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Ledisi is tagged as: neo-soul, soul, jazz, female vocalists, neo soul

Ledisi hails, originally, from New Orleans, but grew up mainly in Oakland.
She and her band are from a new breed of modern soul singers (that fall into the New Organic Soul movement in the U.K.) that do not bow to the formulated ‘pop’ format that permeates the national charts of the U.K. and the U.S.A.
Her mother sang in an R & B band and opened her daughter’s ears to classical music, then to jazz and gospel.
‘My mother is an inspiration to me because she was an R & B singer when I was growing up, and I’d watch her perform in the park by our house. I grew up on Earth, Wind and Fire. Tina Turner is my favorite’.
As a teenager Ledisi first sang in a friend’s band, but soon realised she’d have to form her own if she was going to get the creative freedom she desired.
She formed the group Anibade.
The band consisted of:
Sundra Manning (keyboards)
Cedrickke Dennis (guitar)
Nelson Braxton (bass)
Wayne Braxton (saxophone)
and Tommy Bradford on (drums)
Anibade means ‘my mother is great’ in Yoruba and also happens to be Ledisi’s middle name.
The band the group performed at several nightspots including Bruno’s, The Black Cat, and Rasselas, in the San Francisco area before, successfully, gettin...
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Think Of You
In The Morning
Best Friend
I Tried
Get To Know You
Been Here (Intro)
Upside Down
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Top 10 Ledisi Albums
Lost And Found
It's Christmas
Turn Me Loose
Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue
Soul Singer
Turn Me Loose/It's Christmas
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