Sunday, July 29, 2007
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Ledisi
Song:In The Morning
Album:Lost and Found
Ledisi is a young R &B/jazz singer set to make a big splash with her major label debut next month. Her name is Ledisi Young and she sang with the New Orleans Symphony at age 8. Her mom sang in local bands. The family moved to Oakland, CA and Ledisi followed her mom's lead. She performed in a San Francisco cabaret called Beach Blanket Babylon. Ledisi formed a band with songwriter pianist Sundra Manning. They got a lot of acclaim locally but were unable to get a record deal so they released the CD Soulsinger themselves in 2000. Ledisi also performed on the Earth, Wind & Fire tribute CD and the Ella Fitzgerald tribute CD & PBS special We Love Ella. She has finally signed with Verve and Lost and Found will be released in August. Sundra Manning continues write and produce with Ledisi and veteran producer Rex Rideout adds that smooth jazz vibe they will need to sell it to jazz fans. I like what I've heard from Ledisi so far and I'm looking forward to more. Here's Ledisi performing Blues In The Night from the PBS special We Love Ella. Take 6 is also on this.