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Melody Gardot — Worrisome Heart
Album: Worrisome Heart
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7.7

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Total ratings: 1541









Released: 2008
Length: 4:16
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I need a hand with my worrisome heart
I need a hand with my worrisome heart
I would be lucky to find me a man
Who could love me the way that I am
With this here worrisome heart
I need a break from my troubling ways
I need a break from my troubling ways
I would be lucky to find me a man
Who could love me the way that I am
With all my troubling ways
I need a man who got no baggage to claim
I need a man who got no baggage to claim
I would be lucky to find me a man
Who could love me the way that I am
A worrisome troubling baggage free modern day dame
Said a worrisome troubling baggage free modern day dame
Ain't no body the same
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Born in Nu Joisey, lots of incredible singers are from Nu Joisey.  Made her name in Philly, lots of great singers made their name in Philly. Doesn't get more American than that.
 rita_johnson wrote:
Dear Radio Paradise:
    Please please please, provide the name of the lyricist when you provide the lyrics that they wrote.
Thank you. 
 Looks like she is the lyricist according to AMG
Perfect in every way.
Lyrics do not match what is written, singing DR John tune.
 Meltz wrote:
check out my one and only thrill 2009.
my favorite female singer. sadly not more known here more popular in europe where she lives.
 
Why would anyone want to live in the sewer that is 2020 America?
 thewiseking wrote:
Sounding sexy is effortless for some.  This broad is trying too hard.
 
WTF "Broad"
Cochon!
Dear Radio Paradise:
    Please please please, provide the name of the lyricist when you provide the lyrics that they wrote.
Thank you. 
Wow Never heard her before HOT
Shades of Billie Holiday. *sigh*  
 ThePoose wrote:
Summertime and the livin's easy
 

YEs definitely a bold copy paste - but still genious from a marvellous artist - one of the better live acts around
Summertime and the livin's easy
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Never mind the chin dudes - what about her other assets - this image taken from her official website...

Melody Gardot website 

 
I wish I was going to Europe this year. 
Never mind the chin dudes - what about her other assets - this image taken from her official website...

Melody Gardot website 
 kcar wrote:


Great voice, lovely woman. Looks a bit like Reese Witherspoon on the cover photo, although she doesn't have Reese's pointy chin. 

 
Nobody has been able to confirm it.
PERFECT. Everything about this strong, resolute, amazing woman makes me want to search for and remember my own Divinity...
10 GODESS-LIKE
What's your old lady got to say about godlike, no room for the Great Mother?
wena! {#Devil_pimp}
And another introduction to a great artist from RP
{#Hearteyes}
"Love me the way I am with my troublesome ways" ME!. I'll be that soldier!
check out my one and only thrill 2009.
my favorite female singer. sadly not more known here more popular in europe where she lives.
 Webfoot wrote:
I was just thinking how effortlessly she was doing it!  I don't know what to say about "this broad".  8
 
Seconded . . . well, thirded, actually.
Yes! Google to read her inspiring story!!!
 On_The_Beach wrote:
https://www.amalgama-lab.com/pict/bands/songs/m/melody_gardot.jpg

 

Great voice, lovely woman. Looks a bit like Reese Witherspoon on the cover photo, although she doesn't have Reese's pointy chin. 


 WonderLizard wrote:

It's not the melody so much as the underlying chord structure. I'd suggest identical.

 
It's not the same chord progression or key, but it does seem to share some similar chords; it also has an obvious similarity in its phrasing and the minor chord sound.  It also depends on whose arrangement of the "Summertime" one is comparing it to.
 ziggytrix wrote:

I'm sure if I heard them back to back I wouldn't think that tune and this one sounded exactly alike, but I haven't heard them back to back.

 
It's not the melody so much as the underlying chord structure. I'd suggest identical.
 Webfoot wrote:

I was just thinking how effortlessly she was doing it!  I don't know what to say about "this broad".  8

 
{#Clap} I dare say Melody would have plenty to say about such as sexist term, if not dish out a slap across the chops. 9 from the Nottingham jury.
Hmmmm yeah, Jazz, nice! {#Devil_pimp}
 thewiseking wrote:
Sounding sexy is effortless for some.  This broad is trying too hard.

