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Who is Jill Scott? [CD]

Jill Scott Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
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Three-time Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, New York Times Best-selling poet, and critically acclaimed actress are only a few titles held by Jill Scott. Before being named People Magazine’s Top TV Breakout Star of 2010 and appearing on VH1 Divas alongside Aretha Franklin, the triple threat began her career collaborating with musical icons, The Roots, Will Smith, and Common in the ... Read more in Amazon's Jill Scott Store

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  • Audio CD (17 July 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Epic
  • ASIN: B00004UBBL
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,089 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Jilltro
2. Do you remember
3. Exclusively
4. Gettin' in the way
5. Long walk
6. I think it's better
7. He loves me
8. It's love
9. Way
10. Honey molasses
11. Love rain
12. Roots
13. Slowly surely
14. One is the magic
15. Watching me
16. Brotha
17. Show me
18. Try - feat.Mos Def

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Like most of R&B's finest talents (D'Angelo, Lynden David Hall, Erykah Badu, Chico Debarge, The Roots and Macy Gray--before she became a combined living legend and household name), Jill Scott doesn't fit neatly into any marketing game plan. The exquisitely chilled sounds of her aptly titled debut, Who Is Jill Scott?--one part jazzy-funk mixed with two parts slow and sexy hip-hop-inspired soul--defy tidy pigeonholes. Made from the same mould as Erykah Badu and Meshell Ndegéocello, Scott is blessed with a voice that flits between intimate spoken word love poetry and stirring melodies. Like D'Angelo, her grooves are a subtle blend of funked soul and sensual jazz. And, like all of the above, Scott sounds as if she means every sexually-charged word as she demands to know how her lover wants it on "It's Love", warns off the other woman with "Getting in the Way" and suggests an intimate encounter with "Long Walk". In fact, all that Who Is Jill Scott? lacks is the standout single that would make her the household name that she so deserves to be. --Dan Gennoe

