February 19, 2022

Ledisi - Soulsinger (2000)

*A photo of the disc is included in the RAR file.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: R&B
Label Number: LS9901

© 2000 Le Sun Music
Ledisi exhales on the funky opener "Get Outta My Kitchen," pumping mad adrenaline and setting the bar for the next 16 tracks. She confronts incest and domestic violence matter-of-factly on "Papa Loved to Love Me," a tell-all about a father raping his daughter. Cool jazzy flavors (including the catchy "I Wantcha Babe") and sweet floaters ("Take Time" and "In My Life") balance the more dramatic cuts and provide a comfortable plateau for Ledisi's fluid alto. "Coffee" is reminiscent of the '60s/'70s poet-artists Nikki Giovanni and Gil Scott-Heron. Soulsinger has that freshness that makes first albums special. The multi-talented singer co-wrote most of the songs with keyboardist Saundra Manning.

tags: ledisi, soulsimger, soul singer, 2000, flac

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