Twenty-nine-year-old vocalist Jake Simpson was the first winner of CBS' reconstituted Star Search talent contest. His victory netted him the tidy figure of 100,000 dollars in prize money. But it also guaranteed a recording contract with Sony/Columbia. This is an introductory EP, quickly produced to capitalize on Simpson's name recognition. It includes the three songs he sang during his appearances on the program, as well as tasteful renditions of five other vocal-heavy songs. A full-length debut of original material is planned for summer 2003.
Performance CreditsJake Simpson Primary Artist,Keyboards
Phil Davis Keyboards
Zach Danziger Drums
Ronnie Garrett Bass
Bob Glaub Bass
Gary Haase Bass,Guitar
Alan Steinberger Keyboards
Craig Stull Guitar
Matt Laug Percussion,Drums
Nick Brown Guitar
Rick Watford Guitar
Aaron Kamin Guitar
Technical CreditsMarvin Gaye Composer
Marc Tanner Composer,Producer
Phil Davis Programming,Engineer
Lee Garrett Composer
Renaldo Benson Composer
Doug DeAngelis Producer
Ronnie Garrett Producer
Marc Greene Engineer
Gary Haase Producer,MIDI Production
John Kalodner Contributor
Robert Read Engineer
Diane Warren Composer
George Whitty Engineer,Keyboard Concepts,MIDI Production
Stevie Wonder Composer
Syreeta Wright Composer
Leone Leoni Composer
Steve Lee Composer
Aimee MacAuley Art Direction
Alison Ray Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Star Search Winner: Jake Simpson based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
I am old enough to be his grandmother and let me tell you he brought tears to my eyes when he sang. I wish him all the best and if he doesn't make it big there is something wrong with the way he is promoted.
Never knew, that this AWESOME JAKE had SOUL!! Jake, just blew his opposition away -- from the GET GO!! Star Search hasn't had another since!! I truly wish AWESOME JAKE the best in everything he does. There aren't enough STARS, for Jake!! STARS ARE TOO LIMITED!! THANK YOU "STAR SEARCH", FOR GIVING US JAKE SIMPSON!! WISHING JAKE, HAPPINESS, HEALTH & WEALTH!!
Well deserved win on Sar Search, has a humbleness that many stars do not, combined with his well trained perfect voice mesmorized me the first time I saw him, I hope he keeps those qualities through his career. Big fan from Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Jake Simpson is the most talented artist to hit the stage in a long time. Star Search should be proud of him. He is better than any American Idol talent contestant.
Jake Simpson is on his way to super-stardom!!! He has an amazing vocal range and sings with great passion!!! I wish that I could give him 100,000 stars!! The album is all good, but he really shines on "Isn't she Lovely" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
I am a professional musician who has worked with Jake Simpson in the past, and I simply want to add, You Ain't Seen Nuttin' Yet. I know how much he can do, and believe me, the best is yet to come. Vocals are great, production was done quickly. I give it **** (4 stars), only because I know what else he can do. For instance, did you know Jake also plays piano and keyboards, and has done quite a bit of theater?
What an amazing voice and personality...Jake is definitely going to be a HUGE star...
When we saw him on Star Search we thought he was awesome...we could not wait until the next show to see him again...we are from Missouri & got to see the clips of him on our local news, called our children to watch him, they love him too...We just went to his concert last night...he was awesome again...we were surprised that he played the keyboard...Just can't believe his talent..
Jake was phenominal when he sang "Isnt She Lovely" that has got to be the best rendition of that song I have ever heard. I love Jake and I hope to hear more from him!!!! ---Machelle---
Jake has demonstrated his wonderful technique and facility with this CD. He has one of the best voices on the pop scene today. Not only does he have a great range, but his tone is outstanding. This is the only CD in my life that I have purchased without first hearing it and even before it's release!! So many pop "stars" hide behind their promoters and choreographers, yet Jake demonstrates he truly has the one thing MANY of them lack--TALENT!!!!
Mid-Missourians are proud of Jake Simpson. His tireless persona has won many hearts in his home state and across the country. We appreciated what he did in the Star Search competition and now he comes home to greet his fans. Yes Jake, you have many fans in Missouri. As you sign your name in silver, may your music turn to gold! God Bless you from Jefferson City.
ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT JAKE SIMPSON IS WOW! WHAT TALENT, A GREAT VOICE AND A GREAT LIVE PERFORMER, HE IS DESTINED FOR FAME! HE DEFINATELY LOVES WHAT HE IS DOING AND IT SHOWS IN HIS PERFORMANCES!
That guy is soooooo Awesome it's not even funny!!!!!! if I could give him 1000 stars I would!!!!!!