New Track: Meshell Ndegeocello – “Be My Husband” + MP3 & New Nina Simone Tribute Album


The marvelous Meshell Ndegeocello will be making her 10th studio album a dedication to the timeless Nina Simone. Called Pour une âme souveraine (“For a sovereign soul”), Meshell and her band rework several of Nina’s classics. The guest lineup is quite drool-worthy as well, which you can find in the tracklist below. As Meshell describes it, the album is “a dedication to Nina Simone and her incredible influence but it is also a dedication to the single, interior life we all experience.”

Also below, enjoy “Be My Husband” featuring Valerie June as a free download.

Pour une âme souveraine Track List
1. Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
2. Suzanne
3. Real Real feat. Toshi Reagon
4. House of the Rising Sun feat. Toshi Reagon
5. Turn Me On
6. Feelin’ good
7. Don’t Take All Night feat. Sinead O’Connor
8. Nobody’s Fault But Mine feat. Lizz Wright
9. Be My Husband feat. Valerie June
10. Black is the Color of My True Loves Hair feat. Valerie June
11. See Line Woman feat. Tracy Wannomae
12. Either Way I Lose
13. To Be Young, Gifted and Black feat. Cody ChesnuTT
14. Four Women

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New Track: Cody Chesnutt – “That’s Still Mama” + Video


Now 10 years since the release of Headphone Masterpiece, Atlanta singer Cody Chesnutt is preparing to release his sophomore album Landing On A Hundred in October. In efforts to once again self release his album, he is inviting his supporters to help via a Kickstarter campaign.

Ten years wiser, Cody’s topic matter on the new album will delve deeper to cover a myriad of real life topics in his now expected style of candor. The title itself holds to this honesty, in fact being derived from the saying “keeping it one hundred.” The album was recorded with a ten-piece band at Royal Studios in Memphis, the same place that housed recordings by Al Green, Buddy Guy and Ike & Tina Turner.

Below, stream his newest single “That’s Still Mama” and after that peep the video for a live studio session recording of “Everybody’s Brother.” This all is sounding mighty promising – can’t wait for more!

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