 
I was just thinking how effortlessly she was doing it!  I don't know what to say about "this broad".  8
Mmmmeeeelllloooowwwwwww.
moody blues....not the group.  8 to a 9
I need to be in the mood to enjoy her stuff... it doesn't happen that often
her voice is appealing and boring at the same time
 oldfart48 wrote:

you are hopelessly lost in some brain  challenged ( dead) reality that has rendered you totally unimportant..as well as tasteless, crude and annoying.

 
thankfully your dementia progressed only after you chose your RP moniker. a perfect fit!
 Huey wrote:

Do tell Romeo...please.

  Wikipedia her name and read the story of her" life changing" accident.

Amazing!


The beautiful chord sequence and backing from Gershwyn's  'Summertime' .

 thewiseking wrote:
Sounding sexy is effortless for some.  This broad is trying too hard.

 
you are hopelessly lost in some brain  challenged ( dead) reality that has rendered you totally unimportant..as well as tasteless, crude and annoying.
Awesome, seemingly effortless great vocals.
{#Heartkiss}yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy !
Sounding sexy is effortless for some.  This broad is trying too hard.
Love this song.. Great Job RP!!
https://www.amalgama-lab.com/pict/bands/songs/m/melody_gardot.jpg
so sexy
this song is just what I needed to hear now to soothe my frazzled nerves.
That's some daytime mellow soothing softness in the midday sun...  {#Sunny}
 DaidyBoy wrote:

Hello Fred.  Do we have any bars like this in the UK?  I aim to find one before I die.

 

Oh yes, but you'd better start saving now.

Fred,
Make mine a mercury over ice, water back. 
T.
 fredriley wrote:
Ooh, so slinky, so smooth, wearisome yet sexy. It places you in a smokey underground bar after hours, with Melody singing on a stage with a long red dress and wreathed in smoke. So evocative, and smoother than mercury on glass. 9 from the lounge lizard Nottingham jury.

 
Hello Fred.  Do we have any bars like this in the UK?  I aim to find one before I die.
Makes me want to hear one of the smokier numbers from Dusty Springfield.
I have no baggage to claim; rather, I have a baggage disclaimer.
What a lovely melody...music and person.
Very nice!  Thanks for playing this.  One more reason I love RP. 
{#Yell}....mos-sexilent..............{#Fire} indeed
 BBoyes wrote:
"I need a man who got no baggage to claim" - amen!

 
Good luck with that, toots.
Ooh, so slinky, so smooth, wearisome yet sexy. It places you in a smokey underground bar after hours, with Melody singing on a stage with a long red dress and wreathed in smoke. So evocative, and smoother than mercury on glass. 9 from the lounge lizard Nottingham jury.
"I need a man who got no baggage to claim" - amen!
 Huey wrote:

Do tell Romeo...please.
 

Okay...  love this smooth blues...
 
Nailing it tonight, Bill.  A long, long string of nothing less than 8s.  As-salam alaykum. 

To Ms. Gardot: "We should talk.  Call me, OK?" 

 Lazarus wrote:

Now that I know about what happened to Melody Gardot, all of her songs sound incredibly poignant...  love this song...
 

 
Do tell Romeo...please.
Love it!

Now that I know about what happened to Melody Gardot, all of her songs sound incredibly poignant...  love this song...
 
generally do not mind siting at home on a weekday till you here something like this...I am a little more invigorated?
She gets under my skin... Very, very, very nice, warm and smooth...
Tommy Lee Jones on valium.. nice.
 johnjconn wrote:
Just broke a sweat 
As did Sarah in this version:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmofX0rE6CQ

Not my cup of tea....
Well, it turns out I've rated this 7 before, and I won't change it.
Beautiful voice but come on, this is just Summertime. And when I want to hear Summertime I look for Sarah Vaughan, not some copy of it.
 oldman wrote:
If you get the chance, read this woman's story on Wikipedia
It is truly inspiring and adds to the appreciation of her music.
 
{#Eek} wow...makes you glad to be alive!  And to have this talent...Yes, one can hear the Davis, Getz, Elingington, and Gershwin.  Beautiful.
I have just melted. What a voice.  
I am hoping that Melody's next album sounds more like this rather than her latest effort Absence.  While I do enjoy all of her music, I prefer this style better.
If you get the chance, read this woman's story on Wikipedia
It is truly inspiring and adds to the appreciation of her music.
 ziggytrix wrote:

I'm sure if I heard them back to back I wouldn't think that tune and this one sounded exactly alike, but I haven't heard them back to back.
 

My thoughts exactly!{#Angel}

Sorry, but did she nick the beginning of Summertime? {#Think} I love her voice, though.

