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Encyclopedia > Taylor Hicks (album)
Taylor Hicks
Taylor Hicks cover
Studio album by Taylor Hicks
Released December 12, 2006
Recorded October–November 2006, EMBLEM/Castle Oaks, Calabasas, California
Genre Blue-eyed soul
Length 41:14
Label Arista Records
Producer(s) Matt Serletic
Professional reviews
Taylor Hicks chronology
Under the Radar
(2005)
Taylor Hicks
(2006)

Taylor Hicks is the eponymous major label debut album by American Idol fifth-season winner Taylor Hicks. The album was released on December 12, 2006 by Arista Records in association with 19 Recordings Limited, nearly seven months after Hicks won the reality-talent competition in May. Hicks coined the phrase "modern whomp" to describe the album's sound—an amalgam of soul, blues, funk, and Cajun influences with a contemporary twist.[1] Image File history File links Taylorhicksalbum. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American soul singer, songwriter, and musician. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Calabasas, California Calabasas is a city in Los Angeles County, California, in the western United States. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Blue-eyed soul is a term used to describe soul music performed by white people. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ... Matt Serletic is a record producer who has worked with several popular bands for Atlantic Records, including Collective Soul, matchbox twenty, Stacie Orrico, and Rob Thomas. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the Western United States. ... Image File history File links Stars425. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American soul singer, songwriter, and musician. ... In Your Time is the first album released by soul artist Taylor Hicks. ... An eponym is the name of a person, whether real or fictitious, which has (or is thought to have) given rise to the name of a particular place, tribe, discovery or other item. ... American Idol, formerly known as American Idol: The Search for a Superstar, is an American television series. ... The winner of Season 5, Taylor Hicks. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American soul singer, songwriter, and musician. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ... 19 Entertainment, based in the United Kingdom, is a leading creator and producer of entertainment properties, including American Idol in the United States, Pop Idol in the United Kingdom, as well as versions of the Idol series in more than seventy countries around the world and US Television show So... Soul music is a music genre that combines rhythm and blues and gospel music originating in the late 1950s in the United States. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Funk is an African American musical style. ... Cajun music, an emblematic music of Louisiana, is rooted in the ballads of the French-speaking Catholics of Canada. ...


Album background

Recording for the album took six weeks, between October to November 2006, right after the culmination of the American Idols LIVE! Tour.[2] The album, Hicks's first full-length endeavor, includes contributions from Bryan Adams, Diane Warren, and Rob Thomas, as well as a few of Hicks's originals which have appeared on his previous self-produced effort Under the Radar. Producer Matt Serletic had only heard about Taylor Hicks for the first time when he was approached for the Idol winner's project.[3] American Idols Live! Tour 2006 is a summer concert tour in the United States featuring the top 10 contestants of the fifth season of American Idol, which aired in 2006. ... Bryan Adams, OC, OBC (born 5 November 1959, Kingston, Ontario) is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Diane Warren (born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ... Robert Kelly Rob Thomas (born February 14, 1972 on a military base in Landstuhl, Germany) is an American recording pop-rock artist, the lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty and formerly of the band Tabithas Secret, and also began a successful solo career. ... In Your Time is the first album released by soul artist Taylor Hicks. ... Matt Serletic is a record producer who has worked with several popular bands for Atlantic Records, including Collective Soul, matchbox twenty, Stacie Orrico, and Rob Thomas. ...


Collaborations with other artists such as Robert Randolph and John Mayer were mentioned by Hicks in interviews, but failed to materialize due to scheduling problems and the goal to release the album before Christmas. Hicks had also been invited by the estate of Ray Charles to record a cover song by the late, legendary singer at Charles's own historic 2107 West Washington Boulevard Studio (a.k.a. 2107-RPM) in Los Angeles, but those plans also had to be postponed until a future album.[4] Hicks would have been the first person to record in the studio since Charles himself.[5] Robert Randolph was the guitarist for Robert Randolph & the Family Band. ... John Clayton Mayer (born on October 16, 1977) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Fan blog Gray Charles, under contract with Hicks and his record company, gradually released first-hand details of the album, with Hicks providing weekly updates via audio blog. "The Runaround" was the first track premiered on Gray Charles, on November 21, followed by "Dream Myself Awake" and "The Right Place", even before they were available on Hicks's official website and MySpace page. The full album was made available for preview on the VH1 website on December 5. It is all but officially confirmed that "The Runaround" will be the first single from the album and will be released in January. The Runaround is a song performed by Taylor Hicks, the first single to be released from his major label debut album, Taylor Hicks. ...


Track listing

  1. "The Runaround" (Loren Gold, James Renald) – 3:13
  2. "Dream Myself Awake" (Rob Thomas) – 3:38
  3. "Heaven Knows" (Cory Rooney, Makeba Riddick, Kara DioGuardi, Matt Serletic, Ray Charles, Pete Moore, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Marvin Tarplin) – 3:35
  4. "Gonna Move" (Paul Pena) – 4:22
  5. "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)" (Marvin Gaye, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) – 3:32
  6. "Give Me Tonight" (Kevin Kadish, Brandon Jane, Leah Crutchfield, Taylor Hicks, Kara DioGuardi, Matt Serletic) – 3:34
  7. "Just to Feel That Way" (Lindy Robbins, Jess Cates, Emanuel Kiriakou) – 3:11
  8. "The Maze" (Scott Cutler, Anne Preven) – 2:47
  9. "Places I've Been" (Diane Warren) – 3:29
  10. "Soul Thing" (Taylor Hicks) – 3:20
  11. "The Deal" (Taylor Hicks) – 3:17
  12. "The Right Place" (Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance) – 3:16

Bonus Tracks The Runaround is a song performed by Taylor Hicks, the first single to be released from his major label debut album, Taylor Hicks. ... Sky are an R&B spiced pop music outfit from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Cory Rooney is a songwriter and record producer who has written and produced hits for/with Mariah Carey, Jessica Simpson, Thalía, and Jennifer Lopez. ... Kara DioGuardi with Dave Stewart in a promotional photo for Platinum Weird Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi (born December 9, 1970) is an American songwriter, record producer and singer who has contributed to numerous popular songs since the 1990s. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004). ... The Miracles (known from 1965 to 1972 as Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) are an American R&B/soul group from Detroit, Michigan, notable as the first successful group act for Berry Gordys Motown Records. ... Paul Pena on the cover of his album New Train Paul Pena (born January 26, 1950 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, died October 1, 2005, in San Francisco) is a multi-genre singer, pianist, and guitarist, performing Mississippi Delta blues, jazz, flamenco, folk, rock and roll and Tuvan throat-singing. ... Wherever I Lay My Hat (Thats My Home) is a song written by Marvin Gaye, Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield, first recorded by Gaye in 1964. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... Barrett Strong (born February 5, 1941 in West Point, Mississippi) is an African-American singer and songwriter. ... Norman Whitfield Norman Jesse Whitfield (born in Harlem, New York in 1943) was a songwriter and producer for Berry Gordys Motown label during the 1960s. ... James Douglas Vallance (born 1952) is a Canadian musician and songwriter who has written for Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper and Bryan Adams. ...

[6] Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Do I Make You Proud is a soul-pop song written for American Idol season five winner Taylor Hicks by Tracy Ackerman, Andy Watkins, and Paul Wilson of the Absolute production team. ... Absolute were formed in 1988 by Paul Wilson and Andy Watkins after they met at university and decided to pursue a career in music. ...


Sales and chart performance

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