Leela James Releases My Soul, MP3 + Full Album Stream

Leela JamesStax debut, My Soul, opens with the churning “Ain’t New To This,” a proud and defiant declaration of survival in the minefield known as the music business; and the bouncy “Party All Night,” penned by James and produced by Carl “Chucky” Thompson, who previously worked with Leela on 2005’s A Change Is Gonna Come.

Thompson also handled the production of “Mr. Incredible, Ms. Unforgettable,” a sultry duet between James and vocalist Raheem DeVaughn. “Raheem and I are good friends, and we’d been talking for some time about doing something together,” says James. “We finally happened to be in the same place at the same time, and we just made it happen. It really wasn’t something that we planned. It was just something spontaneous that took its own course.”

While James may have been surrounded by talent in the making of My Soul, the record is ultimately her personal statement – not just about the music’s rich past but about its present and its future as well. Her arrival at Stax Records may position her among legends, but she’s well aware that she still has much to do and say.

Link to full album stream and download of “So Cold” after the jump. [Read more...]

Leela James Webisode Premiere: “I Want It All”

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Check out this webisode where Leela James talks about her musical influences and preview the new track “I Want It All” from My Soul, out May 25th. Find more webisodes on Bama Love Soul, Singer’s Room, and soon on Hard Candy.


Remix N’Dambi’s “The World Is a Beat” & Win Cash

ndambi_1N’Dambi, Fusicology & Stax Records are offering a great opportunity for producers and DJs. It’s a remix contest for the hit song “The World Is A Beat” off the album Pink Elephant, and the winner will receive $500 cash c/o the legendary Stax Records.

If you’re interested, fill out an application here and you’ll get the official entry form and separate track parts.

Get crackin’!

N’Dambi – The World Is a Beat

 

 

 

Angie Stone: Jukebox Featured Artist

angie_stoneCheck the jukebox for music off of Angie Stone‘s new album on Stax Records, Unexpected, to be released November 23rd.

R&B/soul luminary Angie Stone has never shied away from pushing her own limits and the limits of her music. With each new recording, with each next step in her career, she has consistently hit the world with something it didn’t see coming. Her new album, Unexpected, encompasses a diversity of styles and influences that Stone has distilled over the years – rap, R&B, soul, funk and more – and weaves them together in a narrative that addresses life’s ups and downs, but ultimately strikes a redemptive chord.

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