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Leela James

Like almost all other musicians hit with the neo-soul tag, the primary inspirations of Leela James -- a gritty-voiced singer and songwriter born in Los Angeles, California -- dated no later than the late '70s; Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, and Tina Turner were regularly cited. Her debut album, very much a throwback affair, involved assistance from a range of noted studio rats from the fields of rap and R&B, including Kanye West, Raphael Saadiq, James Poyser, Chucky Thompson, and Wyclef Jean. The album, titled A Change Is Gonna Come (a definite reference to Sam Cooke), was released in late 2005 and peaked just outside the Top 40 of Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Despite poor sales, the album fared well enough to earn James nominations for the 2006 Soul Train Music Awards and the same year's NAACP Image Awards. After splitting from Warner Bros., the singer landed on the roster of Shanachie and recorded one of the label's more inspired all-cover sets, Let's Do It Again, released in 2009. The same year, she contributed to "Walk with Me," a highlight on Moby's Wait for Me album. She switched to Stax for 2010's My Soul, which featured some of her own songwriting input and peaked in the R&B/Hip-Hop Top Ten. A return to Shanachie yielded 2012's Loving You More...In the Spirit of Etta James -- a release more adventurous than the title indicated. She switched to J&T for her fifth album, the 2014 release Fall for You. ~ Andy Kellman
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Stations Featuring
Leela James

    R&B and Soul Mix

    R&B and Soul Mix
    4 songs


    3 songs

Albums by
Leela James

Top Songs by
Leela James

  1.   Song
  2.   Fall for You
  3.   Tell Me You Love Me
  4.   Set Me Free
  5.   A Change Is Gonna Come
  6.   Say That by Anthony Hamilton
  7.   My Joy
  8.   Music
  9.   Soul Food
  10.   Miss You
  11.   Let It Roll
  12.   Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
  13.   I'd Rather Go Blind
  14.   When You Love Somebody
  15.   Clean Up Woman
  16.   Something's Got a Hold on Me
  17.   The Fact Is
  18.   Save Me
  19.   So Good
  20.   Rain
  21.   Say That
  22.   Everything
  23.   I Want to Ta-Ta You Baby
  24.   It Hurts Me So Much
  25.   I Try
  26.   Baby I'm Scared Of You
  27.   Give It
  28.   Soul Will Never Die
  29.   I'd Rather Be With You
  30.   Didn't I
  31.   Who's Gonna Love You More
  32.   At Last
  33.   Old School Kind of Love
  34.   Damn Your Eyes
  35.   I'm Loving You More Every Day
  36.   Mr. Incredible Ms. Unforgettable
  37.   I Ain't New to This
  38.   You Know How To Love Me
  39.   Simply Beautiful
  40.   Let's Do It Again
  41.   It's A Man's Man's Man's World
  42.   Good Time
  43.   Stay with Me
  44.   Sunday Kind of Love
  45.   Nobody Loves You Like Me
  46.   So Cold
  47.   I Want It All
  48.   I Want To Know What Love Is
  49.   Long Time Coming
  50.   Prayer
  51.   It's Alright
  52.   Don't Speak
  53.   Ghetto
  54.   Supa Luva
  55.   If It's Wrong
  56.   Mistreating Me
  57.   Intro
  58.   Party All Night
  59.   It's Over
  60.   Do Me Right
  61.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  62.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  63.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  64.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  65.   Changes Is Gonna Come

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