Meshell Ndegeocello: Nina Simone Tribute LP, Tour, MP3
... Sinead O'Connor8. Nobody's Fault But Mine feat. Lizz Wright9. Be My Husband feat. Valerie June10. Black is the Color of My True Loves Hair feat. Valerie June11. See Line Woman feat. Tracy Wannomae12. Either Way I Lose13. To Be Young, Gifted and Black feat. Cody ChesnuTT14. Four Women Meshell Ndegeocello
Tour Dates07/20: New York, NY @ Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall07/28: New York, NY @ The Fats Waller Dance Party, Annunciation Park on Bruce Paltrow Field08/04: Oakland, CA @ Art & Soul Festival08/11: Burnaby, CA @ Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival08/27: Big Indian, NY @ Women's Music Summit, Full Moon08/28: Big Indian, NY @ Women's Music Summit, Full Moon08/29: Big Indian, NY @ Women's Music Summit, Full Moon08/30: Big Indian, NY @ Women's Music Summit, Full Moon08/31: Big Indian, NY @ Women's Music Summit, Full Moon09/07: Pittsburgh, PA @ City of Asylum09/08: Pittsburgh, PA @ City of Asylum10/19: Durham, NC @ Duke University, Reynolds Industry Theater10/20: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall Theater12/07: Los Angeles, CA @ UCLA LiveMeshell Ndegeocello Tour Dates :: Meshell Ndegeocello
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Meshell Ndegeocello to Release Nina Simone Tribute Album
... the full tracklisting. Pour une âme souveraine tracklisting: 01. Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood 02. Suzanne 03. Real Real feat. Toshi Reagon 04. House of the Rising Sun feat. Toshi Reagon 05. Turn Me On 06. Feelin' good 07. Don't Take All Night feat. Sinead O'Connor 08. Nobody's Fault But Mine feat. Lizz Wright 09. Be My Husband feat. Valerie June 10. Black is the Color of My True Loves Hair feat. Valerie June 11. See Line Woman feat. Tracy Wannomae 12. Either Way I Lose 13. To Be Young, Gifted and Black feat. Cody ChesnuTT 14. Four Women Meshell Ndegeocello
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Me'Shell Ndegéocello (Aug. 29, 1969)
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Ndegeocello, who was born Michelle Johnson, picked her own surname. It is Swahili for "free as a bird", and reflects the mindset with which she approaches both her life and her music.
Ndegeocello is widely regarded as one of the best female bass players, and was the first woman to appear on the cover of Bass Player magazine. Initially she was self-taught, explaining in interviews that she has continued to learn from bandmates and fellow musicians throughout her career.
Ndegeocello, who writes most of her own songs, is not a fan of rehearsing or post-processing, and as such almost everything she's ever released is a recording of a first or second take of the song. She believes that music played spontaneously is capable of producing a unique spark that can't be recaptured through practice or repeat playthroughs.
She was one of the first acts on Maverick Records, Madonna's label.
Despite hailing from Washington, DC, Me'Shell spent the majority of her career signed to European music labels. This is because, in her words, she finds European audiences more willing to accept the restless changes in evolutions in her sound, whereas American audiences tend to favor artists who establish themselves within a single genre.
Ndegeocello received a Grammy nomination album for Best Urban/Alternative performance for her The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams. Although this marked her 10th nomination, Ndegeocello has never won a Grammy.
When jokingly asked by Grown Folks Music if there was a fictional character that represented her bass playing, Ndegeocello stated that Radar from MASH would be her choice. Her reasoning was that she was able to anticipate things musically.
Ndegeocello has stated that, of all mainstream artists, she'd most enjoy collaborating with Alicia Keys, System of a Down, or John Forte.
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."
Dean Friedman - "Ariel"
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root
Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.
Only Madonna, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and Rihanna have more #1 Dance hits than Kristine.