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Leela James

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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

    Neo-Soul

    Neo-Soul
    3 songs

Albums by
Leela James

Top Songs by
Leela James

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