Greetings from London. 


 kcar wrote:

Summertime...and the living is easy. 
 
I'm sure if I heard them back to back I wouldn't think that tune and this one sounded exactly alike, but I haven't heard them back to back.
 rdo wrote:
I was going to give you credit for a nice post.  Then, I read your little diatribe about frats.  Well, I was in a frat.  Aren't I the asshole. 
 
If you didn't wear pink polo shirts with popped collar, not to worry—this wasn't about you. :-)
 eswiley2 wrote:
I want a cigarette.

....  problem is..  I don't smoke.
 
hilarious!
Love her but very strange transition from Bowie.  {#Neutral}
 Byronape wrote:

While I can certainly understand your feelings on the word, but I really think that there isn't always a reason for it to have such negative connotations.  In my mind, a "chick" is a woman who's funny, laid back, and doesn't get offended (when) if I fart.  I also use it as a general term for the female gender.  Girl flick doesn't do it for me.  

Offense is found by anyone looking for it.  Sure, some people use the word intending it to be a pejorative term.  Those people are idiots and should be dismissed as such.

To flip the coin, back home "dude" is frequently meant to be an insult.  When used like "Dude, that chick is hot" it has a different meaning than "that guy is such a dude."  When meaning offense, calling someone a dude is saying that a guy is like one of those frat douche bags with the pink polo shirt and the popped collar.  Otherwise, it's simply a way to get someone's attention.

 
 

I was going to give you credit for a nice post.  Then, I read your little diatribe about frats.  Well, I was in a frat.  Aren't I the asshole. 
 Geecheeboy wrote:

Sounds co-written by Gershwin.

 
Summertime...and the living is easy. 
Well, BA, if there's no reason for the word to have negative connatations, since the original word "chick" is not sexual, it follows that you'd have no problem being called a Chick.
 Cynaera wrote:

{#Clap} I cringe whenever a man refers to a woman as "a chick."  To me, that's almost as awful as using that other "c" word to refer to the female gender.
 
While I can certainly understand your feelings on the word, but I really think that there isn't always a reason for it to have such negative connotations.  In my mind, a "chick" is a woman who's funny, laid back, and doesn't get offended (when) if I fart.  I also use it as a general term for the female gender.  Girl flick doesn't do it for me.  

Offense is found by anyone looking for it.  Sure, some people use the word intending it to be a pejorative term.  Those people are idiots and should be dismissed as such.

To flip the coin, back home "dude" is frequently meant to be an insult.  When used like "Dude, that chick is hot" it has a different meaning than "that guy is such a dude."  When meaning offense, calling someone a dude is saying that a guy is like one of those frat douche bags with the pink polo shirt and the popped collar.  Otherwise, it's simply a way to get someone's attention.

 
 cattail321 wrote:
why do chicks  with french names think they can SING 1920'S-1930'S STYLE SEDUCTIVE TUNES
 
"chicks with french names"? — would you care to elaborate your point a little further? Or, is there one?
- or -
In this case, I think the proof's in the putting.
- or -
Their membership cards say they can, and you can't, obviously. 
 cattail321 wrote:
why do chicks  with french names think they can SING 1920'S-1930'S STYLE SEDUCTIVE TUNES
 
I don't know....but thank goodness they can!

 cattail321 wrote:
why do chicks  with french names think they can SING 1920'S-1930'S STYLE SEDUCTIVE TUNES
 
This is no chick.  Anyone with that much sultriness is definitely a full-grown woman.  Jessica Rabbit, indeed. 

Great!
Sing it, sister. I feel your pain.
MtnSinger wrote:
Anyone else hearing a little Fiona Apple here? {#Music} 
socalhol wrote:

Yup, that is exactly what I was thinking.  Could have sworn it was Fiona.

 
Yep... was thinking the same thing - honestly thought it was a pseudonym...very Fiona Apple  - I miss Fiona...

 Cynaera wrote:

{#Clap} I cringe whenever a man refers to a woman as "a chick."  To me, that's almost as awful as using that other "c" word to refer to the female gender.

Thank you, Fred - and I agree with your comment regarding the music, too. She has quite the whiskey/honey voice, perfectly suited to torch-songs or Broadway show tunes. I may have to invest in this CD... {#Music}

 
"Chick" comes from "Chica" or "Chiquita" in Spanish. It was never meant as insult but who knows what baggage it carries these days.

 cattail321 wrote:
why do chicks  with french names think they can SING 1920'S-1930'S STYLE SEDUCTIVE TUNES
 
Not only can she sing it, she composed it.

