Friday, September 16, 2005

WOW! Leela James


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It has been long since I have really found a voice I just love and Ms. James is it finally. Jill Scott is great, so is India Arie and a few others. I have mad love for Lauryn Hill but something about her is off center and it may come through to me in her music. But for my style, the type of voice and delivery that really hits? Leela James' is just right. I like real soulful singers and she definitely is a throwback in the vein of the old soul music of Gladys Knight and Roberta Flack type.

I have been looking for a male version of this kind of voice and delivery too. John Legend, Musiq and are few others are up there but still I keep searching. The modern day Al Green has not yet been discovered but I am patient I can wait.

I hope Leela's career is not cut short by the usual music industry bullshit...where looks and physical appeal in the like Britney Spears can overshadow talent so badly. A shame really.

3 comments:

Jdid said...

I havent heard her music yet. For me I kinda like Tweets voice. Yea her singles are really poppy but on the first album I realized that homegirl can really really sing.
As for the guys I really liked that dude Donnie who was out last year, he sounds like such an old school singer

BRUCELEE said...

I LOVE THE SONGS ON THE ENTIRE CD. MY FAVORITE IS "PRAYER". KEEP BLESS US WITH YOUR BEATIFUL VOICE. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU LIVE ON STAGE. ONE LOVE BLO

iLive Arts said...

Leela James is performing Live in concert for one night only on October 21st 2011 at the grand in Clapham, people you really dont want to miss this!