Post by agog on Nov 25, 2018 20:40:51 GMT -5
While I can't disagree with your position overall, I can't think where Jackie has benefited from what limited "professional" guidance she has had, Sony/Dfoz for DWM and DWMIC and Sony for SFSS. Neither "The Hit Man" at the wane of his career nor Sony, the cold formulaic corporation, had any creative direction for Jackie that took into consideration her uniqueness as a singer whose gift is extraordinary vocal beauty.
Jackie didn't need a Dfoz to make a hit of DWM. Any competent producer would have had the same near great results with little Jackie singing the cream of CC standards with orchestration behind her. Perhaps Dfoz, with his reputation, was able to arrange more and better promo appearances, idk. CC was fading fast when DWM was released. Jackie caught the very tail of it's popularity with DWM. Oh if she'd been singing when Charlotte Church was cranking out platinum sales album after album. Sigh...
And Sony! They didn't come up with one original idea for Jackie with SFSS. Grey flannel bean counters and low to mid level "creative" people and producers came up with American Songbook Standards from movie musicals. That genre was more faded and dated than CC. I think they used a flow chart of some kind. Sony saw Jackie's gift but had no idea how to exploit it.
All of which leaves ol' agog thinking Jackie needs a songwriting and producer team that has spotted her talent and has a vision FOR JACKIE. A team that has songs that need an incredible voice like Jackie's. There's only one young person who sings like Jackie and that's Jackie. Surely there's an aspiring writer out there who could team with that voice to bring beauty and emotion and class to the concert stage and even the airwaves. I hope they find each other.
Is Jackie open to give a listen to aspiring songwriters? Does she ever? Idk. Maybe the "wall of unaproachability" is still too solid.