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Loving You More...In The Spirit Of Etta James

Leela James Audio CD
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LEELA JAMES – My Soul
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Since her childhood in L.A.’s eclectic urban culture, singer Leela James has woven the soul tradition into and around every corner of her creative identity. Deep within her rich and powerful voice are the echoes of Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples, Gladys Knight and other iconic divas of generations past.
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  • Audio CD (30 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Shanachie
  • ASIN: B0088XQDAW
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,151 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Soul Will Never Die 1:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Something's Got A Hold On Me 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. It Hurts Me So Much 3:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I'm Loving You More Every Day 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I'd Rather Go Blind 4:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Want To Ta-Ta You Baby 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Damn Your Eyes 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Nobody Loves You Like Me 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Old School Kind Of Love 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sunday Kind Of Love 3:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. At Last 3:060.99  Buy MP3 


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LEELA JAMES, ONE OF THE GREATEST SOUL SINGERS TO EMERGE DURING THE PAST 10 YEARS, PAYS TRIBUTE TO SOUL LEGEND ETTA JAMES. LEELA JAMES IS HER GENERATION'S INCARNATION OF SOUL LEGEND ETTA JAMES. HERE SHE PAYS TRIBUTE TO ETTA WITH CONTEMPORARY VERSIONS OF SOME OF ETTA'S CLASSIC SONGS PLUS DELIVERS TWO NEW ORIGINAL SONGS "IN THE SPIRIT OF ETTA JAMES."

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Marco
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Don't be mislead by the change of tone, pace and intensity in this album by the wonderful Leela James. No, it's not as good as My Soul (which is an amazing album)- but that would be a big ask. This is still, with one or two tracks excepted, a lovely album that deserves to be bought and listened to. 'I'd Rather Go Blind'is simply gorgeous. Go girl.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Leela James 1 Nov 2012
By AR
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Leela James sounds bored on this CD so unless the spirit of Etta James was boredom I don't think the CD lives up to the title. I expected more from a quality voice that would do justice to some of the songs chosen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful & Funky Opus From One James To Another 1 Aug 2012
By Andre S. Grindle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Tribute records are something sorely lacking in my music collection. In particular when they are by various artists. They seemed to go against the grain of creative vision as far as I was concerned. In recent years I've begun to rethink this opinion. Especially when it comes to tribute albums by one artist. Leela James was always one of those people I was interested in getting into. I liked her approach to soul and funk. On the other hand something about her music left me mildly wanting. When I heard she was making a tribute album to Etta James however,this interested me very much. I was very much interested how this talented writer/singer/producer would handle this type of rootsy rhythm and blues music. From what's here Leela was just the person to interpret Etta.

One of the major hallmarks of this album is how Leela draws not only from Etta's better known songs but ones recorded throughout her career. Also she brings fresh ideas to the music as well. That's particularly noticable on her take of "Something's Got A Hold On Me",which has that same African soul dance jump that is happily back within contemporary soul thanks to people like Beyonce. My personal favorites here are "I'm Loving You More Everyday",originally a slower R&B ballad and transformed here into a sleek late 70's style sophisticated dance/funk production. Her take on the Etta/Johnny Guitar Watson "I Want To Ta-Ta You Baby" is deep,slow and funky to the end and another favorite. "Damn Your Eyes" finds Leela integrating Prince style LINN drum patterns into a very bluesy framework for some more stripped down Minneapolis funk.

There's also "Old School Kind Of Love",probably my favorite on this album-a deep,Moog bass drenched jam of epically funky proportions. There are a lot of wonderfully done ballads here such as "It Hurts So Much","I'm Loving You More Everyday" and these spare pounding drums take presidents on the powerful "Sunday Kind Of Love". The only fairly traditional take on anything is the closing "At Last". At the same time,she aces it. Normally I'd have to air on the sceptical side when it comes to a contemporary performer reinterpreting the songs of somone...well someone who influenced people who THEMSELVES now influence people. It would seem like a bit too much watering down of something originally dripping with soul. At the same time artists like Leela James modelled their musical careers on those of people such as Etta. So at this time,with a person like Leela James it was perfect timing all around. In the end this is a great place not only for the young wanting to hear some of Etta's classics but people such as myself looking for a great introduction to Leela James' music.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!! 1 Aug 2012
By One Love - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great work Leela James!,So rich and soulful! Great tribute to Etta James! I can't stop playing this CD! By far Leela's best work! Keep the music coming! No one else like you on the planet!
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5.0 out of 5 stars OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! real R&B 21 Aug 2012
By Edgle Bennett - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
OMG, I was shopping at my local Wal Mart and as always I pick up this CD just because,wow what a treat this CD is the bomb.Love Love Love every track is awesome,we need more music like this on radio.if u like good music please treat yourself.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop listening 13 Feb 2013
By Craig Crawford - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I found Leela James quite by accident recently but was instantly drawn in to what she delivers... solid R&B music. I bought "Loving you more...." and then went out and got everything else she has done. She made THAT kind of impression. True music, true art and a lot of fun. I feel hopeful that REAL music is being made out there and not just that stuff we are force fed by the music industry). Thank you Leela and I am looking forward to seeing you in Providence at the Standing In The Shadows Of Motown, 10th Anniversary Show!!!
If you love old school R&B you are going to love this CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gritty ; Awesome 19 Oct 2012
By smiley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have purchased every Lela James Cd. What a very talanted artist. She is so soulfoul and so pleasing to the ear. She takes you on a journey that you hope will never end.
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