Musician Angela C. Howell Bids Farewell to 2017 at the Top of the Charts
Multi-talented musician Angela C. Howell is sending 2017 out in style. With three songs in the Top 100 on the Friday Morning Quarterback Charts, Angela is foreshadowing a taste of what's to come in 2018.
After delivering some much needed holiday cheer with soon to be classics "Shimmy Down My Chimney" (#65) and "Snap Me a Selfie Santa" (#71), she topped off the winter with #21 "There's Nothin' I Don't Love, " a sultry ballad that will keep listeners warm through the rest of the winter. This trifecta of top hits is a noteworthy feat that Angela C. Howell will be celebrating this New Year's Eve. Listeners aren't the only ones taking notice. Critics are responding to Angela's master musicianship with glowing reviews.
"There's Nothin' I Don't Love" is delish! The cool and stylish melody gets under your skin, while the rhythmic pulsations cause your body to sway to the emotion of the music. And Howell's velvety, steamy voice captivates. If her forthcoming album is just half as good as this song, it promises to be delectable, " says contributor Randy Radic of HuffPost.
Johnny Taylor, Jr. of NowHearThisMusic says "New York jazz singer, Angela C. Howell has a new cut called "There's Nothin' I Don't Love" and it's burning up the Adult Contemporary charts. It's the first single off her seventh studio release, due out in Spring of 2018. ...She possesses what all great singer's do and that's the ability to make me feel like what she's saying is real."
"Shimmy Down My Chimney" and "Snap Me a Selfie Santa" are featured tracks on Angela's album, "An Original Christmas." The album was conceived of as a collection of sassy new Christmas classics that had not yet been heard... until now. Angela's very talented husband and well-known musician Scott Hopkins contributed catchy basslines that put "An Original Christmas" into a class of its own.
While "Snap Me a Selfie Santa" celebrates a modern Christmas, "Shimmy Down My Chimney" was written with clever wordplay in mind, filled with puns and the sweet and honest style of the 60's. Lyrics like "Some people like gifts that you put on a shelf, but I'd rather keep old Santa himself, " provide a fun listening experience for fans of all ages.
Jack Saint of TheMusicReviews says, "Miss. Angela C. Howell. The beautiful woman does it all. She wears many hats and has many talents that some artists these days only dream about having...Angela C. Howell is one of those talented artists that makes you want to do more research on her as she moves forward in life."
ArtistViewBlog notes, "Angela has a magnificent voice....The self-titled An Original Christmas gives you a good indication that this is going to be a unique album. A song about the real reasons we celebrate this season. As the songs continue on weaving through many different genres. The bluesy riffs and keys in the sexy Shimmy Down My Chimney had my toes tappin'."
In the spirit of the holiday season that Angela's album, "An Original Christmas" celebrates, Angela extends her gratitude to the following artists who made her accomplishments possible.
Angela co-wrote "There's Nothin I Don't Love" with Robert A.McDonald. Other artists that made the single possible include Scott Hopkins on Bass, Brandt Taylor on Electric Guitar, Chris McBurney on Drums (Let It Be International) and Audrey Wheeler (Chaka Khan Band) & Cindy Mizelle (Steely Dan & Bruce Springsteen Bands) on backing vocals. Danny Madden co-produced and multi-Grammy Award winner Dave Darlington mixed and mastered the song.
"Shimmy Down My Chimney" was written by Angela C. Howell. The single features Angela on Piano and Lead Vocals, Scott Hopkins on Bass, Brandt Taylor on Electric Guitar, David Lang on Drums. Recorded at Black Hill Studios in Plainfield, CT, "Shimmy Down My Chimney" was mixed by Grammy award-winning engineer Michael Hopkins. The song was produced by The GoodStuff Company and mastered by Edward Vinatea.
"Snap Me A Selfie Santa" was co-written by Angela C. Howell and Robert A. McDonald. The single features Madison White on Lead Vocals, Sam Tambe and Sophia Redfearn on backing vocals, Angela C. Howell on Piano & Whistle, Scott Hopkins on Bass, Eric Anthony on Banjo & Mandolin, and Chris McBurney on Drums. The single was co-produced by Danny Madden and mastered and mixed by Dave Darlington.
Angela is welcoming 2018 with open arms. She's currently in the recording studio finishing tracks for her upcoming jazz/blues full-length album filled with amazing new original material. The project is currently untitled. Angela is looking forward to announcing more details and a release date for the project in the New Year.
About Angela C. Howell
Angela C. Howell is multi-talented jazz, blues and folk musician from New York. Counted among her many diverse talents are actress, vocalist, composer, arranger, writer, conductor, teacher, director, and producer. As a live performer, she truly comes to life. Notable performances include appearances at Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Birdland, and the York Theatre. She's recorded with Camilla Benson and Ryo Kawasaki, including the Grammy-nominated "Love Within The Universe". Her previous six albums, produced by The GoodStuff Company, highlight Angela's broad range and expert musicianship. Her seventh album is set for release in Spring 2018. Her latest single "There's Nothin I Don't Love", available now, reached the Top 25 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary Commercial Charts.