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NeoSoul

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Esperanza Spalding

Amazon has Esperanza Spalding's album on sale at:

http://www.amazon.com/Esperanza/dp/B0019BY6CC/neosoulbooks

What did you think of her performance of If I was Your Girlfriend?

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Reply #1 posted 08/12/10 12:24pm

macadamia

Great ! I wish she was (his girlfriend) wink

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Reply #2 posted 08/12/10 12:31pm

ernestsewell

Might be the wrong forum.

However - her cover of IIWYG is probably the BEST cover I've ever heard of a Prince song, hands down. She needs to put it to record.

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Reply #3 posted 08/12/10 12:45pm

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What I love about her IIWYG cover is how understated yet accomplished the performance and musicianship are. If only the bass was heavier in the mix. cool

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Reply #4 posted 08/12/10 12:45pm

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i bought it for 2 Euros in the record store here in Germany...the CD shop was going out of buisness and it cost 7,00€ minus 80% off

boogie Bounce party y'all nutty
Like the wall of Berlin woot!
It's going down people -(5.7.2010) wall
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Reply #5 posted 08/12/10 1:09pm

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Are you all referring to the BET performance?

I thought that all of them were a bit flat on the vocals,

except for the first one... what's her name who did Let's Go Crazy, and Patti Labelle who was in key and had a strong voice, even if you hate her fake echoes.

But If I was your Girlfriend was kind of struggling vocally. Weak in that live performance.

And Alicia Keys couldn't get into any high notes for emphasis and it made the song Adore a bit dead. I just watched it again a few days ago.

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Reply #6 posted 08/12/10 1:39pm

SHOCKADELICA1

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ernestsewell said:

Might be the wrong forum.

yeahthat

And...I'm not impressed by her.

"Bring friends, bring your children and bring foot spray 'cause it's gon' be funky." ~ Prince

A kiss on the lips, is betta than a knife in the back ~ Sheila E

Darkness isn't the absence of light, it's the absence of U ~ Prince
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Reply #7 posted 08/12/10 8:42pm

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Yo, I LOVE this lady.

Seriously...just check out Fall In from her debut album. Hauntingly beautiful.

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Reply #8 posted 08/12/10 8:51pm

bashraka

I wish this woman was my wife. She's beautiful, stunningly gorgeous, effervescent, sassy and naturally fine, but I digress. I hope she adds "If I Was Your Girlfriend" into her set. For, one thing she can introduce that song into her set, to win over more fans who aren't familar with her original music. Secondly, Prince digs anyone female artist who can play his musis, make it their own, without taking too much creative liberties. Her Chamber Society album, I was very impressed by. This girl, could be jazz's equivalent to Erykah Badu: challenging and fun at the same time.

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Reply #9 posted 08/13/10 12:12pm

Graycap23

macadamia said:

Great ! I wish she was (his girlfriend) wink

Prince? That skinny MF with the high voice?

She needs 2 pay me a visit......razz

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Reply #10 posted 08/13/10 1:22pm

macadamia

she has Grace from within her bones....Simply elegant

(elegance is rare and natural)

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Reply #11 posted 08/13/10 1:50pm

Ottensen

SHOCKADELICA1 said:

ernestsewell said:

Might be the wrong forum.

yeahthat

And...I'm not impressed by her.

Surely, you jest hmm


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Reply #12 posted 08/13/10 1:54pm

Ottensen

ernestsewell said:

Might be the wrong forum.

However - her cover of IIWYG is probably the BEST cover I've ever heard of a Prince song, hands down. She needs to put it to record.

Love Esperanza, and I am indeed a fan of her work, but that was not her best musical moment. She had pitch problems all throughout that performance, which was frustrating for me because she's usually such a beast.

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Reply #13 posted 08/13/10 3:24pm

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shes awesome wink

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Reply #14 posted 08/13/10 3:29pm

Identity

The above clip is about the making of her latest disc, Chamber Music Society.

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Reply #15 posted 08/13/10 5:35pm

BlaqueKnight

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SHOCKADELICA1 said:

ernestsewell said:

Might be the wrong forum.

yeahthat

And...I'm not impressed by her.

