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Grace by Carmen Lundy

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Album Title: Soul To Soul
Label: Afrasia
Released: 2014

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Fiona's Comments

Reminiscent of a George Duke arrangement. Relaxed, calming vocals that reflect the nature of the title.

About the Album

Of special note is the story of the track “Grace,” the result of a meeting with South African vocalist Simphiwe Dana. At the time of the meeting – which coincided with tour dates Lundy and Dana had in Johannesburg and Los Angeles – Lundy was in the process of writing the song on guitar and had been haunted by it for months. She then played the track for Dana who immediately began to sing the melody in her native tongue, and whose contribution to the track on the CD adds yet another dimension to the journey of “Soul To Soul.”

Song Listing

Kindred Spirits; Life Is A Song In Me; Soul To Soul; When Will They Learn; Daybreak; Between Darkness and Dawn; Grace; Grateful Pt. 1; Grateful Pt. 2; Everything I Need; Don’t You Know How I Feel; Sardegna; What’s Your Story, Morning Glory.

Personnel

Carmen Lundy
voice / vocals

Additional Personnel

Carmen Lundy: vocals, guitar, piano (1), Rhodes (11), keyboards (8), drums (12), percussion (1, 6) string arrangements and programming; Patrice Rushen: piano, Rhodes, keyboards; Darryl Hall: acoustic and electric bass; Jamison Ross: drums and percussion; Geri Allen: piano (8, 13) Rhodes (6, 9); Randy Brecker: trumpet (3, 10, 11), flugelhorn (3); Mayra Casales: percussion, congas; Simphiwe Dana: vocals (7); Bennie Maupin: tenor sax, soprano sax (5, 9); Carol Robbins: harp ( 4, 5, 6, 10); Ada Rovatti: tenor sax ( 3, 10); Warren Wolf: vibes (5, 8, 12); Background Vocals: Carmen Lundy, Patrice Rushen, Jamison Ross (2) Mayra Casales (7), Darryl Hall (7), Elisabeth Oei (7).

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Date featured

October 26, 2014

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