Mariah, Paula, "Idols" join Jackson's "club"

Tuesday 15 January 2008

Randy Jackson has a busy first quarter ahead of him. Not only will the musician/producer be returning to the stage this week as a judge on "American Idol", but come March 11, the musician/producer will also have a new album to support.
Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul, Joss Stone, Travis Tritt, Jason Mraz and former "Idol" finalists Elliott Yamin and Katharine McPhee are amongst the artists making appearances on "Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1", which will be released on Jackson's Concord Music Group imprint, Dream Merchant.
Jackson produced the 12-track effort, which runs the gamut from country to hip-hop. The first single, "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow", features "Idol" cohort Abdul's first new recording in more than 10 years. A number of unique collaborations are also highlighted, including "Wang Dang Doodle" featuring Sam Moore, Keb' Mo' and Angie Stone and "I Understand" with Carey, Bebe Winans, Kim Burrell, Rance Allen and Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Tabernacle Church Choir.
"This was an opportunity to bring together an amazing roster of artists and make a kind of potpourri of all the things I love," Jackson says. "At the end of the day, I'm a song guy - and working on these songs has been a way to express my passion for music, which has never been stronger."
Jackson was also recently named senior A&R consultant and producer for Concord/Stax.


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