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original and Brilliant! 16 July 2005
By Clumsey
Format:Audio CD
I was introduced the music of Jill Scott when I first met my beloved, it was one of the (only) C.D.'s they had that I wanted to play time and time again. After that..... an obsession was born! This album is perfect. Musings on the positive, negative and just plain ironic aspects of life and love from a real poet, and boy, she can sing too!. Included here are songs that would (and did) make excellent singles, mixed with bizarre but everso soulful moments of inspiration. This is not a short C.D., there are many songs, but the product stays fresh right to the very end. Buy this!!!!!!!!!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who Is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol.1 11 Sep 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
In a year where Neo-Soul was becoming increasingly popular, with favourites Erykah Badu and D'Angelo making impressive comebacks, newcomers Macy Gray, Lucy Pearl and Angie Stone making waves with their fresh sounds, Philadelphia native Jill Scott stood out with her unique sound. "Who Is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol.1," the complete title of Scott's debut, is one of the best albums of the new millennium. Released summer 2000, "Who Is..." was a gradual seller. The album peaked at only #17 in the USA, but went on to shift 2 million copies. The biggest single from the album, 'A Long Walk' was a hit a year later.
Scott's music is pure & genuine soul music. Scott has a wonderful technique of mixing subtle spoken word with breathtaking vocals over sweet instrumentation. Scott was a poet before embarking on a music career, and this is clearly evident on the songs of this remarkable debut - Scott's lyrics are perfection!
A personal favourite of mine is 'The Way' - this is Jill Scott at her most seductive, the music is heavenly and Scott's sensual vocals make this track a classic. Another highlight is the poetic 'A Long Walk' - a beautiful song, Scott's vocals astound me on this, she sings with so much passion. 'Gettin' in the Way' - the first single, is a song that oozes attitude but the music it alone enough to melt butter.
'Who Is Jill Scott?' is an essential album for soul lovers, but anyone can appreciate this record, Scott's spirit is so vivid on record, it is definitely something that must be heard. In 2001, Ms. Scott released "Experience 826+" an impressive live album of her best-selling debut album, along with a second disc of new material. In 2004, her sophomore album was finally released; the superb "Beautifully Human."
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars jill scott, you are truly fantastic! 27 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
ok, where do u start with an album of this calibre and quality. well. since i bought it in NY, and sat and had the true pleasure of listening to it, i have recommended it to everyone. it truly is the best album of the year. at times cheeky, at times sad, then angry, it covers every emotion we all have. jill has got the most stunning voice, i love erykah badu, kelis, but jill scott wipes the floor with them. the album is long and every track, even the short ones, are great. you can tell your ears are made up to be hearing such quality. definitely cannot pick a favourite track, buttin love rain, honey molasses, watchin me, gettin in the way are all beautiful. oh yeh, the 'gettin in the way' track u hear on the radio aint the same as the album one, so dont be put off if u dont like that one. get it, she makes the sun shine down on our dull english winter. nuff said.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable talent 24 Mar 2002
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I get home in the evening when it's dark and cold outside,I draw my curtains, light my candles, leave the TV OFF, I shower, put something comfortable on, have dinner, get a glass of red wine. Then I put Jill Scott's CD on and get ready for some knock out, mind blowing, conscious, positive, uplifting, spiritual and educational entertainment. Let me tell you that Jill Scott is all that and MORE. The sultry jazz lyrics, interspersed with a back drop of hip hop (AND I HATE HIP HOP) just leaves you weeping for more.
It is the type of music that you can listen to by yourself, with friends, with children, in the car or with someone special. It has something for everyone.
I cannot force you to go out and buy the c.d but if you don't you are seriously selling yourself short and depriving your ears of some truly magical music. Since reading about her in Essence magazine a few months ago I have not looked back.
Jill Scott - I salute you !!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW 12 Dec 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This has been my favourite album since its release. I love it, i cant get enough of it. I am actually buying my 4th or 5th copy today because i keep lending it to people who just dont want to give it back! It's fine by me tho because i think Jill is awesome and i love it when people appreciate her as much as i do.
I had the pleasure of seeing her at brixton academy and what a show, i was blown away, speechless, completely and totally absorbed for the duration of the show. I left feeling like i was walking on air.
Her latest release is great, i must say it's a bit of a grower. I think it was always going to be hard to match or live up to the first one but i must say the more i listen the more i love. This woman is "it" what more can i say?!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality, quality and more quality... 19 April 2005
Format:Audio CD
That's all I've come to expect from Jill Scott.. Quality. I first heard tracks from this album whilst spending time at my counsin's home in London. Whilst stuffing my face with food in the kitchen it wasn't long before my interest switched from what I was eating to what I was hearing. Wow! All I knew was I had to get this album. If I had to beg, steal or borrow it was gonna be mine. Resisting the urge to just pocket it then and there I waited til my return to B'ham and bought my own copy. A very good decision. That album has seen me through thick and thin. Especially when stressed or ticked off I make sure I 'Take a Long Walk' with Jill Scott. From the first to the last track you can't help but feel refreshed. That's, Quality!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars lost but found
lost my copy years ago and needed to replace this desperately. cheap, cheerful. does just what I need..plays the tune.thanks
Published 2 months ago by Barbara Jervier
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly great debut album and i am so glad i have got into Jill Scott.
Before i start, i have to forewarn you, that i am going to mention so many different artists and bands it will leave you wondering who the hell i am supposed to be reviewing -... Read more
Published 2 months ago by MICHAEL AKA THE SOOGS
3.0 out of 5 stars The case had a crack in it
I brought this album to replace my well used scratched copy. Plays fine and sounds good but the case was cracked. A little disappointed but it did arrive quickly.
Published 8 months ago by Miss J Chandler
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Communication
I'd like to thank Zoverstocks for their brilliant customer services. Listening to the cd the later tracks (12+13) jumped and there was an inconspicuous scratch on the original cd. Read more
Published 10 months ago by LThomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!
I love love this album so old school classic. Great soul music, real music that's u need to listen too
Published 10 months ago by K. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Great voice
Yes would recommend this, great voice, unusual music , great in the evening to go to sleep by, would buy others by her
Published 16 months ago by VICTORIA
5.0 out of 5 stars A little surprise on this album ;)
One of my top ten favourite albums ever! I love Jill Scott, and think this is one of her best albums. I lost my original copy, so decided to buy it again because it is so good :)
Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Has been on repeat since I got it!
I loooove this album and it has been on repeat since it arrived in the post. And it was at such a great price too! Read more
Published 23 months ago by KC
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Rain
Jazz / Soul artist jill Scott launches her album with a fine display on this peice 'Who is JS'. Her rythmic, poetic rhyme method and unusual flow may not be for everyone's taste... Read more
Published on 17 Nov 2011 by Obisearch
5.0 out of 5 stars Great listening
I have always loved this CD. I first bought it about 7rs ago and lost it...taken me quite a few years to get another one but it is worth it and more.... Read more
Published on 31 July 2009 by Ms. N. A. Ogu
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