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Thread started 10/23/14 2:00am

LIBRA

Morgan James Call My Name

Morgan James is showing why she’s a Juilliard School graduate!

The singer-songwriter takes on Prince’s “Call My Name,” giving it a soulful, eclectic makeover, while showing off her pristine and beefy vocal chops. If this cover doesn’t stir your musical taste buds, we don’t know what will… she’s amazing!

Currently signed to Epic, James released her Nina Simone-inspired debut album, Morgan James Live, in December 2012 and followed up in 2014 with the new, all-original studio release, Hunter.

Not bad at all...

http://singersroom.com/content/2014-09-03/Morgan-James-Call-My-Name-Prince-Cover/

How do you post the vid??

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Reply #1 posted 10/23/14 3:25am

NouveauDance

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I totally read that as 'What's My Name' and thought "wow, that's an interesting song to cover!"

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Reply #2 posted 10/23/14 7:21am

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Excellent singer, excellent cover
"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #3 posted 10/23/14 8:08am

BobGeorge909

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That was GREAT! She did one of my faves MORE than justice.
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Reply #4 posted 10/23/14 8:18am

Noodled24

Better than the original imo

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Reply #5 posted 10/23/14 8:22am

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It a nice cover and cool to see some of his latest material being covered
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Reply #6 posted 10/24/14 1:43am

robertgeorge

This is an unbelieveable cover. Prince this is the first artist on your duets album. What a beautiful gem of a song reflecting the light of this talented shining soulful voice. The horn part is cool too.

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Reply #7 posted 10/24/14 3:28am

nosajd

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i dig it, pretty dayum good cover... certainly better than the Aretha's NCTU

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Reply #8 posted 10/24/14 6:46am

BobGeorge909

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nosajd said:

i dig it, pretty dayum good cover... certainly better than the Aretha's NCTU


I second that.
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Reply #9 posted 10/24/14 7:15am

linus4000

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Really a fantastic cover....call my name was always one of my favourite Prince songs of the last years...

She has a powerful voice and the arrangement is great....And check out the video to the song...

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Reply #10 posted 10/24/14 9:06am

Hanklin

Beautiful

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Reply #11 posted 11/10/14 9:16am

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http://youknowigotsoul.co...g-broadway

YouKnowIGotSoul: “Call My Name” is the current single, and a Prince cover. What drew you to want to cover that song?

Morgan James: I’m a huge Prince fan and I had been singing “Call My Name” for several years. I sang it in the first show I ever did. It’s been in my body a long time. I arranged it and I just love it. I love it from a woman’s perspective; I think it’s very intimate and tender. His lyrics are very romantic and appeal to me. I played it for LA Reid and he loved it and he knew that it probably was not going to be approved because Prince doesn’t approve a lot of songs; he doesn’t like people covering his songs. His lawyer said no and we initially released “Hunter” without “Call My Name” on it. Finally LA Reid basically called Prince and asked him to listen to it and he did and he got right back to him and said he loved it; so we had clearance. We took it to radio immediately, we pulled the other version of “Hunter” so we could add “Call My Name” and that’s why “Hunter” is coming out in a month. Everything kinda changed with “Call My Name” because we took it to WBLS, they started playing it, and “Heart & Soul” started playing it and it’s had a life of its own. I feel really, really blessed that Prince gave me his blessing.

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Reply #12 posted 11/10/14 10:03am

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The video is great.

Now I got to play my 3121, haven't done that in a while.

No More Haters on the Internet.
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Reply #13 posted 11/10/14 8:41pm

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Always loved this song...standout on Musicology for sure

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Reply #14 posted 11/11/14 3:27am

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littlemissG said:

The video is great.

Now I got to play my 3121, haven't done that in a while.

3121?

Everybody stop on the 1...GOOD GOD! Uhh!
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Reply #15 posted 11/11/14 1:36pm

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Bambi82 said:

littlemissG said:

The video is great.

Now I got to play my 3121, haven't done that in a while.

3121?

Musicology. Discovered my mistake when I went to play it.

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Reply #16 posted 11/11/14 2:02pm

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LIBRA said:

Morgan James is showing why she’s a Juilliard School graduate!

The singer-songwriter takes on Prince’s “Call My Name,” giving it a soulful, eclectic makeover, while showing off her pristine and beefy vocal chops. If this cover doesn’t stir your musical taste buds, we don’t know what will… she’s amazing!

Currently signed to Epic, James released her Nina Simone-inspired debut album, Morgan James Live, in December 2012 and followed up in 2014 with the new, all-original studio release, Hunter.

Not bad at all...

http://singersroom.com/co...nce-Cover/

How do you post the vid??

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Beautiful.

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #17 posted 11/11/14 2:20pm

kimberly1

WOWWW!!

Thought I was dreaming again when the alarm clock went off and I heard this version on the Steve Harvey show.

First, wish this was my girl Teena Marie.

Love that there's a bandwagon of singers (who are REALLY good) will start to record Prince covers. More recognition for him. STAY CHOOSEY PRINCE!

ThankUPrince!
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