Yeah, because there are so many people who sing and play upright at the same time sooo much better than her, and... rolleyes

And who gives a shit about a Prince tribute? She does much more complex music on her own and executes it perfectly.

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Reply #16 posted 08/13/10 6:24pm

macadamia

A true Beauty !

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Reply #17 posted 08/13/10 8:55pm

SHOCKADELICA1

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BlaqueKnight said:

SHOCKADELICA1 said:

yeahthat

And...I'm not impressed by her.

Yeah, because there are so many people who sing and play upright at the same time sooo much better than her, and... rolleyes

And who gives a shit about a Prince tribute? She does much more complex music on her own and executes it perfectly.

Again...LIKE I said... I am not impressed rolleyes

"Bring friends, bring your children and bring foot spray 'cause it's gon' be funky." ~ Prince

A kiss on the lips, is betta than a knife in the back ~ Sheila E

Darkness isn't the absence of light, it's the absence of U ~ Prince
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Reply #18 posted 08/13/10 11:18pm

Ottensen

SHOCKADELICA1 said:

BlaqueKnight said:

Yeah, because there are so many people who sing and play upright at the same time sooo much better than her, and... rolleyes

And who gives a shit about a Prince tribute? She does much more complex music on her own and executes it perfectly.

Again...LIKE I said... I am not impressed rolleyes

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Reply #19 posted 08/14/10 4:22am

macadamia

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Reply #20 posted 08/14/10 4:24am

macadamia

She is Beautiful and Pretty , and then she's got the divine original human shape...natural slim, gorgeous lady !

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Reply #21 posted 08/14/10 9:05am

ernestsewell

SHOCKADELICA1 said:

ernestsewell said:

Might be the wrong forum.

yeahthat

And...I'm not impressed by her.

As a musician, I was highly impressed with her playing on the BET awards, although it was just a pop song opposed to a jazz song. Her voice is great, too. She has a beautiful aura about her. It was a great juxtaposition from the craziness that was Janelle Monae in the song before that. They were the two highlights.

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Reply #22 posted 08/14/10 1:52pm

macadamia

[img:$uid]http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff211/edmouk/2480739829_485c5158e2.jpg[/img:$uid]

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Reply #23 posted 08/14/10 5:24pm

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i like her smile she is a true artist

lotta jazz influence

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Reply #24 posted 08/14/10 7:32pm

BlaqueKnight

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SHOCKADELICA1 said:

BlaqueKnight said:

Yeah, because there are so many people who sing and play upright at the same time sooo much better than her, and... rolleyes

And who gives a shit about a Prince tribute? She does much more complex music on her own and executes it perfectly.

Again...LIKE I said... I am not impressed rolleyes

Berkley was impressed. She's one of the youngest professors in their history. lol

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Reply #25 posted 08/15/10 10:36am

Abdul

macadamia said:

She is Beautiful and Pretty , and then she's got the divine original human shape...natural slim, gorgeous lady !

And she's a very talented artist, she's the total package IMO

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Reply #26 posted 08/15/10 11:44pm

Ottensen

PicklesMcMillan said:

i like her smile she is a true artist

lotta jazz influence

Well she is a jazz artist...who's an instructor at the Berkelee School of Music, which is our premiere academic institution for jazz in the country...so you could say jazz is definitely her thing lol

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Reply #27 posted 08/16/10 5:29am

macadamia

NeoSoul said:

Amazon has Esperanza Spalding's album on sale at:

http://www.amazon.com/Esperanza/dp/B0019BY6CC/neosoulbooks

What did you think of her performance of If I was Your Girlfriend?

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Reply #28 posted 08/16/10 6:01am

JackieBlue

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I dig her alot. Really liked her performance at the White House awhile back.

Been gone for a minute, now I'm back with the jump off
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Reply #29 posted 08/16/10 6:41am

macadamia

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I dig her alot. Really liked her performance at the White House awhile back.

yea , talk about BRILLIANT....GLOWING .....MAGNIFICENT star.

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