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the joy of Jill Scott

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‘It’s the clearest definition of creative freedom I have ever heard. I was 16 and went to see the film Under The Cherry Moon and fell in love. The soundtrack went from rock to computerized blues to jazz to pop and classical. I grew up listening to jazz and blues, to Ella Fitzgerald and Hendrix and, sure, I loved Bach and Mozart. But prince came along and amalgamated them all. The writing was so descriptive and colourful. I used to stay up and listen to the album over and over again on headphones. When everyone else was outside playing and running on a Saturday afternoon, I’d be locked in my bedroom or sat on my porch listening to the LP, and I’d be immediately transported away from all the problems in my neighbourhood to the French Riviera, where the film was set.

Prince uses so many different vocal tones and that was a real beginning for me. His voice would change to accommodate the story, the lyrics – something I choose to do with my music. Any poet, singer, writer wants to live in the moment of each and every song and this is the method by which to do it. He switches Anotherloverholenyohead to a song like Do U Lie (sings), ‘When I lie awake at night in my boudoir’ and automatically the sun comes out, the rays shine through the window, the room becomes light. The track Christopher Tracey’s Parade taught me a new sense of rhythm. Using a computer he created a different heart rhythm. You don’t listen to that song, you fall inside it and become it. He added car sounds – I mean, who did that in those days? And he sings like he never planned a thing, like they play the music and he’s not sure how it’s going to go he just opens his mouth and starts to sing. It doesn’t feel rehearsed but fresh, full of life.


It’s a classic album and lyrically an inspiration. He’s capable of being a very personal writer but he’s also very skilled. When you listen to the music the picture is always clear, the imagination is provoked – that’s the kind of writer I want to be. Like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, he makes forever music.

The instrumentation is wonderful. He had a computer create the sound but didn’t falsify it by pretending it’s another instrument. He chose to play a computer as itself! His guitar – how he would go from being rock and out there and strong and immediately change the sound to sensitive and loving and soft – that is brilliance. I don’t know if the music was a genuine reflection of a part of his life or a fictional creation, but quite honestly I don’t care because I feel it regardless. I feel blessed just listening to this record.’ -Jill Scott

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Anyone who would say this about Prince & the Revolution's PARADE has my respect.
But even if she didn't I fell for her music when she came out.
I love her albums, and I love her vocal work on other artists songs.

Her music reminds me of the 90s, even though she came out in the 2000s

Representing the East Coast & Philadelphia

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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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"The Way"

Woke up this morning with a smile on my face
Jumped out of bed, took a shower, dressed, cleaned up my place
Made me some breakfast, toast, 2 scrambled eggs, grits
Grabbed my keys, grabbed my purse, grabbed my jacket
Off to work, beaming all the way down 3rd

Is it the way you love me baby?
Is it the way you love me baby?
(Yeah)

Four thirty, can't wait to get home
Nah, girl I got somethang else to do
(Damn Jill, don't be frontin' on your girls for real)
Go 'head, really get your groove on
Cause tonight my man's coming through
(Oh word)
We gonna have to connect some other time
As much as I like to shake my thang on the dance floor
I got another nasty, freaky just right way in mind
Tonight I'm gonna beat the high score

Is it the way you love me baby?
(Yeah)
Is it the way you love me baby?
(Baby)
Is it the way you love me baby?
(Is it, is it the way)
Is it the way you love me baby?

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Did he put your million dollar check
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Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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the ROOTS featuring Jill Scott

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I've been wondering about the complexity
Of what we have it shouldn't be
More
Just can't see
More

You're physically in this, but how could we tell
If we was meant to be in bliss if you're not mentally as well?
This energy you're sending me is tricky as hell
Usually it's like a 50/50, we could take a L
Before we start things, at this point being apart brings
The feeling of somebody plucking at your heart strings
I know it probably shouldn't feel like this
But any other woman I see is in your likeness
It's from your cheekbones
Yo your lips, to your curves, to your deep moans
To that walk, to your words
You love feeling like a breakdown on the verge
First we on good terms, then you on my last nerves
Got my back just aching, my shoes is all tight
It's too complex when we choose to do it right
It's wrong, one minute you a soldier strong
Then you trying a route talking about it's over and gone

I've been wondering about the complexity
Of what we have it shouldn't be
More
Just can't see
More

When your boyfriend's in town, it's bound to be trouble, Love
His name Black, and he known to be a lover of
Getting it on with my smoker's jacket on
Eyes racing back and forth listening to Chaka Khan
Trying to figure the cause why you always acting off
like I'm slacking off
Maybe our signal's getting crossed
For the case Love, you feel like you making a waste of
Your precious time you need to get a taste of
Some space to breathe, a moment as friends
We should've felt ourselves slipping into it again
'Cause it's like off and on, on and off
Passion, lost and found, found and lost
Clashing, asking for nothing but understanding
Your hearts made of glass, use care when handling
Girl, all in all I never leave you stranded
'Cause my respect you commanded, you figure it out

