Here's the latest on what's happening with James' Music...

o NEW YouTube Videos Released - from Epiphany Album

o Epiphany Album of Original Songs

o View/Listen to Clips from James' recordings and live performances

 

 
 
 

YouTube Videos:

Call My Name...

It's a story about love and commitment. Whenever she needs me she can just Call My Name. Musicians include Matt Kinne (bass), James Kylen (drums), Paula Hanke (background vocals) and James Hammel (vocals, guitars, synths, aongwriter). Produced by James Hammel and recorded at Seclusion Hill Studios, Asheville, NC. To purchase this track visit Apple Music. Also available on Spotify, Pandora and a bunch of other music outlets.

Come Together...

Come Together is about awakening and realizing where our world is. It's also dedicated to help open our minds and taking action toward making the world a better place for living--for everyone. Performers include background singers Ada Dyer, Lily Henley, Primativa and Gennaro Tedesco as well as a cast of 11-year olds from the Mandell School in New York City. The Mandell School students are Aaron Dominguez, Rohert Frishling, Jack Hogan, Kai Thompson, Julian Rowe-Cohen, Lucas Lima, Pedro Lima, and Olivia Nikkanen. Musicians include Matt Wigton (bass), Jonathan Mover (drums). Gennaro Tedesco (percussion) and James Hammel (vocal/guitar/songwriter). The song is produced by Gennaro Tedesco. Come Together was awarded Finalist in The Great American Song Contest. To purchase this track visit Apple Music. Also available on Spotify, Pandora and a bunch of other music outlets.

Baby, It's You...

He's crazy and zany but in love because Baby, It's You. Musicians include Zack Page (bass), Justin Watt (drums), Alex Taub (piano) and James Hammel (vocals, guitars, whistle, songwriter). Produced by James Hammel and recorded at Seclusion Hill Studios, Asheville, NC. To purchase this track visit Apple Music. Also available on Spotify, Pandora and a bunch of other music outlets.

Here's The Epiphany Album

Produced by James Hammel and recorded by Phil Ludwig, Seclusion Hill Studios, Asheville, NC. Thanks to the many great musicians and Phil for their amazing contributions. Musicians include: Pauka Hanke (background locals and flute), Justin Ray (trumpet), Alex Taub (piano), Matt Kinne (bass), Zack Page (bass), Justin Watt (drums), Michael Rhodes (drums), James Kylen (drums), Paco Shipp (blues harp). To purchase these tracks visit Apple Music. Also available on Spotify, Pandora and a bunch of other music outlets.To hear more original songs from Epiphany click here.

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Live Video Clips of James' show One Step Forward at the Metropolitan Room.

View Video/Listen to Music

"On stage, James Hammel is at once completely natural and artfully focused, a rare combination. He gets to the core of each song with easy grace and understated eloquence." --Roy Sander, Critic and Columnist (formerly of Back Stage and Citysearch).

Live Video Clips of James' debut cabaret performance of One Step Forward at the Metropolitan Room.

I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Crazy Little Thing Called Love/When I take My Sugar To Tea

Here's That Rainy Day

(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66

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From James' Do It All Over Again        

(click on the music clefs below to Listen)

 

Jazz Standards
Composer
Listen
Buy
The Way You Look Tonight
 

Jerome Kern & 

  Dorothy Fields

I Get A Kick Out of You
Cole Porter
Down In Brazil
  Michael Franks
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66

  Bobby Troup

Lover/The Song Is You

  Rodgers & Hart/  

  J. Kern & O. Hammerstein

 

Pop & Originals
Composer
Listen
Buy
Do It All Over Again
  James Hammel
Every Breath You Take
  Sting/The Police
Spain/Fragile (medley)
 Chick Corea/ Sting
Anything, Any Day, Anytime
  James Hammel
Why Do I Dream
  James Hammel
Call My Name
  James Hammel

Download the CD Do It All Over Again!

Reviews on DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN...

"James Hammel really connects on his new release 'Do It All Over Again'! Nice choice of jazz standards, pop standards, and his originals...all featuring his masterful, yet effortless sounding, guitar work. It's smooth but with plenty of meat on it's bones. We love it at KUMD!!" —John Ziegler, KUMD, Duluth, MN

“This is a terrific CD. The title track is a real winner. The four jazz selections are terrific."—Marilyn Arnold, “Afternoon Jazz”, 91.3 KVLU-FM, Beaumont, TX

“An excellent voice which seems to combine 'gentle' and 'dynamic' with ease. Rather good on the guitar, as well!” —TonyWickham, Jazz World, Radio Maldwyn, UK

"… [James Hammel] has undoubtedly got his new career off to a flying start. A good mix of some old standards and his own compositions serve to make [his first CD, 'Do It All Over Again'] an eminently listenable piece of work. Allied to some superb arrangements played by top quality musicians I cannot see how this can go wrong. This will certainly go down well with K.C.R. listeners." — John Reid, K.C.R. 102.8 F.M. Keith, Scotland

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Billboard Recognizes James for An Original Song

Billboard awarded James a "Top 500 Songwriters Award for 2005" for his original Anything, Any Day, Anytime on his debut CD, Do It All Over Again. Look for James to release new original songs soon.

 

 

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