Monday, December 6, 2010

i'm listening to... georgia anne muldrow


i first heard her vocals alongside erykah badu's on "master teacher" on the new amerykah part one release... and then i found out she is a songwriter, producer, and musician...
her music doesn't fit the bill of most songs, some are three minutes, some are only a minute and a half... some have hooks, some don't... most are spacey and dizzying like she might smokethatstuff and then bust out her pen and paper... i say that she is an acquired taste... those who dig georgia like jazz and funk and heavy beats and free-form... she's not your average soul singer...
when i need my balance back... i listen to georgia... when i'm tripping over someone or some issue and i find that i'm about to weaken... i put on georgia... there's something about the hardness of her beat or maybe it's her lyrics that speak to the heart of issues...
her "early" album, in my opinion, is her best! i have to say that if i were to introduce her to anyone, this is the album i would play. her essence is presented but it's softer and easier to digest while her older work is slightly more complex... i read that she recorded most of her tracks on the "early" album when she was in her late teens... i don't know why she has recently released them but as with most things, it was done right on time...




8 comments:

CareyCarey said...

Nice sound. She has a Jill Scott grove. Oh, I loved Georgia's "revelation"! Check this, in a strange way, her rendition (her voice on revelation) reminded me of Bette Midler's in The Rose.


You cease to amaze me; I see you didn't sleep on Roy Ayers' "Searching" either. I also remember you dropping by my spot to leave a few comments on artists that I admire.

So, if I am ever in your city, I'm gonna knock on your door, give you a hug, and ask if I can listen to some of your music. I think we are in agreement on songs that touch the soul.

Now don't be scared becuase I'll come in peace :-)

Oh, and I think you saw my little clips so you'll know what I look like. So just open the door and put on a pot of coffee. You've already said you can cook, and I love to eat, so dust off those oldies but goodies. *smile*

GC {God's Child} said...

If I work at it
I'll have hair like that

Daij said...

I have all her music! I'm glad to finally see someone else who appreciates her! Based on your liking her, I'm following u :)

KayC, The Quiet Storm said...

One of my friends adores her but this is the first time I've heard her music.

Thanks for the intro to her :)

MsKnowitAll said...

@Carey... I make some great coffee with a hint of cinnamon I am sure you will enjoy! I did see your clips so I will recognize you right away! Anytime!

@GC... LOL... one of these days my fro is gonna be that big! But it's a lot to manage.

@Daij... Thank you for following me! I too have all of her music but I am missing one song that I love... "Simply a Joy"

@KayC... I see you're surrounded by good friends, me included :) LOL. I hope you enjoyed listening and will come to appreciate her yourself.

CareyCarey said...

Ooh baby, you sho know what to say, and for that - not that I am anybody - I've added you to my front and center blogroll.

Now mind you, I don't have but I few that I highlight (only those that I actually read) so do me proud and keep up the good work.

MsKnowitAll said...

Thank you Carey! It's an honor and I accept it humbly. I shall do my best to be true in my posts!

25champ said...

Gotta check her out! That soulful sound never gets old ;)