November 29, 2009

The Soul Singer

Before Ledisi became the name that she is today, like many other talented artists, she started via the independent route. The New Orleans native dropped her debut, Soulsinger in 2001, courtesy of LeSun (Ledisi & Sun) Music. With Dusty Groove being a favorite source of mine for new artist to check for, she turned from an artist I knew nothing about to one of my all time favorites upon taking a chance. Soulsinger introduced me to jazzy R&B with a charismatic vocalist who possessed the ability to arouse & melt the toughest of hearts. I have to commend radio personalities, Tom Joyner, Steve Harvey and Michael Baisden for showing her mad love these past two years over the airwaves. Support like theirs is what's needed to get more obscured treasures out to the masses!

Sure to claim her spot amongst the greats with her latest release Turn Me Loose, (Incredible album!) Ledisi is a name you won't dare think twice about whenever she releases something. Featured below are two of my favorites from the album. Continue to support good music and the artist creating it.

Ledisi - Hotel

Ledisi - Free Again
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