Barnes & Noble Exclusive: Lucy Woodward Is… Hot And Bothered

Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world's largest bookseller, today announced that Lucy Woodward Is… Hot and Bothered, the new album from the irresistible and unforgettable singer-songwriter, Lucy Woodward, will be available nationwide exclusively at Barnes & Noble stores and online at Barnes & starting July 29.

Previously known for her Top 40 hit single "Dumb Girls" (Atlantic Records), Lucy Woodward Is… Hot and Bothered is a collection of original jazz and swing-inspired songs including the title track, which Woodward cites as inspired by the melody of a Yiddish lullaby her grandmother sang to her as a baby. The album is co-produced by long-time collaborator and musical director, Itaal Shur, whose songwriting credits include the Grammy-winning, Rob Thomas/Carlos Santana smash, "Smooth." Other Hot and Bothered favorites include "Slow Recovery, " "What I Can Do, " and the cool slow jazz of "I Won't Care."

The CD will be a featured selection in the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Music program in over 500 music departments and online at "We are very excited to be the exclusive retailer of Lucy Woodward Is…Hot and Bothered, " said Steven Scott, director of music marketing for Barnes & Noble, Inc. "Lucy's undeniably fun and infectious tunes are presented in the great tradition of jazz and swing performers with a totally modern twist. The album sounds like it sprung from a soulful jazz nightclub."

Woodward has showcased her new songs to standing-room-only crowds throughout the New York area. "I performed at all the hot and happening swing clubs in New York City with The Sugarman 3, " said Woodward. "B-3 organ trio and I got back into singing jazz standards, and wearing sequins." Her sizzling live performance includes horns, swing dancers and backup singers which offer the perfect send up to Woodward's lusty, torch-style vocals.

Though only in her twenties, Woodward's accomplishments are many. Her 2003 major label debut CD, While You Can, garnered significant media exposure and landed her a spot on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, " and also enabled her to tour internationally throughout Asia, Europe, Africa and South America. She earned a BMI songwriter's Award for the Stacie Orrico hit, "There's Gotta Be More To Life." And, her charitable endeavors are many, including journeys to an AIDS village in Rwanda and a children's refugee camp in Nicaragua, as a goodwill ambassador on behalf of Reverend Desmond Tutu raising funds and delivering supplies. Woodward has also visited and performed for the children of the villages of Kenya. She was invited recently to perform benefits for Reverend Tutu for his Dallas foundation and also a New York benefit where she performed with Carole King.

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