Visions of Jessica Rabbit slinked through my head....

What a wonderful voice she has and nice band to back it.
 fredriley wrote:

Why do men think that they can call women "chicks"? As it happens, this woman can sing seductive tunes, and has a voice as smooth as mercury on glass, and that's smooth! She's seduced me, right enough. 8 from the smitten Nottingham jury {#Hearteyes}
 
{#Clap} I cringe whenever a man refers to a woman as "a chick."  To me, that's almost as awful as using that other "c" word to refer to the female gender.

Thank you, Fred - and I agree with your comment regarding the music, too. She has quite the whiskey/honey voice, perfectly suited to torch-songs or Broadway show tunes. I may have to invest in this CD... {#Music}

Sounds co-written by Gerswin.


 cattail321 wrote:
why do chicks  with french names think they can SING 1920'S-1930'S STYLE SEDUCTIVE TUNES
 
They must not know that you had issued a universal edict prohibiting them from doing so.

I want a cigarette.

....  problem is..  I don't smoke.
 cattail321 wrote:
why do chicks  with french names think they can SING 1920'S-1930'S STYLE SEDUCTIVE TUNES
 
'cause they can.
Good song.  Never heard it or her before.
 MtnSinger wrote:
Anyone else hearing a little Fiona Apple here? {#Music}
 
Yup, that is exactly what I was thinking.  Could have sworn it was Fiona.

 cattail321 wrote:
why do chicks  with french names think they can SING 1920'S-1930'S STYLE SEDUCTIVE TUNES
 
Why do men think that they can call women "chicks"? As it happens, this woman can sing seductive tunes, and has a voice as smooth as mercury on glass, and that's smooth! She's seduced me, right enough. 8 from the smitten Nottingham jury {#Hearteyes}
Fabulous!

"You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow."
 cattail321 wrote:
why do chicks  with french names think they can SING 1920'S-1930'S STYLE SEDUCTIVE TUNES
 
In this case because she can!
 cattail321 wrote:
why do chicks  with french names think they can SING 1920'S-1930'S STYLE SEDUCTIVE TUNES
 
what a great point.  any shrinks out there wanna tackle this one?  please?

More Melody, Bill!
why do chicks  with french names think they can SING 1920'S-1930'S STYLE SEDUCTIVE TUNES
Wow, that is one sexy, salacious, slinky song. {#Cowboy}
 That_SOB wrote:

"Here's looking at you, kid",
 
Quite. This would fit in nicely on the soundtrack of a film noir. A fine theme tune for a femme fatale. 8 from the Nottingham jury.

 stevematic wrote:
Love it
 
Yes, very nice!


"Here's looking at you, kid",
Love it
I'm going to see Melody in concert this Saturday at the Keswick Theatre outside Philadelphia. Can't wait! She was amazing last time I saw her in concert at the Kimmel Center. Play more, Bill!
Doesn't get much smoother than this.
 AZ_Bear wrote:
I saw her on Live From Abbey Road and immediately had to hear more! Let's hear even more Bill.
 

totally agree- she rocks !

I saw her on Live From Abbey Road and immediately had to hear more! Let's hear even more Bill.
The first jazz album that I can say that all the songs on Worrisome Heart really touch my heart.
totally diggin' this...so smooth and easy.  Perfect with a glass of wine.  Yesss.......
Stunning, beautiful and her story is profoundly inspiring!
 Dancing_banana wrote:
more melody! more melody!
 

Yes, more melody! please!!!!
more melody! more melody!
This song blends perfectly into a rainy day
As smooth as it gets!
 jagdriver wrote:

"Sometimes you have to be broken down to your core to get back to your essence," the pop-jazz singer-songwriter Melody Gardot reflected. "You have accumulated a crust from the world, and it needs to be destroyed."

For Ms. Gardot, 24, the breaking point was a near-fatal accident in 2003, when she was struck by a Jeep Cherokee making an illegal left turn while she was riding her bike in Philadelphia. She suffered multiple pelvic fractures and head injuries that left her bedridden for nearly a year. Unable to walk or to formulate words, she slowly regained her powers of language after a doctor suggested music therapy as a way to reconnect her neural pathways. While lying on her back in a body cast, she learned the guitar, and began writing songs inspired by her experience.


 
I saw that too. A truly amazing story, and a wonderful talent