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Originally posted by HonestBrother:
Well... I think I'll just feel special then Smile

I picked up "Plantation Lullabies" too...


Awesome! Her album Comfort Woman is really nice too. The only album that I would not recommend getting (unless you're a die-hard Meshell Ndegeocello fan), is Bitter. There are few decent tracks on this album, but many of the songs are really slow. Songs like "Fool of Me" and "Bitter" are mainly about having your heart broken. But she comes back HARD with Comfort Woman and Music Jamia: Dance of the Infidels. Now, Meshell is back to doing the music that we all love.

Visit the following website to listen to a few tracks off the Comfort Woman album:


okayplayer.com/meshell
http://wwww.okayplayer.com/meshell 


By the way, did you know that Meshell's birth name is Mary Johnson. A proud bisexual mother, Mary Johnson was born in the late 60s in Berlin, Germany and raised in Washington, DC. She later choose the name "Ndegocello" (pronounced N-day-gay-O-chello) because it means "free like a bird," in Swahili. She also joined the jazz program at Duke Ellington School of the Arts and then Howard University. And as an accomplished bassist, Me'shell has recorded with Steve Coleman, Caron Wheeler, Lenny White, Toshinobu Kubota; she has played with Toshi Reagon, The Black Rock Coalition and was the musical director for Arrested Developments Saturday Night Live performance. Ndegeocello was also one of the few bassists invited to audition for the Living Colour bass chair.

In the early nineties she was courted by Prince for his Park label but ultimately signed with Madonna's Maverick Records. Plantation Lullabies, her debut recording in 1993, featured Geri Allen, "Wah Wah" Watson, and Joshua Redman and yielded the hits "If He Was Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)" and "Outside Your Door." You go girl!
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