Friday, January 15, 2010

Clay Aiken Sets Album, PBS Special

Clay Aiken Jukebox Tour, Part 1 - The 50s
Video blends by Scruffy 13

Summer CD, PBS Special

Facebook, Twitter Deliver News

Between Facebook and Twitter, the past couple of days have been one continuous news flash about Clay Aiken's upcoming album of 50s-60s classic songs and PBS "Classic Memories" special.

Beginning Tuesday, the timeline of posts by Decca Label Group, International Media, and Clay himself revealed this information:

Listening to the upcoming @ClayAiken album in the Decca office and it sounds amazing! Fans will definitely not be disappointed!


American Idol superstar alumni, NY Times best-selling author and TV personality Clay Aiken sings great romantic favorites in "Classic Memories". Stay tuned for more information on a forthcoming special!

COMING IN JUNE: American Idol superstar alumni and TV personality CLAY AIKEN sings great romantic favorites in "Classic Memories". Tapings for this International Media special will take place in February. Look for the show to be aired on public TV this June!

Clay will release his 1st album on @deccalabelgroup in summer 2010! It will be a collection of classic songs from the 50s and 60s.

Graphic by Sally, photo by Tasapio

Jukebox Playlist Provides Clues

Fans need look no farther than the very popular 2005 Jukebox Tour for clues about possible tracks for the new album. Message board supposition is indeed in full swing!

A fan favorite throughout North America, the Jukebox Tour featured Clay, a seven-piece band, and three back-up singers performing music of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, with tracks from the Measure of a Man album, and some new songs being considered for the second CD.

Slow tempo, up tempo, you name it -- Jukebox Tour videos are an excellent source for deliberation while fans await album news and snippets.

The JBT 50s medley included such favorites as "The Great Pretender," "Only You," "That'll Be the Day, "Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay," and "Unchained Melody" plus an entire segment devoted to Elvis.

Clay Aiken Jukebox Tour, Part 2 - The 60s
Video blends by Scruffy 13

Among the songs in the 60s collection were "Downtown," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Sugar Sugar," "Happy Together," "Solitaire," and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."

Scruffy13 blended videos from various concerts to create the montages includes in this blog: the 50s Medley opener and the thee-part 60s medley. For those who have never seen Clay converse with an audience, the fourth video provides a glimpse.

To view the entire Jukebox Tour, go to Scruffy 13's YouTube page and click through the numbers!

Clay Aiken Jukebox Tour - 60s, Part 3
Video blends by Scruffy 13

Clay Aiken Jukebox Tour - 60s, Part 4
Video blends by Scruffy 13

The Decca Decade is off to a rip-roaring start. No doubt the JBT rewinds provide a starting point for speculation -- that is, until the next nugget arrives on Twitter or Facebook.

In the midst of CD/PBS celebrations, fans are remembering their Haitian neighbors. Visit UNICEF and help spread the word to citizens of the world who would like to help. Link others to this Haiti Earthquake PSA video.

SueReu's excellent montage Haiti - Give the Gift of Life Through UNICEF is accompanied by Clay's "Grace of God" vocal.

Have a wonderful weekend, Clay Nation!


Other blogs with a similar topic include:

Clay Aiken Fact Find

Clay Aiken News Network

Clay Aiken News


jbc4clay said...

I am very excited about this CD.
Thanks for the videos!

MissSally said...

The JBT was my favorite, and some of that music might be on the new CD!!!!
I'm so ready for the delightful "Age of Decca".

LoriF said...

Can hardly wait!!Please, whoever decides, let us be able to go to the taping for the PBS special....

claysweetea said...

JBT was my favorite tour of Clay's! He sings the 50's and 60's so much better than the original artists. I cannot wait for the new CD and TV special. The best is yet to come! Yes, please let us go to the PBC special taping!!! Let us know way ahead of time so we can plan.

Anonymous said...

This is so exciting. I can't wait for the PBS special and the new CD. Clay Aiken is the best.


ImGranny said...

Thank you for this great blog. Between this and the CANN blog with the wonderful JBT videos, I haven't wiped the smile off my face for a good while. I LOVED that tour and hope we get another similar one after Clay Aiken's new CD comes out. I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Caro, I am even more excited about the upcoming CD......your blog as always, is amazing. The worse part about the news is that we have to wait till summer.

Thank You for another great blog.

Is it summer yet???? LOL


LovesClaysVoice said...

I am over the moon excited about Clay's PBS special and his new CD!!! I loved the JBT!!! We are very excited Clay!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It is so much fun to watch Clay's JBT ...He is so good! His pleasure he takes from it makes it even better than it is...and it is great!!!..Him smiling through it and enjoying ...the new cd should be so fabulous! Can't wait!! So ready! Thanks!! for the wonderful blog and videos! Donna in Wi.

CCOL4HIM said...

Great news and videos. I was hoping the cd and tour would be ready much much sooner, but it will be worth the wait. Thanks for the videos. Take care & God bless. Love always, Cynthia

Anonymous said...

Caro, I am having a blast watching the JBT videos over and over and over again. These are such great songs. I grew up with these songs and have great memories to go with them. Clay has such great stage presence to go along with his magnificent voice. I can't wait to be able to see him for the first time.

Thanks again for your post I really enjoyed it. Well off to play with my ipod. I can watch YouTube on it now. lol

Take Care

Anonymous said...

I can feel the excitement in the air. Your blogs are great and helps to get the juices flowing. I can hardly wait for this new CD and the PBS special. I know it will be awesome because its Clay. He can sing anything. Lvoe the 50's and 60's.

Loved the JBT tour even though I only got to see it thru clack.

Vickie (Walla)

"Age of Decca" I like how that sounds!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for those exciting Jukebox Video's. I am so happy about Clay's new CD and the PBS Special. I am so ready for what is to come in 2010. Bring it Clay!

SueReu said...

You know, I came here yesterday and watched every single video. I must have gotten into one of those Clay Aiken trances because I see I forgot to comment *g*

I am very VERY excited for this CD!!! and even MORE excited for the PBS SPECIAL!!! (Clay, commercial free - be still my heart)

Thank you for posting the Haiti montage - I cannot even begin to imagine the horror that those children have been through and continue to struggle with on a daily basis. 100% of your donation to UNICEF will go directly to aiding the children of Haiti. I encourage everyone to give what they can, even if it's a small amount. Every little bit helps!

Have a great weekend!


Thanks caro. Beautiful blog. A love Jukebox tour. I believe that Clay sings beautiful any song and I wait with longings new CD. Thank you for the link of Sue's montage. Very beautiful

Sandy said...

I think that the JBT Tour was one of the most enjoyable concerts ever. It had a little something for everyone, a mix of old and something new. Clay was as charming as ever, especially the opening with him doing the "Fonzi" hit the jukebox bit!

Connor and I are babysitting each other tonight as Mr. Sandy attends his football team's banquet. Connor is on Club Penquin and I'm all over the place - farming, watching hockey, watching football and going back and forth to various message boards! A busy night for sure. Oh and we even did some homework!

Thanks for all these great memories of a great concert!


~I often think of Joan these days and know how excited she would have been~

Truth Rules said...

Of all Clay's tours I think the JBT was the best one. If he gets to choose the songs on the new CD I think he'll knock everyone's socks off.