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Pour une ame souveraine: A dedication to Nina Simone

Meshell Ndegeocello

Pour une ame souveraine: A dedication to Nina Simone

...soulful and inspired
NV827012 (Naïve)
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1
Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Composer Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus
Soloist Meshell Ndegeocello
Band Deantoni Parks, Jebin Bruni, Chris Bruce

 

04:08 Play
2
Suzanne

Suzanne

Composer Leonard Cohen
Soloist Meshell Ndegeocello
Band Deantoni Parks, Jebin Bruni, Chris Bruce

 

04:27 Play
3
Real Real

Real Real

Composer Toshi Reagon, Nina Simone
Soloist Meshell Ndegeocello
Band Deantoni Parks, Jebin Bruni, Chris Bruce, Toshi Reagan

 

03:08 Play
4
The House Of The Rising Sun

The House Of The Rising Sun

Composer Traditional
Soloist Meshell Ndegeocello
Band Deantoni Parks, Jebin Bruni, Chris Bruce, Toshi Reagan

 

03:36 Play
5
Turn Me On

Turn Me On

Composer John D. Loudermilk
Soloist Meshell Ndegeocello
Band Deantoni Parks, Jebin Bruni, Chris Bruce

 

03:08 Play
6
The Roar of the Greasepaint-The Smell of the Crowd: Feeling Good

The Roar of the Greasepaint-The Smell of the Crowd: Feeling Good

Composer Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse
Soloist Meshell Ndegeocello
Band Deantoni Parks, Jebin Bruni, Chris Bruce

 

04:10 Play
7
Don't Take All Night

Don't Take All Night

Composer Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
Soloist Meshell Ndegeocello
Band Deantoni Parks, Jebin Bruni, Chris Bruce, Sinead O'Connor

 

03:28 Play
8
Nobody's Fault but Mine

Nobody's Fault but Mine

Composer Nina Simone
Soloist Meshell Ndegeocello
Band Deantoni Parks, Jebin Bruni, Chris Bruce, Lizz Wright

 

02:37 Play
9
Be My Husband

Be My Husband

Composer Andy Stroud
Soloist Meshell Ndegeocello
Band Deantoni Parks, Jebin Bruni, Chris Bruce, Valerie June

 

03:31 Play
10
Black Is the Color of My True Loves Hair

Black Is the Color of My True Loves Hair

Composer Emile Latimer
Soloist Meshell Ndegeocello
Band Deantoni Parks, Jebin Bruni, Chris Bruce

 

03:53 Play
11
See Lion Woman

See Lion Woman

Composer Nina Simone, George Bass
Soloist Meshell Ndegeocello
Band Deantoni Parks, Jebin Bruni, Chris Bruce, Tracy Wannomae

 

05:51 Play
12
Either Way I Lose

Either Way I Lose

Composer Van McCoy
Soloist Meshell Ndegeocello
Band Deantoni Parks, Jebin Bruni, Chris Bruce

 

03:29 Play
13
To Be Young, Gifted and Black

To Be Young, Gifted and Black

Composer Weldon Irvine, Tracy Wannomae, Nina Simone
Soloist Meshell Ndegeocello
Band Deantoni Parks, Jebin Bruni, Chris Bruce, Cody ChesnuTT, Tracy Wannomae

 

03:16 Play
14
Four Women

Four Women

Composer Nina Simone
Soloist Meshell Ndegeocello
Band Deantoni Parks, Jebin Bruni, Chris Bruce

 

05:02 Play
Total Running Time 54 minutes
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The critically-acclaimed Meshell Ndegeocello pays tribute to one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time, Nina Simone, in her latest recording.  This inspired, genre-defying recording is full of haunting vocals, gorgeously rich harmonies, fleeting bass rhythms and hypnotic percussion. 

This album is licensed for download from Naive.

Download includes - cover art, booklet

Pour une ame souveraine (For a sovereign soul) is Meshell Ndegeocello's 10th album. After a career of more than 20 years, Meshell Ndegeocello, the American singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist and vocalist and her musicians recorded a tribute to Nina Simone and play some of the tracks made famous by the icon of black music. Meshell also invited a few guests to take part of this dedication to Nina Simone, such as Sinead O'Conner, Lizz Wright, Valerie June, Toshi Reagon and Cody ChesnuTT. 

Linn's Recommended Tracks: Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Be My Husband, House of the Rising Sun & Feeling Good.

Guitar: Chris Bruce
Drums: Deantoni Parks
Keyboards & Piano: Jebin Bruni
Bass: Meshell Ndegeocello
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Pete Min
Toshi Reagon and Valerie June vocals engineered by Eric Elterman at East Side Sound
Photos: Charlie Gross

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The Independent
'...her breathy voice haunted by hanging mellotron...'
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NPR All Songs Considered
'Ndegeocello makes a natural accomplice to that legacy, and she tackles these songs with all due respect and understanding.'
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