I've been wondering about the complexity
Of what we have it shouldn't be
More
Just can't see
More

When your boyfriend's in town, it's bound to be trouble, Love
His name Black, and he known to be a lover of
Getting it on with my smoker's jacket on
Eyes racing back and forth listening to Chaka Khan
Trying to figure the cause why you always acting off
like I'm slacking off
Maybe our signal's getting crossed
For the case Love, you feel like you making a waste of
Your precious time you need to get a taste of
Some space to breathe, a moment as friends
We should've felt ourselves slipping into it again
'Cause it's like off and on, on and off
Passion, lost and found, found and lost
Clashing, asking for nothing but understanding
Your hearts made of glass, use care when handling
Girl, all in all I never leave you stranded
'Cause my respect you commanded, you figure it out

I've been wondering about the complexity
Of what we have it shouldn't be
More
Just can't see
More

I used to come into the party and stand around
'Cause I was kinda too shy to really get down
I used to play the corner and watch the scene
Deep down knowing I wanted to find me a queen
And I could feel that in my stomach and up in my chest
Because I knew a lot of women, and some was fresh
But then I found you girl, and just like me
You had a heart that was yearning to be set free
Now listen, see you and me we need to take the time
To erase any doubt that's inside your mind
It's not a mountain that I'm ever too tired to climb
And who's counting, but I know at least a thousand times
I let you know I'm here for you, care for you, and confide in you
Break bread, share with you, and provide for you
And that's full time, it's no 9 to 5 with you
That's why I'm trying to work it out with you, it's gonna work

I've been wondering about the complexity
Of what we have it shouldn't be
More
Just can't see
More

When your boyfriend's in town, it's bound to be trouble, Love
His name Black, and he known to be a lover of
Getting it on with my smoker's jacket on
Eyes racing back and forth listening to Chaka Khan
Trying to figure the cause why you always acting off
like I'm slacking off
Maybe our signal's getting crossed
For the case Love, you feel like you making a waste of
Your precious time you need to get a taste of
Some space to breathe, a moment as friends
We should've felt ourselves slipping into it again
'Cause it's like off and on, on and off
Passion, lost and found, found and lost
Clashing, asking for nothing but understanding
Your hearts made of glass, use care when handling
Girl, all in all I never leave you stranded
'Cause my respect you commanded, you figure it out

I've been wondering about the complexity
Of what we have it shouldn't be
More
Just can't see
More

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What's the matter with your life
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Did he put your million dollar check
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What's the matter with your life
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4th track off Robert Glasper Experiment’s album, Black Radio 2. The track features R&B singer Jill Scott. It is their first collaboration.

you always come
you always answer calls
when I call, you come.
you always answer my calls, when I call
you always come.
you always answer my calls, when I call
you always come.
you always answer my calls, when I call
you always come.

I don't even have to question
if it's real or not,
you're right there, all times
even when my car brooked down in the parking lot.
you were there, you didn't start out
or hesitate, you come to my rescue once again.
Liked that.

you always answer calls
when I call, you come.
you always answer my calls, when I call
you always come.
you always answer my calls, when I call
you always come.
you always answer my calls, when I call
you always come.

locked up, them there
it's a beautiful man with a kind heart,
and a multiple degree in leaves
we took a ride to the nearest open air,
didn't have a spear
and now we're here.
talking 'bout the last bottle of Chard'
of a longest good night.

you always answer calls

when I call, you come.
you always answer my calls, when I call
you always come.
you always answer my calls, when I call
you always come.
you always answer my calls, when I call
you always come.

even when my friends at the party
and everybody's around me
I don't feel,
still lonely.
you come to mine
I see them eyes, I see them smile
and I'm alright for a little while longer.

you always answer calls
when I call, you come.
you always answer my calls, when I call
you always come.
you always answer my calls, when I call
you always come.
you always answer my calls, when I call
you always come.

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Reply #10 posted 11/07/17 5:44am

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Here's one of my faves from, "Who is Jill Scott?"...

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I thought this joint was a sleeper. Not meant for radio but an album cut that kept me coming back for it's hypnotic groove and ever smooth vocals from Ms. Scott.

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It's so funny hearing how she studied Prince because I always love how she's limitless with her voice and style. Jill can sing whatever the hell she wants.

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Reply #11 posted 11/07/17 5:53am

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And of course, there's nothing like Jill Sexy...

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I fucking love her! clapping

2010: Healing the Wounds of the Past.... http://prince.org/msg/8/325740
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Reply #13 posted 11/07/17 8:54am

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Wow thank you Jill!! Love her. Does she have a Greatest Hits album out by now? I loved "Woman" as well. A great album release the year before. "The Closure" had me cracking up.

Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
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I love Jill very much. But currently, my grandson has taken to singing the Le Boom Vente Suite several times a day, starting early in the morning until bedtime. With a very healthy set of lungs. It's been going on for weeks now. sigh


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Jill's the woman, though.

“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
― T.S. Eliot

“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
― T.S. Eliot
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morningsong said:

I love Jill very much. But currently, my grandson has taken to singing the Le Boom Vente Suite several times a day, starting early in the morning until bedtime. With a very healthy set of lungs. It's been going on for weeks now. sigh


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Jill's the woman, though.

awwwwww lol

What's the matter with your life
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Musicslave said:

Here's one of my faves from, "Who is Jill Scott?"...

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I thought this joint was a sleeper. Not meant for radio but an album cut that kept me coming back for it's hypnotic groove and ever smooth vocals from Ms. Scott.

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It's so funny hearing how she studied Prince because I always love how she's limitless with her voice and style. Jill can sing whatever the hell she wants.

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This was one of the standouts for me when I first got the album. I listened to this one more than everything on the album. But such a great album beginning to end

Slowly, surely, I'll walk away from
That old desperate and tainted love

Caught up in a maze of love, the crazy, crazy love
Thought it was good, thought it was real
Thought it was, but it wasn't love

I just don't know where I should go

So, slowly, surely, I'll walk away from
Self-serving, undeserving, 'constantly hurting me' love
Deserting me love, you said, I said, we said

But, slowly, surely, I'll walk away from
Confusing love, misusing love, abusing love
This can't be
Slowly, surely, I'll walk away from
Self-serving, undeserving, 'constantly hurting me' love

I just don't know where I should go, no
I just don't know, know, know, know
Where I should go

So, slowly, surely, I'll walk away from
That old desperate and dazed love

Caught up in the maze of love, the crazy craze of love
Thought it was good, thought it was real
Thought it was but it wasn't love

I just don't know where to go

So, slowly, surely, I'll walk away from
I'll walk away from
Slowly, surely, I'll walk away from love
Lonely, surely one step at a time
But surely, I will pass the old love aside
And love me

Slowly, surely, I'll walk away from
Slowly, surely, I'll walk away from desperating days love
Caught up in the maze love
Crazy, crazy, crazy love

Slowly surely, I'll walk away from
Slowly surely, I'll walk away from
Slowly surely, I'll walk away from

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Check out this DJ house mix of Jill Scott songs

DJ Spivey does some smooth mixes

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Jill Scott's version of Randy Crawfords 'Street Life'?

...forget it, let's call it a day, its a wrap.

"It means finding the very human narrative of a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, non-violence, the pitfalls of acclaim as the perils of rejection" – Lesley Hazleton on the first muslim, the prophet.
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One of the best to ever do it.


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"It means finding the very human narrative of a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, non-violence, the pitfalls of acclaim as the perils of rejection" – Lesley Hazleton on the first muslim, the prophet.
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There are way too many great songs by Jill Scott to list.
It all starts here though, This also happens to be one of the best songs of all time.
"It means finding the very human narrative of a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, non-violence, the pitfalls of acclaim as the perils of rejection" – Lesley Hazleton on the first muslim, the prophet.
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A few of my favorite Jill Scott songs.

Not Like Crazy

Wanna Be Loved

Honey Molasses

Beautiful Love
"It means finding the very human narrative of a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, non-violence, the pitfalls of acclaim as the perils of rejection" – Lesley Hazleton on the first muslim, the prophet.
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Reply #22 posted 11/14/17 4:27pm

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Really love Jilli from Phili...she's just on another level...

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morningsong said:

I love Jill very much. But currently, my grandson has taken to singing the Le Boom Vente Suite several times a day, starting early in the morning until bedtime. With a very healthy set of lungs. It's been going on for weeks now. sigh


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Jill's the woman, though.

lol

Lady Cab Driver is one of the greatest songs ever!
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I love Jill Scott. Since day 1. She's one of the few artists who I will buy every album upon release. Although, I wasn't a big fan of 'Woman', I look forward to every new release.

Lady Cab Driver is one of the greatest songs ever!
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OldFriends4Sale said:

the ROOTS featuring Jill Scott

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Jill Scott also wrote on You Got Me, Erykah Badu ended up on the single/album version for better visibility when The Roots crew were about to hit the "big time".

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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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I love Jill Scott. Since day 1. She's one of the few artists who I will buy every album upon release. Although, I wasn't a big fan of 'Woman', I look forward to every new release.

I need to hear that one again. I missed it

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hausofmoi7 said:

Jill Scott's version of Randy Crawfords 'Street Life'? ...forget it, let's call it a day, its a wrap.

I love Street Life by Randy Crawford and the Crusaders

I'm clicking this one on now... thank you

What's the matter with your life
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fan art by Adrienne Norris

What's the matter with your life
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