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Soulful Sundays: Maysa

My wonderful blog buddy, Tosh Fomby who blogs at Totsy Mae, introduced me to this singer, Maysa Leak. I’d never heard about her

Maysa Leak, photo courtesy of YouTube

before but right away, I felt like I ‘knew’ her. She reminds me of someone else, though I can’t remember who. It’ll come back to me when I’m not trying so hard.

Mayas was born in 1966 in Baltimore, Maryland. She’s been a lead singer for the British jazz/funk/R&B band, Incognito, and counts Chaka Khan as an inspiration.

Besides her work with Incognito, she has several solo albums to her credit.

Here’s her interpretation of All I Do.


Soulful Sundays – Cassandra Wilson

I could listen to Cassandra Wilson all day and not get bored. Her voice soothes, cajoles and stirs something deep within. I’ve been a fan for years but I’ve only seen her once in concert.

Cassandra Wilson photo courtesy of allstarshots

A jazz singer, songwriter, producer and vocalist with an incredible range, Cassandra Wilson blends blues and country easily into her music. She has recorded more than 20 albums and soundtracks and has won several awards, including two Grammys. In 2001, Time Magazine named her “America’s Best Singer.”

Cassandra Wilson was born in Jackson, Mississippi on December 4, 1955.

Give a listen to Until, one of my favorites.





Sources: Wikipedia and

Soulful Sundays: Diana Krall

The first time I heard Canadian singer/songwriter Diana Krall, her voice made me think of someone from another generation not someone who was born in 1964. I loved her voice and phrasing — I was hooked. I bought her CDs as soon as they were released and played them over and over.

Diana Krall photo from the Internet

Ms. Krall has recorded about a dozen CDs. She’s had nine Grammy Award nominations and won three.

Take a listen to her performance of Wonderful, Marvelous and let me know what you think.

It\’s Wonderful