Meshell Ndegeocello Ventriloquism

Ventriloquism

Meshell Ndegeocello

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Released on March 16, 2018 by Naive

Main artist: Meshell Ndegeocello

Genre: Soul/Funk/R&B

Distinctions: 4F de Télérama (May 2018)

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Album : 1 disk - 11 tracks Total length : 00:53:29

  1. 1 I Wonder If I Take You Home

    Meshell Ndegeocello, Performer - Hugh Clarke, Composer, Writer - Paul George, Composer, Writer - Curtis Bedeau, Composer, Writer - Gerard Charles, Composer, Writer - Brian George, Composer, Writer - Lucien George, Composer, Writer Copyright : Naïve, a division of Believe Naïve, a division of Believe

  2. 2 Nite and Day

    Meshell Ndegeocello, Performer - Albert Joseph Brown III, Composer, Writer - Kyle West, Composer, Writer Copyright : Naïve, a division of Believe Naïve, a division of Believe

  3. 3 Sometimes It Snows in April

    Meshell Ndegeocello, Performer - Prince, Composer, Writer - Wendy Melvoin, Composer, Writer - Lisa Coleman, Composer, Writer Copyright : Naïve, a division of Believe Naïve, a division of Believe

  4. 4 Waterfalls

    Meshell Ndegeocello, Performer - Marqueze Ethridge, Composer, Writer - Lisa Nicole Lopes, Composer, Writer - Patrick L. Brown, Composer, Writer - Raymon Ameer Murray, Composer, Writer - Rico Renard Wade, Composer, Writer Copyright : Naïve, a division of Believe Naïve, a division of Believe

  5. 5 Atomic Dog 2017

    Meshell Ndegeocello, Performer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Shider Garrett Clinton, Composer, Writer - David Lee Spradley, Composer, Writer Copyright : Naïve, a division of Believe Naïve, a division of Believe

  6. 6 Sensitivity

    Meshell Ndegeocello, Performer - James Harris III, Composer, Writer - Terry Lewis, Composer, Writer Copyright : Naïve, a division of Believe Naïve, a division of Believe

  7. 7 Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)

    Meshell Ndegeocello, Performer - James Harris III, Composer, Writer - Terry Lewis, Composer, Writer Copyright : Naïve, a division of Believe Naïve, a division of Believe

  8. 8 Tender Love

    Meshell Ndegeocello, Performer - James Harris III, Composer, Writer - Terry Lewis, Composer, Writer Copyright : Naïve, a division of Believe Naïve, a division of Believe

  9. 9 Don't Disturb This Groove

    Meshell Ndegeocello, Performer - David Martin Frank, Composer, Writer - Michael Austin Murphy, Composer, Writer Copyright : Naïve, a division of Believe Naïve, a division of Believe

  10. 10 Private Dancer

    Meshell Ndegeocello, Performer - Mark Knopfler, Composer, Writer Copyright : Naïve, a division of Believe Naïve, a division of Believe

  11. 11 Smooth Operator (Meshell Ndegeocello Version)

    Meshell Ndegeocello, Performer - Helen Sade Adu, Composer, Writer - Raymond William St John, Composer, Writer Copyright : Naïve, a division of Believe Naïve, a division of Believe

About

Throughout his albums, you quickly understand that Meshell Ndegeocello was more than a Prince-ss. It’s easier to just see in this amazing singer, bass player and songwriter the female counterpart of the small genius from Minneapolis… For a quarter of a century, she has created the perfect alchemy between jazz, soul, rock, pop, funk, new wave and hip-hop, a true custard pie that is usually indigestible when tried by her competitors. With her, free as a bird never rang so true. It’s only logical, as this is the meaning of Ndegeocello in Swahili… Her 2018 batch sounds like a return to the groove roots; Meshell entertains herself by revisiting songs from the masters of the genre (Prince, TLC, George Clinton, Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Sade) and also from some forgotten names (Force MDs, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Surface, Al B. Sure!).

Recorded in Los Angeles with her faithful Chris Bruce (guitar), Abraham Rounds (drums) and Jebin Bruni (keyboards), the aptly-named Ventriloquism is much more than a simple “cover album”. Stripped-down of their sometimes dated original sound, her songs are completely restored with care and taste by a Meshell that is as inspired as ever (TLC’s Waterfalls sounds like some Neil Young!) and yet beset by a rather dark personal touch. “The year around the recording of this album was so disorienting and dispiriting for me personally and for so many people I know and spoke to all the time. I looked for a way to make something that was light while things around me were so dark, a musical place to go that reminded me of another, brighter time.” This sensation of plenitude can be redeeming, and also kind of beautiful. All of that exudes from Ventriloquism, the strong work of an upstanding as ever and really unique artist. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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