talented actors.
Song in this movie include: “The Sign”, “212, “Lost in It”, “Let It Whip”, “Punching in A Dream”, “Keep You”, “Don’t Move”, “Titanium”, “Cups”, “No Diggity”, “Bulletproof”, plus alot more.

Joyful Noise is the story of a church choirs competition. This shows that not all gospel music has to be old fashioned. The sub-story adds flavor to the mix and the music brings it all together. This movie stars Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan as well as many others including a small part by Kris Kristofferson.
Song in this movie include: “Not Enough”, “Man in the Mirror”, “Maybe I’m Amazed”, “From Here To The Moon and Back”, “Higher Medley”, and others.

See which one appeal to you more and above all enjoy the music.