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When Alana Davis was a little girl, she found her key to happiness in a roundabout way. She'd go to the principal's office in school to call her mom and tell her she was having a bad day. Upon returning home, her mother - a former jazz singer and single mom - would have her favorite song, Stevie Wonder's "As" from "Songs in the Key of Life" playing and it would ... Read more in Amazon's Alana Davis Store

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  • Audio CD (21 Oct 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Elektra
  • ASIN: B000002HR0
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 351,873 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Murder 5:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Love & Pride 5:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Turtle 5:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Weight of the World 6:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Lullaby 5:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Free 4:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Round and Around 5:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Rest of Yesterday 5:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Blame It On Me 5:11£0.79  Buy MP3 

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Davis,Alana ~ Blame It On Me

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Alana Davis' debut Blame It On Me delves deep into themes of non-conformity and individualism, presented largely as jazzy lullabies. Though Davis has confessed to not being very hip to the sorority of modern vocalists, she opens the record with a reworking of Ani DiFranco's "32 Flavors." But Davis is no elder stateswoman, either. At 23, the New Yorker is just coming into her own, and the subject matter of her songs shows an artist with a youthful perspective - "The weight of the world has fallen/ and the rubble is at my feet," she sings on The Weight of the World" - even though she has the voice of someone twice her age. It's almost as if she's out to assert her unique place in the circuit of singer-songwriters by returning to the heart and soul that made them so popular in the first place. --Nick Heil

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By A Customer on 16 Jan 2001
Format: Audio CD
davis ia experimental and original throughout the album. she brings with it jazzy undertones with realistic and insightful lyrics. she sings her songs with melodic tunes that lighten your day and make you glad to feel alive. an amazing female vocalist who is totally understated she excels with new fresh sounds.a well worth buy and guarenteed to refresh and make you ponder life with new eyes
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely amazing... 14 Jan 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I cannot tell you how many times I've listened to this album, and I cannot even begin to tell you how absolutely in love with it I am! A friend of mine taped "murder" and "rest of yesterday" for me on a mix tape...and immediately after listening to that, I ran out and bought the CD. Alana's voice sends chills up my spine every single time I put on the CD (which I haven't been able to listen to because I lent it to a friend--Hint! Never lend this album to your friends! You don't know when or if you'll ever get it back!). "Blame it on Me", "Love and Pride", "Lullaby" and "One Day" are absolutely beautiful songs. My favourite songs from this album change every single time I listen to it. Every time I hear it, I find something new that I love about it. I think, by far, I'm most impressed that Alana wrote pretty much everything herself--lyrics and music. I always like to hear that the artists I like write their own music. I've been trying to find guitar chords for Alana's songs for AGES and I can't find any anywhere. Please do yourself a favour and get this album--it'll be one of the best albums you've ever listened to, from beginning to end. That sort of album is hard to come across these days. Lisa
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
"MURDER" IS A GEM! 23 Jan 2002
By J. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Alana Davis quietly leaped onto the scence in 1997 with a polished,radio-ready version of Ani DiFranco's "32 Flavors".
If it wasn't for Alana's husky,worthy voice,the cute curly haired twenty-something guitarist/singer would be just another casulty of Lilith Fair-inspired dreck BUT Alana's more textured rendition was full of ambition and yearning made it work.
Think of her as a younger,funkier,more up-to-date Joni Mitchell if you will(altough Ms. Davis' work doesn't come an inch to Mitchell's long list of classics,but work with me!).
"Blame It On Me" isn't half-bad.
"Turtle" and "Weight Of The World" are nice,senstive folsky-pop
songs with a bit of soul and it showcases Davis' strong songwriting skills.
But the real gem on this disc is "Murder".
Where do I begin?! This song is serious! On this jazzy,moody five minute cut we hear Alana's funky,expressive vocal stylings
go up against it's equally expressive,confessional rhythms.
That's not even half of "Murder"'s magic but If I were to go on,
this review would be like,three pages,long!
(Jay-Z even sampled "Murder" on the track "I Think There's Been A Murder" from his 1999 album,"Vol. 3...Life & Times Of S. Carter".)
Alana Davis has the talent to go the extra mile and in 2001,
she released a followup entitled "Fortune Cookies"-on which I heard The Neptunes contributed some tracks.I would like to hear it(altough I hear mixed reviews) but I'm sure no song on it can come close to "Murder"!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Refreshing lyrics with funky beats, make Davis's CD a hit! 15 May 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was genuinely surprised with how much I enjoyed Alana Davis's CD. She has a strong, passionate voice and the lyrics to back it up. Although, I am a HUGE Ani DiFranco fan, I prefer Davis's version of 32-Flavors. That song deserves the funky beat she gave it! After I finished listening to 32-Flavors, 32 times....I got to listen to the entire CD. I have found many other songs that I enjoy as much as, or better than 32-Flavers; such as, "Lullaby," "Blame it on Me," and, my favorite, "Free." All great songs with funky, but soothing beats, and expressive, thoughful lyrics. It is refreshing to hear genuine talent in the recent wave of female musicians.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Original Music You Think You Heard Years Ago 30 Nov 2000
By Robin MacDuffie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The combination of Davis' smokey, mature voice, her modern lyrics sung in a classic groove, and her elemental rythms (easy funk/folk/R&B)makes her very hard to pidgeon hole. She manages to be fresh and familiar at the same time. Oddly, however, by blending modern themes with established rythms and arrangements, she becomes very current. Admittedly, this album is not for everyone--she's no angry female rocker--but I personally can't wait for the next one.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Save your money - buy the single. 19 Oct 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
It is hard to understand how a woman with such an interesting voice could create such an uninteresting CD. 32 Flavors is definitely worth checking out, but by the single and save yourself some money. Or better yet, buy Not a Pretty Girl by Ani DiFranco.
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